Each and every week, I, “Ant-Man!” Henchman 21 and “The Wasp!” 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 July 23, 2015. Single issues and trades, they’re all here.
There are weeks when I get excited about scores of books that are being released. And then there are other weeks. This is one of those other weeks, as we get a whole batch of very good comics; Secret Wars is still rolling, DC continues to roll out new books in their most recent relaunch, IDW, Dark Horse, Image and the others pump out a fine line of books. So, we’re just going with a shorter list this week, including a long running series ending in a spectacular fashion, a book from last week that I didn’t get a chance to talk about, and a book you probably never thought you would see. Let’s get The GoD List started!
Fables #150 (alternately, “Volume 22”) (DC/Vertigo Comics – $17.99) I think this is the first time I’ve ever seen a single issue of a comic be a whole trade paperback volume, but that’s what we’re getting with Fables #150. Fables #150, counts as Volume 22 of the trade paperback series and it’s also the final issue/volume of the series, which is momentous in and of itself. Fables has continued to be one of the flagship titles of the Vertigo line for years, and it seems weird that it isn’t going to be coming out any more but all good things must come to an end. Writer Bill Willingham, penciller Mark Buckingham, inker Steve Leialoha, and the rest of the team have spent thirteen years spinning a grand tale of all the storybook characters you know and love, moving them into the modern world, and seeing what happens. There are so many other TV shows, and movies, and books that owe their existence to Fables. The issue to starts with an 80-page lead story by the main team, bringing everything to an end presumably in a neat little package. The other 70 pages have stories from Neal Adams, Gene Ha, Mark Schultz, David Peterson, and a whole list of folks who have worked on the series through the years. I expect this to be a fitting send off to what has been a legendary series, pun only partly intended.
Archie Vs. Sharknado #1 (Archie Comics – $4.99) Yup, Archie Vs. Sharknado sure is a comic that exists. I’m not going to stop you from buying it. You can also buy the last issue of Archie Vs. Predator from Dark Horse Comics.
Godzilla in Hell #1 (IDW Publishing – $3.99) It was just a couple weeks ago that I was raving about James Stokoe’s Godzilla: Half Century War, and now I’m back to sing his praises again on Godzilla in Hell #1. Godzilla in Hell is just another excuse to see Stokoe’s highly detailed artwork and now it gets matched to a crazy storyline where Godzilla goes to the like of fire and messes stuff up for the Fallen One. Stokoe makes some excellent comics, and it seems like he is a creator not enough people pay attention, so you should buy Godzilla in Hell #1 to see what I’m talking about and why his work always excites me.