Here’s a comic chosen at random from my collection.
New Deadwardians #6 by Dan Abnett (w), I.N.J. Culbard (a & cover), Patricia Mulvihill (c), & Travis Lanham (l)
I love it when a comic surprises me. Such was the case with this 8-issue limited series. When I first read the solicitation, my first thought was Ugh. Another zombie book? Followed very closely by Double ugh! With vampires?! Boy, was I wrong. Misters Abnett and Culbard crafted a unique look at the zompire subgenre. The Edwardian setting is brilliant, and the art is so strikingly different from anything that I had seen at that time (and still see).
As far as the story, Chief Inspector George Suttle, a young vampire out to solve the murder of another young vampire (if memory serves), continues his investigation, and ends up trying to question a suspect when he is outmaneuvered and is about to fall prey to some bigoted humans who don’t care that he’s a copper. There are a couple memorable scenes, one in the beginning of the book (that I refuse to spoil) involving a breakfast conversation and zombies at a fence, and another involving a very perceptive and sassy prostitute (do I have your attention yet?)–do yourself a favor and go buy the trade.
I’m gonna try something a little different (and admittedly a little lazy) and present my quick thoughts (Twitter style!) on the comics I read for the second half of October, 2012.
Holy carp! I have a lot of comics to buy this week (and it’s a 5th week!), and I can’t wait to read so many of them.
BEDLAM #1: From Previews: Fillmore Press was once Madder Red, a homicidal maniac and criminal overlord who terrorized the town of Bedlam for years. Then he got better. This is what happens next. Umm, how can you not buy this title based on that description? Plus, a cover by Frazer Irving!
CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL 2012 #5: I always enjoy the eclectic offerings of this annual, and I feel good about contributing to those who have provided so much entertainment for so many years and need help.
GHOSTS #1: Halloween is my favorite holiday, so any comics that tie into this are always on my radar. Plus, this title is an anthology, so it feels like you’re getting more bang for your buck.
JOE KUBERT PRESENTS #1: I knew I had to order this, and then with Mr. Kubert’s passing, it’s now a must read. I’m really glad DC decided to publish this before the artist’s untimely death.
LOT 13 #1: More horror for the holiday!
NEW DEADWARDIANS #8: SIGH This fantastic series ends. If you missed out on this limited series be sure to pick up the inevitable trade–you will not be disappointed.
RACHEL RISING #12: It’s Terry Moore. ‘Nuff said.
SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE HC VOL 02: I reviewed volume 1 of this title back in Episode 3 (almost two years ago!) and liked it quite a bit. I’m very curious if JMS can continue the story successfully. Plus, I’m glad to see that still Superman has his more traditional uniform.
The rest of what I’m getting this week is listed here.