Picks of the Week June 26th 2013

…That I wrote for a New York newspaper that didn’t run it.  Think I missed a deadline. As we say on Earth, “c’est la vie.”

This week I’d spend my dough on:

joe casey sex #4 image comics

1. Sex #4, Image Comics. The po-po modern misadventures of ex-costumed vigilante Simon Cooke is top of the pile reading upon every new issue’s release. Writer Joe Casey at the top of his game.

2. Fantastic Four by John Byrne Artist Edition, IDW. They ain’t cheap, but these editions are some of the most gorgeous books on the market today. Scanned from the original, raw drawings, flubs and edits and all, these books reveal the true artistry behind some of the most iconic works in comics history. John Byrne’s FF run is generally considered only second to Lee and Kirby’s and the book reprints 6 full stories. Yowza.

3. Prophet Tp Volume 2, Image. I can’t tell if this is the most satisfyingly whacked-out, bizarrely constructed, science fiction title currently running. I think it is…? I think it is.

4. Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #1, IDW. Do you like Godzilla? Do you like comics? Then you’ll LOVE Godzilla comics. When done well, that is. Luckily IDW’s line of Godzilla books is excellent.

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