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. As always, I am joined by Kris Johnson. Read on to find the best of what the comic shop has in store for you this week.
DEAD MAN LOGAN #1 (OF 12) $4.99 (Marvel) – Old Man Logan is dying; poisoned by the very adamantium that coats his bones. But if his time on this earth is running out, you better believe he’s gonna make damn sure to tie up every loose end worth tying. In Logan’s mind that means just one thing: taking out the man that tricked him into killing the X-Men back in his timeline: the master of illusion known as Mysterio! Ed Brisson and Mike Henderson have promised some absolute bonkers stuff for Old Man Logan’s last ride. But will they actually do the unthinkable and off one of Spidey’s all-time villains? Only one way to find out! You guessed it: read this comic on Wednesday, friends! (Kris)
DC NUCLEAR WINTER SPECIAL #1 $9.99 (DC Comics) – If you like celebrating the holidays, you shouldn’t let some like a post apocalyptic wasteland get in your way. Enjoy 10 all new stories written and drawn by some amazing creators like Paul Dini, Phil Hester and more! Bring on that festive feeling with some stories of good guys punching bad guys in the face (which feels like the opposite of what’s really happening right now….but hey, that’s why they call it escapist entertainment, right?). (Andrew)
REDNECK #17 $3.99 (Image) – It’s time for a good ol’ down home Texas wedding, ya’ll! … Only with vampires! Yes, July and Bartlett are tying the knot after decades of separation and nothing will stop them from heading down the aisle… but I’m sure a great many things will try. This is just a gem of a book month after month. If you haven’t checked it out before now it’s time to shoot your shot, friendo. (Kris)
SCARLET #4 (OF 5) $3.99 (Jinxworld) – Scarlet is a bad-ass who stands against oppression and fights for what’s right. The revolution is here! Wait…..I’m just hearing now that Scarlet has surrendered. What does this mean?! Is the revolution over already? I just started my “revolution is here” chant. I can’t take that back now. I’m sure it’s not over yet. There’s another issue after this, so she must continue to fight. Find out how in the latest issue. (Andrew)
WALK THROUGH HELL TP VOL 01 $14.99 (Aftershock) – A Walk Through Hell follows FBI Agents Shaw and McGregor as they enter a seemingly run of the mill LA warehouse in search of two missing comrades, only to find themselves confronted with horrors beyond their imagining. Garth Ennis has crafted a story that stands right up there with his very best work. The pencils of Goran Sudzuka achieve a level of atmospheric terror rarely seen in comics. Thankfully, Aftershock Comics has decided to collect the story thus far in a brand new trade just in time for Christmas. So, if you’re looking for some psychological horror to fill someone’s stocking this holiday season, A Walk Through Hell Vol 1 is a must. (Kris)
RED SONJA #23 $3.99 (Dynamite) – It’s no secret that Red Sonja kills a lot of people. It’s her thing. And she’s good at it, dammit! But when an minor god compels Sonja to compensate a man after killing his eldest son, she’ll have to go up mountain and face off with a vicious beast to get a special axe. That doesn’t sound like an easy feat, which means it’ll be three times as hard. But that’s where Red excels. She’s gonna put on her working shoes and bring home the bacon. (When I say bacon, I mean axe.) (Andrew)
THE WARNING #1 $3.99 (Image) – What do you think would happen if a giant-ass alien spacecraft just suddenly appeared hovering over Los Angeles? Do you think people would freak out? Riot? Start killing each other? What about the government? How would they take it? What about the rest of the world? Keep in mind, the ship isn’t doing anything. It’s just there. It could be a portend of doom or salvation. It could be anything. In the world of The Warning, the response is to deploy a multinational combat group called Gladiator Two-Six to stop any threat that may arise. Perhaps humanity should consider our response dictates and demands a response. Perhaps we will be able to take it up with whatever is inside the vessel. Or perhaps we will be vaporized. Time will tell. (Kris)
MARVEL KNIGHTS: MARVEL BOY TP $17.99 (Marvel) – If you listen to Back Issue Bloodbath, you already know that Marvel is celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Marvel Knights. A lot of great titles came out of the imprint that Joey and Jimmy built. One of those titles is Marvel Boy, written by superstar scribe Grant-Fuckin-Morrison and drawn by superstar artist J.G. Jones! It’s all about a pissed off kree dude who gets stranded on Earth and ends up fighting corporate America and an old guy in version 1 Iron Man armour. Trust me, it’s a lot better than it sounds. Check out the latest printing of this MK original! (Andrew)
HEROES IN CRISIS #3 (OF 9) $3.99 (DC Comics) – Things are not as they seem! Or ARE they?! OoooOOoooOo! Harley Quinn says she didn’t kill all those supers back at Sanctuary and has pointed her pale finger at Booster Gold! Meanwhile, Booster is preeeeeetty sure it wasn’t him whut dun the murderin’. Unfortunately for Booster, Wally West is among the dead and it’s difficult to find the time to prove your innocence when Barry Allen aka The Flash is up your ass about his dead pal. Hmm, yes. Quite difficult indeed. (Kris)
THIS NIGHTMARE KILLS FASCISTS SC $19.99 (Wave Blue World) – Contrary to what some idiots will tell you, comics have always been political. The medium has been used to present opinion on matters that effect john-q-public on socioeconomic and political levels for years and years. This horror anthology continues the tradition with 18 stories that reflect on the current state of world politics. It features great creators like Tini Howard, Eric Palicki and more! Check it out! (Andrew)
So there you go. That’s this week’s New Comics. Check these books out and let us know what you think. We’ll be back again next week with more choice cuts of comic goodness.
If you’re gonna geek out, GEEK HARD!