The Weekly Haul

20160819_173455Once again it has been a long and frightful week, but here we are again for the Weekly Haul. It is finally cooling off here in the swamp, with temperatures dipping into the lower 100’s, and Mr. Jackson, the cat, is excited to dip into the stash, so let’s see what we’ve got.

20160819_173207Earlier this week, while taking a necessary train ride through the Carpathians, I stopped at a news stand for some light reading and decided to catch up on the current Wonder Woman title. I had enjoyed the first two issues, and was in the mood to see what the sword-weilding Amazon has been up to since I last read the title. They are great, by the way, Greg Rucka is a fantastic writer, and Frank Cho provided two of the covers. I also got Godzilla: Age of Monsters earlier this week in the mail. It collects some of the Godzilla stories of the 80’s and 90’s from Darkhorse Publishing, including art by Steve Bissett, of Swamp Thing fame, and Art Adams, of Art Adams fame, among others. It also sees Godzilla fighting a giant Bat. There is nothing I don’t want there.

As for the comics that came out this week, I impulse-bought Suicide Squad #1, being suckered in by Jim Lee. Normally, his name isn’t enough to make me spend money, but usually they also charge an extra two dollars for it. It’s a first issue for three bucks and with Jim lee. It’s not bad, but didn’t scratch the itch I hoped it would. Still not bad for the price, and that is the beauty of comic books. We also got Poe Dameron, and Black Widow. If I haven’t sung the praises of Black Widow enough, go out and get the trade collecting the first 6 issues when it comes out next month. The writer/ artist team of Mark Waid and Chris Samnee manages to outdo their impressive Daredevil run with this taught, gripping spy story. It is the most satisfying super hero comic I’ve read in months. Lastly we have Haunted Horror #23, reprints of fantastically second rate horror comics of the 40’s and 50’s. It’s a favorite of Mr. Jackson’s and mine, for obvious ghoulish reasons. I also grab it’s sister-title Weird Love for the Widow Sunday, an avid fan of bizarre romance tales.

That’s all for this week, chilrun’. Until next time, behave rottenly, and keep a careful eye on the phases of the moon.

-Grim Doin’s


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