Light Week? Try Fear Agent #32, Peanuts #0, Betrayal of the Planet of the Apes #1, and 7 Warriors #1

We admit it. There’s no such thing as a light week anymore. Still, there are books out there, and they need recommending. Let’s just get on with it.

 

Ron says try…


Fear Agent #32

By Rick Remender, Mike Hawthorne & Tony Moore

It’s the last issue of one of the greatest creator owned books of the 2000s. The blood, sweat and tears of Rick Remender, Tony Moore, Jerome Opena, Mike Hawthorne and many others all comes to and end with this issue. Out of Step, with the world…don’t miss the last chapter of this historic run.

Paul says try…

Peanuts #0

By Charles M. Schulz, Ron Zorman, Lisa Moore, Vicki Scott, Paige Braddock

This one is tantalizing for a couple of different reasons. For one, we’re looking at a collection of new Peanuts stories, based on Schulz’s concepts but ultimately delivered by modern cartoonists.  That’s not to say Sparky was the only creator to ever present a Peanuts story, because many storytellers played a role in those animated projects over the years. But when we’re talking about comics on the page, this was Charles Schulz’s domain. In addition, this book offers more than just the standard grid formation comic strips. With this and the previous Boom! Studios offering, Happiness is a Warm Blanket, the artists get to be playful with layouts, liberated from the three and four panel narrative to tell wide-open stories. That said, there’s nothing at all edgy or experimental about a Peanuts story. It’s comfort and compassion with a wry grin at the state of things. I’m glad it’s here to stay.

 

Conor says try…

7 Warriors #1

By Michaël Le Galli & Francis Manapul

Francis Manapul has quickly become one of my favorite artists in all of comic books. This reprint of earlier work might not feature his new water color-infused style but Manapul is clearly visible in that cover and so this gets an automatic look.

Josh says try…

Betrayal of the Planet of the Apes #1

by Corinna Bechko & Gabriel Hardman

From the team who brought you Heathentown and The Liar, it’s a tale of more damn, dirty apes. If nothing else, I know these creators are pumped to be working on this and having a ton of fun doing it. It takes place during the continuity of the original (great) film, and if the idea of Hardman drawing the apes doesn’t get you excited, well then we might not have similar tastes in comics. And that’s OK. But if you loved his stellar work on Hulk, I don’t see how you can miss this book.

Comments

  1. Little late for Boom to be milking the Civil War cover treatment, eh?

    Loooooooove that Fear Agent cover.

  2. Stoked on Betrayal of the Planet of the Apes #1. More Hardman goodness!

    Also excited to see Fear Agent ending. Time for my “have never read Fear Agent” ass to start picking up them trades. My “indie comics” friend has the first trade and promises to let me know what he thinks, BUUUT I’m pretty sure he’s gonna like it and that I need to read it.

  3. Manapul? Fucking sold! And I am unusually pumped for that Peanuts comic.

  4. Little late to be jumping on board with Fear Agent. It’s too bad this series isn’t out in any digital form (other than pirated). What gives?

  5. Wait…who the hell is Paul? Has the trinity become a…quadrity?

    • How do you not know about the quadrinity? All Hail Paul.

    • Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

      I’m actually deeply curious as to whether or not this is a serious question. Because I have no idea.

    • As soon as I saw the Montgomery part I realized I’ve been smoking too much…
      Well light week recommendations tend to be Founder territory (along with potw, botm, podcasting, and public appearances), so either the Founders club is opening up, or Paul and Tim are planning a revolutionary coup (in which case can I be in charge of the revolutionary terror?)

    • Tim? You mean Jim or could you mean Timmy Wood? I actually wouldn’t mind seeing some Timmy Wood penned content.

    • Actually, he is talking about the combination of Jimski and Tom Katers. Sorry Woody.