The bold commotion of her dreams stopped suddenly, interrupted by the foggy warmth of day break. Emilie nuzzled deep in her blanket as her mind recalibrated to reality. Consciously taking her first waking breaths, she became aware of the sharp smoke smell filling the room. The decision to move came difficultly, but eventual in nature, it did come. Expecting someone in her company, she was relieved to be mistaken.


Detective Comics #942 (DC)

James Tynion IV (W) Andy MacDonald (A)

I dig this Monster Men arc, it’s strange, something fresh, and the writing has been on point. The last two issues in the arc sold me if I had any doubts left.


Old Man Logan #12 (Marvel)

Jeff Lemire (W) Andrea Sorrentino (A)

This comic has a lot of heart. There is no denying that. The last few issues of this comic have been powerful storytelling. I mean what else can you expect from a team as talented as these guys are. Seriously.


All-Star Batman #3 (DC)

Scott Snyder (W) John Romita Jr. (A)

Take Snyder’s run on Batman and sprinkle in a little more ludicrous, and you have All-Star Batman. Batman is sick of two-face’s bullshit, and he’s going to take down anyone in his way. This is a rootin’ tootin’ expletive slinging Batman. I am all the way on board.


Daredevil #12 (Marvel)

Charles Soule (W) Ron Garney (A)

I am excited any time that Soule introduces a new character into the Marvel Universe. He’s created some of my favorite Inhumans already, and the idea of him adding another sickly sinner to the Daredevil rogues is a phenomenal idea.


The Fix #6 (Image)

Nick Spencer (W) Steve Lieber (A)

If you aren’t reading this comic, then I don’t know what to tell you. I mean, sure, you’re missing one of the best comics of the year, but I’m sure you don’t care. You’re always so selfish.


Jupiter’s Legacy Vol 2 #4 of 5 (Image)

Mark Millar (W) Frank Quietly (A)

I don’t know how Millar manages to capture new, unexplored corners of Superhero mythos and make it so damn interesting. I am jealous of his abilities and I fully plan on becoming some sort of half baked mind swapping villain. Prepare yourself Millar.


Wonder Woman #8 (DC)

Greg Rucka (W) Nicola Scott (A)

Honestly, you think a diplomat would try to have some manner of communicating before setting off to a new land. I mean, call me old fashioned. This series impresses me with every page. Every inked line is a masterpiece. Come on, just read the damned thing.


Reborn #1 (Image)

Mark Millar (W) Greg Capullo (A)

Okay, I feel like I’ve been saying this a lot, but look at this fucking team. I am on board already. Oh, it’s a magical journey through the afterlife? As a certain Peter once said. “To die would be an awfully big adventure.”


Moon Knight #7 (Marvel)

Jeff Lemire (W) Greg Smallwood (A)

I have an idea to pitch. So, there have been rumors of a Moon Knight show for a while now. I think if they do it, they should take a note from this comic. Make the story a meta-fiction. Make it bend reality a little bit, because this comic is totally doing it for me. I am infatuated with it.


The Black Monday Murders #3 (Image)

Jonathan Hickman (W) Tomm Coker (A)

How timely that this comic deals with the secret workings of the upper class. With Hickman’s spin of course. This is a definite purchase for anyone familiar and interested in Hickman’s previous works. Really, it’s a definite purchase for anyone who likes stories, but that’s splitting hairs.


Kill or Be Killed #3 (Image)

Ed Brubaker (W) Sean Phillips (A)

This may be one of the best comics I’ve ever had the pleasure to read. I am absolutely amazed at Brubaker’s ability to cut straight to the pulpy core of any story. This one is no different in that regard.


Black Science #25 (Image)

Rick Remender (W) Matteo Scalera (A)

We’ve made it to the twenty fifth issue and I am absolutely wrecked. Remender has a brilliant way of reminding you that there are in fact new dark and depressing depths to which our characters can sink. I think he’s just topped himself again.

Emelie walked across icy floors to her bathroom to take a piss. Part of her expected a note. An attempt to bridge the gap between days. Again, to her relief, the reluctant pangs of guilt wouldn’t burden her. It was a clean escape on her part, and she didn’t even have to wake up to do it. She chuckled to herself, Madam Houdini puts on another satisfying show. She watched a chip in the paint give way and fall the the tiles. Hopefully, coffee was made already.