By Brian Azerallo, Eduardo Risso, Jared K Fletcher, Christian Rossi
Azzerallo and Risso continue their prohibition set werewolf tale, as Lou Pirlo rides the rails looking to put his recent transgressions behind him. This proves difficult, and lands him in even hotter water. Meanwhile, former business associates are preparing to track Lou down for a bloody reunion. Continue reading Moonshine #7 Review→
Josh’s Recommendation…Moonshine #4
“I’m hooked on this new Image series by Azzerallo and Risso. Mystery and drama in the roaring and boozing 20s. Every issue is another tantalizing piece of a puzzle, and I expect no less from this one.”
Cosmo’s Recommendations…Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #15
“If you’re still not reading this book, what can I possibly say to you? How about this issue teases the epic clash of titans which fans have been clamoring for? Yep, it’s Taskmaster vs Mew the Cat. And yep again, it’s told from the feline’s perspective. Ah Mew . . . “
Tyler’s Recommendations …Green Valley #1
“A new series from Max Landis with art by Giuseppe Camuncoli. Landis has a pretty solid track record in my opinion, Camuncoli’s art is fantastic, and the medieval-ish setting has me intrigued. The solicits seem to infer that something about the world is not as it seems, so I’m interested in finding out more.”
“A new series for Marvel’s best bromantic duo?! It’s almost surprising that they’ve gone so long without a series in Marvel’s various relaunches, if each volume of the series didn’t have the same success as ‘Heroes for Hire’. But with Luke Cage and Iron Fist poised to each have their own Netflix shows, along with David Walker’s writing, this seems like the series that will catch on with readers and outlast the previous volume.”
Comics in their essence are a serialized art form. We might discuss arcs and runs, trading waiting and so on, yet , most comics are still centered on the experience of reading individual chapters parceled out over a (typically) monthly basis. With this in mind, I offer my third annual list of the year’s most memorable single issues.
I start with my choices for the two very best:
Sandman Overture #6 by Neil Gaiman & J.H. Williams III: Dream’s cosmic journey across a universe (or two) came to a stunning conclusion in this issue. The issue contained several callbacks to Gaiman’s classic work, yet not none of them felt like self-serving fan service. Instead they enriched even further the fascinating personalities of the Dream Lord and his siblings. At the same time, Gaiman offered a story where the stakes were huge. Williams more than ably met the challenge of Gaiman’s script handing in page after page of stunning art. His detailed, imaginative work defied any traditional sense of page layouts, spilling the action in all directions. Rarely have words and pictures blended so well to create a truly emotional experience on an epic scale. For more, read Cosmo’s staff review. Continue reading This Year’s Finest 2015: The Best Single Issues→
This is a tweet by James Tynion IV on February 24th 2015 of Scott Snyder outlining this year in Batman. The picture clearly shows everything Snyder was planning for the year, so for me to write a post breaking down one of my favorite comics of the year seems rather silly at this point. However, after just rereading the whole year of Batman comics there is simply nothing left to do but write.
Writer Brian Azzarello of 100 Bullets, Wonder Woman, Hellblazer & Joker will be doing a new creator owned series at After Shock Comics titled American Monster with artist Juan Doe of Wolverines, Iron Man Legacy & Secret Invasion Frontline. More details at CBR