as has been the case for the past decade or so, my interest in comics ebbs and flows. that's not to say my interest in the medium of comics ebbs and flows, just my dedication to hitting the shop on wednesdays because i can't wait to get my hands on the latest issue of XYZ.
well, the have been a few titles that have been getting my juices flowing lately (ew), and here they are:
gi joe: cobra
i've always been a 'joe fan, but this gritty, realistic take on some of the dark corners of that universe has been utterly fantastic. to give an example of how weird this title can be, chuckles has been the most prominently featured joe in the series so far. so there.
aliens v. predator: three world war
rick leonardi's art rocks. and i love that they picked up the story from the original AvP series waaaaaay back in the early 90's. the raymond swanland covers rule as well.
i don't quite get this "heroic age" that marvel's trotting out (is it an editorial decision or an actual event in the MU?), but this series has made good on the concept by taking the stories in the fantastical, universe-spanning direction that reminds me of the books of my youth. in other words, they made it fun again.
ok, i'm not fully caught up yet (issue 69 or so), but i have been voraciously plowing through trades to see what sadistic torture robert kirkman has in store for his characters next. both touchingly human and brutally visceral, this book lives up to all of its hype.
so, what're YOU reading?
Listening to: the sword: warp riders