Tyler’s Recommendation… Sherlock Frankenstein and the Legion of Evil #1
“Fresh off an Eisner win for best new series, the world of Black Hammer is expanding this month. A 4-issue mini with artist David Rubin, exploring the origins of a supervillain. I highly recommend checking this out!”
Mister Miracle’s stunning debut concluded with protagonist Scott Free, aka Mister Miracle, teaming with wife/partner/colleague/ war general Big Barda, hopping into a boom tube back home to defend New Genesis from an invasion by Darkseid. This all followed a dizzying and engrossing set up, where Scott wakes up from an apparent suicide attempt, only to see his grasp on reality slipping. All in addition to the revelation for High Father that Darkseid has obtained the anti-life equation, a detail he shares with his son Scott before he’s murdered. Where as Mister Miracle #1 was notable for an overarching surrealism, partially designed to make readers question the reliability of it’s narrator and his surroundings, it’s second installment was slightly more grounded. Or, as grounded as the comic can be about a war between two planets of deities, and an installment with it’s own fair share of revelations and intrigue related to the stories overall mystery. Issue #3 merges the two settings together, creating a centralized perspective and contrast between Scott & Barda’s Los Angeles home against New Genesis, while further inverting and mutating elements of the books larger mysteries. Once again, with nearly flawless execution from Tom King, MItch Gerads & Clayton Cowles, Mister Miracle #3 is another astonishing work of comics unlike anything else. Continue reading This Week’s Finest: Mister Miracle #3→
Tyler’s Recommendation…Wildstorm Michael Cray #1“I’ve enjoyed the reboot of Wildstorm very much, so this first solo book has my interest. Being a reader with little knowledge of the old Wildstorm, it has been fun to slowly learn all the players.”Continue reading Indubitable Issues and Pull List (10/11/17)→
Of the relatively few constants humanity encounters, the unknown may be the one in which plagues the mind most. Perhaps positive, perhaps not; ultimately, the unknown simply is until it isn’t. And once known, yet another unknown rises, succeeding those which came before. Like an incurable disease, a lingering, ever mutating virus, the unknown clings to the individual and societal psyche. It’s inescapable: a cold, clinical machine, caring not if we are ready for it. Prepared or unprepared, it comes to us all the same. But it’s how we deal with the unknown that Tom King (Batman, Mister Miracle, etc.), Kevin Eastman (co-creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), and Freddie Williams II (Batman/TMNT) explore in The Kamandi Challenge #9.
It’s time to talk to the month in comics and some of the single issues that made an impression on the guys. Alex, Dean & Pat talk Mister Miracle #2, Dark Nights Metal #2, Generation Gone #1-3, 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank #4, Batman #30 & #31, Head Lopper #7, Black Racer Shilo Norman Special #1 & more.
Tyler’s Recommendation…Runaways #1
“The gang is back! Well…most of them. If you’ve read the original series, I probably don’t have to convince you to check this out. A lot has happened to our Runaways since the last series, grab this to find out what’s next.“
It’s the last month in comics, as the guys talk about the single issues they’ve read that left an impression on them over the month’s of July & August. Titles include Mister Miracle #1, Dark Nights Metal #1, Saga #45, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #8, Rat Queens #5, Shutter #30 & more
Mister Miracle #1 is a dizzying and infectious debut issue of a series from three masters of their craft in Tom King, Mitch Gerads & Clayton Cowles, working at the height of their capabilities. Surreal, dark and engrossing, Mister Miracle takes on the conventions of Jack Kirby’s iconic New Gods characters for a modern day treatise on paranoia and fear in our era of encroaching fascism on western liberal democracy. Deeply creative and engrossing, Mister Miracle is the best debut issue of a comics series in years, and it’s excellent by almost any measure. Continue reading This Week’s Finest: Mister Miracle #1→
Tyler’s Recommendation…Redlands #1
“Superstar colorist Jordie Bellaire makes her writing debut this week. Teaming up with the always fantastic Vanessa Del Rey for a tale of crime and horror about a coven of witches with devious plans in a small Florida town. I’m very excited for this one, and the creative team alone warrants your attention”