Stuff I'll buy:
FANTASTIC FOUR #587 I think scripter Jonathan Hickman has been doing a fabulous job on this title, making us care about the characters and playing with some very cool sci-fi concepts. The feel hearkens back to the Lee-Kirby era, a true sci-fi adventure book. Could be the best run on this title since the John Byrne days of the 1980s. But, that said, the recent storyline leads up to the "death" of one of the core characters. I'm not saying who. It's been spoiled all over the Web today. But I'm disappointed that Hickman would do this in the first place. The death of characters is so overdone in comics. If it's an iconic property like the FF, you can almost be certain the "dead" character will be back. I tend to dump titles when they do stuff like this, but I'll hang in for at least this issue to see where Hickman goes with it. Give me new stories, not tired gimmicks.
WALT DISNEYS COMICS & STORIES #715 Hurray! This title, now published by Boom!, is back to reprinting classic Duck tales by the likes of Carl Barks and others rather than the continuing storylines Boom! favored when it took over the Disney comics license. Those just didn't do much for me. My kids, who are big fans of Donald and Uncle Scrooge, didn't care for them either.
AVENGERS #9 I'm not sure how I feel about this book. Coming to it just recently, I'm not even sure I understand what's doing on. But I do know that I love John Romita Jr.'s art (and the story does seem good).
Things I may try:
SHAZAM #1 I'll leaf through this one, doubt I'll get hooked. I think DC made a mistake canceling its for-kids Shazam title. A light tone is best for this character, but most creators who've worked on him since the 70s Captain Marvel revival don't get that.
Collected editions of note:
Batman vs. The Undead
Saga of the Swamp Thing Book 4
What if?: Classic - Volume 7 (What If Classics)