The August comic book solicitations have escaped into the wild, and we at The Weekly Crisis have gone hunting. We've tracked down some of the best, worst, and coolest things that will be hitting stands come the last month of summer so t...
The August comic book solicitations have escaped into the wild, and we at The Weekly Crisis have gone hunting. We've tracked down some of the best, worst, and coolest things that will be hitting stands come the last month of summer so that you don't have to. So hit the jump to get a glimpse of your potential comic book future!
Best Things in August
American Vampire continues to be on hiatus, which is the bad news, but this month sees an anthology that features not only Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque, but a whole slew of amazing creators. I'd love to give you more than a simple laundry list of who will be working on the book, but when that list includes Jeff Lemire, Greg Rucka, Gail Simone, Gabriel Ba, Fabio Moon, Becky Cloonan, Francesco Francavilla, Declan Shalvey, and others it's hard to avoid. This book is should be all kinds of fun, and even though I'm not the biggest fan of DC's 80 page comic prices, I'll probably be making an exception to snag myself a copy of it.
Nic Klein Finds a New Home
Nic Klein has been killing things with his phenomenal art on Winter Soldier with Jason Latour, but with that book ending in June, Klein's name was conspicuously absent from Marvel's July solicitations (beyond covers for Secret Avengers and the Winter Soldier trade collection, neither of which really count in my opinion). Thankfully, Marvel is transplanting him to Jason Aaron's Thor: God of Thunder with issue #12. I understand that the series is already awesome, so Klein's arrival should only make things better. And while Latour remains without a Marvel title, his artistry can still be found in the pages of Vertigo's Django Unchained comic book adaptation, which sees another issue this month, all is not lost.
Worst Things in August
The Crossover We Deserve?
DC has answered the prayers of fans everywhere I don't even know who and is launching a DC - Masters of the Universe crossover. What the heck is going on here? I can't imagine that anyone has been clamouring for this book. I mean, what do DC's heroes and He-Man have to do with each other? Beyond wearing questions costumes, that is. And as much as I like what I've seen of Dexter Soy, neither he nor Keith Giffen can really be qualified as any of DC's heavy hitters. So while it remains a mystery as to why DC wants to make this happen, it seems pretty clear that it's going to be dead on arrival.
Coolest Things in August
Comic Book Side Scrollers
Sina Grace and Daniel Freedman will be dropping Burn the Orphanage: Born to Lose #1 on an unsuspecting world, and while there's still a lot of unanswered questions surrounding this book, the fact that its aiming to recapture the era of side-scrolling brawler video games is already enough to grab my attention. This book looks like it could be a fistful of fun, and I can't wait to give it a look.
Jeff Lemire is a top flight talent. He's writing some of DC's best books right now, and he's more than proven he's just as skilled an artist with his work on books like The Underwater Welder and Sweet Tooth. August sees him start up his newest series, an 8-issue book titled Trillium featuring a love story between two lovers who are separated by nearly two thousand years. What more, their love is going to lead to the end of reality itself. If that's not one of the highest concepts you've encountered, I don't know what to tell you. This book is going to be amazing, and you should already be getting excited for it. I know I am.
Best Things in August
Matt Kindt Double Dosage
There are few books being printed today that give you such a deep and engrossing story like Matt Kindt's MIND MGMT. In August we will be lucky to get the second collected edition and continue