Welcome to another edition of New Comics, where we give our suggestions on what books to pick up when perusing the comic shelves week to week. Kris Johnson is off again this week (he got married over the weekend or some nonsense) so I’m flying solo once again! Read on to find the best of what the comic shop has in store for you this week.
Here we go.
DRONES #1 $3.99 (IDW) – Come on down to the world’s FIRST EVER Terrorist-Themed Hotel! Yeah, that sounds like a great idea (note: sarcasm). What happens when two former predator drone operators decide to take a trip to said hotel in Las Vegas? Crazy! This vacation will make the clamity of the Hangover Movies look like a stupid farce compared to the mayhem we’ll see here…..oh wait a sec…..they already are a stupid farce (the first movie’s good).
KAPTARA #1 $3.50 (Image) – All I need to hear is that Chip Zdarsky is writing this book and I’m already handing over my money. Exploring the realms of Sci-Fi with artist Kagan McLeod, this is the story of a reluctant hero getting stuck on a strange planet while the fate of the earth hangs in the balance. Pretty standard stuff, right? What you have to remember is that things are never A to B with Chip. They’re more like A to D, bypassing B and C completely because that was the plan the entire time! You following? Just pick up the book and you’ll get it.
HULK FUTURE IMPERFECT TP NEW PTG $19.99 (Marvel) – Probably the greatest Hulk story ever told, written and drawn by two guys at the top of their game in a time when alternate future stories still meant something in comics. Peter David and George Perez flipped Hulk on his ass with this classic tale, leading to multiple consequences and subsequent storylines that make up a great deal of the modern Hulk mythology. The bonus about this trade is that it’s not just Future Imperfect collected here but also Hulk: The End. So you get not one but TWO great Hulk stories set in dystopian futures! You lucky bastard!
HOLMES VS HOUDINI #5 $3.99 (Dynamite) – Where it was two, now there’s only one. In the conclusion to this thrilling miniseries, either Holmes or Houdini is down for the count and the other must carry on without him (and we’re not telling you which one – that’d be cheating!). It’s hard facing the unkillable Rasputin as a duo. It’s damn well impossible on your own. Find out how it turns out for our super sleuth or master illusionist in the final issue.
VELVET #10 $3.50 (Image) – There’s an ending on the horizon for The Secret Lives of Deadmen and as per usual, it don’t look to encouraging for Velvet or anyone that knows her. It’s been awhile since we got to see this super spy rough some folks up for the answers she’s looking for. This time, it might lead to a knife in the back……probably not a fatal wound, though. The book does bare her name after all. But then again, this is the team that went almost 2o issues on Captain America with no Cap to be seen. So you never know.
SCOTT PILGRIM COLOR HC VOL 06 $24.99 (Oni Press) – The saga that is known as Scott Pilgrim comes to an end! AGAIN! THIS TIME IN COLOUR! So what’s the big fucking deal? I guess you didn’t hear me. I said IT’S IN COLOUR, BITCH! That’s worth the price of admission alone. Add to that the larger size, the nicer paper and the fact that it’s the end of Scott Pilgrim. Show some respect, yo! And oh yeah, IT’S IN COLOUR!
BLACK WIDOW #17 $3.99 (Marvel) – We were talking earlier about Velvet getting answers by roughing up some guys. Well, nobody’s been doing more of that these days than Black Widow. And it’s paid off. She’s found Chaos and they’ve invited her in from the cold. Not literally, although she is in the snow. They’re letting her take a look at the beast from within. Will she take a peek or decide that it’s easier to destroy the beast than to reason with it. Either way, the book will look and read awesome as artist Phil Noto and writer Nathan Edmondson kick all kinds of ass!
So there you go. Check these books out and let us know what you think.
Next Week: KRIS JOHNSON RETURNS!
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