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Buy These Comics! (on April 15th 2009)

Posted on 10 April 2009 by LoryGil

Did you file your taxes? I sure hope so because if you did it right, you will get a refund and you’ll have plenty of extra money to buy these comics! If you didn’t do your taxes, then you’re really no different than any politician or wealthy-class American, business as usually. And in that case, you should stimulate the economy by buying these comics!

endersh004_cov Ender’s Shadow: Battle School #4 (Marvel Comics)

Writer: Mike Carey, Artist: Sebastian Fiumara, Cover: Timothy Green II

Did I already mention how awesome the Enderverse is? I love that all things Wiggin are forming their own existence. The Ender comic series is one such entity. It started by following the novella story to the letter, but has now started to develop its own speech and attitude. The Shadow comic series is flying right into its stride without skipping a beat. Another clever addition to the mix is that Marvel is releasing each book so that they coincide with each other’s storyline. In this issue, Bean is about to be transported to Battle School where he will eventually become the next hero no one remembers. I have to warn you though, if you’ve never read Ender’s game, then you should probably do that before you buy the comics. It would be like reading cliff notes for War and Peace.

Overlook #1 (Image Comics) overlook01_cover

Writers: Joshua Williamson, Artist: Alejandro Aragon

Image is releasing this comic under their Shadowline Comics imprint. Why Image needs a partner distributor, I do not know. I mean, it’s not like Image has a reputation for putting out kid-friendly comics and need a line where they car air their dirty laundry. Image Comics is dirty laundry. Overlook fits perfectly into the smelly undies category that Image is so famous for, and I don’t mean the comic stinks, quite the opposite, actually. It is the hard life tale of a crime addled town called Overlook, where mobsters can bribe crooked prize fighters and fellas get knocked-off without a second glance. Writer Joshua Williamson brings to life the dogged ruffian known as Mickey “Nickles” Nicholson with a no-regrets attitude. Artist Alejandro Aragon adds a bit of noir in his high contrast, black-and-white style. This is a fun-filled book for all ages. Nah, just kidding, you probably shouldn’t let your kid sister get her hands on this one or you might end up with a hit out on you.

lovecraft01_cover The Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft #1 (Image Comics)

Writer: Mac Carter, Artist: Tony Salmons, Cover: Adam Byrne

This is the unauthorized biography of the best known horror writer of our time, H.P. Lovecraft. Well, maybe it is more like a fictitious horror based story of what some of us wish Lovecraft’s life would have been like if monsters were real. It is a pretty brilliant idea if you think about it. There are many diehard fans of Lovecraftian lore, and the man’s real life was bizarre in itself. I don’t know why no one has thought of it before. In this issue, Howard has the hots for the girl-next-door, Sylvia, but she is already hooked up with the local perfect-man. Sound corny? Try adding a curse and some nightmares that come to life. Now that is pure Lovecraft! Writer Mac Carter is obviously a huge fan of the genre and has the ability to pull off such an enormous feat. This is a great book for anyone who is familiar with the word Cthulhu.

Super Zombies #2 (Dynamite Entertainment) supzomb02covneves

Writers: Marc Guggenheim & Vince Gonzales, Artist: Mel Rubi

Did you read Marvel Zombies? Well, Super Zombies is completely different. So don’t worry, you are not being force fed another copycat of something that was absolutely brilliant and un-re-creatable. This is not another comic that is trying to capitalize on the fluke popularity of a bunch of zombie superheroes. Oh, wait, yes it is. But that is not a reason to skip it. It is a well written cape comic. There is plenty of good v. bad and secret villainy. There is just this one thing, the heroes got zombified. Whataya gonna do? Writers Mark Guggenheim are traditional comic writers. Like I said, it is a great cape comic. The duo make the heroes seem like they belong on the pages of any old DC title, except they’re zombies. Did I mention that? Artist Mel Rubi puts a little 3-D stink on the pages, giving us that “pop out and eat your brain” kind of vibe. If you like zombies and super heroes, then the decision is obvious. Really, it couldn’t be any worse than Teenage Zombies.

Well, that’s it for this week. What did you think of my picks? What are you reading?

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