Yay!  I get to celebrate my birthday with a sweet batch of comics.

Oh.  And my family.

Sweet, loyal comics.  And my family.

So, yeah: Yay!  Happy Birthday to me!

  • Dead Rabbit #2 (Image): I&N Demand I’m a sucker for a criminal with a cause.  The most recognizable of ’em all, Robin Hood–he ain’t shit compared to Dead Rabbit! But that dude’s problems are multiplying like the plural form of the latter half of his fucking moniker.  Hey, I’m sure if he could steal out of his wife the sick that’s stealing her from him, he would.   Instead, he’s gotta sack some jack for a more traditional form of treatment.  But do not expect traditional anything from Gerry Duggan, John McCrea, and Mike Spicer.  Looking forward to seeing Martin’s next move.

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  • Redlands #8 (Image)
  • Seven to Eternity #12 (Image)
  • Batman #58 (DC): I&N Demand Tom King follows up the KGBeautifully affective “Beasts of Burden”–it was goddamned operatic!  Wagnerian!–with the little pecker with a Napoleon complex: the Penguin.  Did I read about a team-up?  I sure did: Mikel Janin’s back on art with Jordie Bellaire on colors.  It’s a Penguin-win scenario for us all!

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  • Border Town #3 (DC/Vertigo): I&N Demand Talk about building something big and beautiful at the border!  Eric M. Esquivel, Ramon Villalobos, and Tamra Bonvillain’s Border Town is engaging on every level: sharp writing, strong characterization, sick art, and a creepy-ass caravan of Latinx monsters.  Hell, yes!  Can’t wait to see what goes down here in #3.

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  • Green Lantern #1 (DC)
  • The Immortal Hulk #8 (Marvel)
  • Marvel Knights #1 (Marvel)
  • Fearscape #2 (Vault): I&N Demand I’m a big Nabokov fan.  So, you know, Ryan O’Sullivan’s conceit ran the risk of running afoul of my most sensitive literary sensibilities.  It didn’t.  Instead, I walked along with Henry Henry and bought into the very clever premise that–thanks, in part, to Andrea Mutti and Vladimir Popov–plays your eyes, your heart, and your mind.  Yes, sirs: I’m the accomplice you’ve been waiting for.  Let’s do this.

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  • Volition #3 (AfterShock)
  • The Wrong Earth #3 (AHOY): I&N Demand This is a “Wow!” book.  If you’re still not reading The Wrong Earth, what planet are you on?

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What are you looking forward to this week?

Turning pages,

Scott

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