Alberto Ponticelli, All-New X-Men, Ben Templesmith, Brian Michael Bendis, China Mieville, Christmas, Cullen Bunn, Daredevil: Dark Nights, DC Comics, Dial H, Ed Brisson, Ed Brubaker, Fatale, Helheim, Howard Chaykin, Image, J. Michael Straczynski, Jeff Lemire, Joelle Jones, Jonathan, Justin Jordan, Lee Loughridge, Lee Weeks, Matt Fraction, Nick Pitarra, Oni Press, Quantum and Woody, Satellite Sam, Sean Phillips, Shadowman, Sheltered, Sidekick, Stuart Immonen, Ten Grand, The Manhattan Projects, Trillium, Valiant, Vertigo
The weekly feature that was once known as What’s Up? is now more shamelessly titled. The content, however, is as subjective as ever.
- Dial H #15 (DC): Ladies and gentlemen, this is it: the finale of one of the finest series around. Just the thought of its missing from my monthly haul makes me want to curl up and dial.
- Trillium #1 (DC/Vertigo): Jeff Lemire’s back where he belongs: doing double duty. Very excited for this. As much of a must buy as a book can be.
- Fatale #16 (Image): Speaking of must buys: Brubaker and Phillips have been nothing short of brilliant.
- The Manhattan Projects #13 (Image): Last issue didn’t close with a cliffhanger; nope: it ended with a chainsawer. So good, ever since, I’ve been imagining myself as a branch. Come get me, Einstein, you crazy motherphysicist!
- Satellite Sam #2 (Image): #1 was a perfect opening act. I hope Fraction and Chaykin can keep it up here. And so does she…
- Sheltered #2 (Image) Brisson did a heck of a job building up to the end of #1. Anything familiar about the premise was put to rest with a resounding “BANG” on the final page. And the snow was left stained with high expectations. Comeback didn’t carry on well after the first issue; I hope Brisson’s better here and going forward.
- Ten Grand #4 (Image): JMS has won me over. Glad I stuck around.
- Sidekick #1 (Image): It’s Ten Grand‘s sidekick, innit? Always willing to give JMS a shot.
- All-New X-Men #15 (Marvel): Wow. Where have we really gotten after fourteen issues? This could be the longest leash I’ve ever allowed–and it’s all a matter of trust: trust in the characters and trust in Bendis. Something has to happen eventually, right?
- Daredevil: Dark Nights #3 (Marvel): Loved #2. Lee Weeks is owning DD on both sides of the pen. Remarkable, really.
- Helheim #6 (Oni Press): This is a book that has really come together after five issues. Cullen Bunn’s got a knack for this type of tale (see: The Sixth Gun); and, true to form, he’s unfolding this one well.
- Quantum and Woody #2 (Valiant): The first issue was fun enough. Unfortunately, it’s up against an almost perfect in-house buddy book: Archer & Armstrong. How unfair is that?
- Shadowman #9 (Valiant): Quietly, a really solid monthly.
What are you looking forward to this week?