For one thing, it seems as if Marvel is saving every single Spider-Man title I follow for a single week, so I find myself picking up FF #5, Amazing Spider-Man #664, and Venom #4. Not that I'm complaining, because all of those books have been absolutely top-notch of late. I'm also super excited for Incredible Hulks Annual #1, which will be finishing John Layman's (of Chew fame) epic three annual spanning tale featuring Spider-Man, Deadpool, and the Hulk. The first two parts of this story actually came out, like, over a month ago, so I almost missed this one on the solicitations for the week. I'm glad I ended up finding it.
Over on the DC front, it seems as if they've done the same thing as Marvel, except it's Batman books instead of our friendly neighbourhood webhead. The only difference is that I'm actually more excited for Batman Incorporated #7 and Detective Comics #878. Grant Morrison's run on Batman has been nothing short of legendary, and Scott Snyder's more recent take on the Caped Crusader in Detective is almost as good. Of course, I can't just buy one of Snyder's books, so I'm continuing to pick up my monthly dose of American Vampire with number 16. You'll also note that I'm picking up every single Flashpoint book that's coming out this week. After buying almost every other tie-in, I figured I might as well give the rest of the series a shot (especially since two of these are one-shots).
There is also a healthy dose of smaller company books on my list, as I'm picking up one Dark Horse and two Image books. I've been enjoying Butcher Baker Righteous Maker thus far. It's a superhero book with an attitude unlike most everything else on the stands. I've really enjoyed every single issue of Skullkickers that's come out and have high hopes for number 8. And though I've never bought an issue of Goon, I've read my fair share through library and friend borrowing. I'm excited to see something new after two years away for the series.
You can see all fifteen books I'm buying below.