Abe Sapien #25, $3.50
Abe comes across a Florida town that sits in the shadow of a giant monster. Here he learns about himself and the coming apocalypse.
Adam.3 #1 (Of 5), $3.99
Whoops, I definitely thought this came out last week because it was originally supposed to, so here’s what I wrote about it for last week’s article:
“Adam.3 was interesting! (And yes, that is my very Minnesotan way of saying it wasn’t my favorite.) I liked the world a lot, the houses in the trees were great, but I just wasn’t sucked into the story. It confuses me when books create their own slang that uses words that already exist, like replacing ‘love’ with ‘heart’. However, I think that a lot of people would enjoy this book! It combines jungly aspects with futuristic technology, which is super neat.”
Eltingville Club #2 (Of 2), $3.99
When I started this issue I was like, “YESSS IT’S COMIC CON IN A NUTSHELL!” Everything about it was perfect and so relevant to the things I had experienced at comic con. But then as I continued reading it turned into everything I dislike about men in nerdom. I know this is the point of the comic and it’s meant to be commenting on the behaviors of many fans, but I felt so uncomfortable reading about these guys sexualizing women cosplayers and ‘testing’ women’s nerd cred and ugh. Shudder. I kind of want to make everyone and their mother read it though cause that stuff happens!
Harrow County #4, $3.99
I am ABSOLUTELY in love with Harrow County. It is the perfect horror story. It feels much more like reading Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark or a Stephen King book than most horror comics I’ve read lately. It’s classic and beautiful. I love that it focuses on witches and ghosts and doesn’t bring in any aliens or technology things like a lot of comics seem to do. Also, this issue has a really interesting twist at the end so I’m extra excited to see where things go from here!
King Tiger #1 (Of 4), $3.99
To be honest, the first thing I think of when I read the description of this book is Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. There is even a part of the description on the Dark Horse website that says, “If the Tiger falls, the Dragon will rise!” I’m sure it is a very cool book, but it does not look like it would be my style.
Rebels #5, $3.99
Rebels is also not my style, but I did read the first issue and I greatly appreciate what it is doing. We don’t often get to read books these days that don’t involve some sort of paranormal, crazy, other worldly thing happening so to read a book that is historical fiction about the Civil War is pretty refreshing.