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Geekscape Comics: Best Bets for 9/14/16

Tuesday 13th September 2016 by Karson

Best Bet

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The Fix Vol. 1 TP
$7.99
Story: Nick Spencer
Art: Steve Lieber

THE FIX is a story of the crooked cops, scheming mobsters, and corrupt politicians that run Los Angeles-and the sex toy that can bring them all down. Oh, and the hero is a drug-sniffing beagle named Pretzels. Collects THE FIX #1-4.

I’ve been raving about The Fix on Weekly Reads since issue #1. From the guy who made Captain America say “Hail Hydra,” this is one of the funniest comics you’ll read this year. From funny one-liners, to unbelievable situational humor, I’ve laughed out loud many times throughout the series. To contrast the book’s humor, the villain, which we’ve barely learned anything about, is down right sadistic. The Fix is unlike anything I’ve read before and I can’t wait to read more.

Most Excited For

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The Fix #5
$3.99
Story: Nick Spencer
Art: Steve Lieber

Roy meets The Mayor.

… Like I said, I can’t wait to read more.

Honorable Mentions

Doom Patrol #1
$3.99
Story: Gerard Way
Art: Nick Derington

The atoms are buzzing. The daydreams crowd sentient streets, and the creative team has been warned, “Turn back now or suffer the mighty consequence of sheer, psycho-maniacal mayhem.” Generation-arsonists unite—this is DOOM PATROL, and the God of the Super Heroes is bleeding on the floor.

A blenderized reimagining of the ultimate series of the strange, DOOM PATROL combines elements from classic runs, new directions, and things that could not be. Our entry point is Casey Brinke, a young EMT on the graveyard shift to abstract enlightenment, with a past so odd that she’s not entirely sure what is real and what is not. Along with her partner, Sam Reynolds, the pair blaze a path through the city and its denizens, finding the only quiet that exists at 3am is the chaos of the brain. When the pair answer a hit-and-run call, they find themselves face to face with a familiar figure: Cliff Steele, AKA Robotman.

“It gets weirder from here,” writer Gerard Way had to say about the book, with artist Nick Derington gripping tightly on the wheel of the ambulance. The pair’s only communication? Shouting out of the open windows while at high velocity. Who needs a new roommate? Who names a cat “Lotion”? And when do we get to see all those muscles?

All week I thought this was going to be the title I looked forward to most, but it was edged out by The Fix. Being a My Chemical Romance fan way back in the day, I picked up Umbrella Academy and was blown away by how damn good it was (it would go on to win an Eisner Award). I don’t know much about Doom Patrol, but I’m excited to get another taste of a Gerard Way written comic.

The Black Monday Murders #2
$4.99
Story: Jonathan Hickman
Art: Tomm Coker

A SPIRIT OF COOPERATION In the world of high finance, solving one murder leads the police to the location where all the bodies have been buried. The time is nigh to invest in the coolest new comic of the year!

All-Star Batman #2
$4.99
Story: Scott Snyder
Art: John Romita Jr.

“My Own Worst Enemy” part 2! All aboard the train ride from hell! Batman and Two-Face continue their journey to Harvey Dent’s cure through an assassin-infested landscape. But can the Dark Knight continue his crusade across the countryside when Two Face turns one of his greatest allies against him?