The end of a month usually means a pretty thin release schedule but fear not, I searched through the releases from last week and I have some great books for you to check out. All of these are worth reading but they also contain some really cool artwork. Next week I’ll be starting a brand new review and I’ve got two books ready but I need your help choosing, read on to find out just what they are.
Black Magick #4 (Image Comics)
Writer –Greg Rucka
Artist – Nicola Scott
Colortst – Nicola Scott/Chiara Arena
This book started off strong and we’re getting close the end of the first arc. Greg Rucka has a story that draws you in right away and keeps you guessing. Nicola Scott has some great artwork here. A predominantly black and white book, the minimal amount of color is used brilliantly. If the story doesn’t draw you in, the art sure will.
Monstress #3 (Image Comics)
Writer – Marjorie Liu
Artist – Sana Takeda
This has been a surprisingly good read. The first issue goes through a lot and may be discouraging to some but only 3 issues in this book is going strong. Marjorie Liu has an interesting story to tell here and it is only elevated by Sana Takeda. Takeda's artwork is nicely detailed and her colors are beautifully done. There are some pretty brutal deaths and breathtaking pages throughout this issue. Definitely check this one out.
Outcast #15 (Image Comics)
Writer- Robert Kirkman
Artist- Paul Azaceta
Colorist – Elizabeth Breitweiser
This is a story that has been carefully laid out. Issue #15 is full of confrontations and some pretty harsh truths. The previous issue left us after a violent confrontation and we see the involved parties dealing with the fallout. Paul Azaceta is brilliant in the way he shows the characters emotions and Elizabeth Breitweiser does an excellent job with the colors. This book is still killing it.
That’s it for my weekly picks. Next week I will be starting a new review of one of the following two books so let me know if you prefer one or the other.
Nijigahara Holograph by Inio Asano
“Even as butterflies ominously proliferate in town, the rumor of a mysterious creature lurking in the tunnel behind the school spreads among the children. When the body of Arie Kimura’s mother is found by this tunnel’s entrance, the legend seems to be confirmed. In order to appease the wrath of the beast, the children decide to offer it a sacrifice: The unfortunate Arie, whom they believe to be the cause of the curse.”
Sons of the Devil Book one by Brian Buccellato and Toni Infante
“A psychological horror story about Travis, an average guy trying to get by, who discovers that he has familial ties to a deadly cult. Told across three decades, Sons of the Devil is an exploration of cults, family and the dark side of human nature.”
- Creature of the ComiCombs