Yesterday was the weekly bacchanal of geekdom known as New Comics Day, and below are my picks for this week. However, before you peruse the list, please allow me to editorialize a bit on two comics that have caught my attention of late: Alien Pig Farm and All Star Batman #5.
Alien Pig Farm is the latest creation from those crazy dastards over at Raw Studios (Thomas Jane, Steve Niles, Tim Bradstreet), written by Todd Farmer (no, not Todd Parker… points to anyone who got the Boogie Nights reference thou). Any comic that begins with, “best throw back some moonshine and kiss yer sister on the mouth” earns my instant love and adoration. Go pick up this book!
All Star Batman, thou, has definitely polarized the comics community. Some people love it, others hate it. I, for one, buck what seems to be the current trend: I LOVE All-Star Batman. Why? Simple: Batman is an insane, child-kidnapping (Robin) reprobate, with nary a thought to his violent actions. This is a Batman that we have never seen before… and if anyone can re-invent Batman, it’s Frank Miller. ‘Nuff said on that subject, onto the picks:
ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN THE BOY WONDER #5
ARMY @ LOVE #3
BATMAN #665 (WONDER WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN IN ISH #666??)
COUNTDOWN 50 (I AM DIGGING COUNTDOWN)
EX MACHINA #28
FRANK FRAZETTAS DEATH DEALER #2
ULTIMATES 2 #13 (FINALLY! FEELS LIKE THIS BOOK HAS TAKEN YEARS. LITERALLY.)
30 DAYS OF NIGHT EBEN & STELLA #1
LOCAL #9 (AGAIN, FINALLY! I LOVE THIS SERIES)
PAINKILLER JANE #1
PS - If you missed Steve Niles’ interview, then be sure to check out yesterday’s blog!