head
head head head
Home Contact RSS Feed
News   •   Features   •   Reviews   •   Podcasts   •   Contests   •   Contact Us   •   About Us
The GoD List: Comics For December 5, 2012
Henchman21   |  

GoD List Banner

Each and every week “Dancer” Henchman21 AND “Prancer” MK2Fac3 read a lot of comics. Seriously you guys, a lot of comics. Maybe too many comics. I mean, it is possible… theoretically. Naturally, they looks 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 they’ll let YOU know what the top books to look forward to are for the week of December 5, 2012. Single issues and trades, they’re all here.

Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? Don’t worry, you’ve got plenty of time left, which means you have sooo much time to shop for comics this week. And it is a good week for buying some comics. You’ve got a bunch of new series including a high profile launch from Marvel, you’ve got Rotworld still going on in Swamp Thing and Animal Man, and tons of other stuff. So stock up, find a spot by the fire, and get comfortable with this week’s GoD List!

Henchman21

Issues:

Hellboy in Hell

Hellboy in Hell #1 (Dark Horse Comics – $2.99) When last we left Hellboy he was dead, which sometimes means the story is over, however, the title of this book IS Hellboy. As a wise man once said, “Death is but a door. Time is but a window. I’ll be back” and this all sounds appropriate to our favorite paranormal investigator. After sacrificing himself to save the world, Hellboy finds himself in hell, dealing with the numerous faces he put there himself, and a certain throne he has long been prophesized to sit in. Starting with this issue, we get to see how Hellboy fights his way out of all this, or even if he can escape his destiny. And as good as the story sounds, the big news with this miniseries is the return of Hellboy creator Mike Mignola to art duties for the series. It has been a number of years since Mignola actually drew his most famous creation (for more than covers) and his return is welcome. This is not to say that the man who filled in for Mignola, Duncan Fegredo, did a bad job, far from it in fact, but there is just something about Mignola’s work that can’t be duplicated. I can’t wait to see where the story goes, and even if you’ve never read Hellboy before, this is a great place to start.

Avengers #1 (Marvel Comics – $3.99) Brian Bendis has been in charge of the Avengers for so long, it’s hard to remember what they are like without his influence. However, the Rick Remender era began a few weeks ago with Uncanny Avengers, and now we see what Jonathan Hickman can do with the main title. And it looks like Hickman is kicking things off by bringing back an Avengers tradition: A good old fashioned Avengers Roll Call. If you’ve read Hickman’s Fantastic Four run, you know he is a writer capable of juggling multiple characters and also coming up with threats that are suitable for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. One of my biggest problems with Bendis’ run on The Avengers was that I didn’t think many of the threats they faced were as “big” as I thought they should be. I want to see the Avengers truly facing a threat that is too big for any one hero, and I have a good feeling that that will not be a problem during Hickman’s run. Hickman has the right tools to balance the giant fights and the interpersonal moments that are the trademark of classic Avengers stories. Joining him on art is Jerome Opena, fresh of his intermittent run on Uncanny X-Force. Now, Opena is a great artist, but he can’t handle art for a monthly book, let alone one that will be shipping twice a month. I’m going to try to not let something that will be a problem a couple months from bug me, but it’s definitely in the back of mind that Opena will not be on every issue of the series. I just have to hope that Marvel has a suitable back up artist in mind. Like I said, that’s a problem to tackle in a few months, and I think this is going to be a very special comic.

House of Fun One-Shot (Dark Horse Comics – $3.50) Do you like to laugh? Of course you do. In this holiday season when we all have to deal with traffic, annoying relatives, and the crappier holiday specials (not the good ones) who couldn’t use a good laugh? Well, if you’re looking for a good laugh, pick up Evan Dorkin’s House of Fun one shot. This issue collects all the strips that were originally released in Dark Horse Presents #10-#12 (so, buyer beware if you already have those and don’t want to buy the same material again) and there is tons of great stuff here. There are several new Milk and Cheese, Eltingville Club, and Murder Family strips as well as Dorkin’s random collection of one-off jokes. I hope people buy this if only to convince Dorkin and Dark Horse to release more stuff like this. Look, it’s got Fun right there in the title and this is one comic that lives up to its title.

The Legend of Luther Strode #1 (of 6) (Image Comics – $3.50) The Strange Talent of Luther Strode was one of my favorite miniseries of 2011, and I’m so excited to read the follow up. The first miniseries told the story of Luther Strode, a normal high school student who learns a special strength training method that gives him almost super natural fighting skills. Unfortunately, he’s not the only one with these skills, and Luther runs afoul of an evil man who ruins his life. Legend picks up five years after the end of the first miniseries, and finds Luther trying to track down the mysterious villain who ruined his life while taking out any other criminals he may run into. It’s easy to think of this as a Kick-Ass clone and it certainly borrows elements of Mark Millar’s work (graphic violence, real world-ish setting), but it stands on its own merits as an interesting and unique take on the traditional crimefighter. The highlight of the series is Tradd Moore’s art. Moore brings the right sense of realism to the work while adding in the right amount of exaggeration to the characters. Don’t miss out on this mini, or the first volume.

