We may not have time to review every book on our pull-lists but we do aim to provide a snapshot of what's been released over the past week, encompassing the good, the bad, and those that lie somewhere in between.
Also this week, Matt C's New Mutants Project continues.
Writer: Nathan Edmondson
Art: Konstantin Novosadov
Stewart R: Nathan Edmondson is proving to be quite the versatile writer over at Image. His espionage/action series The Activity was nicely balanced against noirish thriller Dancer, and I only ever hear great things about his Jake Ellis comics. Now he’s trying his hand at psychological fantasy with Dream Merchant. It’s a flowing debut that provides some insight into the strange and troubled life that protagonist Winslow has led until now and doesn’t feel it’s in too much of a hurry while doing so. I mean that in a complementary way as this is a hefty read containing no less than 44 pages of full colour story from the promising hand of Novosadov and when the pace picks up halfway through the chase is kinetic and tense, only adding to the mystery as Winslow is pursued by unknown forces in his sleep and the real world. Perhaps there’s just a bit too much in the mystery department and not quite enough in the way of explanation over the whole course and something about Anne’s involvement doesn’t seem quite right to me, but these are early days indeed and Edmondson is definitely a writer who makes you want to find those answers and see where a story takes you. 7/10