This Week’s Must Reads

We’ve made it to another Friday, friends! Congratulations to us all.

Fatale #2

We get to see a little bit more of the supernatural side to this story and it is super cool. Can’t wait to see what happens.

Locke and Key: Clockworks #4

Finally getting the origin of how Dodge became one evil bastard! I’m both sad that this series has so few issues left and excited to read the conclusion to all this madness.

Winter Solider #1

The art is fantastic, and I’m stoked that there’s a new spy series every month now! I love me some secret agent stuff.

Sweet Tooth #30

EEK! Creepsville!

Runners up: Amazing Spider-Man #679, Rachel Rising #5, Animal Man #6


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Mini Mini Sneek Peek

We’ve been working on putting out a few mini comics with some very talented folks. We’re very excited about the whole thing, so excited that we just can’t keep it to ourselves anymore! Here’s a sneak peek of some lil’ books that we will have for sale at our LA Zine Fest table on February 19th!

Booze, Dudes, & Bears by Michael Hsiung wins the award for most accurately descriptive title of the year. Look at these little guys, having the best ol’ time!

There are many more shenanigans in what is shaping up to be one of my favorite sketchbooks.

Then there’s What A Gas by Nick Thorburn. You may know Nick as a rock and roller from bands like Islands and The Unicorns (and many others), but you may not have known that he is also a funny comic gentleman as well.

What A Gas collects two stories and a few gag strips; it’s a hefty little zine.

We’ve got our fingers in some other pies as well (mmm… pies), so be on the lookout for more fun SHQ zine projects in the future. See you at Zine Fest!


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This Week’s Must Read Comics

Happy Friday, everybody!

The Bulletproof Coffin: Disinterred #1

So cool, so weird. A bit beyond description, but perfect if you’re looking to read something refreshingly different.

Alpha Flight #8

I’m going to miss this series! I had never read any Alpha Flight before, but this limited series/then ongoing series/finally limited series has made me a fan of Canada’s finest super hero team. This final issue is a great ending to what was an entertaining 8 issue run.

American Vampire #23

I have to admit, American Vampire had kind of lost me with the last couple story arcs. I found them a bit… lacking, especially compared to how great the series was right out of the gate. Luckily, this current “Death Race” story is a return to form. Love the ’50s aesthetic, love vampire hunter car chases, all wonderful stuff.

The Walking Dead #93

Oh boy, I love it when Robert Kirkman starts shakin’ things up in the Walking Dead world. Big stuff’s happening, guys! (Trying to keep these things spoiler free, so that’s all I’m going to say.)

It was a bit of a light week for me single issue-wise, but some must read collections came out this week: Mark Waid’s Daredevil volume 1 in hardcover and the brilliant Sweet Tooth volume 4 in trade paperback. Get into it.


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New Tattoo

A tribute to my favorite cartoonist, Jason.

I had wanted a Jason tattoo for years but could never decide on the specific art. I was perusing his blog (catswithoutdogs), saw this piece, and fell in love with it. I believe it was part of a commission for a Norwegian magazine.

The girl (I think I shall name her Ingrid) encapsulates a lot of what I love about Jason. The art is dynamic, classic, clever, and heck, she’s just adorable.

Many thanks to Chris at Alchemy Tattoo in Silver Lake!


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This Week’s Must Read Comics

It was a great week for new books! Here are some of my personal favorites…

Prophet #21

Great sci-fi story, cannot wait to see where it goes. Don’t let the #21 keep you from checking it out; for all intents and purposes, it’s a #1.

Batman #5

Insane. A game-changing Batman story. Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo have been killin’ it on this title.

Daredevil #8

I love fun and sexy Daredevil! This issue picks up where Amazing Spider-Man #677 (drawn beautifully by Emma Rios) left off.

Ultimate Spider-Man #6

This series has been fantastic. I could not be more pleased with Miles Morales as the new Spidey.

Runners-up: Amazing Spider-Man, Moon Knight (with my favorite issue of the series so far), Catwoman, Chew.

Pretty big week for Marvel!


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