Well, another week, another wonderful stack of wonderful comics with wonderful spoiler filled wonderful picks from our wonderful contributors. It will be wonderful. Let’s get to it.
GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS #9 – Tom Barnett
God Hates Astronauts is so underrated and under read. This ridiculous book pokes fun at every super hero trope there is. And yet it manages to be much more then parody. I laugh out loud every issue and this is the panel that got me rolling this 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
IVAR, TIMEWALKER #6 – Ken Godberson III
You know, sci-fi constantly deals with what humanity will look like in the future. I think “man fused with social media” is the most accurate one.
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 Impulse is the greatest superhero ever. He can be found on Twitter @kengodbersoniii or on Tumblr at http://kengodbersoniii.tumblr.com/.
ALEX + ADA #15 – James Kaplan
There were some excellent comics this week (Lazarus, Southern Bastards, Low, Mind MGMT) but Alex + Ada was the only choice for me. Since I’ve gotten back into comics, this is the first series that I’ve read regularly with my wife and so sharing this series together has been meaningful and important. As far as finales go, this was a stunning, heartbreaking, emotional issue. Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn really stuck the landing. The art was quiet, in the way that that story has been a quiet story, but it conveyed every emotion perfectly. There’s just so much raw, earnest feeling and heart on every page. I won’t spoil anything, except to say that those who love this series will be very satisfied with the ending. I’ll miss this book, it’s beautiful, heartfelt, and compassionate.
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.
MS. MARVEL #16 – Pete Buser
Facing the destruction of the world Kamala Khan tries to keep her family, friends, and neighbors in Jersey City safe before going out to punch a planet. That is one of G. Willow Wilson’s main themes when writing Ms. Marvel.
Luckily we also have artist extraordinaire Adrian Alphona to guide us. When Ms. Marvel met Wolverine she was giddy with excitement, but here Alphona’s art shows us Kamala’s horrified reaction of meeting her true idol, Captain Marvel, for the first time.
About Me: Pete Buser is an enigma wrapped in a variant cover. Follow his mystery @petebuser
PREZ #1 – Aaron Meyers
Holy boy that’s some cool art and what a sharp script. Loved this first issue.
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 withAndrea 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, stay tuned!