Welcome back to the best place for a run down of all your favorite BOOM! Studios books! Let’s dive into it.
Cloaks #2 (Of 4)(Cover A W. Scott Forbes), $3.99
I really enjoyed Cloaks #1. The main story of the street magician/thief might not be incredibly original, but it was fun. But it was the bigger picture that was interesting and I’m curious to see where Caleb Monroe and Mariano Navarro go with it. Navarro’s art is perfect for the tone of this series. Give it a shot, if you haven’t.
Fiction Squad #1 (Of 6)(Cover A Ramon Bachs), $3.99
Fiction Squad #1 (Of 6)(Cover B Michael Dialynas), $3.99
Fiction Squad #1 (Of 6)(Cover C Humberto Ramos), AR
I feel like there was a point when Paul Jenkins was writing every other book that Marvel put out. A book about fairytale characters doesn’t seem like it will set the world on fire, but the character he and Ramon Bachs have chosen to focus on seem different enough to make this stand out. We’ll see how the first issue plays out.
Garfield #30 (Cover A Andy Hirsch), $3.99
For some reason, I’m always amazed when comic books of comic strips do well. They seem like apples and oranges to me, but that might be because I’ve often taken comic books too seriously. Anyway, I’ve never read an issue of this series, but it appears to be doing well, so if you’re a fan of Garfield, it’s probably a must buy.
Jim Henson’s Musical Monsters Of Turkey Hollow HC, $24.99
Jim Henson’s Tale Of Sand Box Set, $49.99
Jim Henson’s Tale Of Sand The Illustrated Screenplay HC, $24.99
Two Jim Henson titles arrive this week and both look amazing.
Robocop #4 (Cover A Goni Montes), $3.99
Robocop #4 (Cover B Carlos Magno), AR
If you were a kid in the 80s and you didn’t love the original “Robocop,” then you were not a kid I knew. Wasn’t the original rated R? How did everyone I know see it when we were all underage? My love for the movie has never extended to the comics, but I can see the potential there.
Suicide Risk #18 (Cover A Stephanie Hans), $3.99
I am slowly but surely trying to get caught up on “Suicide Risk.” Eighteen issues is a solid run for an indie book and it shows no signs of slowing down. Hopefully, by the time the next issue comes out I’ll be able to speaking more intelligently about it.
Woods #1 (Tyler Jenkins C2E2 Variant Cover), $9.99
Woods #6 (Cover A Michael Dialynas), $3.99
I’ll be honest: I only made it a few issues into “Woods.” I think it’s a fantastic concept (a high school is transported to some other world and the students and staff have to both survive and figure out what happened), but the execution hasn’t worked for me. The interpersonal conflicts have felt just a bit too overblown. Still, like I said, it’s a great concept, and everyone should at least give it a shot.
Another nice batch of books from Boom this week. Honestly, with the range of content they’re putting out on a regular basis, it’s surprising they don’t get the kind of press that certain other companies get.