Every Monday on G&C I’ll be previewing the new comics I’m most looking forward to in the coming week. These are the comics that I expect will be fun, exciting, and worth your monies. If you think I’ve missed anything, leave a note in the comment section and let me know what you’re eagerly anticipating. Here’s my top three, and then a short list of other books to be aware of.
New Comics for April 30, 2014:
“Chew” #41: Written by John Layman. Interior art by Bob Guillory. Published by Image. Price: $2.99.
If you’ve never read “Chew” before, it is one of the oddest, darkest, and funniest comics published today. I mean, just look at that cover; my favorite part is the note on the slot machine that reads “Warning: gambling may lead to being Filthy Filthy RICH.” The story takes place in a world similar to ours, except there are people who have food related psychic powers, a terrible poultry disease made chicken illegal, and the FDA is the highest authority in the land. Also aliens, cannibals, and cyborgs. Layman and Guillory have said that they’re story ends with issue #60, so start reading now before it’s too late.
“Dexter’s Laboratory” #1: Written by Derek Fridolfs. Interior art by Ryan Jampole. Published by IDW. Price: $3.99.
We at Game and Comic were so excited about this new “Dexter’s” series that we wrote about it here when we first heard it was coming out. This series holds a lot of nostalgia for me. I can clearly hear Dexter shouting “DEE DEE!” and see Monkey suiting up and flying away to fight evil. IDW has been phenomenal at translating our favorite childhood Cartoon Network cartoons into successful and fun comic books. I hope the same will be true for Dexter, and I eagerly await their upcoming crossover event “Super Secret Crisis War.”
“Silver Surfer” #2: Written by Dan Slott. Interior art by Michael Allred. Published by Marvel. Price: $3.99.
The Silver Surfer has always been one of the most fascinating super heroes, but I’m not even sure if we can really consider him a super hero. He is one of the most powerful entities in the Marvel Universe, and yet also very mysterious and guarded. Giving him a new ongoing book was a great decision; giving him such a talented creative team was an even better one. Dan Slott just finished an incredible “Superior Spider-Man” run, and Michael Allred’s distinctive illustrative style is a perfect fit for this book.
Cool Books That You Really Should Know About: “The Flash” Annual #3, “Batman ’66” #10, “Black Science” #6, “Deadly Class” #4, and “Amazing Spider-Man” #1.
Don’t forget about Free Comic Book Day! It’s this Saturday, May 3rd, at participating retailers. I’ll be in Rochester NH with Jetpack Comics celebrating the most wonderful time of the year!
Remember, I can’t 100 percent guarantee you’ll love these books, but I think the’re going to be pretty good. Check back in on Wednesday and Thursday to see some reviews of this week’s comics, and let us know in the comments section if there are any comics that you’d like to see reviewed. Enjoy new comics day!