The GoD List: Comics For July 18, 2012

Each and every week “Going Solor” MK2Fac3 and “Henchman Isn’t Here Anymore Mrs. Torrence” Henchman21 read a lot of comics. Seriously you guys, a lot of comics. Maybe too many comics. I mean, it is possible”¦ theoretically. They look forward to some more than others, I mean, who doesn’t? So, let’s take a look into the depths of their pull lists, grab some comics, and we’ll let YOU know what the top books to look forward to are for the week of July 18, 2012. Single issues and trades, they’re all here.

Look guys, we all know that comic books are totally awesome. That’s the whole reason why we put out this here GoD List every single week. There’s always a lot of stuff to look forward to, and sometimes we can’t get it all together. This week, though, my mind is completely on The Dark Knight Rises, and I’m sure you feel the same. However, we want you to read comics, so it’s time to put TDKR on the back burner for just a moment, and then we’ll move on to more Batman talk later in the day. You ready to do this? I’m ready to do this. Henchman isn’t here this week, so let’s get to it!

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Comic Review: Sunset

Written by Christos Gage
Art by Jorge Lucas
Image Comics/Top Cow Productions, Inc.
Release Date: July 18, 2012
Cover Price: $19.99

It’s fashionable to romanticize the street-wise, toughness of old-timers who fought in WWII or the Korean War. They think our generation sucks. These grizzled vets probably think that someone reading this review on their fancy computer, or even worse their iPhone, makes them a candy ass. And, for some reason, we crave this abuse. We practically beg for it by plunking down our hard-earned cash””yes, Granddad, hard-earned””for any story starring a curmudgeonly old Luddite who doesn’t take any crap.

I hate to be a killjoy, but I’ll let you in on a little secret: Every generation in history has thought that the next generation is too soft. Our great-great-grandparents ragged on our pansy grandparents just as harshly””you know, the ones we’ve labeled the Greatest Generation. Even knowing this fact, I love tales that glorify our grandparents’ unyielding will and their outright refusal to let any hint of disrespect go unchecked. Sunset weaves this characteristic into a mob-action comic that’s one of my favorite books this year.

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