The groundhog saw no shadow, forecasting a light week of books for this first full week of February. Thus it is our public service to recommend these gems.
Josh Flanagan says try:
By Andy Diggle & Jock
Sometimes two creators were meant for one another, and such is very much the case with writer Andy Diggle and artist Jock. They make each other better, and both shine more brightly when working with one another. This is the Losers team reunion, with a creator owned piece being released from Image Comics, after already being serialized in the UK. I don’t know what it’s about, and I don’t care, because I saw the names on the cover. Sign me up.
Conor Kilpatrick says try:
By Garth Ennis & Craig Cermak
Garth Ennis doing a hard crime story set in New York City’s drug war? Yes, please.
Paul Montgomery says try:
Dia De Los Muertos #Uno
By Riley Rossmo, Alex Link, Nick Johnson, Christopher E. Long, Jean-Paul Csuka, Dirk Manning, & Megan Wilson
I think my fascination with the Day of the Dead began with LucasArt’s Grim Fandango back in 1998. I’d certainly seen those skull heads before, but I probably just considered it a mere extension of Halloween. It’s a lot more than that, of course. Much more than a holiday created by the marketing people at Hot Topic or something Tim Burton doodled on a cocktail napkin during the production of Ed Wood. It’s a rich, cultural touchstone. A celebration of every link along the mortal coil. I’m eager to see what bones the fantastic artist Riley Rossmo and his team of writers unearth and catalog with this anthology.