Last time on Week’s End though I was reminded that I should give a Spoiler Warning often for Week’s End. Yes for those reading, you should know that just about every edition of Week’s End will come with spoilers of some kind.
Comic of the Week: Spawn #193
To repeat a statement from the last edition of The Week Begins, some decisions are just too easy. Just about everything in this issue was great, and this is the best issue of Spawn in quite some time. The series has been on a steady rise over the last few months. Definitely the best issue of Endgame for sure.
Runners up: Savage Dragon #150, Batman and Robin #2
Moment of the Week: the Show Must Go On (Batman and Robin #2)
The best part of Batman and Robin #2 was this conversation following Damian’s running off. It’s conversations like this that remind me why Alfred is such an imperative character to the Batman mythos and it’s this twist on Dick as Batman that is making me finally like the transformation.
Runner Up: Captain
Cover(s) of the Week: Captain
This was a very tough decision, trust me. This week had some seriously excellent covers and to pick one was impossible. Looking at all the great covers for Captain
The Hitch cover has an awesome dynamic pose and the scene of war behind Cap looks cool as all hell. The Ross cover (the one I got) has a great use of the two light colors to display a warp like image. Cassidy’s image was just very bold, especially with the colors. The Quesada variant was just very imposing and it looked badass as far as Cap is concerned.
So yeah, 4 awesome covers that win the award since their of the same comic.
Runner Up: Witchblade #128 Luke Ross variant.
Character of the Week: the New Batman
Another tough decision, Clown would have won this award if it weren’t for the final panel of Dick saying “the show must go on” that line just cemented him as the new Batman for me and finally made me really accept it. Morrison has been doing very well on Batman and Robin, not quite perfect, but still strong work and he’s doing a great job with Dick Grayson especially.
Dick’s new take on being Batman is just brilliant. To treat it as a role that he’s acting and that he’s a performer. It makes for an interesting twist on Dick playing Batman rather than just copying him.
Runners up: Clown (Spawn), Sara Pezzini (Witchblade) , Overlord (Savage Dragon)
Artist of the Week: Greg Capullo (Spawn)
Another easy decision. Capullo’s long awaited return to Spawn was well worth it. The man’s brilliant artwork graced issue #193 and he made every page, panel and character look great. Sure there was some minor problems with the coloring, and Capullo did have an odd moment rarely but those can easily be overlooked for the incredible artwork we where treated to this week.
Runner Up: Stjepan Sejic (Witchblade)
The “Whoa” of the Week: Savage Dragon #150 100 pages!
When at my LCS this week I was shocked to see that Savage Dragon was like a TPB, for the cheap price of 6 bucks (it is for a TPB) rather than a comic. That was so awesome. Erik Larsen has to be one of the smartest guys in comics today, first #144’s awesome style of several days on a page, then #148 was for free, now this.
Runner Up: Sara Survives (Witchblade)
The Comic I Wish I Got: Marvel Divas #1
A really good looking comic that’s seemingly getting mixed reviews. Some people love it and call it a quirky great read, others seem to hold a lot of disdain over it. I personally wish I could at least check it out, but with only 10 bucks on me this week I had a limited budget. Oh well, there’s always the collection.
Runner Up: Destroyer #4
A final note, there doesn’t seem to be any comics this week coming out for me, maybe one I’m not noticing, so I probably won’t have a The Week Begins this week.