We’ve got another nice mix of all ages, licensed, and mature fare from Boom! this week.
Amazing World Of Gumball #3 (Cover A Missy Pena), $3.99
Amazing World Of Gumball #3 (Cover B Christina Chang), $3.99
Amazing World Of Gumball #3 (Cover C Garrett Hanna), AR
It has probably become clear over the last few weeks that I don’t read any of Boom’s licensed properties. I’m sure they’re great, they’re just not my cup o’ tea. That said, I always enjoy Gumball when I see it on TV, so there’s a good chance the comic book is just as good.
Clive Barker’s Hellraiser Bestiary #3 (Of 6)(Cover A Conor Nolan), $3.99
Clive Barker’s Hellraiser Bestiary #3 (Of 6)(Cover B Alexis Ziritt), AR
More books from the Barkerverse, and more books I don’t know much about.
Collector HC, $34.99
I’ve never read anything by the late Sergio Toppi, but those who have a deep knowledge and appreciate for comics include his name next to some of the most talented creators we’ve ever seen. This collection features work that hasn’t been printed in English in thirty years.
Evil Empire #6 (Cover A Jay Shaw), $3.99
Last issue’s one and done story was good, but I’m eager to get back to the main storyline. If you’re not reading this book, I highly recommend it. It’s ultimately about the worst of humanity, but the characters who are fighting against it are worth rooting for. I’m looking forward to the past narrative catching up the present one, if that kind of a thing gives you any more interest in checking this out.
Jim Henson’s The Storyteller Witches #2 (Of 4)(Cover A Kyla Vanderklugt), $3.99
I’d love to talk to someone who reads all of these Jim Henson books. I have no idea if they’re any good or not, so I’d love to get some input.
Last Broadcast #6 (Of 7)(Cover A Gabriel Iumazark), $3.99
I’ve only read the first issue of this series and it didn’t really move me enough to check it out again. The synopsis for this issue seems to have moved the book well beyond the first issue, though, so I might give it another shot.
Lumberjanes #7 (Cover A Noelle Stevenson), $3.99
Lumberjanes #7 (Cover B Carey Pietsch), AR
I’m an issue behind on Lumberjanes, so I don’t have much to add, but after the five issues I’ve read, the series continues to be a blast. It’s insanely creative and a lot of fun.
Peanuts #22 (Cover A Charles M. Schulz), $3.99
Peanuts Volume 4 TP, $13.99
More comic strip goodness for those of you who enjoy such things.
Sleepy Hollow #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Phil Noto), $3.99
Sleepy Hollow #1 (Of 4)(Cover B Jorge Coelho), AR
Boom’s latest licensed property based on a cult TV show (as opposed to a cult movie) is “Sleepy Hollow,” a show I’ve never seen a single minute of.
Sons Of Anarchy #14 (Cover A Damian Couceiro), $3.99
I’ve heard that this is the last season of the show, so I wonder if the comic will keep going or not. An odd choice for the comic book extension, all things considered. At least “Sleepy Hollow” falls into the supernatural category (unless I’m completely misreading what “Sons of Anarchy” is).
Steven Universe #3 (Cover A Amber Rogers), $3.99
Steven Universe #3 (Cover B Meg Gandy), $3.99
Steven Universe #3 (Cover C George Caltsoudas), AR
The sheer volume of kids’ comics that Boom puts out would suggest that people who say that kids don’t read comics are mistaken.
Uncle Grandpa #1 (Cover A Bob Flynn), $3.99
Uncle Grandpa #1 (Cover B Cory Fuller), $3.99
Uncle Grandpa #1 (Cover C Chris McD), AR
Uncle Grandpa #1 (Cover D Troy Little), AR
See above re: sheer volume of kids’ comics.
Wild’s End #2 (Of 6)(Cover A I.N.J. Culbard), $3.99
Wild’s End #2 (Of 6)(Cover B Jeff Lemire), AR
I haven’t read the first issue of this series yet and I’m kicking myself a bit for it. I’ve got it, I just haven’t had time to get to it (I have a 7 month old son, what do you want from me?). The description sounds fantastic and I’m curious to find out why Dan Abnett chose to go the anthropomorphic route.