The days grow dark and short in this part of the world but the comics stack high and keep us warm and bright. We have great spoiler-filled picks for you to check out, so let’s get to it.
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #5 – Doug Zawisza
Tynion IV, Sampere, Albarran, Lucas – DC Comics
Relatable characters are critical to enjoying a comic story.
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
EAST OF WEST #40 – James Kaplan
Hickman, Dragotta, Martin – Image Comics
This issue reminded me again why I love East of West so much. Hickman and team are equally adept at visceral action and quiet conversation. Dragotta and Martin keep getting better and better as an artistic team. I can feel things really moving to a head and it’s exciting to see everything start to come together. This is a fantastic, complex, gorgeous 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.
INJUSTICE 2 ANNUAL #2 – Kat!
Taylor, Redondo, Lokus – DC Comics
Tom Taylor does such a great job at dissecting Batman and Superman’s relationship, and this snippet is one of my favorites.
About Me: I’m Kat! A YouTuber on Comic Uno and Comic Frontline, a podcaster on the Legends of Tomorrow Podcast, Bylines: Newsarama, Fandom, IGN. Writer/creator for comic book series Like Father, Like Daughter and They Call Her…The Dancer. Follow me on twitter @ComicUno.
EAST OF WEST #40 – Tom Barnett
Hickman, Dragotta, Martin – Image Comics
Every issue of East of West is a delight to read. This panel added the right amount of humor to the issue.
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
SIDEWAYS #10 – Martin Gray
Rocafort, DiDio – DC Comics
In the week the cancellation of Sideways was announced, artist Kenneth Rocafort, writer Dan DiDio and friends delivered a series of emotional punches for our hero Derek. This was the first.
About Me: I’m a veteran (old!) comics fan who by day works as a non-mild-mannered (thoroughly obnoxious) journalist and by night blogs about comics at Too Dangerous For a Girl. Feel free to follow my witterings at @DangerousToo
AMERICAN CARNAGE #1 – Pete Buser
Hill, Fernandez – Vertigo Comics
A writer of Bryan Hill’s caliber combined with an artist of Leandro Fernandez’s talent will always grab my attention. I don’t know about comparisons to Scalped, but this is the sort of crime comic book that I can really dig my teeth into.
About Me: Pete Buser is an enigma wrapped in a variant cover. Follow his mystery @petebuser
BATMAN 100-PAGE COMIC GIANT #5 – Scott Keys
Bendis, Derington – DC Comics
Do yourself a favor and drive all around town, have a friend mail you a copy, whatever it takes, to pick up the Batman 100-Page Comic Giant #5! Bendis and Derington are KILLING it!
About Me: 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: LikecarKeys
WEB OF VENOM: CARNAGE BORN #1 – Aaron Meyers
Cates, Beyruth, Peter – Marvel Comics
I’m a sucker for symbiotes.
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!