Angel & Faith Season 10 #1, Inhuman #1 + Veil #2
Meh… Looks like a kinda crap comic book week. (Insert fart noise here.) But even if that’s the case, I think there’s still a few books worth checking out.
Certainly you know by now how much I absolutely loved the Angel & Faith Season 9 comic. (If you don’t, then this is your first visit… Welcome!) Writer Victor Gischler and artist Will Conrad take over for A&F Season 10– and they both have huge shoes to fill. I’m thinking this new season can’t be anywhere near as good as the work Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs created for Season Nine… But I’m still hoping I’ll, at the very least, sorta like it. I guess we’ll all find out this week.
Reading comics in the 90s was a weird time for me as a fan. My once favorite Marvel Comics started sucking hard, I aligned myself with DC more and more… And then came Image Comics– the publisher I ended up gravitating towards more than any other. In the latter part of the decade, artist Joe Madureira left Marvel… Becoming one of the people behind the Cliffhanger imprint at Image– creating a little comic called Battle Chasers. In true Image fashion at the time, the book was rarely ever on time. But it was worth the wait for me, since Madureira was then my favorite comic book artist. Since that series, he’s returned to Marvel and offered up some fairly worthless work on some very bad comics. (When a joke of a writer like Jeph Loeb is usually writing your scripts, how can you expect your books to be any good?)
Anyway, this is all my very long way of saying I’ll be checking out Inhuman #1. I’m assuming the comic is maybe about the Inhumans (Medusa is on the cover)– but it really doesn’t matter. The great Joe Madureira is on art and hit-and-miss writer Charles Soule (who I believe is currently writing like 37 comics if I’m not mistaken) is joining him– so I figure, “Why the fuck not pick it up?” If nothing else, it’ll be a pretty picture book to flip through… And we all need one of those now and then.
Despite what some mind-boggling positive reviews screamed at us last month, Veil #1 by Greg Rucka was the most underwhelming comic the man has ever written. But it is a mini-series, so I’m willing to stick with. I just hope the story starts picking up– a lot. Me dropping a Greg Rucka comic is something that’s NEVER supposed happen. Then again, I guess there’s a first time for everything… Right?