What a week! So many great books to read. So many stories to share. So many spoiler filled picks for you to check out from our contributors, so let’s get to it!
BLACK HAMMER #12 – James Kaplan
Are you reading Black Hammer? Because if you aren’t, you’re missing out on the very best comics been published. Jeff Lemire is writing a complex, emotional story that has been wonderfully illustrated, first by Dean Ormston and now by David Rubin. It’s a story of superhero archetypes stranded on a weird small town. But it’s also incredibly thoughtful, complex study of loneliness, regret and desperation. Each issue reaches remarkable emotional depth. This issue was no exception, as we see the life of Lucy Weber, daughter of the Black Hammer. David Rubin provides wonderfully emotional, dynamic, compellingly detailed art. Each page is full of life and energy, even in sad moments. This is a really great comic.
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.
ARCHIE #23 – Kat!
This issue only gives us a glimpse at Betty’s reaction to her accident, but the moment we did see was very powerful. The road to recovery should be a great character journey for Betty.
About Me: I’m Kat! A YouTuber on Comic Uno and Comic Frontline, a podcaster on the Legends of Tomorrow Podcast and upcoming Titans Podcast, comic book editor on The Marvel Report, comic book critic on Newsarama, and writer/creator for comic book series Like Father, Like Daughter. Follow me on @ComicUno.
JACK KIRBY MANHUNTER SPECIAL #1 – Doug Zawisza
DC has really done fans a favor by enlisting some fantastic talent to dust off Jack Kirby’s many creations. With Manhunter Special, they raise the bar yet again by including a six-page Demon story that lets Sam Humphries and Steve Rude cut loose in a tale reminiscent of Wednesday Comics. Fun stuff from stem to stern!
About Me: I’m Doug. Father of three, husband of one, fan of all things good. I’m a regular contributor here on Comicosity, an adjunct staff member of the Waiting for Doom podcast, and author of the Hawkman Companion from TwoMorrows. Twitter: @DZawisza
THE DYING AND THE DEAD #5 – Tom Barnett
Nothing fancy here, but I love this opening panel for Dying and the Dead. It’s minimalist design completely evokes the jump. The monotone makes it feel as if the moment was captured on film. And when have you ever seen an opening like this.
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
GENERATIONS: THE UNWORTHY THOR & THE MIGHTY THOR #1 – Pete Buser
Mahmud Asrar has grown by leaps and bounds as a comic book artist over the past few years. Thor riding a goat may be the pinnacle of his career. For now.
About Me: Pete Buser is an enigma wrapped in a variant cover. Follow his mystery @petebuser
LETTER 44 #35 – Aaron Meyers
What an epic series. I loved everything about it. Great final issue.
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!