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The GoD List: Comics for March 11, 2015
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Each and every week, I, “50 degrees outside!” Henchman 21 and “Shorts Weather!!” 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 March 11, 2015. Single issues and trades, they’re all here.

It’s late and it’s almost comfortable outside, so let’s just get to the big old stack of books that are out this week. It’s almost time to enjoy reading your comics in the sun again, so put on your short shorts and dive into The GoD List!

Henchman 21

Hellbreak #1 by Brian Churilla

Hellbreak #1 (Oni Press – $1.00) First off, you should buy Hellbreak #1 because it’s only a dollar, and I’d buy that for a dollar. Secondly, you should buy Hellbreak #1 because it sounds like a cool story. Hellbreak is a team of mercenaries who gain the means to infiltrate any of the various hells that are out there. They use these means to break souls out of hell. This all sounds like a fun premise, and writer Cullen Bunn has proven that he can do a lot with a unique premise like in The Sixth Gun. But seriously, it’s just a dollar, so why not give this a try? (See our full review of the issue.)

Copperhead, Vol. 1 (Image Comics – $9.99) Copperhead is one of my favorite new series of the last few months, with a cool story that is part sci-fi and part western. The story is kind of like Blazing Saddles, except less funny, and with more aliens. Single mother Clara Bronson brings her son to a town on a back water planet where she is tasked with being the new sheriff and bringing some law with her. Before she can even unpack she is brought into a murder mystery involving a family of alien rednecks, while dealing with a deputy who clearly doesn’t want her there. Writer Jay Faerber quickly establishes an interesting cast of characters and a unique world and sets up plenty of ongoing storylines and artist Scott Godlewski does an excellent job of making the characters familiar yet distinctly alien. If you like sci-fi, or westerns, or even crime stories, you’ll find something you like in Copperhead.

Southern Cross #1 (Image Comics – $2.99) Speaking of sci-fi/mysteries, Southern Cross is a new entry in a genre that already has a number of great series already being released. In Southern Cross, a young woman named Alex Braith is trying to find her missing sister, so she sets off on the tanker Southern Cross as it makes its way to the moon Titan. Becky Cloonan has a few writing credits on her resume, notably Gotham Academy for DC, so this isn’t her first time writing a series, The series is described as “a crucible of creeping anxiety and fear as Braith struggles with the ghosts of her past on board a ship that holds secrets best kept buried.” I like the sound of this series, and I’m always ready for another sci-fi story, so I’ll definitely be buying Southern Cross.

Marvel Comics Howard the Duck #1 cover by Joe Quinones

Howard the Duck #1 (Marvel Comics – $3.99) Chip Zdarsky is currently a hot commodity with his artwork on Sex Criminals, but now readers will get a chance to see his writing talents on a new volume of Howard the Duck. Howard is a difficult character to get right. Finding the right comedic tone is no easy thing. When Steve Gerber created Howard the Duck, he made a character that has proven very difficult for other writers to get a handle on. It’s arguable that no one has. So, if you’re a fan of Zdarsky and want to see what he can do, give this one a shot. If nothing else, you’ll get to see some of the fine animated style art from Joe Quinones, which is always a pleasure to see.

Ragnarok #4 (IDW Publishing – $3.99) It may take a while for Walt Simonson to produce an issue of Ragnarok, but boy is it worth it. Simonson is going back the to his Norse stomping grounds with this take on public domain Thor and the end of the gods. Simonson remains an amazing artist and it is a blast to see him work in a mythology that many identify him with while taking it in a different direction. Ragnarok is a fanstatic series so far, even if it does come out a little slower than I would like. The waiting is worth it though.

Rachel Rising #32 (Abstract Studios – $3.99) You should continue to read the fantastic horror comic Rachel Rising by Terry Moore. Or if you haven’t read it yet, you should buy the first trade. Seriously, this is one of the best horror comics on the stands and Moore’s highly detailed black and white style always impresses. I’ll keep beating the drum for this series until you’re all reading it.

Empress Eve

Bill & Ted's Most Triumphant Return #1 cover A Boom Studios

Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return #1 (of 6) (BOOM! Studios $3.99) Bill and Ted have returned — excellent! But, it’s only 6 issues — bogus. Oh, not too bogus, we’ll take what we can get! BOOM! is giving the clueless time-travelers a triumphant return in an all-new adventure that picks up where the films left off. Also, each issue of this miniseries will have back-up story, which is real cool. The previews for the issue, which you can see here below, show a cassette tape from Bill & Ted’s band Wyld Stallyns and that was pretty much all I needed to give this issue a chance. Oh, and the cover! Oh, and that it’s Bill and freaking Ted! Definitely pick this one up before I put you in the Iron Maiden.


PREVIEW: Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return #1

GoD Staff Picks

PS Hayes: Altered States: Red Sonja (Dynamite)

Maximus Prime: Postal #2 (Top Cow)

Waerloga69: Diskordia, Vol. 1: Feels Like Falling (Diskordia Comics)

Doc Brown: Oink: Heaven’s Butcher (Dark Horse)

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