Captain Midnight #21
Words: Joshua Williamson
Pictures: Manuel Garcia
I’m a sucker for team books. I’m a sucker for cool looking costumes. I’m an even bigger sucker for cool looking bad guys. I know, Captain Midnight isn’t really a team book, but he ends up with a fairly cool team by the time this issue is all said and done, so yeah, I’m a sucker for Captain Midnight #21.
Conan / Red Sonja #3
Dark Horse / Dynamite
Words: Gail Simone & Jim Zub
Pictures: Randy Green
This is just flat out, pulpy goodness wrapped up in some really cool art. What more could you ask for out of these two pulptastic heroes? (Do I mean Conan and Sonja? Or do I mean Gail and Jim? The answer… Yes I do!)
Rocket Salvage #4
Words: Yehudi Mercado
Reading Rocket Salvage, for me, is like watching Lucha Libre wrestling. It’s big; it’s bold; it’s colorful; it’s fast paced; it’s a bit over the top; but most of all just plain fun.
Words: Mike Johnson
Pictures: Rafael Albuquerque
I’m going to make this one short and sweet: This comic rocks.
Words: Eric Heisserer
Pictures: Felipe Massafera
I do like me some sci-fi action, and that’s exactly what Shaper #1 delivers.
Dark Horse Comics
Words: Duane Swierczynski
Pictures: Eric Nguyen
Reading X is like riding (insert your favorite thrill ride here). You can’t just casually open the cover and leaf through an issue of X. There’s too much going on. You need to brace yourself, psych yourself up, and get ready for a full frontal assault on your senses. This is a book that takes you to the edge and doesn’t bother slowing down as it blows right past that edge. It’s a rush; it’s exhilarating; a little frightening; and so damned satisfying.
Words: Michael Alan Nelson
Pictures: Dan Mora
Wow. This was just, wow. The fun and games are over and Lucifer isn’t even bothering to take names before she starts kickin’ ass.
The Big Con Job #1
Words: Jimmy Palmiotti & Matt Brady
Pictures: Dominike “Domo” Stanton
I was really looking forward to The Big Con Job from Palmiotti and Brady because, well, I sometimes get into those very Meta type stories (especially when I get what’s going on). And these guys didn’t disappoint.
Lady Killer #3
Words: Joelle Jones & Jamie Rich
Pictures: Joelle Jones
If Bewitched and The Long Kiss Goodnight had a baby, it could very well look like Lady Killer. Or just take Bewitched, and swap out Samantha for the Gina Davis character and you’ve pretty much have it… kind of… sort of. I’d watch that.
Hellboy and the BPRD #4
Words: Mike Mignola and John Arcudi
Pictures: Alex Maleev
The man behind the cyborg monkeys revealed. Not gonna lie that was far more satisfying to type than I imagined it would be. It’s also accurate, so there’s that.