Wednesday, July 20, 2016

SWEET AS: The Top Comics From Image Comic's October 2016 Solicitations

When we Kiwis find something we like, we say it's 'Sweet as'. When I look at Image Comics' October 2016 solicits, these six make the 'Sweet As' grade:

MOONSHINE #1 Set during Prohibition, and deep in the backwoods of Appalachia, Lou Pirlo, a city-slick "torpedo" is sent from New York City to negotiate a deal with the best moonshiner in West Virginia, one Hiram Holt.

What Lou doesn't figure on is that Holt is just as cunning and ruthless as any NYC crime boss. Because not only will Holt do anything to protect his illicit booze operation, he'll stop at nothing to protect a much darker family secret...a bloody, supernatural secret that must never see the light of day... or better still, the light of the full moon. 

MOONSHINE reunites the Eisner Award winning creative team that defined modern crime comics with 100 Bullets... and now puts a horror-twist on a classic gangster tale. (W) Brian Azzarello (A) Eduardo Risso (VC) FRANK MILLER

 THE NEWBIE  REBORN #1 (W) MARK MILLAR & (A) GREG CAPULLO join forces to create the smash hit sci-fi / fantasy story of the year: REBORN. Where do you go when you die? Not heaven or hell; somewhere else. Somewhere you have to fight to survive. Somewhere the people from the past are waiting for you -- the good and the bad.


LAZARUS #26 "Cull," Part Five Vassalovka strikes. The Beast is unchained. Forever suffers a devastating loss. (W) Greg Rucka (A) Michael Lark

THE WALKING DEAD #159 (W) Robert Kirkman (A) Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano and Cliff Rathburn "THE WHISPERER WAR," Part Three The war rages on.

SAGA #39 "THE WAR FOR PHANG," Part Three. New allies join the battle, but so do deadly new enemies. (W) Brian K Vaughan (A) Fiona Staples

 SOUNDS LIKE AWESOME  KILL OR BE KILLED #3 As our hero is drawn deeper into the shadows, his secret vigilante life begins to put everything he cares about in danger. Every issue includes fantastic back page extras and articles! (W) Ed Brubaker (A) Sean Phillips and Elizabeth Breitweiser 40pgs

What do you think? For Image's full October solicits, click here.


  1. Saga definitely never fails to entertain, Moonshine looks intriguing, especially since it's by the same team who did 100 Bullets, and Reborn sounds intriguing enough.

  2. Thanks Dale! Moonshine is the book I've looked forward to most all year - werewolf gangsters, I mean it sells itself! That and it's been too long since Risso drew a monthly.

    Lazarus is my best book my a country mile by now but I think only death can change that at this point.

  3. Werewolf gangsters!? Fuck, I'm sold! lol