Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Treasures From The ComiCombs Issue #40: Adventure Time Spooktacular, Locke & Key vs. Harrow County

Welcome back for your weekly dose of comic books! The first two weeks this month were overflowing with great releases so it was only a matter of time before things slowed down. I’ve done a bit of digging and found some books worth your dollar. This week we also get a look at two new books entering the duel review so read on to see what they are!

Adventure Time 2016 Spooktacular #1 (BOOM!)

First off this week is something a bit more light-hearted than usual. On the surface, Adventure Time is all about the kids but if you give it some time you’ll uncover a deep and engaging story for any RPG and Adventure fan. Not that any of us need a push to get in the Halloween spirit but this week BOOM! releases their Halloween special that is sure to be a funny way to hold us over.

Aliens: Life and Death #1 (Dark Horse)

The next chapter in the Life and Death saga is upon us! I’m a bit more excited for this chapter as its focus is on the Xenomorphs. If you aren’t familiar with the work of Dan Abnett, you don’t have to reach very far to find something worthy of your time and this week’s release of Aliens: Life and Death is sure to be another great read.

Seven to Eternity #1 (Image)

Rick Remender is a name that you should get familiar with if you aren’t already. Remender is one of the best writers in the industry and his new title Seven to Eternity sees long time collaborator Jerome Opena in charge of the art with Matt Hollingsworth on colors. 

“The God of Whispers has spread an omnipresent paranoia to every corner of the kingdom of Zhal; his spies hide in every hall spreading mistrust and fear. Adam Osidis, a dying knight from a disgraced house, must choose between joining a hopeless band of magic users in their desperate e bid to free their world of the evil God, or accept his promise to give Adam everything his heart desires. All men have surrendered their freedom for fear. Now, one last free man must choose.”

It’s hard to keep a lot of these hero books fresh especially for some whose history spans all the way back to the 40's. It’s not uncommon for publishers to reboot a series and universe changing events are becoming more common as well. The most recent universe altering event came in the form of DC Rebirth. There’s one DC book that I will pick up until I die and that title is Green Lantern. This was a book that desperately needed a change and when it came, it was a glorious day.

Green Lanterns #7

The change came in the form of Green Lanterns, which had an all new creative team and two all new Lanterns. This book focuses on two rookie Lanterns that have been partnered together while each one struggles to understand what it truly means to be a Green Lantern. Naturally, they are thrust into a terrible event that threatens the earth. This is a great new series and a refreshing take on the Green Lantern story, don’t be afraid to check it out.

We’re back once again with two new books taking each other on in this weeks duel review! This week Locke & Key will be going against Harrow County. Let's take a closer look at these two books.

Locke & Key Vol.1: Welcome to Lovecraft (IDW)

“Locke & Key tells of Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion, with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them, and home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all!”

Harrow County Vol.1: Countless Haints (Dark Horse) 

“Emmy always knew that the woods surrounding her home crawled with ghosts and monsters. But on the eve of her eighteenth birthday, she learns that she is connected to these creatures-and to the land itself-in a way she never imagined.” 

That wraps it up for this week. It’s a bit on the slow side but there’s still plenty to read. Make sure to come back next week when I’ll have the winner of the duel review and even more books for you to check out. 

- The Creature of the ComiCombs

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