THE HONOR ROLL: February 11, 2015 Releases

How is it possible to have so many great books out in one week? How is it possible to have so many great spoiler filled picks? Let’s get to it!

ABE SAPIEN #20 – Tom Barnett

Abe Sapien is a slow slow burn of a story, but it leaves room for smaller details. I love this subtle and quiet moment between Megan and Abe. Megan is pointing out Father Flores’s black eye as he walks away from them. There is no resolution, which adds to the web of mystery slowly unfolding.


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

ROMAN RITUAL #2 – Will Pheesh

This is the second issue by El Torres (writer), Jaime Martínez (art), Sandra Molina (colors), and Malaka Studio (letters), which delves into the realm of exorcism within the Catholic Church, and, building on last issue’s reveal, the stakes are very high.  So far, this series is impressive in no small part because of the knowing way in which it presents Catholic structures and canonical procedures, albeit with dramatized exceptions. However, in the end, this series is worth checking out for its affecting art, horror, and core human conflicts.


About Me: Will Pheesh wants you to be happy and well, and not just because it’s his profession. He can be found on Twitter @WillPheesh.

DIVINITY #1 – Tommy Zimmer

Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine’s “Divinity” no. 1 is this week’s top hit.  Beautifully illustrated with an almost lyrical approach to storytelling.  Issue 1 (of 4) reads a bit like “Red Son”  reimagined by Terrance Malick. Great stuff.


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

THE WALKING DEAD #137 – Roderick Ruth

Finally the moment we’ve all been waiting for… Carl gets laid! –and in typical Robert Kirkman/The Walking Dead fashion, it’s weird, strangely romantic, and makes you sick?

One-eyed bandits, pirates, and Nick Fury (LMD versions and Jr.) take heed!


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 everyWednesday at his comic shop, he can be found on Twitter @roderickruth.


I can never thank Dan Slott and Giuseppe Camuncoli enough for this.



Does whatever a spider pig does!

Can he swing from a web?

No he can’t.

He’s a pig, yes he is.


He is the spider pig!!

– Homer Simpson


About Me: Pete Buser is an enigma wrapped in a variant cover. Follow his mystery @petebuser


It is not often that I pick a comic with two artists but the way this story is structures allows it some room to breathe. I am so impressed with Rudy’s work and his massive double page expositions, which flow and tell their story beautifully. There is a great juxtaposition with the older alternate universe Bucky drawn by Foss and it works because these worlds are completely separate and the way in which they combine is very well done. This is a wonderful example of a story crazed enough to be the hallmark of Ales Kot.


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

WAR STORIES #5– Aaron Meyers

There aren’t a lot of war comics out these days, but This one is the best you could hope for.


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!