Light Week? Try THE SECRET HISTORY OF D.B. COOPER #1, EXILE ON THE PLANET OF THE APES #1, or X-MEN: SEASON ONE

Choose Life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a fucking big television, choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol, and dental insurance. Choose fixed interest mortgage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends. Choose leisurewear and matching luggage. Choose a three-piece suit on hire purchase in a range of fucking fabrics. Choose DIY and wondering who the fuck you are on Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing, spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing fucking junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pissing your last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, fucked up brats you spawned to replace yourselves. Choose your future. Choose life… But why would I want to do a thing like that? I chose not to choose life. I chose somethin’ else. And the reasons? There are no reasons. Who needs reasons when you’ve got comic books?

 

Ron says try…

The Secret History of D.B. Cooper #1

By Brian Churilla

There’s nothing better than an American mystery and the world of D.B. Cooper is exactly that.  Btian Churilla joins the ranks of The Sixth Gun with The Secret History of D.B. Cooper #1, a new ongoing from Oni that promises to fill in the gaps of one of the most curious stories of the late 20th century. Just who was D.B. Cooper? What was he doing on that plane? What does a talking bear have to do it with it? Who cares when you have a cover featuring J.H. Williams III.  Check out this preview of this issue that we ran back in December.

 

Josh says try…

Exile on the Planet of the Apes #1

By Corinna Bechko, Gabriel Hardman, Marc Laming, & Jordie Bellaire

The previous series by Bechko and Hardman was one of the highlights of the last few months, and this looks to continue the trend. They were having fun, and they’re not done yet. Hardman isn’t on art duties this time out, but Marc Laming looks like he can ably handle the job, assisted by colors from Bellaire who colored Betrayal of the Planet of the Apes as well. It’s kind of a sure thing.

 

Conor says try…

X-Men: Season One

By Dennis Hopeless & Jamie McKelvie

When these Season One OGNs were first announced this was the one that immediately stood out, if for no other reason than Jamie McKelvie is fantastic and I’ll buy pretty much anything he draws. But put him on the X-Men? That’s a perfect match. And put him on the first days, and best days, of the X-Men? Even more perfect. Plus, he has been teasing us with images from the book for months and it looks gorgeous. I enjoyed Fantastic Four: Season One a lot but this one should be great.

Comments

  1. Kmanifesto says:

    Josh said, “Hardman isn’t on art duties this time out, but Damien Couciero looks like he can ably handle the job,…”

    * Note – Only because I follow him on Twitter, but artist Marc Laming is the artist for this series . He has been sharing his progress on his Ape pencils/inks – they look fantastic, especially after Bellaire does her magic!

  2. wangman31888 wangman31888 says:

    DB cooper looks awesome

    • sitara119 sitara119 says:

      it does. the infamous db cooper.
      i would think this would sell pretty good just based on name recognition alone. the mysterious circumstances of his unsolved case makes this a fascinating concept.

  3. ctrosejr ctrosejr says:

    Can people jump on to the PotA bandwagon with this mini-series? I missed the previous series.

    • Kmanifesto says:

      Based on the previous series and the current previews, there should be a quick, “here is where we are” breakdown on the inside cover just after the credits.

    • diebenny diebenny says:

      I’m pretty sure this one spins directly out of the first one. I’d say grab the issues and once the trade of the first mini comes out have a rad readathon of awesome apes books.

      Yay! More Apes by people I trust to write them! <-Excited for comics

  4. Heroville Heroville says:

    Laming is gonna be an artist to watch in a bit.

  5. jackietam jackietam says:

    Is iFanboy going to do a article reviewing X-men Season One?

  6. I might give DB Cooper a try. Mostly because I need more badasses with swords in my life.

  7. balsalm balsalm says:

    Definitey better than heroin…

    I’m really curious about The Secret History of D.B. Cooper

  8. Ruo21 Ruo21 says:

    Wow, now that’s an introduction.