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The GoD List: Comics For January 16, 2012
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Each and every week, I, “Rabbit Troop Forever!” Henchman21 read a lot of comics. Seriously you guys, a lot of comics. Maybe too many comics. I mean, it is possible… theoretically. Naturally, I look forward to some more than others. I mean, who doesn’t? So, let’s take a look into the depths of my pull list, grab some comics, and I’ll let YOU know what the top books to look forward to are for the week of January 16, 2012. Single issues and trades, they’re all here.

You guys may not care about this, but hockey is back this week, and that has me excited. Almost as excited as the comics coming out this week. Okay, I’m probably more excited for hockey, but comics are a very close second. Anyway, it’s another great week with some pulp action, a milestone issue, and hey look at that, another new Wolverine series if you’re interested. All that, plus a collection from one of my favorite creators means I will have plenty to read while kicking back this weekend and watching the sport of Canadian kings. So, order some poutine, stop by a Tim Horton’s, and relax as we spend two minutes in the box with The GoD List!

Issues:Black Beetle

Black Beetle: No Way Out #1 (of 4) (Dark Horse Comics – $3.99) I am so excited for the release of Francesco Francavilla’s Black Beetle, and I just can’t hide it. I’ve said numerous times that I am a fan of Francavilla’s art in the pages of titles like Black Panther, Captain America, or his other titles. He first hit my radar when he worked on Zorro: Year Zero from Dynamite, and you could see in those early days that FF had a passion for pulp heroes. If you follow Francavilla’s blog, you’ll see for sure how much he enjoys those kinds of stories, and that’s why it’s so exciting to see him write and draw his own pulp adventure. Black Beetle was launched in the pages of Dark Horse Presents, and now we get a full length mini-series following his adventures. In this issue, Black Beetle’s investigation of the local mob is interrupted by an explosion that takes out most Colt City’s mobsters. Francavilla has an art style unlike anyone out there today, and with a unique story added in, this is a comic that will be a breath of fresh air to anyone who picks it up. Do not miss this.

X-Factor #250 (Marvel Comics – $2.99) Okay, so it’s only thanks to some funny renumbering that the series has reached 250 issues, but that’s still quite an accomplishment. I have long held Peter David’s X-Factor as one of the best X-Men titles, and it’s a shame that more people don’t read it. This version of X-Factor has been running since 2005, and has gone through decimations, civil wars, secret invasions, world war hulks, sieges, and about a hundred other events. David has maintained a standard of excellence that can’t be matched since taking over the series. He has brought in characters from the backwaters of Marvel’s catalog and made them compelling. And finally, the series has found a solid artist in Leonard Kirk. Over the last year, Kirk has given the book the dependable look that it has needed. This issue kicks off the “Hell on Earth War,” which sounds pretty silly, but trust me, David will make it work. The series has been ramping up to this storyline for a while, and I can’t wait to see how everything comes together. It’s also worth saying that we all hope that David has a swift recovery from his recent stroke.

Trades:

One Trick Rip-Off/Deep Cuts Hardcover (Image Comics – $29.99) I was going to write about Danger Club Volume 1 (also from Image), but I can’t be sure if it came out this week or if I just ordered it from the back catalog, so instead I will talk about this new collection of some of Paul Pope’s earliest work. Now, I can see why Pope’s work isn’t for everyone. He has a rough style that is not what you would call traditional. His work is his own, and any artist who has a style like his (of which there are a few) took their cues from Pope. This collection reprints over 250 pages of Pope’s early work, including “One Trick Rip-Off,” the story of a big time heist that turns into big time mayhem. Most of this book collects rare or never before seen works from Pope, including “Supertrouble,” a manga produced for the Japanese market. Paul Pope is a special talent, and if you’ve never read any of his work before, I can’t recommend it enough.

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