May 28th, 2015

New This Week in Comics 5/25-5/31

It’s a very diverse new week in comics for RSRG Entertainment. This week we will be breaking down a book from Dark Horse, Avatar and two from Marvel. All four of these titles couldn’t be any different. They include a love letter to a legend, a sequel to a juggernaut, a fly boy meets dinosaurs and two heros saving kids. If that isn’t enough to wet your beak  I don’t know what is. Lets dive into our mini reviews.

Fight Club 2 #1
Written by Chuck Palahniuk Art by Cameron Stewart
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In 1996 Chuck Palahniuk wrote Fight Club, a novel that would change pop culture forever. Now in 2015 he has done it again with Fight Club 2. We pick up with the our narrator who is going by the name Sebastian. He is fighting to be a normal husband and father with the help of medication. Turns out his wife Marla prefers Tyler over Sebastian (surprise, surprise). Through a series of events Tyler shows his true colors and creates the chaos he is. Palahniuk does an amazing job picking up right from where he left all those years ago. Cameron Stewart’s art is beautiful really works with this form of story telling. As a huge fan of Fight Club I was overly excited for the release of this comic series and boy did it live up to it! If you are a fan of Fight Club,  the David Fincher film or just comics in general this is for you!

Where Monsters Dwell #1
Written by Garth Ennis Art by Russ Braun
Marvel’s summer event Secret Wars is in full swing which means tons of new titles. In a week that brought us new versions of Old Man Logan and Infinity Gauntlet you wouldn’t expect the stand out comic to be Where Monsters Dwell. This first issue was a fun series featuring play boy pilot Karl Kaufmann who fans of Marvel may know as Phantom Eagle. Kaufmann teams up with a mysterious damsel in distress who has a mean shot when it comes to killing dinosaurs. It’s always a fun book when you see Garth Ennis and Russ Braun has teamed up on a book. The art on this issue was amazing and the colors by Dono Almara really bring this book to life. From the day scenes to the stormy night this book really stands out. If you are already reading the Secret Wars event why not add a little fun to your stack with Where Monsters Dwell.

Providence #1
Written by Alan Moore Art by Jacen Burrows
If you are a fan of H.P. Lovecraft then you will be a fan of Alan Moore’s new book Providence. Providence is the third H.P. Lovecraft influenced comic from Avatar Press and the second written by Moore. We are introduced to a seasoned journalist named Robert Black who is looking for a story based on book The King in Yellow by Robert Chambers. It leads him to meet up with an expert on Sous Le Mondes, Dr. Alvarez. The doctor tells him that Chambers work is just a prediction of what is to come! This is a terrific book for fans of Moore and the are by Burrows is great as well. This book really has the feel of Moore’s past work and it really reminds me of League of Extraordinary Gentleman. If you are a fan of Alan Moore or H.P. Lovecraft then this book is for you!

All-New Hawkeye #3
Written by Jeff Lemire Art by Ramon Perez
Hawkeye has grown to be such a fan favorite over the last couple of years thanks to Matt Fraction. While tons of fans was worried about a new series following Fraction’s exit. Turns out there was nothing to worry about. Jeff Lemire and Ramon Perez are doing a fantastic job writing not only Clint Barton but also Kate Bishop. This team of Hawkeyes have done some amazing work in the past few months. In this issue Clint and Kate meet up with Maria Hill to discuss the kids they found in the last issue. Turns out S.H.I.E.L.D. isn’t treating the kids to well and Kate has something to say about it. My favorite part of this series is the flash backs. While they don’t take up to much room they are done so beautifully and stand out. The diverse art skills of Perez blows my mind. His ablity to switch art styles from panel is outstanding. If you haven’t been reading All-New Hawkeye I recommend you hoping on board as this is a fun series and is a great break from the craziness of Secret Wars.

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