Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The Colonel's Picks For August 7th, 2013

It's a light week, but The Colonel still manage to scrounge up a few reasons to hit up your LCS. Maybe take this week to think about all the comics on your "to read" pile that you've been neglecting, like those Ren & Stimpy back issues you just "had to have" at that one con.
Trillium #1 (DC/Vertigo)

Strange Canadian and uber-talented comic book maker Jeff Lemire presents this all new series about star-crossed and time-crossed lovers. Nika is a space botanist from the far future. William is an explorer from the 1920s. What thread of fate will tie them together. Billed as "the last love story ever told", Trillium will no doubt be a tearjerker, considering this is the man who brought us the emotionally resonant and award-winning Underwater Welder graphic novel earlier this year.
Todd, The Ugliest Kid On Earth TPB (Image)

It's a story that's gripping the nation. Todd, a young man who wears a paper bag over his head stars in this first trade, collecting the Image mini--make that ONGOING series! This was a big time sleeper hit this year at Image, written by Ken Kristensen and featuring artwork by M.K. Perker. Chances are, you missed this the first time around. Now's your chance. And for future reference, always buy a new number one from Image. Those horses run, baby! To Ebay!
Robocop: Last Stand #1 (Boom!)

Apparently, this new Robocop series from Boom! Studios is based on Frank Miller's original "vision" for a Robocop finale. Frank Miller's "visions" are usually pretty entertaining, and I haven't had my regular Robocopping in a while now, so yeah. Of course, Frank Miller himself probably has little to do with this actual comic, aside from a variant cover, but Frank Miller wants you to know that Frank Miller thought up this story.
Lady Rawhide #1 (Dynamite)

Pretty lady. Um, this is a comic book about stuff...I think.
Lords Of Mars #1 (Dynamite)

A crossover event featuring Edgar Rice Burroughs John Carter universe characters. No one asked for this, but honestly it's a like week for the Colonel so I'll give this one a shot.

Well folks, that's all from the Colonel for this week. Trillium #1 alone should get you off your behind and over to the comic book store, but if not, stay indoors. I have it on good authority that the Sun IS actually conspiring to kill us this year. And the real tragedy is that we trusted that giant life-giving ball of fire!


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