Here are my top comics for the week. If you haven’t read any of them yet….. get on it!
Orchid issue 6 by Tom Morello. Dark Horse Comics.
With the rebel leader’s imminent execution forcing their hand, Orchid and Simon—with a few new allies in tow—must act now or see one of their last symbols of hope destroyed. But attempting to liberate anyone from dictator Tomo Wolfe’s clutches may be the bold act that gets them all killed.
Awesome story! This is one that I look foreword to every month. To get up to speed on this title Dark Horse will be releasing a trade paperback in July that will contain the first 4 issues of the series. This is a must read!
Ragemoor issue 1 by Jan Strnad. Dark Horse Comics.
Ragemoor! A living castle, nurtured on pagan blood, harborer to deadly monsters! A fortress possessed of its own will and ability to change itself, with the power to add and destroy rooms and to grow without the help of any human hand. Its owner is mad with jealously, its servants aren’t human, and its secret’s horrific!
* From the creators of Mutant World!
* A gothic nightmare à la Poe and Lovecraft!
“Richard Corben and Jan Strnad are like the Jack Kirby and Stan Lee of post-EC monster comics, responsible for classics like The Last Voyage of Sindbad and Mutant World. To see the two of them back together and a project like this is just exciting as hell.” —Mike Mignola (Hellboy, B.P.R.D.)
An Mr. Mignola couldn’t have said it better. Great story with beautiful art. Creepy as hell and can’t wait to read the rest.
Dark Horse Presents issue 10. Dark Horse Comics.
Evan Dorkin is unleashed in House of Fun, and Steve Niles weaves another web of paranormal intrigue in Criminal Macabre: They Fight by Night. Three brothers in a grim, postwar England of the future are given experimental suits that could make them the saviors of mankind-—that is, if they can ever get past their obsessions with film, violent video games, and porn in Colin Lorimer’s UXB!
Brian Wood’s The Massive finishes up, Carla Speed McNeil begins an epic new arc of Finder: Third World, Al Gordon and Thomas Yeates’s centennial celebration of Tarzan concludes, and a new prose story by Andrew Vachss with illustrations by Geof Darrow!!
Reason for this pick is simple CRIMINAL MACABRE baby! Yep gotta love Cal and Mo’loch. Funny as hell! The other stories in the issue are good too.
Alabaster Wolves by Caitlin R. Kiernan issue 1. Dark Horse Comics.
International Horror Guild Award-winning author Caitlín R. Kiernan brings one of her most enduring and popular creations to comics!
For nearly as long as she can remember, Dancy Flammarion has fought monsters, cutting a bloody swath through the demons and dark things of the world, aimed like a weapon by forces beyond her control or questioning.
• A new comics series by Caitlín R. Kiernan with art by Steve Lieber.
This is the first thing I have read by the author and it is pretty good. Not sure how it stacks up with her novels, but I am willing to give her a try.
Smoke and Mirrors issue 2. IDW Publishing.
ENTER THE WORLD OF MAGIC! With just his slight-of hand skills, stage magician Terry Ward finds himself in a world he didn’t make—a world where sorcery is real! When he befriends a kid from this world, will danger come calling? You bet it will!
This is an interesting little series. In the future everyone has magical abilities and use them for mundane living. Enter an illusionist from who knows where yet to teach his skills to a young apprentice. No this isn’t a Star Wars you goofs! The story gives you enough information about the characters and leaves you wanting to read more. Plus as a bonus there is a magic trick included with each issue!
Hellraiser Annual issue 1. BOOM! Studios.
The secrets of the Cenobite War revealed! The first year of Clive Barker’s long-awaited return to Hellraiser has been full of jaw-dropping events and new characters, forever changing the landscape of the classic horror universe. Now, only in this annual, learn the shocking secrets behind those seismic shocks to the Cenobites, the Cottons, and the hierarchy of Hell! This all new story will give clues to future storylines, so no Hellraiser fan can miss it!
Never read Hellbound Heart and only saw the first movie, but I am more and more intrigued by the Hellraiser mythology. This annual gives you a little backstory on Elliott Spencer aka Pinhead. Also it ties the movie storyline into the comic so that we can see some favorite cenobites origins.
Lord of the Jungle issue 3. Dynamite Entertainment.
Panthers, crocodiles, snakes, pirates… Jane Porter and her fellow castaways have been through a lot since they were stranded in the African jungle. But now they face an even greater threat – the vicious troop of apes who killed Lord Greystoke over twenty years ago. All the while, “White Skin”, a mysterious wild man, lurks just out of sight. Whether he is a friend or an enemy remains to be seen. And what is his connection to the seaside cabin Jane and her companions have come to call home? Find out in Lord of the Jungle #3: The Call of the Primitive!
I LOVE Edgar Rice Burroughs and Lord of the Jungle is a great adaptation of the Tarzan stories. Go get em jungle man!
There are a bunch more great comics that were released, but I can’t list them all. All of our comic inventory can be found in our eBay store.