A comiXologist Recommends:
Harris Smith recommends Spread #1
The end of the world, or rather what happens after the end of the world, is big in the cultural consciousness right now. In the past month, The Leftovers and The Last Ship have debuted on television and Bong Joon-Ho’s Snowpiercer has opened in cinemas. Recent comics have presented a diverse array of post-apocalyptic scenarios as diverse as The Wake, Kranburn, Crossed: Badlands and The New 52: Futures End. The latest among these is Spread, which proposes a particularly treacherous landscape replete with disease, roving bands of marauders and deadly tentacled monsters straight out of John Carpenter’s The Thing.
At the center of this chaos is a lone wanderer known only as No. Speaking very little and wielding a pair of hatchets with deadly skill, No recalls the antiheroes of classic Spaghetti westerns or Samurai films. In fact, as No finds himself caring for an infant in this debut story, Spread specifically recalls the classic Manga and film series, Lone Wolf and Cub.
Whatever the reason for this current spate of end-of-days narratives, Spread is a welcome addition. It’s good, gory fun for fans of horror and action. The monsters, bright red and dripping with goo, are some of the best I’ve seen in comics since the X-Men first encountered the Brood. No makes for a compelling central figure. He’s tough but not ostentatious, grim yet compassionate. I’m looking forward to seeing where Spread goes. Issue one is enthralling and shows the potential for an exciting, unpredictable new comic.
Harris Smith is a Brooklyn-based comics and media professional. In addition to his role as a Senior Production Coordinator at comiXology, he edits several comics anthologies, including Jeans and Felony Comics, under the banner of Negative Pleasure Publications. He’s also the host of the weekly radio show Neagtive Pleasure on Newtown Radio.
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comiXolgy Unbound's Weekend #comicbinge
↳The Strange Tale of Luther Strode & The Legend of Luther Strode
This weekend we’re binging on Justin Jordan and traddmoore's Luther Strode comics! Beautiful and gruesome and highly entertaining, what better way to spend a weekend?!
Luther Strode is just your average nerd until he sends away for a bodybuilding course from an old comic book, one that works a whole lot better than he ever imagined. His newfound strength and strange talents make school a lot easier, but they’ve also caused some very, very bad people to take a very, very keen interest in him. Things will never be the same for Luther Strode…if he survives.
Luther Strode lives.
Five years after losing everything, Luther has become more than a nightmare for the evil men in his city… he has become a legend. But somebody is hunting the bogeyman, and he has dangerous allies that Luther will never expect. Luther Strode lives; but for how long?
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