Here are the comics that I’m getting from this week:
- ARCHIE #1: Mark Waid and Fiona Staples on the classic characters? I haven’t read Archie comics (not counting the wonderfully creepy Afterlife With Archie) in decades, but I’ve been hearing about the wonderful stories that the publisher has been putting out there, so I thought I’d give this new number one a shot (at least until Fiona is done on the art).
- COFFIN HILL #20
- CONSTANTINE, THE HELLBLAZER #2: I enjoyed #1 well enough. Will this take on JC hold my interest?
- EARTH 2 SOCIETY #2: Based on #1, this title may not be long on my pull list.
- SIRENS #4: I had such high expectations of this book, but the mediocre story and delays have me not that interested. But the art is pretty.
- JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #2: #1 was sort of interesting.
- SAGA #30
- SQUADRON SINISTER #2: In #1, I feel like I’ve read this story, or some really close variation, before, but it was still a nice read.
- STAR TREK: NEW VISIONS 1971/4860.2: This almost made my Pick of the Week. Gary 7 was one of the more interesting characters to appear on Star Trek, and I would have loved to see the series that Roddenberry was trying to sell via the backdoor pilot. I hope Byrne tells a good story with this appearance.
- STRANGE FRUIT #1: See below.
Pick of the Week: Strange Fruit by J. G. Jones and Mark Waid. There’s something about the description of this book that has me so very interested in it. It’s historical and involves a super being (maybe) and is potentially mythic. When you invoke Of Mice and Men, you immediately have my attention.
Best Cover: Saga #30 by Fiona Staples. It’s pretty and menacing (is that flower growing out of a pool of blood?). It also evokes the Black Mercy plant from the classic Alan Moore Superman story “For the Man Who Has Everything”, but I’m probably reading waaayyy too much into this picture.
Here’s a list of new comics for this week. What are you buying?