Light Week? Try HACK/SLASH #17, THE INFERNAL MAN-THING #1, or BATMAN: EARTH ONE!

Well, to each his own. I chose my path, you chose the way of the comics. And they found you amusing for a while, the people of this city. But the one thing they love more than a hero is to see a hero fail, fall, die trying. In spite of everything you’ve done for them, eventually they will hate you. Why bother?

Josh says try…

Hack/Slash #17

By Justin Jordan & Dan Leister

There are two reactions to Justin Jordan’s work on The Strange Talent of Luthor Strode: “That was great” and “I didn’t read it.” Coming off that success, Jordan is taking a swing at writing an arc of Tim Seeley’s slasher comic series. This is the first part of his story, and why not give it a shot? It’s two great tastes that might well taste great together. And yet completely unlike Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

 

Ron says try…

The Infernal Man-Thing #1

By Steve Gerber and Kevin Nowlan

Stever Gerber was one of the greats, and now you can read his last comics story with wonderful art by Kevin Nowlan and a cover by Art Adams. And come on, it’s Man-Thing. Pretty sweet.

Conor says try…

Batman: Earth One

By Geoff Johns & Gary Frank

DC’s toe-in-the-water approach to original graphic novels continues with the most anticipated release from the “Earth One” series. Fan favorites Geoff Johns and Gary Frank re-imagine the beginnings of The Dark Knight Detective. It’s like Batman: Year One viewed through an Elseworlds lens: Bruce is having a lot of trouble with the whole hero thing right out of the gate, Alfred’s a badass ex-soldier with a goatee, Harvey Bullock is the new cop in town from Los Angeles and Jim Gordon’s his been beaten-down-by-the-corrupt-system partner. This is a Batman that is at once familiar and very different… and tons of fun.

Comments

  1. Does Batman: Earth One fit in its own continuity, or does it tie-in into the New 52?

    • Like SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE, it’s completely on its own. (Unless the Earth One books tie in together which has yet to be shown). But it has nothing to do with the current books.

    • Gotcha, thanks Conor! I’ve yet to read Superman: Earth One so I’ll put both on my to buy list! 😉

  2. I thought this was Justin Jordan’s second part? I’m pretty sure he wrote last month’s issue too.

  3. Totally picking up Infernal Man-Thing.

  4. Gary Frank!

  5. Was Superman Earth One good? totally missed that, when did it come out?

  6. Am about to google it so just the ‘was it good’ question then 🙂

    • Actually i just remembered where I was and iFanboyed it (It’s early in the morning over here). Read Paul’s review. I do remember this coming out but it flew mostly under my radar. Will now pick it up. Like the format. Look forward to more of these.