It’s Wednesday! (March 6, 2013)

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Lots of solid continuing books this week, but I’m going to focus on starts and stops.

LOST VEGAS #1 (of 4)
Story by:Jim McCann Art By:Janet Lee

The EISNER AWARD-WINNING team of JIM McCANN & JANET LEE reunite to create a universe filled with intrigue as one gambler-turned-slave has 24 hours to go all in and pull off the greatest heist the universe has seen.

WELCOME TO LOST VEGAS! Aboard this luxurious casino-filled traveling space-station you will find the highest stakes games from every corner of every planet, unheard-of winnings, and the greatest attractions anywhere!

*the fine print- those who bet it all and lose must work it off as indentured servants to the casino. Escape is not possible. No one is exempt from these rules.

From the duo who brought us Return of the Dapper Men comes a new series. I wish I could tell you what that one was about, but I haven’t had time yet to read it. I do, however, know it earned high praise and it’s something I’ve been meaning to get around to for some time. What little more I have read about that book sounds right up my alley, so I’m doubly curious. I’m also curious to see where they are headed in this next series.

As soon as I get around to reading this book, I will let you know (most likely via Twitter, so please follow if you are curious to hear)

The Franceso Francavilla variant cover is featured above. I completely dig his style. He does some fantastic covers on The Lone Ranger and The Black Beetle is a real fun read.

SEX #1
Story byJoe Casey Art ByPiotr Kowalski

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Finally, a good reason for you come in the comicbook store — to buy SEX! Simon Cooke has retired from his own “alternative lifestyle” and returned to the city he’d previously sworn to protect. Now he’s just another average citizen — or is he? The term “adult” has never been so appropriate as it is when it applies to SEX.

Basically the combo of Joe Casey + the blurb + a few preview pages got me intrigued. So here I am. Can’t tell you much more at this point. It might be good. Or…

COLDER #5 (of 5)
darkhorse_colder5_finalissueWriter: Paul Tobin Artist: Juan Ferrerya Cover Artist: Juan Ferreyra

A mental patient battles insanity incarnate in a horrific finale to this mind-bending series.

* From the creative team behind the Falling Skies comics!

* Horror in the vein of Locke & Key and Preacher.

The blurb on the cover of this issue reads: “Basically, if you aren’t reading Colder, you’re making a big mistake. Hugely. Don’t make that mistake.” by FamousMonsters.com.

I don’t think I would be shouting from the mountain top for this book, but I do recommend it for anyone looking for a good horror read. The writing is solid and the art is quite good. I’m glad I took a chance on this series.

The crazy cover to issue #1 (no pun intended) definitely hooked me initially, so some great marketing there (even though that scene doesn’t show up until this issue). I mean that in the most positive way possible. The first few issues of this book are a really great read. And the so-called punchline to this story (spoilers, I guess) about journeying into a world of nightmares that is shared by the minds of the insane is quite clever. So more points for that as well.

Here are some people who liked the book:

Comic Addition reviews issue #3

Comic Attack reviews issue #4

And here is a video review of issue #3 by acomicbookmom, who really enjoys it (“It’s crazy awesome.”)

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