Sunday, January 25, 2015

SWEET AS: The Top 6 From Image Comics' April 2015 Solicitations

When we Kiwis find something we like, we say it's 'Sweet as'. When I look at Image Comics' April 2015 solicits, these six make the 'Sweet As' grade:

 PICK OF THE MONTH:

SAVIOR #1 What if the MOST DANGEROUS man on Earth was also the one trying to do the MOST GOOD?

The world is real. The people are normal. And then he appears!

A man appears with no background, no memory, and no place to call home. But he has powers. Powers that seem resemble those we learned about in Sunday School. Could it be?! Is it possible that he is our "Savior" in the flesh? And if he is, then why doesn't he know who he is or how he got his powers?

Strip away the spandex and trappings of the traditional comic superhero and ask yourself, "How would I react if God suddenly appeared in front of me, but everything we had been taught about him seem out of whack?"

Some will see him as a hero; a messiah. Other will see him as an enemy because there isn't room for a person with god-like powers to disrupt the status quo of what we already believe. Some will rally behind him. Others will denounce him. But none of us will be able to ignore him.. (W) Todd McFarlane and Brian Holguin (A) Clayton Crain 

 JUMP ON HERE  NO MERCY #1 It was just a trip, before college. Build schools in a Central American village; get to know some of the other freshmen. But after tragedy strikes, a handful of once-privileged US teens must find their way home in a cruel landscape that at best doesn't like them, and at worst, actively wants to kill them. (W) Alex de Campi (A) Carla Speed McNeil

 SOUNDS LIKE AWESOME  BLACK SCIENCE #13 The Dimensionauts take on a new mission: leave every world they visit better than when they found it. But their mettle is put to the test in a plague-ridden society that wants to burn them all at the stake.. (W) Rick Remender (A) Matteo Scalera and Moreno Dinisio



 THE REGULAR READS

THE WALKING DEAD #140 Life and Death. (W) Robert Kirkman (A) Charlie Adlard

SAGA #27 Poor Marko. (W) Brian K. Vaughan (A) Fiona Staples

LAZARUS #16 The Conclave has ended, and the world once more is falling to chaos and violence. Sister Bernard travels between Family Domains, ministering to the Waste…and acting as a spy for the Carlyle Family. (W) Greg Rucka and Eric Trautmann (A) Michael and Owen Freeman

 What do you think?  Full Image Comics April 2015 solicits here.

2 comments:

  1. I tell you, Image is becoming more and more the imprint I reach for first. It's wacky, it's zany, and the writers hardly ever disappoint. Not to mention that the originality is through the roof and you don't have any of that pesky "What the hell are they doing to Donna this time?" crap to deal with.

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  2. Thanks Random - Image is definitely picking up some serious steam - and I like that previews for Saga and the Walking Dead hardly say anything, so the shocks are left for the comics like the good old days. If they just had a book were Marc Silvestri was back at the drawing desk on interiors they'd be damn near flawless.

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