Ewww, second straight week of this article. Didn’t think it was coming back did you? Be honest.
(Feelings aren’t hurt. I am a strong person.)
Let’s recap last week…Galaxy Quest #2, Zombies Vs Robots #2, Criminal One Shot, and Rasputin #5.
This week’s fill is just as diverse, check ’em out!
1. IMPERIUM #2 [VALIANT NEXT)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART | Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE |Cover A by RAUL ALLEN | Cover B by DOUG BRAITHWAITE |
Cover C by BUTCH GUICE | Variant Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (JAN151647)
The battle for utopia continues! The second shocking chapter from New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (HARBINGER) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS)!
A psychic dictator, an inhuman robot, a mad scientist, a murderous alien and a super-powered terrorist are about to try and take over the world…and you’re going to be rooting for them every step of the way. THIS IS IMPERIUM.
Honestly, I’m kinda lost in this series so far…but it’s so intriguing. Good guys are bad guys, bad guys are good or so I think. The real world background is refreshing in this complicated tale.
I’m going to keep reading even if I’m not sure on the finer plot lines.
2. ’68 Jungle Jim: Guts‘N’Glory (One-Shot)
Story By: Mark Kidwell | Art By: Jeff Zornow | Art By: Jay Fotos | Cover By: Nat Jones | Cover By: Jay Fotos
Variant Cover By: Nate Van Dyke | Variant Cover By: Jay Fotos
JUNGLE JIM IS DEAD. LONG LIVE JUNGLE JIM! Private Brian Curliss returns to Vietnam, armored in bamboo, burlap, and a haunted gas mask to avenge a group of slaughtered US Peace Corps volunteers murdered by the sadistic guerillas of the Khmer Rouge. In hellish jungles swarming with the living dead, a hero’s sanity can pass the breaking point…and his soul be lost in the eyes of a ghost from home.
This is the hottest LZ out there! ’68 Zombie flat out does the undead genre right; no frills,or over compilicated plots, just high body counts and gore. Oh, the beautiful horror!
Jungle Jim is as nasty as ever, and still suffering from major PTSD. Both the script and art are colorful. Welcome back Jungle Jim long may you reign.
’68 Zombie is back ago next month with a story involving the Zodiac Killer; can’t wait.
Listen to my interview with co-creator Jay Fotos for more ’68 Zombie love. Listen Here
3. Star Trek/Planet of the Apes #3 (of 5)
Scott Tipton, David Tipton (w) • Rachael Stott (a & c)
It’s the battle for the ages! Taylor has escaped the Planet of the Apes, and Captain Kirk must bring him back! Plus, the Klingon/Gorilla alliance makes its move against Dr. Zaius and Ape City!
I spent the weekend watching Star Trek 2, 3, and 4, remembering the talent of Leonard Nimoy. Star Trek is the same without him (or any of the original cast), but there is just something deeper with Spock. Nimoy breathed life into those lines, they lived.
So my list this week had to include a Star Trek book, it just happened to be a mini series that I’m feeling right now. This has been a whirlwind series, moving quicker than warp speed. The dialogue is excellent and the art top notch. It’s the equivalent of a DQ blizzard satisfying my nostalgia cravings.
4. Monster Motors: The Curse of Minivan Helsing #1 (of 2)
Brian Lynch (w) • Nick Roche (a & c)
Transylvania, Kentucky is being overrun by Monster Motors! Vampire cars that suck gas from their victims! Lunar-powered werewolf vehicles that grow fangs and claws when the moon is full! Someone has to keep them all in check. Enter MINIVAN HELSING: four-wheeled monster-hunter. It’s his job to hunt down the Monster Motors and bring them to justice. His new target? Genius Mechanic Vic Frankenstein and his Frankenride, a monstrous mac truck made from the parts of fallen cars and trucks!
I have so much love for this title that I had to scribble 400 words proclaiming it; read my full review here.
This is my book of the week. Pick it up!
I’ll be back next week with more picks from my brown paper sack.