It’s that time of the week again and this time I have a few more picks than in recent weeks. So, let’s get to it!
Kill Or Be Killed #11 - The insane third arc of BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS’ hottest book yet begins with a bang, as Dylan turns the tables on the men hunting him. These two fuckers are some of my favs. - Ever since I read Criminal: The Last of the Innocent I’ve been hooked. Color Artist Elizabeth Breitweiser is kick ass, too.
The Unsound #3 - Ashli and the other survivors of the asylum riot stumble upon a fully functioning (albeit horrifying) mental ward in an abandoned level of the depths of Saint Cascia. - Writer Cullen Bunn has quietly become an excellent horror writer, imho. Between this, Harrow County and Regression I’ve become a fan.
Mister Miracle #1 - From the team behind THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON and the Hugo Award-nominated writer of Vision comes a unique new take on one of Jack Kirby’s most beloved New Gods.
Scott Free is the greatest escape artist that ever lived. So great that he escaped Granny Goodness’ gruesome orphanage and the dangers of Apokolips to travel across galaxies and set up a new life on Earth with his wife, the former female fury known as Big Barda. Using the stage alter ego of Mister Miracle, he has made a career for himself showing off his acrobatic escape techniques. He even caught the attention of the Justice League, which counted him among its ranks.
You might say Scott Free has everything... so why isn’t it enough? Mister Miracle has mastered every illusion, achieved every stunt, pulled off every trick—except one. He has never escaped death. Is it even possible? Our hero is going to have to kill himself if he wants to find out. - I’m finally taking the plunge back into Big 2 comics after a hiatus(?) with this one. I’ve always had an affinity for Mister Miracle ever since I learned his girlfriend Big Barda is taller than him since I could relate when I’ve known a few ladies who are taller than me. Might seem pretty silly but it is what it is.
At last! After weeks of waiting, the book has arrived at my home. My Friend Dahmer GN - NATIONAL BESTSELLER
2013 ALA/YALSA Alex Award
2014 Revelation Award at Angoulême
2015 ALA/YALSA Alex Award (Excellence in Narrative Nonfiction)
You only think you know this story. In 1991, Jeffrey Dahmer—the most notorious serial killer since Jack the Ripper—seared himself into the American consciousness. To the public, Dahmer was a monster who committed unthinkable atrocities. To Derf Backderf, “Jeff” was a much more complex figure: a high school friend with whom he had shared classrooms, hallways, and car rides. In My Friend Dahmer, a haunting and original graphic novel, writer-artist Backderf creates a surprisingly sympathetic portrait of a disturbed young man struggling against the morbid urges emanating from the deep recesses of his psyche—a shy kid, a teenage alcoholic, and a goofball who never quite fit in with his classmates. With profound insight, what emerges is a Jeffrey Dahmer that few ever really knew, and one readers will never forget.- I’ve come to openly express my interest in true crime stories which stem from things I witnessed as a boy. I have always been lured to this type of content but was rather of embarrassed by it. But not anymore. And this story doesn’t disappoint.
Okay. That’s for this week. How’s your picks?
Fyi, you can make your own list of comics though not limited to the floppies or their digital counterparts. You can bring in GNs and/or trades and web comics as well.
Until next time. Be a good cheer