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Chris Bushley

The "DOC's" Top Of The Pile for September 12th, 2012



The "DOC's" Top Of The Pile

By: Chris "DOC" Bushley


( A weekly quick pick of the five titles that should reside at the top of your pull list. IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER! )


I do the research, you reap the reward! Before you head out to your favorite shop today, be sure to add these five titles to your list of goodies! Forget that "apple a day" nonsense, this "DOC's" prescription to good health starts with these top five books of the week!

3024 1.  Batgirl #0:  Gail Simone has been hinting about Batgirl's origin since issue one, especially that fateful night when it was all taken away from her. Well, you won't see how she learned to walk again here, but you will see her heroism in full swing and her first meeting with a certain Knight! Well paced and very rich in characterization, this is a fantastic series!

2.  Avengers Vs. X-Men #11:  This is the single most impressive book of the series. Continuity issues aside -- Cap asks the Hulk to join the Avengers? Wait, isn't he already one in Avengers Assemble? Oh, that one's only about Marvel movie characters? Okay! -- this one gets the heart racing again! Plus, someone gets kill... oh, right --NO SPOILERS! I always forget!

3.  X-O Manowar #5:  One of Valiant's coolest creations comes back in it's flagship title! Enter--Ninjak! Finally, Aric has his hands full when Ninjak is paid to retrieve the X-O armor. But, will the world's deadliest assassin turn it over or keep it for himself?

4.  Batman #0:  A cool tale about Bruce Wayne's first attempts at bringing justice to Gotham, but it's the back-up tale by James Tynion IV and Andy Clarke that makes this book worth while! Revolving around the "Bat family" of characters, we get to see their different perspectives regarding heroism in a single night. Really well done!

5.  He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #2:  Purely for nostalgic reasons, this one continues James Robinson's tale of young Adam and his quest to remember his past. It seems a certain sorcerer has made him forget the man he truly is, but that won't stop him from trying! Not even -- Trapjaw! Let the eighties reign supreme!