Rocket Salvage #1
Only one debut this week, but plenty of other comics to talk about, including some artistic changes, and upcoming titles. Nate Simpson‘s Nonplayer #2 is finally happening! I may finally buy an Archie comic, and Stjepan Sejic continues to be awesome. Plus more!
Rocket Salvage #1 – The moment I saw the solicitation for this title, and the cover specifically, I was completely on board. It just grabbed my eye, and then refused to let go. The premise also did a fair job of keeping me interested. A washed up mechanic? A dysfunctional and odd family? An intergalactic manhunt, plus rocket racing? What part of that doesn’t sound like a good ol’ time. Plus Archaia rarely disappoints, definitely a top pick from Yehudi Mercado & Bachan! If you get one comic this week, make it this one! Read More
Bitch Planet #1
Well, this is super late, but also really packed with super awesome comic-book news! This week brings us some debuts, and several great ongoings. Plus a ton of announcements! More Crogan Adventures from Chris Schweizer! Flying Eye Books for 2015! Brian Clevinger, Lee Black, & Erica Henderson are doing a Kickstarter! John Allison’s Giant Days comes to print! And Diana Huh launches a webcomic!
Bitch Planet #1 – If you love Alex de Campi‘s Grindhouse comics, and their tribute to the exploitation/grindhouse genre, and especially loved the Prison Ship Antares story-arc, then this comic will be perfect for you! If you’re a fan of Kelly Sue DeConnick‘s writing, or Valentine De Landro‘s art, then this comic will be perfect for you! If you’ve been itching for more female protagonists in comics, then this comic will be perfect for you! In fact, if you love comics (period) then you probably shouldn’t be missing out. Definitely the most exciting comic-book coming out this week. Don’t miss it! Read More
The Late Child and Other Animals
Hey, we’re late! Darn you Thanksgiving, and all that good eating! Oh well, stuff happens… but you know what? Comics are also happening. Plenty of good ones too! Stuff from Fantagraphics & Burlyman this week, plus a few choice picks from Vertigo, Image, & Boom! Studios. Otherwise, not as much to talk about this week, but still a few things, like Spencer & Lieber’s next thing, a Jem from IDW, an upcoming kickstarter & some cool designs! Let’s do it!
The Late Child and Other Animals – I don’t talk about Fantagraphics and their fantastic array of books enough, and this needs to change. Fortunately, this is the perfect opportunity to do just that. Marguerite Van Cook is an artist, writer, musician/singer and filmmaker, plus she is responsible for the very well received 7 Miles A Second. Now alongside artist, James Romberger, she’s completed another graphic novel – The Late Child and Other Animals. It’s story of a mother and daughter across several decades in post WWII Britain and France, this is an autobiographical work that is guaranteed to touch on both personal and historical points. Not to be missed! Read More
A bit late this week, but stuff happens. Anyway, we’ve got a couple of debuts, an exciting omnibus, and more comics to talk about. Then, Nobrow has some comics for 2015 which we need to talk about, plus there’s a ton of exciting solicitations to discuss (from Image, to Dark Horse, Boom!, & IDW). If that’s not enough there’s a Howard the Duck announcement and a preview of the upcoming Ant-Man. Let’s do this!
ODY-C #1 – The moment this comic was announced I was 100% on board! Matt Fraction & Christian Ward doing a futuristic retelling of the Odyssey – you can’t go wrong with any part of that! Not only is this one of those fundamental stories that lends itself beautifully to retelling, but these are two amazing creators guaranteed to not just come up with a unique spin, but also execute it. Forget all you know about Odysseus, this is Odyssia the Clever Champion, hero of a hundred year long galactic war. This is a journey through space and mind-bending situations. This is a comic you cannot afford to miss! Read More
Drew Weing is the creator of comics the likes of Pup, Wulf and Merl, and Set to Sea, the latter of which is a must read, especially now that is has been re-released in softcover. Since February, he has also been working on an amazing webcomic called The Creepy Casefiles of Margo Maloo. Fact aside that it inspired me to write one of these posts (after something of a hiatus), it was also a comic with which I instantly fell in love – everything from the art style, plot & characterization working in excellent unison.
It’s the story of Charles, who’s just moved to a new place in a new town. He has to make new friends, and come to terms with the monster now living in his closet. Enter none other than Margo Maloo, Monster Mediator (by the way, how great is that alliteration). But nothing is quite so simple. Charles fancies himself a journalist, and a quest for the truth ensues.
Suffice to say that there are five great reasons why you should also read it! Read More