The book of the week will beLazarus #18 (Image) by Greg Rucka and Michael Lark. It’s the best book coming out of Image Comics at the moment, and certainly a contender for best current ongoing series from any publisher, period. The House of Creator Owned also has Casanova: Acedia #3 (Image), Copperhead #9 (Image), Low #8 (Image), Sex Criminals #11 (Image), Invisible Republic #5 (Image), and Southern Bastards #10 (Image). It’s a good week for Image Comics!
I’ll also check out Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #8 (IDW), which is running late, but John Barber and Tom Scioli’s nostalgic madness is always a treat, and The Shrinking Man #1 (IDW), which looks interesting. There’s also Hacktivist Vol. 2 #1 (Archaia) by Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, and Marcus To, a book which I picked up an advance copy of at #SDCC, and it’s as strong as the first, if a little more tightly focused geographically.
On the trade front, my daughter would be quite upset if I didn’t mention The Baby-Sitters Club Volume 2: The Truth About Stacey (Scholastic/Graphix) by Raina Telgemeier. I picked up the first volume at #SDCC for her, and had a great chat with Telgemeier the morning after her Eisner Award win. My trade pick is Wasteland Volume 11: Floodland (Oni Press), the final volume of this epic series by Antony Johnston and Christopher Mitten. It’s superb artistry on display, finally explaining the post-apocalyptic world of “The Big Wet.”