HAPPY NCBD!!! January is turning out to be quite the slow start when it comes to comics. Not to worry we still have our MOST ANTICIPATED for comics on sale January 10th.
Due to that slow start, we only have the loveable Ox, Kirk and Melinoe from the Comic Black Book community with their MOST ANTICIPATED this week. So let’s jump right into their picks.
Writer: Mark Waid
Artist: Audrey Mok
Colorist: Kelly Fitzpatrick
Letterer: Jack Morelli
Melinoe: Archie is a world that has been around longer than I’ve been alive. You’ve seen it at the checkout line of your local grocery store. With a lot of people thinking they were just joke comics. People never paid them mind. I’ve personally been reading Archie comics since I was a tiny kid and fell in love with the humour and love put behind the characters. Mark Waid started a new run of Archie comics that brought a huge breath of fresh air to the series that spawned even more series like the incredible Betty and Veronica series. This new arc had to do with the fallout of a choice that Archie and Reggie made that put in peril our beloved Betty (#TeamBetty). This series was on my Top 5 list of the year and I honestly can’t wait to read the ending to this amazing arc in Archie #27.
ATLAS & AXIS #1
Ox: From the days when Calvin and Hobbes and Bones were the rage artistically comes this little story of a couple roaming warrior dogs. These best friends have returned home to a village that’s been ransacked by Viking dogs! In this first of four issue run, we see them start on their journey to save their friends. I like the art and coming from Titan, it looks like a fun read and something different from the normal superheroes in tights.
Writer: Ram V
Artist: Dev Pramanik & Dearbhla Kelly
Kirk: I’m pretty sure Paradiso will become my new dystopian obsession as Extremity starts to wind down it’s run. We don’t know much yet from the first issue. A mysterious stranger with a mysterious artefact is all very mysterious. But how Paradiso hooks its readers along for the ride is with insane art that feels somewhere in between digital and watercolor with a lovely steampunk color scheme that does most of the heavy lifting when it comes to conveying the world this comic occupies. A far-flung future that is over-occupied with towering structures creating a claustrophobic cityscape. This mad world is also over-occupied by cyborgs that fans of anime such as Battle Angel Alita, Heat Guy J, and Ghost in the Shell will immediately gravitate to. Get on this now while it’s still early in the series!
That’s it for this week. Have you picked any of the above? Or you picked up something else? Let us know in the comments below.