Whorin’ the Comics – 9th December 2009
There’s lots out this week as many comics get their last issues out for the year. As always a full list can be found here but hit the jump for the Media Whore Networks guide to the comics you should be reading this week.
BPRD: War on Frogs #4
Johann Kraus, the ectoplasmic man, leads a team of B.P.R.D. agents against the frog monsters as they spread across the country. But this time, burning the nest of frogs is not the end of the battle for Johann, as he learns about the horrifying afterlife of the Bureau’s sworn enemies. You can’t go wrong with BPRD if you’re into the supernatural, plus Johann is one of my favourite characters in the Hellboy universe so I’m glad to see him centre stage for a change.
God Complex #1
Meet Paul, he’s an everyday kind of guy. He’s kinda tall, kinda strong and kinda not mortal at all. Paul is actually Apollo (no, really) in hiding…from his family the ancient Greek gods. Paul’s father (you know, Zeus) would rather see Paul dead than living as a mortal. So, for Paul, being a god is complex and dangerous. God Complex is from the co-creator of Powers and Mice Templar, Michael Avon Oeming so fans of either of them should probably check this out.
The USA, in the name of global stability, is abandoning all manner of negotiation, peace talks, ceasefires and diplomacy and moving forward unilaterally in its goal of a nuclear-free Manhattan. Surely this was an eventuality that Parco Delgado saw coming a mile off, right? Hey, where is Parco, anyway? And in the middle of the violence, Zee and Matty reunite. This is part 4 of 5 of the ‘Hearts and Minds’ storyline and it continues to get better and better. DMZ is my favourite comic around at the moment, this is what I call required reading.
Ex Machina Volume 8 – Dirty Tricks
In this latest EX MACHINA volume, a new masked adventurer is thrilling New York City but threatens to derail the upcoming Republican National Convention–and the political future of superhero-turned-mayor Mitchell Hundred hangs in the balance. This new collection of the Eisner Award-winning series features issues #35-39 and the EX MACHINA HALLOWEEN SPECIAL. If you’re up on the current political climate in the US then you should be reading Ex Machina, it manages to wrap real world stories into a fantastically original superhero story, give it a read.
That’s it for this week what are you guys picking up?