Americatown #2 (Cover A Mike Choi), $3.99
I was really impressed by the first issue of Americatown and I’m excited to read the second. From the looks of it, the art is just as good and interesting as it was in the first issue! And there’s a diner! Diner’s are great.
Bravest Warriors #36 (Cover A Ian McGinty), $3.99
Bravest Warriors #36 (Cover B Fred Stresing), $3.99
It’s the last issue of Bravest Warriors, oh no!!! Fittingly, the Warriors final showdown is against Bugcat.
Clarence #4 (Cover A JJ Harrison), $3.99
Clarence #4 (Cover B Steve Wells), $3.99
Clarence #4 (Cover C Derek Fridolfs), AR
It’s the last issue of Clarence too! Why must all good things end?? It sounds like this one is going to be fantastic, with very Calvin and Hobbesy themes. Who knows where a teleporting cardboard box will take Clarence and friends!
Lantern City #5 (Of 12)(Cover A Benjamin Carre), $3.99
Lantern City #5 (Of 12)(Cover B Robert Sammelin), AR
It’s a new story arc! Sander is pulled deeper and deeper into the guard.
Sleepy Hollow Providence #2 (Of 4)(Cover A Joe Quinones), $3.99
Sleepy Hollow Providence #2 (Of 4)(Cover B Victor Santos), AR
There’s a biker gang with glowing eyes. That can’t be good.
Tyson Hesse’s Diesel #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Tyson Hesse), $3.99
Tyson Hesse’s Diesel #1 (Of 4)(Cover B Lucy Knisley), AR
Tyson Hesse’s Diesel #1 (Of 4)(Cover C Yuko Ota), AR
I liked Diesel #1, but it also unsettled me a bit. Lately I’ve seen a lot of stories where the main character is young, female, and not good at her job. This is fine, but it seems to me that a lot of these characters also just have a blatant disrespect for the people around them. They’re brats. And yeah, kids are brats sometimes, but it’s hard for me to read a book like this knowing that readers are going to look up to this character. It’s like Scott Pilgrim or V for Vendetta. Both of these are great books, but so many people misinterpret the purpose of the story and end up hero worshiping Scott and V when they are clearly terrible people. Like I said, I enjoyed this book a lot. The story was compelling, it had an awesome Treasure Planet, sci-fi, fantasy feeling, and the art was amazing, but I’m worried that it’s going to be misread by people. There’s just something about a cute, charismatic main character being a total jerk to the people around them that makes me cringe. I’m looking at you Jack Sparrow.