A selection of some of the most interesting looking sci-fi and horror graphic novels out now, February 14th, 2018.
Only three of them this time. Sorry, folks, blame the graphic novel publishers who can’t seem to get away from super hero and fantasy tripe.
(If you’re looking for Marvel or DC comics, you’re probably looking in the wrong place.)
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Cold War #1
The idea of cryogenics fascinates me, and whenever I see it pop up in science fiction, I tend to end up checking it out. This is essentially how the We Are Bob series starts, and I loved it. Curious to see what Chris Sebela will do here.
Panacea Cryonics offered its customers life after death by keeping their heads frozen until the day technology could rebuild them, free of disease and death. However, as these everyday people from the past are revived, they’re not handed the keys to a new life, but a gun, body armor and an ultimatum. They must fight in a war against unknown opponents for unknown reasons, to secure their place in a brave new world that doesn’t want them around.
From Chris Sebela, writer of Blue Beetle, Kiss/Vampirella and Evolution, and Hayden Sherman, artist of The Few and John Carter The End, comes the story that HAD to be told at AfterShock!
Curse Words #11
It’s a platypus in handcuffs. Why is the platypus in handcuffs? Really, this is the only reason I need to want to read this.
“THE HOLE DAMNED WORLD,” Part One The third arc of CURSE WORDS starts here! Wizord has won a mighty victory, but he’s too busy to celebrate—his little pal Margaret has gone missing, and he’s gotta find her before it’s too late! Meanwhile, a deep dive into the history of the strange, savage Hole World begins, with the evil demon Sizzajee as your tour guide.
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #29
I blame the 8 year old. Seriously. She has a Squirrel Girl obsession, so when she saw me perusing comics, she insisted EVERYONE needed to know that there was a new Squirrel Girl comic coming out.
THE FORBIDDEN PLA-NUT PART 3
* For the first time in the HISTORY of comics, we present the color-coded fight we’ve all been waiting for: GREEN (Doreen) ON SILVER (Surfer)!
* And if fighting the Herald of Galactus– a man who literally has the Power Cosmic at his disposal — isn’t enough, Doreen’s got other problems to deal with, including intergalactic scam artists, Drax the Destroyer and LOKI LAUFEYSON.
* FEEL the thrill of the fight! SEE it happen, via artisanally selected images and words juxtaposed in deliberate sequence! HEAR the words in your head via your inner voice as you read them, which when you think about it is kind of weird! All we have to do is write down words on a piece of paper, and suddenly they’re re-created in your mind exactly as we intended. Minds are crazy, and language is EVEN CRAZIER.