by the Multiversity Comics Staff
There is a lot to cover on Wednesdays. We should know, as collectively, we read an insane amount of comics. Even with a large review staff, it’s hard to get to everything. With that in mind, we’re back with Wrapping Wednesday, where we look at some of the books we missed in what was another great week of comics.
Let’s get this party started.
by Michelle White
A cogent concept with a clever cover – that’s as good a place to start as any. Kicking off a four-part miniseries, this first issue of “POP” from Dark Horse is both energetic and economical.
by David Henderson
The ‘Men Of Tomorrow’ continues as Geoff Johns and John Romita Jr. try their damndest to steer “Superman” back on course. With a strong start behind them, can they keep it up and return the Man Of Steel to his former glory?
by Brian Salvatore
The DC3 decided to take on the Herculean task of covering DC’s weekly books! Our coverage will rotate between creator interviews, issue reviews and annotations, and long-form pieces on featured characters. This, friends, is the DC3kly!
by Stephenson Ardern-Sodje
A costly secret threatens to expose the cracks in the Chicago Organised Worker’s League as their relevance in a world without super villains is called into question, while the ‘supes face-off against the force across the picket-line. Higgins, Siegel and Reis are forging new ground with a story seeped in American history.
by Mike Romeo
Liz Prince’s comics are exactly the type of comics I want to see more of in the world. Her work lies somewhere between the self-reflection of Jeffery Brown and the raucous energy of James Kochalka, examining herself and her surroundings through the lens of a humorist. Her comics are easily digestible while simultaneously impactful and thought provoking, which gives her work an accessibility a lot of other cartoonists can lack.
When not focusing on punk rock or cats Prince’s comics can lean towards cynicism, but she uses humor to keep from ever becoming bleak. Even when she’s her own punchline, the laughs are never meant to be mean spirited or overly self-depricating. Instead, there’s a type of tongue-in-cheek feeling that comes from the cartoonist’s knowing that her reader can relate on some level to the situation. We laugh with her because we’ve all been there. Prince is incredibly honest about her relationships and inner-most feelings, inviting readers to join her in examining some of life’s pitfalls.
by Vince Ostrowski
Greetings and solicitations, Multiversity readers. I bring to you yet another “Best of the Rest” of Previews list where it was yet again nigh impossible to narrow it down to just 10 picks, but I did my best. This month, I went deep to pull in a few alternative graphic novels, Justin Jordan went deep in offering us “Deep State” (as well as another intriguing title), and highlighted a couple of essential collections from Don Rosa and Jack Kirby that hit the Previews catalogue.
So let’s dive in and all start worrying for our wallets.
by Greg Matiasevich and Mike Romeo
Welcome, citizens, to this week’s installment of Multiver-City One! Each and every Wednesday we will be examining the latest Prog from Tharg and the droids over at 2000 AD, and giving you all the pertinent information you’ll need headed into this week’s Thrill-Zine! We’ve got a new Prog this week, so let’s get right to it!
by Sam LeBas
“Sundowners” #1 introduces us to a group of masked vigilantes seeking support and psychological help for a heretofore undiagnosed condition. ‘Sundowning,’ the titular focus of this story, is a syndrome experienced by these would-by superheroes. We, the audience, are invited to sit in on their sessions and judge for ourselves who, or how, we can trust in this complicated reality. Seeley and Terry have created a riddle of a narrative that is sure to keep audiences guessing, on a variety of levels.