It’s another very solid week (especially if you’re a Warren Ellis fan) with Supreme: Blue Rose #3 and Trees #5 both arriving in stores. I’m also really looking forward to The Wicked + The Divine #4 with its pop myth quasi-religious treatment regarding the fickle nature of fame. There’s also Hemingway stealing the show in The Life After #3 by Gabo and Joshua Hale Fialkov (a writer I’m paying more attention to lately), in addition to Rick Remender and Wes Craig’s Deadly Class #7. I’m curious to see George Perez’s Sirens #1. I grew up on Perez art in New Teen Titans and it really informed my adult likes, so I’m hoping it rises above the slightly pandering and gratuitous vibe I get from the teaser images.
For my money, the book of the week will be Manifest Destiny #10. Chris Dingess and Matthew Roberts have created a perfect blend of historical speculative fiction surrounding Lewis & Clark’s expedition being a classified mission to address mysterious forces, and art rendered in a style rustic and believable, with intense action and some of the best coloring happening in the industry today at the hands of Owen Gieni. It’s still a few months off, but I’m fairly certain this title will stand as one of my picks for best of the year.