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It’s Wednesday! (June 12, 2013)

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PETER PANZERFAUST #11
Story by: Kurtis J Wiebe; Art By: Tyler Jenkins

“CRY OF THE WOLF”
Having faced the wrath of The Hook, Peter and the Lost Boys join forces with the Braves in guerilla warfare from their secret hideout in the Sticks. This time, Felix is the man with the memories, and as Mr. Parsons soon learns, he’s not eager to revisit that life.

A NEW STORY ARC BEGINS HERE! PERFECT JUMP ON POINT!

This books grows stronger with each issue.

It wasn’t clear whether the series would run out of steam after the first arc, but it’s developing into a really nice story driven equal parts by character and plot. The art is great: distinct and fits the narrative so well.

Unfortunately I’m on the road and can’t dig into my back issues to provide a more insightful critique of specific points in the series. Needless to say, highly recommended.

THE BLACK BEETLE: NO WAY OUT #4 (of 4)
darkhorse-blackbeetle4Writer, Artist and Cover: Francesco Francavilla

The epic conclusion to Black Beetle’s first series! Colt City’s caped crusader goes head to head with the mysterious villain Labyrinto! Can Black Beetle make it out of this maze of matched wits and matched blows alive?!

I’m constantly finding evidence that supports Carl Jung’s concept of collective unconsciousness. The current trend in pulp comics is one. To varying degrees of success, the books range in type from bringing pulp characters into the 21st century to doing pulp with a modern twist to planting both feet firmly in the genre and creating a classic pulp story. Francavilla’s series plays in the third space and does it marvelously.

It’s receiving lots of love from across the geek blogs. Here is a roundup of glowing reviews for issue #3.

THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS #12
image-manhattanprojects12Story by: Jonathan Hickman; Art By: Nick Pitarra

“THE FERMI PARADOX”
Learn the secret history of Enrico Fermi and, more importantly, “if someone is out there” why we haven’t “found them yet.”

The thrilling FEEL GOOD, BAD SCIENCE series continues in THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS #12: THE FERMI PARADOX!

This series is just really good fun and has so many elements I like in a comic. It’s a zany, alternate-history sci-fi adventure story that is so over the top I would imagine readers either love it or hate it.

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Comics delivery!

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These arrived in the mail recently.

Deadface fills the hole in my run of this Eddie Campbell series published by Harrier Comics series in 1987.

Doomsday Squad are reprints of a John Byrne series originally published in the 70s. And while I love the covers on the original Charlton books, the Fantagraphics series reprints (pictured here) include an extra back story in each issue, better print and colour quality, plus an extra issue collecting some additional material and stories that didn’t not appear in the Doomsday +1 run. (And these Fantagraphics books were a fraction of the price.)

Plus some other random books ordered out of curiosity and novelty (Assistant Editor Spectacular), to fill a gap (The Black Beetle) or finish my run (DMZ).

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