Not a bad book in the bunch this week. For the first time on this blog I delve into a new Monkeybrain Comic that is a great deal of fun and was treated to three new projects from three of my favorite creators. Needless to say I had a smile on my face as I read this week's haul.
Pick of the Week:
Snapshot #1 - When Andy Diggle and Jock work together on a project, I will happily blindly throw my money at them. Snapshot had me hooked very quickly and managed to leave me absolutely begging for more. A comic book store employee finds himself in the middle of a murder plot simply by finding a cell phone on his bike ride to work. For whatever reason, the killer sees value in him, but we will have to wait for issue #2 to see what is in store for Jake. Diggle's brisk pace and knack for moving a complicated story forward with ease paired up with Jock's unmatched visual style and stunning use of black and white put this book on another level. Not surprised my LCS was sold out and I had go the digital route with this one.
Batman Detective Comics #17 - John Layman wraps up his Merrymaker plot as Batman uncovers the truth behind who the Merrymaker is and what his motivations were. Layman's sense of humor shines through and his ability to script some of the most punishing panels is evident. Reading almost like a standalone, the overarching plot involving Emperor Penguin is moved forward slightly. I would guess that issue #18 would be a great leaping on point, but this one is enjoyable on its own accord.
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