August 20th, 2014
Like I mentioned last week, someday I won’t have to spend the rest of the week catching up on these series so I can write this post. Because that’s what happened. I spent the majority of the weekend and the beginning of this week just reading comics. 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.
The Multiversity #1 - Super weird and quite confusing. It reminds me of Warren Ellis‘ Planetary in how it references other comic book super heroes, but in a much more rapid way. Hopefully I’ll start to get it more as it goes on.
Samurai Jack #11 - This series was in high gear during the first 5 issues when the story was continuous. The one-off stories have held up well since, with an excellent 10th issue, but the telling of a longer tale is what differentiates this from the show and most other comics based on animated shows.
Supreme Blue Rose #2 - Is time really a flat circle? Or is it a red triangle? I’m not sure. I love this series so far. Stories that deal with the fabric of time and the universe are right up my alley. My mind alley, not my butt. The art is also spectacular.
Trees #4 - This series has mostly been world building and introducing its group of characters across the globe, but I know once it kicks off it’s going to get so super good. And it seems like something pretty serious is going to happen next issue.
Umbral #8 - You want to talk about world building? Man, this world is something else. Anytime you open a book and it has a map of the lands where the story takes place you know they took the time to plan meticulously.
The Wicked + The Divine #3 - So, so good. It bums me out that there aren’t more issues of this out in the world upon my discovering it. Waiting a month for the story to continue is the most frustrating part of being a comic book fan.