I've only just got back into comics, so I can't get excited about continuing a favourite series but I can tell you what has been catching my eye this week! It's nice to spot Silk, the Marvel Superhero back on the list again and even Jessica Jones makes an appearance. However I'm not actually one for following Superhero stories, as there are far too many, so I'm happy to see new series from Image and Action Lab!
GOD COUNTRY #1
Emmet Quinlan, an old widower rattled by dementia, isn’t just a problem for his children—his violent outbursts are more than the local cops can handle. When a tornado levels his home—as well as the surrounding West Texas town—a restored Quinlan rises from the wreckage. The enchanted sword at the eye of the storm gives him more than a sound mind and body, however.
He’s now the only man who can face the otherworldly creatures the sword has drawn down to the Lone Star State…
If the cover art is anything to go by this should be a beautiful, is somewhat strange, series. I try nearly anything Image throws out so I'll definitely pick this up. According to Entertainment Weekly this series is a mix of American Gods and Southern Bastards, so this is likely to be a huge hit (or a total failure).
JESSICA JONES #4
Jessica Jones latest case has revealed a new hidden evil in the Marvel Universe. An evil so terrifying she was willing to rip her family apart to save them from it. But was the sacrifice enough? Another all-new blistering chapter of Marvel’s premier detective.
Wait, Jessica Jones is back? I have to start this series ASAP but I haven't actually read her other series (yet!), just watched the Netflix show. JEEEEESSSICAAAAAAAAAA!
PUBLISHER: ACTION LAB
In the town of Boston, a witch-hunter lurks among the shadows, but this witch-hunter is like none you've ever seen. She is Lila, a 17th century soul that has been transported into present time and into the body of a life size, ball jointed doll, created by a couple of MIT students trying to use technology and a 3D printer to create the perfect women.
It's a comic about a ball jointed witch hunter. This is either going to be wonderful or wonderfully shit, either way I'm going to be entertained. Action Lab don't make the best comics (sorry guys) but they certainly are unique. This actually won 27 THOUSAND DOLLARS (!!!) with a Kickstarter compaign, as opposed to the $6.5k that they asked for, so it's probably worth picking up just to see what all the fuss is about.
PUBLISHER: RED 5
The Rift tells the story of a single mother and her son whose lives change forever after witnessing a WWII fighter pilot from 1941 crash land in present-day Kansas. They find themselves drawn into the work of Section 47, a secret government organization responsible for responding to Rifts that open in space and time.
This comic was presented by Jeremy Renner (whatever that means) and Red 5 really, really want you to know that, despite him having seemingly no other input whatsoever. However this is Red 5's best cover to date and the plot grabs my attention, so I'd like to see where this one goes.
Coming up next week: Manifest Destiny hits it's 25th issue, Captain Marvel is back and a wizard has appeared in New York City...