Whorin’ the Comics – 16 September 2009
Zombies are causing trouble as always, Kevin Smith returns to comics once again in Batman: Cacophony and Ghostbusters are back to fight the things that go bump in the wild west. As always the full list can be found here and hit the jump for the Media Whore Network Guide to the comics you should be reading this week:
Walking Dead #65
Well it looks like another one of our original survivors bites the dust this week but will he go down without a fight? Issue 65 is the penultimate issue in the Fear the Hunters story and it’s building up to be one hell of conclusion, I just hope that after the continued sadness and horror of the past couple of issues that Kirkman finally lets the characters stop and breath for a little while, even if it’s only for a little while.
Ex Machina #45
Ex Machina is racing towards it’s finale now, with only 5 issues to go until the comic finishes it’s illustrious run and things are starting to get a little intense. Whilst Mayor Mitchell Hundred is busy navigating the most challenging topic of his political career. His alter ego, the Great Machine is facing off against a foe who’s been pulling strings since issue 1. I’ll be sad when Ex Machina comes to an end at the end of the year, I just hope they send the Great Machine out with a bang rather than a whimper.
Ghostbusters – Displaced Aggression #1
More Ghostbusters is never a bad thing so this new comic series should be a welcome edition for fans of property. After being defeated by the the father of Gozer, Lord Kozar’Rai, the Ghostbusters find themselves separated across time. Issue 1 focuses on Peter Venkman who’s become trapped in 1886 who’s only hope of getting home is a beautiful ally, it’s Venkman who else was going to help Venkman but a beautiful young heroine! I’m looking forward to seeing where they take the series, who knows where they are put the rest of team.
Batman – Cacophony HC
After having a couple of successful but highly delayed runs on several Marvel properties including Spiderman and Daredevil, Kevin Smith has had finally gotten his hands on Batman. The villain of the piece is Smith’s own creation Onomatopoeia, a superhero serial killer who heads to Gotham to go after The Caped Crusader! Things quickly go wrong for Batman when he’s forced to choose between capturing Onomatopoeia and saving the life of his nemesis, The Joker! We all know Kevin Smith is a talented writer and his passion for comics really shows when he gets round to writing one, hopefully we won’t have to wait too long for him to try his hand at another one.
Well that’s it for this week, what are you guys planning on picking up?