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.
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!
It was a great week for new books! Here are some of my personal favorites…
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.
Insane. A game-changing Batman story. Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo have been killin’ it on this title.
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!
… two great tastes that taste great together!
“Hellboy… painted on a cigarette case.”
From Jason’s wonderful blog cats without dogs. I discovered the blog thanks to Fantagraphics’s “Jason Conquers America” one shot from last month. It’s got interviews with Jason, his colorist Hubert, some great Jason fan art, and more. Good stuff.