Jeremy Schmidt, Fanbase Press Contributor

Jeremy Schmidt, Fanbase Press Contributor

It’s time to buckle your sheath, boys and girls, because The Last Siege is hilt deep into solving one heck of a bloody mystery. Who is this wandering nomad from the east, and what could he possibly want? Is he in it for revenge? Is he in it for honor? Well, as we trudge forth into the first series arc, we are now that much closer to uncovering a truth that is getting juicier with every stab made into a fighting human torso.

The creators of Leviathan are absolutely right: Pop culture needs more kaiju presence. John Layman and Nick Pitarra have set forth on a mission to bring us a campy, little piece of delightful disaster porn. It’s a Godzilla story that has been inflicted with a case of the sillies. Everything from the plot to the art style will have you cringe-laughing. This is like Mars Attacks! for kaiju fans.

Who doesn’t love Sonic the Hedgehog? He’s blue. He’s fast. He’s not Mario!

IDW is doing the proverbial “Lord’s work” by bringing us these previously unavailable Disney stories with a brand new translation from their original Italian. Each issue of Walt Disney Showcase collects two different stories from one Disney mascot with each story handled by a different creative team. In the first three issues, we palled around with Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, and The Beagle Boys. Issue number four drops hard with two Goofy-filled stories that are weirder than anything you can imagine.

Now, in its third series arc, Royal City remains to be one of the most personal and emotionally honest books currently running. One should expect nothing less from Jeff Lemire, whose contributions to the medium of comic books, especially those entries published by Image Comics, could each be classified as an industry masterpiece. As brilliant as his other works may be (particularly Essex County), Royal City stands among them as his most flavorful.

StarCraft: Scavengers has the kind of universal appeal that could potentially reach both devoted fans of the beloved video game and newcomers alike. The handlers of this comic book adaptation are a formative creative powerhouse: Jody Houser (writer), Gabriel Guzmán (art), and Sandra Molina (color). StarCraft: Scavengers is published by Dark Horse and chronicles a brand new story in close partnership with Blizzard Entertainment, the company who developed this already popularized expansive universe.

Sitting at about 122 pages, The Beef collects the first five issues of a bold and brutal indictment of the meat packing industry. The book is written by a juicy slab of creatives; Tyler Shainline and Richard Starkings write, while Shaky Kane delivers those lean visuals. It is published by Image Comics and boy, oh boy, this greasy tale is disgusting.

God Complex is a neo-noir mystery that plays fast and loose with a blend of sci-fi elements and a complex dive into Greek mythology. Bryan Lie is credited as the creator and designer on the book, though it’s written by Paul Jenkins and illustrated by Hendry Prasetya. The first volume aptly titled Vol. 1: Dogma just released, and it collects the first six issues of God Complex with your typical concept art back pages.

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