“Hey, are you here for the car?”
Ryan’s adrenaline was through the roof. It was a cold night, but even with only his button up shirt on, he was sweating bullets.
“Cool, David couldn’t come, but I owed him a favor so I came along instead.”
This dude was jovial. That’s not okay. Ryan nodded his head and began looking over the car. Well, not really looking it over, but trying really hard to make it seem like he was looking it over. He was desperately trying to calm his nerves, when a breeze blew through his shirt, and suddenly, through the shivering, he found his calm.
“So, do you want to drive it around the block or something?”
The Autumnlands #14 (Image)
Kurt Busiek (W) Ben Dewey (A)
This arc was dark. Like, very dark. Despite that and my fetishistic love of dark, disturbing comics, this series has been doing little to impress me and keep me on board. Far flung from the days when I just couldn’t get enough of this story. Hopefully the next arc reestablishes my love for this title.
Old Man Logan #16 (Marvel)
Jeff Lemire (W) Andrea Sorrentino (A)
What happens when a short old dude gets trapped in space? Only the wackiest hijinx! Seriously, who put Wolverine in space and thought it would be a good idea. You’d be lucking if he didn’t come back to earth riding a rocketship like a bull, a la Dr.Strangelove.
Green Arrow #14 (DC)
Ben Percy (W) Peter Nguyen (A)
Oh shit! Someone is seriously out for Oliver Queen, or I guess Green Arrow. I’m sure we’ll find out which one they want to take out more. Either way, major case of wrong place wrong time. Who else shoots people with green arrows, I mean, dude, it’s your name.
The Unworthy Thor #3 (of 5) (Marvel)
Jason Aaron (W) Olivier Coipel (A)
We haven’t had any hints at what caused Odinson to lose his handle on his big ole hammer. If this series doesn’t finally give me some damn answers, I’m going to burn my house down. Really impractical, but someone might get hurt. Watch out.
Moon Knight #10 (Marvel)
Jeff Lemire (W) Greg Smallwood (A)
Okay, the last arc was a trip, but I can only imagine it getting weirder from here. That’s saying something coming from a book about a schizophrenic anti-hero who achieved his powers from an Egyptian god.
Batman #14 (DC)
Tom King (W) Mitch Gerads(A)
Is this the end to Gotham’s biggest power couple? What comes next? Who gets custody of the Robins? WHO KNOWS?! MY LIFE IS IN SHAMBLES!
Avengers #3 (Marvel)
Mark Waid (W) Mike Del Mundo (A)
I’m so fucking glad Del Mundo got this batshit crazy comic to do art for. I’m a huge fan of his art and I feel like he gets put on limited after limited, now he gets a big people book written by one of the biggest comic writers of all time. I dig the fuck out of it.
Champions #4 (Marvel)
Mark Waid (W) Humberto Ramos (A)
On the topic of art. I have actually dropped a title because of Ramos. I felt his art didn’t match the title and I got really tired of it. That being said. Fuck, I love his art on this comic. I couldn’t imagine any artist doing justice on this series. Fuck. A fucking plus.
Nailbiter #28 (Image)
Joshua Williamson (W) Mike Henderson (A)
What cracking in Buckaroo?! My guess is murder. Probably a lot of murder.
Black Science #27 (Image)
Rick Remender (W) Matteo Scalera (A)
Everything is fucked. Just give up. Who cares? I mean what’s the point? Just wait for the life ending bullshit train to crash through your shitty life. Eat your fucking pie. Finish your fucking pie and watch the shit train out the window. Fuck it.
They road out of the parking lot in silence. Ryan almost drove into a car that was backing off. He told himself to focus more, but his body was in autopilot. He felt the icy cool of the gun in the back of his pants and shifted a little. Ryan pretended to scratch his back and pulled the gun next to him.
“Hey, turn here, we can do a U-turn.”
This was perfect. The lights in the alleyway flickered ominously, just like in all those movies. Ryan slowed to a crawl, when he heard something. Something was moving in the trunk. The guys eyes lit up, Ryan pulled the gun on him just as he saw him move for his belt. He felt something sharp against his throat. The guy’s eyes bounced from Ryan’s face to the gun.
“Fuck, this is awkward.”