Labor Day weekend means that our weekly recap of what looks good for this upcoming Wednesday is a day late. However, there’s a lot of good material to check out from your LCS tomorrow, including one series’ penultimate issue finally hitting stands. But mostly, it’s an Image heavy week.
Spawn #300 (Image Comics)
Todd McFarlane’s Spawn must be commended for reaching the 300-issue mark. Though lacking unified creative vision of Erik Larsen’s Savage Dragon or the strength of storytelling found during the Marz Era of Witchblade, Spawn has endured and reached a milestone no other independently published comic has. Perhaps most surprising, the recent issues of the series have been pretty good, building strong momentum going into Spawn #300.
The Wicked + The Divine #45 (Image Comics)
For the past five years, Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie have taken readers on a pop music-filled adventure through a pantheon of gods. Don’t miss out on their final set list, barring any encore performances.
Pretty Deadly: The Rat #1 (Image Comics)
Pretty Deadly is fucking back! Really, what more is there to say?
Battlepug #1 (Image Comics)
Mike Norton and Allen Passalaqua’s webcomic comes to print. We could wax poetic about the series, but at the end of the day, it’s a lot of dog-riding and swashbuckling adventure.
Doomsday Clock #11 (DC Comics)
The story that was intended to shape the DC Universe has been marred by delays, crippling the publisher’s storytelling and subjecting readers to the terrible era of “Ric Grayson” in the pages of Nightwing. Also, it has been birthed from DC’s exploitation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. However, this series has been relatively strong – especially May’s issue #10 – and a good story is worth checking out.
Berserker Unbound #2 (Dark Horse)
Readers ought to to give this series a second chance before writing it off. Mike Deodato’s artwork in Berserker Unbound #1 was fantastic, and this second installment might offer Jeff Lemire the chance to truly develop this story. If past experiences are indicative of future performance, that will be the case here.
Something is Killing the Children #1 (BOOM! Studios)
This week’s final book comes courtesy of James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’edera. Just in time for the Halloween season is a tale of monster hunters, missing children, and facing your worst fears.