Comic Book Picks 30th July’14

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A new week has rolled around and that means that tomorrow there is a whole new batch of comic books making their way ont the shelves, and im here to let you know what has me the most excited and why.

Low #1

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Synopsis: In the far distant future, the sun’s premature expansion has irradiated Earth, sending humanity to the lowest depths of the seas, hidden within radiation-shielded cities, while probes scour the universe for inhabitable worlds to relocate to. After tens of thousands of years, a single probe returns, crashing on Earth’s surface, a now-alien place no human has seen for many millennia.

Frequent collaborators RICK REMENDER (BLACK SCIENCE, Uncanny Avengers) and GREG TOCCHINI (Last Days of American Crime, Uncanny X-Force) dive into an aquatic sci-fi/fantasy tale following two teams from the last remaining cities undersea as they race to the most unexpected alien world of all—the surface of Earth.

Why its a Pick: The reason this book is a pick is simple- Rick Remender! Everything this guys releases that is independently produced is pure gold, he hasn’t put a foot wrong with any of his creator owned series, and with ‘Black Science’ going strong I expect this title to start just as well and keep on rolling. Add to this that it’s another science fiction based comic book- and this should give you a huge scope for the story and should give Tocchini plenty of brilliantly coloured and futuristic items to pencil and ink- making this a great looking title with a strong story.

Outcast #2

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Synopsis: “IT WATCHES FROM THE DARKNESS”—In the second issue of KIRKMAN & AZACETA’s horror epic, Kyle Barnes is still reeling from the revelations about demonic possession last issue and what they may mean about the time his mother was possessed.

Why its a Pick: The first issue of this series was a great debut issue that held very little back and gave us a great taste of whats to come for the future in this series. The tone was dark, but offered enough character development for me to be truly engaged with the few characters we met and the ramifications that demonic possession has had on their lives. I’m also highly intrigued to see how ‘Kyle’ responds to future possessions of others given his violent no-nonsense approach in issue one. Add to that the atmospheric art work of Azaceta and this book has all it needs, to not only be as big as Kirkman’s ‘Walking Dead’ but also as good.

Sandman Overture #3 (of6)

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Synopsis:  The armies of the night are gathering. The universe is beginning its final dance. Morpheus, far from home, walks the path of madness, accompanied only by himself.

Why its a Pick: There can be no real comic book fan out there who isn’t reading the only new Sandman material in the last 10years surely? And the fact its been that long since we saw any Sandman is the reason that it’s on this list, I had totally forgotten how much I’d missed Morpheus. Yes we all know where this story ends, with it being a prequel to the very fist Sandman issues ever but going along for the ride is a huge joy and a real pleasure on the eyes. William’s does a great job on the artwork, and the pencils and colours alone would be enough to buy this book, without the great character work and decades of mythology it all sets up.

Other buys this week:

  • Avengers 33
  • Uncanny Avengers 22
  • Black Science 7
  • Fatale 24
  • Uncanny X-Men 24

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