Criminal Macabre: The Third Child #1 Dark Horse
Words: Steve Niles
Pictures: Christopher Mitten
Holy crap, I love Criminal Macabre. There. I said it. I was jazzed when this issue came out so I could witness the further evolution of our beloved anti-hero, Cal Macdonald. The little monster hunter who is becoming an undead monster himself. It’s classic. And so well done. Plus, Frankenstein, I’m sorry, Adam, has hung around from the last mini-series.
Sir Edward Grey Witchfinder The Mysteries of Unland #4 Dark Horse
Words: Kim Newman & Maura McHugh
Pictures: Tyler Crook
Maybe it’s the onset of cooler weather here; maybe it’s the promise of October looming closer meaning Halloween is just around the bend; or it could be that this story is just flat out filled with creepy goodness, but I’m really digging this story.
Ok, I know. It’s been forever. (Technically, not forever, because if that were the case, there wouldn’t have been 18 episodes prior to this one, but yes, it’s been a while.) Sorry. We’ve been, well, things happen. We’re still finding out legs with this thing. And if you’ve been listening to us since episode 001, or ever for that matter, we really do appreciate it.
This week, we get back under way talking about The Fappening that occured last week. Of course we start by talking about foreskin, because really, after almost three weeks, what else would we talk about. From there we move into Gene Simmons and his declaration that Rock N Roll is dead. After that, we logically end with a discussion of Bobcat Goldthwait’s move about Bigfoot, Willow Creek. So, yeah, we pretty much cover the spectrum of awesomeness this week. You’re welcome.
Here’s a little sneak peak at Willow Creek.
Of course if you want a bit more sex with your Sasquatch, you can always checck out Sweet Prudence.
Somehow we start talking about foreskin; 03:31 The Fappening; 10:36 Rock N Roll is dead; 19:56 Bobcat Goldthwait and Bigfoot; 24:32 Bigfoot trys to steal my chocolate; 24:57 back to Bigfoot
Thomas Alsop #4 Boom! Studios
Words: Chris Miskiewicz
Pictures: Palle Schmidt
So why have all those souls been trapped at Ground Zero since 9/11? That’s the question going into this issue, and we get to delve into Thomas’ past to get the answer. Kudos to Chris Miskiewicz for actually giving us an answer.
Hexed #2 Boom! Studios
Words: Michael Alan Nelson
Pictures: Dan Mora
Luci! You’ve got some ‘splaining to do! You know, a Ricky Ricardo imitation doesn’t translate well to A) the written page (or screen) and B) 2014. But oh well. But seriously, Luci does have some explaining to do to Val, you know, about why she’s dead now.
Black Market #3 Boom! Studios
Words: Frank J. Barbiere
Pictures: Victor Santos
I can’t help but feel for our hero Ray as we delve deeper into this story. He didn’t want to be dissecting super heroes for profit, he was just trying to do the right thing. But this poor dude just keeps falling that much short of complete success.
Dark Ages #2 Dark Horse
Words: Dan Abnett
Pictures: I.N.J. Culbard
Aliens, demons, knights, silent monks, crazy monks and whispering walls. This book just keeps pounding away at my Nerd G spot. (Is that weird to say? It is isn’t it? I’m sorry. But seriously, I dig all these things so I’ll stand by my analogy.) I love how in this issue, the mystery deepens even as we get more answers.
X #17 Dark Horse
Words: Duane Swierczynski
Pictures: Eric Nguyen
Violent, brutal, and slightly disturbing. That’s what X #17 is. Hell, that’s the entire run of X so far. But man, there’s just something appealing about this ultra violent vigilante that I just can’t quite get enough of. This issue makes a pretty good jumping on point for X. (You can tell by the banner at the top of the cover that says “Starting Point For New Readers”).
Abe Sapien #16 Dark Horse
Words: Mike Mignola & Scott Allie
Pictures: Sebastian Fiumara
Mutants, monsters, cults and Abe. There’s a lot of that going down with this issue. Abe makes his way back to where things began (at least this time around) for him, Rosario, Texas. Yep, the same place Abe was shot by Fenix that started him down his current path of self discovery.
Grendel vs The Shadow #1 Dark Horse Words:Matt Wagner Pictures: Matt Wagner
This book hits me in several of my sweet spots. (Man, I really need to think these things through before I type them out.) Matt Wagners’ Grendel is the bad guy you can’t help but root for. And The Shadow, well, I’ve been a fan of The Shadow for years. You can thank my Dad. He used to buy me old time radio plays (on cassette, I know, I’m old, don’t judge me), I even saw the movie. (I didn’t say I liked the movie, I said, I saw the movie.)