May 25, 2023
There were no Marvel books this week.
There was a shipping issue so Comic World did not get in their Marvel books as they normally do. Todd told me it would be Friday (ish). It was sad.
However, I did still get some books. There would have been a time when I would not have had anything in my pull box had the Marvel shipping failed. Now, I collect a ton of independent books (even one or two from DC) and it filled the space lacking by Marvel.
Indigo Children #3. “Chapter Three: Adagio For a Songbird.” Story and script by Curt Pires & Rockwell White with line art by Alex Diotto. We meet a third Indigo Child, Rose. Her backstory is covered intricately and she comes together well with our familiar cast. This continues to be one of the best of the independent books I read.
Where Monsters Lie #3-4. Script by Kyle Starks and art by Piotr Kowalski. I finally got issue #3, which I have been missing for awhile. I have had #4 waiting fore several weeks now. Much like White Savior #4, Where Monsters Lie #3 went through a long and challenging pathway to my ownership. This series was bloody and brutal. I did like most of it, but it certainly did not feel like a finale of a series at the end of #4. I expect that this will continue one day.
The Ambassadors #5. Written by Mark Millar and featuring art by Matteo Buffagni. We are introduced to yet another new member, Code Name: Australia. I liked this character but the last page of the issue indicated that this was “To Be Concluded” in issue #6. It’s over? It feels as if it is just getting started. Bizarre.
All Eight Eyes #2. Written by Steve Fox and drawn by Piotr Kowalski. Another creepy issue with these giant spiders. The book though is also focusing on the relationship between Reynolds and Vin and that is as compelling as the monsters.
Harrower #4. Written by Justin Jordan and illustrated by Brahm Revel. This was another book that seemingly just ended. That ending was very out of nowhere and threw off what was a pretty well paced book to that point. It was quite jarring.
The Twilight Man. Story and art by Koren Shadmi. To be fair, I am only about halfway through this graphic novel that tells the life story of Rod Serling and the birth of television, but I am enjoying it so far. It is a well constructed tale with Rod talking with a woman on an airplane, narrating his own story. I was never a huge fan of the Twilight Zone, but this caught my attention in a Previews so I thought I would give it a try and it has been great so far. I hope to finish it some time this weekend.