Each week I'll spotlight a couple independent books I've read and may have flown under people's radar.
|TMNT Micro Series: Karai|
This is what I've been wanting! We've been watching Karai a long time, and in this issue hints finally turn into confirmations. Karai making plans, Karai versus Leo, ugh, it's so good. Every new issue I state the Turtles series is great. This is another fine example. And issue 25 of the main series out Wednesday!
100 BULLETS: BROTHER LONO
As a writer, I both love and hate Azzarello. He's so damn good. Not a whole lots happens this issue, but pieces are coming together, everything gets fleshed out a bit, and the signature styles of Azzarello and Risso are all over this. If I had to, I'd recommend skipping the series and waiting for the trade. This will read much better that way.
I'd never read a Conan comic before Wood started this series. When I was announced I walked into my local shop and said, "I heard Wood and Cloonan are doing a Conan book. I need that." Becky didn't stick around, and Wood's time ends at issue 25. I find myself dreading the end in ways I never expected. Conan and Belit are amazing together, and this issue is a great example of that. A new adventure begins here, but there's only a few more issues until it's all over.
CHEW vol. 7.
I love this series. The ridiculousness, the characters, the tiny things hidden in the backgrounds of panels. Volume 7 moves some things forward in a big way. Olive, Savoy, the Vampire, and even Tony himself. Lots going on, and ramping up to even bigger things down the line. I basically recommend this series to everyone I encounter.
This book could really benefit from a "Previously..." info box. There's some things that happen in this issue, but I'd have to go back and re-read the first issue to understand any of it. I thought I'd be able to do just that before posting this, but then came down with some sort of fever/exhaustion that's wiped me out.