Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Royal Jelly: August 12th 2015

21st Century Tank Girl #3
Beauty #1
Boy-1 #1
Constantine the Hellblazer #3
DC Comics Bombshells #1
Descender #6
Harrow County #4
Grant Morrisons 18 Days #2
It Will All Hurt #3
Shutter #14
String Divers #1
Walking Dead #145

Alex + Ada Tp Vol 3
Hellboy & the BPRD 1952 TP
Little Nemo Big New Dreams HC

Woah! It's a huge week for comics. Marvel and DC both saturate the stands today and pretty much every other label is releasing debut issues to new mini series. Now you know I'm more about the smaller stories. The older I get, the less hero comics I actually read but here are some exciting new series:

Beauty #1 published by Image Comics introduces us to the modern society obsessed with outward beauty. In this comic book world, beauty is a sexually transmitted disease and population clamors to obtain physical perfection. Writer Jeremy Haun (Constantine, Batwoman) and Jason A. Hurley bring us this really interesting pilot winner. This is Jason's first Image series. Very exciting.

Boy 1 #1 published by IDW attracted my attention with its mysterious cover. The story centers around the heir of a genetic engineering company who although addicted to drugs, decides to look into the history of this company. Previews tells us that what he discovers will transform him and the course of human evolution. I'm intrigued, are you? The story is brought to us by H.S. Tak with art by Amancay Nahuelpan.

String Divers #1 also from IDW is given to us by the talents of Chris Ryall and Nelson Daniel (Judge Dredd). This story is described as String theory made real and thrilling! This is promised to be Part 1 of the series indicating to me that this will be more than a mini series. The story has been developed from Ashley Wood's 3A Toys.

Clearly there are lots of other series that I'm currently reading which are continuing with this week's releases. Special mention for Farel Dalrymple because I'm so thrilled that It Will All Hurt is being published. Love these issues. They have a cardstock cover and are a larger size than current comic books. Love it.

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