Each and every week “My Name is Rob” MK2Fac3 and “My Name is Don” Henchman21 read a lot of comics. Seriously you guys, a lot of comics. Maybe too many comics. I mean, it is possible… theoretically. They look forward to some more than others, I mean, who doesn’t? So, let’s take a look into the depths of their pull lists, grab some comics, and we’ll let YOU know what the top books to look forward to are for the week of September 26, 2012. Single issues and trades, they’re all here.
It’s another week of great comics, and as always, we’re here to give you a heads up on a few comics out there worth picking up. Keep in mind, this is only a small sampling of the many excellent books out there this week. I wish I could talk about all of them, and I wish I could buy them. And I really wish I had time to read them all, but hey, I’m only one man. I have to ration my time, because if I just read comics all the time, I’d never be able to bring you…The GoD List!
Happy! #1 (Image Comics – $2.99) I should be more excited about this series than I actually am, but I haven’t done enough research on it to know exactly what’s going on with it. I do know two things about this series though: Grant Morrison and Derrick Robertson. There’s your book right there. Now if those names don’t sell you on this title already, I’ll let the solicitation text sell you on the story:
Meet NICK SAX – a corrupt, intoxicated ex-cop turned hit-man, adrift in a stinking twilight world of casual murder, soulless sex, eczema and betrayal.
With a hit gone wrong, a bullet in his side, the cops and the mob on his tail, and a monstrous child killer in a Santa suit on the loose, Nick and his world will be changed forever this Christmas.
By a tiny blue horse called Happy…
My goodness does this series sound awesome. I know I’m going to have no idea what’s going on half of the time, but the other half is going to be smiling from ear to ear. This feels like Seaguy-era Morrison, which can be a very good thing. It’s easy to forget that Morrison has a great sense of whimsy about his comics, and for all the seriousness of his stories, they tend to have a lot of very funny moments throughout. This looks to be one of those series where he just lets loose and goes full on with the humor, and that is reason enough to pick this series up.
Skullkickers #18 (Image Comics – $3.99) I can’t remember if I’ve talked about Skullkickers much, but I feel like it has come up in the GoD List before, and if you still haven’t picked the series up, here is a good chance to check it out. This issue is another Tavern Tales issue, featuring 6 short stories set in the Skullkickers universe. The stories are made by a whole host of excellent indie talent, including John Layman and Rob Guillory (Chew), Justin Jordan and Tradd Moore (Luther Strode), Blair Butler, J. Torres and many more. You get 32 pages of action and adventure for not too much, and hopefully this will get a few more people to check out the first few trades and get caught up on the series. Skullkickers is a great book for anyone who likes Dungeons and Dragons style fantasy but in a fun and unique universe.
Batman Incorporated #0 (DC Comics – $2.99) What’s going on? Two Grant Morrison books in one week? Who am I, MK2Fac3? Not really, as I can’t maintain quite the excitement he would have for this issue, but I’ll try my best. You may or may not have noticed that I haven’t mentioned any of the other 0 issues that DC has released this month, and that’s mostly because I haven’t bought any. Of course, I’m dropping most DC titles anyway, but the whole 0 issue event has never excited me from the moment it was announced. This one I am checking out though, because I think Grant Morrison will bring something interesting to the table and I’m always down for some Chris Burnham art. It looks like this issue goes back and looks at the formation of Batman Inc. and how Bruce brought together the team of Batmen from around the world. We’ve seen Morrison do interesting things with gimmick months before (see also: his silent New X-Men story) and that alone has got me interested enough to give this a look.
Absolute Green Lantern: The Sinestro Corps War (DC Comics – $99.99) Prepare for a lap buster with this collection of DC’s Sinestro Corps War. This big old oversize hardcover collects a whopping 13 issues and marks perhaps the high point of Geoff Johns run on Green Lantern. Sinestro Corps Wars was the point where Johns’ story took a turn for the epic, introducing first the Yellow Sinestro Corp, and eventually introducing the other colored Lantern Corps. Sinestro War was truly epic, telling a sprawling space story with tons of battles and a lot of high stakes. The story also featured some fantastic art by Ethan Van Sciver, Ivan Reis, Patrick Gleason, and Angel Unzeta, and the art in this series, along with the full scope of the story makes this perfect for the Absolute format. If I had to recommend one Green Lantern story to read, it would be this one, and I’m sure it’s going to look great in the oversized format. Just, bring a table or something to read it on.