Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Wanted Feb 1 2017 or my Comics Pull List

Looking through my list this week I'm guessing the theme is full on girl power and with a noteable exception or two the creators are nearly all women (PaperGirls being the odd man out.) it's also a pretty exceptional week in that I'm pretty sure I'm going to be able to keep to my twenty dollar ish budget unless I go and grab the print copy of DC Bombshells 22 along with the rest which is pretty likely.


Jem The Misfits 2 $3.99

Jenn St Onge has an art style that really appeals to my esthetics, the thick lines and blend of cartoon and anime sensibility is just the right take for this spin off of Jem as envisioned by Sophie Campbell. Kelly Thompson's writing on Jem really won me over and if possible I'm actually enjoying reading about the Misfits band a little more then the heroes of Jem as they seem at times more compelling and having more understandable stakes. Over the first couple years stories Stormer, Pizzaz and Blaze are likely my favorites but I do kinda like them all. Issue one was fun read and I want more.


Shade the Changing Girl 5 $3.99

Young Animal, an imprint that makes me think on the Japanese manga anthology by the same name, to me is kind of the new Vertigo as it's hitting those same weird fiction reading sweetspot thats kind of existential, questioning, darkly humorous and horrific all at once. Shade the Changing Girl is would say is my favorite but I kind of think that of each new issue as they are approaching. Loma is not Rak and nor is she really trying to be reguardless of her attempts to follow him to earth through the madness. Cecil Castellucci, Marley Zarcone and Kelly Fitzpatrick work through emotions and madness in this story as Loma tries to deal with being human and the cost of it oh and as always with Young Animal a surprise backup story.

Unstopable Wasp 2 $3.99

So I'll be honest I am behind and sadly have only flipped through issue one by the team of Jeremy Whitley and Elsa Charretier's so warmly received series and I know I will be picking it up because of well both of them. The several pages I have read established Nadia's voice was so clear I could kinda actually heear her tone of voice, and given recent events re immigration the inclusion of her attempting to gain citizenship through her being Hank Pym's daughter makes the book all the more topical. I'm hoping for so much from this books about creative clever independent woman and the letters page I have to say I'm really sold on it all.

PaperGirls 11 $2.99

The book on this list with a mainly male creative team but because of the girls that star in this one I'll overlook that. PaperGirls is that kind of weird time travel book that refuses to fully explain itself but never the less is too well told to ignore (Kind of like a lot of excellent British Science Fiction and fantasy). The end of issue 10 left us with the PaperGirls heading off into an uncertain future (literally) with someone that looks like one of them and may just be more then just a bit sinister. Though I love the art of Saga (Fiona Staples creates amazing images with so few lines) this is my favorite BVK book as Saga has emotionally hurt me so often by viciously killing all my favorite characters.

Jem and the Holograms Annual 2017 $7.99

Kelly Thompson and a quartet of artists again do some alternate takes on the Jem characters in this annual spectacular issue. They are reimagining them as superheroes from differeng genres and doing a bit of fan fiction sort of restyling in the story and I suspect there will be a bit of magical girl versions of our favorite fictional rock band along the way. M Victoria Robado, Maria Jose Barros, Savanah Ganucheau and Katarzyna Witerschiem are the listed artists and I know two of them are ones that I happen to like and follow on various social platforms.


DC Bombshells 22

An extra bit I include it because I'll likely be getting it and it's written by Margueritte Bennett which is enough selling point for me she's right up there with Kelly Sue Deconnick and David F Walker who's work I can't pass up.


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Wanted Jan 25 2017 or my Comics Pull List

Oh what a broken budget for this week...I'm not even going to try as there are so many books worth supporting. Some of them I'm likely to put aside till next week but as I now need more then average distraction I may just put myself in debt to get everything I think should be supported because well you know that orange fool to be polite.


MoonGirl and Devil Dinosaur 15 $3.99

So this last weekend Women's March was a really wonderful thing, what does that have to do with Amy Reeder, Natasha Bustos and Tamara Bonvillain's comics about the genius Lunella well to me it's all about hope. This is a book not mired in the depressing that is stock and trade with marvel; The last couple issues have focused on her being sought out as the new genius of the Marvel universe by the new Hulk and by the Thing and she has gotten to show why she's in some ways the brightest that the setting has to offer. This time around Riri Williams, Ironheart, visits the Yancy Street and I'm very curious to see how other writers handle her. Having books like this Squirrel Girl and Patsy Walker is going to make the coming months brighter.


