5.02.12 Releases

Dude, what’s going on? It seems like another dud week, with the only definite purchase being the new Yoshihiro Tatsumi book Fallen Words (Drawn & Quarterly). I never read any of the former incarnations of the book, but X-O Manowar #1 (Valiant) looks interesting, with the return of the much maligned publisher, 40 pages for $3.99 including a teaser of an impending Harbinger book, and the solid creative team of Robert Venditti and Cary Nord. I find Venditti a little overrated, but if nothing else, it’ll look purdy under the hands of Nord, whose work I enjoyed on the Kurt Busiek Conan run. Brian Wood’s got the last issue of this mini-series out, with Wolverine & The X-Men: Alpha & Omega #5 (Marvel). Moving along, 30 Days of Night #7 (IDW) is notable for me because Chris Mitten is doing interior art, and that’s always worth a look. The bulk of my genuine interest seems to be at Image Comics. I’ll give interested flips to Mind The Gap #1 (Image) from Jim McCann, Rodin Esquejo, and colorist Sonia Oback (whose work I enjoyed on a past run of X-Force), Epic Kill #1 (Image) by promising looking newcomer (I think) Raffaele Ienco, and Supreme #64 (Image) with story and art by Erik Larsen, because, I guess these are now all new stories(?). I never got into Savage Dragon or was a huge Larsen fan, I think I read a few Alan Moore penned issues dredged out of quarter bins back in the day, and don’t know much else, so who knows if this one will pass the casual flip test. I’ll also give some of the second round of New 52 books a flip, including Dial H #1 (DC) from China Mieville, Earth 2 #1 (DC) which is about, uhh, something, and World’s Finest #1 (DC), with Power Girl, Huntress, and hopefully some decent art with George Perez and Kevin Maguire aboard.


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