Tom pressed his face against the thick window. It should have been cold, Tom’s body even anticipated it’s freezing temperature, instead it was warm. Another sterilized piece if an intricate toy. Everything was ergonomically molded, germ resistant, plasticine, and most of all, it was all fool proof. No risk, no concern, no danger. They took it all from him. He was a God, and yet, he felt even more restricted than he did as a man.
Cage! #3 (of 4) (Marvel)
Genndy Tartakovsky (W) Genndy Tartakovsky (A)
Still really on the fence about this one, but it’s late enough in the run, and I’m apathetic enough to keep reading it until it ends. The last issue was better, so that’s promising.
Bloodshot U.S.A. #3 (of 4) (Valiant)
Jeff Lemire (W) Doug Braithwaite (A)
Okay, so this series is good, but what Lemire has been doing with the character for the last two arcs has been ballsy. This, not so much. It doesn’t have the punch that has made the ongoing so great. It’s fine though, I can handle disappointment. I read my own writing.
Divinity III: Stalinverse #1 (Valiant)
Matt Kindt (W) Trevor Hairsine (A)
I love this series, but one of the things that stuck out to me about the original Divinity is the main character being an incredible Non-hero. The second series did a good job giving him a villain and keeping true to the core message, but if they keep making series, I’m afraid they’ll dilute the concept.
Ether #2 (Dark Horse)
Matt Kindt (W) David Rubin (A)
I picked up issue one on a whim. Flipping through it, it reminded me of Brandon Graham’s run on Prophet, which is high praise because I love that dude. Keep an eye on this one.
Black Hammer #6 (Dark Horse)
Jeff Lemire (W) Dean Ormston (A)
I’ll admit I was a little dismayed originally that this wasn’t a limited run. Not because it isn’t good, but because it feels like the sort of series that needs a definitive ending. That being said, I’m really getting to love this comic, and hope it goes on for a while.
Green Arrow #13 (DC)
Ben Percy (W) Otto Schmidt (A)
You know, Queen has a hard time keeping his Green Arrow reputation up. I mean how many times are people going to consider him a terrorist? On that thought, why are people so quick to judge people as terrorists? The dude goes around shooting arrows at bad people. Explain this.
Archie #15 (Archie)
Mark Waid (W) Joe Eisma (A)
The age old question, how do you make your audience sympathize with a bitch? Apparently, you make a bigger bitch and have her fuck with the first bitch. I’m teaching a Writing 101 class at my local community college.
Thanos #2 (Marvel)
Jeff Lemire (W) Mike Deodato (A)
The first issue of this blew my mind. Seriously, it had no right being as good as it was. How do these guys keep pulling amazing stories out of their creative wells? Fuck them for being good at their jobs and entertaining me.
Doctor Strange #15 (Marvel)
Jason Aaron (W) Chris Bachalo (A)
What do you expect to happen to a hero when they’ve been depowered? I hear the march of villains.
The Fix #7 (Image)
Nick Spencer (W) Steve Lieber (A)
Don’t you fucking shoot that dog you sac of shit. I swear to God, if you shoot that dog I will hang you with your intestines.
Batman #13 (DC)
Tom King (W) Mikel Janin (A)
Holy fuck! The last issue of Batman was probably one of the most powerful issues of Batman I’ve read in a long time. Excellent story building, changing the whole structure of how we see Batman, of how we see Bruce. Phe-fucking-nominal.
He breathed deep and clouded his view of Earth with the condensation of his breath. Tom watched as it faded and the planet became clear once again. With a firm push against one of the many foam coated hand holds littering the ship, he turned away from the window and drifted into another testing facility. Weary hands fiddled with equipment, measurements taken, notes filed away. Silence soon nuzzled in close to him again. That’s when he saw it. A glimpse of something impossible. He pushed towards the window again to ensure he wasn’t going insane. He may be mad, but what he thought he saw was indeed what was there. A monstrously large hand, twice as large as the planet, reaching for it through the infinite inky darkness of the grand starscape.