Justice League Killer Frost 1 $2.99

Back in the eighties I occasionally bought Firestorm and happened to have gotten some of the Killer Frost issues and have have even read her first appearance in the second volume of the book. Sure this Killer Frost isn't the same character really, she doesn't even have the same real name but I'm exited for the book nine the less because I always liked the character when she showed up and dig Caitlin Snow on the Flash TV show. This special issue is the second written by Steve Orlando and Jody Houser both who's superhero writing thrill me to bits and the artist for the special Mirka Andolfo has a style which looks deliciously manga and animation inspired. The specials so far have been worth reading and buying so I'm fully onboard for this one.

Lady Castle 1 $3.99

Delilah Dawson (urban fantasy/horror/romance writer) and Ashley Woods (of Niobe She is Life) teased this book with a great piece of art weeks before its announcement and I love the firsts writing and the seconds art so I knew I would be interested. It turned out to be something I was really exited about once announced as its the story and the knight going to slay the monster and dying leaving the women to take care of the fall out if their failure. It looks like they are going to do just fine all on their own in this four issue series. It's appropriate this is out this week as well the women's march made quite a real statement. Seeing the designs for the heroes of this book, their diversity and non grim expressions make this look so much like a book I'm going to love.

Jem and the Holograms 23 $3.99

I'm sad to say that this is the last issue that Meredith McClaren's versions of the Misfits, the Holograms and the Stingers will be in the comic as her run comes to an end. I have a real appreciation for the unique and personal art style she has and I think it fit so well for the stories Kelly Thompson tells with these women. When a comic involves more drama then fisticuffs emotion and expression is where art can communicate so much and the open lines of Meredith's work just clicked for me. This story arc launched the Misfits title as they lost their contract and their place in the music industry, it separated the Holograms a bit and progressed the Jem Jerrica story in ways I'm curious to see play out. Jem is a really complex book and I'm happy to keep going with it as it changes.

Spell of Wheels 4 $3.99

I had to use the textless version of the Jem Bartel cover as I happen to love her art so there is the first and superficial reason I'm spending coffee money on this fun road trip book. The fact that it's a different take on the hunting magic items urban fantasy trope that's a little Thelma and Louise and a little Supernatural told by Kate Leth who I think does not get enough work for her fun satirical writing voice. Megan Levens and Marissa Louise her co creators doing the art for the issue are delivering a beautiful and colorful pages for this bit of mystery revenge story that has yet to be fully revealed.



Detective 949 $2.99

Honestly they had me at Batwoman Kate Kane with Margueritte Bennett co writing but the first issue of Batwoman Rises delivered in ways I was not anticipating as I'm not read up in the series and that may have been a mistake on my part. Honestly where was my head at I missed the original Greg Rucka book and sadly didn't get into the new 52 take near early enough so this time I'm not missing out.

Island 17 $7.99

For me Island is always worth picking up each of these extra sized loveingly curated isssues have exposed me to new creators I'd not have encountered otherwise, it features stories in black and white, stories told without words, stories that are biographical,and best of all stories that are weird and hard to pigeon hole. I've posted about who I think has stories in issues and been wrong so I'm not doing that but between DHP and Island this one is my choice as more of the work clicks with me.


And that puts me comfortably over twenty and it does not count Shutter 26, Wayward 20, Arclight 4, Loose Ends 1, Ether 3, Deathstroke 11 (by Sienkiewicz and Cowan),or Doom Patrol 4 all of which I'm likely to buy if I give in which I just may given well you know. Oh and the Animosity special this week too. Agh!


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Wanted January 18 2017 or my comics pull list.

So I really need this to e a great week of books as, well, I don't think I need to say much about why diversion will be important this week. We need to be the heroes we reagualrly read about now more than ever given the general reprehensible people getting into political positions of power. I try to keep my list to around twenty dollars as that is what I really should be spending but some weeks that just doesn't cover all the books that are really worth supporting.


World of Wakanda 3 $3.99

I had no real clue what kind of book Roxane Gay was going to give us with her take on the history of Ayo and Aneka and the Dora M- but as a fan of Hong Kong cinema and the training style hero stories like Five Deadly Venoms I'm really happy with what she is doing in World of Wakanda with Alethia Martinez. I have to wonder personally why I don't see this book on more pull list posts as the training come rivalry come love story they are telling is just the kind of thing I happen to really enjoy. The culture of Wakanda is rich in tradition and rituals and both the art and the writing reflect the ones that Roxane and Alethia are creating nearly whole cloth from the sketchs left by the creators before them. Im sad I see few writing about this book and I'm happy to signal boost for it.

