Batman: Joker’s Daughter #1 (One-shot)
-Not, we say NOT, written by Anne Nocenti, the writer who handled the Joker’s Daughter Villains Month issue (and for those who read it, you know why we’d mention this)!
-Instead, a better female writer, the up-and-coming Marguerite Bennett (a pupil of Scott Snyder), takes the reins.
-This one-shot issue further explores the twisted origins of the woman calling herself The Joker’s Daughter, as she continues her attempts at controlling the sewers and underground waterways of Gotham City.
-Bennett wrote the rather good Batman Annual #2 from last year as well as the Lobo Villains Month issue, showing a talent for constructing tight, focused done-in-one stories.
-Nathan Edmondson has already delivered a successful All New Marvel NOW! series in the form of Black Widow. What will he do with the Marvel Universe‘s most infamous vigilante?
-Frank Castle needs a change of scenery as he head’s out West. A major crime syndicate has arisen in L.A., and The Punisher is hot on their trail.
-Edmondson excels at espionage tales as well as action narratives (as the first couple issues of Black Widow attest), so his style is perfectly suited to The Punisher.
-Oh, and did we mention that Frank’s not the only one on the hunt? He’s got a mafia hit squad chasing him as he chases their bosses.
Loki, Agent of Asgard #1
-Forget Thor, we all know Loki‘s the real reason anyone goes to see any movie set in Asgard.
-With a brand new body, Loki is more mischievous than ever and ready to put that talent for mischief to good use.
-Al Ewing, who is writing the hell out of Mighty Avengers right now, unleashes his pure fun, classic Marvel style onto the Asgardian section of the universe.
-As an Agent of Asgard, this series will see Loki sent on covert missions, missions that rely on his talent for trickery.
Ms. Marvel #1
-Following in the footsteps of Kelly Sue Deconnick’s cult favorite Captain Marvel series, Ms. Marvel adds another Marvel series written by women for women about women.
-Kamala Khan is an entirely new hero for an All New Marvel NOW! era, both a teenager and a Muslim, Kamala adds some needed diversity to the Marvel Universe.
-A perfect entry point for teen readers, Ms. Marvel finds Kamala trying to balance an overbearing father, new superpowers, and the regular hormonal difficulties of high school.
-G. Willow Wilson (Air, Cairo) and Adrian Alphona (The Runaways, Uncanny X-Force) are, possibly, the most exciting creator pairing in the entire All New Marvel NOW! relaunch!