Every week, a different Panelteer will give you a rundown of the comics they’re most looking forward to for the week. Floppies, trades and omniboo are all fair game here. This week, Ali tells us what’s on her pull list.
This is the fifth Wednesday in October, which usually means the comics released this week and a wacky bunch. It’s a lighter week than usual for me, but it’s still full of serious awesomeness.
Saga #24 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image Comics)
Let’s get the obvious one out of the way, shall we. I mean, is there anyone left on Earth not reading Saga? If there is, I think I need to find them and give them a copy because THIS COMIC. I kid a little bit, but it’s from a place of love. The comic is an absolute masterpiece and I’m glad to see it get all the accolades it deserves.
Wonder Woman #35 by Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang (DC Comics)
The epic Azzarello-led run on Wonder Woman comes to an end with this issue. As a long-suffering Wonder Woman fan, this comic has been a constant joy to read. Part Greek Mythology, part Crime Family Drama, Wonder Woman has been a refreshingly different kind of story for not only Wonder Woman comics, but superhero comics in general. I’m going to miss this crazy cast of gods and monsters and monster-gods. I’m going to miss Azzarello’s jazz-like dialog. I’m going to miss looking forward to a Wonder Woman comic each month. So thank you, Brian Azzarello, Chiff Chiang, Matthew Wilson, Tony Akins, Dan Green, Goran Sudzuka, Jared K Fletcher, and everyone else who worked on this book. Thank you all for an amazing run.
Rasputin #1 by Alex Grecian and Riley Rossmo (Image Comics)
Grecian and Rossmo’s cryptozoological mystery series Proof was a favorite of mine. Now the duo are tackling the infamous “Mad Monk” in a new series starting this week. Billed as “Dracula at Downton Abbey” this comic sounds like it’s right up my alley. And the Halloween week timing makes it a great comic to read in the flickering glow of a jack-o-lantern.
Rachel Rising #29 by Terry Moore (Abstract Studios)
Speaking of great comics to read in the flickering glow of a jack-o-lantern, Rachel Rising is creeeeee-pyyyyyyyy. I usually wait for the trade on this twisting tale of witchcraft, reincarnation and the undead. But I’m breaking my rule and picking this one up for Halloween. Also, it’s got a cast full of rich, wonderful lady characters, which is always nice to see in comics.
Battlepug, Vol. III: Sit. Stay. DIE! by Mike Norton (Dark Horse Comics)
Widdle-dee widdle-dee WEEE–aroOOOOOOOO *pant pant pant*
That’s the sound of heavy metal and a puppy. It’s the sound of BATTLEPUG, Mike Norton’s Eisner-winning web comic about the epic adventures of the last
Cimmerian Kinmundian and his trusty, slobbering giant pug. It’s like Frank Franzetta had a baby with your favorite Saturday morning cartoons. I’m a bit of a dinosaur and prefer to read Battlepug in printed collected editions. But you young whipper-snappers can check it out now.
What’s on your pull list this week, Panelfolk? Talk to us in the comments section!