It’s Wednesday! (January 9, 2013)

star-wars-1Happy New Year everyone!

I realize that was last week, but I’ve been sick and unable to formulate sentences.

One beginning and two endings join the top of my read pile this week.

sw1-insideSTAR WARS #1

Writer: Brian Wood, Artists: Carlos D’Anda, Cover: Alex Ross

This is Star Wars as you remember it . . . and as you have never seen it before! We’re taking you back to those heady, adventure-filled days following the destruction of the Death Star—when the Empire ruled, the Rebels were on the run, and the galaxy was a dangerous place where anything might happen!

I don’t follow Star Wars comics, but I’ve always had a soft spot for series that the Marvel Comics put out between ’77 and ’86. Those were my formative comic reading years. So I’m curious to see how stories from that Star Wars era might be treated in the hands of a writer like Brian Wood. It’s a bit of a bummer that Dark Horse will be losing the license to Marvel after this year, which gives us probably 12 to 15 issues. That is unless Marvel continues the series with the same creators (Wood is currently writing for Marvel after all) when they take over.

sweet-tooth-40SWEET TOOTH #40
Written, illustrated and Cover by Jeff Lemire

Gus’s journey comes to an end and the fate of the hybrids is revealed in the final issue of the acclaimed Vertigo series!

One of my favourite books of all time. But I am glad it’s coming to an end. As much as I like the idea of an ongoing series that runs endlessly (although I find myself buying fewer of those every month) increasingly I prefer comics with a story that has a natural conclusion. That is part of what I enjoyed about Jonathan Hickman’s Fantastic Four run – he had plotted out a beginning, middle and end.

infinite vacation 5INFINITE VACATION #5
Written by: Nick SpencerArt By: Christian Ward

This is it: the mind-blowing conclusion to the biggest sci-fi epic of 2011! As Mark comes face to face with the makers of The Infinite Vacation and discovers the startling truth behind the multiverse, he’ll be forced to make a decision that will change the very nature of life itself forever!

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