Weekend Shorts: Picks of the Week

Take a break from the hectic week and cozy up this weekend with our picks of the week. A little DC, a little Marvel and a bit of time travel. All awesome! Let us know what you think in the comments below or on twitter.

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Deathstroke #1 from DC Comics kicks off a new solo series for “the world’s greatest mercenary” that anyone can jump into without any prior knowledge of continuity. It’s not an origin story, but instead throws readers right into action with Slade Wilson (Deathstroke) narrating along and giving readers a glimpse into his mind. It’s a very action-filled issue with lots of bloody fight scenes, so if you like your action fast paced and gory, give this premiere issue a read.  Pick it up at your LCS or at tfaw.com

Check out the rest of our weekend picks after the jump.

 

 

hobgoblin_coverEnjoying Marvel’s Axis Event? We sure are. And we hope to continue the series with the latest appearance of Hobgoblin in this Axis tie-in. The original Hobgoblin, Roderick Kingsley, is back in action. It’s a fun read and enough to keep us wanting more. Pick it up at your LCS or at tfaw.com

 

 

 

 

 

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The Terminator meets Lord of the Rings. Birthright is Image’s new sci-fi, time-traveling, fantasy novel and the first issue is packed with goodness. In the debut issue, you’re taken on a wild ride of emotions as you witness a family’s tragedy, a hero in the making, and are introduced to a whole new world filled with orcs, Fire Trolls and dragons. Not enough for you? The wicked twist at the end will make you say “Take my money, then go back and time, kill me and take my money before I offer it to you!” Then go back IN time. Oh, and Get it at your LCS, or at tfaw.com

 

 

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