In the first installment of a new recurring series, we recommend great, currently running reads that we've never discussed on the show. Expect another installment of this sooner than later.
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- IDW: with a wide array of great new releases this week, among others...
- Locke & Key Master Edition Hardcover Vol 1
- Donald Duck #1
- Mark Waid’s Insufferable #1 and Empire: Uprising #2
- Douglas Adams’ Dirk Gently, Holistic Detective Agency #1
- Transformers: Treasury Edition
- Jem and the Holograms #3
- The Autumnlands (formerly Tooth and Claw)
- written by Kurt Busiek
- pencils and ink by Benjamin Dewey
- color by Jordie Bellaire
- lettering by Comicraft
- 5 issues in, ongoing, TPB available for preorder (available July 2015)
In a world of wizards and floating cities, anthropomorphic animal-people summon a "chosen one" from the past. the first human any of them has seen . The Autumnlands is a character-driven, plot-driven, "big epic narrative" that is great for fans of books like Saga who are looking for more to read.
- written by Joshua Williamson
- pencils and ink by Andrei Bressan
- color by Adriano Lucas
- lettering by Pat Brousseau
- 7 issues in, ongoing, first TPB now available
A young boy disappears through a portal and lands in a strange fantasy world. As just one year passes "back home", he lives a life in "Terrenos" through to adulthood, becoming a hulking barbarian hero. Then he comes back home.
- written by Mark Millar
- pencils and ink by Sean Murphy
- color by Matt Hollingsworth
- lettering by Chris Eliopoulos
- 4-part miniseries currently on issue 3/4, TPB up for preorder (available July 2015)
Time travel technology is perfected, but one of the two guys trusted and trained how to use it goes rogue. A tight, four-issue miniseries in the now-typical "Millar action movie" style.
- King: Jungle Jim
- written by Paul Tobin
- art by Sandy Jarrell
- lettering by Marshall Dillon
- 4-part miniseries currently on issue 3/4
The most surprising, absolutely perfect new book on the stands features the King Features Syndicate character least likely to already be a fan favorite or big buzz title. This comic introduces our soon-to-trademark, titular "slap-in-the-mouth guarantee". I dare say fellows, if you no love of this book, you may not enjoy fun, as it were.
- written by Jay Faerber
- pencils and ink by Scott Godlewski
- color by Ron Riley
- lettering by Thomas Mauer
- 7 issues in, ongoing, TPB available
"Frontier/western in spaaaaace" with a single mother sheriff taking her son to a new post that is full of strife, graft, and mysterious characters.
- Southern Cross
- written by Becky Cloonan
- pencils and ink by Andy Belanger
- color by Lee Loughridge
- 3 issues in, ongoing
A woman goes on a mission (so far, a "long western train ride through spaaaaace") to find out the real reasons and events that led to her sister's death.
- They're Not Like Us
- written by Eric Stephenson
- pencils and ink by Simon Gane
- color by Jordie Bellaire
- lettering by Fonografiks
- 5 issues in, ongoing, TPB up for preorder (available July 2015)
A mentor brings powered humans together, but with much more complexity than you might associate with something like the X-Men. In fact, John finds it to be "much more complex than just an alternate take on the X-Men".
- Rat Queens
Four female friends drink, get stoned, fight, and go after bounties in this "sword and sorcery" story that you don't have to consider yourself a fantasy fan to enjoy. A fan favorite coming back after a hiatus and change in artist.