This Week’s Comics

There are several noteworthy books this week, but surprisingly few I’m picking up.  Still, let’s dive in to this week’s new releases.

  • INVISIBLES OMNIBUS HC – Grant Morrison’s Invisibles is one of the last great, ambitious titles of modern comics, and even it’s 15 years old now.  Still, it’s nice to see that DC is giving it the prestige treatment it deserves, even if compiling all 59 issues into one volume is going to be as awkward to read as it is hernia-inducing.  Perhaps one volume for each series, DC?
  • JACK KIRBYS FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS TP VOL 03 – I *LOVE* the concept behind the Fourth World Omnibi — Jack Kirby’s Fourth World stories collected chronologically instead of by title — so you really get the experience of reading it as if you were seeing it for the first time as in the 70’s.  Not to mention the high production values of the paper, coloring, and whatnot make it a high-value upgrade if — like me — you only have the individual-title TPB’s.
  • ROCKETEER CARGO OF DOOM #1 – Mark Waid and Chris Samnee, who have been doing incredible work on Daredevil recently, are bringing their considerable talents over to IDW’s Rocketer with this new 4-issue mini.  This is going to be one to watch for, friends.
  • SCALPED #60 – I’ve been following Jason Aaron and R.M. Guera’s Scalped in trades, and though it’s terrible, terrible protagonists make it not a book I’ve really LIKED, it’s a book that’s definitely been consistently and quietly GREAT month in and month out.  And if that seems like a contradiction then you just haven’t started in on Dash’s story yet.  This week’s is the last issue.
  • YOUNGBLOOD #73 – (Intentionally) funnier than you’d think a Rob book would be, with art by Jon Malin that mimics The Rob’s strengths without falling prey to becoming a stereotype (see also: Marat Mychaels, Dan Fraga), it’s a solid title if you’re in the mood to “Rub the Blood”.*

That’s it for this week.  What looks good to you?

* Just kidding, that’s a Bloodstrike tagline.

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