The weather is turning, the world is coming alive and the pulse of comics beats steady. We have great spoiler filled picks from our contributors for you to check out, so let’s get to it!
SWAMP THING WINTER SPECIAL #1 – Doug Zawisza
Swamp Thing Winter Special is exactly everything you didn’t know you wanted and more in an unexpected special featuring everyone’s favorite DC muck monster. The emphasis here is on “Special” where writer Tom King, artist Jason Fabok, colorist Brad Anderson, and letterer Deron Bennett give us a tremendously satisfying lead story. Taking it even farther, however, DC added in a “silent” full-length back-up tale written by Swamp Thing co-creator Len Wein, drawn by Kelley Jones, and colored by Michelle Madsen. Finally, the issue is capped with Wein’s script, spreads to both of Swamp Thing’s creators – Wein and Bernie Wrightson – and a commission of Len Wein that Dan DiDio got from artist supreme José Luís Garcia-López. As a comic book package, Swamp Thing Winter Special #1 is worth the cover price. As a tribute and timeless comic book classic, this is simply priceless.
About Me: I’m Doug. Father of three, husband of one, fan of all things good. I’m a regular contributor here on Comicosity and I dig a good roll call. Twitter: @DZawisza
RUNAWAYS #6 – Kat!
No one touches Nico!
About Me: I’m Kat! A YouTuber on Comic Uno and Comic Frontline, a podcaster on the Legends of Tomorrow Podcast, writer for Newsarama, comic critic for IGN, and writer/creator for comic book series Like Father, Like Daughter and They Call Her…The Dancer. Follow me on @ComicUno.
ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN #8 – Tom Barnett
A sweet ending to Rock Candy Mountain. Jackson beat the devil, avoided capture and with a little help from his friends and the Spear of Destiny, made it to his family.
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
PAPER GIRLS #20 – James Kaplan
If you’re not reading this book you’re missing one of the very best comics out there. It’s funny and heartfelt and has great characters (no surprise from Brian K. Vaughan). And the art from Cliff Chiang and colors by Matt Wilson are just tremendous. This is the end of an arc and it ended on a pretty crazy note. But do yourself a favor and go catch up from the beginning.
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.
SWAMP THING WINTER SPECIAL #1 – Scott Keys
Swamp Thing Winter Special was a heartfelt, poignant tribute to the late Len Wein. I loved the main story by King & Fabok, showing that you “can’t judge a book by it’s cover,” and I especially loved this panel (it made me laugh)! Hope for more Swamp Thing by King and Fabok in the future!
About Me: Scott Keys is a father, Butler University grad, pharmacist, and full-time comic nerd.
TWISTED ROMANCE #1 – Aaron Meyers
Love kills. Comics win.
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!