If it's crap ... We'll tell you
First, starting with a new series by Kieron Gillen and Salvador Espin, called Generation Hope, which is a spin off of the main X Men titles. This new series focuses on Hope, the mutant messiah, and 5 new mutants whose powers and personalities seem fairly vague so far. The first two issues deal with Hope having to reign in the last of the five new mutants, Kenji, from destroying all of Tokyo. Now, I haven't read a whole lot of Kieron Gillen's work before, but this kind of leap headfirst into action may be an attempt by him to subvert expectations. Regardless, I haven't really felt all that invested in any of the "five lights" so far, and this issue did nothing to help with that. The only hints we have of personalities are uninteresting archetypes. However, the art is fantastic when drawing Kenji's mad rampages and you really can get a feeling for the devastation that he causes.However, Salvador Espin's art is not without its downsides: some of the depictions of Wolverine and Cyclops look a little off at times. Overall, a decent issue, and a series that I hope can improve into what Gillen has hinted at in interviews.
And, finally, we have a 100 page monster, called Vertigo Ressurected Winter's Edge. The basic hook for this is that some planned stuff for Vertigo gets rejected or canceled or otherwise done away with, and this brings them back. The stories in this aren't quite as good as the last one, in my opinion, but there are some exceptional pieces throughout. Paul Jenkins does a rather mundane (for John Constantine anyway) Hellblazer story that feels touching and real at the same time. Brian K Vaughn does a nice story with the daughter of Swamp Thing and starts some interest for a new ongoing in February. Not a whole lot to say here, basically, you should buy it. I doubt you'll not find something of interest within this entire book.
A solid Buy It for this one.
And that's the week. As always, send me any new suggestions you'd like me to read on wednesday.