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Buy These Comics! Jul 15, 2009

Posted on 10 July 2009 by LoryGil

blackest-night Blackest Night #1 (DC Comics)

Writer: Geoff Johns, Artists: Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert

DC is calling this the most anticipated comic of the year. I’m not sure I agree with their findings, but this comic is sure to be a universe altering hit. This is not your typical zombie attack. Yes, the dead do rise again, but it is nothing like Marvel Zombies. This title is the culmination of a hell of a lot of history in the DC Universe. The preverbal “poop” has hit the fan, and the fight to save humanity in general, and superheroes, specifically, starts here. Geoff Johns is the perfect writer for this death-heavy event since he wrote the first six issues of Green Lantern: Rebirth, and Blackest Night is an off-shoot of that. What I want to know is, in the end of all of this death and dying trip, will we ever see Bruce Wayne again? Maybe Blackest Night will finally answer some questions.

Citizen Rex #1 (Dark Horse Comics)citizen-rex

Writers: Mario & Gilbert Hernandez, Artist: Gilbert Hernandez

From the creative team of Love & Rockets, Citizen Rex is their next big thing. This is science-fiction tale of a gossip columnist set 50 years in the future. The art and vibe is just as indie as their critically acclaimed Love & Rockets, but this one has more of the sci-fi goods that us non-emo kids are looking for. This book is both interesting and unique. The art, by Gilbert Hernandez, is stark black and white with thick, childlike lines. I mean that in a good way. All of the panels have depth and movement, while holding onto the simplistic style that triumphed in the heydays of indie comics. Citizen Rex is only slated for six issues, but it the story is popular enough, we may see more of the futuristic tale of gossip and robots.

creepy-comics Creepy Comics #1 (Dark Horse Comics)

Writers: Various, Artists: Various, Cover Eric Powell

There is so much to tell about this comic… where to start? Well, fist of all, it was originally a magazine published in 1964. One of the original artists will be involved in this book. Bernie Wrightson will do some magic, and Eric Powell graces us with his delectable cover art. That alone is worth the $3.50. Creepy Comics will give you the heeby-geebies and make you happy to be a horror fan. If there were ever a classic horror comic, this one would be it, surpassing Tales from the Crypt in and quantity, and might I be so bold as to say… quality? It is great to see the revitalization of such an under rated, but genuinely interesting comic. There are rumors on the nets that both Creepy and Eerie are set to become a movie, so maybe the whole thing will get some well-deserved recognition.

RASL #5 (Cartoon Books)RASL1

Writer: Jeff Smith, Artist: Jeff Smith

RASL is really picking up momentum with issue five. The first three issues opened us up to Jeff Smith’s adult-ish time-travel crime story, while issue four gave us a bit of the flashback. Well, now we are being let in on the secret origins of this crazy time-traveling concoction, and how and why Miles is using it at all. Smith is well known for his work on Bone. If you haven’t heard of it, you are not a real comic fan. RASL is a much more grown-up comic, but still has a sweet hint of kiddieness inside. For example, the characters that Smith draws may be muscle-y and covered in tattoos, but they still look like they might only be five feet tall if they were real. The main character may have blood dripping from his scowling face, but it is still round and wide-eyed. Another bit of exciting information is that this comic is set to become bi-monthly, instead of the, every six months or so, lazy schedule that Smith has been keeping so far. So, look forward to hearing me rave about this awesome comic more often in the coming months.

thewalkingdead63_cover Walking Dead #63 (Image Comics)

Writer: Robert Kirkman, Artists: Charlie Adlard & Cliff Rathburn

I haven’t said a peep about my most favorite comic since, like, Issue 56. So stop giving me crap about it. There are a few reasons why this is on my hot list again. First of all, it’s the Walking Dead, duh. Second, some serious problems have arisen over the past few issues that are really challenging my faith in comic book humanity. I don’t want to spoil anything, but let’s just say that no one, and I mean no one, is safe in the hostile existence that Rick and his rag-tag crew are in. Issue #62 began the “Fear The Hunters” arch and if you thought the Governor was bad… just wait and see. The last reason that I’m bringing up this issue is that a special full issue of Chew #1 will be reprinted as a black-and-white flip book in the back of issue #63. Me thinks that Kirkman and Chew’s writer, John Layman, are in cahoots together. Maybe Layman has been promising back rubs in exchange for good press. Well, no matter the reason for the combo, you’ll be able to pick up both stories for the price of one comic, and you can’t beat that.

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