It’s always difficult to keep personal prejudice out of a thing like this. And wherever you run into it, prejudice always obscures the truth. I don’t really know what the truth is. I don’t suppose anybody will ever really know. Nine of us now seem to feel that the comic is innocent, but we’re just gambling on probabilities – we may be wrong. We may be trying to let a guilty comic go free, I don’t know. Nobody really can. But we have a reasonable doubt, and that’s something that’s very valuable in our system. No jury can declare a comic guilty unless it’s sure.

Josh Flanagan says try…

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Burn the Orphanage: Born to Lose #1

By Sina Grace and Daniel Freedman

I don’t really know what that is. You can read the description. But what I do know is that Sina Grace has exceptional range. From The Li’l Depressed Boy to Not My Bag, the guy’s oeuvre is all over the damn place, and I love that. Apparently there are stripper ninjas. I’m not sure that’s the best reason, but you’re a bit curious, aren’t you?

Conor Kilpatrick says try…


Princeless: Tales of Girls Who Rock!

By Jeremy Whitley, Various, & Jackie Crofts

Are you one of those people looking for more all-ages entertainment for the young person in your life? Most especially a young girl? Well, look no further than the Eisner-noninated Princeless series from Action Lab Studios, and more specifically, this special one-shot.

Paul Montgomery says try…


Trillium #1

By Jeff Lemire

It’s that same old story. An English explorer in Peru in the 1920s falls for a botanist in the 38th century, dooming us all. Guys. It’s like The Lake House, but it Aronofsky directed The Lake House. And it’s a flip book! So you read one side and then flip it around and read the other. Romeo and Juliet had it made compared to these star-crossed lovers. Jeff Lemire and the promising new line of science fiction at Vertigo. I like it.


  1. Also, harken back to last week when Josh said to check out The ACTIVITY #14. Cuz’ that comes out THIS week 😉


  2. All three of these book look and sound really good. I’m in for all of them.

  3. I’ve been hearing a lot about Trillium. I do like Lemire and it is a light week for me…

  4. Or for a tenner you get A Bag of Marbles GN, a book about two Jewish kids that in 1941 flee to their brother in the free zone in the south of France. On the way they must find a way to stay true to themselves while having to conceal their identities.

  5. Excellent list. Make sure you check out GREEN ARROW #23 as well, after you’ve read #17 onwards to catch up. Lemire kills it on this series – one of DC’s best at the moment. Easily my most anticipated issue of the week.

  6. Trillium is my most interesting pick from the list, but Burn the Orphanage: Born to Lose #1 just jumped up because of the author. I’ve heard about both of his previous books, but still haven’t checked them out. So BtO just became a pirorirty for me.

  7. Trillium has been on my to buy list since it was announced, really looking forward to reading it. I’m curious about Burn the Orphanage, but I’m already taking on two new series this week (Trillium & Sidekick), so it’s going to have to be a pass for now . . .

  8. Isn’t Burn the Orphanage based off a video game brawler?

  9. Parri (@pazzatron) says:

    It IS a light week. Might pick up Burn The Orphanage. It says 1 of 3 on the front and I do love a good mini series.

    Didn’t realise that Trillium was a flip print cover read upside down back-to-back thing. Reading digitally is probably going to take all the fun out of that. 🙁