What a great week for books! We have some amazing spoiler filled picks from our contributors this week. Let’s get to it!!!
WOLF #1 – Ben Diederich
Supernatural noir set in LA? Maybe the most accessible Ales Kot book yet? I’m in!
About Me: @Punkrocksellout is a former punk rocker turned molecular biologist turned patent attorney turned father, who spends way too much time on twitter when he’s not out running barefoot.
GOTHAM BY MIDNIGHT #7 – Miles Espinoza
With a lot of ongoing titles from DC, Gotham By Midnight has to be the most underrated of them all. The art compliments the supernatural aspect of the book and it’s awesome to see this book deal with all the crazy status quo changes in Gotham. Don’t sleep on this book!
About Me: Miles Espinoza is a normal civilian by day, Vigilante by night. He can be found on twitter @XxKnightFlamexX
MIND MGMT #35 – James Kaplan
Since I’ve gotten back into comics as an adult, every so often there is a book I read that expands in my mind the definition of what comic storytelling can be. Mind MGMT had been that for me (and I suspect a lot of other people as well). It’s dense, convoluted, emotional, and illustrated in a wonderful, dreamlike, watercolor style that you wouldn’t necessarily expect from an espionage conspiracy story about people with super powers. This issue, the penultimate in the series, brought many threads to a conclusion. It called back to some ideas and characters from much earlier in the series, and was emotional and powerful. Go read this book! A good starting point would be issue 1.
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.
MIND MGMT #35 – Tom Barnett
I’ve never read anything like Mind Mgmt. I dare say no one else has either. Matt Kindt has woven a compelling and engaging tapestry of graphic fiction and he’s tying up all the loose threads. Good thing he and his book weren’t even nominated for any Eisners.
This panel sums up the whole issue for me, plus it was damn funny!
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
WEIRDWORLD #2 – Kulbir Mann
You have to give it to Del Mundo, the dude knows how to set up a page and knock it out of the park. The story may be bonkers but I guess that is kind of the point. This splash page was stunning not only in the actual drawing but in the colour and how the crystals just shine. The way the blues and whites evanescently disappear and brighten the scene around the central dark and bleak character, really bears out the emanating light. I don’t even need to know what this book is about!
About Me: I Spend the day as a surgeon operating on people, spend the night as a blogger operating on comics! Check out my blog www.houseofflyingscalpels.com or follow me @kooliebear
WEIRDWORLD #2 – Pete Buser
I have been waiting for more adventures of the people of Crystalium since I was six years old. Finally Jason Aaron has brought back my favorite of them all, Warbow. Mike Del Mundo’s evocative art is the perfect match to this fantasy world and he shows how the character that John Romita, Jr. designed in 1983 still looks bad ass.
About Me: Pete Buser is an enigma wrapped in a variant cover. Follow his mystery @petebuser
PREZ #2 – Aaron Meyers
This might be my favorite new DC book?
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