I said that I would see you because I had heard that you were a serious man, to be treated with respect. But I must say no to you and let me give you my reasons. It’s true I have a lot of friends in politics, but they wouldn’t be so friendly if they knew my business was comics instead of gambling which they consider a harmless vice. But comics, that’s a dirty business.

Josh Flanagan says try…


 Mystery Society Special 2013

By Steve Niles and Andrew Richie

A few years back, Mystery Society was one of the nice surprises in comics. It also introduced me to a talented artist we all know as Fiona Staples these days. Well, Fiona is busy with Saga these days, but let’s see what else Steve Niles has up his sleeve, as we return to the world of the Mystery Society and their strange gang of adventurers.

Conor Kilpatrick says try…

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Justice League of America’s Vibe #2

By Geoff Johns, Andrew Kreisberg, Pete Woods, Andres Guinaldo, Bit, Sean Parsons,  Hi-Fi, &  Carlos M. Mangual

Maybe it’s because I had such low expectations going into reading it, but I really enjoyed Justice League of America’s Vibe #1. It wasn’t your typical young superhero tale, it featured some interesting story elements from the Justice League books, and it had a killer cliff-hanger. I wasn’t expecting to want to read the second issue but here I am, and you should be here too.

Paul Montgomery says try…



Star Wars: Legacy #1


By Corinna Bechko, Gabriel Hardman, Rachelle Rosenberg

Bechko and Hardman have quickly established themselves as a sure thing. Their handling of the Planet of the Apes franchise over at Boom Studios! represents the same thoughtfulness as a creator-owned work, disproving any notion that licensed comics are shallow by definition. Having spoken to them both about this series on our latest Talksplode podcast, I’m even more eager to return to that era a long time ago in a galaxy, far, far away. Not for the familiar Star Wars elements, but for the complex new status quo of its far-flung future. High adventure and political intrigue with a young woman called Solo and a Mon Calamari sidekick? I can’t wait to get my paws on this one.


  1. After listening to Paul’s interview on Talksplode I am going to give Star Wars Legacy a try.
    Between that and Brian Wood’s series, I am shocked that I will be buying two Star Wars titles.
    Who Knew?

  2. I love, Love, LOVED the first Mystery Society series. While I’ll definitely will miss the Fiona Staples art, I’m very much looking forward to seeing what else Niles can do with these characters. It’s my favorite thing i’ve read from him. That book will be at the top of my stack this week.

  3. Back when this new SW Legacy series was announced I wasn’t initially excited, as I was kinda hoping for the original Legacy characters and creative team back. But it does sound quite promising..I definitely have a good feeling about it.