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Fetish Fix: ISOLA #2 (Image Comics)

After just two issues in, ISOLA from Image Comics might just be the next SAGA. I’d definitely recommend it to SAGA fans, maybe EXTREMITY and MONSTRESS (also from Image Comics) fans as well. A sufficient amount of positive word-of-mouth could help push this promising new fantasy series to the heights it deserves already. Certain manga fans could dig this as well. #Isola #FetishFix #FetishFav

Free Comic Book Day 2018 – The Haul, Y’all!

FCBD Editions AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, AVENGERS/CAPTAIN AMERICA, BARRIER #1, CRUSH, THE MALL #0 and RELAY #0. All were enjoyable reads. The standout is probably Zac Thompson, Andy Clarke, and Donny Cates and RELAY #0 from AfterShock Comics. A full issue with a highly intriguing story and beautiful art! I’ll be along for the full ride. Svetlana Chmakova’s CRUSH is a top contender for for standout as well. It’s a preview to a forthcoming graphic novel of the same name and it has me wanting to seek out the previous two OGNs, AWKWARD and BRAVE, from Yen Press. THE MALL #0 was pretty fun as well, and I think I will collect that series when starts this summer from Scout Comics. And of course BARRIER #1 (of 5) by Brian K. Vaughan, Marcos Martin and Munsta Vicente from Image Comics was a very nice treat bring the one-time digital comic to the printed page. The Purchases ASTRO CITY: a VISITORS GUIDE, BREATHLESS #2, BUZZ KILL TPB, FEAR AGENT – VOL. 1 TPB, SLEEPER: BOOK ONE TPB and SQUARRIORS #3. …

SAGA #51: Middle-Aged, Poised and Graceful

At just past the would-be half-way mark of what’s speculated to likely be a 100-issue epic creator-owned series, SAGA is that comfortable, reliable favorite series that you come to simply expect to deliver exactly what you need from a series — not unlike a favorite TV showing deliver the goods each and every week of the season. That’s exactly what I experienced reading Chapter Fifty One. Saga’s vast cast of characters never fail to be compelling from scene to scene, issue to issue. The plots never meander and rarely fail to surprise and thrill. A relatively “quiet” issue, this one opens with Squire and his father Prince Robot discussing the suspiciously missing Princess Robot. Longtime readers know the truth behind that story. Next we find young Hazel in the ocean, not-quite being babysat by Ghüs, Friendo and Doff. A “mustached kingfish” leads photojournalist Doff off to this chapter’s climax at the end, but not before we discover Hazel’s dad Marko writing a novella that gets lovingly criticized (not too harshly) by his wife and Hazel’s …

Action Comics #1000: A Rather Fine Anniversary Issue

I really enjoyed DC Comics’ 80-page ACTION COMICS #1000 Anniversary issue, which also, coincidentally, marks the 80-year anniversary of Superman in printed comic form, having debuted on the stands in ACTION COMICS #1 on April 18, 1938 with a June cover date. I bought, in my opinion, the best looking available cover left on the shelf — the Joshua Middleton 1980s era variant (see below). An anthology of assorted stories honoring Superman, I would have to say the Peter J. Tomasi & Patrick Gleason story probably was the best of the bunch, but really all the stories contributed well to the overall product, I think. The contents could have maybe been sequenced differently, but really that’s a minor thing. Dan Jurgens’ lead-off story was very clever. “The Car” by Geoff Johns, Richard Donner & Olivier Coipel, and “Of Tomorrow” by Tom King & Clay Mann, were especially fine little vignettes, as was Brad Meltzer and John Cassaday’s “Faster Than a Speeding Bullet”. As for the closing story with Brian Michael Bendis making his debut on …

Gideon Falls #1 by Lemire and Sorrentino | Image Comics | 1st Issue Fetish

Gideon Falls #1 | By: Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino & Dave Stewart | Published: March 7, 2018 by Image Comics | From the Image Comics solicitation: A brand-new ongoing series from the acclaimed bestselling creative team of OLD MAN LOGAN and GREEN ARROW! The lives of a reclusive young man obsessed with a conspiracy in the city’s trash, and a washed-up Catholic priest arriving in a small town full of dark secrets, become intertwined around the mysterious legend of The Black Barn, an otherworldly building that is alleged to have appeared in both the city and the small town, throughout history, bringing death and madness in its wake. Rural mystery and urban horror collide in this character-driven meditation on obsession, mental illness, and faith. Writer Jeff Lemire and illustrator Andrea Sorrentino have reunited for a tour de force of a comic series that promises to deliver plenty of suspense and psychological horror. Lemire and Sorrentino have been developing GIDEON FALLS for years, always with the intention of it being created for Image Comics. Lemire has actually …

The Haul, Y’all – 3/7/2018

#WednesdayWarrior #NCBD #FetishFix #TheHaul @ImageComics ~ 1st Issue Fetish selections: GIDEON FALLS #1 and OBLIVION SONG #1. ~ Other Haul Regulars: THE WILD STORM #12, SAVAGE DRAGON #232. ~ And farewell to EXTREMITY which ends with its 12th and final chapter. ~ Bonus gets: IMAGE+ Vol. 2, #6 and IMAGE EXPO 2018 Preview Book #WeBelieveInComics #ImageComics Twitter: @ComicBookFetish | Facebook: Comic Book Fetish

1st Issue Fetish – The Terrifics #1 by Reis and Lemire (DC Comics)

The Terrifics #1 | By: Ivan Reis and Jeff Lemire | Published: Feb 28, 2018 by DC Comics | Spinning out of DC Comics’ DARK NIGHTS: METAL event, as well as the publisher’s THE NEW AGE OF HEROES initiative (which is the launching pad for a number of all-new series featuring all-new characters or traditionally underused characters) comes THE TERRIFICS. This new series stars the super-genius Mr. Terrific, the now Nth-metallic Metamorpho, the funny and ever-elastic Plastic Man, and the intangible Phantom Girl. They are a newly-formed team of unlikely allies and must rely on one another to make their way back home. Bound together by fate — literally by a tragic accident — and united by the spirit of exploration and hope for tomorrow. A startling revelation on their return trip brings them face-to-face with a new mystery. What is that mystery? Well, let’s just say the last page has a cameo by a certain Doc Savage-inspired action hero who’s lost somewhere in the known/unknown universe. This first issue is a throw-you-in-the-middle-of-it, straight-ahead comic …

The Haul, Y’all – 2/28/2018

#WednesdayWarrior #NCBD #FetishFix #TheHaul Over the last few months I had downgraded my Wednesday Warrior status to more of a monthly endeavor due to a focus on reading novels (because, y’know, there’s only so many hours a fella can devote to his favorite activity as a bookworm). At any rate, here is the complete haul for the month of February. ~ 1st Issue Fetish Selections: The Terrifics #1, Hit-Girl #1, Rough Riders: Ride or Die #1, Ice Cream Man #1 (also #2), and Abbott #1 (all the store’s copies of #2 were damaged in transit, unfortunately). ~ Fetish Faves: Saga #49, Kill or Be Killed #16, Lazarus: X+66 #6, Lazarus Sourcebook #3: Vassalovka, Redneck #10. ~ Other Haul Regulars: The Defenders #10, Jessica Jones #17, Savage Dragon #231, Extremity #11 and Smoke Town #6. Twitter: @ComicBookFetish | Facebook: Comic Book Fetish