All-New X-Men, Andy Diggle, Ari Granov, Avatar, Bedlam, BOOM!, Brian Michael Bendis, Brian Wood, Bryce Carlson, Caanan White, Captain America: Living Legend, Codename Action, Dark Horse, Di Amorim, Dynamite Entertainment, Francesco Trifogli, Fred Van Lente, God Is Dead, Greg Rucka, Hinterland, Hit, Ian Edginton, Image, James Asmus, Jeff Lemire, Jim McCann, Jim Zub, Jonathan Hickman, Jonathan Lau, Katsuhiro Otomo, Kieron Gillen, Lazarus, Mara, Marco Rudy, Marvel Knights: Spider-Man, Matt Kindt, Max Dunbar, Michael Lark, Miguel Angel Sepulveda, Mike Norton, Mind the Gap, Ming Doyle, Nick Spencer, Occultist, Quantum and Woody, Rodin Esquejo, Ryan Browne, Shadowman, Stuart Immonen, The Mocking Dead, Tim Seeley, Trillium, Uber, Valiant, Vertigo
Kickin’ off Comictober commodiously:
- Occultist #1 (Dark Horse): Even though I’m off Revival as of #14, I don’t see why I shouldn’t give Seeley and Norton another shot.
- Hinterland #1 (DC/Vertigo): Now this has the hook and the look of a Vertigo book.
- Trillium #3 (DC/Vertigo): Lemire set a high bar for himself with a remarkable #1; and wouldn’t you know it took the slacker a whole month to clear it! That’s right: I thought #2 was even better than the now-famous flip book! So, if I’m doing the math correctly, this one’s going to blow my mind! And earn a bunch more exclamation points, too!
- Bedlam #9 (Image): Unless this one leaves me feeling the way I feel after reading a top-tier book, I’m done. No sense in hanging on anymore.
- Lazarus #4 (Image): #3 was our #1 book for August, so you know I’m looking forward to this. As engaging a series as you’re going to find.
- Mara #6 (Image): Been waiting for this one for what feels like forever. Here’s what I thought of the brilliant #5.
- Mind the Gap #15 (Image): For the last two issues, McCann, Esquejo, and McDaid have been the comic book equivalent of Crosby, Stills, and Nash. Masterfully layered with a twist of sublime.
- All-New X-Men #17 (Marvel): The real battle is between my OCD and my better judgment.
- Captain America: Living Legend #1 (Marvel): Andy Diggle hasn’t impressed me very much, but I’m going to buy this darned thing anyway. Aaaaargh! I’m absolutely desperate for a good Cap story. Give it to me, man!
- Marvel Knights: Spider-Man #1 (Marvel): Yet another panel of the counterpane Matt Kindt has tossed over top the industry. Maybe–just maybe–we’ll get a good Spidey story out of the deal.
- Codename Action #2 (Dynamite): Oh, why not? Guess that makes me Codename Sucker.
- The Mocking Dead #2 (Dynamite): Flesh-eating fun! Look out, folks: no one is safe from Fred Van Lente and his biting writing! He’s more dangerous than the undead!
- Quantum and Woody #4 (Valiant): Just when I thought I was going to drop my first Valiant title, Jason Asmus and Tom Fowler hit a high note with the E.R.A. That’s right: stupid just got clever–and just in time! It’s got my vote!
- Shadowman #11 (Valiant): I’m always a bit wary of a holiday special–especially a Halloween special; screams “filler issue,” dunniit? Now that‘s scary!
- God Is Dead #2 (Avatar): Certainly can’t say this one’s on par with The Manhattan Projects or East of West–not after one issue, anyway; that wouldn’t be fair, would it? Well, if I can’t say it after #2, then this book, I swear to God, is dead to me.
- Uber #6 (Avatar): Kieron Gillen is killin’ it–and everything else! Hey, it’s OK: it’s an Avatar book. Seriously, though: this has been very good–much better than I expected it to be.
- Hit #2 (BOOM!): Expected baseball analogy: after one at-bat, Bryce Carlson and crew are batting 1.000. Recalling the end of #1: this time around, let’s see how they handle the curve ball.
What are you looking forward to tomorrow?