by Rick Remender, Jerome Opena & Matt Hollingsworth
Can the candid words of a tyrant be trusted? Can the intentions of a dying man be selfless? These are just a few of the questions posed in this week’s issue of Seven To Eternity. In this series, Remender has consistently tiptoed the line of compromising his character’s integrity. In issue #9 the characters are no longer tiptoeing that line, they are straight up straddling it. But wait, there is more! Not only do we reach a new high point in Adam’s morally ambiguous journey, but with Jerome Opena back on the book teamed up with colorist Matt Hollingsworth, we get some absolutely incredible fantasy action pages that rival any big budget film. My phone screen saver used to be a picture of Pennywise, now it is a picture of spirit Zeb plunging his dual wielding lightning swords into the belly of the Black Well. I believe a fist pumping “F**k yeah!” is required at this time.
Tyler’s Recommendation…Saucer State #1
“Paul Cornell and Ryan Kelly finally bring back the criminally under appreciated Saucer Country. I really enjoyed the first series, so it is with great excitement that I recommend everyone pick this up.”
Tyler’s Recommendation …Black Widow #8
“A new story arc finds Nat investigating the Dark Room, successor to the Red Room. Sure to be one of the best books out whenever it’s released, Black Widow should already be on your pull list.”
Josh’s Recommendations …TMNT Universe #1
“One might ask why we need a second TMNT ongoing, if they were unaware of its inspiring quality. IDW’s TMNT line has been almost perfect in its handling and creative teams. More of that, is more great comics and we can always use more of those.”
Pat: So Dean, every week we get Image Comics that consistently blow our mind terms of craft, quality and scope. Unfortunately, because of how Marvel & DC Comics dominate the news cycle and are constantly relaunching their books, ongoing Image series that we love tend to fall by the wayside. I think this is a problem because even if the series isn’t new or as hyped as when it debuted, the books Image puts out are still the best comics I’m reading by a pretty wide margin. So I thought why not talk to Dean, the NBC member that probably reads more Image series then any of us, to shine a light on what are the best comics being published right now.
Alex drinks out of an adorable glass, Dean loves Rick Remender’s Image Books, Dean & Alex can’t stand the “I Love New York” trope, Pat, Alex & Dean wonder what happened to Bryan Hitch, Alex is uninspired by the Marvel Now 2.0 announcements while being fed up with their pricing and Pat get’s political & personal.
Image Comics ongoing series Tokyo Ghost by Rick Remender, Sean Murphy & Matt Hollingsworth will be ending on issue #10 at the conclusion of the second arc though the writer says it might continue past that in the future depending on the availability of artist Sean Murphy. More details at CBR