Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #1
The King of the Monsters rises again, and for the first time in comics, he's bringing lots of other beloved Toho monsters with him in one destructive saga, and The Goon's Eric Powell is sounding the alarm. Powell will also paint covers for each issue of this new ongoing series, including a wraparound cover to kick things off! Acclaimed artist Phil Hester signs on for the first storyline, and Alex Ross supplies a painted 50/50 variant cover! This is the Big G storyline you've been waiting for!
Butcher Baker #1
Maybe you've seen the PR - now read the comic book! At one time, BUTCHER BAKER was the preeminent, All-American superhero. Now he's... getting laid. A lot. But one last mission could signal his return to glory, and now he's back on the blacktop! It's a balls-out, surreal super-epic from creators JOE CASEY (GØDLAND, Ben 10) and MIKE HUDDLESTON (The Coffin), and it starts right here!
Kick-Ass 2 #2
The sequel to the New York Times best-selling comic--which spawned the hit movie--continues! When Dave Lizewski put on his mask and became Kick-Ass, he never imagined things would go this far. Now Dave comes face-to-face with a world he helped bring about, as his dreams of a world of superheroes come true...but will those dreams turn to nightmares? Don't miss the comic book event of the year! Plus: Hit-Girl!
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
PATH OF THE ASSASSIN VOL. 1
As the secret caretaker of such an influential future leader, not only does Hanzo use vast and varied ninja talents, but in living closely with Ieyasu, he forms a close friendship with the young shogun. Published in original Japanese format and unretouched which, keeps the art intact. This is a story starring the legendary ninja and Kill Bill reference Hattori Hanzo.
I have always been enthralled by Japan during the 16th century, and this is one of the best stories to capture that time. Done by the same team as LONE WOLF & CUB, this is a book that has meaning behind it.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
By Charles Burns
Winner of the Eisner, Harvey, and Ignatz Awards. Suburban Seattle, the mid-1970s. A strange plague has descended upon the area's teenagers, transmitted by sexual contact. The disease is manifested in any number of ways - from the hideously grotesque to the subtle (and concealable) - but once you've got it, that's it. What unfolds isn't the expected battle to fight the plague or even to treat it. Instead, we witness the nature of high school alienation itself. Black Hole deftly explores a specific American cultural moment in flux and the kids who are caught in it.
This book is amazing commentary on how our society deals with those who are “different.” Sure, it specifically takes a strong stance on how we deal with STDs, and probably (judging by when the story was set) particularly HIV and AIDS, but it digs deeper with its fierce characterization and an apt portrait of suburban small-mindedness. It’s a must-read for those who enjoy literary, independent comics.