The Comic Lounge Picks of the Week (5/22)

Updated: Jan 24


WOW!!! Last week was such a great week in comics. Jason Aaron continues to show why his Thor run will go down as one oft he greatest runs in the history of comics. WAR OF THE REALMS has been the best event series in years. I'm just saying, I think it's better than CIVIL WAR. Even with all of it's tie-ins, which have also been really good. This isn't a series you should miss. Ok enough about WOTR. Something else crazy happened in the world of geekdom this week, Robert Pattinson was cast as Batman in Matt Reeves "The Batman". After thinking about this over the last few days, I'm holding judgement until I see a trailer. Many of us were outraged when Ledger was cast as Joker, look how that turned out. So let's keep our fingers crossed guys.

Ok back to comics, there's a ton of great books coming out, here are just a few that are recommended reading.

FLASH #71

Last issue saw the beginning of "Flash Year One", it was everything a Flash fan could hope for. Williamson and Porter are expanding on the origin we all know and adding layers that make it fresh and new. I can't say enough how much I love Williamson on FLASH. He continues to show his deep love for the character and mythos with each issue. You don't want to miss the next chapter in this essential story.

Here's the solicit:

"The Flash Year One" continues! Barry Allen struggles to control his powers as he experiments with his newfound abilities. When one of his tests lands him in a mess, he'll come face to face with his first villains!

ACTION COMICS #1011

Bendis' run has been nothing short of amazing. Ever since he took over the Superman line of books, ACTION COMICS has been the perfect blend of action and great characterization. With this latest arc he's teamed up with Steve Epting, who by the way is the perfect artist to illustrate this story, as we lead up to EVENT LEVIATHAN. If you plan on picking up that book,than this story arc is essential reading. This is a spy book set in the world of Superman, what more could you ask for.

Here's the solicit:

Leviathan wins! After the destruction of anyone and everyone who could stand in its way-from Lois Lane's military father, Sam Lane, to agencies such as Spyral and Checkmate-the newly reorganized and amped-up evil organization stands ready to topple even the Man of Steel! With a shocking conclusion that'll affect the entire DC Universe over the summer, don't miss the epic and unexpected conclusion to "Leviathan Rising."

ROAD OF BONES #1

Having already read this book, I can assure you that this is definitely worth checking out. The story is perfect for fans of horror and stories centered in semi fictional settings. The story and art are both phenomenal. If you haven't heard of Douek or Cormack before, by the end of this issue you'll be fans of their work.

Here's the solicit:

In 1953, the Siberian Gulag of Kolyma is hell on Earth-which is why Roman Morozov leaps at the chance to escape it. But even if they make it out, Roman and his fellow escapees still have hundreds of miles of frozen tundra between them and freedom. With the help of a mysterious being straight out of his childhood fairy tale stories, Roman just might make it-or is the being simply a manifestation of his brutal circumstances driving him insane? From writer Rich Douek (Gutter Magic) and artist Alex Cormack (Sink), Road of Bones will carve a path of unrelenting dread right into your heart. Horror, history, and Russian folklore collide in this brutal survival tale, where the worst prison in the world is merely the gateway to even darker horrors.

DRAWING BLOOD: SPILLED INK #1

New Kevin Eastman, SOLD! I have been anticipating this series ever since Kevin and I spoke about it a few months back. This is a semi-autobiographical story about an artist that creates a highly successful book that become a worldwide phenomenon. Sound familiar? This book marks a return to self publishing for Eastman and is sure to be a great read. This is a must read for TMNT and Eastman fans around the world. You don't want to miss this book.

Here's the solicit:

Kevin Eastman (TMNT) returns to independent comics with a new creation: an inside look at the turbulent life and times of a once-successful cartoonist on the skids, Shane "Books" Bookman. Once upon a time, Books co-created The Radically Rearranged Ronin Ragdolls: a gritty, funny indie comic that became a billion dollar global franchise. Now, years later, the partnership dissolved, the corporate buy-out all spent, Books is struggling to recover from the hit-and-run driver called early success... and looking for the will and the joy to create something new again. Co-created by Kevin Eastman and David Avallone (Elvira, Bettie Page).

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