No podcast? Well that doesn’t mean we have to skip out on this week in comics as well! This week we will be discussing three very different comics. These books will feature the likes of the FBI, a father son/duo and a group of kids just trying to survive. Some of these stories just hitting there strive, some coming to an end, as well as a good old fashion one shot. So lets dive into this week’s stake.
The Tithe #5
Written by Matt Hawkins and Rahsan Ekedal Art by Phillip Sevy
Just when I thought Tithe couldn’t get any better Matt Hawkins goes the extra mile! In volume one of Tithe we meet a group of hacktivist who rob super churches called Samaritan. The leader of the group, Samantha, is now working with the FBI! You think all will be well in her first days on the job you would be wrong! Hawkins steps up the religious tension from robbing super churches to using Islamic terrorist as the villains or are they? Just when you think you have figured out what is going on in this series another curve ball is thrown into the mix. Tithe has quickly became one of my favorite titles from Image. I love it all from the writing down to the art it just a fun book. This may not be for everyone but if you can over look the religious tones and just enjoy the story you will love this book!
Fury #1 50 Years of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Written by David F. Walker Art by Lee Ferguson
Marvel has really out done themselves with the 50 Year of S.H.I.E.L.D. one shots. This week’s book focus’s on a pair of Nick Fury’s. Nick Fury Jr. gets drug back in time to help his father stop the Hate-Monger from changing the future timeline. I really enjoy how this book begins telling two simuliar stories featuring S.H.I.E.L.D. one in the past and one in the current. While chasing the Hate-Monger Nick Fury Jr. gets pulled into the story being told in the past. This book touches on a lot of important factors such as race relations in 1965. This is important because we know how much race talk was brought up when they changed Fury from a white man to a black man. Once you get past the race issues you see how a father son duo does their job to protect the world all while making sure no events change the timeline. David Walker does an amazing job telling two different stories on the same page and art by Lee Ferguson really pulls it off. If you are a fan of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. or just a comics fan in general I suggest this series of one shots including Fury, Quake, Agent Carter and Mockingbird.
Written by Noelle Stevenson Art by Sanford Greene
Secret Wars has brought us a ton of amazing mini series and Runaways was one of them. Noelle Stevenson told a story of a group of kids who where put through a Hunger Games style final exam where the winners lived and the losers where expelled aka killed. One group of kids lead by Amadeus Cho figures out whats going on and makes a run for it. They make it to their destination but not without being following. The group gets split up and taken back to the school and this final issue tells the story from there. I have really enjoyed this series not sure if it’s because its about a group of misfits working together or because of who the villain is. Stevenson does an amazing job making you feel for this group of kids through the loss of a friend to the making of a new romance. If you are looking for something to pass the time while waiting for the next issue of Secret Wars pick up this amazing mini-series.