Mosiac 4 $3.99

I'm hoping that the trend at my FLCS is not common as I'm possibly the one of the few person getting Mosiac and I'm sad not many people willing to try something new. Geoffrey Thorne, Khary Randolph and Emilio Lopez deserve to get more then one story arc with Morris who I feel will be more a reluctant hero from what we've seen of him so far and I'm curious as to what he will do now that he's in the body of Peter Parker if briefly. I may not have picked this up had it not been for the interview they did on the Black Comics Chat podcast and reguardless of how long this book lasts I'm a fan of them both. People should check this issue out as I think their take on being Spider-Man from the preview looks genuinely interesting.

Postal 17 $3.99

Bryan Edward Hill's story about a city run and populated by onetime criminals returns after their very timely white supremicist threat to the town. I don't know exactly what Bryan and Issac Goodheart have instore for this arc other then the revelation about one of the men behind the city in Postal, the origin of the unique town and hints towards its future. Bryan and the creators he works with work hard to make books worth the high cost of admission and if crime thrillers are your things this is the book your should be trying out this week; I got into the series late because of hearing an interview and in truth they are great at making the story approachable to new readers.

Justice League The Ray 1 $2.99

This version of The Ray I fondly remember from the nineties miniseries drawn by Joe Quesada and that yellow on black is still boldly iconic. As Steve Orlando is writing this special I was inclined to pick it up but knowing that the entire creative staff of this is non-hetero and the Ray is going to be openly gay bumps this book higher on my list. Virgil by Steve Orlando was a excellent street crime thriller and his Midnighter was one of my favorite books from last year so I trust his skills and it sounds like he remembers that miniseries too. In reading Steve's plans for the JLA in the months to come I think I'll be heading back to the DC universe if things pan out.

Slam! 3 $3.99

Other people are writing about the wrestling book out this week and though I have every expectation that that will be a fun book this is the drama sports book I'm picking up and I'm a wrestling fan. Slam! follows two women, roommates and friends who joined the local Roller Derby league at the same time and got signed to opposing teams. It's one of the many books I'm reading about friendships between women the trials to it and the power of those friendships. It's akin to Lumberjanes and Kim and Kim oh and it's illustrated by Veronica Fish.



Black Hammer Annual 1 $5.99

Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormstron's Black Hammer pulls ideas from all over superhero, science fantasy and horror coming to create the weird book that is Black Hammer and for the Annual they are getting people from aroung comics to join in the fun here. Though all the names are people I'd enjoy reading the name that really makes this exiting is Emi Lenox who's art I happen to really enjoy and the book she did with Jeff Plutona from Image was a another great take on Superheroes and the worlds they inhabit. This is one of those books that successfully bring lots of comics characters and elements I love.


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Wanted January 11 2017 aka my Comics Pull List

We're two weeks into the year and I'm already tripping into real issues with my first choice for the week; ah well with the weird world we're now waking up in daily I'm sure this will not be the only time this happens. Welcome to my weekly ramble about my comics pull list and my never ending endeavor to keep to twenty dollars and signal boost for books and creators I happen to love.


Southern Bastards 16 (cover B) $3.50

Ok I've read some of this book by the Jasons (Aaron and Latour) and it's a smart, well written deeply considered and conflicted book full of both love and distaste for the region of their birth. I like the writing and occasionally look at it but this issue I must buy because it puts me money where my beliefs are as all proceeds are going to be divided between AMerican Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). Yes this references that Mockingbird cover and yes I think we're going to desperately need both of these organizations be be strong and well funded with the BS the incoming administration plans to do to us and by us I mean anyone not rich, white, cis-male, old, right wing and hetero. Oh and I'm pretty sure there will be a great story within the cover too and Jasons Aaron and Latour do rock as storytellers.


Motor Crush 2 $3.99

I make no secrets that I really love Babs Tarr's art style; I thought that the team of Fletcher Stewart and Tarr did for the most part a great job on Batgirl and delivered a great first issue for this future speed and violence story in Motor Crush. The first super sized issue did an excellent job of setting up the story setting Domino her supporting cast and the stakes at least in the outset. Motor Crush fits into that hole in my life created in my childhood when there was no more Speed Racer (Mach Go Go Go for the purists) and the adult me is pretty damned thrilled with it all around. Also in this we are getting a taste of the Isola book from the creative team behind the original Gotham Academy and it looks damn fine too.


