Before we get into this must haves (my opinion anyway), let’s recap last weeks: Galaxy Quest The Journey Continues #3 from IDW and the Titan’s graphic novel Elric Vol2. Stormbringer. Both are sold series and can’t recommend them enough!
Without further adieu, he’s what my wife is allowing me to buy this week:
Star Trek/Planet of the Apes #5 (of 5)
Scott Tipton, David Tipton (w) • Rachael Stott (a & c)
The battle for conquest of the Planet of the Apes comes to a climax! Can Captain Kirk wrest control of the Gorilla army from the Klingons?
FC • pages • $3.99
No way I could keep the thrilling conclusion of The Primate Directive off my list. This Ape/Phaser mashup is as golden as Starfleet’s insignia. The Tipton brothers script plays smoothly with Stott’s art much like a Heston monologue.
No spoilers here…Do they blow it all to hell? or do they live long and prosper? You’ll just have to read it my nerd chums.
Have to mention the very moving tribute to the late Leonard Nimoy in the back of the book. Kudos Guys!
Erik Burnham, Tom Waltz (w) • Dan Schoening (a & c)
Collecting the hit IDW miniseries! When a new invention goes haywire, the Turtles are sent to a whole new type of New York City. One with a whole lot more ghosts… and Ghostbusters!
TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages
My love for all things Ghostbusters is well documented on the site, and yes, I did review each of of chapters individually, along with talking to both Dan and Erik on the Obi Wan Beard podcast about the crossover…but I thought this series deserved just a few more pixels of space on the SJP site.
Also it give me a chance to say how excited I am for new Ghostbusters Get Real limited series coming in July! EEEIIIYYYYYY!
This is a really fun read, pick it up.
Jeff Lemire (w) • Dustin Nguyen (a & c)
As the brutal robot hunting Scrappers close in on TIM-21, the events that first brought him to the mining colony on the outer edges of space are revealed.
Descender stirs echo’s from many great pas sci-fi odysseys’, but don’t let these familiar themes convince you this is something you’ve seen before. Lemire and Nguyen have created a grand world filled with wonderful characters and real human emotion; it’s a complete submersion into a world of robots, androids, alien worlds, and fear.
Jupiter’s Circle #1
Mark Millar (w) Wilfredo Torres (a) Fank Quitely (c)
The most celebrated superheroes in mid-century America seem to have it all— fame, riches, adoration—but tensions simmer beneath the glossy surface, threatening to crack open the secrets behind their public AND private exploits. Before the family dynasty in JUPITER’S LEGACY began, there was JUPITER’S CIRCLE—a story about a team whose personal dramas collide with super-powered spectacle!
Superbly written, and containing art by Torres that Jack Kirby would smile at, Millar’s prequel to Jupiter’s Legacy is another adult superhero tale of the Silver Age. If you’re a fan of realistic superhero portraits look no further. Beautiful work!
Well that’s what this guy is buying…what you picking up this week?