Happy New Comic Book Day! As always, there are tons of good books in stores today. Some of my recommendations are East of West #3 and Spawn #232 from Image Comics as well as Suicide Risk #2 from BOOM! Studios. I also found out Larfleeze will have an ongoing series starting this month. I have no interest in that book, but find it funny enough to mention this once. And never again.
Let's welcome back Mark Brooks as he graces Fearless Defenders #5 with another fantastic cover. He knows how to hit our multiple interests. First it was a cover resembling action figure packaging, now it's video game time.
As I've said before, I'm a fan of Brooks' art. I've also been a gamer for most of my life. Here, Brooks shows off some of Marvel's greatest women in a character selection screen reminiscent of Street Fighter. The fighters represented here are Valkyrie, sporting some new duds, and She-Hulk, in her Marvel NOW! FF costume. While I really don't care for the new FF costumes, I like She-Hulk enough, so it's okay. We are talking Mark Brooks here, people. I'm sure he can make anyone look good.
Quick side note: there are actually quite a few video game related covers this week. I say keep them coming. Long live comics and video games. Now go out and buy some books.