I was going to start this review with ‘Mister Miracle is’, but now that I’ve given it some more thought, I don’t believe that is true. Orion would tell me it doesn’t matter what I believe, a statement is either true or false. So, let me try again, ‘Mister Miracle is’ is false. According to what I learned in this issue, ‘Mister Miracle is’ would imply that the comic Mister Miracle is all things, good and bad. It isn’t all things, it is all things good. The reason for me writing this review is to convey to you this very fact, that Mister Miracle is all things good. So, let me take a similar approach to the one René Descartes took on proving that God exists. Descartes’ argument is rooted in the idea that God is all things good. If you examine two things, God is always the better one. Take love and hate for example; love is better than hate, therefore God is love. This is where existence comes into play, since existing is better than not existing, God exist. If I reverse this logic and say Mister Miracle is well written, which is better than poorly written. It has gorgeous art, which is better than eye gouging art. It effectively utilizes the nine panel grid layout to tell the story, which is better than the nine panel grid layout bogging down the story flow. It stirs up a wide range of emotions, which is better than reading a comic with emotional responses equal to a robot. It exists, which is better than not existing. I think this proves that Mister Miracle is all things good. If I stick with Descartes “I think, therefore I am” then because I am a person and because Mister Miracle is a comic that is all things good, it has been selected as the finest comic of the week.
Okay, I think I lost myself in there somewhere. I hope you’re all still with me.
Dean’s Recommendations…Aliens: Dead Orbit #4
“Well, the end is here. This book proved to be one of my favorites of the year. Don’t miss the thrilling conclusion to James Stokoe’s take on the Alien universe.”
Josh’s Recommendations…The Fix #10
“I have been waiting for weeks for the next chapter of Spencer and Lieber’s hilarious crime comedy, and its finally here. Don’t miss out as Roy and Donovan stumble from one jam to the next.””
Josh’s Recommendation…John Wick #1
“The ‘John Wick’ films are wildly popular for reviving the action films of old with modern film making, and so demand for the character is only rising with each film. With Greg Pak wanting to peel the veil back a bit on John and show his origins, the potential is there for a deep inspection of the man who would become one of the most feared assassins in the World. With classical art by Giovanni Valletta, this is one promising series to close out 2017 on.””
Josh’s Recommendations…Demon Hell Is Earth #1
“We all know ‘Doomsday Clock’ is coming out this week, but I wanted to recommend a second DC book on top of that. The Demon is a Jack Kirby creation, and one of his trippiest ones. A medieval knight and a rhyming demon bound together for eternity, even if they hate each other. The Deadman mini was a surprisingly solid ghost story, and I have high expectations for this mini to top that one.””
by Kelly Thompson, Michael Walsh & Jordie Bellaire
I don’t think anyone who read Hawkeye #12 would be surprised I hereby dub thee best comic of the week. I won’t lie, it was a great week of comics. East of West returned as a somewhat hilarious father and son journey to self discovery. Generation Gone and Kill The Minotaur concluded in artistically astonishing fashion. Batman Who Laughs legitimately horrified me. Joelle Jones was brilliant, as usual, on Batman and Bug, well, I don’t have to tell you how great Bug always is. But, in the midst of all these final chapters, one shots and climactic issues is Hawkeye #12, which breaks from the regular action to tell a fun team up story between Kate, Laura (Wolverine), Gabby (Mini Wolverine) and an actual wolverine.
Josh’s Recommendations…Fence #1
“It‘s often said that ‘there’s a manga about everything.’ To the best of my knowledge, there isn’t one about fencing! While this is more or less an American comic, it sounds like it has the sensibilities that people desire in Manga: plotting, characterization, the constant struggle of the protagonist and his gradual evolution. This sounds like a slam-dunk, involving the classical sport of fencing. Color me intrigued.””
Josh’s Recommendation…Moon Knight #188
“New series, new team, new direction. Marc Spectre has a new lease on life without Khonshu whispering in his ear, but he faces familiar foes all the same. The kind covered in hair, and full of teeth…”
Tyler’s Recommendations…Captain America #695
“I don’t have very strong feelings about this whole Marvel legacy thing, but I do have very strong feelings
about Waid, Samnee, and Wilson bringing back the true Cap. I’m very excited for this team to bring Steve back, and everyone should
be picking this up.”
by Dennis Hopeless, Victor Ibanez & Chris Sotomayar
Imagine placing Grant Morrison created characters into a Christopher Nolan written film. Sounds awesome, I know. Then imagine the story revolving around a teenage girl being telepathically guided by an older, dead version of herself. Throw in some expressive art and perfectly restrained coloring and you have Jean Grey #8.