A man can assess only so many theses. (That sounds even funnier–dirtier?–than it reads. Go ‘head: try it out.) This is my official break from the action.
- The Massive #28 (Dark Horse): I am ready. (More like I’ve accepted that which I cannot change.)
- Mind MGMT #27 (Dark Horse): Something creepy about that plucky first immortal, no? Yeah, that’s a fella I want to party with! What have we learned? If anything, I’d say it’s “Let your guide–your field guide–be your conscience.” Oh, and did I happen to mention I went to NYCC and got this:
- Wonder Woman #35 (DC): Wow. Can’t believe it: it’s the end–made menacingly clear by an emerging Poseidon on the bloody final splash. Gonna miss ya, girl.
- Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland #2 (IDW): #1 was one of our Top 5 Books of August. Talk about hitting all of the right notes. Kudos to Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez for capturing the spirit of visionary Winsor McKay. Can’t look past Nelson Daniel’s crisp colors, either.
- Low #4 (Image): My God. How low can I go? Through #3, I’m liking this a lot more than I expected to. (That’s right: I, the Rick Remender hater, am not hating this.) If I’m being fair, Low‘s much better than the somewhat similar The Wake, which–inexplicably–earned a lot of critical praise over the past year or so. Sure, there are some agonizingly sappy moments throughout; but all together the book works–especially thanks to Greg Tocchini’s beautiful artwork.
- Saga #24 (Image): Back to form after a little letdown.
- Southern Bastards #5 (Image): Yeah, hi. #3. Wow. Certainly didn’t expect that. Like a knife in the ribs, no? Damn fine ribs. Finer knife.
- All-New X-Men #33 (Marvel): Ultimately, do I care?
- Archer & Armstrong #25 (Valiant): Anniversary issue time! You know what that means: it means I probably won’t read it all the way through despite paying a premium for it, you know, because of, oooooh, all of the names attached to it. Come to think of it, I haven’t read through a single Valiant #25.
- Brass Sun #6 (2000AD): This has been very good. I loved the beginning of #4; I really loved the end of #5. What a twist, eh? I mean, literaturally! Chalk Captain Beatrice up as one of my favorite characters. A salty one, she is! Edginton and Culbard are hitting some high notes here.
- The Bunker #7 (Oni Press): #6 was another strong issue with some of Joe Infurnari’s best work to date–as evidenced by a particularly hot campfire-faced splash. Smokin’!
- Rachel Rising #29 (Abstract Studio): Isn’t getting any better. In fact, Rachel’s been falling for several issues now. Not sure there’s any hope left. (In fact, the only reason I’ll be getting it is out of obligation; see: I haven’t taken it off of my pull-list yet.)
- Über #19 (Avatar): As of last week, I can no longer say that Über‘s my favorite Gillen book. Don’t get me wrong: it’s still plenty good. Thing is, the latest issue of The Wicked & The Divine just so happens to be that good. Effing brilliant is what it is. So, yeah, I just needed to get that out.
- War Stories #2 (Avatar): All is right with the world: Ennis has gone back to war.
All right. Time to get my hands on some more theses.
What are you looking forward to this week?