Friday, October 18, 2013

SWEET AS: The Best From Image Comics' January 2014 Solicitations

When we Kiwis find something we like, we say it's 'Sweet as'. From the launch of Deadly Class to Marc Silvestri on Cyber Force, when I'm looking at the best and new releases from Image Comics for January 2014, these comics make the 'Sweet As' grade:

 COVER OF THE MONTH:  MATTEO SCALERA and MORENSO DINISIO  DEAD BODY ROAD #2 

I really dig decent typography and when the logo gets made a part of the cover art, not just a sticker on it. Here that usage makes this cover to Dead Body Road alive and kicking.

Image says: Will a standoff in a diner lead Gage one dead body closer to his revenge? Or is it just a pit stop on the highway to Hell?
(W) Justin Jordan (A) Matteo Scalera and Moreno Dinisio

 AHEAD IN SAGA: 

SAGA #18
(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A) Fiona Staples
Our heroes' stay on Quietus reaches its inevitable conclusion.


 THE NEWBIES: 

MINIMUM WAGE #1
(W and A) Bob Fingerman
After nearly 15-years, Bob Fingerman's critically-acclaimed title returns. Three years on, much has changed. Rob has a cell phone. He’s 25. And oh yeah – spoiler alert – he’s single again. Oops.

EGOs #1
(W) Stuart Moore (A) Gus Storms
A twisted far-future epic! An aging hero risks everything to rebuild his former team – but to do so, he must cross a line with his wife that can't be uncrossed.

DEADLY CLASS #1
(W) Rick Remender (A) Wesley Craig and Lee Loughridge
It’s 1987. Marcus Lopez hates school. His grades suck. He has no money. The jocks are hassling his friends. But the jocks are the children of Joseph Stalin's top assassin, the teachers are members of an ancient league of assassins, the class he’s failing is "Dismemberment 101," and his crush, a member of the most notorious crime syndicate in Japan, has a double-digit body count.
Welcome to the most brutal high school on Earth. Murder is an art. Killing is a craft.

 What do you think?  For the full list of Image's January 2014 solicitations, click the jump!

3 comments:

  1. The only bad thing about Saga is that we don't get one a day. Like a pill to ward off the suckiness of all other art and plot relative to it.
    Actually, that's probably a good thing. We'd never read a different book. Brian K. Vaughn's strategy is now clear. He's a philanthropist.

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  2. That and it doesn't feature in the comic sales Top Ten Random - that's just criminal stuff, although it always is in the Graphic Novel top sellers so I guess it's only a matter of time!

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  3. I think his work schedule works against him there, too. I have a friend who loves Vaughn, but waits for all of his stuff in graphic novel form. She says otherwise it's just too frustrating. I get it, but with Saga I find I don't have the patience. I have to have each new issue.

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