If you're here in the Panel Discussion programming block, you might be a lapsed comics reader, trying to find a way back to the JLA Satellite. Or you might someone killing time until you pick up your weekly Wednesday pull list. Or maybe you've said goodbye to dozens of longboxes to embrace the promise of digital comics. Whichever it is, you're still interested in the good stuff.
Welcome, then, to the Panel Discussion
Dozen Quintet, where I pick out just-released or out-soon comics that I think are worth paying attention to. Ready? Then, let's meet the sequential art that'll be draining your wallet this week. Be sure to chime in with the books you'll be picking up or that you think everybody should be ready in the comments.
Mass Effect Homeworlds #2
Written by ME3 writers Mac Walters and Patrick Weekes with art by Chris Staggs, the second issue of this tie-in comic focuses on everyone's favorite Quarian. The solicit info promises a story that focuses on discrimination, and I'm hoping that it revisits the tortured history that the Quarians and the Geth share. That allegory was my favorite theme from the Mass Effect series.
Superman Family Adventures #1
I talked earlier today about Lego Batman 2 and how it might pull in younger readers to actual comics. This comic is part of DC's publishing outreach to the same thing and it's a charming bit of Kryptonian adventure that succeds largely due to the goofy plot and cartoony art style. The writer/artist du working on this Super-title previously did the Tiny Titans kids' comic so this should be just as good as that excellent book was.