Here are the picks of the week, what did you pick up this week?
Gotham By Midnight #7
This is one of the most interesting titles DC is putting out right now. This book focuses on the darker crimes to occur in Gotham City, crimes that even Batman doesn't accept. Jim Corrigan leads a small task force against the mystical and occult cases that pop up; it's great to see this corner of the DCU that isn't always in the spotlight. If you're a fan of the Spectre or the creepy/magic part of DC, this is the book for you.
Justice League Gods and Monsters: Batman
I picked this book up solely because Bruce Timm's name was on it. From the guy that brought us Batman the Animated Series and other excellent animated shows/films, this gives us a different take on Batman. This isn't the Batman you're used to, but one that you'll like all the same. Think of this as a prelude to the new animated movie coming out, it's a great read.
Cyborg is in his own on-going series now and it's an excellent start. We always see the machine when he's out fighting bad guys with the Justice League, now we get to see the man and what goes through his head. Something crazy is happening to Cyborg's body and no one at S.T.A.R. Labs is sure what it is. Ivan Reis and Joe Prado give us some phenomenal art to what is shaping up to be a fun series.
Justice League 3001 #2
Giffen and DeMatteis are such a clever writing pair, these issues are always light-hearted and funny. There are great references between Starro and the Justice League. Plus it's super funny seeing Guy be a lady.
The last couple issues of Punisher have been very "real" as far as Frank Castle being a mercenary. Punisher wearing a mask makes the character more intimidating, adding to the scare factor that was already there. They claim this is a last issue, but the way it ended makes me not so sure.
I think it's awesome that Jessica Drew is trying to be relevant on her own instead of being on a team. Plus with a new Jessica Drew comes an awesome new costume. I like that they're pairing her with Ben Ulrich, because you always reference him with Spider-Man or Daredevil. I'm also a sucker for books with female leads.