There can only be one at the top this week. Let’s get to it.
Book of the Week: Inferno #1
“You’re coming with me”: The for sure buys and recommendations of the week
Adventureman #5: I’ve read this, and as per usual, it’s a fun comic from a creative team that is having an absolute blast. It’s also the ending of the first arc, and I like how it’s setting up the future here. This book feels like it has a lot of room to grow in the very best of ways.
Die #20: I had an up and down relationship with this series at times, but as it reaches its conclusion, I am 100% in and loving this final arc. Can’t wait to see how it ends, and hey, bonus points for the remarkably simple cover they ended up with. It looks incredible with the usual design on there and makes me even more excited for the finale.
Scarenthood TP: Nick Roche and Chris O’Halloran’s excellent IDW series is collected in this trade paperback, and if you missed it, I highly recommend this title that’s about a family man and his daughter, his small-town Irish community, and the haunting they’re all contending with.
Superman: Son of Kal-El #3: I’m conflicted about this book. It features Henry Bendix and Gamorra Island, but as noted on Off Panel, it displays some of Tom Taylor’s more heavy-handed tropes. I’m still here, as it’s just two issues in so far. But it’s on notice.
S.W.O.R.D. #8: A Storm-centric issue is very appealing, as is just a new issue of this title after it evidently took a skip month, but I must admit, I miss Valerio Schiti on this book.
Thor #17: I continue to enjoy this book, and Michele Bandini’s contributions to it. This should be a good one, even if it isn’t the next issue, which apparently is a Throg solo issue drawn by Pasqual Ferry, which I presume Donny Cates took from my dream journal.
Would buy, but I’m a dirty, rotten trade waiter
- Batman: Reptilian #4
- Department of Truth #13
- Echolands #2
- Something is Killing the Children #20
Game Time Decisions: The Ones that Might Come Home
Detective Comics #1043: With this Detective Comics run perpetually on the edge of being dropped, it tying into a larger crossover might be the straw that finally breaks this camel’s back. But, then again, Dan Mora is drawing it, and I am rather fond of Dan Mora. And the Nightwing Fear State tie-in did work well as an issue of Nightwing. So it’s a lean towards continuing with it, but it is a heavy TBD.