New list of comic books I bought this
week month. With the Comics.Community podcast meeting every two weeks, sometimes I forget to pick up my pull lists on time.
-All-New Captain America: Fear Him #1 & 2 (Marvel)
Writer: Hopeless, Dennis
Artist: Kudranski, Szymon
Cover Artist: Bianchi, Simone
A hungry villain has returned to feed on the city’s fear.
-Cluster #1 (BOOM!)
Writer: Brisson, Ed
Artist: Couceiro, Damian
Cover Artist: Stokoe, James
WHY WE LOVE IT: Ed Brisson (Sheltered) is one of comics’ best new voices and we could not wait to work with him on an original series following his run on Sons of Anarchy. After hearing his pitch for a gritty, violent, sci-fi epic in the vein of The Dirty Dozen, we knew there was no one better to bring the criminal cast of characters to life than the other half of the Sons of Anarchy team and Ed’s Murder Book collaborator, Damian Couceiro. WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Cluster is a series for fans of old-school, hard-boiled action. Brisson and Couceiro know how to tell stories about rich characters with criminal backgrounds, and the off-world setting allows them to tell personal stories with a massive scope. Have you ever wondered what a book starring all those lowlifes in the gutters of sci-fi havens like Mos Eisley would look like? Then we have the book for you. WHAT IT’S ABOUT: In the distant future, as mankind discovers life on other planets, it needs soldiers to defend its colonies and outposts across the stars. In order to increase the number of boots on the ground, criminals are offered the opportunity to serve in the place of incarceration. But as wars wage on and more soldiers are needed, small-time crimes are given long-term punishments. When a group of prisoners serving their time as soldiers become stranded and abandoned on a war-torn planet, they’ll need to work together to survive and uncover the truth behind Earth’s role in deep space.
-Star Wars #1 (Marvel)
Writer: Aaron, Jason
Artist: Cassaday, John
Cover Artist: Cassaday, John
THE GREATEST SPACE ADVENTURE OF ALL TIME CONTINUES!
* The Rebel assault on Cymoon 1 continues!
* Luke Skywalker – cornered by Darth Vader!
* Han, Leia, and the others – trapped!
-Darth Vader #1 (Marvel)
Writer: Gillen, Kieron
Artist: Larroca, Salvador
Cover Artist: Granov, Adi
The original Dark Lord of the Sith stars in his first ongoing series! Ever since Darth Vader made his first on-screen appearance, he became the one of the most popular villains to ever haunt an audience’s dreams! Now, follow Vader straight from the ending of A NEW HOPE (and the pages of the new STAR WARS comic book) into his own series, showing the Empire’s war with the Rebel Alliance from the other side! Writer Kieron Gillen (Uncanny X-Men, Journey Into Mystery, Iron Man) and artist Salvador Larroca (Invincible Iron Man, X-Men: No More Humans) bring us a peek behind the mask of evil!
-Daomu HC (Magnetic Press)
Writer: Xu, Kennedy
Artist: Chou, Ken
Cover Artist: Chou, Ken
Daomu follows young Sean and his initiation into a secret society of international tomb robbers, where he learns about the true legacy of his dysfunctional family: protecting ancient underworlds that are hidden beneath our feet. Along with a ragtag band of marauders, Sean must survive the terrors of the deep, solve his father’s brutal murder, and ultimately claim his birthright as leader of the Daomu. But forces are hell bent on stopping him!
-Thor #5 (Marvel)
Writer: Aaron, Jason
Artist: Molina, Jorge
Cover Artist: Dauterman, Russell
* The mysterious all-new Thor has taken Midgard by storm. But if her enemies have their say, her reign as the Goddess of Thunder will be a short one.
* Prince Odinson is making a list and checking it twice.
* All-Father Odin is so desperate to see Mjolnir returned to Asgard that he will call on some very dangerous, very unexpected allies.
* And the Absorbing Man and Titania are just up to their usual tricks. Namely, robbing banks and crushing anyone who dares get in their way.
-Wilds End #6 (BOOM!)
Writer: Abnett, Dan
Artist: Culbard, I. N. J.
Cover Artist: Culbard, I. N. J.
Not everyone who set out to uncover the truth behind the aliens creating havoc in Lower Crowchurch has survived the journey. Those that remain now put their lives on the line in a lastditch effort to save their town in this stunning conclusion to the hit series.