My curiosity is definitely peaked by Imaginery Fiends. Part of its premise is based on the real life true crime story about two girls who attempted to savagely kill a friend in order to appease the Slender Man. The incident brought to the light an aspect of the life of pre-teens and what goes on in that secret world. There’s also a documentary. It will be interesting to see where the creators take the story.
This week’s picks:
Imaginary Fiends #1 - “Polly Peachpit.” Those were the words ten-year-old Brinke Calle said when she was found covered in her own blood by the woods in rural Cannon Falls, MN. Her best friend, Melba, had just attempted to murder her because a spider girl named Polly Peachpit told her to. Since that day, Melba has spent seven years in a mental health facility. Tomorrow is her eighteenth birthday. Tomorrow, she’ll be transferred to a federal prison. Tomorrow, her real sentence will begin.
That is, until she receives a visit from FBI Agent Virgil Crockett. Crockett explains that there is another world beyond ours, where hungry spectral aliens stalk the minds of the impressionable and weak. These things, called IMPs (Interdimensional Mental Parasites) feed on compliance. They convince hosts to do things for them, and the more they feed, the stronger they become. More IMPs stream into the world each day, invisible to everyone but his or her hosts.
After years of drugs and counseling, Polly and Melba have developed a unique relationship—and to Crockett, this relationship represents something her people can work with. In exchange for release from prison, Crockett asks Melba (and Polly) to serve as IMP hunters. For Melba, it’s a chance to prove that she’s innocent, convinced to murder by a monster...a monster she must now unleash.
Angelic #3 - “HEIRS AND GRACES,” Part Three
Stalked by the insane Fazecat, our heroes adventure through the ruins of an ancient conflict—unaware that a fresh war is brewing between their tribes back home.
The Unsound #6 - As the survivors fall around her one by one, Ashli begins to wonder if she’s the one killing them.
God Complex #2 - As Seneca investigates an attack by the church on the digital alter-realm known as the Stream, his world is turned upside down by the emergence of the resistance—a group sworn to oppose the sinister Rulers and all they stand for. And when tragedy strikes, Seneca is forced to enter the wiretapped world of the Fates, who use predictive analytics to foresee his ultimate fate!
Doom Patrol #8 - NineNineNine99999 Part 2 of Nada
The secret of Terry None (maybe)! The return of old enemies (usually)! Casey eats S**t (again)! Strange babies (possibly)! Ungrateful cats (predictably)! Robotman punches stuff (of course)! Negative Man goes dark (potentially)! New life and anti-life (because)! All of this and none of it happens as reality begins to transform for the Doom Patrol. The stage is being set32 for the stage to be reset and you’re not going to want to miss the ambulance or you’ll never get to the theater on time.
What’s in your bag?