Each and every week, I, “Happy Little Tree!” Henchman 21 and “Happy Little Cloud!” 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 September 10, 2014. Single issues and trades, they’re all here.
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Stumptown #1 (Oni Press – $3.99) This will be the third volume of Stumptown, Greg Rucka’s hardboiled detective series set in Portland OR. The first two volumes have been interesting mysteries with a strong female protagonist that have a very ’70s TV feel to them. I expect the third volume to have pretty much the same feel as the first two, even if it will look different due to Justin Greenwood taking over on art. I liked Greenwood’s art recently on Image Comics The Fuse, so I know were in good hands, even if his art is quite different from original artist Matthew Southworth. If you like a solid detective story, you can do a lot worse than Stumptown.
Copperhead #1 (Image Comics – $3.50) I don’t know why it is, but there are a fair number of weird western books out right now. Books like Pretty Deadly, East of West (new issue in stores today, buy it) and now Copperhead are all taking the western genre and mixing it with some kind of other genre with some solid results. Copperhead #1, by Jay Faerber, Scott Godlewski, and Ron Riley is a western/sci-fi story about Clara Bronson, new sheriff in town. Clara has to deal “with a resentful deputy, a shady mining tycoon, and a family of alien hillbillies.” Sounds pretty cool to me. The first issue is over-sized for the regular Image price of $3.50, so maybe check this one out.
Edge of Spider-Verse #1 (Marvel Comics – $3.99) This is the start of a five issue mini-series leading into November’s Spider-Verse event, and if you like alternate takes on Spider-Man, you’ll want to give this one a look. This first issue will be of particular interest to fans of David Hine and Fabrice Sapolsky’s Spider-Man Noir series from a few years ago, as that is the focus of the first issue. It’s kind of awesome that Marvel are bringing back the Spider-Man Noir universe complete with the original creators, and I figure there are enough fans of the original Noir minis to make this worth Marvel’s while. I’m pretty interested in the other issues in the Edge of Spider-Verse mini, and I’m interested in Spider-Verse as a whole, so hopefully this is a good lead in to the big event.
Showcase Presents: Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew (DC Comics – $19.99) If I’m not mistaken, at one point this was scheduled to come out in 2007 but got cancelled before the original release. However, with Captain Carrot showing up in Grant Morrison’s Multiversity, it makes a lot of sense to release this now to capitalize on the cross promotion. Showcase Presents is DC’s cheap line of big, black and white collections of their back catalog, and while there are a lot of fans of Captain Carrot, I’m curious if the lack of color might detract a bit. Still, these are good, fun, old school comics that just don’t get made much anymore and this is a solid value for 20 bucks.