Hi, 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:
The Massive #25
The Massive has slowly worked it’s way into one of my favorite comics. Less is more when Brian Wood is penning a post-apocalyptic tale. The way that The Massive plays out makes you feel like it is real and like you are almost in a first person POV. Really great stuff! The final story arc begins here.
Sandman Overture #3
Everyone loves Sandman…everyone. I just put it on the list to keep whatever credibility I have.
This book looks straight up trippy.
In the far distant future, the sun’s premature expansion has irradiated Earth, sending humanity to the lowest depths of the seas, hidden within radiation-shielded cities, while probes scour the universe for inhabitable worlds to relocate to.
I will be checking this out. Rick Remender has a very unique voice that comes through in all of his books. If you love Black Science or any of Remender’s other Marvel works, you will probably be into it.
DC Comics Presents Batman Adventures #1
Animated Batman was a staple of my early comic booking, but now, it’s hard to find anything comparable. I show my kids Li’l Gotham and they are like “naw, I want Batman.” I am glad that they are putting out new stuff like this.
Chew Warrior Chicken Poyo #1
Just take my money. Poyo is my favorite comic book chicken that anyone has ever created. I loved the first Poyo one shot and am looking forward to this one so much that I got confused and tried to buy it last week. It is in my budget between electric bills and groceries.
Mind MGMT #24
This book is simply wonderful and although I am still on Book 2, I recommend that you check this out. Matt Kindt is like all the good things about Jeff Lemire in it’s own slightly different…sometimes “better” package. Forgive me Jeff!
New Avengers #21
The Illuminati is FINALLY going to kill a planet, 20 issues later. Let’s see what sparks fly as this concept finally comes to fruition.
The last issue of an era. Prophet helped bring Hal back into comics. It’s wacky, loosely connected and wildly creative style is nearly unmatched and when you dive into Prophet, you realize that you are reading something special. Brandon Graham succeeded in rebooting an old series, by completely redefining the character and the world around him. Prophet is great. Sad to see it go. Celebrate it. Slow clap for Brandon Graham…
~ Scott Deaux ~