New Comics for New Readers – October 24, 2012
Posted by Corey Blake
Wednesday is New Comics Day! Each week, The Comics Observer spotlights
three two brand new releases worth checking out that should be suitable for someone who has never read comic books, graphic novels or manga before. (Yes, only two this week. Not the best week for material for new readers, but there are a couple fun action stories below.)
These are out today! If you like what you see here, click the links to see previews and learn more about them. Then head to your local comic book store, or check out online retailers like Things From Another World and Amazon. Let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook.
(Disclaimer: These aren’t reviews. Recommendations are based on pre-release press, previews, and The Comics Observer‘s patented crystal ball. Product descriptions provided by publisher.)
When the market is flooded with competition, and the authorities are always on your tail, what’s an all-American super villain to do? Go to Spain, of course!
Johnny Bolt convinces his villainous pals to pull off one last heist in the land of bullfighting and churros — but will culture shock get to them before the policia do? And when Johnny’s target is revealed as the Bastard, the greatest super villain of all time, things go horribly wrong — but it’s too late to turn back. A massive secret in the American super-hero community might just work in their favor — and if the Supercrooks can survive, it will mean an enormous payday! From the writer who brought you Kick-Ass and the artist of Superior and Secret Invasion!
The multiple sell-out miniseries from the writer of Who is Jake Ellis? and the artist of Viking, Dancer is the story of a retired assassin who must protect his ballerina love from a sniper stalking them both through the back alleys of a wintry Europe.
CNN calls Dancer: “The best example of what’s possible without a man in tights.”
About Corey BlakeCorey Blake does things on the Internet, and sometimes even in real life. As a comic book pundit, advocate and educator, he regularly contributes to the Comic Book Resources blog Robot 6 and runs the web-magazine The Comics Observer, which provides a variety of perspectives on the comic book art form and industry. He also advises for the award-winning documentary and comics advocacy movement Dig Comics, and is a recurring member of the podcast Part-Time Fanboy. As a comedic performer/actor, Corey has been seen in online web-series such as The Jeff Lewis 5-Minute Comedy Hour (Best Web Comedy-Episodic, Clicker.com), The Starmind Record (Best Direction and Editing, LA Web Series), and Poopdog Entertainment’s Mayer for Mayor (Funny or Die featured video). He is a founding member of the improv comedy group The You Convention, a house team at The Improv Space. See http://www.coreyblake.com for more.
Posted on October 24, 2012, in Columns, New Comics for New Readers and tagged Dancer, Icon Comics, Image Comics, Leinil Francis Yu, Mark Millar, Marvel Comics, Millarworld, Nathan Edmondson, Nic Klein, Supercrooks. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a Comment.