It’s another week and that means more comics!
This week was kinda light but it made up for quantity with quality.
I’m going to try and keep this week spoiler free!
Southern Bastards #19
Jason Aaron and Jason Latour
Comics get delayed all the time. It’s just part of the business and more times than not, it causes people to forget the book when it eventually comes back but that’s not the case with Southern Bastards. Jason Aaron is a huge force over at Marvel but his work really shines in his creator-owned endeavors (read Scalped if you haven’t already) and the pairing of him and Latour only strengthens this amazing comic. This issue ties up some loose ends from the previous but it still has plenty of twists and turns that leave the reader wanting more and I think that’s what they’ve always been able to do with this story. The characters and situations they find themselves in are so compelling that even months between issues still leave you pining for more and this wasn’t an exception.
Doomsday Clock #3
Geoff Johns and Gary Franks
News of this book heading to bi-monthly release was just announced this week and it’s unfortunate because we’re finally getting to see the DC Universe merge with the Watchmen and it’s unfolding so seamlessly. I feel like this is the issue that’s really starting to progress the story and its really a turning point issue for the new Rorschach that I’ve been curious about since the beginning. While its a story that stands on its own, it also pays homage to its predecessor with the panel work, the coloring, and the overall tone and pacing of the original work. Even though this book probably makes Alan Moore want to rip out his hair, I’m glad it’s happening. I’m very excited to see where it goes, even though it’s looking like we won’t see the end until sometime in 2019.
Donny Cates and Lisandro Estherren
This book flies under the radar for a lot of people but I recommend it to everyone I know, especially fans of Southern Bastards. I haven’t had a chance to talk about this book and I’m so excited to finally get to. Redneck was pitched to me as “Vampires who own a BBQ place somewhere in Texas.” and while the BBQ aspect of it isn’t a huge part, it’s still a great comic. I don’t like horror books and I’ve said that before but this doesn’t fall into that category as much as people try to say it does. Yes, there are some horror and supernatural elements but at the core of this book is a family feud that turns deadly. This issue is a huge turning point in the story and ends on such a strange note that you’re not sure who to root for. I can’t say enough about the writing and how well the art goes with it. I’ve never seen anything Estherren has worked on prior to this but it left me very interested in what he’s done before. The art style fits the chaotic nature of the story Cates lays out in front of us. I can’t recommend this enough and unfortunately, tracking down a #1 may be a little difficult so if you can, try and pick up the trade.
And that’s it for this week! My pull is completely empty next week, but I’ll be grabbing a few things off the shelf to review! Leave me some recommendations in the comments.