Whorin’ the Comics – 25th November 2009
This week Image launches their massive cross over event and my favourite superhero detective goes monthly. As always a the full list can be found here and hit the jump for the Media Whore Networks guide to the comics you should be picking up this week.
Image United #1
The heroes of the Image Universe are united in order to fight the greatest threat the world as ever faced! You can’t miss this historic event as the original Image Founders draw all the characters they made history with. This is one of those comics that’s going to drive collectors mad with variant covers galore, I’m sure fans of Image universe will be trying to track them all down plus it’ll be interesting to see how all of these writers bring their characters together for an action packed storyline.
Homicide Detectives Christian Walker and Enki Sunrise investigate murders specific to super hero cases, powers. Where super hero and crime comics explode into each other! This new number one is the PERFECT jumping on point for new readers and a glorious return to form for long time fans. And yes, this book will be shipping monthly. I really hope Bendis and Oeming can keep up the monthly pace of the comic, the trades are some of the best examples of comic writing and drawing around at the moment. People new to comics should really be picking this one up as it’s a great example of the superhero genre.
The Goon #33
The Goon goes to the dentist and finds out that the receptionist has been replaced by a sentient manatee! And the Goon hates manatees! So he punches it! The dentist doesn’t like that so he kicks Goon out. Leaving him with the dilemma of how to eat candy apples with a sore tooth. Then aliens show up. Yes that is synopsis for this weeks issue of The Goon and probably makes about as much sense as the rest comic. Issue 33 is one of Dark Horse’s One Hit Wonders series, a series of one shots from some of their most popular comics (Hellboy, Abe Sapien, Goon, Star Wars, Dr Horrible and a few more) making it an ideal comic to pick up if you want to experience some of the most original, hilarious and downright weird comic writing around at the moment.
That’s it for this week, what are you guys picking up?