Each and every week, I, “Detective Bullock” Henchman 21 and “Detective Gordon” 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 24, 2014. Single issues and trades, they’re all here.
Well, after a week off, we’re back, because you can’t keep a good comic recommending crew down. This week, we’ve got what we normally have; new series, continuing series, and some collections. They’re all full of awesomeness so get out there and buy some stuff and have fun buying comics, because that’s what we’re all here for. Enjoy, because it’s The GoD List time!
A Voice In The Dark: Get Your Gun #1 (of 5) (Image Comics – $3.99) I’ve been meaning to give A Voice In The Dark a shot, but haven’t so far for no good reason, but with this being the start of a new miniseries, I figured I would give it a shot. There’s a girl named Zoey who has just arrived at college and much like other young people, she wants to leave her old life behind. Except her old life involves murder. Writer/Artist Larime Taylor has an interesting life story and a unique way of producing this series (you should look it up), and I know he’s been struggling to find an audience so I hope people will give this issue a chance and maybe find a book they may not have even known was out there.
The Incal (Humanoids Publishing – $44.95) This is a new printing, but I’m still going to talk about this because it’s tough to get a new copy of this and it’s something I’ve been meaning to read. The Incal is one of the classics of European comics, written by visionary Alexandro Jodorowsky and drawn by the legendary Moebius. The Incal is supposed to be a mind-bending work about a human detective who finds a mysterious device that changes the world. It is deep, weird, and probably not the easiest thing to read, but is very rewarding, at least from what I’ve heard. If anything, it will be worth buying for Moebius’ highly detailed art. Moebius is the artist whose work inspired people like Frank Quitely and Geof Darrow, and I just haven’t read enough of his work. It’s time I added The Incal to my collection, and I’m glad it’s back in print so I can afford to buy it.
G.I. Joe #1 (IDW Publishing – $3.99) Hey. It’s another new G.I. Joe series, this time written by Karen Traviss with art by Steve Kurth. This time around, Scarlett is leading the Joe team in a world where Cobra has become an international peace-keeping force. We all know that can’t be a good thing, but what will Scarlett do to keep the world safe? I’m always up for more G.I. Joe since it warms my heart like only a childhood favorite can and I’m ready to see what Traviss does with it.
Edge of Spider-Verse #2 (Marvel Comics – $3.99) This one actually came out last week, but I wanted to highlight it this week. The first issue was good for fans of the Spider-Man: Noir series, but the reason I’m excited for the Edge of Spider-Verse #2 is mainly for the art by Robbi Rodriguez. I’ve been loving Rodriguez’s work on DC/Vertigo’s FBP (which is a great under the radar sci-fi book that more people should be reading) and I’m interested to see what he will do on this story of an alternate world where Gwen Stacy was bitten by a certain radioactive spider rather than Peter Parker. I’m also curious to see the writing on the story by Jason Latour, who I mostly know as the artist on Southern Bastards for Image, so I want to see what he can do as a writer. There’s a lot of talent I like on this book, and if you’ve never read anything by these guys before, you should find yourself pleasantly surprised. Edge of Spider-Verse #3 is out this week, with story and art by Dustin Weaver, and it should be interesting as well.
Batman: Death of the Family Book & The Joker Mask Set (DC Comics – $39.99) Just in time for Halloween, you can buy this collection of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Batman: Death of the Family story line (which you might already own). What you’re probably buying this for is the super creepy hand-painted vinyl latex Joker mask to complete your costume. If you’ve never read Death of the Family, just get the normal trade. If you’re a fan and want a horrifying keepsake, buy this, keep the mask and give the collection to a friend.