This column each week, is to help you picking some books that we think look and sound interesting. Both Andrew and I are going to make some selections that we hope you try out and enjoy. Now this will probably lead to some name calling or fist fights at some point but this is not about which company is better or my general dislike for all things Marvel. No, we want to suggest some titles you may not be reading today but you might like if you did.
By the way, there is no order to this list at all so deal with it.
New Books Released: 08/15/12
FATALE #7 $3.50 (Image) All of the best elements of Criminal set in a noir universe where the occult is in full gear. The new storyline that kicked off with last issue is so cool that I predict that this book will not dissapoint. (Andrew)
MICHAEL AVON OEMINGS THE VICTORIES #1 $3.99 (Dark Horse) Another team up book with drama at it’s core. The difference here is that it’s Oeming who created it… there’s no way this can suck. This guy is creative both as an artist and as a storyteller so I can’t wait to check this one out. I’m sure to not be disappointed. (Mr. Green)
DAREDEVIL #17 $2.99 (Marvel) I know, I know. I usually suggest this book almost every time it comes out. But I can’t help it. Is is one of the best hero books on the market, if not the best! Mark Waid is doing some great work that showcases all sides of Matt Murdock: the heroic, swashbuckler, devil-may-care side as well as the traditional dark and moody side he’s known for. He walks a fine line and is backed up beautifully the supporting cast just as Waid is backed by a tremendous art team. And now we get Mike Allred on the book! (Andrew)
GREEN LANTERN #12 $2.99 (DC Comics) Yes – I still like this book even though it has not been the greatest since the reboot. The past story of the Indigo tribe was quite well done and gives me hope that it can come back from the edge of ordinary and back to extraordinary. (Mr. Green)
AVENGERS ACADEMY #35 $2.99 (Marvel) This is yet another title I can’t help but recommend each time it hits the stands. This is by far the best team book out there and it is filled with young characters that have all the exciting adventures that the rest of the Marvel U has but without the baggage of continuity. This current arc is promising to be amazing. Christos Gage knows how to write compelling characters and we love him for it. (Andrew)
68 SCARS #2 $3.99 (Image) So we have Zombies set to the backdrop of Vietnam. Yes, I want to read this. I picked up the first issue of Scars and it was very interesting, although to be fair, the entire series has been something else to read. (Mr. Green)
PEANUTS VOL 2 #1 $3.99 (Boom! Studios) The last Peanuts mini series was a fantastic mix of classic strips with new stories about the characters by new creative teams. I was highly impressed by it. I can’t wait to see what crazy adventures Snoopy and the gang get into this time. (Andrew)
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO WORLD OF TOMORROW SC $14.95 (Abrams) The story of a boy and his father’s relationship over time. Starting in 1939 at New York’s World Fair and moving forward to the 1975 final Apollo mission. We get to discover the lives these two had and how they affected the son. Sounds like a very cool and interesting read, I know it’s not a superhero book but who cares? It does sound like a very good story. (Mr. Green)
CREATIVITY OF STEVE DITKO HC $39.99 (IDW) Slowly but surely, IDW will have art books out for every great artist and will have emptied the wallets of all fanboys out there who love their work. A companion to Craig Yoe’s previous ‘The Art of Ditko”, this is a loving reproduction of Steve most creative works. If you got the scratch, throw it down for this piece of beauty. (Andrew)
DEADPOOL #59 $2.99 (Marvel) So last week I took some very pointed attacks on my dislike of the Deadpool character. Sue me, I think he’s useless. However, the breakdown on this issue was intriguing to me and well, Dave Johnson did the cover. Look at that cover. Pure trippy goodness. That’s my boy Dave! (Mr. Green)
So there you go. Check these books out and let us what you thought. Did we help you discover something new or did you really hate it? Either way at least you tried a new title out and experienced something new.
And if you’re gonna geek out, GEEK HARD!