Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Interesting Comics This Week (10-28-15)

Marvel Comics:

Cover of Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1, courtesy of Marvel ComicsUnbeatable Squirrel Girl #1 

This comic gave me a hard time even finding it because, as the cover is glad to point out, this is only their second #1 issue this year. It was only reset because of the Secret Wars nonsense, but if it helps get more people reading this again, then we have a very good thing. I reviewed a few issues of this before, and while it sometimes felt a little too much like Ryan North, it was still a lot of fun to read and follow.

Cover of Self Storage #1, courtesy of 451 Media Group451 Media Group:

Self Storage #1

Should I leave it at just the rhetorical question in the description? "What if you found a zombie locked up in a self storage unit? Would you keep it?" That's more than enough to sell me on the premise right there. It's just about a guy who makes a living buying storage units and selling what's inside. It sounds like a fever dream from going back and forth between bad reality TV and The Walking Dead, which is enough to sell me on it.

Action Lab Comics:

Cover of Cyrus Perkins and the Haunted Taxi Cab #1, courtesy of Action Lab ComicsCyrus Perkins and the Haunted Taxi Cab #1 

Supernatural crime noir, following a taxi cab driver trying to solve a death that happened in his taxi to avoid behind haunted by the spirit in his car. It's not the most original premise I've seen but the preview pages (especially the last one) have intrigued me.

BOOM! Studios:

Cover of Adventure Time 2015 Spooktacular #1, courtesy of BOOM! StudiosAdventure Time 2015 Spooktacular #1

I've watched enough Adventure Time to know that I really enjoy it, but not enough to consider myself a super-fan or anything like that. It's still been a ton of fun to watch, and if there's anything in comics that I love harping on too much, it's people having fun with their stories. I've wanted to read the comics for a while, and with a special issue, it strikes me as a good place to jump in.

Cover of Over the Garden Wall #3, courtesy of BOOM! StudiosOver the Garden Wall #3 

I've loved the first two issues of this series. I still have not watched the Cartoon Network series it was based on, but it's just been a lot of fun to follow so far. If you need more indication of why, just look at the reviews I wrote for the previous issues.

Cover of Wild's End: The Enemy Within #2, courtesy of BOOM! StudiosWild's End: The Enemy Within #2

 I really liked the first issue in this series, and that's all I really needed to want to read this issue. Short version: aftermath of an alien invasion, the government comes into a small town to investigate what happened. It probably sounds like you've read this before, but you probably haven't, and not just because it's about a town full of animals, not people.

Dark Horse Comics:

Colder Toss The Bones #2 

Cover of Colder Toss The Bones #2, courtesy of Dark Horse Comics
I loved the first issue of this, a horror comic that I can really get behind without reservation. Nimble Jack is a character I absolutely loved, and just the opportunity to see more of him is a great reason to read the comic. Add to that the atmosphere of the book, and I'm definitely interested in reading more of this.

Cover of Batman '66 #28, courtesy of DC ComicsDC Comics:

Batman '66 #28 

I love this series. I don't know what else I really need to say about it. I've reviewed it a few times before, and it's just the perfect amount of camp. It's willfully stupid and over the top, and a lot of Batman works best when it's presented like that.

Cover of Black Magick #1, Courtesy of Black Magick #1Image Comics:

Black Magick #1

Greg Rucka (a name a recognize) and Nicola Scott (which I don't, but has strong recommendations) making a series about a supernatural homicide/robbery detective. There aren't quite enough details about what the story will be about to really hook me, but the creative team (and the Image #1 bump) put it up high on the list of things I find interesting this week.

Cover of Wes Craven's Coming of Rage #1, courtesy of Liquid Comics

Liquid Comics:

Wes Craven's Coming of Rage #1 

I don't know if the script for this was written by Wes Craven, but from his writing about it, he was definitely deeply involved. The fact that this is probably the last work we ever see from him after his death in August will get some of the attention, and the way that he wrote about making it tells me that I'm at least going to check it out. I don't know if it will be as good as it makes me hope, but I have to give it a shot.

Cover of Art Ops #1, courtesy of Vertigo ComicsVertigo Comics:

Art Ops #1

Shaun Simon and Michael Allred creating a series about works of art that come to life, then need to be tracked down by pseudo-government agents in charge of keeping them in check? I have to reiterate - I love high concept, and this is way up there on that spectrum. Add that to the fact that we have a great creative team, and I'm in on this from the start.

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