Astonishing X-Men #38
First, the good news: Karma and Northstar, on a team together, kicking butt on the streets of NYC: AWESOME. And with Marjorie Liu scribing? CRAZY AWESOME!!! Liu is so good that she even makes me like Gambit, so I am unable to detect any flaws in this book. Honestly, I have been looking forward to this book for three months, three looong months of being starved for a good Karma storyline, and BAM, it's finally here and my life is complete! It really does get better... #tear #buyit #robotleg
Daken: Dark Wolverine #23
Now the sad news: it's Daken's final issue! I really hope he gets swept up into a team title, because he is just... so awesome. And if he dies this issue... right after Stature bit the dust this month... I'm going to have to go down to Marvel and propose "AvX2: Stature and Daken Return!" until I'm blue in the face (or until I spew out a sell-able storyline and they say yes, which ever comes first). But honestly, I hope this issue rocks as hard as Stephanie Brown's last Batgirl issue.
Justice League Dark #7/I, Vampire #7
CROSSOVER TIME: As of I, Vamp #6 the DCnU has been over-run by crazy vampires, and this crossover flows directly out of that. Madame Xanadu knows this sh!t ain't right, but what she doesn't know is how to survive in the new status quo. Will her she be able to lead her team to victory, or is she going to have to consult with a certain heroic vampire to right the world? (It's definitely the latter you guys. #spoilers)
Teen Titans #7
It's The Wall (and the Teen Titans) against N.O.W.H.E.R.E.! They have a super-boy to break out of the top secret, evil, child-altering organization and they're going to need all their psychic bricks to do it! (I would also like to take a moment to look at the Wall's powers: mind-powered strength. It's like the classic girl-power inside, classic boy-power outside. #subtle #butIlikeit)
New Avengers Vol 2 #23
This book is here for Victoria Hand, but I have noooo idea what's up with her these days. Evidently one of the Dark Avengers is going to turn good? My money is on the Hulk's kid.
And finally, what with the recent events regarding the Trayvon Martin case and the excellent point put forth in this Huffington Post article, I'm adding this comic to the list of recommendations. It doesn't have any queer content that I know about, but its focus is on legitimizing an few interracial relationships, and I think the world could use a good message like that right about now.
Plus, Dan Parent is my master. (Sorry, Joss.)