Zack Kruse creeps into the mix this week as we wander through the Summit City Comic Con (Hilary Barta, Gabriel Hardman, Dave Wachter, Carole Lombard, and more), Low Concept 2: Comix Boogaloo, the Rising Stars Omnibus by JMS and company, The Chilling Archive of Horror Comics, Volume 2: Bob Powell’s TERROR from Craig Yoe and IDW (Will Eisner, CrossGen, Steve Ditko, Joe Staton, and more), The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath and Other Stories by H. P. Lovecraft and Jason Bradley Thompson from Mock Man Press, Valiant’s X-O Manowar #1 (BKV and Saga, Peter David, Scott Snyder and Swamp Thing…), Haunt by Joe Casey, Nathan Fox, John Lucas, and Image, Young Justice, Marvel’s The Avengers, Creepy #8 from Dark Horse, TwoMorrow’s Back Issue #56, Finding Gossamer, Harvey Pekar’s Cleveland, and a whole mess more!
iFanboy’s Ron Richards jumps into the fray and brings Grant Morrison with him! Okay, maybe not the man in the flesh, but tales about the man and what fans can expect from the upcoming MorrisonCon! Plus, we’ve got some dissing the Legion, Wild Pig, FCBD 2012 (Sonic from Archie, Avengers, James Sime and Isotope, Image Comics, and more), Alan Davis, Lee Weeks, Rising Stars, Thundercats and Ed Benes, Uncanny X-Force and Greg Tocchini, art commissions gone horribly wrong, Avengers the movie, Daredevil and Chris Samnee, War of the Woods by Matthew Petz, Erik Larsen and Cory Hamscher’s Supreme, Hell Yeah by Joe Keatinge and Andre Szymanowicz, and a long-ass look at the Grant Morrison/Frank Quitely masterpiece, Flex Mentallo!
All-different! All-weird! Around Comics’ Brion “Sal” Salazar picks up the baton dropped by his wayward brother, helping us through The Dark Knight Rises, Green Lantern, Avengers, and other comic book-themed films (with a little Battleship on the side), Chew Volume Five: Major League Chew from John Layman and Rob Guillory, Hiroya Oku’s Gantz from Dark Horse (incorporating Eli Roth and Hostel/Cabin Fever, Human Centipede, Rob Zombie and his cinematic oeuvre, Jim Lee and 100 Bullets, Bryan Hitch, Paolo Rivera, J. Scott Campbell, Scott McCloud and Abraham Lincoln, and more!), Sammy the Mouse from Zak Sally and La Mano 21, Mark Waid’s The Unknown, Eric Powell’s Goon (by way of Alan Moore and Pictopia, Mike Norton, Skottie Young, Rick Remender and Fear Agent, Hellboy, Jeff Lemire, and others), IDW’s Popeye #1 from Roger Langridge and Bruce Ozella, The Green River Killer, a tease for Morrison and Quitely’s Flex Mentallo, podcast burnout, and a whole mess more!