Welcome to Pulp Nation’s The Weekly Comet (brought to you by our friends at Sketchbook Comics & Games!) for the week of August 6, 2018.
The Dead Hand #5
If you haven’t read The Dead Hand, you are missing out on the one of the best stories of the year.
But take heart! There is still time to catch up before you fall hopelessly behind! Thanks to Image Comics, we had a chance to preview the upcoming issue and the story shows no sign of slowing down. You need to pick up this book. Let me put it this way, even though I a get a free copy from Image, I still buy it from my LCS. It’s a great book!
As always, fantastic work by writer Kyle Higgins, artist Stephen Mooney, colorist Jordie Bellaire, and letterer Clayton Cowles.
The Dead Hand #5 will hit shelves August 8, 2018.
Related Article: The Dead Hand #1 Review
You’ve seen Farmhand in this column before based on the recommendation from Joel at Sketchbook.
Now you’re seeing it based upon my recommendation. I finally had a chance to read my copy of Farmhand #1 (bought from Sketchbook) and yesterday I read the Farmhand #2 (thanks to Image Comics for the free copy).
Wow, it’s creepy and so good! Writer Rob Guillory writes the script and draws the lines. Taylor Wells adds the colors and Kody Chamberlain adds the letters.
Farmhand has got family drama, subterfuge, and bio-engineered thumbs! What more could you possibly want?
Farmhand #2 hits shelves August 8, 2018.
Confirmed! Jean Luc Picard is Returning!
You may remember we mentioned Sir Patrick Stewart was rumored to be in talks to reprise his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard.
Well folks, it’s been confirmed! Executive producer Alex Kurtzman and Stewart himself announced the news at a Star Trek convention in Las Vegas this past Saturday.
The new, as yet untitled, Star Trek series will air on CBS All Access and will continue the story of Jean-Luc Picard’s adventures after TNG.
No air date yet, hopefully soon!
The Sandman Universe #1
Fans of Neil Gaiman rejoice!
The Sandman Universe #1 hits bookshelves August 8, 2018!
The Sandman Universe oneshot from DC imprint Vertigo is the launchpad from which four new series will spring, expanding the universe of the Sandman.
Written by Simon Spurrier, Nalo Hopkinson, Kat Howard, and Dan Watters (The same writers who will write the four new series) with art from Bilquis Evely and contributions from Dominike “Domo” Stanton, Tom Fowler, Sebastian Fiumara, Max Fiumara, and Mat Lopes.
Have you had the chance to read DC’s short preview? It’s tantalizing!
Not Enjoying a Comic about the Comic Industry
I started reading Howard Chaykin’s HEY KIDS! COMICS! and it wasn’t long before the first speech balloon irritated me.
Chaykin has called this book a love letter to the comic industry, albeit with “acid in the ink.”
Ok, I get that, entertainment isn’t all glitz and glamour, especially to people behind the scenes.
And it’s most certainly true that money is made off the backs of hardworking creators, many of whom who see that money go to other people. This is not a story we don’t know, but that’s not even what I don’t like about the book.
First off, there’s a number of occasions where it’s not even clear to whom characters are speaking. Secondly, blocky speech balloon tails don’t look natural and are distracting.
And thirdly and most grievous; you’ll have to read it for yourself, but there’s definitely some jabs at the comic loving public too.
Maybe I missed something that could change how I view this comic? What do you think?
Nation, what’s good? What has you excited? Tell us!