THE HONOR ROLL: August 5, 2015 Releases

Wow what a huge week for comics. Spoilers abound in the amazing pics we have this week. Let’s get to it and enjoy!

IMPERIUM #7 – Ken Goodberson III

Imperium has slow burned it’s way up until now, introducing the other villainous members of its core cast. It finally put Toyo Harada back at center stage as he encounters something more powerful than he is. I keep saying, Harada is one of the more interesting characters in the Valiant Unvierse and Joshua Dysart’s handling of the psiot meeting Divinity was masterful. It is always good to see Harada humbled, even momentarily.


About Me: When he is not working at a library or on his Master’s Degree, Ken Godberson III is usually writing comics, prose and screenplays. He tends to be an expert on absolutely nothing except on why

THE FADE OUT #8 – Tom Barnett

Fade Out is one of those books that there’s not really a big exciting panel, but lots of very important panels. There’s not one panel in this book that is there just to take up room. This panel doesn’t seem like it’s just about Charlie helping Maya. It feels like this panel takes the story in a darker direction. Time will tell.


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

MS. MARVEL #17 – James Kaplan

Here’s a simple test you can take to determine whether Ms. Marvel is a book that you should be reading: Are you alive? Are you a human being? If so, then this is a good book for you. Over the previous 16 issues of the Ms. Marvel series, we have seen the character of Kamala Khan  come to terms with her powers and embrace her role as a hero to the people of Jersey City, while balancing life as a student, a daughter, a Muslim-American, and a person just trying to do the right thing. This issue she teams up with one of her superhero role models, Captain Marvel, and the results are just wonderful (and hilarious, as G. Willow Wilson writes spectacular dialogue). It’s a funny thing to say about a fictional character, but I’m really proud of Kamala for how far she’s come and what a great person and hero she is. This is a engaging, poignant issue and the art from Adrian Alphona is just some of the most expressive, emotive, delightful art you’ll see in a 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 and is on Twitter @sinisterjhk. 

ARCLIGHT #2 – Hansel Moreno

Continues the strange journey that began in issue #1, characters continue to be introduced, wonderful set pieces are revealed and the series continues its slow but enjoyable pace. All throughout the issue wonderful magic is around every corner. In the people, in their homes and in their battles. I’m very happy there is a rebirth of fantasy comics recently.



About Me: Hansel reads dozens of comics when not providing technical support. He is sorry to fall into the stereotype and makes up for it by jogging constantly and sewing when he has the chance. Read short reviews on his local comic book store web site, and follow him on twitter @hanselthelost

THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #13 – Kulbir Mann

Kieron Gillen takes a turn in the tone of the issue with quite an intimate tale of what it means to be a new God. Instead of portraying them as arrogant and egotistical, he insinuates some of them may not actually be like that because they are deities, perhaps they were always that way. Tara’s story is tragic and the actual panel I wanted to use was too abusive for any real comic post. So ill go with one of resignation.


About Me: I Spend the day as a surgeon operating on people, spend the night as a blogger operating on comics! Check out my blog or follow me @kooliebear

NAILBITER #15 – Tommy Zimmer

Nailbiter no. 15 is my pick this week. After a year of storytelling Williamson and Henderson keep bringing the twist, and slashes. Every month this is a solid blast of slasher fun.


About Me: I’m Tommy. I love comics. Enjoy every sandwich. Follow me @VictorVonZoom

DARK CORRIDOR #1– Aaron Meyers

Who doesn’t love bizarre crime noir?


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