The wind blows and the fires rage and the soothing embrace of Comics are always there for us to turn to. We have some great spoiler filled picks for you to check out so let’s get to it!
DOOM PATROL #8 – Doug Zawisza
So much of the current run hits turnings points in Doom Patrol #8, while so much more opens up for adventures and oddities to come. Gerard Way, Nick Derington, Tom Fowler, Tamra Bonvillain, and Todd Klein raise that bar just a little bit more with this issue as Lotion comes home, Larry Trainor dreams, and Lucius Reynolds pokes at barriers that really shouldn’t be poked at. And that doesn’t even dig deep into the goings-on of everything Doom Patrol #8 has going on. This is a super-fine issue that embraces any and all Doom Patrol traditions and delivers the uneasy, the surreal, and the absolutely absurd in such a compelling way.
About Me: I’m Doug. Father of three, husband of one, fan of all things good. I’m a regular contributor here on Comicosity, an adjunct staff member of the Waiting for Doom podcast, and author of the Hawkman Companion from TwoMorrows. Twitter: @DZawisza
USAGI YOJIMBO #161 – Tom Barnett
I love the crisp line work of Stan Sakai’s art. The level of detail here is amazing. There’s a real texture to this scene, with the smooth metal of the coins and the wood of the drawers. There’s also an emotional element for me as the bench and drawers remind me of working at my Dad’s print shop in my teens. And in the center of the piece is Stan Sakai’s signature death bubble.
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
GIANT DAYS #30 – James Kaplan
If you’re not reading Giant Days you are really missing out. It’s a comedy – drama series about three women in their first year at university in England. It’s consistently terrific writing from John Allison, and hilarious, clever art from Max Sarin. I’ve really grown to love the characters in the story, and this issue is a big one, a lot of huge, dramatic stuff comes out. This is a wonderful series with a ton of heart, if you’re looking for something different than the usual superhero fare, this is a great 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.
DOOM PATROL #8 – Pete Buser
I am not a cat person. This cool cat may just be too cool for me. But Nick Derington’s character work has me hooked. Looks like I’ll keep giving DP a try.
About Me: Pete Buser is an enigma wrapped in a variant cover. Follow his mystery @petebuser
HAWKEYE #10 – Kat!
Hawkeye #10 ends on a great emotional beat where Kate has the opportunity to ask her father a very terrifying question- “Did you kill my mother?”
About Me: I’m Kat! A YouTuber on Comic Uno and Comic Frontline, a podcaster on the Legends of Tomorrow Podcast and upcoming Titans Podcast, comic book editor on The Marvel Report, comic book critic on Newsarama, and writer/creator for comic book series Like Father, Like Daughter. Follow me on @ComicUno.
THE WALKING DEAD #171 – Aaron Meyers
Still love this book. Still interesting.
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!