Ah, to be a squirrel named Taco...
This release from Oni Press is a children's book, but it's adorable, hilarious, and it's creative use of breaking the fourth wall is heckin' impressive. Come on a journey with us with Taco the Squirrel, who really loves tacos (don't we all?).
Dark Horse is making money (making) moves!
Weekly Pull Highlights: March 23, 2022
Whether it's building an entirely new mythos or developing a very different subgenre of manga, we're always impressed when boundries are pushed in comics. Also, where the heck did March go?!
Best Fwend Powers, activate!
Weekly Pull Highlights: March 16, 2022
Not every superhero story needs to be super deep, or super depressing, or super dramatic. Sometimes, it's just super people fighting bad guys and shaking hands. And honestly, we're totally into it.
From the author of 1984, we bring you... comics.
What do you do if you're concerned about government domination and classist control? You read comics! Or, at least, we do. Anyway, we think Orwell would probably do the same, and these are probably some of the titles he'd choose to read!
It just requires the right kind of fang-nesse. (oof)
Weekly Pull Highlights: March 9, 2022
We know we've talked a lot of trash about the amount of vampire books coming out recently, but the new title from Jeff Lemire proves that we CAN like vampires, you just have to do something interesting with them!
Finally putting the "detective" back in Detective Comics...
There have been many movies about the Bat, but the new 3-hour spectacle from Matt Reeves is unafraid to take risks and do things the previous films haven't done, while staying very true to the comic source material. To say we were impressed is an understatement! However, when we say don't buy the big drink from concessions, we mean it...
What you may have missed in February!
Honorable Mention Highlights: February 2022
Speed Republic #1
We've had a handful of race-based books in the past couple years, but none nearly as broody as this one. It's a post-capitalist society, where everything is controlled by corporations and we're all manipulated for their amusement... Bezos, please don't read this one. Cool?
Land of the Living Gods #1
A dead world, roving gangs, cybery, shiny ghosts, and a magical plant. This book is unique, charming and generally lovely. I am excited to see where the story goes and who gets wrapped into the mix. However, post-apocalyptic stories are a dime a dozen these days, so it can be a bit exhausting digging through another. I like this book, but I am very close to the end of my interest in the post-apocalypse.
The Killer: State of Affairs #1
An assassin holds down a 9 to 5 office job as a cover while working on a possible maybe coup plot. This book, while not necessarily groundbreaking or ultra exciting, is a pretty approachable action book told by a character whose perspective we don't often get: a more reserved, almost introverted cold-blooded killer.
Short, sweet, and to the point.
Weekly Pull Highlights: March 2, 2022
There's something special in a story that knows it needs to end, and does so when it's supposed to, and doesn't drag out forever, and ever, and ever... Man, it's harder than it looks.
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