Infinite Vacation #5 - It took 2 years, but the payoff was astounding. Nick Spencer and Christian Ward created a beautiful book and a stunning conclusion to Infinite Vacation. In this epic finale we learn of Mark's plan, which involved many other Marks, and his narrow escape to set things right. What happens between him and Claire? You should really pick up all of these books (only 5 issues!) and enjoy this twisted story with loads and loads of heart. The design of this book alone warrants the purchase of a physical copy. Ward outdoes himself and really delivered a stunning final book. Click here to read my thoughts on the first 4 issues if you so desire.
The not so good:
Repossessed #1 - I gave this title a shot in the dark in the hopes of discovering a new surprise book and was not successful. The premise is an agency that, for a fee, will repossess demons from loved ones. They are sent to pursue a client they don't feel is truly possessed and accept as it pays well. Turns out, the demons are trying to trap them and they are in a hairy situation. While the premise is OK, I can't say that the art or story did anything to draw me in.
Detective Comics #16 - The Death of the Family event continues in this issue as Batman is trying to clean up the streets of copycat Joker gangs. The difficulty lies in stopping the ones that are an actual threat and simply scaring the ones that are not legitimate. This book shines in the second story in which we learn of the exploits of the new Penguin, the Emperor Penguin. Clearly Ignatius Ogilvy is going to be a villain who will see a rise in power while Gotham is distracted by the Joker. Well done Layman.