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The Comic Lounge's Pick of the Week (10/30)


 We have an insane amount of picks for you guys this week. Especially now that we've added 2 new writers, expect an even more diverse batch of picks. Hope you guys enjoy!

RYAN'S PICKS

JOKER KILLER SMILE #1

Lemire + Sorrentino on a Joker book.... You better fucking believe it's gonna be a masterpiece. This is one of 2 books Lemire is doing for DC's Black Label and this seems like a match made in heaven.  I can't wait to see his take on the Clown Prince of Crime.

Here's the solicit:

Everyone knows The Joker doesn't have the most promising history with psychotherapists. In fact, no one's even been able to diagnose him. But that doesn't matter to the confident, world-beating Dr. Ben Arnell; he's going to be the one to unravel this unknowable mind. There's no way The Joker could ever get through the therapeutic walls Ben has built around himself. Right? There's no way The Joker's been entering his house at night...right? There's no way The Joker has stood over his son's bed, and put that book in his hands, the one with the, the, the...   The Eisner-nominated creative team of Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino (GREEN ARROW, Gideon Falls) reunite for a psychological horror story where nothing is as it seems, your eyes can't be trusted and Mr. Smiles is waiting behind the basement door.

LAST GOD #1

The fantasy book I've been waiting for. Ever since I did the interview with writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson, I have eagerly been awaiting this book. It's not only got exactly what I'm looking for in a dark fantasy book, but the art is absolutely breathtaking.

Here's the solicit:

THE LAST GOD tells the story of two fellowships of heroes struggling with the same threat...30 years apart. One group will doom their world, the other must save it. Thirty years ago, a band of heroes traveled beyond the borders of creation and killed the last living god, saving the realm of Cain Anuun from an apocalyptic army of the undead. The legendary companions became the rulers of their world and ushered in a new era of peace and prosperity. But it did not last. Now the foul legions of the Last God march once more, laying waste to all of Cain Anuun and revealing that the aging fellowship may not be the great heroes they claim to be. With the world burning down around them, a new group of unlikely champions must band together and accomplish what no other has done: kill the Last God, once and for all.

HELLBOY & BPRD LONG NIGHT AT GOLOSKI STATION

Two weeks in a row with ne Hellboy????? What a gift! I can't get enough Hellboy in my life, and these one off stories are always some of my favorites. Plus it promises a demon battle? This is the perfect book to read on Halloween.

Here's the solicit:

A quiet night at a rundown Russian train station turns into an all-out demon battle for Hellboy when three sinister interlopers pass through.

SHAH'S PICKS