The Astro Boys’ Picks – Stuff To Get Excited About

by Yo Snyder

Welcome to the first edition of The Zombie’s Picks. Each week the guys over at Astro Zombie’s Comics will give us the the heads up on what’s hot and what’s not. Also check in each week for news about special offers and events going on at the shop. So what should be on your pull-list this week? Here’s Maxx, one of the managers at Astros to let us know.

From Maxx:

Eastman and Laird’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics
– If you weren’t old enough to be reading comics in 1984, or old enough to
understand that turtles do not usually grow into teenage ninja’s, then I am sad
to say that you missed out on one of the biggest cult classics of the modern
comic era. It’s okay though, I have some good news. IDW is reprinting all of
Eastman and Lairds original series! The best news, it’s all in color for the
first time ever! 

Tom Smith’s Scorpion Studios did an
amazing job coloring the wild and rough art of the original TMNT
series. Every time I turned the page I was blown away by how cool it
looked. Raphael perched on a building breaking into The Shedders
fortress, that first two page title spread with all the turtles leaping into
action, and let’s not forget the best part of all, The Shredder! This is my
can’t miss book of the week! 


and the X-Men
#10 – This is everything that a
tie-in should be. I was honestly a little worried about AvX crossing-over into
this title because I have been in love with this book from about issue #3, and
I was dreading Marvels newest epic swooping in and stalling out the great story
that Jason Aaron was working on. Well, the dread is gone, replaced only by
giddy excitement. 

Cyclops pops up unexpectedly, and
let’s just say he and Wolverine are still not the best of friends, but you can
never underestimate Cyclops. His departure sparks a whole lot of
changes at the Jean Grey School and teases fans with the big question; whose
side will Wolverine ultimately take? Just in case all the action of AvX wasn’t
enough for you, Jason Aaron decided to drop a bomb in the form of a
certain Apocalypse looking student asking Warren Worthington, a.k.a. Angel,
a few questions about his future.