Pick of the Week:
Saga #24 - Epic moment from Lying Cat, The Will's sister, and a dog that shoots tranquilizer darts from his nose. Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples can do whatever they want and it will be pure gold. It was great to have an issue almost entirely dedicated to the quest to save The Will. He quickly became one of my favorite characters and I hope that Gwendolyn and Sophie are able to find the necessary dragon semen to create the elixir. Oh, this also featured the line "Gonna eat yer filthy cervix!" In other words, this comic rules.
Arkham Manor #1 - Despite cutting down the number of titles to a supposed
52, DC continues to expand some of its more popular lines so a new Batman title is anything but shocking. In this new book, due to the implosion of Arkham Asylum and the citizens of Gotham not happy having the criminally insane held at the stadium, the mayor uses imminent domain and turns Wayne Manor into the new Arkham. Interesting premise and with Gerry Duggan penning it I will stick around. This was a fine first issue and establishes the situation well enough.
Southern Bastards #5 - We are gifted a new arc from the creative duo of Jason Aaron and Jason Latour and we are going to learn quite a bit about coach Boss. The first arc was put to rest so to speak, and the town is going to continue pushing forward as if the events from the first four issues never occurred. While I am shocked by how bold Boss is in the aftermath of issue #4, I am more intrigued by the glimpse into his childhood that we are provided. I look forward to pulling back the curtain and peeking at a glimpse of humanity in this previously one note character. So happy this series is back.
POSTED BY MIKE N. -- comic guy, proudly raising nerdy kids, and Nerds of a Feather contributor since 2012.