After a steady stream of big weeks, this one finds the trade waiting pendulum swinging backwards. Let’s dig into the week of releases, with it led by something new and something…surprisingly old!
Comic of the Week: W0rldtr33 #3
I have very, very, very much enjoyed W0rldtr33 so far, or at least as much as one can “enjoy” a comic that is a stressful and intense as this. I described it to writer James Tynion IV as “it’s like It meets The Net, the 1990s Sandra Bullock movie, but if clicking a pi symbol in the corner of the Internet opened the gateway to hell from Event Horizon.” That still feels right. But its energy leaning into a Wildstorm type vibe is extremely up my alley, and while it isn’t quite fun, it’s a riveting horror blockbuster in all the best ways. Everyone on this book is killing it, not the least of whom is the great Marcos Martin who really delivered on his variant for this issue. It’s a great book, and I’m looking forward to more.
Trade/Graphic Novel of the Week: New X-Men Omnibus
I’m not typically someone who advocates for omnibuses. They are my least favorite format for reading comics. That said, I can make – and have made – an exception for New X-Men, as this classic from writer Grant Morrison and artists like Frank Quitely, Igor Kordey, Chris Bachalo, and more reads incredibly as an omnibus. I know from experience. This is also a new printing of an omnibus that has been famously difficult (and expensive) to acquire, so if you’re a fan of this series and don’t have it collected or you’ve never read it, this is for you. If, you know, you have $125 to spend on a big book like this, that is.