Whorin’ the Comics – 9th September 2009
There’s a couple of interesting things out this week that grab my attention and only one new series that I think might be worth checking out. As always the full list can be found here and hit the jump for the Media Whore Networks guide to the comics you should be reading next week.
DMZ #45 starts off the five part story ‘Hearts and Minds’ which sees DMZ photo journalist Matty Roth trying to change the DMZ his own way. No longer content with being merely a citizen or a lackey in Parco Delagos struggling city government, he travels around with his own security force and his own ideas for what to do to save the city. Will this new found arrogance help New York City or will Matty find himself another casualty of the war? I’ve said it before but it bears repeating here, DMZ is one of the best comics out there at the moment and if you’re reading this column you should be reading DMZ, go and buy it.
Kick Ass #7
Since deciding to become a superhero Dave Lizewski has been beaten, stabbed, run over, beaten some more and it’s about to get a whole lot worse. I love Kick Ass it’s one of the most original, offensive comics books to come out in years. Mark Millar has done a fantastic job blending superhero conventions with his own twisted sense of style and made a fantastic read for all comic book fans, even if you not a fan regular superhero stories. If you don’t already read it go and pick it up and join the rest of us in getting excited for Matthew Vaughans take on the comic when it gets released in cinemas next year.
Professor Bruttenholm, his team and their Soviet allies head back to the asylum to find out more the Project Vampir Sturm. But all is not what it seems after a fatal encounter with one of the asylums inhabitants makes the team really they are grossly under prepared to deal with the horrors that lurk deeper with the asylums halls. Everybody should be reading Hellboy and I’m glad that Mike Mignola has gone back into the series past to explore the past of Professor Bruttenholm who is one of my favourite characters in the series.
That’s it for this week guys, what are you planning to pick up?