Lot’s of new books to discuss in this week’s “What Looks Good” so let’s just get down to it, starting with a trip to Gotham City.
Batman Universe #3 (DC Comics)
(w) Brian Michael Bendis (a) Nick Derington (c) Dave Stewart
This week is a pretty busy one for me, so let’s start with my top pick—Batman: Universe #3. I fucking love this series, honestly I believe it’s going to end up being my favorite Batman story. Not much else needs to be said, but Bendis writes an amazing Batman and Derington’s art is perfect.
If you haven’t been reading this you absolutely should!
Chainsaw Reindeer #1 (Action Lab Entertainment)
(w) Brandon Rhiness (a) Carlos Trigo (c) Przemyslaw Dedelis
I mean it’s a chainsaw wielding reindeer, what the hell isn’t there to pique your interest!?
Coffin Bound #2 (Image Comics)
(w) Dan Watters (a) Dani (c) Brad Simpson
There’s been a fair amount of great comics released this year, especially Indie comics, but Coffin Bound #2 was still able to stand out above the rest. With the release of the second issue this week color me interested if it keeps its uniqueness that made the first issue so great.
King Thor #1 (Marvel)
(w) Jason Aaron (a) Esad Ribic
Jason Aaron’s Thor has been an epic which, in time, will be as well regarded as Walt Simonson’s legendary run. With that said, he still needs to stick the landing which begins here with King Thor #1. Joining Aaron on this concluding chapter is the great Esad Ribic, who’s artwork alone makes any title worth picking up.
Gotham City Monsters #1 (DC Comics)
(w) Steve Orlando (a) Amancay Nahuelpan
Here’s a hell of a lineup: Frankenstein, Vampire Andrew Bennett, Killer Croc, Lady Clayface, and Orca. That’s your new superteam in Gotham City Monsters, launching just in time for the autumn season. As a fan of monsters big and small, this is a must-buy.
Pandemica #1 (IDW Publishing)
(w) Jonathan Mayberry (a) Alex Sanchez
As each day gets closer to being a real-life dystopia, I find myself interested in which sci-fi stories of a doomed future will be closest to reality. Apologies if that sounds too grim, but that’s part of the appeal of these stories, right? Pandemica from IDW sees a resistance from a shadow government’s ethnic cleansing “purity bombs.” Given the current government’s penchant for white supremacist rhetoric, this is a strong contender.
Sabrina The Teenage Witch #5 (Archie Comics)
(w) Kelly Thompson (a) Veronica Fish, Andy Fish
I’ve loved every aspect of Sabrina The Teenage Witch and think that Veronica Fish and Andy Fish’s colors may be the best in the business at the moment. But as all things there is an end, sadly Issue 5 is Sabrina’s. If it goes out with a big you bet your ass I’ll be first in line to pick up the trade!
Trees: Three Fates #1 (Image Comics)
(w) Warren Ellis (a) Jason Howard
Trees is back! That’s all.
Wonder Twins #7 (DC Comics)
(w) Mark Russell (a) Stephen Byrne
Wonder Twins has been another great series coming from DC and when it was announced that it was going from a six issue to a twelve issue I was overjoyed. Hopefully this second half lives up to the first.