Skid stood crouched behind a chair in a small gutted room with peeling wallpaper, inside a large abandoned apartment block in downtown Chicago. Sweat rolled down his brow, partly because of his mad dash to his current hiding spot, also partly because of thrilling anticipation. Skid had only just gotten his bachelors in street fighting studies and technique, with a minor in general henchmen study. He was excited to fight his first real good guy. For a moment he broke pose to slide his chair over a few feet to the right, he then rushed to the rotten wood desk near the back of the room and pulled it just a couple steps further to the chair. Everything had to be right, he was totally going to flip this guy onto that table. It was going to be awesome. Suddenly he heard the grunting of his former classmates in the hallway. He grinned wildly, then quickly smeared a scowl across his face.


The Fix #1 (Image)

Nick Spencer (W) Steve Lieber (A)

I’m gonna try something that I was originally going to pass up. Weird right? I heard some good things about this comic in advance of the release. Normally I stick to my guns, but I’m feeling lucky. Sounds fun and I don’t hate this creative team, so why not?

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Old Man Logan #4 (Marvel)

Jeff Lemire (W) Andrea Sorrentino (A)

You know it’s a good week when something written by Lemire winds up this close to the top of the stack. This series embodies the best parts of the original story, without some of the bits that I wasn’t a fan of. It’s awesome and intense and hits all the right notes. Grade A.


Exodus: The Life After #5 (Oni Press)

Joshua Hale Fialkov (W) Gabo (A)

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve said this, but people need to be reading this comic. It had a huge out pouring of support when the comic came out, but as it has progressed, less and less info has been released for it and that makes me a sad panda.


Archie #7 (Archie Comics)

Mark Waid (W) Veronica Fish (A)

I absolutely love how this series gets to explore this world that has been so ingrained in pop culture with a new set of eyes. It’s fun to see the dominoes get set up, knowing exactly what they will mean for the future of the comic.

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Black Widow #2 (Marvel)

Chris Samnee/Mark Waid (W) Chris Samnee (A)

The first issue of this comic BLEW MY DAMN PANTS OFF. It started off in the middle of an intense action beat, and we get all the exposition we need from about ten lines of dialogue. That is what makes this medium, and it was pitch perfect. Marvel is on point right now.

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Black Panther #1 (Marvel)

Ta-Nehisi Coates (W) Brian Stelfreeze (A)

I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS. When it was announced I think my heart jumped into my throat. When I read the first few preview pages, I could no longer contain my giddiness. Long story short, I may have made some bad decisions, I need your help to hide a body. Seriously though, this is going to be one amazing comic. Check it out.

He was a disgrace. That’s saying a lot coming from a student of a school that meekly promised “Not all of you will die!” in their orientation pamphlets. His attempt to kick the chair at the intruder was mistimed, his move to flip him dramatically into the table was off balance, even his punched landed weird. How could he have let this happen? He lay on the floor, blood dripping from his mouth as the hero stormed into another room. “Maybe he’ll find a decent opponent there.” Skid sulked as his concussion finally took him to bed.