Thursday, July 11, 2013

It's been awhile since I've done a post like this.  I just haven't had the chance to buy as many books in a single week.  But yesterday, four books caught my eye, and they are...

Walking Dead #112

Writer: Robert Kirkman; Artist: Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn
First off, I don't get the solicitation of this issue.  The story must have changed, because in the solicitation it reads "Carl and Andrea are faced with the unthinkable."  That has nothing to do with the story.  What it does have though is a marked turn in the story that will have serious repercussions in the next issue.  With Negan and a small band of his Saviors visiting the Community, Rick decides to take a preemptive strike on Negan with disastrous consequences.  Love it and can't wait to read next month!

Action Comics #22
Writer: Scott Lobdell; Artist: Tyler Kirkham, Batt
This actually came out the week of July 3rd, but I had to pick it up because I actually own the original cover art for this issue.  But again, the solicitation for this issue reads "A group of warriors from space come to Earth in search of their new king—and they’ve set their sites on Superman to lead them!" which doesn't really match the story.  It does introduce alien warriors, however it's not known from this issue what exactly it is that they want.  I did not like this issue, the writing, especially the dialogue is so poor and uncharacteristic of many of the characters.  I would say skip it.

Sheltered #1

Writer: Ed Brisson; Artist: Johnnie Christmas
What attracted me to the story is the concept which is "A PRE-APOCALYPTIC TALE OF SURVIVAL AT ANY COST.The men and women of Safe Haven have been preparing for any-and-all end of world scenarios for years. However, their bunkers, weapons and training can't save them from the one threat they never could have expected: Their own children."  Overall, I enjoyed this new series.  The only thing is that I wish they would have given more of a back story to the characters first before letting the sh*t hit the fan.  Give this a try though, you shouldn't be disappointed.

Ghosted #1

Writer: Joshua Williamson; Artist: Goran Sudzuka
A tale of a master thief broken out of jail to catch a ghost.  That's right a ghost!  I love the premise and the way his team is assembled and the whole look of the house.  It reminds me of horror films like The Haunting or 13th Ghosts which I both enjoyed.  I really like the first issue and look forward to more.  I highly recommend you give this book a chance.

Have you read any good comic books this week?

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