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. To see what’s available at Paradox this week, click here.
Stewart R: The end is coming. Will the cogs keep turning, or will the machine grind to a halt and the solar system of clockwork freeze over and grow dark? Brass Sun #6 brings this great series from Ian Edginton and I.N.J Culbard to a close and though I hope that Wren can succeed on her journey to fix the sun and keep the solar system full of life, I've no idea just how things will come to their conclusion. I'd only recently become aware that this American style comic format was a reprint of material that had been printed in 2000 AD Progs over the past few years, but the key thing is that the release of this final chapter has fallen pretty much at the same time as the ending gets delivered in the UK serial which is a nice touch so that fans of the story can all enjoy the resolution at the same point. I've enjoyed this series so much that I'm quietly hoping that this might be a universe that these talented creators might revisit again in the not too distant future. For those who may have missed out on this great, ummm, clockworkpunk...? Clockpunk...? *Ahem* this great science fiction story will get the opportunity to own the whole thing in hardback format from the first week in December, so keep your eyes out for that! Back to this week and as you're about to hear from Matt, it's a quiet seven days superhero-wise for us PCG guys. I myself am only picking up Elektra #7 and Inhuman #7 from Marvel and those are two of the smaller books in their slate - though I've certainly been enjoying both series. We've been given a week off from the main AXIS event book and none of the associated tie-ins are grabbing my attention that's for sure. Therefore, my gaze will fall upon the wealth of creator-owned work out there and the likes of Low #4, Sundowners #3 and Wayward #3 find themselves amongst books who are thankfully clocking up the issue numbers and continuing to flourish, such as Sex, Saga, The Massive and Black Science!
Matt C: It had to happen sooner or later and I think this is the first time it has happened, but this week I am only purchasing creator-owned comics. It's not a phenomenally busy week for me, but then it's not exactly quiet either, and with none of Marvel's offerings tempting me in any way, it's all about Dark Horse, Oni Press and (mostly) Image. Without belabouring the point, I'll let the selection of comics speak for themselves, and so here they are:
Black Science #10
The Bunker #7
The Massive #27
Southern Bastards #5
I still love the superhero genre (and always will) but with that lot to look forward to I don't think I'll miss it this week.