Whorin’ the Comics – 15th July 2009
It’s a busy week for comics, well if you’re me anyway. As always the full release list can be found here, hit the jump for the Media Whore guide to the comics you should be picking up this week.
Doctor Who #1
I’m not at all surprised they’ve released a Doctor Who comic book, what surprises me is that it’s taken them so long to turn the good Doctors adventures into a monthly series. The first issue kicks off the story “Silver Scream” and sees Doctor Who travel back to the 1920’s to team up with Charlie Chaplin who helps him stop an alien invasion. They’ve wisely based the Doctor on David Tennent, the current and arguably most popular Doctor which I’m sure will help it shift a few issues outside of the normal comic book buyers.
Walking Dead #63
The survivors continue to be hunted, this months cover gives the impression that somebody has been badly injured and the hunters are close, I wonder who’s going to bite the dust this time then? The Walking Dead continues to be one of my favourite monthly comics and I’m glad that Kirkman has kept his new years resolution of ‘on time in 09’. I don’t think I could cope if this was delayed at all, it really is that good.
Continuing the “No Future” storyline, DMZ #43 is about a death cult plaguing the war torn city of New York. No Future doesn’t focus too much on Matty Ross, the series protagonist and instead focuses a nameless killer who begins questioning death cult which he is part of. I love DMZ and I’m glad that they’ve taken the focus off of Matty and have begun to focus on other personalities in the DMZ. Originally the series was only meant to last for 40 issues and this seems like a great way to extend that.
It’s been a long two months but a new issue of RASL is finally here. RASL is the story of an inter dimensional art thief who is being chased through parallel worlds by a man that looks like a lizard who is killing the people he loves. In issue 5 Rasl goes on a date with the alternate version of Maya, his former love who was murdered in his own reality whilst trying to outrun the mysterious lizard man. I wish RASL was released monthly but I guess Jeff Smith must be a busy guy.
Preacher Hard cover Volume 1
Collecting Issues #1 – #12 of the Preacher, the story of Jesse Custer a dissalusioned Preacher after becoming merged with a holy entity known as Genesis, Jesse gains ‘The Word’ which gives him the ability to make people do whatever he asks. He goes on a road trip in order to track down God and make him accountable for all his wrong doings, he is joined by his ex girlfriend, Jesse and a Irish vampire called Cassidy who tag along for their own reasons. For anybody that’s just getting into comics and want’s something that’s nothing to do with superheroes I’d recommend Preacher every day, Garth Ennis is a fantastic writer and has done an entire plethora of comics since finishing Preacher and this is a pretty good way to get into his writing.
That’s it for this week, what are guys going to be picking up?