Testing, proctoring, grading, cleaning: yup, it’s the end of the year–a very long year. It’s been a long year of long lists of comics, too, which has made the work side of things a tad more tolerable. Unfortunately, while I am diligently turning lots of pages, I’m not as diligently writing about them. Hope to get that straightened out once the summer kicks in full force. Until then…
- Archie vs. Predator #3 (Dark Horse)
- BPRD: Hell on Earth #132 (Dark Horse)
- Mind MGMT #34 (Dark Horse) I&N Demand It’s about to go down! Man, I am equal parts excited and, not surprisingly, sad. Why–why!–can’t all good things go on forever?
- Alex + Ada #15 (Image) I&N Demand Speaking of all good things: Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn’s under-the-radar beautiful slice of humanity comes to an end here with #15. I’m a bit nervous. Sometimes flash-forward finales work–Weeds mostly worked, right?–and sometimes they don’t: Dawson’s Creek, anyone? I don’t care if I sound like a Luna-tic: I have a feeling this one’s gonna work out perfectly. I mean, after fourteen pretty perfect issues, is there any other way for this thing to end?
- Lazarus #17 (Image)
- Low #7 (Image)
- Southern Bastards #9 (Image) I&N Demand This book’s been pretty damn boss, no? #9 kicks off a new arc and promises more of the same terrific storytelling from Aaron and Latour.
- Stray Bullets: Sunshine and Roses #5 (Image) I&N Demand Re: #4: Oops. So that didn’t work out the way it was planned. Kudos, of course, to Mr. Lapham for planning it out that way.
- Magneto #19 (Marvel)
- Bloodshot: Reborn #3 (Valiant)
- The Fiction #1 (BOOM!) Just I&N Curt Pires won me over with Mayday #1. As a result, he’s an easy Must Try. This layered trip into the realm of fiction sounds like a mash-up of Stand By Me and The Neverending Story. Yes, please!
- Giant Days #4 (BOOM!) I&N Demand Fun and crazy funny! It’s true: I’m having a stressful week. Luckily for me, BOOM!’s got the cure: Giant Days’ intoxicating twenty-two pages are my Friday happy hour on a Wednesday afternoon.
- Oh, Killstrike #2 (BOOM!)
- X-O Manowar #37 (Valiant)
What are you looking forward to this week?