Monday, January 7, 2008

New comics actually come out on Wednesday this week!

Well, crap, I didn't get around to writing much of anything this weekend. I'm getting behind again. Hopefully I'll have more soon, along with the "Best of 2007" post I've been working on. Until then, I've got a review of Screamland #1 over at SBC, and here's stuff about this week. Enjoy.

New comics this week (Wednesday, 1/9/08):

Bat Lash #2

I liked the first issue of this well enough, but I don't know if it'll be able to keep my interest if it continues to be a typical western. We'll see how it goes, but I bet it'll be pretty good. At the very least, John Severin's art will be quite pretty.

Boys #14

I believe this is the final part of the current storyline, in which the team goes to Russia to stop a superhero-powered coup, or something. It's been interesting, but I'll be glad to have the team back to their usual shenanigans after this.

Cory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now #4

The last issue was quite good, with some beautiful art and a great adaptation of the story "Craphound". This one adapts "Nimby and the D-Hoppers", which I don't think I've read. I hope it turns out good.

Evil Dead #1

Mark Verheiden and John Bolton do an adaptation of the original 1981 film. I normally wouldn't even bother mentioning it, but I got an advance PDF of the issue, and I should have a review up at SBC in the next couple days. So watch for that, if not the actual issue.

Goon #20

Hey, looks like everyone's favorite zombie-puncher will be showing up on a more regular basis, now the the Chinatown graphic novel is over and done with. I haven't looked to see what's supposed to happen in this issue, but I expect laughs.

Infinite Horizon #2

Here's another one that I picked up and never mentioned, but it was pretty decent. We'll see if the modern-day retelling of The Odyssey continues to be interesting, or gets lost trying to be topical. Phil Noto's art will most likely be very good, in any case.

Maintenance #7

Another installment of the crazy series. I always like this one, and this issue seems to be about the alien bounty hunter from the third issue returning to go after Mendy the receptionist. I bet it'll be funny. Don't let me down, guys!

Spirit #12

Darwyn Cooke's final issue! It's been a fun book, but I don't know if it's as great as everyone has been saying. I'll be sorry to see it go, but not too incredibly sorry. Next issue will be another anthology, and then the Sergio Aragones/Mark Evanier/Mike Ploog run begins, which I'll be very interested to see.

Teen Titans Lost Annual #1

It's finally here! The "lost" (actually shelved for no good reason by editorial) issue by Bob Haney and Mike Allred. I've been wanting to read this ever since I first heard about it, so I hope it doesn't disappoint.

Black Hole Collected SC

Hey, looks like Charles Burns' horror masterpiece is finally out in a more affordable edition. I have the hardcover, and it's awesome. I highly recommend it.

Cover Girl TPB

Kevin Church (and some other guys) tell a fun story about a Hollywood action star getting caught up in an actual action-movie plot. Check it out if you missed the original series.

Nextwave Agents of HATE vol. 2 SC

And here's the cheaper conclusion of one of the last really good things Marvel put out. I loved this series like few other comics, so it was sad to see it go. Please, read it if you haven't already.

Manga Sutra Vol 1 Futari H GN

Here's the only manga release (to the direct market, at least) that gets my attention this week. It's about a young married couple learning about sex together. I've heard a bit about it, and I'm quite interested in checking it out; I think it's supposed to be a (somewhat explicit) story about discovering sex, rather than straight-up porn. It's the kind of thing that is pretty prevalent in Japan, but we rarely see in the West. I hope I'll be able to find it in a bookstore.

And that looks like everything for the week. Good times. More content soon, I hope.


  1. So is the second volume of Nextwave as good as the first? If so, I'll get a copy, as the first was really fun(ny)...

  2. Oh, hell yes! I loved it pretty much without reservation. There's an issue where Immonen draws in the styles of several other artists like Daniel Clowes, Mike Mignola, and Paul Pope, and another one that has something like 15 double-page spreads in a row that are full of total chaos. And it all ends up with a reveal that is just absolutely hilarious. God, I miss Nextwave.