Light Week? Try LAZARUS #2, HUNGER #1, or THE ROCKETEER/THE SPIRIT: PULP FRICTION #1

All I know is that first you’ve got to get mad. You’ve got to say, ‘I’m a HUMAN BEING, God damn it! My life has VALUE!’ So I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window. Open it, and stick your head out, and yell, ‘I’M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!’ I want you to get up right now, sit up, go to your windows, open them and stick your head out and yell – ‘I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!’ Things have got to change. But first, you’ve gotta get comics!

Josh Flanagan says try…

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Lazarus #2

By Greg Rucka and Michael Lark

It’s not the start of a new arc, or a jumping on point, or anything like that, but if you missed the first issue of this for some stupid reason, just go get this and play catch up, because you’re bringing the rest of us down, and if this series doesn’t make it because of low sales, then I will come for you, because I don’t have a lot in this world, and I need this. Do you understand? Do. You. Understand?

I hope they put this quote on the cover of the trade!

 

Conor Kilpatrick says try…

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Hunger #1

By Joshua Fialkov & Leonard Kirk

I love intra-universe cross-overs and Josh has been raving about Failkov’s work on Ultimate Comics The Ultimates so… why the hell not?

Paul Montgomery says try…

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The Rocketeer/The Spirit: Pulp Friction

By Mark Waid & Paul Smith

Denny and Cliff together knock noggins for the first time! While few team-ups could give Darwyn Cooke’s Batman/The Spirit pairing a run for its money, the combination of Stevens’ bronze dynamo and Eisner’s masked crime buster could well make a madcap play. Even if you’re not a diehard for either of these rascals, just take a gander at that masthead. Here’s hoping for a “Commissioner Dolan is a JERK!” moment.


Comments

  1. Preach it Josh! Couldn’t agree more. That cover is so good; it makes me flinch.

  2. I love the Rocketeer and I love Mark Waid (as a writer on a platonic level)! I don’t know much about the Spirit, aside from a god awful movie that was made. Looking forward to picking that one up.

    • As a Spirit fan, I try as hard as possible to forget that movie ever existed. I never saw it but boy did it look awful. Not only awful, but seemed to miss the whole basic concept of the character. I think that was when I officially gave up on Frank Miller . . .

    • @Cosmo, you probably should’ve given up on him before THAT. But you made the right call in the end, the movie was terrible, probably in the 10 worst CB movies ever. As a sequel to “Sin City” it might’ve worked, but as a Spirit adaptation it failed HUGELY!

      @JDA190, I’ll give you the Spirit crash course; the Spirit is Denny Colt (a former police officer who is taken for dead after trying to arrest a mad scientist and buried alive), he becomes the Spirit to bring criminals to justice as a sort of Bounty Hunter, his allies are Commishner Dolin and a young black taxi driver Ebony White. He catches criminals using his wits and his fists, and alot of his stories are human dramas (at least the original strips were). I think that’s the short version of it.

    • You hit the nail on the head IthoSapien: The Spirit movie looked more like a Sin City sequel than anything Will Eisner had imagined. Not to say that Eisner didn’t have his darker moments (part of the wonder of The Spirit is that he did right alongside the mirth), just, well, Miller simply seemed the wrong person for the whole endeavor.

      Meanwhile, there’s that terrible Spirit pilot episode from a while back . . .

  3. Already getting Lazarus, may just try out Rocketeer/Spirit. Anything penned by Waid gets my attention.

  4. I am so there with the rocketeer/the spirit. that cover looks gorgeous.

  5. Well, it’s not a light week for me, but that’s partially because I am already planning on getting Lazarus and Rocketeer/Spirit. I may borrow Hunger from a friend . . .

  6. Darwyn Cooke only drew that crossover, it was written by Jeph Loeb, you know back when people actually liked him.

  7. Jeff Reid (@JeffRReid) says:

    I only just noticed the DC Comics logo on the Rocketeer / Spirit crossover. After the various First Wave comics series fell apart, I assumed DC lost the Spirit license. Interesting that they didn’t. Also, this is the first book written by Mark Waid with a DC Comics logo on it in, what, six years? Now I’m really disappointed that I didn’t preorder this one.

  8. Pretty much the Rocketeer/Spirit mini is all that interests me here. I hope it’s not like the “Batman/Spirit” team-up. To be honest I really want a new Spirit series to start up (at either DC or IDW), but to honest even as a committed DC fan right now I’d worry they’d bungle the character. “First Wave” sucked (though a few of the Spirit segments were…”entertaining” I guess) and I’m given to understand his last solo series (2005-06? After Cooke left) wasn’t that great either.

    • He’s a character that, sadly, hasn’t been done justice as of late…

    • I dunno, I really enjoyed David Hine and Moritat’s Spirit book from a few years back. Fun, dark, with some really juicy plots. I think they only bothered to collect the first few issues, but well worth tracking down the issues.

    • I actually enjoyed a lot of The Spirit series post-Cooke. It wasn’t anything amazing, but it was good fun. What little I read of the First Wave Spirit didn’t entice me. I too would love a new Spirit series if the writer could get the tone right. I have faith that Waid might be that person . . .