Each and every week, I, “What’s Up?” Henchman 21 and “Not Much!” 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 16, 2015. Single issues and trades, they’re all here.
We’rrrrrrrrrrrrrre baaaaaaaaaaack! Let’s make with the comics already. It’s time to get back in the swing of The GoD List!
Captain America: White (Marvel Comics – $4.99) Not a dream. Not an imaginary story. Captain America: White is actually finally coming out. Captain America: White #0 was released back in 2008 and it’s taken a while for writer Jeph Loeb and artist Tim Sale to complete this story of Cap and Bucky in their World War II fighting days. Say what you will about Jeph Loeb, but he is at his best when working with Tim Sale, be it in their Batman stories for DC or their three completed series for Marvel. Between the look of his characters, or more specifically his colors, no one has a style like Tim Sale, and he is one of those artists whose work I have solely missed. Hopefully this will lead to more steady work coming from him. Regardless, I don’t know if it’s possible for Captain America: White to be worth this wait, but it just might be.
Tokyo Ghost #1 (Image Comics – $3.50) Hurray for the next series to come to us with the art of Sean Murphy. Tokyo Ghost teams up artist Sean Murphy with colorist Matt Hollingsworth on a story by Rick Remender about a future where everyone is addicted to getting their excitement digitally. Murphy is one of the biggest arts to rise through the ranks of comics artists in the last few years, and any accolades he receives are well deserved, with his detailed and heavily lined art style. Tokyo Ghost is a dystopian sci-fi story that is right up Remender’s alley and he has always been a writer that brings out the best in his collaborators. This is just another great sci-fi series in Image’s already full stable.
Atomic Robo and the Ring of Fire #1(IDW Publishing – $3.99) This collects the first batch of new Atomic Robo material since they broke off from their original publisher and took the series online, so if you’re inclined you can just go online and read the series for free. If you’re like me, you’ve been reading Atomic Robo for a while and you want to continue your collection of print issues, then now you can do so. Atomic Robo remains to be one of the best series being published, regardless of format. Brian Clevinger still provides an action packed story with tons of humor, and Scott Wegener is fantastic at drawing the art in a way to highlight that humor and action. Of all the Atomic Robo mini-series, this is the most continuity heavy, as it really helps to have read volumes 8 and 9. You can still catch up fairly quickly and you can read those particular volumes online as well, so it’s not like there’s a huge barrier of entry. Read Atomic Robo, just trust me on this.
Step Aside, Pops: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection (Drawn and Quarterly – $19.95) If you’ve been around on the internet long enough, you’ve probably seen someone passing around a comic by Kate Beaton. Her whip-smart strips combine classic literature, historical figures, and pop culture into a weird mÃ©lange that is just constantly funny. Step Aside, Pops: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection features 160 pages of Beaton’s webcomic. Beaton has her own unique art style that may not be for everyone, but her humor and intelligence shines through on every page. Between Step Aside, Pops and Atomic Robo, you should have plenty of reading material to keep you laughing.
D4VE2 #1 (IDW Publishing – $3.99) Robot war hero D4VE returns in D4VE2, an all-new 5-issue miniseries from IDW Publishing from the returning creative team of writer Ryan Ferrier and artist Valentin Ramon. In the initial run of this comic, the robots had conquered Earth, now known as 34RTH, riding the planet of humanity. While D4VE might have once been a great warrior, his post-war life as a desk jockey was pretty boring. This new miniseries brings us forward one year where peace is still maintained, but the arrival of a strange ship shakes things up for D4VE and poses a threat to all robot-kind. The series blends humor and futuristic scifi with an interesting lead character. I’m looking forward to finding out what in store now for D4VE. If you missed out on the initial series run, D4VE, it’s been collected as a trade paperback available this month.