Ahhhh…. New Comic Book Day. Here we are again. You… me… some soft music.
You didn’t have to get all dressed up for me. Let’s dim the lights and just enjoy each other’s company for a bit.
Uber TPB #1
I don’t know much about this particular title other than the following:
- It sounds like a pretty cool alternate history book.
- I really love Doctor Who and Amelia Pond was one of my favorite companions.
I can’t believe she’s writing comics now.
Here’s the solicit:
The first collection of KIERON GILLEN’s breakout hit reinvention of the alternative history genre is finally here! April 24, 1945, the world holds its breath as the war is only days away from ending. Russian troops move through Germany to the final objective… Hitler himself. As those around the mad dictator crumble, the much ridiculed threats of the ‘Wunderwafen’ finally materialize. A new weapon is delivered, one with unstoppable power – a weapon like no other and with a madman pulling the trigger. The Ubers change the direction of World War II providing a dark and uncompromising alternative history in a way that you’ve never seen. Kieron Gillen and Caanan White deliver one of the best new series of 2013 collected in a 176 page trade paperback. Uber Vol 1 collects issues #0 – 5 the startling first chapter of this new horror series that reimagines the super soldier in a stark new bloody vision.
Wait… So this isn’t Karen Gillen? Never mind… Here’s a picture of her anyway:
Elfquest: The Final Quest #2
Let me just say that it does my heart good to know that they’re still publishing Elfquest. Good for you Team Pini! I might have to pick up #1 and #2 and power read them this weekend.
Issue #1 was good, but not great. The potential was there, though, for this to be a breakout series. Let’s see what #2 has in store for us.
Vandroid ramps up in this no-holds-barred second issue! The Van Man is off the chain, but when he runs afoul of his creator’s loose ends-including his estranged wife and an old criminal acquaintance-he finds out that being human is more complicated than his programming indicated!
Imagine a newly discovered 80s movie starring Brian Bosworth, and you’re on the right track.
Sandman Overture #2 (of 6)
Neil Gaiman is writing new Sandman comics. Either that means something to you, or you and I need to have a serious talk. It’s been forever-and-a-day since the first issue, so I get it if you’re waiting for the trade.
Garth Ennis Red Team TPB Vol. 01 Season One
So, I’m having tons of fun with Garth Ennis’ Rover Red Charlie series. His Preacher got a little wobbly after a great start, if you ask me. And, The Boys went utterly insane in a way that starts with “bat” and ends in a word I can’t say since my daughters may read this blog.
I just found out about this series when the last single issue came out. But, I’m ready to dive into this one head-first. There’s no safety net with Ennis, so readers beware.
For this week, I’m all in on Garth. That’s the kind of week I’m having. And, that’s why the trade paperback, Red Team Vol. 01, is my official Casual Comics Guy Hot Pick of the Week.
BONUS HOT PICK OF THE WEEK!
Well, hello, there… This is a first. Just as I was closing the door for the night, someone else showed up to the party. And who could it be?
Alex + Ada #5
This is by far my comic crush of the year. And look at this solict:
Ada will never be the same again.
I am not joking. This title has made me fall in love with comics all over again. I would give up movies. I would give up TV…. If all comics were this good, I’d give it all back.
Alex + Ada is now officially the pick of the week for every week it comes out until further notice.
– FIN! –
Ahhh… The new year is upon us and so are the new comics. Here are the picks for the best of the best bets for new comics this week. Rounding out the list is my pick for best comic reissue of the decade.
As always, weekly picks are provided by our friends over at Dragon’s Lair and uneducated commentary is mine and mine alone.
Monsters! and Other Stories Trade Paperback Read the rest of this entry
Here’s a great chance to sample some new (to you) titles from Image Comics. Today and tomorrow (Friday and Saturday), the entire catalog of digital comics is 50% off at the Image store, which is a pretty great comics deal.
What series should you check out? I haven’t read these yet, but they look the most promising to me:
Alex + Ada
I’m a big fan of Jonathan Luna, so this title grabbed my attention a while back. A new X5 android pops into Alex’s life unexpectedly. (I expect it’s like Kramer’s misplaced mail-order bride).
I don’t know much else, but I’ll post a review once I’ve read it. But, at half price, you may want to jump in.
East of West
This one I have read, and it’s one heck of a wild ride. Three of the Four Horsemen – you know the ones I mean – wreak havoc in an alterna-sci-fi-wild-west universe. The Fourth will stop at nothing to get his lost love back – even if he has to go through his former companions to do it. Read the rest of this entry