Power Man and Iron Fist 12 $3.99

In the same way that Luke Cage in Netflix did much more then just give us Power Man's story David Walker has been giving us so many different stories in the pages of PowerMan and IronFist across the last year and Black Mariah has had a lot of page time which has been a good thing. Getting more then just the heroes angle on things has been a staple of comics storytelling and having an empathetic antagonist for me always ups my enjoyment of an already good book. This book ranks pretty high for me for the most of last year and I'm hopinthat will continue. And though I write a lot about Mr Walker I have to equally mention Sanford Green and Lee Loughbridge as they are just as important in creating this book.


Detective Comics 948 $2.99

Batwoman is getting her own book soon and Margueritte Bennett is getting to write it so there will be a DC book on my regular list again and this story is the lead in to the new series. James Tynion IV and Margueritte are looking back to her origin and the ways that she and her cousin Bruce are really dissimilar; in essence looking at how Batwoman is to Batman. The blog Comicosity has a pretty in depth interview with both of them talking about this story arc looking at Kate and her relationships and development as a hero and them discussing living up to the pair of artists that will be working on her story in the coming months and hopefully years. Ben Oliver's pages I've seen for this Detective run and really very pretty and I have long been a fan of Steve Epting who will work with Ms Bennett on the Batwoman book.

Wonder Woman 14 $2.99

It's likely just me but Greg Rucka, Liam Sharp, Nicola Scott with a lovely fill in by Bilquis Evely, has a lot of the same vitality and spirit as the post Crisis George Perez era. Greg has returned this book to giving Diana and her supportin cast to their stories and not be mired in the usual suspects of DC superheroics and event driven plots. Baring the return of Legends of Wonder Woman it's nice that the main book shows respect for the character and it's reading audience oh and Nicola Scott's are is just downright gorgeous if you ask me.

Justice League Vixen $2.99

As a teen I picked up mainly Marvel books but after the Wolfman and Perez New Teen Titans the Detroit era Justice League that introduced Vixen along with Vibe and Gypsy was one of my DC favorites and I really loved Vixen. I'm happy that of those character that she has had lasting presence in the DC Universe occasionally being a important Justice League member again and gotten a mini series by G Willow Wilson some years back. I'm pretty confident that Steve Orlando and Jody Houser will do her justice even if this issue might be a bit origin-y it's nice to have Mari back I'd love her to have her own book but I'll take her as part of this bigger cast as a starter.



Jade Street Protection Services 4 $3.99

Nearly missed that this had been announced to be shipping because my FLCS got issue 3 last week. I make no secret of the fact that I am a fan of magical girl stories and this one has been a lot of fun given it's mix of protagonists, Fabian Lelay's background in fashion and Katy Rex and his love for the teen magician drama genre. So since I'm behind I can't comment but it's going to be fun to have two to read back to back this week. Oh and here is a link to a a Comicosity preview.


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Wanted Dispatch aka Comics Pull List Jan 4 2017

So it's 2017 and though I posted up some thoughts in the best books of 2016 I think somehow I missed many of these books that I absolutely adore and one book that I hope will be a big success in the coming year. For anyone just checking my pull list out for the first time I like many try to keep to a twenty dollar budget and am kind of ramble-y when posting why I think the book should be on more people's lists. And here we go...


Shade the Changeing Girl 4 $3.99

If I was not already getting this for the main story by Cecil Castellucci and Marley Zarcone colored by Kelly Fitzgerald I would be getting it for the back up story by Magdalene Vissagio and Pauline Ganucheau alone as they are among my favorite comics creators and I know nothing about what their story is about. The title story about Loma Shade and her fledgling experience as an alien from Meta in a human body has been a good weird ride so far and for me the best of the selection of the all interesting Young Animal line. Cecil Marley and Kelly are doing a great job of exploring humanity from an alien perspective; as the original inhabitant of Loma's body was not a "nice" person makes the interactions pretty enlightening people may change but will other let them be someone different.


