The GoD List: Comics For August 27, 2014
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Each and every week, I, “Itchy!” Henchman 21 and “Scratchy!” Empress Eve read a lot of comics. Seriously you guys, a lot of comics. Maybe too many comics. I mean, it is possible”¦ theoretically. Naturally, we look forward to some more than others. I mean, who doesn’t? So, let’s take a look into the depths of our pull lists, grab some comics, and we’ll let YOU know what the top books to look forward to are for the week of August 27, 2014. Single issues and trades, they’re all here.

It’s a week of goodbyes as we mourn the end of one great series and the end of an era for a publisher. Fret not though because it’s also a week of hellos as we welcome some new series that should be a lot of fun. Also, Flash Gordon is on the list because Flash Gordon is awesome! So get ready for a nice three day weekend in North America by stocking up on all the comics presented in this here GoD List!

Henchman 21

Wayward #1 (Image Comics – $3.50) Jim Zub is a very good writer, with books like Skullkickers, Pathfinder, and Samurai Jack, but a lot of his writing has a medieval fantasy setting, so I’m excited to see what he will do with Wayward #1 from Image. There are still plenty of fantastical elements in this story of a young girl who moves to Tokyo to live with her mom, only to find out that she has powers that allow her to fight monsters and demons and what have you. If you know Zub’s work, you can see familiar elements, but there’s also enough different to see that he is stretching himself and that’s very exciting. The art by Steve Cummings and John Rauch is bright and energetic and the story sounds like a lot of fun, so give this one a shot.

Bob’s Burgers #1 (Dynamite Entertainment – $3.99) How did I not know this was coming out until I saw it on the release list? Anyway, Bob’s Burgers is one of my favorite shows, and since it’s been a while since new episodes have come out, I’m happy to see this comic so it can tide me over till the new season begins. Now, you never know what you’re going to get with a licensed book like this, and I don’t recognize a lot of the names of the creators for this issue, so there is a very strong hit or miss possibility for Bob’s Burgers. Hopefully it is more hit than miss.

Flash Gordon #5 (Dynamite Entertainment – $3.99) Seriously, you should be buying Flash Gordon. Just take a look at Evan Shaner’s art and you will be hooked. If that doesn’t hook you, the story by Jeff Parker will. This may be the best version of Flash Gordon I’ve ever read, and you should not pass this up.

Star Wars: Legacy II #18 (Dark Horse Comics – $2.99) This issue marks the end of an era for comics as this is the last original Star Wars comic that Dark Horse will produce. I don’t have much to say about this particular issue, I’m mostly just listing it for historical significance. Dark Horse has done a lot for Star Wars fandom, and it’s a shame to see it go away.

All-Star Western #34 (DC Comics – $3.99) Talk about another end of an era. Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray’s Jonah Hex/All-Star Western has been running for pert near a decade, but sadly comes to an end with issue #34. It’s been a good, long run for the series that started in 2005 simply as Jonah Hex and stands as one of, if not the definitive run of a western comics in American comic book history, and it will be a shame to see it go. All-Star Western and Jonah Hex combined represent the fact that a non-superhero book can survive in the current market and says that it’s okay for companies to try something different. This final issue goes out with a bang with art by Darwyn Cooke, and even if you’ve never read the series before, you can pick up this issue, see what you missed, and then go back and read the series from the beginning. See you later, cowboy.

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