Wednesday night again and here I am to talk about today’s pre-order deliveries at the local comic book store, Legacy Comics & Cards in Glendale CA. It was a big week with 4 books coming in pre-order and 1 getting plucked off the shelves because the writer’s proven name stuck out to me as I was shopping.
The book that really stands out in my stack today is Brian K. Vaughn’s Saga. The cover has a wonderful modern fantasy look to it with a winged woman and a horned man standing next to each other with a slightly horned babe between them – all of this is beautifully rendered by one, Fiona Staples. Although I have not gotten through more than a trade from Vaughn’s Y: the Last Man – not because it isn’t good – his run on Runaways forced me to pick up Ex Machina (one of my favorite super hero titles of all time) and I eventually came to love Lost if for no other reason than because it was from beginning to end more and less than many people are willing to admit. So, yeah, I’m looking forward to reading Saga.
Next on my stack are a couple of forward thinking, alternatively sized books: Blood for Stone from Alterna and Elmer, A Comic Book from Slave Labor Graphics. While Blood for Stone looks like it’s going to be a pretty straight forward medieval fantasy, Elmer has a freaking chicken on the cover with a quote that calls it, “…the Great Filipino Novel”. Well, hell, how can’t I be interested in either of these books.
The last pre-order book in my stack is Divine Wind from Kickstart Comics and Jeff Amano. While Kickstart comics have not exactly left me craving for another book from them (more to come on that in later posts), I was a fan of Amano’s work on Fade from Grace – a comic that I consider to be top of the game – certainly when it comes to comics as art and doing something for the medium. So, Kickstart gets another try from me with this book.
The last book in the stack tonight is Hell Yeah. I had apparently missed it in an earlier week but when I saw Keatinge’s name on it, I had to give it a whirl because of my love for what he did with Rob Liefeld’s Glory – you can read about my feelings on that here.