Each and every week, I, “Let’s Go Red Wings!” Henchman 21 and “Let’s Go Rangers!” Empress Eve read a lot of comics. Seriously you guys, a lot of comics. Maybe too many comics. I mean, it is possible… theoretically. Naturally, we look forward to some more than others. I mean, who doesn’t? So, let’s take a look into the depths of our pull lists, grab some comics, and we’ll let YOU know what the top books to look forward to are for the week of April 16, 2014. Single issues and trades, they’re all here.
Let’s just dive into the list this week. Why? Because it’s The GoD List!
Translucid #1 (of 6) (BOOM! Studios – $3.99) Translucid #1 is the new comic series comic series from Chondra Echert and Claudio Sanchez, the minds behind The Amory Wars (written just by Sanchez), Kill Audio and Key of Z. Translucid #1 is another comic with a lot of big concepts going on. Where Amory Wars is sci-fi/space opera series, and Key of Z is zombie story, Translucid is almost a standard superhero story. The issue sets up the conflict between The Navigator (the hero) and The Horse (the villain). There’s also a framing device showing a young boy who seems to be the one who has created these characters. So, the question becomes how are the hero, the villain, and the boy tied together? The first issue already presents an interesting look at the relationship between a hero and villain, and I’m looking forward to seeing where the story goes from here. I also want to see more of the art from Daniel Bayliss. His art reminds me of Paul Pope, which is a very good thing in my book. This is already set to be an interesting series, and this first issue has me looking forward to more.
Daytripper Deluxe Hardcover (DC/Vertigo Comics – $34.99) I talked a lot about Daytripper when it first came out in issues, and I probably talked about it when the first trade came out, but there is never a bad time to talk about Daytripper. This is quite frankly one of the most beautiful and touching comic books I have ever read. Each issue covers a different period in the life of Bras de Oliva Domingos, just a normal Brazilian man. What Daytripper does so well is that it uses the comic form to skip around in Bras life, building a story of this man’s life in a way that you wouldn’t expect and probably haven’t seen done before. This is mature comics the way they should always be done, and if you want a book to give someone who reads a lot, but doesn’t read comics, I would put this at the top of any list. Just thinking about it makes me want to read it again.
Superior Spider-Man #31 (Marvel Comics – $5.99) Dan Slott brings Dr. Octopus’ time as the Superior Spider-Man to a close with issue #31. Doc Ock has been fighting against the Green Goblin for the last few issues, but he needs the true Peter Parker in order to defeat the Goblin. Slott has done a good job with this whole run, showing why Peter Parker is such a fantastic character, even when he isn’t really around. Doc Ock as Spidey has just made fans recognize what makes Peter great, and now we get to go back to a Spider-Man who isn’t a complete jerk and see how Peter deals with all the stuff that Otto has been up to. The new volume of Amazing Spider-Man should be a lot of fun, and it seems like a lot of fans are looking forward to it, so pick this one up if you want to see how we get Spider-Man back to where he’s supposed to be.
I’ve been suffering from the flu this week, so I barely even know my own name, let me alone what I want to read. But, once I come out of this fever coma, I’ll be checking out Frankenstein: Alive, Alive #3 by Steve Niles and Bernie Wrightson (IDW Publishing – $3.99). Because this is all my brain will allow me to handle at this time, below if the official solicitation. Now back to bed I go. :::sneeze:::
The Monster has lived under the roof of Dr. Ingles for over a year but now what seemed like hospitality has taken a sinister turn. Why is the Doctor dismissing the other patients? And why is the monster left behind?