Pick of the Week
Spread #18 - I don't know if anyone's paying attention, but Justin Jordan is on fire. Spread is already an amazing book, but this issue opens a whole new door on the world and is brilliant. Loved every second of it. Saying anything more would spoil it.
Moonshine #4 - Lou really needs to stop blacking out. He might have less problems if he did. But that might also make the book less interesting as he wouldn't need to piece together the happenings of the previous night while hungover each morning. I'm surprised this is only issue four as it seems like a considerable amount has happened in that time. This continues to be a favorite. The writing and art are stellar.
Detective Comics # 948 - I haven't read Detective since it was Rebirth'd. But with Batwoman getting her own title, which I'd like to read again, I figured it's time to give this another shot. And it's good! Well written, good art... really can't ask for more than that. I'm in for part two and will be checking out her new series when it launches.
God Country #1 - Well written, well drawn... interestingly colored. I loved Cates and Shaw on The Paybacks, and both continue to impress here. I saw a comment about the coloring not really being representative of Texas in a review last week and saw what they were talking about when I read this today. Would I have noticed if I hadn't been primed for it already? I don't know, and now I'm passing that mental seed downstream. Oh, I'll also be adding this to my pull list because it's great.
All Star Batman #6 - It's better than the Two-Face arc! Beyond that, it's Jock's stylized art and Snyder's ridiculous Batman. "Better than the Two-Face arc" is such a low bar to begin with, I honestly can't tell if this is good or not.
Gotham Academy Second Semester #5 - Colton's on trial! AFTER getting expelled. There's a map (which Maps wants, obviously), and several competing agendas, and a Bruce Wayne appearance. I haven't counted panels or anything, but I believe Bruce has been in this more than Batman, and that's cool. This issue kinda makes me wish I were reading it in trades just so I didn't have to deal with the cliffhangers and wait between issues.
Justice League Suicide Squad #4 - It would have been nice if DC marketing hadn't spoiled the big reveal here months ago. It's still good, though the art took a dip here from previous issues. But what should have been a major twist is what I've been waiting four issues to get to. Hopefully the final two issues won't be spoiled by the publisher as well.
Suicide Squad #9 - I tried the Rebirth issue of Suicide Squad and didn't find the writing to my liking. But with a tie-in to Justice League vs Suicide Squad and art by Rossmo, I had to check this out. It's an interesting look at the early days of Waller's squad. Worth it alone for Rossmo's art. Your mileage will vary beyond that.