Welcome to our weekly post where we tell you “What Comics to Watch For On Wednesday.” We are doing our best to recommend a few titles worth your time this week. It is good to note that we rarely suggest mid-run titles, because we try to provide good jumping on points or oddities that must be seen to believe.
This week’s offerings:
Rachel Rising #37
Terry Moore is a legend in comics and a god in indie comics. Rachel Rising has a strong following. Rachel is dead and now everybody knows it… what will that mean for her?
Two words, “Mermaid War.” But, this is one of the most beloved comics in comics today. This book deserves all of the awards that it is getting.
If you are looking for something new, check this series out. Seems like Four Brothers meets Sicario.
From master author George Pelecanos, (HBO’s The Wire, The Pacific, Treme), comes a searing tale of warfare at its worst and fighting soldiers at their best. When the wife of a former Marine buddy finds herself a target of a vicious Mexican cartel, she ends up turning to her husband’s old squad for help. Sergeant James McQuade and five former members of the Five-One Sand Scorpions find themselves outnumbered and outgunned against the most lethal and unpredictable enemy they ever went head-to-head with. It was someone else’s war but it was their fight. Just the way they like it.
This cover is provocative and the series is dark and robust. 48 pages an issue is a great selling point.
Secret Wars Too #1
This looks SO WEIRD, like a mockery of the Secret Wars event. We should read it together…
THE BEYONDERS TRY THEIR (SCARY, EXTRA-DIMENSIONAL) HAND AT MARKETING: We are Beyond. Dreamers. Destroyers. All of reality our whim. And frankly? we get bored. These tales from across the multifarious domains of Battleworld – not of heroism or consequence, but of humor – provide a brief respite from millennia of omnipotence. We cannot be comprehended by the miniscule human mind. Turn your attention to this book instead of trying. You are welcome. ONE SHOT/Rated T+
Six-Gun Gorilla Pen And Ink Edition
If you like process, this is a good pick up for you.
What’s to Love: Calling all process junkies! If you’re as much a fan of the behind-the-scenes process of illustration as you are of the finished product, you will love this in-depth look at the making of the critically acclaimed Six-Gun Gorilla. What It Is: This next installment of the Pen & Ink series collects Six-Gun Gorilla issues #1-2 in an over-sized, 11″ x 17″ format that features Jeff Stokely‘s inks alongside new commentary and creative insights from Stokely and writer Simon Spurrier.
Astro City #29
I love Astro City, but I hate the First Family (I.E. the Astro City version of the Fantastic Four). In the grand tradition of Kurt Busiek examining stories from all angles, this story is about an alien society that is invaded by the “monsters” in the First Family (I.E. the good guys).
Star Wars Vader Down #1
Vader is isolated from his forces and is hunted by the Rebel Alliance…like all of them.
Serving Supes #1
Devils Due /1first Comics, Llc brings us a story of process servers to the superhero community. I always appreciate a little comedic commentary and this appears to be an interesting endeavor.
Mark Millar‘s newest movie premise gets it’s obligatory pre-film comic…but, seriously, Millar is creative gold to new comics properties and really has a robust vision for telling full stories. Set in a small town, this looks like it will be a winner.
Wrath Of The Eternal Warrior #1
The Eternal Warrior is a great comics premise. An immortal warrior in service to the Earth moves through history, fighting battles and razing empires. Now, he is stuck on an alien planet. Chances are, he will do what he does best…
Not sure if you were aware that Invincible is doing INSANE things right now, but it bears mentioning. If you have ever read Invincible, you know that a pretty major thing happens in the second story arc that was pretty brutally surprising. Well, Mark has gone back in time in this current story arc and so he is in that same situation, but with knowledge of the terrible secret. What will happen under these fantastic circumstances?
Mighty Thor #1
(Spoilers. Highlight If You Want To Know) ->Jane Foster is The Mighty Thor and that is cool. But Jane has cancer, which is not cool. So, here we see Thor fight her greatest challenge in the first “All-New” arc. Russell Dauterman kills this cover!
~ Scott Deaux ~
Let me know what comics you are picking up or what you thought of these titles in the comments