Halloween is behind us, but it is not quite time to get into the holiday spirit. My family reserves that for after Thanksgiving and us comic book fans have a lot to be thankful for this month. I recently learned that Wednesday, November 23 is Local Comic Shop Day!
Local Comic Shop Day is a special day sponsored by ComicsPro with a goal of getting fans out to support their local comic book store. The day will feature 14 unique comics that you can check out here. While I don't plan on picking up all 14, I will definitely pick up a few when I swing by to pick up the comics from my pull-list. Here are my top three choices from Local Comic Shop Day.
Friday #1 by Ed Brubaker, Marcos Martin, and Munsta Vicente
Brubaker is one of my favorite creators and this book sounds extremely interesting. It focuses on Friday Fitzhugh, a young woman who spent her childhood solving crimes and is trying to move on from her past now that she is in college. Unfortunately she discovers something odd happening in her home town and is dragged back into the past she sought to leave behind.
Joy Operations #1 by Brian Michael Bendis and Stephen Byrne
Set 55 years in the future, this book focuses on Joy, a special agent who has driven herself to perfection much to her own detriment. A voice pops in her head causing her to question everything and given that it is compared to Akira, I am guessing that this includes some bio-enhancements via some sort of government experiment.
House of Slaughter #1 by Tate Brombal, James Tynion IV, Chris Shehan, Werther Dell'Edra, Jae Lee, and June Chung
You had me at horror and Tynion IV, but toss in the other wealth of talent on this book and it becomes a must have. This book follows Aaron Slaughter, prior to his current role in Something is Killing the Children. This provides a glimpse of Slaughter as a teenage during his training with the academy and I can't wait to uncover more about his journey as Something is Killing the Children is one of my current top books.
POSTED BY MIKE N. aka Victor Domashev -- comic guy, proudly raising nerdy kids, and Nerds of a Feather contributor since 2012.