Whorin’ the Comics – 2nd September 2009
The Marvel Zombies return to cause trouble this week and one of my favorite comics gets it’s latest trade paperback release. As always a full list can be found here, hit the jump for this weeks Media Whore pick of the comics you should be reading this week.
Marvel Zombies Return #1
Marvel Zombies surprised everyone with it’s popularity over the past couple of years but what happens when you’ve devoured everything in the universe? You teleport to an alternate reality obviously! Issue 1 of Return focuses on zombie Spiderman teleporting into an alternate Marvel universe and interacting with classic Spiderman characters including Gwen Stacey, Mary Jane-Watson, The Sinister Six and himself. My only concern is that it could end up being simply a rehash of the original Marvel Zombies but the books are so much fun I have to recommend that you check out at least one issue, even if you’re not a fan of Marvel.
Savage Dragon #152
Things are taking a turn for the worse as Savage Dragon experiences further transformations and the Overlord strengthens his hold over Chicago which could change the city forever. Savage Dragon is one of the best creator owned, independent comic books around today and it’s never too late to get involved with in series because it has some wonderful collected editions collecting the older issues so I implore you to go and catch up.
Army of Darkness #24
I’m so glad they’ve continued to milk the cash cow that is the Evil Dead franchise for all it’s worth, if only to make sure Bruce Campbell still receives a pay check. The Army of Darkness comics are probably about as close as we are going to get to an Evil Dead 4, unless of course something horrible happens to Sam Raimi’s career which I doubt will happen any time soon. The comics continue to follow the adventures of Ash as he attempts to save the world from the powers of the Necronomicon, the comics perfectly capture the style and the sense of humour from the films and if you’re a fan you should check it out.
DMZ – War Powers
One of my favourite comic series around at the moment is DMZ. Set in the middle of the second American civil war, DMZ follows photo journalist Matty Roth as he chronicles the life and times of the inhabitants of Manhattan which has become the DMZ in middle of the war. In War Powers Matty has to put his life and ethics on the line when he becomes a political operator as he searches for what he hopes is justice. DMZ is one of the best comics around at the moment and if you have an interest in American politics or the way the media manipulate war for ratings, this is required reading.
That’s it for this week, what are you guys planning on picking up?