Surprising there were no #1 issues to review this week but, there are some new story arcs and second issues to keep up with. So lets see how they stack up this week.
Image Comics Writer Ed Brubaker, Artist Steve Epting, Colorist Elizabeth Breitweiser, Letterer Chris Eliopoulos
Brubaker and Epting continue their spy noir book and the second issue is just as good as the first issue. The plot synopsis from Image Comics is, On the run from her own agency, Velvet must find out what really got Agent X-14 killed, and the only way to do that is retrace his steps… and that’s a pathway of dead bodies, ruined lives, and angry mercenary soldiers. And along the way, one of Velvet’s darkest secrets is revealed. Don’t miss the second issue of this white-hot new series, from the hit creators of the … Read More »
Let me first start off by saying that this is by not at all a complete list of comics and graphic novels. So don’t send me angry letters about “you forgot such and such book.”
With the Holidays approaching this list can be valuable to help find that perfect gift for the comic book reader on your list. They are also not in any order so numbers 1 thru 10 are not necessarily the top ten books. I just am breaking the list down into 10 books per post. There are also some books that are lumped together for various reasons that will be explained in the listing. I tried to have a mix of old and new, mainstream and indy books. Over time I will come out with more library list. My preference is always a hardcover edition of a … Read More »
Over the holiday weekend I was visiting my cousin in Laguna Niguel California and after we left we got turned around and pulled into a shopping center to get back to the street. This turned out to be the greatest wrong turn in history. I noticed a sign on the side of the building for a candy story and they had pictures of classic candy. So we stopped in and found what you could call Willy Wonka’s candy factory Powell’s Sweet Shoppe. They had everything you could possibly imagine and more. They had classic old candy such as Moon Pies, Abba-Zabba, Chick-O-Stick and even the infamous candy cigarettes that I had thought they had stopped making years ago. They also had fresh Gelato and fresh chocolate treats. They also had a wall of current Pez dispensers and a Cotton Candy … Read More »
So as we all celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday this weekend there is also the Black Friday shopping fiesta that goes on all weekend also. Many comic shops across the country will also be having sales on comics, toys and graphic novels. Of course there are new books that hit the shelves this week and you might be in the mood to pick up some of this weeks books to feast on. Here are four new books that hit the stands this week and lets see how they stack up.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman #1
IDW Writer Sholly Fisch, Artist and Colorist Jorge Monlongo, Lettering Tom B. Long
Based on the upcoming Dreamworks re-imagining of the classic Jay Ward cartoon Mr. Peabody & Sherman come to the comic book medium from IDW. The plot synopsis from IDW is, A dog…and his boy?! Join the classic … Read More »
To celebrate Thanksgiving here are some comic covers and comic strips that celebrate the holiday. May you have a good and safe holiday with your friends and family this holiday weekend.