The golden rim of the horizon stretched out, at first slowly, but quickly reaching it’s arms out to embrace the edges of Katrina’s vision. Following the traffic as it came over the hill, watching as the lights flicked off one by one. The lines of the road disappearing behind the grids of the chain link fence of the Midtown Bridge.
Savage Sword of Conan #1 (Marvel)
Gerry Duggan (W) Ron Garney (A)
MORE CONAN! I expected Marvel to hit the iron while it was hot once they got the rights to this character, but damn, their line up is getting bigger every month. Next month we get a spin-off and I’m sure the list will get longer. By Crom, bring it on!
Wonder Twins #1 (of 6) (Wonder Comics)
Mark Russell (W) Stephen Byrne (A)
Are you kidding me? Is it even a question? You should read this book.
Captain Marvel #2 (Marvel)
Kelly Thompson (W) Carmen Carnero (A)
The first issue of this book wasn’t my favorite introductory issue, but it was promising. I am looking forward to this book blowing me away.
Sex Death Revolution #3 (Black Mask Studios)
Magdalene Visaggio (W) Katarzyna Witerscheim (A)
This book explores a lot of interesting things about relationships and the way the world sees you versus your perception of yourself. It is good because it is strange and I like it.
Ironheart #3 (Marvel)
Eve L. Ewing (W) Kevin Libranda (A)
This book does something that is very hard to do. It does modern “hip” kid dialogue without making it cringy. They do a very good job, and for that I think you should read this book.
The Punisher #8 (Marvel)
Matthew Rosenberg (W) Szymon Kudranski (A)
Have you ever taken down an entire country single handedly. This is like Frank Castles third country. It’s old hat by now. He tries to get a couple knocked out a year.
Dead Man Logan #4 (of 12) (Marvel)
Ed Brisson (W) Mike Henderson (A)
This book has been a perfect send off for this character. I really hope it doesn’t juke us again and end up saving the character to live forever in superhero purgatory. Let the man fucking die.
The Flash #64 (DC)
Joshua Williamson (W) Rafa Sandoval (A)
The first issue of this crossover was interesting. I’m not sure how I feel about the big reveal at the end of the first issue. We’ll see how they pull it all together I suppose. Enjoy the ride, it’s a comic.
The Batman Who Laughs #3 (of 6) (DC)
Scott Snyder (W) Jock (A)
Still trying to figure out if this shit takes place in the main universe. I’m so confused.
Thor #10 (Marvel)
Jason Aaron (W) Michael del Mundo (A)
The ramp up to War of the Realms is happening, and we get an issue about Odin. That sounds like maybe I’m trying to take the piss, but I’m thrilled about that. Odin has been a hard character to navigate for a while now, I’m glad he gets a little time to thrive.
Detective Comics #998 (DC)
Peter J. Tomasi (W) Jaime Mendoza (A)
Fuck this series has been amazing. I am genuinely invested in this arc and cannot wait to get my grubby little paws on every issue.
Oblivion Song #12 (Image)
Robert Kirkman (W) Annalisa Leoni (A)
Big ole arc wrap up issue. Shit is going to explode or something, I can just feel it.
Wonder Woman #64 (DC)
G. Willow Wilson (W) Jesus Merino (A)
I have to say that the last issue was fantastic. Wilson has a way of capturing the id of a character’s soul and really laying it bare on the page for the reader to enjoy. I respect that incredibly.
Survival Fetish #5 (of 5) (Black Mask Studios)
Patrick Kindlon (W) Antonio Fuso (A)
Oh, man. I have been waiting for this conclusion for way too long. This series was fantastic, soup to nuts. Fantastic art, brilliant world building, smart dialogue. It was everything in one extremely polished package. Pick up this book, or pick up the trade next month. Do it for yourself.
Justice League Dark #8 (DC)
James Tynion IV (W) Alvaro Martinez Bueno/Raul Fernandez (A)
This book horrifies me in the weirdest ways. Like, I’m not supposed to get my body horror fix from a superhero book, right? Excellent craftsmanship really shines through this book. It is a stained glass window depicting heinous crimes, the creators are the sun illuminating the image.
The Amazing Spider-Man #15 (Marvel)
Nick Spencer (W) Chris Bachalo (A)
Jesus Christ. Leave Aunt May alone! STOP THIS! I DIDN’T WANT THIS. FUCKING LEAVE HER ALONE DAMMIT!
Gunning for Hits #2 (Image)
Jeff Rougvie (W) Moritat (A)
I was not expecting to like this as much as I did. It’s a love letter to David Bowie’s legacy in a strange strange way. It isn’t cashing in on him, which is what I was afraid of. Dodged a bullet there.
Runaway #18 (Marvel)
Rainbow Rowell (W) Kris Anka (A)
This is the last issue with Anka on art duty and I’m very upset by that. His art really pulled these characters out of the page and into my head. That being said, the new artist coming on board with issue nineteen is a solid fit for this book. We’ll miss you Anka.
The Magic Order #6 (of 6) (Image)
Mark Millar (W) Olivier Coipel (A)
The big bad finale. Magic, and blood, and people betraying each other. Oh man! A Millar special if I’ve ever seen it!
Blackbird #5 (Image)
Sam Humphries (W) Jen Bartel (A)
The main character in this book is a lovely underdog. It feels honest and earned and now that shit is coming up in her favor, I’m curious what will come of this dark, horrible, lovely magic world.
Murder Falcon #5 (Image)
Daniel Warren Johnson (W) Mike Spicer (A)
Metal fucking Falcon-man. What more do you really fucking want? I don’t know how to sell this book in a way that the book doesn’t sell itself.
Gideon Falls #11 (Image)
Jeff Lemire (W) Andrea Sorrentino (A)
This is a twisted, winding story and I cannot get it out of my head. It’s dangerous and there is a sinister shadow that weaves in and out of the pages and draws you in. It’s your tongue poking the sore in your mouth.
Criminal #2 (Image)
Ed Brubaker (W) Sean Phillips (A)
FUCK. This is a phenomenal series. Always has been. Please invest in these books. They are some of the best crime graphic novels that have ever been inked.
Ms. Marvel #38 (Marvel)
G. Willow Wilson (W) Nico Leon (A)
Five years of Ms. Marvel is coming to an end. I don’t really know how I feel about that. Part of me is proud of these strangers, part of me is heartbroken, and part of me is just curious. Where ever this character goes, she has made her impact on the world. Where ever these creators go, they will have one cynical pseudo-writer following them.
Waiting for the sun had become a ritual. Nights on the town, becoming nights on the bridge. This same bridge, the same held breaths. This time she had won. For the first time, the sun faltered first. It was like crossing a threshold, like crawling into a cool water. She had beaten the impossible. The stumbled walk home may have been her last, she told herself it would be her last.