Light Week? Try Billy The Kid’s Old Timey Oddities, American Vampire, and Weird War Tales

Let's face it. It's rare that we have a light week, but what if.. just what if that turns out to be the case?  What if the quantity is rich but the quality, the content, the meat, the stuff of love is light and unsatisfying?  That, my friends, is what we are here for.  Our recommendations will fulfill you, if only for the 10 minutes you're reading.  But you… you'll remember. Oh yes, you will.

Ron says try:

Billy The Kid's Old Timey Oddities and the Ghastly Fiend of London #1

By Eric Powell, Kyle Hotz, Dan Brown & Dave Stewart

One of my favorite things ever done by Eric Powell is Billy The Kid's Old Timey Oddities and I was so excited to see a new series get announced.  This time around, our favorite bandit visits the Big Smoke, London!  And it doesn't stop there.  You'd think that an Eric Powell written and drawn (with Kyle Hotz) story about Billy The Kid would be enough, but this time around he's visiting the Elephant Man as they try and solve the Jack The Ripper murders in Whitechapel.  Can you think of anything more awesome than that? I can't.

Josh says try:

American Vampire #6

By Scott Snyder & Rafael Albuquerque

Stephen King has left for now, and I'm not worried one bit.  This is the first issue of the second arc of this book.  I'm kind of amazed that there have only been 5 issues so far, because it feels like it's been around much longer.  This story jumps ahead in time to Las Vegas in 1935, and should be a hell of a lot of fun.  If you missed the first arc, this is a great place to give the story a try.  And ignore that voice in your head that says you're sick of vampire books.  It doesn't apply here.  Trust me.

Conor says try:

Weird War Tales

By Darwyn Cooke, Ivan brandon, Jan Strnd, Nic Klein & Gabriel Hardman

Bouncing on your feet waiting for Darwyn Cooke's next edition of the Hunter series? Well here you go — a one shot featuring three stories, one written and drawn by Coke himself. What are Weird War Tales? The classic DC book ran for 12 years (!) and featured horror, sci-fi, and other genre stories set during war time. Fun stuff.



  1. Weird War Tales is one of my favorite old skool comics so this one shot should be a lot of fun. Can’t wait to see Darwyn and other’s take on it. 

  2. Picking up all three – was on the fence about Billy The Kid (love the creators, not a big fan of the other stories), but seeing the "Also Featuring" blurb on the cover will have me pick up this issue. If that’s the only Goon I’m getting for a while, then I’ll take it.

  3. The War Tales book looks good.

  4. Waiting for trade for American Vampire