Jem and the Holograms 22 $3.99

Are you familiar yet with the art of Meridth McClearen, have you seen her deft hand in drawing expressions and um I have to ask are you reading this dramatic book about friendship by Kelly Thomason? Not mentioning this book on my best of list was an oversight as it's one I look forward to every month to check in with the Holograms and the Misfts stories. This new arc upped the tension ante with a new band - The Stingers who made the Misfts life harder, separated Shanna from the Holograms as she got her fashion school dream spot and old things are happening with Jem... lots of non violent drama to be had and well paced foreshadowed stories from Kelly.



Unstoppable Wasp 1 $3.99

Jeremy Whitley is someone I've heard interviewed and talked about because of the books Princeless and Princeless Raven which he created and has been writing for the past several years. Teaming him with Elsa Charretier who has a charming sort of manga anime lookmto her work and a great grasp of action was a brilliant choice for a weird adventure book about a tech-y scientific genius. I have not read any of the new Wasp's initial appearances in Avengers but from what I have heard and seen I'm going to like this legacy character and hope she's a vital addition to the new marvel characters like MoonGirl, Ms Marvel Mosaic and Viv and thneLaura Kinney Wolverine. I'd say if marvel lets time actually pass the future looks particularly good.


The Wicked and the Divine 25 $3.50

Some lists called Wicked + Divine the best fantasy of the year now I'm not sure I ever really considered it a fantasy title as I think of it more along the same lines as the Black Canary or Jem book as it's to me about celebrity and the relationships between people in the public eye but it does also fall into the same area as an urban fantasy like American Gods. Minerva is on the cover of this issue and I think after Lucifer and Tara she is the one I find most interesting and as both the others are pushing up daisies I guess I'm hoping to see my favorite get a bit of the spotlight before their candles burn out if that is how this incarnation thing actually works anyway.


And if that is all that I pick up I'll be under budget at short of sixteen dollars .... I didn't mention USAvengers I know and though I like Al Ewing and some of the characters in the team well most of them the name really bugs me it's a bit too jingoistic for me so well see.


Sunday, January 1, 2017

Ramble-y Best of 2016 Comics

I'd like to dedicate this post to all the brilliant creative artistic people we have lost to the grim reaper, we were privileged to have lived during their lifetimes and to enjoy their work as they were living. It would take to long to name time all but they will be missed and it's time for us to be the heroes we have lost.

Anyway on with the show. Unlike some of the end of the year lists I'm just going to write a bit about the booksand creators that delivered their promises for me in comics this year, some of them books that ended early this year and some that started just a few months ago. As I have a limited comics budget and make buying decisions based on my own cryptic ideas so I don't have opinions on some of the people that topped the major blogs lists I'm only working with the crop that I read. The titles and creators I'm mentioning all would make my best of list for the year.

For me this was a year that began with the end of a few series I loved. Zodiac Starforce by Paulina Ganucheau and Kevin Panetta which should have ended in 2015 got delayed till 2016 so I can still kind of mention this magical girls in high school miniseries, it was action, friendship and love filled in bright pinkish technicolor and a pretty fun book I still want more of. Angela Queen of Hel by Margueritte Bennett, Kim Jacinto and Stephanie Hans also started in 2015 and came to a brilliant by abrupt end with issue 7 in 2016 and was one of the books I most looked forward to reading. Sera created by Kieron Gilles and Marguerite is one or my favorite recent Marvel creations she is such a joy as a tuned in modern nerd who dropped references liberally throughout the book and had a lovely relationship with Angela and their co star Leah the left hand of Hela. Both of these stories are things I would recconnend picking up and are both collected if you missed them. Another of the books that had my support this year was Mockingbird by Chelsea Cain and Kate Neimsczyk to me it was a great take on Bobbi allowing her to have her own spotlight. It was one of the best looking and overall fun books around. (Chelsea was also so badly treated by comics "fans" in the aftermath of the cancelation comics as a medium may have sadly lost a great writer for good). Again there is a collection of the first Shield centric story arc that you should most definitely buy.

2016 is the year that Marvel recognized the writing skill of David F Walker giving him PoweMan and IronFist to write which he's renewed the friendship and partnership between Like Cage and Danny Rand and returned them to their street level justice seeking socially conscious stories. Sanford Greene has joined David for the majority of the nearly year long run that I'm surprised has not been mentioned much if at all by other lists. David also wrote Nighthawk with Ramon Villalobos and Tamara Bonvillain and though it was short lived at six issues the creative team were allowed to tell a pretty uncompromising story with elements pulled from many of the real ills plagueing us today. David is as I've said a writer that pulls no punches and beginning to end this was his kind of book collected just last week for everyone who missed the single issues again get a copy. Oh and one or two more plugs for Mr Walker he got to do a second Shaft story for Dynamite comics called Shaft Immitation of Life and an odd book for Dark Horse called Tarzan Planet of the Apes along with write Tim Seeley that's gotten som really good word of mouth going.

