Guest Star KARA’s Picks of the Week for 10/30/13!
- Saga #15 - I’ve judged this book by its cover, and I have found it EXCELLENT. If you haven’t started this series yet, a) WHY HAVEN’T YOU and b) GET ON THAT. It’s engrossing and weird and utterly wonderful, and you’ll want to wallpaper your life in Fiona Staples’s art.
- Powerpuff Girls #2 - Cue the theme song. The first issue set the tone as a spot-on adaptation of the killer Cartoon Network series of yore. You can just about hear the characters talking in their voices as you read. Plus, more Mojo Jojo is always a good thing.
- The Fox #1 - I have a soft spot for the Red Circle heroes, so when The Fox was announced I was excited, but when I saw that Mark Waid was involved I almost passed out. It’s gonna be good, is what I’m trying to say here. Stop reading this list and start reading this book, NOW.
- Damian: Son of Batman #1 - Definitely scared to read this one. DC killing off Damian was rage-inducing for me, so I’m not sure I’m ready to have my heart broken again. But I’m also morbidly curious, so, yeah, I’ll read it. I just might have to angry-capslock-tweet about it afterwards.
Kara supervises the international production team at comiXologyand is super excited about her Halloween costume this year.
comiXology Unbound’s 13 Days of Halloween!
Day 7 - 30 Days of Night
Read the comics that inspired the cult classic horror flick! The story of an isolated Alaskan town that is plunged into darkness for a month each year when the sun sinks below the horizon. As the last rays of light fade, the town is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires bent on an uninterrupted orgy of destruction. Only the small town’s husband-and-wife Sheriff team stand between the survivors and certain destruction.
Right now you can get a bunch of issues and collections of 30 Days of Night at a hell of a discount!
Me Signing at the @Comixology both this last weekend at #nycc
Thanks for stopping by Sara, it was awesome!!
When IDW resurrected G.I. Joe for an all-new, all-out insane comic series they brought back the only enemy the Joes ever needed: Cobra Commander! Ruthless, resourceful and often downright terrifying the mantle of “Commander” has been worn by many a mysterious evildoer and this week we’re shining the spotlight on that mirror-plated helmet of evil.
Here’s your reading assignment:
- G.I. Joe Origins #1 – 5: Originally intended to be THE Cobra Commander by fan-favorite Joe scribe Larry Hama, the character of ‘The Chimera’ was first introduced as an insane stock broker who murdered his family and gathered a militia around him. He was later dropped for the Cobra Council, and while it has not been proven, he is most likely the “Commander” seen in the first Cobra series.
- G.I. Joe Cobra: When a Joe secret agent infiltrates Cobra to bring them down from within, a web of deceit and betrayal is woven and at it’s center stands the Commander. Here the title belongs to a wealthy and even well known businessman who chooses to remain hidden in the shadows, but when he is forced to play his hand all out war ensues for the venomous organization. Grab the first issue for FREE right now.
- G.I. Joe: Cobra Civil War: When the Cobra Council seeks to elect a new Commander, their tried and true method of Trial by Combat causes nothing but trouble for the world at large. Many assets of the organization and it’s revered head are revealed in this exciting mini-series that changed what we know about Cobra and paved the way for the current commander and his even more lethal agenda of world wide terror.
- G.I. Joe Cobra Files: While this new series focuses on an elite Joe team dedicated to gathering data on all things Cobra, it does shed some light on the ever-evolving mythos of Cobra, and it’s on sale right now. so it’s definitely worth picking up.
Kara’s Picks of the Week (9/11/13)
- Red Sonja #3 - Our heroine is alone with her thoughts? Sold. Gail Simone is an absolute genius at writing believable voices for her characters, and watching the red headed devil fight her own dark inner voice is going to be amazing.
- My Little Pony: Micro Series - Celestia - Calling all Bronies and Pegasisters! Finally, a book that shows us what Celestia is up to when she’s not reading letters from Twilight Sparkle and friends. Read and learn how to deal with everypony’s snark and drama like a pro princess.
- X-Men Vol. 4 #5 - Never read X-Men? No problem. Jump right in with the all-female mutant team for an issue of time-traveling dilemmas and good old fashioned team drama.
- Justice League 23.2: Featuring Lobo/Lobo #1 - You had me at “Screw You.” Marguerite Bennet made me root for our smokin’ antihero in the first ten words of this New 52 Villains Month book. Is it too soon to beg for an ongoing?
Kara supervises the international production team at comiXology and may or may not be writing sparkly New 52 Lobo fanfiction right now.