Hello, Comic Peeps!
It’s been a crazy week for me! I successfully defended my dissertation to complete my doctorate in education. So, it’s now Dr. Blanch, which I have to admit is super cool! I did have my sonic screwdriver with me during the defense, so I was totally prepared. And while I am super sad that Peter Capaldi is leaving Doctor Who after this season, I AM now a doctor and therefore, I can plead with the BBC to hire me to replace him! While I wait for their offer, I will totally practice “Dammit, Jim. I’m a doctor, not a (insert profession here). So, Dammit, Dan. I’m a doctor, not a columnist!! Oh, wait. I am a columnist. So, here it is.
First up, Image’s God Country #2 from Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw and Jason Wordie. This second issue totally makes it indisputable that God Country is something you should get! I seriously cannot wait for Issue #3. Tell your local comic shop that you want this book!
When DC’s The Wild Storm by Warren Ellis, Jon Davis-Hunt and Ivan Plascencia was announced, I wasn’t sure what to think. I don’t know why I doubted something Warren Ellis was writing, but one just never knows. Now after reading Issue #1, I’m sold and am looking forward to the next issue. In addition to an awesome story, the art really is phenomenal.
Finally, DC’s Super Sons #1 by Peter J. Tomasi, Jorge Jimenez and Alejandro Sanchez is a great insight into how different kids can be sometimes. If you want to imagine what it would be like if Batman and Superman grew up together (which I know has been done before), this is a story for you. I really enjoyed it and I think the art really helps to make you feel parts of these kid’s personalities.
Lightning Round: The Locke & Key Small World deluxe hardcover from IDW, Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez is beautiful. Anyone who loves this series, which should be everyone, needs to own this edition. … The Monsters Unleashed Doctor Strange book by Chip Zdarsky and Julian Lopez is not to be missed. Doctor Strange and monsters is something no one wants to miss. … And Marguerite Bennett, James Tynion IV and Steve Epting’s Batwoman: Rebirth #1 is amazing. I have been excited for this book since they announced it and it did not disappoint!
That’s it for now! Next week I will talk a little bit about the Comics Pro meeting I attended and what everyone can do to help your local comic shops! Until then, it’s Dr. Blanch out!
Columnist Christy Blanch writes LAST WEEK’S COMICS TODAY for 13th Dimension. She also operates Aw Yeah Comics in Muncie, Ind.