Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Salva Espin
Generation Hope is one of the best X-titles being published today. It has a fresh cast, unique feel and has some of the most unique art in Marvel courtesy of Mr. Espin. The book got off to a rocky start due to its thankless job of having to finish a storyline that began over in Uncanny X-men, but once that was over and done with we got some very entertaining stuff. I'm quickly taking a liking to both Teon and Laurie myself and its going to be fun seeing where they take this Hope "hero worship" storyline that seems to be forming the undercurrent of the series. I'm not a fan of the "this story will be talked about for years" bit in the solicit, but Gillen has earned my confidence in his writing. It's the start of a brand new arc, so definitely give this book a try if you haven't yet hopped on board. Check out the preview for the issue here: here.
Writer: Cullen Bunn
I reviewed the first issue of this arc here, and needless to say, this arc of Superman/Batman has been well worth the read. The inclusion of the severely underrated Shadowpact has also livened up the proceedings and, barring a massive letdown of a conclusion, this looks to be a classic arc for the book. This story has the feel of an old school "Elseworlds" type story with its magical Batman and Superman dupes and I honestly wouldn't mind seeing this world revisited once the story reaches its conclusion. The coloring issues present in the first issue of the arc seemed to have cleared up with the second issue and this story was just excellent fun all around (Batman with his own pet dragon!). Check out the preview for this issue here.
Darkwing Duck #11
Writer: Ian Brill
Artist: James Silvani
Darkwing Duck is always a delight to read. It's funny, smart, and a true all-ages pleasure. In a world of morally grey, dubiously heroic "super-heroes" Darkwing and co.'s straightforward heroism is a breath of fresh air. I've praised this book in the past and until something drastic happens, I'll continue to champion it to the masses. Check out the preview for this issue here.