Saga 1Fanboy Comics Contributor Jason Enright brings you his top comic book picks for the week.

 


Saga #1
by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Well, folks, Brian K. Vaughan has done it again. Saga is awesome. This book has wonderfully thought out characters, an emotionally charged plot, and is really funny. Fiona Staples' art is amazing. She uses simple, elegant character designs, and packs the book with a wide range of emotions that always ring true. Her characters are incredibly expressive, and her pacing is wonderful. I don’t want to say anything about the plot, because it just needs to be experienced. What stands out most about Saga though is that BKV doesn’t pull any punches. He is creating a strange sci-fi world with fantasy magic where weird demon creatures cavort with strange robot princes, and it all works. Somehow, through the use of his clever dialogue and smart plotting, he just makes it all fit together. Do not miss this book; we’re going to be talking about it for years to come.

The Flash New 5252 Catch Up is a series devoted to looking at issues from DC's New 52 and seeing how they're faring now that they're underway, why they're worth reading (or not), and places we hope they will go in time.

 

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A police forensics scientist was once struck by lightning, allowing him to now become the fastest man alive by tapping into the Speed Force.  He uses his scientific knowledge to better understand his powers, as well as utilizing his new gifts to fight crime in the Gem Cities.  Most of the time, he’s the quiet, seemingly shy Barry Allen, but when he’s needed, he becomes...The Flash!

 

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Kirstie Alley GCB MTBy Michael Fitzgerald Troy



This week sees the airing of ABC's Desperate replacement, GCB, where Real Housewives meets Dallas in this over-the-top, campy dramedy. It's good. It's not great. I like it. I don't love it. It shows great potential with good talent, acting, writing, and concept. I do feel a little duped, as I was initially just filling the void left by Pan Am's emergency landing. But, I'm not made out of gold lamé. I was willing to give these Southern Drag Queens a chance.

 

Bunny in the MoonNot being a comic reader prior to reading Bunny in the Moon by Tara McPherson, this was certainly a good place for me personally to start. It was pretty art, with no specific story to follow, and a super easy and enjoyable read! It was right up my alley with colorful and feminine art. Bunny in the Moon is a perfect place to start, if you are looking to get into comics.



Silent HouseBy Michael Fitzgerald Troy

First, let it be said that I absolutely love horror movies and will watch any of them regardless of how good or bad they may be. Although, the current trend of horror movies is usually bad, I am terrified to say. Is it really that hard to scare any more? Startling someone sitting in their car by banging on their window isn't exactly the stuff of nightmares. Give me something that will keep me awake for a week for the love of The Exorcist!

 

Star Wars JediI was never really one to get too much into the Star Wars comics, which is strange considering my obsession with both ¨The Wars¨ and comic books. You'd think it would be a natural fit, right? They just never really grabbed me like I'd hope they would. But, in an age of prequels and Old Republic, the universe has grown immensely, and the comic books have been exploring these times in the Star Wars universe. Say what you will about The Phantom Menace, but don't tell me Qui-Gon Jinn wasn't awesome. He and Darth Maul are what made that movie for me, and I had always wanted to know more about this mysterious Jedi.


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AfrikaAfrika, the newly translated comic by the Belgian artist Hermann, is a lush story of obsession, set (unsurprisingly) in Africa. There poachers, governments, and nature herself come into conflict with one man.

 

Spider-Man with ReviewUltimate Catch Up is an offshoot of 52 Catch Up and is devoted to looking at issues from the newest volume of comics set in the Marvel Ultimate universe, examining what makes them worth reading (or not) and which places we hope they will go in time.

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Months before Peter Parker was killed, Miles Morales was bitten by a genetically altered spider and developed spider-powers.  In order to honor Peter, Miles dons a costume and becomes the new Spider-Man.


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Green Lantern New Guard52 Catch Up is a series devoted to looking at issues from DC's New 52 and seeing how they're faring now that they're underway, why they're worth reading (or not), and places we hope they will go in time.

 

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Members of the 7 emotional spectrum teams must band together to protect the universe against a threat never before seen.  Due to the conflicting nature of the individuals and their respective organizations, the group has a hard time working together despite their mutual goals; however, due to the special relationship that Kyle Rayner has with his power ring and the old Guardians of Oa, only he can find a way to lead the group and form them into the New Guardians of the universe.

 

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sa cover finalFanboy Comics is proud to announce the release of Something Animal, its first graphic novel!  Something Animal is a dark, psychological thriller that pulls the vampire myth back into the shadows where it belongs.


In the following interview, Something Animal artist Robert Burrows talks about the trials and tribulations of making his first hand-painted graphic novel. 


 



Something Animal is NOW AVAILABLE for purchase on the Fanboy Comics website!







Stay tuned for more updates on Facebook, Twitter (@SomethingAnimal), and the Fanboy Comics website! 

 

 

 

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