We as comic readers are inundated with a myriad of new books every week. Each title is hoping to be the one to grab our attention and be a regular fixture in our pull list. These are just a few highlights for this upcoming Wednesday.
Monstress #20 (Image Comics)
I’ll admit that Monstress is far from my favorite book, but I can’t pass up the visuals by Sana Takeda. Her work is so fucking good. Admittedly, it’s a series that I had difficulty getting into, but it has grown on me with each installment.
Sharkey The Bounty Hunter #1 (Image Comics)
I know, Mark Millar books at this point are more pitches for movie or television projects rather than fully dedicated works of the comics medium – they’re even honest about this in the preview text. but this premise is too enticing to pass up. Anthropomorphic sharks are awesome, especially if they traverse space in a rocket-powered ice cream truck. Wait… Sharkey isn’t an anthropomorphic shark? Well, I’ll still check it out for the truck.
Incursion #1 (Valiant)
Valiant’s reputation has taken a significant hit since their big shake-up last year. On top of that, they’ve seem to have fallen under the same spell that befell Marvel several years ago in producing event after event, resulting in fatigue from readers. However, Incursion has caught my eye due to a couple factors. The focus on Eternal Warrior, inexplicably one of the publisher’s underutilized characters, is a big one as is the teaming of writers Andy Diggle and Alex Paknadel with artist Doug Braithwaite.
Love Romances #1 (Marvel)
Should Marvel have released this a week ago? Yes. However, anthology titles that tackle broad topics from numerous perspectives are worth checking out. Of course, it helps when the creative talent is promising, as is the case here. Dennis Hopeless, Jon Adams and Gail Simone are just a couple of contributors.
The Lone Ranger #5 (Dynamite)
If you’re getting a tired of our love affair with Mark Russell’s books, tough shit. Russell and artist Bob Q’s miniseries comes to a close with The Lone Ranger #5. As has been the case for other Russell books, this series was intended to be longer but was cut short by the publisher. It’s a real shame, as Russell was still able to provide meaningful social commentary while working within a more traditional, straightforward storytelling model.