New comics are due to hit the shelves on Wednesday so here’s a look ahead at some of the books we’ll be picking up this week along with a full list of titles that will be available from Paradox Comics.
Jo S: Rich pickings in this week's abundant list: some horror, some fantasy, some comedy and a little heresy - it looks to be nothing if not a varied experience for me.
The horror dose comes in the form of a double shot of Alex Cormack's rich, intense artwork: the exhaustingly violent Sink has yet to fail in the 'I'm queasy but I love it' stakes and the impossibly yet more gruesome Road Of Bones; the attack on one of the band of gulag escapees appeared, as was foreshadowed in issue #3, but not as planned at all! Let's see if issue #4 will wrap up this miniseries with a kitten and bunny cuddlefest to lighten the dismal mood. I tend to include She Could Fly: The Lost Pilot in my horror pile too, I think mostly because I associate Martín Morazzo's off-kilter, unnerving artwork with Generation Gone and especially with Ice Cream Man, which is still creeping me out at 13 issues. The series wraps up this week; it's been a pretty stressful ride throughout and it feels like it's been going for more than its five so far, which I guess is a sign that it's a good time to close up!
Image are really going all out on the fantasy kick at the moment: the first couple of issues of Sonata caught my attention with beautiful credible visuals of alien races vying for resources on a misty but dramatic new world. I missed the first issue of Reaver (tsk, a busy week, something had to go), but the PCG's own Kenny J convinced me swiftly of my error this week, and I'll be picking up issues #1 and #2 this Wednesday to correct that.