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 Recommendations…Iron Fist #3
“Brisson and Perkins have given us two solid issues of Danny Rand searching for a way to regain his Iron Fist chi. Briskly paced, with stunning art from Perkins, its Kung Fu action that the character deserves and an accessible read for fans.”
On Thursday, Image Comics announced several new series during a panel at Emerald City Comic Con. Writer Jeff Lemire will team with artist Phil Hester for a new ongoing title, Ales Kot announced two new series with artist Tradd Moore and Andre Lima Arujo, Declan Shalvey will be writing and drawing an original graphic novel, Jordie Bellaire will be writing and coloring a new ongoing series with Vanessa Del Rey on art, Leila Del Duca will be illustrating a ongoing title written by Sarah Vaughan, Klaus Janson will be writing and drawing his first creator owned comic with additional illustrations by Pablo Raimondi, Matt Wagner will be completing his iconic Mage title and Lumberjanes co-creator Grace Ellis will be launching a new ongoing series with illustrator Shae Beagle. Additional new titles were also announced by Joe Casey & Ulises Farinas, Joe Keating, Justin Jordan & his beard, plus more. Details at CBR
Cosmo’s Recommendations…Deadman Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love #2
“The first issue of this limited series was an engaging mix of romance and horror. Writer Sarah Vaughn skillfully introduced readers to her cast of characters, while artist Lan Medina filled the pages with atmospheric Gothic imagery. Such blending of genres is a delightfully refreshing experiment. Top it all off with a gorgeous Stephanie Hans cover and this deluxe volume more than deserves its cover price . . . “
Superficially the term unconventional refers to something which is different, For example, “my friend has this really unconventional way of eating pizza.” Yet, it also has a deeper implication of defiance. Someone who chooses to be unconventional in such a way that they challenge the expectations of society. They follow their heart in their own manner, dancing to their own beat as the old saying would have it. In the process they offer an example for how others can search out their unique voice. With this in mind, I wish to explore a pair of memorably unconventional heroines from writer Sarah Vaughn.
In late 2013, Jonathan Luna and Vaughn launched their Image collaboration Alex + Ada. Set in the near future, it opens with Alex’s melancholy observance of his twenty-seventh birthday. His girlfriend left him several months prior, and he is still in a bit of a fog. He listlessly goes through the motions at work. He smiles for videocalls with his grandmother and mixing with friends at a surprise party, but for the most part he is unengaged. He barely needs to interact with his surroundings as even the most mundane tasks, such as flipping a light switch, are performed via thought command. This all shifts when he comes home to find his grandmother’s present waiting for him: a state-of-the-art, fully functioning android. Alex names her Ada.
by Kate Leth, Sarah Vaughn, Sarah Kuhn, Arielle Jovellanos, Sarah Winifred Searle & Sally Jane Thompson
Recently, Rosy Press released the second issue of their digital anthology series Fresh Romance. Consisting of three different serials (two set in the present, one in the past) the series brings a contemporary flair to the romance genre. Romance comics may not be in vogue much presently, but they have a long history in the medium, enjoying periods of high sales. These days romance tropes may be prominent in popular series (Saga comes readily to mind), but not as much as a standalone genre. Fresh Romance offers a refreshing corrective to this situation. Continue reading Review of Fresh Romance #2→