Each and every week, I, “Necco Wafers!” Henchman 21 and “Mary Janes!” 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 October 29, 2014. Single issues and trades, they’re all here.
I was going to recommend a bunch of different horror comic this week, but I changed my mind and decided to go with a more standard list, and it’s all thanks to one book out this week that refused to be ignored. Never fear though, or maybe you should fear, because I have one good horror book to direct you towards. So, get your masks on, your candy out and eat the brains of this weeks The GoD List!
Harley Quinn Annual #1 (DC Comics – $5.99) It’s a scratch and sniff comic. I know it may be a gimmick, and that’s rarely a good reason to buy a comic, but come on, it’s a freaking scratch and sniff comic. Fortunately, the work that Jimmy Palmioti and Amanda Conner have been putting in on Harley Quinn will raise this issue from above a mere gimmick. There’s a reason it has quickly become a top-selling title and it’s all thanks to the love and care that Palmioti and Conner have put into the book. If you complain about too many DC books being dark and gritty, then you should read this book, because it harkens back to a time when DC wasn’t afraid to be funny. But seriously, when was the last time you read a scratch and sniff comic?
Rachel Rising #29 (Abstract Studios – $3.99) If you want a good Halloween book that came out last week, you should buy the newest issue of Revival. If you want a good Halloween book that’s out this week, then you should buy Rachael Rising. Rachel Rising has a blend of many different horror sub-genres, with zombies (kind of), witches, demons, and killers all playing a part in the series. It’s hard to nail down what “kind” of horror book this is, but that’s kind of what I like about it. I can scratch a bunch of different kinds of horror all at the same time. The series has built up a serious feeling of dread through its run and it’s all thanks not only to creator Terry Moore’s script but also his stark black and white pencils. The last few issues have been a bit mellower than previous issues, but there has still been some creepy moments, and I know that these issues are ramping the tension back up. If you’re a horror fan, this is not a book you should be missing.
Little Nemo Return to Slumberland #2 (IDW Publishing – $3.99) I talked about the first issue when it came out, because I was looking forward to the art of Gabriel Rodriguez, and I am happy to say he did not disappoint. Little Nemo is a visual masterpiece that should not be missed. Writer Eric Shanower did an excellent job getting readers up to speed on Little Nemo, which is good because there are probably plenty of folks who may be scared of by a property like this. This is a great all ages book in the best way as it’s got a nice story and gorgeous visuals that anyone can enjoy.
Southern Bastards #5 (Image Comics – $3.50) The first four issues of Southern Bastards were just prelude to the main story that kicks off here. This is decidedly not an all ages comic. This is a gritty crime/revenge drama without any super natural elements or anything like that. It is just a fantastic series from Jason Aaron and Jason Latour. There may be people who only read super hero comics out there. Don’t be one of them. Read Southern Bastards.