A week of ups and downs. Gains and losses. But always comics. Great comics. And we have spoiler filled picks from our contributors for you to check out. So let’s get to it!
NOVA #7 – Doug Zawisza
Sure, it’s the final issue of Nova, but it’s still an issue of Nova. In this one, creators Jeff Loveness and Ramón Pérez bring readers the best of both Richard Rider and Sam Alexander and does one better by blending them together. This is a fun, upbeat tale that has so much of why I read comics in it: action, adventure, humor, camaraderie, and the unlimited special effects budget that a great creative team like Scott Hepburn, Pérez, and colorist Ian Herring can deliver.
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
ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN #3 – Tom Barnett
I do believe in magic. The magic that Kyle Starks and colorist Chris Schweizer are doing in Rock Candy Mountain.
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
ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN #3 – James Kaplan
This is not a comic I was expecting to necessarily be interested in, as it’s about hobos and magic and the devil. But it is an absolutely fantastic book. Kyle Starks has a completely unique, instantly recognizable art style, and he is a really good visual storyteller (I highly recommend you check out “Sexcastle” and “Kill Them All”). This book is funny and action packed and full of ridiculous over-the-top violence, but is also a surprisingly moving book. While Starks is very good at humor, it’s clear that he takes the subject matter seriously, as this also feels like a book that is well researched with respect to early 20th century hobo culture. It’s a really fun read and I highly recommend it.
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.
BATMAN #24 – Scott Keys
Batman #24 was a nice change-of-pace issue that ended just perfectly! It was nice to get an inside look at Batman and what could potentially, FINALLY, make him happy.
Scott Keys is a father, Butler University grad, pharmacist, and full-time comic nerd. You can follow his adventures around the spinner-rack and his Incoherent Comic Book Ramblings on: Twitter: @Like_car_Keys Tumblr:likecarkeys.tumblr.comInstagram: Like_car_Keys Facebook: Scott Keys (Likecarkeys) Google+: Scott Keys Pinterest: LikecarKeys
BATMAN #24 – Kat!
After the events of “The Button” Batman is looking for happiness in his life, but will Catwoman say yes?
About Me: I’m Kat! A YouTuber on Comic Uno and Comic Frontline, a podcaster on the Legends of Tomorrow 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.
THE FLINTSTONES #12 – Aaron Meyers
This was my favorite DC series of the last year. Hands down.
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!