Paisley swirls of vibrant color curled around him as he floated towards the infinite abyss. The sensory deprivation blending sight and sound, taste and smell. An orgy of stimulation bombarding his body. Infinity squeezing the blood into his eyes and the sweat from his pores. All of existence was running coarsely against his flesh like sandpaper. It was maddening. Then, among the cacophony of exposure, he spotted a small white dot on the horizon. All of his focus was fixed on that point. The growing point.

Curse Words #21 (Image)

Charles Soule (W) Ryan Browne (A)

I know I said that I was done with this comic, but that was before I realized that there was only one arc left. Feels weird dropping it right before the conclusion, so I’ll see it through till the end dammit.

Invaders #5 (Marvel)

Chip Zdarsky (W) Carlos Magno (A)

Okay, so the clarification I was hoping for with the last issue happened, a little, I guess. I still don’t get what the big deal is. I guess we’ll have to see how this all unfolds.

Age of Conan: Bêlit #3 (of 5) (Marvel)

Tini Howard (W) Kate Niemczyk (A)

This is a weird little story told in a small corner of the Conan-verse. I think if they continue doing things like this in the future, they might just extend this universe more than it has ever been explored before. That’s promising to me.

Lodger #5 (of 5?) (Black Crown)

David Lapham/Maria Lapham (W) David Lapham (A)

Not entirely sure that this one is ending just yet. I mean there is no number six in sight right now, but who knows, they may eventually come back to explore this story a bit more.

Captain Marvel #5 (Marvel)

Kelly Thompson (W) Carmen Carnero (A)

The last issue of this arc and let me just tell you. I’m still fucking upset that West Coast Avengers is over. Seriously, guys. You let me the fuck down. What the hell? Why didn’t you buy it?

Savage Sword of Conan #5 (Marvel)

Gerry Duggan (W) Ron Garney (A)

So closes the first story in this strange and wonderful anthology. I have hopes for this series. Lets hope they get some fresh voices to tell some weird ass stories. Someone get W. Maxwell Prince on the line.

Gunning For Hits #5 (of 6) (Image)

Jeff Rougvie (W) Moritat (A)

So, apparently this is going to be a mini series. I’m kinda relieved and saddened by this realization. Relieved because I wasn’t sure how long this comic could keep going, what with the subject matter. Saddened because it’s a damn good book.

Justice League Odyssey #9 (DC)

Dan Abnett (W) Daniel Sampere (A)

You know, I can’t say I’m not excited to see this series get a little “Indiana Jones” on us. Never thought I’d see Cyborg as the archeological type, but I’m digging the new aesthetic.

Shazam! #5 (DC)

Geoff Johns (W) Dale Eaglesham (A)

It was only a matter of time before Mr.Adam shows up. I’m excited to see how this sets up how Black Adam gets to where he is in Doomsday Clock, delays be damned.

Wonder Woman #70 (DC)

Willow Wilson (W) Xermanico (A)

There is something about the recent arcs of this series that reminds me of the Azzarello run. Wonder Woman vs. The Gods is always good times.

Catwoman #11 (DC)

Joëlle Jones (W) Fernando Blanco (A)

The cast of characters that this series has introduced into the world has been one of my favorite parts of this book. I really hope they continue being a part of the Bat-books.

She Could Fly: Lost Pilot #2 (of 5) (Berger Books)

Christopher Cantwell (W) Martin Morazzo (A)

This book is a complicated look at an equally complicated problem. Along with some newly introduced traumas, this book is a wonderful examination of mental health issues.

Captain America #10 (Marvel)

Ta-Nehisi Coates (W) Adam Kubert (A)

Coates does a phenomenal job on this book. Each issue feels like an emotional gut punch aimed right at your patriotism. With Kubert on interiors, this is a book many people will try hard to top.

Detective Comics #1003 (DC)

Peter J. Tomasi (W) Brad Walker (A)

Okay, I’m intrigued. I was hesitant on the new character, but now I’m invested. Give me more Arkham Knight.

Conan The Barbarian #6 (Marvel)

Jason Aaron (W) Mahmud Asrar (A)

Every day that I read this comic, I thank Crom that Aaron was given the keys to the Conan kingdom. You would too, if you read the fucking book.

Wyrd #3 (Dark Horse)

Curt Pires (W) Antonio Fuso (A)

This book is like Ellis’s run on Moon Knight met Constantine. It’s a ridiculously interesting comic and you should be reading it so it doesn’t get cancelled like West Coast Avengers. Fuckers.

Wonder Twins #4 (of 5) (Wonder Comics)

Mark Russell (W) Stephen Byrne (A)

This book is a massive return to form for Russell. Okay, maybe not massive, he’s always been pretty good, but this is Snagglepuss caliber.

Batman Who Laughs #5 (of 6) (DC)

Scott Snyder (W) Jock (A)

I think I may know the twist at the end of this all, but who knows. I’m pretty fucking dumb, I’m probably wrong.

Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #6 (Marvel)

Tom Taylor (W) Juann Cabal (A)

This book has one of the most touching tones of any Spider-man I’ve ever read. This really focuses on the grounded aspects of the character and dammit, incredible.

Ice Cream Man #12 (Image)

Maxwell Prince (W) Martin Morazzo (A)

I’ve already converted a bunch of people to the cult of Ice Cream Man. Now it’s time I converted you.

Black Hammer: Age of Doom #10 (Dark Horse)

Jeff Lemire (W) Dean Ormstom (A)

I’m really excited to see where this series goes on the face of the last reveal. This book has gone places that I would have never expected it to go and it continues to impress me with every issue

Deadly Class #38 (Image)

Rick Remender (W) Wes Craig (A)

The show was everything I wanted and now this arc is everything I wanted from this comic. If you aren’t already on the Deadly Class train, I don’t know what to tell you.

Murder Falcon #8 (of 8) (Image)

Daniel Warren Johnson (W/A)

I cannot express how sad I am that this book is ending. It’s been the most insane romp through my emotions. I’ve loved every minute of it and if you missed it, please for the love of all that is metal, pick up the trade.

Totality rushed by him, but he was no longer taking in the noise that previously drowned him. The dot was growing ever larger, he could start to make out details within the dot. In fact, it wasn’t a dot at all, but a square. Smaller darker dots lined the outer perimeters. Growing faster, he began to worry, maybe it was moving too fast. Would he hit it? Would he be okay? Before he could grasp his anxieties, it was upon him. He was launched into the room, somehow orienting himself feet first. The room shook as he landed in the desk chair in front of a computer. The cursor blinked on a blank document. Fingers rushed to type his experience. To fulfill this need to share his existence with the screen, with anyone, with anything.

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