Boom! seems to be putting out more and more comics every week and I see that as a major blessing. This Wednesday two of my favorites are here: Lumberjanes and Giant Days as well as the standout first issue, The Fiction #1!
Adventure Time Banana Guard Academy Volume 1 TP, $19.99
I haven’t read a lot of Adventure Time books or seen many episodes of the show, but just the title of this trade makes me want to read it and be one of the many citizens of Ooo attending Banana Guard Academy now that it’s been opened up to the public.
Amazing World Of Gumball Volume 1 TP, $14.99
This trade collects The Amazing World of Gumball’s first appearance in the comics world! Issues 1-4 are in this book so it’s the perfect opportunity to start reading this series.
Burning Fields #5 (Of 8)(Cover A Colin Lorimer), $3.99
I read the first two issues of Burning Fields and really enjoyed it. The only reason I haven’t kept up with it is because it has a lot of politics in it and therefore required a lot of concentration from me and I got too antsy. But it is really well written with a really creepy and awesome story and great art!
Escape From New York #7 (Cover A Mike Henderson), $3.99
Escape From New York #7 (Cover B Robert Sammelin), $3.99
Escape From New York #7 (Cover C Mike Choi), AR
Another John Carpenter classic continues in comic book form! And when your main character’s name is Snake Plissken, it’s gotta be good, right?
Fiction #1 (Of 4)(Cover A David Rubin), $3.99
Fiction #1 (Of 4)(Cover B Frazer Irving), AR
Fiction #1 (Of 4)(Cover C Tula Lotay), AR
The Fiction reminds me a lot of Magic Tree House, but all grown up! I grew up reading a lot of fantasy like Harry Potter, Inkspell, and Dragonology so it was really nice to read a comic that went back to my mythical roots. A group of friends discovers that when they read aloud from old books they find in the attic, they’re transported into the pages. Then one friend disappears and the fun stops. Several years later another friend goes missing and it’s up to the two remaining friends to go into the world within the pages and try to find their friends again.
Giant Days #4 (Of 12)(Cover A Lissa Treiman), $3.99
This issue of Giant Days was the best one yet. I feel like this comic is really starting to find its stride. The humor was on point and every panel was perfect and intriguing. I loved it.
Hexed #11 (Cover A Dan Mora), $3.99
Lucifer must fight for her life as Madame Cymbaline sets out to hunt her down.
Lumberjanes #15 (Cover A Brooke Allen), $3.99
Lumberjanes #15 (Cover B Ricardo Bessa), AR
Lumberjanes is always glorious and this issue is no exception! Things are getting pretty intense in the woods and the purpose of the Lumberjanes is being called into question. Meanwhile there are kittens hiding in coats and there is warmth hiding in snow shelters.
Munchkin #6 (Cover A Rian Sygh), $3.99
More Munchkiny fun!
Oh Killstrike #2 (Of 4)(Cover A Logan Faerber), $3.99
Pouches, pouches, pouches, pouches, muscles, muscles, pouches, pouches, pouches, pouches, blade, it’s a blade, ooo it’s a blade! (Sung to the tune of that badger, badger, mushroom, mushroom song.) This comic continues to be a heartfelt and funny look at the comics industry, family, and, let’s face it, Rob Liefeld.
Sons Of Anarchy #22 (Cover A Toni Infante), $3.99
Sons Of Anarchy Volume 3 TP, $14.99
I’m putting Sons of Anarchy #22 with the trade for my review here because as I mentioned before, all I really know about Sons of Anarchy is that there are motorcycles. At least I think there are!