Trades:

Butcher Baker, The Righteous Maker Hardcover (Image Comics – $24.99) Let me say this right off the bat: I LOVE this book. Butcher Baker was one of the biggest surprises of the year for me. I didn’t really know what it was about when I picked up the first issue. What I got was a book about truckers and cops and crazy drugs and strippers and super villains. Butcher Baker is another slice of wackiness that writer Joe Casey is so great at. Butcher Baker is about a retired hero called back to take out a prison full of his former villains. Along the way, he pisses off a southern cop and the series becomes “Smokey and the Bandit” for a while. Then the series gets weird. Casey has written another one of patented bizarre but fun comics. It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I say it’s too much fun to pass up. The other reason to pick this up, honestly the main reason, is the gorgeous art by Mike Huddleston. Huddleston pours his heart and soul into every page and he translates Casey’s script perfectly. Huddleston mixes different styles of art for certain scenes, but more than anything it’s the unique use of color that sets the art apart from anyone else. If you get a chance to look through this book, I have no doubt you will be convinced to buy this. Prepare to have your mind blown!

Topics: Comics, Features
Previous Article
Next Article
«
»
Around the Web
Geeks of Doom on Instagram Follow Geeks of Doom on Tumblr
Geeks of Doom on YouTube Geeks of Doom on Pinterest
Geeks of Doom Email Digest Geeks of Doom RSS Feed
Google
Amazon.com
Check out all of our current contests listings
Check out all of our current contests listings
space
space
The Drill Down Podcast TARDISblend Podcast Skull-Face Island Movie Podcast
BlendoveR
Get Geeks of Doom Gear on CafePress
BlendoveR   ·   Cinema Blend   ·   Collider   ·   Film School Rejects   ·   First Showing   ·   io9   ·   Latino Review   ·   Screen Rant   ·   Slashfilm   ·   The Mary Sue
2520 Clothing Company
Animated  ·  Apps  ·  Art  ·  Best-Sellers  ·  Bits of Doom  ·  Blog  ·  Blu-ray  ·  Book of Geek  ·  Books  ·  Cartoons  ·  Celebrity  ·  Charity  ·  Collectibles  ·  Comics  ·  Computers  ·  Contests  ·  Conventions  ·  Deals  ·  DIY  ·  Documentary  ·  Doom Deliveries  ·  DVDs  ·  Electronics  ·  Environment  ·  Fanatic  ·  Features  ·  Gadgets  ·  Games  ·  Gear  ·  Geek Finds  ·  Geek Girls  ·  Gift Guide  ·  Holidays  ·  Humor  ·  Interviews  ·  Movies  ·  Music  ·  News  ·  News Bytes  ·  Obit  ·  Photos  ·  Podcasts  ·  Politics  ·  Poll  ·  Press Releases  ·  Recaps  ·  Reviews  ·  Rumors  ·  Science  ·  Software  ·  Sports  ·  Technology  ·  Television  ·  Theater  ·  Theme Parks  ·  Trailers  ·  Travel  ·  Video Games  ·  Videos  ·  Web Games  ·  Week of Geek  ·  Zombie Round-Up
space
January 2014  ·   December 2013  ·   November 2013  ·   October 2013  ·   September 2013  ·   August 2013  ·   July 2013  ·   June 2013  ·   May 2013  ·   April 2013  ·   March 2013  ·   February 2013  ·   January 2013  ·   December 2012  ·   November 2012  ·   October 2012  ·   September 2012  ·   August 2012  ·   July 2012  ·   June 2012  ·   May 2012  ·   April 2012  ·   March 2012  ·   February 2012  ·   January 2012  ·   December 2011  ·   November 2011  ·   October 2011  ·   September 2011  ·   August 2011  ·   July 2011  ·   June 2011  ·   May 2011  ·   April 2011  ·   March 2011  ·   February 2011  ·   January 2011  ·   December 2010  ·   November 2010  ·   Octber 2010  ·   September 2010  ·   August 2010  ·   July 2010  ·   June 2010  ·   May 2010  ·   April 2010  ·   March 2010  ·   February 2010  ·   January 2010  ·   December 2009  ·   November 2009  ·   Octber 2009  ·   September 2009  ·   August 2009  ·   July 2009  ·   June 2009  ·   May 2009  ·   April 2009  ·   March 2009  ·   February 2009  ·   January 2009  ·   December 2008  ·   November 2008  ·   Octber 2008  ·   September 2008  ·   August 2008  ·   July 2008  ·   June 2008  ·   May 2008  ·   April 2008  ·   March 2008  ·   February 2008  ·   January 2008  ·   December 2007  ·   November 2007  ·   Octber 2007  ·   September 2007  ·   August 2007  ·   July 2007  ·   June 2007  ·   May 2007  ·   April 2007  ·   March 2007  ·   February 2007  ·   January 2007  ·   December 2006  ·   November 2006  ·   Octber 2006  ·   September 2006  ·   August 2006  ·   July 2006  ·   June 2006  ·   May 2006  ·   April 2006  ·   March 2006
space
Creative Commons License
This website is licensed under
a Creative Commons License.
space
Geeks of Doom is proudly powered by WordPress.

Students of the Unusual™ comic cover used with permission of 3BoysProductions
The Mercuri Bros.™ comic cover used with permission of Prodigal Son Press

Geeks of Doom is designed and maintained by our geeky webmaster
All original content copyright ©2005-2014 Geeks of Doom
All external content copyright of its respective owner, except where noted

Privacy Policy | Contact
space
space