I’m super-behind in my reading, super-behind in my writing, super-behind in my grading, in my daddying and hubbying–so I guess that cinches it: I’ve finally found my superhero name:
This hero ain’t frontin’–he’s completely behind!
He’s Super Behind!
- Neverboy #4 (Dark Horse)
- Millennium #5 (IDW)
- The Last Fall #4 (IDW)
- Airboy #1 (Image): Just I&N James Robinson’s been mostly unreadable ever since we named his shimmering The Shade one of our Top Books of 2012. Sure, this has the potential of being a masturbatory mess à la Fraction’s Sex Criminals; but I’m willing to yank it from the shelf and to save it, perhaps, for some light bathroom reading.
- The Autumnlands: Tooth & Claw #6 (Image): I&N Demand I’ve been enjoying it; Derek’s been loving it–enough for Busiek’s best–yes, it’s better than the Eisner nominated Astro City–to finally crack our super-behind Top 5 Books of March.
- No Mercy #3 (Image): I&N Demand Alex De Campi and Carla Speed McNeil are showing no mercy–at all–in this beautiful bus-wreck of a book–one with serious bite, that’s for sure! Wasn’t even on my radar when #1 dropped. Silly me.
- The Wicked + The Divine #11 (Image): I&N Demand Don’t usually agree with the Eisner noms. Definitely agree with this one, though: once a month, for 22 pages, Gillen and McKelvie are frickin’ gods.
- Zero #17 (Image): I&N Demand Kot’s clearly putting 100% into Zero. We’ve celebrated it as a Top Ten book the last two years–and it’s headed in the very same direction for 2015. The last two issues have been big-time brilliant. in them, Kot has waded into some heady territory, delivering along the way the comic book equivalent of psychedelic mushrooms. OK, so, I’ve never taken ‘shrooms; but I’m pretty confident that burrowing into Burroughs’ brain in this vein is exactly the same experi– What? It’s–it’s not like that at all? Well, even if it isn’t exactly like that, it’s got to be somewhat simil– Huh? Not even similar? All right. Fine. It’s not like taking ‘shrooms–not at all. Still a damn fine trip.
- Arcadia #2 (BOOM!)
- Brides of Helheim #6 (Oni)
- Broken World #1 (BOOM!)
- The Bunker #11 (Oni)
- The Sixth Gun: Valley of Death #1 (Oni)
- War Stories #9 (Avatar): I&N Demand While Ennis’s trip to Israel tanked unexpectedly, this WWII-focused arc–with it’s spotlight shining sincerely on a group of heroic Nazis–has been filled with dread, leaving us waiting, with every page turn, for the other jackboot to drop. Come on: who else can pull that off?
Avery’s Picks of the Week
- My Little Pony: Friendship Forever #17 (IDW)
- Feathers #6 (BOOM!): My girl loves her Feathers!
What are you looking forward to this week?