The sun sunk into the horizon, slowly dragging the color out of the sky with it. Harriet sat on her porch watching the last moments of light leave the day. She waited patiently as her neighbors locked their doors and boarded up their windows.
Sex Death Revolution #1 (Black Mask)
Magdalene Visaggio (W) Becca Farrow (A)
I love me some Visaggio. Eternity Girl was a fucking trip, and you know how I feel about Black Mask. I’m in 100%. Excited to see if this packs the punch I need.
Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Terror #1 (Ahoy Comics)
Cienna Madrid/Tom Peyer/Mark Russell/Hunt Emerson (W)Peter Snejbjerg/Fred Harper/ Hunt Emerson/Carly Wright/Shannon Wheeler (A)
Come on. I’ve been waiting for this series to come out since Ahoy Comics was announced. I love the talent on this book, I love spooky stuff, and I literally live in the city where Poe lived for most of his childhood. I’m in it for this book.
Green Lantern/Huckleberry Hound Special #1 (DC)
Mark Russell/J.M. De Matteis (W) Rick Leonardi/Tom Mandrake (A)
I love Mark Russell’s work on these Hanna Barbara crossovers and series. I am pumped for this issue, you should be too.
Justice League/Aquaman: Drowned Earth #1 (DC)
James Tynion IV (W) Howard Porter (A)
Doomed to the pit of crossover hell. I said I wasn’t gonna get the crossovers for this series but then I realized I didn’t have to read the Aquaman tie ins. They aren’t necessary. Isn’t that great?
Justice League Dark/Wonder Woman: The Witching Hour #1 (DC)
James Tynion IV (W) Jesus Merino (A)
Another doomed to the pit. I love this crossover. Seriously, though. Stop forcing me to buy more issues. It’s annoying. Double ship the comic if you need to for a while. I don’t care, just keep it contained. Fuck.
Multiple Man #5 (of 5) (Marvel)
Matthew Rosenberg (W) Andy MacDonald (A)
Man, I really didn’t like the last couple issues of this. Maybe I’m just a negative Nelly. If it wasn’t ending with this issue, I would drop the book. Maybe the last issue can redeem the book.
Batman/The Maxx: Arkham Dreams #2 (of 5) (IDW)
Sam Kieth (W) Kelly Jones (A)
I fucking loved the first issue of this book. It is all the strangeness and darkness that I wanted. It fills a whole that I never knew I had in my life.
Black Panther #5 (Marvel)
Ta-Nehisi Coates (W) Daniel Acuna (A)
Fuck, I love the way they’re taking this series. I was really worried when they set up the space empire, but the pay off has been fucking incredible. Read this fucking book.
Heroes in Crisis #2 (of 9) (DC)
Tom King (W) Clay Mann (A)
I….I don’t know how I feel about what this comic told me. I mean. I liked the pacing, and the art and it was fun, but there were some things that sat weirdly in my mind. I liked the issue. That’s the point.
The Terrifics Annual #1 (DC)
James Asmus/Gene Luen Yang/Mark Russell (W) Joe Bennett/Evan Shaner/Viktor Bogdanovic (A)
I normally pass on books that don’t have the same team on the annual, but I think this is an exception because of the talent that IS on the book. Anything Doc Shaner draws I’m probably gonna buy. Just saying.
West Coast Avengers #3 (Marvel)
Kelly Thompson (W) Stefano Caselli (A)
Dammit, this book is fantastic. You really need to be checking this out. The cast works perfectly, the environment matches the vibe, all is just about perfect. Thompson is becoming one of my favorite writers on the Marvel payroll.
Daredevil #610 (Marvel)
Charles Soule (W) Phil Noto (A)
Uh, why did no one tell me that this is the last arc on this series. The people in charge of things like this should be sacked. There are only three issues left, then I think they take it over with Marvel Knights. I think Donny Cates may be running the ongoing, as he mentioned it in a tweet once, so there is that.
Old Man Logan #50 (Marvel)
Ed Brisson (W) Ibraim Roberson (A)
It’s the end of the Wolverine guy that’s all old. Until he gets twelve issues to die, again. I mean technically it’s the first time this Wolverine dies, but like, the other Wolverine died and he just got back and stuff so like. You know. Uh. What was I saying?
The Realm #10 (Image)
Seth M. Peck (W) Jeremy Haun (A)
So this book has felt like a nutso dungeons and dragons campaign from the beginning, but the whole “literally crawling through a dungeon” think just amplifies that effect.
Tony Stark: Iron Man #5 (Marvel)
Dan Slott (W) Gang Hyuk Lim (A)
So far every issue of this series has been an amazing romp. It’s like a wonderful journey through the Marvel Universe lore. This is a love letter to comics.
Bone Parish #4 (Boom! Studios)
Cullen Bunn (W) Jonas Scharf (A)
Fuck, I love this book. Dammit. Shit.
Marvel 2-in-One #11 (Marvel)
Chip Zdarsky (W) Ramon Perez (A)
Hey, this book is about to end too. Just crush my heart. You know, it’s all I have. It’s fine. No seriously, It’s fine.
Wytches: Bad Egg Halloween Special #1 (Image)
Scott Snyder (W) Jock (A)
It’s spooky day, did you know that? It’s the day that it gets spooky, you know, spooky day. Also, holy shit, what has it been like five years since the first volume ended, and now they finally released the prequel to the second volume. YES I KNOW THIS WAS RELEASED INCRIMENTALLY IN IMAGE+, STOP TRYING TO PROVE ME WRONG!
Ice Cream Man #8 (Image)
W. Maxwell Prince (W) Martin Morazzo (A)
It’s the best spooky anthology book that’s out this week! It’s also the top….bottom? Of the stack. I don’t even know what my own article is about anymore. Next week, I review cajun spices.
The cool steel of the shotgun against her fingers sent a nervous tingle down her spine. In seconds the world would descend into chaos, as it did every time this year. Every year, families were torn apart, homes destroyed, millions of lives lost. Then she heard it.
“Trick or treat.”
She pumped the shotgun.