Spooky times ahead this month! Spooky good picks from our contributors this week! Lets get to the spoiler filled entries!
MS. MARVEL #19 – Cameron Williams
When a major Event is reshaping everything in the Marvel Universe, sometimes all you want to do is read about kids hanging out in a high school gymnasium. While no part of that statement should be true, Ms. Marvel makes me a believer. The payoff for the run so far is very emotional, setting the stage for the series to return in a familiar, yet All-Different way. Adrian Alphona keeps the story flowing perfectly, and for Ms. Marvel fans, this is a wonderful, albeit temporary, ending.
About Me: Cameron Williams is between holidays. It was Canadian Thanksgiving last weekend, and he’s at Disneyland next weekend. In the interim, he just exists, like a fading ripple on a frozen lake. He also thinks reviewers are using too many terrible metaphors lately. You can ask him about his opinion on your writing on Twitter at @Wasgo. He has opinions. He has lots of them.
SEX CRIMINALS #13 – Tommy Zimmer
Sex Criminals by Chip Zdarsky and apparently Matt Fraction just keeps on being a beautiful exploration of sex, meaning and everything hidden in dick jokes. Number 13 was released this week. It’s great. Read it.
About Me: I’m Tommy. I love comics. Enjoy every sandwich. Follow me @VictorVonZoom
REBELS #7 – Tom Barnett
Issue 7 of Rebels was so good. Lots of feels in this story. Here we see the reaction of Sara Hull being asked to run a cannon in battle because her husband had been injured.
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
SUPERMAN: LOIS & CLARK #1 – Scott Keys
If you’re a fan of the good ol’ days when Superman was married to Lois & wore his red undies on the outside, Superman: Lois & Clark #1 is the book for you! I enjoyed the classic feel from Jurgens & Weeks’ art is phenomenal. Can’t wait for issue 2!
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: @Like_car_Keys Tumblr:likecarkeys.tumblr.com Instagram: Like_car_Keys Facebook: Scott Keys (Likecarkeys) Google+: Scott Keys Pinterest: LikecarKeys
MS. MARVEL #19 – Kulbir Mann
I never really imagine comic readers taking a book and having it resonate so firmly with them that you felt that it was written for you, perhaps because it has never ever happened before for me. Until now. Reconciling the love one has for their family against the love they have for their best friend against the superhero imperative that has become their life. Sadly all of those things cannot be achieved which is why the end of this comic was so perfect.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: SAM WILSON #1 – James Kaplan
This is a book that I assumed I would enjoy, but didn’t realize just how much I would like this book. I’m still not that familiar with the character of Sam Wilson, formerly the Falcon. However, author Nick Spencer does a terrific job in this issue of really creating Sam Wilson as a three-dimensional human being and someone about whom people would want to know more. This is a Captain America that is not beholden to the United States government, that does whatever he feels is needed to right wrongs, and takes the fight directly to hateful anti-immigrant vigilantes. He’s a character with real opinions and a real point of view. The story is brought to life by terrific, expressive and at turns very funny art from Daniel Acuna. The art here gives the book a big-time action-packed superhero feel, and at the same time provides a lot of humor and emotional honesty for some of the funnier and or more personal moments. The whole creative team is doing some terrific work here, in the kind of story for which Nick Spencer seems best suited, stories focused on the character and personality as much as plot points.
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.
TWO BROTHERS – Pete Buser
It should be an event every time brothers Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá release a new graphic telling. It may seem cheeky that two brothers adapted Milton Hatoum’s novel of the same name, but put those concerns to the side. This is a wonderfully told and illustrated tale of family and everything that comes with it. Both good and bad.
About Me: Pete Buser is an enigma wrapped in a variant cover. Follow his mystery @petebuser
CHEWBACCA #1 – Fractures
Ok. So I cheated a bit and this isn’t really a panel. However, it brought a smile to my face and confirmed at last, what I had suspected for a long time.
Chewbacca was the real hero of Star Wars. All those humanoids did was get in the way.
About Me: I’m @fractures, a proud member of #HorizonLabs and I love comics. And I fix broken bones, but that’s not important.
THE TWILIGHT CHILDREN #1 – Aaron Meyers
With this creative team this was destined to be great.
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