When Jason Street went down in the first game of the season, everybody wrote us off. Everybody. And here we are at Light Week. Right now 40,000 people have also written us off. But there are some who do still believe in you, a few who’d never give up on you. When you take that LCS, those are the people I want in your minds. Those are the people I want in your hearts. Every man at some point is gonna lose a battle. He’s gonna fight and he’s gonna lose. But what makes him a man, is that in the midst of that battle he does not lose himself. These comics are not over, this battle is not over. So let’s hear it one more time, together. Clear eyes, full hearts, CAN’T LOSE!

Josh Flanagan says try…


Happy! TP

By Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson

I had to think about it for a while, but I really loved this mini-series. I loved that it was Morrison doing something I completely didn’t expect, and that this was his idea of a Christmas story. I loved that this was a story Darick Robertson was made to draw, and we got to see his skill on the page. I loved that it ended well and I still can’t fully explain it. In a good way!


Conor Kilpatrick says try…

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Dial H, Vol. 1: Into You TP


By China Miéville, Mateus Santolouco, David Lapham, & Riccardo Burchielli

Dial H is a very weird title indeed, but it’s kind of wonderfully weird. If this book had launched with the first batch of New 52 books it would have had a lot of people talking, but coming as it did during one of the many waves of cancellations long after the buzz on The New 52 has waned, it has flown under the radar, probably straight to cancellation itself. But if you like your superheroes weird and with a dash of old school Vertigo charm, you owe it to yourself to check out this first collection.


Paul Montgomery says try…

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The Li’l Depressed Boy #16

By S. Steven Struble & Sina Grace, Cover by Chris Giarrusso

The week started with fear and anger. I’m quite interested in replacing those feelings. Let’s celebrate some love and longing instead. It’s been far too long since our last check-in with LDB and Spike. They make their return just when we need to remember our hearts can race from affection too.



  1. Ahhh Happy. So many TPB that I want to get from Image with so little space on my shelf.

  2. I’ll be picking up the Dial H trade this week. I’ve only read the first issue, but thought that it was great — can’t wait to read more. I’ve been curious to read Li’l Depressed Boy, but, it’s not a light week for me, so it may have to wait for now.

    Honestly, I’m kinda off Morrison at the moment, so Happy is pretty low on my to-read list. Someday, though . . .

    • I totally agree with Li’l Depressed Boy. Really interested to check it out but my pull list is just too damn large right now. Someday…

      In regard to Happy, if you’re off Morrison right now I’d say skip it. I’ve actually been on a bit of a Morrison kick the last year or so (going back and reading a lot of his old work I’ve never read) and I really really disliked Happy. Other than some great art there was not much to like about that book.

    • Happy kind of encroached on some Garth Ennis turf… it felt like a Ennis story if Ennis were to hold back a bit.

      Of course, the Darrick Robertson art probably influenced my opinion as well.

      But really the point of my comment is… Happy isn’t your usual Morrisson mind-bending meta-commentary on the art of storytelling type script… its rather straightforward and uncomplicated.

    • I also thought Happy! seemed a lot more like an Ennis book than a Morrison book. I really enjoyed it, but then again I love Ennis. I don’t like all Morrison, although Doom Patrol is what got me back into comics.

  3. Dial H has been one of my favorite books out every week. Conor is right. It’s weird but in a good way. And the 0 month issue was one of the best reads of the year. I just love it and no matter what happens I’m glad I got this book for this many issues.

  4. I started reading LDB a few weeks ago,. The delay gave me a chance to get caught up. My initial reaction was that I was too old and jaded for a romance book. Damn if I couldn’t put it down though. Love and the desire for love conquers all I guess.