It’s a pretty damn awesome lineup for comics this week!
Harrow County #25
Harrow County’s back with a new story arc with #25. Hard to believe I’ve been reading this one for a couple years now. I first picked it up with issue #5, and it’s been a pretty solid read the entire time. This is one of my favorite’s from Cullen Bunn, though The Sixth Gun is also worth checking out. Anyway, let’s see what else looked good this week…
Grass Kings #7
Another from today’s comic grab-bag I’m pretty excited for is the new Grass Kings. The first Tyler Jenkins book I remember seeing was Snow Blind. I bought the entire series before I read it because I was immediately impressed with that style of artwork. Tyler’s watercolors are beautiful. They have sort of a sketchy illustrative sense, like Jeff Lemire in a way, but a little more confident in his line work. In addition to that, Matt Kindt has written some pretty amazing stuff. Right now, I’m pretty deep into Dept.H (no pun intended), as well as Grass Kings. I think these guys work really well together, and I’m really excited to see more from Tyler in the future. Lastly, this week we were greeted with another addition to miss marvel. I feel like over the years I read less and
Ms. Marvel #22
Lastly, this week we were greeted with another addition to Ms. Marvel. I feel like over the years I read fewer and fewer Marvel comics. I thought it was kinda weird and they did a lot of normal everyday things with their superheroes. I did really enjoy the Vision books and this one though. Ms. Marvel is like watching a high school teen movie, with a lot of interesting multi cultural nods. It’s interesting seeing the stress of being a teenager and trying to maintain a second “secret life” as part of the Avengers. I guess it’s sort of like trying to be a Boy Scout and also be in public school. Which I remember having conflictions with as a youth.
So, today the comics I’m coming home with are a bunch of really great issues of really amazing things I’m not going to read any time soon. All three of the books are on their second story arc, and I plan on doing their “second season” Netflix style. (Sorry in advance for the lack of review, imagination and storytelling.)
Rebels: These Free & Independent States #6
First up is Rebels, and I’m pretty sure this story is supposed to finish up in about two issues. The first arc was amazing, I’ve referred to it as “fake history” in the sense that it reads like fictional stories involving factual characters. I remember getting super into the first issues, and I’ve just been hooked from the beginning. Even though it’s a little more wordy than comics I typically read, I am really excited to get into this arc in another month or so.
Lady Killer 2 #5
Joëlle Jones did an amazing job with the first five part series, the artwork and story are all amazing. We even have a couple prints that we picked up at Boston Comic Con a couple years back that she did as promotional ads for the story. It’s got a retro vibe, a hitwoman/murder vibe, and a fun plot that sort of reminds me of Mad Men at times.
Black Magick #7
I heard a rumor that this series got picked up as a television show, then it sort of disappeared. So, I was happy with the first five issues… but, then when I saw that it was coming back, I literally bought it. The series, in case anyone hasn’t read it, is about a police officer who is a practicing witch with a lot of powers… if I remember correctly, there’s (spoiler alert) a murder in the witch community, and the killer is trying to out our heroine. How will this next chapter play out?
Sorry for such a poor introductory volume of New Comics Day, hopefully next time I’ll get a little time to actually read one… that’s doubtful though. It may take me until winter when I go on my comics bender.