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’ Richter I&N scale.
  • 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.
Invisible Republic #3

Invisible Republic #3

  • 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.
Material #1

Material #1

  • 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.
Iron Fist: The Living Weapon #12

Iron Fist: The Living Weapon #12

  • 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.
Mayday #2

Mayday #2

  • Providence #1 (Avatar): Just I&N Two words: Alan Moore.
Providence #1

Providence #1

  • 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!
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #3

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #3

  • 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?

Turning pages,

Scott

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