I finally picked up my comics from the shop. Three weeks since I was last there so I had quite a stack. Luckily for me today has been rain free so I could read and walk.
There are a number of titles I'm waiting to get my teeth into. Not least among them is the latest Criminal from Brubaker and Phillips. I'm really enjoying the current run, it has a really engrossing, noir feel to it.
Also in my stack is the new Dark Crystal title that ties in with the Netflix series I have been meaning to watch. I loved the first episode but haven't got around to watching the rest yet. Guess now I have the comic to urge me on.
There are also the building mountain of X-Men comics. I have three House/Powers Of to catch up on. But I'm looking for to indulging in a quite hour or two of reading, especially as I also have Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz's The New Mutants: War Children to feed my X-Men craving. Check out the cover below, I mean, why wouldn't you want this comic?
Despite the pile of comics I have to read, my number of reviews this week have been minimal.
There was an okay-ish comic from Berger books, Ruby Falls (review here). It has potential but just didn't get me enthralled enough.
Dead Eyes #1 on the other hand...Although a re-branding of Dead Rabbit from last year, this Image comic was a whole lot of fun, while still getting a serious message across. Gerry Duggan, John McCrea, Mike Spicer and Jo Sabino have done a great job with this comic, and an even better job of sticking with it to get it released. I can't wait for issue three to see how the series develops beyond what was originally released last year. If you fancy checking out my review, you'll find it >>here<<.
That's it for reviews, however I do have one last recommendation. If you fancy a laugh, have a darkish sense of humour and not put off by some nudity, then try to get your hands on a copy of Soft Wood. An off shoot of Heavy Metal, this anthology has some cracking comic strips and some absolutely laugh out loud gags. A multiple of creators have produced an array of different strips, from four panel gags, to one page Haiku's, and even parodies of Watchmen taking a broadside shot at DC over the handling of Alan Moore, and other creators.
Soft Wood is a brilliant ensemble of comics for some amazing talent. If you can get hold of a copy, do so, but watch out for the Newsflash strip, it'll take you by surprise.
Life long comic book reader, collector, and reviewer.