Afterlife with Archie #4, Velvet #4, Quantum and Woody – Goat #0 + Veil #1
This week sees me buying 2 titles from my Pull List– Afterlife with Archie #4 and Velvet #4… Both of which I’ve described in this column in great detail before– including telling you exactly why you should be buying/reading these books… And if you aren’t, how you’re helping to kill the independent comic industry. Haha! I am only joking about that last part… But no, you seriously are. I hope you are happy with yourselves. I have no idea how you sleep comfortably a night… Perhaps with a worthless pile of Deadpool Variants underneath your pillows– or dozens of worthless New 52 #1s (from series long since canceled) stuffed between your mattresses?
The first of two new books I’ll be giving a try this week: Quantum and Woody – Goat #0. Do I really need to get into WHY I want to read this? It’s a comic… About a goat… Quantum and Woody’s comrade Vincent Van Goat to be precise. The issues of Q&A I’ve read have all been entertaining (at the very least). And I’ll tell you this much: I would much, much rather read a comic starring a goat way more than one where Spider-Man punches women in the face.
There you go Valiant– feel free to use that last bit as a pull
goat quote on your next Quantum and Woody trade paperback.
The second new title I’ll be trying out this week? Well, that would be Veil #1 by Greg Rucka and Toni Fejzula. Honesty, at this point I see Greg Rucka’s name on a comic and my immediate Pavlovian response is to just buy the shit out of it. There aren’t too many creators who hold that sort of sway over me anymore– but Rucka still obviously does. Jeebus knows, I will most likely even buy the Cyclops comic he’s writing for Marvel… And believe me, I’m really torn up about that. On one hand, the book will be written by a writer I hold in high regard… While on the other, the same series will be published by a festering pile of shit of a comic book company who is a faint shadow of its former self. It’s a hard knock life, you know?
And here’s a quick question for all of you… Are you currently reading any comics that you feel guilty about actually paying money for? I’m just curious… We all have at least one or two, don’t we?