New Comic Book Day for the week of August 2nd, 2017 featured a lot of great books however my favourite book this week is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Dimension X #1. This book begins the mini-event book spinning out of IDW’s Free Comic Book Day book release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and delves into the mysterious Dimension X. This book should be good fun as TMNT is the best book that IDW is publishing at the moment, with the current TMNT ongoing series being the longest-ever running TMNT series ever published.
This weeks pulls include:
DC’s Batman #28 which delves deeper into the ‘War of Jokes and Riddles’ where we see how Batman is infiltrating the hyper-dangerous territories claimed by Riddler & Joker, while Jim Gordon tries his hand at bringing peace between both groups. This story has been a lot of fun and I can’t wait to see where this story heads.
Green Lanterns #28 releases which follows Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz as they find themselves displaced in time, and back in the days of the first Green Lanterns ever. Cruz’ ring being one of these ancient original rings it is one of the more exciting stories coming out of the Green Lanterns series.
Justice League #26 dropped which begins a new story titled ‘Legacy’ as we see the future remaining children of the Justice League as they find themselves at the end of days, in a world where the current timeline Justice League set off the chain of events in which leads to the future’s doom. This is a great new book as these new characters are introduced and I am immediately attached to their personalities & personal history. Yannick Paquette is back on doing beautiful variant covers for Justice League with his psychedelic cover designs.
Jack “The King” Kirby is honoured this week by DC with their New Gods Special #1 which gives us a fun story that celebrates the beautiful design and thought behind the New God universe, one of the most creative expansions to the DC Universe ever made. Pick this up if you love the New God stories or if you are a new reader curious about what makes this side of the DC Universe so exciting.
Image Comics’ latest Rick Remender title Seven To Eternity #8 came out which should pick up from the huge cliffhanger we were left with in issue #7. This series has gone to some huge places in a short span of time and this book continues to deliver juicy story while expanding the universe in a digestible way as this sort of high-fiction can sometimes be too deep to comprehend every name, organization, or made-up ability. This book under writer Rick Remender will surely be handled properly as he is great at weaving high-fiction comprehensively into his books for readers.
Extremity #6 releases which is a great pseudo-commentary on war in a very tribal universe. This book asks many questions about individuality in a world drowned in war. Pick this book up in collected trades when it comes out as this book is surely one you do not want to miss, as it is a perfect mixture of beautiful high detailed art and phenomenal writing.
My favourite Image book, East of West, released issue #34 this week and I am excited about every issue that releases because we keep getting closer and closer to a point where all the chaos & corruption is succeeding while each empire/house are getting dealt their own due justice. House of Mao in this issue has reached a massive turning point and I am even more excited than ever to see where this book is heading.
AfterShock dropped Jimmy’s Bastards #2 which is a fun example of Garth Ennis at his most irreverent. The dialogue is endearing while being a perfect example of Ennis at his most raunchy. The story feels like an explosively wild parody of James Bond, while taking itself more serious than Austin Powers. I find that I can’t help but read the issue twice to digest everything with this book, and explore all the little things I may have missed the first read through.
IDW released three Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles books this week, such as TMNT ongoing #73, TMNT Universe #12, and the brand new short series titled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Dimension X #1. The TMNT line of books are phenomenal and the Dimension X book is a great starting point for new readers, among TMNT Universe being a constantly great introduction with plenty of independent stories being spun in that series… all which tie-in to the TMNT ongoing series.
Dynamite’s Magnus #2 came out under the Sovereigns imprint, which is a great new story that essentially drops readers into a world where A.I. robots have developed feelings of depression and loneliness. This book feels very much like a detailed and colourful take on the book ‘Do Android Dream of Electric Sheep’ or rather the movie ‘Bladerunner’. This issue really sells the new series as we discover who may truly be in charge.