- Hinterkind #2 (DC/Vertigo): I’ve heard most of the notes before. Hoping the composition’s more complex–starting with this measure. If it ain’t, I’m out.
- Superman Unchained #4 (DC): No longer sure what this is supposed to be, especially since it’s been established that this maxi-hyped title is now a mini-series. No. You know what? I know what this was supposed to be–what it is: it’s a marketing scheme gone awry. Scott Snyder has offered enough premise-wise to nudge me toward good buy; but Jim Lee’s typical pin-up-per-panel letdown has led me to good-bye.
- Trillium #4 (DC/Vertigo): Jeff Lemire made some interesting–and by interesting, I mean questionable–choices in #3. No matter: the first two were masterful.
- Alex + Ada #1 (Image): I’m not familiar with the creators, but it is an Image #1, so…
- Fatale #18 (Image): Still one of the best books around. I wonder, however, if the book will be affected negatively now that Ed Brubaker’s doing double duty with Velvet.
- East of West #7 (Image): As of #6, I’m completely sold on this.
- Ten Grand #5 (Image): J. Michael Straczynski and Ben Templesmith have put together a book worth every penny. I hope it doesn’t lose value now that there’s a new artist on board. C.P. Smith’s got some big panels to fill.
- Department of Monsterology #2 (Renegade): P.J. Holden, the artist on the recently wrapped up Numbercruncher, is the draw here. I missed #1, but I’ve been given some assurances that I won’t be without it for too long.
- God Is Dead #3 (Avatar): This is as much Hickman’s playground as the Earth is the gods’. It’s not as polished–nor as engaging–as TMP or East of West, but there’s something about it–maybe a hint of Jenkins’ Deathmatch, but with sadistic supernaturals–that’s keeping me around.
- Uber #7 (Avatar): Gillen’s shining on this series. He hasn’t missed a beat even as he’s gotten more Pacific.
- Hit #3 (BOOM!): Retro done right. The voice is authentic and gritty thanks to Bryce Carlson and Vanesa Del Rey.
- Quantum and Woody #5 (Valiant): Fun! In fact, survived the Valiant purge because of its rollicking irreverence. (Can’t say the same about Bloodshot, which got cut because of its very sudden irrelevance.)
- Shadowman #12 (Valiant): How’s this for a change: Ales Kot’s casting an issue’s worth of shadow, keeping the writer’s seat warm for the new Shadow man, Peter Milligan, who’s on board with #13.
What are you looking forward to tomorrow?