Catch It at the Comic Shop December 26th, 2018

Welcome to Catch it at the Comic Shop, where the Panel Patter team looks at what's coming out at your favorite store or digital device this week. Each one of us that participates picks up to five items due out this week, with a little bit about why we like them. (NOTE: We use solicitation material for this, so if we miss creators, please talk to your publisher!) Sometimes we might only have a few items to share, other weeks, keeping it to five will make for hard choices. Here's what the team wanted to highlight this week...

James' Picks:

Go-Bots #2 by Tom Scioli, published by IDW Publishing
I really enjoyed issue 1 of Go-Bots from Tom Scioli. The Go-Bots are honestly kind of a blank slate for me. I remember them vaguely as a kid; my attention was solely focused on Transformers. But Scioli's Transformers vs. G.I. Joe was one of the most delightful and weird comics I've read in years (and one of my favorites), so I will read anything he does (particularly another trip down 80's nostalgia lane).

Fantastic Four #5 by Dan Slott, Aaron Kuder, Adam Hughes and Mike Allred, published by Marvel Comics
I love the Fantastic Four and I love Ben Grimm/The Thing. I am not yet loving Dan Slott's run on the book, but he's a good writer and I'm willing to give him a chance. I'm thrilled they're back in the Marvel Universe as a team again; I think Marvel wasn't the same without them.  This should be a really fun issue (who doesn't love a wedding?), and it is apparently the 650th issue under the legacy numbering.

Man-Eaters #4 by Chelsea Cain and Kate Niemczyk, published by Image Comics
Apparently this will be a stand-alone issue that will also serve as an origin to the story. Man-Eaters is a fun, overtly political and satirical story, about what happens when teenage girls start turning into dangerous cats.  It's been pretty interesting so far, like a funny Handmaid's Tale or Bitch Planet.  It's definitely worth a read.