Well I don’t remember a week with as many books as we had this week. Massive amount of books to read! So many great spoiler filled picks for you to check out! Let’s get to it!
STAR WARS #10 – Corey Fryia
Anybody who knows anything about me knows that I am a Star Wars fanatic. I’ve loved what Marvel has done with the franchise thus far and being able to read four new Star Wars books this past Wednesday was amazing. Each book had their big moments, but the reveal of Dengar takes the cake. I honestly didn’t even mind the Gungan prior to his reveal. Aaron nailed the dialogue, but look at this badaass just sitting there with that salty expression on his face. He means trouble and I can’t wait to see what they do with him.
About Me: Corey Fryia is an independent comic book creator. He loves creator-owned comics and has a very manly beard. In his home town he is known as the “Sex Panther”. You can follow him (and his manly beard) on Twitter @coreyfryia
BATMAN & ROBIN ETERNAL #1 – Scott Keys
I’ve been looking forward to Batman and Robin Eternal since they announced it, and the 1st issue didn’t disappoint! With a cliffhanger last page like this, I can’t wait to see where it goes!
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
PLUTONA #2 – Tom Barnett
What a sad and lonely panel. I love that Emi Lenox placed Plutona’s silhouette in the foreground. Nice angle to the scene. The lone orange leaf on the tree was a nice touch too. That leaf and its background of pitch black really sets the season and tone.
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
SIEGE #4 & SECRET WARS #6 – Ken Godberson III
“On that day, God Doom received a Grimm reminder. We will not live in these cages called walls.”
It has been a loooooooong wait for this but well worth it. And now all the insanity that is Battleworld is going to be thrown right back in Doom’s face! Can’t wait. I had to chose both because the end scenes of both books enhance one another. Read them both.
About Me: When he is not working at a library or on his Master’s Degree, Ken Godberson III is usually writing comics, prose and screenplays. He tends to be an expert on absolutely nothing except on why
SOUTHERN BASTARDS #11 – Tommy Zimmer
In a big giant week of great comics only one gave me church. Southern Bastards no 11 by Aaron/Latour was another perfectly executed pigskin gothic tale. There’s no finer ongoing IMO, then again I am a Southern Bastard.
About Me: I’m Tommy. I love comics. Enjoy every sandwich. Follow me @VictorVonZoom
PAPER GIRLS #1 – James Kaplan
In case you were wondering what the next great mainstream comic book is, that’s easy. The answer is Paper Girls. This comment is ET meets The Goonies meets Donnie Darko meets Stand By Me, with a little bit of that magic that all really great comics have. This was such a blast for me, as it’s an adventure story of four girls who are 12 years old in November, 1988. You know who else was 12 years old in November 1988? This guy. This felt totally authentic to the period, without hitting you over the head too much with 80’s stuff. The art from Cliff Chiang was along the best I’ve ever seen from him and the story and characters from Brian K. Vaughan – well, there’s a reason he’s regarded as one of the very best in the business. It’s hard to write adolescent characters and not have them come off as either completely obnoxious, or miniature adults, but Vaughan pulls it off. Fantastic book.
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.
THE GOON #53 – Pete Buser
Fin? The end of this issue looks as if there are plenty more Goon stories to come, but Eric Powell posted on his blog that it may be the end. Hopefully he will bring back this dark yet humorous cast sooner rather than later.
About Me: Pete Buser is an enigma wrapped in a variant cover. Follow his mystery @petebuser
DOCTOR STRANGE #1– Aaron Meyers
Hard to keep a character like Strange fresh but they did a great job with issue 1.
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