Light Week? Try Spitfire #1, Baltimore: The Plague Ships #1 and Superman: The Last Family of Krypton #1

Let's face it. It's rare that we have a light week, but what if.. just what if that turns out to be the case?  What if the quantity is rich but the quality, the content, the meat, the stuff of love is light and unsatisfying?  That, my friends, is what we are here for.  Our recommendations will fulfill you, if only for the 10 minutes you're reading.  But you… you'll remember. Oh yes, you will.

Ron says try:

Spitfire #1

Spitfire #1

By Paul Cornell & Elena Casagrande

Paul Cornell may have crossed the street, leaving Marvel and going exclusive at DC Comics, but that doesn't mean that his time on those characters we love has to end.  Another chapter in the Women of Marvel year long event going on, Cornell revisits Spitfire, from the pages of Captain Britain and the MI:13.  With interior art by Elena Casagrande and a cover by the talented, up and comer Jenny Frison, this one shot highlights a character who's potential has yet to be realized, in my opinion.  If you miss Captain Britain and the MI:13, then give Spitfire #1 a try!

Josh says try:

Baltimore: The Plague Ships #1

By Mike MIgnola, Christopher Golden, Ben Stenbeck & Dave Stewart

I don't like horror, and I don't really care for vampire stories.  Then again, when it comes to comics, and the right people working on them, I can be swayed.  The right people is always a group that includes Mike Mignola.  This is the comic adaptation of the novel that came out a couple years ago. I never had much interest in the novel, but in comics form, there's no way I don't give this a shot.  Plus, this is the soliciation: "Months after a devastating plague ends World War I, Europe is suddenly flooded with deadly vampires. Lord Henry Baltimore, a soldier determined to wipe out the monsters, is on the hunt for the creature responsible for this chaos and his own personal tragedy." They had me with World War I.

Conor says try:

Superman: The Last Family of Krypton #1

By Cary Bates & Renato Arlem

Hey, it's a new Superman mini series. That might be cool it's– holy crap! Is that an Elseworlds logo?!? It's back?/ The long dormant DC imprint is back??? And it's a story of what if Jor-El and Lara and Kal-El escaped Krypton and came to Earth? Sign me up! AND Cary Bates is writing this? Does Tom Katers know???



  1. Woah, Elseworlds!? *gasp* Sold.

  2. Might buy Last Family just to support the (hopefully longterm) return of Elseworlds.

  3. Sold on Spitfire and the Elseworlds. I’m waiting for the trade on Baltimore, already read the novel, loved it, want the hardcover

  4. I’m picking up the last two.  Any week that includes Mignola and Elseworlds is a good one.

  5. I hate this vampire tend, but American Vampre is good, and Baltimore is good, and the True Blood show is good. Damn it. Vampires are the new zombies.

    Also, double woot for Elseworlds returning!

  6. Very tempting to get Spitfire.  Definitely getting Last Family.  Does anybody know anything else that Renato Arlem has done?

  7. How exactly does exclusivity work? Isn’t the idea to work for one company only? So how can Cornell keep doing other projects? -_-

  8. @Bornin1142: Exceptions in exclusive contracts are very common. Cornell got an exception to work with Stan Lee at BOOM! In this particular case, Cornell could have written these scripts long before the contracts were signed.

  9. Elseworlds is NOT an imprint. That’s like saying Marvel’s What If’s is an imprint.

    Vertigo is an imprint. Wildstorm is an imprint.

  10. @iSpiderMan: Take it up with the internet.

    Or, you know, just go about your day because it’s not all that big of a deal.

  11. lol