Tuesday, February 13, 2018

This Week In Comics - 2/14

Tomorrow is Wednesday and that means New Comic Book Day. Click the jump to check out some of the new comics hitting the shelves at your local comic book shop this week.

Disclaimer: I received advance copies of all comics featured this week courtesy of Image Comics.
Opinions are my own.

death of love
Death of Love #1

Philo Harris is an asshole. He’s a nice guy, and that’s not a compliment. He’s the kind of guy who thinks he’s in the mythical friend zone, constantly trying to save girls from their perfectly fine boyfriends by getting in their pants. One day, a mysterious man offers Philo a bottle of pills. They’re supposed to help him find love. They technically do - if by “find love” you mean “grant the supernatural ability to see cupids.” A lot of set-ups happens here, so I’m not really sure where this is going. We open on a scene of Philo brutally chopping some cupids up with a chainsaw before flashing back finding out how he got the pills. I don’t know why he is murdering cupids, but I like it. It gives me a Scott Pilgrim vibe - supernatural tropes used as a metaphor for love and the dating game. And Phil is the kind of hero you love to hate and want to see him get worse as the story goes.

Kick-Ass #1

Mark Miller and Joe Romita Jr. have teamed up to relaunch their groundbreaking graphic novel, Kick-Ass, as a brand-new ongoing series. Taking a page from Marvel, this Kick-Ass is All-New and All-Different. Meet Patience Lee, an army veteran who struggles to make ends meet after returning home. When all else fails, Patience dons the green and yellow suit with plans to become an urban Robin Hood, steal from gangs and thugs and give half of her “income” back to her community. Besides being a black woman, Patience’s military training and desire to support her family is a great inverse of the original Kick-Ass (a skinny, white, teen geek who wanted to be a superhero for the hell of it.) It’s a gut-wrenching, new beginning and it’ll leave you wanting more. Luckily, an all-new Hit-Girl ongoing series starts next week!

mighty morphin power Rangers shattered grid 25th anniversary
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #24

I don’t have an advance copy of this (Hey, BOOM!, hook me up) but this month marks the prelude to Shattered Grid, the 25th anniversary project that will see a universe hoping crossover featuring Rangers from across the entire series. The storyline will officially begin with next month’s #25 and will span both this series and Go Go Go Power Rangers. It looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun.

What are you picking up this week?