For the life of a weekly comic book reader, some weeks the books are spot-on, other weeks they’re…well, weak (unless of course you’re shopping @MeltdownComics, then it’s always a good time).
Not a thing weak about this week! Each publishing house offers a unique title to be sacrificed for the onslaught of the consuming, comic-book-reading horde!
The champion of the the week: ONI PRESS’ THE AUTEUR #1 (Rick Spears/James Callahan/Luigi Anderson). Talk about a book that axe-hacks into your head, just to show you how colorful your brains are. Think you’ve read all the artist’s-struggle-stories out there? The Auteur demands to be the best. It finds an equilibrium betwixt entertaining and expressing what we’ve all felt. Throw in a few tableaus that say, “Itchy and Scratchy, eat your hearts out…literally,” and you’ve got THE AUTEUR #1.
Out of the DC COMICS corner comes FOREVER EVIL #6. Nightwing’s fate hangs in the balance as the skirmish between the villains vs. the Syndicate rages on. Expect a pivotal cameo from a familiar DC universe character, fashioned in some new duds. P.S. Cap’n Cold puts to shame those who nay-say him.
On a different tonal note, but just as note-worthy, IMAGE offers a new title from Mark Millar, STARLIGHT #1. If you’re expecting KICK-ASS, don’t. Starlight #1 hits hard right away with its message: one choice has consequences. The narrative introduces space explorer Duke McQueen’s imaginative, other-worldly past, and his hard-hitting present in our reality. (*note: You might need some tissues for this issue.)
What does BOOM! STUDIOS have to offer? Why, it looks like EVIL EMPIRE #1. This title takes the post-apocalypse concept, but relishes in the HOW America falls apart, rather than waking its protagonist up from a coma years later. In closing: if you thought House of Cards offers you wickedly, seedy politics, just wait till you read Evil Empire #1!
Comin’ at’cha like a dark horse, it’s VEIL #1 from DARK HORSE COMICS. To describe our title character Veil, would be a lot like describing a *Leeloo-Dallas-Multi-Pass figure…if she was from Hell (*The Fifth Element). If you are in need of the supernatural and a decent amount of rats in your life, pick up VEIL #1.
Completing the list is one of a couple new MARVEL #1′s, the one and only, MAGNETO #1. Not only offering perhaps one of the coolest covers out of their #1′s, Magneto #1 gives a greater insight into the iconic character. Though it isn’t necessarily the entire focus of the issue, a parallel is drawn between Magneto’s motives and the motives of Sentinels. X-Men. Theory. Magneto #1! Read it!
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