The virtual reality system helped to relieve any unwanted stress. Being able to strap into a peaceful world allowed the mind unburdened access to the pleasure receptors. A mainline of dopamine, for the lie that reality wasn’t a dirty, war-bred place. It seemed like hardly a fair battle as far as the programmers were concerned. The people were living in chaos and filthy, these programmers thought themselves messiahs of the dregs of society.


The Goddamned #4 (Image)

Jason Aaron (W) R.M. Guera (A)

Okay, I don’t know how long this series is ongoing to be on my list. It has a lot of good, but also enough meh to make me question its place in my stack, especially with the coming barrage of comics. We will see.

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The Punisher #2 (Marvel)

Becky Cloonan (W) Steve Dillon (A)

The first issue was pretty cut and dry Punisher issue. There was a nice little shoutout to Preacher in the issue though, which was nice. Hopefully this issue can cement this comic in my list.


Green Arrow: Rebirth #1 (Image)

Ben Percy (W) Otto Schmidt (A)

I have no idea what to expect from this comic. It’s being written by a “real-people books” writer, so I can’t really judge it yet. Call it a whim, but I’m excited for this one.

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Civil War II #1 of 6 (Marvel)

Brian Michael Bendis (W) David Marquez (A)

Issue zero showed a lot of promise, even though I’m begrudgingly reading it. NO ONE SAID I HAD TO ENJOY IT! I am enjoying it though, so shut up about it.

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Old Man Logan #7 (Marvel)

Jeff Lemire (W) Andrea Sorrentino (A)

Can I just say that Sorrentino is a god damned treasure. The art in this comic is the reason I keep coming back with sweaty palms. It makes this story pop in ways that I think no other artist could accomplish. Also Lemire is pretty good, but you know how I feel about that man.

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All-New All-Different Avengers #10 (Marvel)

Mark Waid (W) Mahmud A. Asrar (A)

What do friends do? Find their friends fathers, of course. Okay, maybe they just help them get over the crippling depression and abandonment issues, but that doesn’t make for good comics, or does it? WHO KNOWS? Either way, it’s time to play “Where’s Nova’s dad?”


Nailbiter #22 (Image)

Joshua Williamson (W) Mike Henderson (A)

Getting framed for murder in a town that breeds murder like a hobby can get anyone down in the dumps. I wonder how Alice is going to fare when the town is hunting her like a fox! Golly Gee, I hope something bad doesn’t happen.

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Moon Knight #3 (Marvel)

Jeff Lemire (W) Greg Smallwood (A)

Everyone like mummies. Everyone except Marc Spector! DUN DUN DUUUUN


Batman: Rebirth #1 (DC)

Tom King/Scott Snyder (W) Mikel Janin (A)

I am so pumped for this new series. Tom King is a brilliant new rising talent, and he was hand picked by Snyder to take over the book for him. I can’t wait for this one. Also, check it out, Calender Man is back.


Deadly Class #21 (Image)

Rick Remender (W) Wesley Craig (A)

The final arc in what really feels like the last story of this comic. I mean I know it isn’t, at least I hope it isn’t. Someone close to our main character, or the main character himself, dies. I’m hoping for the former honestly.


Paper Girls #6 (Image)

Brian K.Vaughan (W) Cliff Chang (A)

When life closes one door, it opens another. Or something like that but with comics. Whatever. Paper Girls is back. WOOOOOO


Nowhere Men #10 (Image)

Eric Stephenson (W) Jordie Bellaire (A)

This series need more attention. PAY ATTENTION TO IT. IT NEEDS YOU TO LOOK AT IT. Seriously, If you aren’t reading this comic, go pick up the trade from amazon for, like, seven bucks. Do it.

Soon advertisements began popping up in the endless fields of New Eden. Before long, classism, joined the fray. This meant that certain zones were made to feel worse than others. At first Purists were outraged, but the Realists dug the new changes. Until dirt, the same dirt from the outside, began creeping its way into the cracks and potholes of what was once paradise. Soon, there were two realities, one no better than the other. Both equally sad. Until one day, someone invented a new device in New Eden. A device that took you somewhere new. Human kind is so unfortunately cyclical.