Vacation’s over.  Back to work–and comics.

Now if only work were comics…

  • Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. #2 (Dark Horse) I&N Demand Would you believe: this series is my first go-round with Hellboy?  (Your eyebrows just went up, didn’t they?)  If #1’s any indication: 1) What the hell have I been waiting for? And 2) Damn glad I tried this.  What convinced me? Alex Maleev’s artwork (lovelovelove) and my newfound fascination with B.P.R.D.  (I’m hoping your brows have come back down by now.  If they haven’t, and they happen to stay up for more than four hours, please seek medical attention.)
Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. #2

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. #2

  • Lady Killer #1 (Dark Horse) Just I&N Hmm.  I wonder why I’m so drawn to this.
Lady Killer #1

Lady Killer #1

Could it be that Jones’s cover reminds of Matt Kindt’s covers from his Mind MGMT “The Home Maker” arc:

Mind MGMT #13

Mind MGMT #13

Mind MGMT #16

Mind MGMT #16

Premise isn’t so bad, either.  But, yeah, it’s probably the subtle–and probably coincidental–suggestion that, in itself, is so darned Mind MGMT-y.

  • Detective Comics #38 (DC)
  • Birthright #4 (Image)
  • The Fade Out #4 (Image)
  • ODY-C #2 (Image)
  • Trees #8 (Image)
  • Angela: Asgard’s Assassin #2 (Marvel) I&N Demand My faith in Kieron Gillen was not misplaced.  That’s right:against all Asgardian odds, I liked #1!  (With the eyebrows again?)  No, really: I liked #1.                                                                                               
Angela: Asgard's Assassin #2

Angela: Asgard’s Assassin #2

If you’re waiting for a punchline, forget it!  I liked the damn thing–and am hoping that the energy and the synergy (two writers & two artists) of the first one carries over here.

  • Iron Fist: The Living Weapon #8 (Marvel) I&N Demand Kaare Andrews is on fire!
Iron Fist: The Living Weapon #8

Iron Fist: The Living Weapon #8

He’s broken Danny Rand down and is building him back up again.  Oh, it’s a new Iron Age, folks!  Absolutely chirrific!  Yeah, that just happened.

  • Men of Wrath #4 (Marvel/ICON)
  • Miracleman #14 (Marvel) I&N Demand No doubt: this’ll be the best book of the week.  (Brows?  Trust me: they wouldn’t be bouncing if you’ve been reading all along or if you were lucky enough to have read this the first time around.)  Not bad for a book that’s nearly thirty years old.  A true miracle, man.
Miracleman #14

Miracleman #14

  • Epochalypse #2 (Legendary)
  • Feathers #1 (BOOM!)
  • Magnus: Robot Fighter #10 (Dynamite)
  • SIP Kids #2 (Abstract Studio)
  • The Sixth Gun: Days of the Dead #4 (Oni)
  • War Stories #4 (Avatar)

Avery’s Pick of the Week

  • My Little Pony: Friends Forever #13 (IDW)
My Little Pony: Friends Forever #13

My Little Pony: Friends Forever #13

How’s yer brow now?

What are you looking forward to this week?

Turning pages,

Scott

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