One by one the candles in the room blew out. The figure with no body, the thing with no name watched nervously as each candle was snuffed out one by one by one. All around them the room quickly fell into darkness. The unknown filling the cracks and crevices between everything. Each candle, in the brief moment between going out and falling into darkness as it’s neighbor followed suit, showed an image of life lived within the smoke. Happiness, or sadness inking the tapestry of one beings life. They all looked so familiar.


The Wrong Earth #1 (Ahoy Comics)

Tom Peyer (W) Jamal Igle (A)

The premiere comic from the new press lead by a bevy of talented editors and writey/drawey people. It looks promising and I love the fresh injection of perspective and mission goals into the comic shop. Also doesn’t hurt that the book looks great.

Moth & Whisper #1 (Aftershock)

Ted Anderson (W) Jen Hickman (A)

Something about the solicitation of this book really pulled me in. Aftershock has been delivering some top tier books in the last few years. Check this book out. Small presses need love too.

Cemetery Beach #1 (of 7) (Image)

Warren Ellis (W) Jason Howard (A)

Fuck. Ellis is one of my favorite creators, and he has been killing it recently. I am super excited to see what this book is about. I don’t even know what the solicitation is about. I see a team I trust, I wait to be surprised.

Detective Comics #988 (DC)

James Robinson (W) Stephen Segovia (A)

Hey, didn’t I stop reading this book? Yes, I did, but some light was shed on the direction of the series, plus new team on board, so I’ll try it out again. You know. I’m fickle.

Exiles #8 (Marvel)

Saladin Ahmed (W) Joe Quinones (A)

Guest artist, big headed Watcher fellows. I am loving this series more and more as we go forward. I think it’s say, they hit the sweet spot for me.

Sideways #8 (DC)

Dan DiDio (W) Kenneth Rocafort (A)

Shit is getting all Grant Morrison-y. I think that’s exactly what this series needed. I think it’s hard to have a series where a kid travels through dimensional portals in the DC universe and not start to slip into Morrison territory.

Catwoman #3 (DC)

Joëlle Jones (W/A)

When was the last time an ongoing book of such an important character written and drawn by one person? Not a mini series, or an elseworld, that happens fairly commonly. I’m talking about an ongoing for a critical character, taking place in a critical spot in continuity, written and drawn by one person. Color me impressed.

Farmhand #3 (Image)

Rob Guillory (W/A)

This book is fucking weird. It’s weird in a way that I love and fully embrace. It’s goofy but maintains a very real sense of purpose. That’s something you don’t see accomplished well very often.

Wonder Woman #54 (DC)

Steve Orlando (W) Raul Allen (A)

The first arc of Orlando’s brief run was actually pretty damn interesting. I’m excited to see how he wraps up his run before the Witching Hour starts.

Plastic Man #4 (of 6) (DC)

Gail Simone (W) Adriana Melo (A)

This comic is fucking great. I really am sad that it’s only a mini series, and not a whole ongoing. Now that we’ve gotten the character back, I think we need him more than ever. Honestly, this is the character that I think could save the DCCU. That’s just my take.

Ms.Marvel #34 (Marvel)

G. Willow Wilson (W) Nico Leon (A)

I really really fucking love this newest arc. It really reminds me of the passion, the heart of the book that drew me into the series to begin with. I have a weird feeling that Wilson might be leaving the book in the next little while. Maybe I’m wrong.

Daredevil #608 (Marvel)

Charles Soule (W) Phil Noto (A)

Come on. Come on. This series can be so fucking brilliant. They found a way to bring back Mike Murdock and it fucking makes sense. I love it. I love this book.

Oblivion Song #7 (Image)

Robert Kirkman (W) Lorenzo De Felici (A)

I wonder how long this book will last. It’s moving about 100 times faster than a Kirkman book normally moves. That means either things are going to change drastically or it’s going to come to a conclusion faster than the other books. Who knows? Probably the people working on the book.

The Weather Man #4 (Image)

Jody Leheup (W) Nathan Fox (A)

This book is crazy and fast paced. I kinda dig how strange the vibe is in the book. It’s kinda like laughing at a 9/11 joke. Your gut reaction is laughter, but then the tragedy strikes you and you get real sad.

Old Man Logan #47 (Marvel)

Ed Brisson (W) Damian Couceiro (A)

I’m insanly sad that this series is ending soon. It’s one of the best series that Marvel is doing currently, and it has only been getting better.

Runaways #13 (Marvel)

Rainbow Rowell (W) Kris Anka (A)

This is my favorite teen team written currently by Marvel. That may seem restrictive, but trust me it’s a compliment. Seriously, this book is becoming one of my favorite books in the comic shop. It’s brilliant and heartfelt and smart and lovely. Read it.

The New World #3 (of 5) (Image)

Aleš Kot (W) Tradd Moore (A)

I was on the fence about this book when I read some of the stuff in the first solicitation. It rode the line of satire that could have made it great or really cringy. Fortunately, they made a solid book.

Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #309 (Marvel)

Chip Zdarsky (W) Chris Bachalo (A)

I love feeling things about bad guys. The last issue was a beautiful story about Sandman, and I was not ready for the emotions I felt. I am really excited for this arc.

The Amazing Spider-Man #5 (Marvel)

Nick Spencer (W) Ryan Ottley (A)

Come on! Two fantastic Spider-Man books in one week? I’m in love with what Marvel is doing with this character recently. Dig it.

She Could Fly #3 (Berger Books)

Christopher Cantwell (W) Martin Morazzo (A)

Berger Books has an amazing line up. It’s telling great stories. You should really be keeping an eye out for theses books. You’re missing out.

Fantastic Four #2 (Marvel)

Dan Slott (W) Sara Pichelli (A)

This one is really just an easy pick for me. I love the First Family and the first issue was great. Maybe this time we’ll actually see the Fantastic Four together. That would be super.

The Seeds #2 (Berger Books)

Ann Nocenti (W) David Aja (A)

This book is exactly what I needed. It’s smart, complex, dark, and beautifully rendered. I’m a big supporter of the idea that a cover can say a lot about the comic. Which kinda goes against that whole idea about book covers, but fuck that, look at that cover.


Tears came to the creature’s face. They knew not why, as they had no bodily identity, but clearly the face reflected in the smoke was it’s own. It was aware of that much. It ached with every crushing blow and rejoiced with every smile. Had it been a person, it would have gone mad from the sheer weight of the emotions it was going through. This was the hereafter though, nothing hurt them anymore.

ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE INTRODUCES INAUGURAL ‘VHSTIVAL’

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