It’s that wonderful time of the week again, New Comic Book Day! Weekly Reads is where we take the time to reflect upon last week’s titles.
Let’s begin with Image this week as they arguably have the most hyped release of the week, the latest from Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, Kill Or Be Killed!
I avoided as many details about this book as I could so didn’t really know what to expect going in. I thought I had it figured out half way through then it took a twist that I didn’t see coming, at all! The description reads:
The bestselling team of ED BRUBAKER and SEAN PHILLIPS (THE FADE OUT, CRIMINAL, FATALE) launch their new monthly series: KILL OR BE KILLED, the twisted story of a young man who is forced to kill bad people, and how he struggles to keep his secret as it slowly ruins his life and the lives of his friends and loved ones. Both a thriller and a deconstruction of vigilantism, KILL OR BE KILLED is unlike anything BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS have ever done.
It’s the why he is forced to kill people that is so damn intriguing. Writing is tight. Drawing is awesome. I’m hooked. Go pick this one up.
We’ve been talking about Paper Girls for awhile now, but I thought I’d give it another shoutout this week as there has been a lot of people recommending this series to people who loved Netflix’s Stranger Things and I wanted to jump on that band wagon as well. Just be sure to start with issue #1!
💪 Kill Or Be Killed #1
💪 Paper Girls #8
I’m a glutton for punishment. I did a whole lot of DC reading again this week. Nothing was too extraordinary but there were some pleasant surprises.
Batman and Green Arrow continue to be my favourite titles. Surprisingly, Green Lanterns has almost made it’s way onto that list, I’m loving this “Red Planet” story arc.
If you were let down by the movie, Rob William’s and Jim Lee’s Suicide Squad may be able to redeem it for you. Although, I was slightly disappointed to see Jim Lee didn’t draw the Rebirth issue, however, Philip Tan did a great job on this.
👌 Aquaman #4
💪 Batman #4
💪 Green Arrow #4
💪 Green Lanterns #4
👌 Harley Quinn #1
👌 Justice League #2
👌 Nightwing #2
💪 Suicide Squad – Rebirth #1
👌 Superman #4
Alright, one lonely Marvel title this week, but it was a good one. The Punisher #4 is essentially an issue long car chase with a side of blood spatter! Like I’ve said before, Becky Cloonan isn’t reinventing the wheel, just doing a good job steering it the way it likes to be. Also, Dillion is perfect for drawing The Punisher.
💪 The Punisher #4