Simon walked into the sun fade blue locker room with his typical ambivalence towards his career. He opened his locker and pulled out the black button up that they had so generously given him when he started. It had his name embroidered into the pocket. In the year 2086, it had been decreed by the courts that things had less value than the memories that had been created in it. One of the effects of this strangely existential law was that now when things became property of the state, so did any memories created in the item. Simon was what they called “repo men”. His job was too hard some days. Today was one of the hardest.
Grass Kings #1 (Boom!)
Matt Kindt (W) Tyler Jenkins (A)
Trying some new things out this week. This series caught my eye, good artists, good writer, all with an intriguing story as accoutrement. What isn’t to dig?
Astro City #42 (Vertigo)
Kurt Busiek (W) Brent Eric Anderson (A)
Man, I have a weird relationship with this book. It was one of the first books that really got me into creator owned comics as a kid. That being said, the issues recently run the gambit from incredible, to a little dry. Can’t let go of a first love though, says a lot about me.
Titans #9 (DC)
Dan Abnett (W) Brett Booth (A)
Now I’m more invested in this series than ever. After that one issue of Detective comics, I feel like I have to keep up with any book with a bat-character in it. That’s why I read this, besides it being a phenominal comic, that is.
Man-Thing #1 of 5 (Marvel)
R.L. Stine (W) German Peralta (A)
R.L. Stine was the man who really got me reading books. I’ve read dozens of Goosebump books, and I’ve been waiting for another Man-Thing series for the longest time. It’s like they knew just how to keep me happy. Marvel is the best boyfriend.
Inhumans Vs. X-Men #6 of 6 (Marvel)
Charles Soules (W) Leinil Francis Yu (A)
The final piece of the puzzle. We’ll see what comes of all of this fighting. Probably only good things, right? If you’re an X-men fan, I’d say the next few months of solicitations lean in your favor.
Detective Comic #952 (DC)
James Tynion IV (W) Christian Duce (A)
Really been digging the new artist for this arc. That makes me all the more excited to see people getting punched in the fucking face. Also who doesn’t like seeing Ras al Ghul get tossed around a little bit? I know I do.
Justice League of America #2 (DC)
Steve Orlando (W) Ivan Reis (A)
I was expecting this comic to be good, but it has topped my expectations. This rag tag band of mortals may make a damn fine comic yet!
Old Man Logan #19 (Marvel)
Jeff Lemire (W) Filipe Andrade (A)
New artist, same old man! Bad joke. Anyway, someone put a pesky prison between Logan and someone he needs. I guess that’s going to have to go. Shame, the tax payers put so much money into that.
Copperhead #11 (Image)
Jay Faerber (W) Drew Moss (A)
Holy shit, I was shocked to see this one back. I was just talking about this comic a month ago. It ended an arc and no one knew when it would come back. Only a year and a half wait. That’s not too much to ask. Right? Right?
Wonder Woman #18 (DC)
Greg Rucka (W) Bilquis Evely (A)
Shit got real real dark in the last installment of God Watch. It was awesome. I mean, it was also tragic as hell, but pretty badass as an issue. It seems that someone has a super-villian origin in the fire. Let’s see how that works out for them.
Spider-Man/Deadpool #15 (Marvel)
Joshua Corin (W) Scott Koblish (A)
AW MAN! I’m totally not excited about my comic getting interrupted by a Deadpool event. This means I have to pick up the first issue too. Dammit Marvel. Don’t Make Mine Mandatory! Whatever, I guess it could be worse.
Jessica Jones #6 (Marvel)
Brain Michael Bendis (W) Michael Gaydos (A)
Answers? Answers! Maybe? Who knows? Probably the people who work for Marvel. I don’t, so I can’t know. I can promise you that this is a comic though! That’s a promise I can back with 74% certainty!
Low #16 (Image)
Rick Remender (W) Greg Tocchini (A)
Ah, the heartbreaker is back. Normally I would be wary of letting something like this back into my love, but I’ve accepted it for what it is. I’m not going to get attached. Seriously, this isn’t at all like last time. We’ve both grown up a lot. Yes, I’m sure this is what I want to do. Leave me alone.
The call had been passed down the rankings until it came to our wary protagonist. No one wanted to watch a life erased. It took a toll on a person. The case was a foreclosure, the target was the resident of thirty five years. You shouldn’t be shocked at how much time the average person spends at home in thirty years. Children growing up. Love blossoming. Pets growing old. Family dying. Everything happens at home. Erasing this memory would cost this person most of their lives. In high memory cases like this, victims were encouraged to say goodbye to family, make peace with themselves. They would have to be put into hospice care. For all intents and purposes, this was the end for them. Simon was the executor. Nothing ever prepared him for taking a life.