And this post’s late, baby now, this post is late
though I really did try to write it
somethin’ inside my bag is wide
and I just can’t indite it, oh, no, no…
(My apologies to Carole King.)
- Fight Club 2 #1 (Dark Horse): Sure, following up the punch-perfect Fight Club with a comic series sounds like a dangerous proposition; but if anyone is suited to do it, it’s Chuck. The first rule of Fight Club 2: buy it with high–read two ways, duh– expectations.
- Mister X: Razed #4 (Dark Horse): All of a sudden, it’s more Mister Expository, and I’m less excited. Damn. Talk about razed expectations!
- PastAways #3 (Dark Horse): Can’t say I love it. I did like #2 more than I liked #1, however. Feels Kindt-y enough–especially the zoomy 10x-planations.
- Sandman: Overture #5 (DC/Vertigo): Gaiman and Williams III took some serious liberties with the fermata following #4. I bet this one’s gonna be gorgeous. I also bet that I’m going to have to research #4 in order to get my bearings straight. Yeah, curvy bearings kinda suck.
- Suiciders #4 (DC/Vertigo): Hasn’t been terrible. Bermejo’s offering enough on both ends to keep my interest.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #46 (IDW): The earthquake that was #44 generated a strong aftershock with #45. Wonder what this one’s going to register on the ol’
- Invisible Republic #3 (Image) I&N Demand And to think I almost passed on #1! Has a great feel to it–one not unlike that of Lazarus and The Bunker.
- Material #1 (Image): I&N Demand At this point, I can’t get enough Ales Kot–as long as he’s writing his own trippy stuff, of course. There are zero reasons not to buy this. His is as unique a voice you’re going to find in comics today.
- They’re Not Like Us #6 (Image): OK, so, we’ve finally established the book’s Voice! #5 left us hanging off a couple of cliffs. Good thing this series is designed to get right to it; yeah, Stephenson and friends have got us covered. In that way, other comics are not at all like this one.
- Iron Fist: The Living Weapon #12 (Marvel): I&N Demand Kaare Andrews has done some beautiful work on this series. As I’ve mentioned: he’s brought a Kindt-like kinetic energy to his visual narrative; it’s truly been a marvel. Sad to see it go.
- Where Monsters Dwell #1 (Marvel): Garth Ennis and Russ Braun head back to the front–this time, however, the battlefield–er, Battleworld–is in the Marvel Universe! It’s fight and flight–à la Night Witch; so you know I’m down!
- The Black Hood #4 (Archie): Save for some odd transitions, The Black Hood has been pretty good. It’s criminally dark and gritty, thanks to the career-defining work from Michael Gaydos. Reminds me of one of my favorite books: Wolfman and Pollard’s more polished Vigilante (DC).
- Divinity #4 (Valiant): #3 won me over. Kindt has assumed a Valiant voice–one that befits the omnipotent being at the center of the series.
- Mayday #2 (Black Mask): I&N Demand Mayday surprised me. It popped more than Pop, which I didn’t care for. It sounded not unlike Kot’s Change at times. Folks, Black Mask is for real.
- Providence #1 (Avatar): Just I&N Two words: Alan Moore.
- Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #3 (Archie Horror): I&N Demand Let me spell it out for you: witches are coming out of the woodwork. Sabrina, however, is the best of the brew. Roberto Aguirre Sacasa is a level above the witchy competition. The dude is warlocked in!
- Surface Tension #1 (Titan): Titan has put out some decent books of late. Figure I’ll give it a whirl, especially considering it’s a one-man show. In fact, it’s a Gunn show!
- Über #25 (Avatar): Gillen’s doing work over here–damn fine work. Ain’t as flashy or as fun as The Wicked and The Divine; but what it lacks in sexiness, it makes up for with historical smarts.
What are you looking forward to this week?