August 13th, 2014
Some day I will master the “art” of being caught up on these series before the day a new issue comes out. I did a lot of reading to catch up or acquaint myself with all of the series/issues below.
I very carefully select which comics you should be reading for you. You know, so you don’t have to do that work yourself. I’ve either read these issues, or parts of these stories, so I know they’re good. Here are the comics I think you should be spending money on this week.
Captain Marvel #6 - An excellently told intergalactic tale of politics and deceit with a healthy dose of humor thrown in. Oh, in the comics Star-Lord’s dad is an asshole.
Constantine #17 - Am I caught up to this issue? Not quite yet. Have the earlier issues been promisingly dealing with dark magic and deadly consequences? Yes, so it’s worth the minor risk.
Dark Ages #1 - I’m not sure what the hell is happening. War mongering soldiers in the middle ages are attacked by weird alien creatures and seek shelter in a monastery where one monk is way too excited about the alien arrival. It’s intriguing though, so I’ll keep reading it.
Ghost #7 - Ghost is going through a bit of a rough patch, with there being two guys she can’t quite beat roaming around now.
The Guns of Shadow Valley - An excellent fantasy western. Seems like it keeps getting weirder the further in you get.
Sex Criminals #7 - This book has the funniest “previously” and the letter column is called “Letter Daddies” with great sex tips. Also, the story itself is super funny.
Starlight #5 - This reminds me of a lot of things, but mostly it’s reminiscent of Flash Gordon. But, an old Flash Gordon brought back to save the people of Mongo from someone worse than Ming the Merciless. It’s early in the series, but this is probably my favorite thing Mark Millar has done.
Zero #10 - The story of secret agent Edward Zero, his handler, the woman that handles his handler, and the woman Edward wishes he’d handled. You’ll get it if you read it, which you should. It reminds me of the story behind the Hitman franchise. If that story got super weirdly sci-fi, of course.