I don’t have any new cool art pieces to show off (though some cool full color comic pages on their way). So instead I’d like to shamelessly promote some cool new comics that came out recently.
ATOMIC ROBO: The new Atomic Robo series (6): Ghost of Station X has just released issue #3. I’m waiting for the Trade Paperback, but based on Vol 3, 4, and 5, this series is going to be absolutely great! Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener combine their talents in a way I’ve never seen before, they work perfectly together.
SKULLKICKERS: Again, I haven’t had a chance to get my hands on this one (since my comic shop doesn’t stock it), but I’ve been looking forward to it ever since I read the first volume. It is going to be great, seriously go check it out. The writing is superb.
REDHOOD & THE OUTLAWS: This series got a lot of flack in the first issue because of the terrible portrayal of Starfire (the girl shooting lasers). However once you get past that, this series really takes off. I got it simply because I thought there was a lot I could learn from the art (which there is), but now I’m addicted because it’s actually a pretty cool series. It’s basically three ex-super heroes that are trying to figure what to do with their lives. They’re all redeeming themselves.
(new) ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN: I just had to give this comic a shot. And it paid off so well. The art and writing blend so perfectly. The art especially, is so subtle and grand, I’ve never seen anything like it before (especially in a monthly comic). It basically follows the new Spider-Man following the death of the original Spider-Man (and this isn’t a comic death where they come back, he is dead and gone). But the story is incredible, how they focus on his death affects the whole world and his legacy. It is really heart-wrenching.
BATMAN: Okay, besides the movies, I’m not the biggest Batman fan. But those working on this comic got it so right! The art is just a tad bit cartoony and fits so well. Not to mention there’s a secret society. Everyone loves secret societies.
AVENGING SPIDER-MAN: I just got the first issue of this series, and it’s so worth it. It is basically Spider-Man teaming up with different super-heroes, going on adventures. It’s the most casual and fun comic book I’ve seen in so long, which I feel is lacking from so many comics now-a-days. Not to mention the artist is amazing.