Here we with the top comic picks for the last week of 2013. Same story as last week, folks. New comic day is Tuesday this week, not Wednesday so thank the New Year that your comics are a day early.
As always, weekly picks are provided by our friends over at Dragon’s Lair and uneducated commentary is solely mine. I’m hoping that with us traversing the year and comics being bumped up one day, there’s some time travel nonsense in these picks. Let’s unwrap them together.
Comic book top picks of the week – Week of December 31
Aaaaand right out of the gate, I know we’re in good shape. Nothing says “time-weirdness” like Steampunk. I love steampunk. Steampunk freaks out my semi-regular SDCC companion, Marc, which makes me love it more. Enjoy a picture from SDCC 2011, and then pick up this issue.
And also, try attending the Steampunk Ball here in Omaha. It’s a good time.
Superman Unchained #5
Oops… sorry. This is a recent Superman title.
I don’t know how or why Superman is “chained”. Maybe they’re Kryptonite chains? Otherwise, he’d break out of them super-fast.
Maybe it’s “unchained” like “off the hook”. Who knows… I’m going to listen to some Beastie Boys now.
I loved the Aquaman mini-series in the 80s. That thing was “totally boss”. Also, Aquaman rules on the TV show “Batman: The Brave and the Bold”.
This issue kicks off a new storyline with a new writer, so it might be a good point to dive in to the deep end with Aquaman.
File this under, “Be careful what you wish for…”
All of a sudden, I’m not as happy that I wanted “time travel nonsense” in these picks. Revelations looks totally awesome. This is a re-print/re-serialization of a comic from 2005.
Here’s the description:
“A potential successor to the dying pope is killed at the Vatican. Long-time atheist and hard-edged London detective, Charlie Northern, is put on the case by a Vatican priest, and long forgotten friend. He must solve the case that the local police cannot, coming face to face with hundreds of years of conspiracy and corruption in the seat of the world’s wealthiest religion.”
So put that in your pipe and smoke it!
Twilight Zone #1
Funny… Looks like I got my fix of time-travel, alterna-universe comics this week. Anthology comics, since there’s usually no continuing story, are a great find for casual comic fans. This reboot of a Twilight Zone comic looks to fill that space.
With J. Michael Straczynski at the helm, this title should deliver on the mind-bending sci-fi that propelled Twilight Zone into the hearts and minds of fans worldwide. The cover, by Francesco Francavilla is a treasure, but the art inside is a revelation, as well. Check out this page:
Artist Guiu Vilanova really knocked my socks off with this page. I can’t wait to get my hands on the full issue. So, Twilight Zone #1 by J. Michael Straczynski and Guiu Vilanova is my Casual Comics Top Pick of the Week.
In the meantime, check out Guiu Vilanova’s personal page for some more of his incredible artwork.
Thanks again to Craig, CJ, and the fine folks at Dragon’s Lair. Support your local comic book shop.
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