Snapshot comes to an end this week. I liked this book. It’s quirky on-the-run fun. Jock’s b&w art really suits this story. I think I would recommend people pick up the TPB. It would be a fun Saturday afternoon read.
Ten Grand is new. The Internet appears to be excited that J. Michael Straczynski is back with a creator-owned book. And, let’s be honest, Rising Stars was a good thing.
Also Suicide Risk arrives. There seem to be a lot of books with similar concepts floating around out there, but I’m going on the strength of Mike Carey’s name on writing credits and have confidence he’ll bring something new to the story. He and Peter Gross have kept The Unwritten interesting for me longer than I had expected. So I’m curious to see him start with a fresh story.
Story by: Andy Diggle, Art By: Jock
It all ends here as the awful truth behind a multi-million dollar conspiracy is revealed, with deadly consequences. If young Jake is to survive , what kind of man must he become? And is it worth the price?
TEN GRAND #1
Story by: J. Michael Straczynski, Art By: Ben Templesmith, Cover By: Ben Templesmith, Variant Cover (pictured here) by: Bill Sienkiewicz
Joe Fitzgerald was a mob enforcer until the day he met Laura, who convinced him to leave that world behind. Before quitting, Joe agreed to one last job, little realizing that the man he’d been sent to kill was deeply involved in demonlogy. He survived Joe’s attempt and came after him, fatally wounding Joe and killing Laura. As he lay dying, an angelic force (who may or may not be what she appears) pointed out that where she is going, he can’t follow, and where he is going, he wouldn’t want her to follow. But if he will agree to work for them as a different kind of enforcer, they will bring him to life and keep on bringing him to life every time he is killed in a righteous cause. The reward: for those five minutes of death, he will be with Laura again. Would you endure an eternity of pain and death, dying over and over, to be with the woman you love for just five minutes each time you died? Most people might say no. But Joe Fitzgerald isn’t most people.
A bold new era begins with the long-anticipated return of Joe’s Comics, the imprint that brought you MIDNIGHT NATION and RISING STARS. All-new stories from J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI (Babylon 5, Jeremiah, Thor, Amazing Spider-Man, Superman: Earth One) return in 2013 with an action packed line up featuring everything from superhero action to supernatural thrillers. Watch this space as a new wave of exciting, challenging and experimental stories begins!
Featured in our ‘Cover vs Cover’ faceoff this week! Click through to see nice big art and vote!
Super-powered people are inexplicably rising from the streets and there’s a big problem: Too many supervillains, not enough superheroes. Heroes are dying, and cops are dying twofold. Humanity is under-powered and good people are suffering untold tragedies trying to stem the flow. Beat cop Leo Winters is one of those struggling to make a difference. And the answer just might come in the form of two lowlifes with a dark secret.A new ongoing series by award-winning author Mike Carey (X-MEN, THE UNWRITTEN) and fan-favorite artist Elena Casagrande (HULK, HACK/SLASH). SUICIDE RISK is a high octane, mind-bending series created by one of the industry’s greatest storytellers.
DIAL H #12
Written by: China Miéville, Art by: Alberto Ponticelli, Dan Green, Cover by: Brian Bolland
Nelson and Roxie are on the run from the Centipede and The Fixer! Their only hope of rescue lies in the hands of Open Window Man! But who is that masked avenger?
This series is so nutty. There is a wonderful scene in a previous issue when Nelson and Roxie wake up in bed together. If you’re a fan of this book you know the one I’m talking about. And how crazy is that Bolland cover? It warms my heart.