Getting this week’s list put together was like pulling teeth.
No, really: Tooth #31–Steve–was ripped from my head-Hallelujah!–after having gotten on my last nerves. Dentist’s promise: no more pain and a clearer brain. Oral surgeon seconded; so el lidocaine did flow.
Don’t need to be anesthetized to pull these incisive installments, a few on the cuspid of greatness:
- BPRD: Hell on Earth #133 (Dark Horse)
- Death Head #1 (Dark Horse)
- Astro City #25 (DC/Vertigo)
- Hawkeye #22 (Marvel): I&N Demand The honest-to-goodness final issue! Hell, I wouldn’t mind if Fraction and Aja were to return every four or five months with another final issue.
- Silver Surfer #13 (Marvel): I&N Demand In the wake of #11, #12 could’ve easily been a disaster. Wasn’t–not by a long shot. The issue itself was lotus flower that I ate blissfully–so blissfully that the final-splash kiss fully satisfied. A love story fueled by the power cosmic–there is no love higher! And there’s no book, er, better in the Marvel U.
- Where Monsters Dwell #3 (Marvel)
- Book of Death #1 (Valiant)
- Crossed +100 #6 (Avatar): I&N Demand Re: #5: All the proof you need that Alan Moore is the best there is. His handling of Salt’s journal was undeniably Nabokovian! I’m kind of getting all arthritic as I’m typing this: #6 brings an end to Moore’s meticulous run, but his vision will carry on: a way-with-words son, Si Spurrier–who just so happened to win the 2014 Innie Award for Best Writer–is up next. Before that all goes down, there’s this:
- The Fiction #2 (BOOM!)
- Giant Days #5 (BOOM!)
- Mercury Heat #1 (Avatar): Just I&N Kieron Gillen goes sci-fi under the Avatar banner. What’s not to love?
- Oh, Killstrike #3 (BOOM!)
- Rachel Rising #35 (Abstract Studio)
What are you looking forward to this week?