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big trouble

Big Trouble In Little China #14 (Cover A Jay Shaw), $3.99

Big Trouble In Little China #14 (Cover B Jorge Coehlo), AR

 

Fred Van Lente is a really great writer and the ‘80s is the best decade, so I’m going to guess this is a pretty fantastic book.

 

Broken World #3 (Of 4)(Cover A Christopher Peterson), $3.99

 

I haven’t had a chance to read this issue yet this week, but I am so excited to! The first two issues of Broken World set up a fantastic sci-fi, end of the world adventure and I’m thrilled to see where it goes from here. The series kind of has a Y: The Last Man feel, which is definitely not a bad thing.

 

cluster

Cluster #6 (Cover A Damian Couceiro), $3.99

 

Cluster is yet another great sci-fi series from Boom! It’s like Orange is the New Black, but in space and with rebels and aliens. Also bounty hunters. I’m picking up on a Star Wars vibe here as well. The cover to this issue looks super awesome and if all of this hasn’t made you want to read it, well then that’s silly.

 

john flood

John Flood #1 (Cover A Jorge Coelho), $3.99

John Flood #1 (Cover B Rob Guillory), AR

John Flood #1 (Cover C Nick Pitarra), AR

 

This was a super great first issue. I really wasn’t sure what to expect going in, but I totally loved it. John Flood is a super bizarre character in amazing ways. He doesn’t ever sleep and is stuck in a perpetual dream state. Not only does this make him have trouble telling dream from reality, he also speaks like someone who has been awake for at least 24 hours. His dialogue jumps around and trails off with the distracted nature of the sleep deprived. Every once in awhile there is a comic that I just hit it off with. There’s a spark between us and I can feel that this is going to be a long lasting relationship. This was one of those comics. Although I was slightly frustrated by my confusion at parts of the storyline, I was too enamored to care.

 

Regular Show #26 (Cover A Afonso Ferreira), $3.99

Regular Show #26 (Cover B Terry Blas), $3.99

 

It’s a new story arc! The description yet again makes me want to read it, so I’m not sure why I’m still not following this series. I say this every month! I think it’s time to get on that. Here’s what the Boom! website says this arc is going to be about, “Muscle Man and Starla write the ultimate supernatural romance epic, and no one’s a bigger fan than Mordecai and Rigby.”

 

Regular Show Volume 2 Noir Means Noir Buddy GN, $14.99

 

Mordecai and Rigby pull an Abed and turn to movies as their guidebook to solving the strange goings-on in their town. (Do you see what I did there? I made a Community reference.)

 

The Spire #2 (Of 8)(Cover A Jeff Stokely), $3.99

 

Wow, what a fantastic second issue! I was absolutely all about the first issue and was a little nervous that the second issue wouldn’t live up to the wonderfulness of the first, but I needn’t have feared. It was just as phenomenally intricate in its world building and character development and the dialogue continues to stand miles above the norm. I actually feel like I’m reading conversations between real people. This second issue gives us more murders and intrigue as well as more background on The Spire’s creation and the characters who live there.

 

ufology

UFOlogy #4 (Of 6)(Cover A Matt Fox), $3.99

 

I’m saving my two favorite monthly James Tynion books for tomorrow when I can really appreciate them (aka when I can read them whilst not hiding in the basement listening to the subtle roar of the water heater and sitting on the world’s saddest couch because my roommate has claimed the living room as his own for the night). UFOlogy is worth the wait. The colors alone make me want to sing, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the wonderfulness of this series. If you’re not reading it yet, please start and if you are reading it, keep on keeping on.

 

The Woods #15 (Cover A Michael Dialynas), $3.99
The Woods is the other fantastic James Tynion book that I will be reading tomorrow in the comfiest of living room chairs. Scary things are descending on the students still living at Bay Point Preparatory School and Karen may actually show her face in public again. Issue #14 was super intense so I’ve been eagerly awaiting this new one. Also, on a related note, can I just say that I’m really excited for Tynion’s new series Cognetic to start.