Butterfly #3 of 4
Story: Arash Amel
Words: Marguerite Bennett
Pictures: Stefano Simeone
Spies are inherently dual natured. I know I’m simplifying things, but in essence, there’s the spy portion of their lives, and everything else. It’s the very dual nature of spies that Arash, Marguerite and Stefano bring to life in Butterfly, and they do it so well.
Father’s Day #2
Words: Mike Richardson
Pictures: Gabriel Guzman
Mike and Gabriel take the whole “Father/Daughter Road Trip” and twist it up real good. And I thought I had it tough sharing the way back of the station wagon with my step sister.
Colder: The Bad Seed #2
Words: Paul Tobin
Pictures: Juan Ferreyra
I’ve never met Paul or Juan, but every time I read Colder, it’s as if they’ve gotten together and said, “What can we do this issue that’s gonna creep this dude out?” Because, Hey! Look! They did it again! If this book wasn’t so consistently awesome, I’d be worried about those two.
Words: James Tynion IV
Pictures: Eryk Donovan
Man, James and Eryk are cranking up the intensity with this issue. Things get darker and more personal as the effects of the Happy Sloth sink deeper into the minds of those who’ve seen it.
Hellraiser Bestiary #4
Words: Lela Gwenn, Christian Francis, Ben Meares & Mark Miller
Pictures: Daniele Serra, Huseyin Ozkan, & Carlos Magno
Anthologies are awesome. Kind of like a sampler case of beer. You get a taste of a couple of different flavors while not having to commit full on to any single one. Well, if you’ve got a taste for horror, then consider this your twelve pack sampler. (Ok, so it’s actually a three pack, but you get the drift.)
Sleepy Hollow #2 (of 4)
Words: Marguerite Bennett
Pictures: Jorge Coelho
Maybe it’s the freshly fallen snow outside my window, but I really appreciate the entire esthetic of this issue. The whole thing just has a cool gothic feel to it and I really dig that.
Criminal Macabre: The Third Child #3
Words: Steve Niles
Pictures: Christopher Mitten
I have to give it up to Steve Niles, this dude has me hooked. I’m so digging this Third Child story arc like I’m digging on sour beers right now. Yeah, they’re shocking, and bold and in your face and some people might turn their noses up to them… But when you settle in and enjoy them for the bold, in your face flavorful journeys they are, you find that they rock out loud. So does this book.
Terminator: Salvation: The Final Battle #11
Words: J. Michael Straczynski
Pictures: Pete Woods
Jumping in on a 12 issue mini-series at issue 11 may not be the brightest thing in the world, but hot damn, I’m pretty happy I jumped in when I did.
Thomas Alsop #6
Words: Chris Miskiewicz
Pictures: Palle Schmidt
I think I’ve figured it out. No, not some major secret or plot line in Thomas Alsop. Nope. I think I’ve finally put my finger on why I like Thomas Alsop so much. I kind of want to be him.
Evil Empire #7
Words: Max Bemis
Pictures: Andrea Mutti
And the cracks are already beginning to show… or are they? Man, Bemis keeps things weird and twisted in this book.