Wow, we have some real winners this week. While Blood Queen and The Squidder make solid plot progression, they also prove that sometimes too much exposition can slow down the overall flow of a comic. Nailbiter and Spread continue to be glowing examples of horror comics today and Nightworld gives us a sweet dose of retro goodness.
Sorry to leave you hanging last week guys, I was on vacation! So, now we are doubling up this time around. A lot of sophomore efforts end up avoiding the slump but not all issues are so fortunate. Image delivers another amazing title and we stock up on smug paranormal detectives who begrudgingly accept their mystic burdens.
This week we continue a few series we have already introduced and also bring forward a series that everyone should be reading back catalogue for by the end of this article.
Doctor Spektor and Nailbiter both do great jobs at fluidly telling a story and hooking us in for more, whileHack/Slash sets up a potentially fun hellish ride and Twilight Zone leaves us wanting less words and more satisfaction.
Now this is a week that has some serious gusto. The man, the myth, the legend Robert Kirkman is debuting his new horror series, Outcast, with art by the always magnificent Paul Azaceta and they are treading into possession territory with zeal. We also get a highly entertaining issue of Chew, the introductory issues of Clive Barker
While it remains to be seen how horror-centric some of these titles will be, Legendary Comics have announced a few new titles that may be right up the horror readers alley. And to par with their namesake, they have some legendary creators attached to the titles. Grant Morrison, one of the most prolific writers of our age, is working on Annihilator (pictured) with artist Frazer Irving. Judd Winnick, the main voice behind the biographic comic Pedro and Me and a longstanding well received run on Exiles, will be bringing us A Town Called Dragon. Last, but certainly not least, Matt Wagner (creator of Mage and Grendel) is working on Dreadstalker. A small synopsis of the comics follows below.
This week, we get a new number one to throw into the ring with The Empty Man from Boom! Studios. Also, Marvel dropped their TPB (trade paperback for new readers) for Night of the Living Deadpool. Som we get a solid dose of the post-Apocalypse this week. One ends up being a solid entry into a genre on the rise and the other ends up falling a little bit flat.