I have a sentimental weakness for my children and I spoil them, as you can see. They talk when they should listen. Anyway, Signor Sollozzo, my no to you is final. I want to congratulate you on your new business and I’m sure you’ll do very well and good luck to you. Especially since your comics don’t conflict with mine. Thank you.

Josh Flanagan says try…


Sheltered #1

By Ed Brisson & Johnnie Christmas

Let us leave aside the fact that the artist is named Johnnie Christmas. Just try and ignore that magnificent state of being. Rather, let us focus on the fact that in a week jam-packed with books, you could miss out on a fun little series starting up at Image from the writer who brought usĀ Comeback, which I rather liked. This one is a twist on a hardcore survivalist community, and the first issue builds up a world I already want to know more about. And it can be Christmas all year round!

Paul Montgomery says try…


Quantum & Woody #1

By James Asmus, Tom Fowler

I know the original Quantum & Woody only by reputation, and that might be enough to sell me on Valiant’s latest. Add in the terrific Tom Fowler, some Planes, Trains and Automobiles level buddy romp chemistry, and one very peckish goat and we’ve got some zesty summertime fun on our hands.

Paul Montgomery also says try…


Lost Cat HC

By Jason

The marquis of minimalism returns with an atypically robust graphic album, longer and more novelistic than his usual works. Ostensibly a detective story, Lost Cat concerns itself more with absence and discovery than with crime and punishment, a true missing persons case. As with any Jason story, it’s perhaps deceptively simple, a series of unadorned cause and effect connections. In truth, it’s a focused fable of wistful human happenstance.


  1. I’m definitely picking up Quantum & Woody. Unlike most of the other Valiant titles, I have no previous history with the characters, but the concept sounds intriguing and I’ve been enjoying the Valiant revival overall

    If it was a light week for me, I might give Sheltered a try, but, it isn’t, so I won’t. That is a great image though . . .

  2. Really looking forward to reading Jason’s “Lost Cat.” All of his stuff is usually very good (or excellent, in the case of “Low Moon” & “West Bank Gang”), & from Paul’s description, I’m especially interested to see how “longer & more novelistic” plays out.

    And let us not forget… NEW PAUL POPE THIS WEEK!!! … in the form of the “Death of Haggard West One-Shot.”

  3. Yes! Please go out and buy LOST CAT because it is pretty damn great. Glad to hear Paul is a fan of Jason.