Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Colonel's Picks for July 24th, 2013

Put on your fiction suits and get ready to swan dive down into the second dimension. It's that time again, that one day out of seven when this old war horse puts down the popcorn and let's you know what's what.
Lazarus #2 (Image)

This old Colonel effed up big time when he forgot to mention Greg Rucka and Michael Lark's new Image series a few weeks back. Luckily for me and anyone else who missed it, there's a second edition of the first issue available today as well. Lazarus is the story of a woman named Forever and her struggle to survive in a class struggle pitting a small collective of elite ruling families against the masses. A world without Love. Sometimes the realm of fiction is right on the money.
Lobster Johnson: A Scent of Lotus #1 (Dark Horse)

The pulpiest of all of Mike Mignola's Hellboy-verse creations stars in his own miniseries starting this week. Resolving plot threads that date back as far as 2005's B.P.R.D. series, this issue promises a resolution to the long-standing Crimson Lotus plot thread. John Arcudi, Sebastion Fiumara, Dave Stewart, Tonci Zonjic, and even Papa Mignola himself all contribute to this soon-to-be talked about mini.
The Unwritten #51 (DC/Vertigo)

Mike Carey's magnum opus about living fiction hero Tommy Taylor is still going strong and this issue sees the titular character and his gang crossing paths with Bill Willingham's Fables characters. This is a massive crossover between two of DC and Vertigo's strongest monthly reads. Mike Carey and Peter Gross do the heavy lifting this issue and then they'll be passing it over to the Fables crew in just a few weeks.
Army of Darkness vs. Hack/Slash #1 (Dynamite)

Because, why not? Ash probably has plenty to say about the babes from Tim Seely's Hack/Slash series. Seely, Daniel Lester, and Amazing Spider-Man artist alumni Stefano Caselli bring the camp horror crossover of the ages to your LCS this Wednesday.
Hawkeye Annual #1

Just buy this. I don't want to have to come and find you.

And there you have it, a primer for any and all who are planning to embark on a journey to the spinner rack. Comics are chicken soup for the soul, so quit clucking around and go get some.


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