Light Week? Try G.I. JOE: COBRA FILES #1, BATMAN: LI’L GOTHAM #1, & MIND MGMT, VOL. 1

“Mallory, comics is the silver bullet. Comics is everything. We don’t need little changes, we need gigantic, monumental changes. Comic shops should be palaces. The competition for the best creators should be fierce. They should be making six-figure salaries. Comic shops should be incredibly expensive for government and absolutely free of charge to its citizens, just like national defense. That’s my position. I just haven’t figured out how to do it yet.”

Josh Flanagan says try…

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G.I. Joe: Cobra Files #1

By Mike Costa and Antonio Fuso

Costa and Fuso will be doing this story until they die, and I’m fine with that, regardless of how many times IDW renames and renumbers it, like a network drama that can’t land a final time slot. The story that these creators started , and its unexpected excellence carries on, and like the threat of Cobra itself, no one can stamp it out. If you’ve been following along, or lost the thread, this is where it’s popping up next. Carry on, soldier.

 

Conor Kilpatrick says try…

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Batman: Li’l Gotham #1

 

By Dustin Nguyen & Derek Fridolfs

Looking for a little fun in your comics? A fan of Skottie Young’s babies covers? Well then here’s the comic for you! A while back there was a story in Superman / Batman that was drawn by Dustin Nguyen that featured toddler versions of the DC heroes and it was wonderful. Now we’ve got a whole series in that vein! It has been appearing weekly digitally but now here it is for the first time in print!

 

Paul Montgomery says try…

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Mind MGMT, Vol. 1: The Manager

 

By Matt Kindt

My experience with Matt Kindt’s catalog is appallingly sparse. After reading his recent contributions to Vertigo’s Time Warp anthology, I’ve vowed to make amends. A heady cocktail of deep conspiracy and spoon-bending mental jousting, Mind MGMT sounds to me like Men Who Stare at Goats without Ewan McGregor’s woeful American accent. Tired of the same old stuff? Invest in some brain food.

 


Comments

  1. Anyone that hasn’t checked out Mind MgMt do yourself a favor & grab it. Great story.

  2. DaveCarr DaveCarr says:

    “I do not have an itch for Sam Seaborn!”

  3. Matt Kindt and Amanda Connors were the most genuine personality at WonderCon and it really shows that they love doing what they do. That being said, I bought Mind MGMT from Matt Kindt’s website as it comes with a sketch and I know the majority of the money will go in his pocket ($35).

    @PaulMontgomery Check out Matt Kindt’s other title 3 Story: The Secret History of the Giant Man.

  4. ilovecomics says:

    Mind mgmt and Cobra … 2 of the best books of the last few years..

    • JSAkid JSAkid says:

      I’m jumping in on Mind MGMT here and agree Cobra has been solid, the Last Laugh collection is undercover agent, intrigue, espionage at its best with G.I.Joe and Cobra taken to heights they’ve never been as characters. I love Snake Eyes and Storm Shadows run as well then the Cobra Aftermath trade is cool cause its where all the Joe/Cobra titles meet and get anyone up,to speed if your not familiar.

    • ilovecomics says:

      Ya if you can get past the not so pretty art in mind mgmt.. its pretty special and unique. Hope you like it. Ya i havent checked out snake eyes and storm shadows books but ill look for them. I read a little bit of the Dixon and Hama stuff as well.

  5. adrianrigter adrianrigter says:

    Getting Lil Gotham. Adorables.

  6. cosmo cosmo says:

    I’m reading Mind MGMT in issues and can highly recommend the series — in fact, it just might be my favorite title at the moment . . .

  7. TeleCarlos TeleCarlos says:

    Well, I now wanna read Mind mgmt. It’s not on Comixology. Wat up wit dat Matt?!?! Want some Kindt on my Kind…le!!

  8. randall4000 randall4000 says:

    I love the Cobra books. I just read 1 and 2. I’ve been trying to figure out how the rest of the Cobra/Cobra Civil War/Snake Eyes books fit together or in what order to read them. Is it just me or is it the most confusing thing ever? Any suggestions?

  9. TeleCarlos TeleCarlos says:

    Thanks Connor!