Margueritte Bennett gets a second mention here as she's been doing some titles other then Angela that are also worth mentioning Insexts with Ariela Kristantina which is a NSFW Victorian body horror book with strong feminist leanings and Animosity with Rafael de Latorre a apocalyptic book about the animals gaining agency and the fallout of their having a voice in the world.

One title that hit a few lists this year and I have to mention for a couple of reasons is Black Panther. Ta Nehisi Coates, Brian Stelfreeze, with a few fillins by Chris Sprouse have been taking the world of superheroes into more interesting complex places in the fictional country of Wakanda as revolution and change is afoot and the life of political figure intrudes on the four color existence of T'challa and his people. Also though the companion title World of Wakanda written by the essayist and fiction author Roxane Gay and illustrated by Alethia Martinez is well worth a mention as the backstory of the Midnight Angels is something no one has yet really touched and giving a Roxane the job is a nod in the right direction as is employing Afua Richardson to do the covers.

Farther afield from the big two are where real chances are being taken. Black Mack Comics put out the interdimensional bounty hunter title Kim&Kim that was four issues a storytelling joy for me remiscent of the Post Brothers by way of the Dirty Pair by Magdalene Vissagio, Eva Cabrera, and Claudia Aguirre. It was among many of the titles I lived this year with really features supportive female friendships and all the issues in this short series really right notes for me from its clever fun touching writing to the deceptively cute art for an adult themed title. I've also been a fan of Jade Street Protection Services from Katy Rex and Fabian Lelay a magical girl story about a Hogwarts like school and out heroes are a bit like The Breakfest Club looking into a bit of a conspiracy of teachers possibly.

Image is awash with great books including the best fantasy and thrillers I've read this year in comics. Monstress the gorgeous female centric Asian fantasy from Marjorie Liu who's doing her best writing to date and the art oh the richly layered art of Sana Takada who does both the illustration and colors. In terms of second world fantasy it's among the best I've read and I'm an avid Fanatsy novel reader oh and the first collection is a steal at $9.99.

Postal and Romulus are both written by Bryan Edward Hil who has said in interviews that when someone is paying 4 dollars for a book he does his best to deliver story worth the price and both these books do that and more. Isaac Goodheart who works with him on Postal telling the story of a city full of criminals who are getting a last chance to live free and the asbergers suffeing postman who seeks justice for his people...it's hard to describe but it's subtle, creepy and presents a unique community existing as best it can. Nelson Blake II is Bryan's cocreator on Romulus and between them are telling a female assassin against the world story against the backdrop of secret societies; based on the real world they have all of our twisted history to pull from and their hero Ashlar really won my heart in their first story about her.

I almost didn't mention Pretty Deadly: The Bear but I'm glad I remembered as I loved Kelly Sue Deconnick and Emma Rios' s take on what I can only call personifications of the reaper...this series has pages that were so amazingly laid out I had to stop and stare at them and then the story set in WWI made my cry in so the best way.

There are so many more like Amy Reeder and Natasha Bustos on MoonGirl and Devil Dinosar, Becky Cloonan and Andy Belanger one Sothern Cross oh and Tee "Vixen" Franklin and Juan Ferreyra who did a backup story "The Outfit" in Nailbiter that made that issue a must have for the so wrong outright creepy short.

So I know I'm missing some that will make me slap my head. I know I didn't mention many of the current big names and I've enjoyed what of theirs I've read but these are the ones I cast my votes and money for.

And yeah I did miss one I wanted to mention that just started and is a slow seller at my FLCS Mosiac by Geoffrey Thorne and Khary Randolph feels a lot like something new, the voice of Morris the main character is new and not trying to be just a good positive example he comes off as real in a very unreal confusing situation. Geoffrey sounds has some real cool plans for the book I just hope we get to see them.

Next up posts about the books I'm looking forward to, the web comics I love and support and the podcasts I think you all should listen to.

More for me later. Happy New Year go get yourself some great books if you missed them.