Weekly Comics Pull; 9-12

Zombie stories often explore the theme of economic inequality, and the human cost of might makes right. Kirkman’s story has been dropping hints of the seething unrest beneath the veneer of civility in the Commonwealth. The arc feels both timely and timeless, and many Charlie Adlard’s illustrations look like the front pages of newspapers the world over. Kirkman has inserted Michonne directly into a discussion of exactly how high a human cost society comes with, especially one that clings to the active disenfranchisement of people. Michonne (without her sword) is forced to defend her new way of life by defending a gang of murderous police enforcers. The event is the match that lights the fire Kirkman has been building for the last few issues, just in time for Rick Grimes and Governor Milton to arrive back from their diplomatic mission of goodwill to a world in flames.

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Weekly Comics Pull; 8-8

Fans of modern fantasy writing are well acquainted with Neil Gaiman, the NY Times bestselling author behind American Gods, Neverwhere, and many others. Decades prior to the celebrity he now enjoys, he was writing Vertigo’s Sandman. The ground-breaking book is one of several from the 1980s credited with re-invigorating and re-defining the world of comics. Now, 30 years later, Neil Gaiman and a team of writers and artists are not only opening the doors back up to the Sandman Universe but expanding it as well. Sandman Universe #1 serves as a gateway to four new series set within the Sandman Universe. The Dreaming, Books of Magic, House of Whispers and Lucifer will all be forthcoming.