Tuesday, April 10, 2018

This Week In Comics: 4/11

Another New Comic Book Day is upon us! Hit 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 their individual publishers.
Opinions are my own.

VS #3 (Image Comics)
In the future, war is a spectator sport and ratings are everything. Satta Flynn’s performance on the field is laughable, and yet his popularity is still through the roof. This issue focuses on some higher ups who cannot fathom why he is so popular when he’s doing so terribly. They want a solution and they want one now. It’s nice to see the behind the scenes of these “war games” and for the first time I realized that this kinda feels more like the future of e-sports than warfare. It feels like want something like Overwatch might evolve into one day. VS is at its core a story about a game - and it’s bloody brutal.

Dry County #2 (Image Comics)
Lou has officially fallen for the girl of his dreams. Everything seems perfect until she mysteriously vanishes. Armed with only a couple clues and a warning to keep the cops out of it, Lou and his friend Rob play ameteur detectives trying to find her. Their search takes them all over southern Florida with not much else to go on. The journal style monologues do a nice job at getting us in Lou’s head. I get the feeling that we’re given a biased point-of-view here and we may find out that his love was a bit one-sided. Dry County is a captivating mystery for the everyman in all of us.

Skyward #1 (Image Comics)
This new science fiction series is written by Joe Henderson (showrunner for Lucifer on Fox) and Lee Garbett (Loki: Agent of Asgard) and tells the story of Willa, a young woman raised in a world of low-gravity. Willa works as a messenger delivering packages around the city by propelling herself through the air and grabbing hold of anything that keeps her floating toward certain doom. The creators did some wonderful world-building here to show how society would change if gravity suddenly got so weak that everyone had to tether themselves to the ground just to stay alive. Willa is a carefree girl who wants to travel and explore the dangerous world around her. She’s the perfect tour guide through a fun and exciting adventure in a world where death is always looming above.

What comics are you picking up this week? Let me know in the comments below!