DC Universe Presents #9: Savage
by James Robinson and Bernard Chang
This book is awesome. Vandal Savage is quickly becoming my new favorite DC character. He is great in Demon Knights, and now, in this book, we get to see what he’s been up to in the modern DCU. On top of this cool reintroduction of Vandal Savage, this title offers us a new female heroine, FBI profiler Kassidy Sage. Robinson does a great job keeping the pace up in a book that is mostly just a discussion between two characters. The tension between them is great, and when the action starts, it is beautifully rendered by Bernard Chang. If you’re a fan of Vandal Savage or if you like tense dramas like Silence of the Lambs, you don’t want to miss Savage.
by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Not enough good stuff can be said about Saga. This book is unlike anything you will read at a comic store, yet, at the same time, the characters feel incredibly real and relatable, even if they are teenage ghosts or robotic, TV-headed royalty. Brian K. Vaughan makes you fall in love with his characters the moment they open their mouths. Fiona Staples’ art jumps right off the page. She gives us amazingly expressive characters, great colors, and truly unique character designs. Saga is selling out everywhere, so make sure you grab a copy before they’re all gone. Also, make sure you read the letter section in the back; Vaughan is hilarious in his responses, and it is well worth the page space.