A Comic Shop – Samurai Jack Vs The CSA


Aaron Haaland of A Comic Shop in Florida writes;

Hey Fandom! I'm back with another week of New Comics Now. Image rocked the week, DC had a strong Forever Evil tie-in, Samurai Jack is back, and Marvel had a few things I'm enjoying.

Straight out of the Image Expo we got two new first issues, Pretty Deadly and Velvet. Pretty Deadly was beautiful, Emma's art is perfect for this atmospheric period piece. It's a western with magic and horror, and both a female protagonist and antagonist. Velvet is Bru's new book with a Captain America alumni on art. They do something well within their wheelhouse, spy espionage action and it definitely works. We also got two second issues. Rat Queens continued the fantasy-action-humor mix. And Sex Criminals kept on being a real account of sex, not romanticized or trivialized, mixed with superpowers and crime is coming.

Geoff Johns' Justice League #24 was pure evil fun. We got the origin of Ultraman, his confrontation with the Daily Planet, and a fight worth watching. I enjoyed the hell out of it. Justice League Dark was good for me, I love Constantine, but didn't really feel like a big building block for Forever Evil. So don't get it just because it's a tie-in, get it if you want a lot of Constantine. Teen Titans dropped the Forever Evil banner off the cover, even though it's been promoted as a tie-in. That's cool because I read it and it really had nothing to do with the crossover, I also didn't care for it. Red Lanterns I totally loved. Soule needs to stay on this book a long time, his Guy Gardner has really come into his own. I can't wait for the finale of Lights Out and the Reds running 2814! Guy's always wanted to be the lantern of Sector 2814!

Marvel didn't have anything new to talk about this week, but how about those NYCC announcements? I am so ready for that Black Widow book! I mention how I'm enjoying Battle of the Atom, Young Avengers, and Uncanny Avengers which are all near the ends of their current arcs.

Finally, Samurai Jack is back and it was awesome. This is the book Jim Zub was born to write. If you were ever a fan of the show, check it out.

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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