Season change. Cons come and go. New comics are a constant. We have great spoiler filled picks to check out! Let’s get to it!
CHRONONAUTS #2 – James Kaplan
This is such a fun comic book. I really enjoy how Mark Millar thinks about his characters from the perspective of how a normal person would react to a situation. A normal person, given the ability to travel through time, wouldn’t necessarily be so concerned about the space time continuum. Instead they might use time travel to just accumulate all the $&@t they wanted and just do whatever the hell they wanted and have fun with it. Which is what happens here, to great effect. Sean Murphy is at the top of his game on art, with terrific, vivid colors from Matt Hollingsworth. It’s such a gorgeous looking book, full of astounding levels of detail, and all of Murphy’s characters have so much detail and personality. If you want a book that is pure action and fun, Chrononauts is a great read.
About Me: James is a lawyer by day, and an avid reader of comics whenever he can. He loves his family, friends, and getting all of them into comics. He writes longer comics reviews at panelpatter.com and is on Twitter @sinisterjhk.
THOR #7 – Tom Barnett
Thor is still bad ass no matter what gender!
About Me: I’m Tom. Slightly addicted to comics, Doctor Who, Star Wars and Star Trek. I also try to spend some time behind the lens of my camera. Love Bronze Age comics and the Black Hole movie from Disney. Follow me @tphoto10
BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 – Roderick Ruth
Wow, what an incredibly different take on the Bloodshot that Jeff Lemire is presenting with this new, debut issue from Valiant. What’s even more strikingly impressive to me is the incredible art from Mico Suayan’s pencils and inks, and David Baron’s colors. Here’s a panel that is not only jaw-dropping in detail, but effectively replicates a typical Friday night for myself.
About Me: Roderick is an avid comic reader and collector, with a particular fondness for funny books and nerd nostalgia from the “Dark Ages of Comics” (also known as the late 80′s and 90′s). When he’s not diving in $1 long boxes trying to recapture his youth or working out his biceps from lifting his massive pull list every Wednesday at his comic shop, he can be found on Twitter @roderickruth.
RUNLOVEKILL #1 – Pete Buser
It may seem that Image is releasing a lot of science-fiction comic books lately and it’s true. This is just the beginning of the story of a woman on the run from an authoritarian state and it looks like it’s off to a good start. Writer Jon Tsuei and ever lovin’ artist Eric Canete set the first scene of the book as a long, fast paced escape from a prison. All set to a metronome and a woman playing a cello, the crescendo being an ocean dance with whales.
About Me: Pete Buser is an enigma wrapped in a variant cover. Follow his mystery @petebuser
MS. MARVEL #14 – Kulbir Mann
This issue was probably the first of any mainstream comic to touch upon the topic of arranged marriages and the reasons for why they occur. Amir (Kamala’s brother) explains to Bruno (Kamala’s secret admirer) why he, as a westerner, can never be accepted into their family. G Willow Wilson writes in such a way that makes it seem almost understandable why these marriages are so important to Eastern families. It is a feat I have rarely managed in my life and one that has more upset than anything else that has ever happened to me. I thank GWW for this and hope it gives an insight to anyone unfamiliar with it, whether you believe it is justified or not.
LOKI: AGENT OF ASGARD #13 – Aaron Meyers
Very interesting end to this long long story.
About Me: Aaron Meyers loves reading comics, collecting comics and talking about comics. He’s grateful to share his love of comics with all of his friends on the Internet. From Twitter at @aaronmeyers, to his new podcast, Comics Therapy with Andrea Shockling, it’s all about the love of comics. He also loves his family, especially his wife, Chrissy Meyers. And while you were taking the time to read this, Aaron went and bought all the best issues from your store’s dollar bin. You lose, Aaron wins. #AllTheComics
Thanks as always for reading and sharing the most honored comics of the week with us. Same time next week, stay tuned!