After giving ourselves a well deserved week off from the Watchlist we’re back with the first Watchlist of 2013. If you’re just joining us in your hungover state and considering tomorrow’s comics then this is the place to get your recommendation. Jo, Stephen and I sit round our JLA type table and discuss the options and give you an idea of what to look out for.
Jo – Colder #3 by Paul Tobin and Juan Ferreyra:
Colder, written by Paul Tobin, with artwork by Juan Ferreyra, published by Dark Horse, is scheduled for release this Wednesday and despite being up against the likes of Marvel NOW!, Prophet, The Manhattan Projects, Punk Rock Jesus and the latest installment of ‘Death of the Family’, it’ll be atop my reading stack. The creative team behind Falling Skies is going ‘great guns’ – Tobin’s dialogue is snappy and he’s developed character and plot well so far, whilst Ferreyra’s art has possessed a hypnotic quality, as well as a fluidity, often absent from the medium. Will Reece and Declan be able to escape Nimble Jack’s world of chaos and monsters? Find out this week!
Stephen – Batman Incorporated #6 by Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham:
Grant Morrison’s second volume of Batman Incorporated continues this week, and shows no signs of letting up the pace or quality that has come to be expected from the title. After last issues explosive events we are promised further exciting adventures in issue 6 with Bat-Robots fighting Man-Bat armies as Leviathan’s control over Gotham City tightens. This issue also sees the return of the mysterious Leviathan agent known as The Heretic, first encountered in Batman: The Return. The writing on this title is Morrison at his mind-bending best, and the art by Chris Burnham is so, so good it leaves an imprint on your retina. Go buy this comic book while it still exists, because it won’t be around forever.
Mark – Morbius Living Vampire #1 by Joe Keatinge and Richard Elson:
Who loves Vampires? Who’s been reading Amazing Spider-Man? I’m pretty sure most people’s hands went up then. The first time I ever came across Morbius was in the Spider-Man 90’s cartoon and have loved the character ever since and after Amazing Spider-Man #699.1 which was pretty much a the zero issue for the his ongoing – I’m sold. The point one issue showed me more of his character than I’d realised he had and I’m looking forward to seeing what happens next. It also helps that Joe Keatinge has been doing some wonderful work over at Image Comics on Hell Yeah and Glory. Give it a go – what’s the worst that could happen?
What will you be picking up?