8.28.2015

9.02.15 [#PicksOfTheWeek]

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The book of the week is an easy selection when we have Greg Rucka and Michael Lark delivering Lazarus #19 (Image). Lazarus takes a little something called “selective amplification of the observed present” and extrapolates all of our current social paranoia around the distribution of wealth and dwindling resources to its terrifying set of conclusions. Throw in rapidly advancing bio-engineering and families functioning as consolidated Organized Crime Corporations and you have one of the best books of the year, and probably even a contender for the decade, with its balance of prescience, relevance, and outright coolness.

I’ll also be checking out the following titles, sort of ranked by descending level of interest.

We Stand On Guard #3 (Image)
The Dying & The Dead #3 (Image)
Tales of Honor: Bred To Kill #2 (Image/Top Cow)
Casanova: Acedia #4 (Image)
Plutona #1 (Image)
Miracleman By Gaiman & Buckingham #1 (Marvel)
Mockingbird: SHIELD 50th Anniversary #1 (Marvel)

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