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68 Last Rights #2 (Of 4)(Cover A Nat Jones & Jay Fotos), $3.99

68 Last Rights #2 (Of 4)(Cover B Jay Fotos), $3.99

 

I’m generally not a fan of things involving zombies. I just have trouble getting into them because zombies all seem to generally be the same. They shamble. They ooze. They want brains. They move in hordes. They groan a lot. So seeing ‘zombie’ in the description of anything is an immediate turnoff for me. However, as far as zombie-esque things go this seems to be a good one from what I’ve heard!

 

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Beauty #2 (Cover A Jeremy Haun), $3.50

Beauty #2 (Cover B Ben Templesmith), $3.50

Beauty #2 (Cover C Robbi Rodriguez), $3.50

 

The first issue of Beauty was a lot less Black Hole and a lot more CSI than I expected. I found it a bit mundane, but my friend enjoyed it a lot. If you’re a fan of crime shows, than this is a book for you! It’s definitely a unique premise, with an STD going around that people actually want to contract.

 

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Death Vigil #8 (Of 8), $3.99

 

So somehow I haven’t heard of Death Vigil before, but I just opened up the description and actually gasped because the cover is so gorgeous. I probably need to check this book out pronto.

 

Fade Out #9, $3.50

 

Ed Brubaker is just a star when it comes to writing noir mysteries. His work is phenomenal and this book is definitely one to pick up.

 

Invincible #123, $2.99

 

I’ve been hearing really good things about Invincible lately. Because it’s so far along (Issue 123!! That’s pretty impressive and also a cool number cause it’s like the beginning of the number line) I’ve been reluctant to get started since I have so much catching up to do. The more I hear about it, the more I want to give it a shot, though!

 

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Island #3, $7.99

 

Comic anthologies are just the coolest. Island reminds me a lot of Flight and this is a very good thing. Sometimes the shortest stories can be the sweetest.

 

Manifest Destiny #17, $2.99

 

Manifest Destiny continues to be supa cool.

 

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ODY-C #7, $3.99

 

I honestly don’t actually read ODY-C, I just flip through it every month because the art is SO STUNNING. It’s like ice cream for your eyes. Except really fancy ice cream. No wait, it’s like this chocolate that I had once that had gourmet pop rocks in it. It crackled in your mouth and had a delicious very dark chocolate base. So yeah, ODY-C is like pop rocks chocolate for your eyes.

 

Rat Queens #12, $3.99

 

I read the first Rat Queens trade awhile back because I had heard a lot of praise for it. Much to everyone’s surprise, I really didn’t like it very much. But then when issue eleven came out, my boss told me that I should give the series another shot. So I read number eleven and I liked it a lot!! I don’t know what changed, but this time I was all about it. I want to go back and read the first trade now.

 

Secret Identities #7, $3.99

 

It’s the final issue! And it’s twice as big as normal!!

 

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Sex Criminals #12 (Cover A Chip Zdarsky), $3.50

Sex Criminals #12 (Cover B Kate Leth), $4.69

 

Sex Criminals is one of the greatest comics coming out right now. It has this uncanny ability to be completely inappropriate and over the top, yet at the same time handle some very difficult issues in a sophisticated, encouraging, and respectful manner. Every time I read Sex Criminals I for some reason end up being in a public place and it’s always a hilarious and embarrassing time. I don’t think I’ve read a single issue without my cheeks heating to a fiery red. Maybe reading the entire second trade in the middle of a giant, tiered, completely full lecture hall wasn’t the best idea, but it was sure an entertaining one!

 

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Shutter #15, $3.99

 

This is another series on my must read list.

 

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Southern Cross #5, $2.99

 

At first I wasn’t sure about Southern Cross, but it’s been growing on me! It’s a bit of a slow burn at the beginning, but it picks up and gets extra interesting!

 

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Tokyo Ghost #1 (Cover A Sean Murphy), $3.99

Tokyo Ghost #1 (Cover B Sean Murphy), $3.99

 

This first issue looks amazing. I’ve been anxiously refreshing my Image FTP to see if I could read it before I wrote this and tell you if it lived up to my excitement, but alas, we’ll just have to wait and see! The use of technology by our society is an issue that’s frequently on my mind. I myself am on my phone incredibly often, probably much too often, yet I still strongly believe that I have a full, interesting, and inspiring life. So is technology ruining humans? I don’t know. I worry that it is, but I also think that it has many benefits and I think that we’re not as far gone as people like to think. I mean, my comics and gaming store used to be a Blockbuster. It went from a store totally focused on staring at a screen, to one that is centered around interacting with other people! There is hope. Anyhow, I digress, this comic looks really cool and it deals with an issue that is very relevant right now.

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