Mind the Gap #2
by Jim McCann, Rodin Esquejo, and Sonia Oback
Jim McCann continues to weave his awesome, little mystery called Mind the Gap. This book is great and unlike anything else on the shelf. It’s a cerebral character drama that slowly unfolds with each page turn. McCann makes sure to keep things exciting with mysterious hooded assassins and explosions, but the best part of this book continues to be the characters he’s building and the webs of intrigue that interconnect them. Esquejo and Oback really knock it out of the park on this book. Esquejo captures the subtlest of emotions in his detailed character work, and the way they visualize and render the “ghost world” is outstanding. If you are not reading Mind the Gap, make sure you pick up Issues 1 and 2. It’s going to be an awesome ride.
Star Trek #10
by Mike Johnson and Stephen Molnar
Star Trek is one of the coolest comics on the shelf right now. Every two issues, writer Mike Johnson takes an original Star Trek episode and shows us how the new crew, from the JJ Abrams reboot, would tackle the crisis from that episode. What’s cool about it is, whether you are a huge Trek fan who knows every detail about every episode or you are like me and never really liked Star Trek until the reboot, every issue is chock full of adventure, excitement, and cool science fiction nerdery. (I know that’s not a word). Molnar really kills it on the art, capturing the look of the movies, but giving the book his own style. Make sure you add Star Trek to your list of comics to pick up this week.