This Week in Comics….
This week, we have a nice line-up of old favorites and new stories. This is an excellent time to jump into reading comics.
I’ve always liked The Flash and with the new series doing so well on The CW, the popularity for the book is on the rise. This month is a special month for DC Comics collectors because there are several books receiving variants similar to certain popular movie posters. The Flash variant is based on the film NORTH BY NORTHWEST by cover artist Bill Sienkiewicz. This month, the story is focusing on The Flash stopping the future Flash before it’s too late. The art is by Brett Booth and the writing is by Robert Venditti.
Multiversity Ultra Comics #1.9 – Paquette Variant Cover
As a part of DC’s Multiversity storyline, the team behind FINAL CRISIS are back: Grant Morrison is on the writing and Doug Mahnke is working on the art. The Multiverse is under attack and a group of scientists have created a way to battle the threat with Ultra Comics. The idea is that the reader is a part of the story. It’s a crazy idea, but it works. You can grab all of the back issues or wait for the trade. The cover art is by Yanick.
Django Zorro #5
Django is arguably one of Quentin Tarantino’s best films and when Dynamite started releasing the comics, it was easy to get hooked. He is an interesting character and the book is written by “The Man from Hollywood” himself, Quentin Tarantino; the art is by Esteve Polls. It’s a fun story with the bad-ass Django and one of entertainment’s first vigilantes, Zorro. The mini-series is almost done, but I hope they bring Django back to ride with other favorite characters.
Jem and The Holograms #1
As a child of the 80s, I’m a fan of cool things that come back around. Writer Kelly Thompson and artist Ross Campbell have taken the helm of IDW’s newest comic: Jem and the Holograms. It is the story of Jessica, Kimber, and their friends who become the singing group. It will be interesting to see how Jem holds up against modern times. The cover art is also by Ross Campbell.
Guardians of the Galaxy #25
With the Secret Wars event rapidly approaching, most of the Marvel titles are being wrapped up to follow the story. Guardians of the Galaxy doesn’t disappoint with all of the action and characters in the mix. If you’re not reading this book, make sure you get on it ASAP. It’s definitely worth a read. The writer is Brian Michael Bendis and both the inside and the cover art is by Valerio Schiti. The space comics are beginning to blow up and have a lot of awesome stories.