Each and every week, I, â€œI am Groot!â€ Henchman 21 and â€œI too am Groot!â€ Empress Eve read a lot of comics. Seriously you guys, a lot of comics. Maybe too many comics. I mean, it is possibleâ€¦ theoretically. Naturally, we look forward to some more than others. I mean, who doesnâ€™t? So, letâ€™s take a look into the depths of our pull lists, grab some comics, and weâ€™ll let YOU know what the top books to look forward to are for the week of July 30, 2014. Single issues and trades, theyâ€™re all here.
After the rush of San Diego Comic-Con last week, itâ€™s a bit of a mellow week this time, which means itâ€™s a good week to step out and try some books you may have missed or try some new things. Since weâ€™re all a little worn out from a busy weekend, Iâ€™m going a little light this week. Now if you donâ€™t mind, Iâ€™m going to catch up on some sleep while you dive into The GoD List!
Bodies #1 (DC/Vertigo Comics – $3.99) Bodies is the kind of series that Vertigo used to be known for. Bodies is an experimental series about a series of murders in four different time periods in England: 1890s, 1940s, 2010s, and 2050s. Each time period gets its own 6-page story in each issue, with each section drawn by a different artist (those artists are Dean Ormston, Phil Winslade, Meghan Hetrick, and Tula Lotay). This is the kind of thing Vertigo used to do all the time, and they still do a fair amount of it, but I kind of miss the days of Vertigo being the place for weird comics by British creators with British characters (RIP Hellblazer). The series is written by Si Spencer, who has written a good amount of Vertigo projects in the past, and this seems right in his wheel house. Itâ€™s an interesting concept with a unique story structure (at least for comics) and Iâ€™m curious how the experiment works out.
Superior Foes of Spider-Man Volume 2 (Marvel Comics – $16.99) Still. Not. Cancelled!!! Buy this and find out why Superior Foes of Spider-Man has not cancelled and why it shouldnâ€™t be cancelled because this is probably the best Spider-Man series coming out these days. Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber have taken a pack of Spider-Manâ€™s lesser villains and turned them into one of the most fascinating group of characters ever assembled. It feels like a Marvel book, steeped in continuity and action, but is also something completely different. Do not let this book get cancelled by not reading it.
Chew: Warrior Chicken Poyo #1 (Image Comics – $3.50) I donâ€™t mind that we donâ€™t get a regular issue of Chew this month because we get another special issue about everyoneâ€™s favorite fighting fowl! Chew is regularly a funny but wild series. Anytime Poyo shows up, the series goes to a whole new level of crazy. Buy this, laugh, and enjoy the art of Rob Guillory. Poyo commands it so!
We survived SDCC!!!!! I hope you enjoyed our extensive coverage of the Con. I’m still traveling, trying to squeeze in a little vacation so I can decompress, but I did select a few books.
Baltimore: The Witch of Harju #1 (Dark Horse – $3.50) Another Baltimore tale, wee!!! Baltimore: The Witch of Harju #1 from Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden starts a new 3-issue miniseries, which see Lord Baltimore, the vampire hunter, sheltering a young woman who’s in danger from The Witch of Harju!
Star Trek: The City On The Edge of Forever #2 (IDW Publishing – $3.99) This new Star Trek comic came out last week and is the second issue of five for this comic adapted from Harlan Ellison’ award-winning teleplay for the Star Trek: The Original Series episode “The City On The Edge of Forever.”