Flash Gordon #2FLASH GORDON #2
D. E.
(W) Jeff Parker (A) Evan Shaner (CA) Marc Laming

Holllllllllllld on tight, cuz Jeff Parker (Batman ’66, Aquaman), Evan Shaner (Adventures of Superman) and Jordie Bellaire (Moon Knight) are coming right at you with Flash Gordon, the man from Earth! As Flash’s heroic reputation grows across the cosmos, his fantastic talents are tested by the Beast Men of the Outer Lands of Arboria!

Even better than the first issue! Parker is knocking this one out of the park. His understanding of what makes Flash Gordon “Flash” is spot on; he easily balances the old and the new, making it contemporary and classic all at the same time. Oh, and the artwork by “Doc” Shaner is just amazing, the perfect choice for this book.

Ordinary #1ORDINARY #1 Of (3)
(W) Rob Williams (A/CA) D’Israeli

What if everyone woke up with superpowers – and it was the worst thing in the world? When a strange plague gives every human being on the planet special powers, it’s seen as the next step in human evolution. But hope quickly turns to terror, as every war, terrorist attack, every crime, every simple street argument escalates a truly horrific point. The world is tearing itself apart – every trouble spot becomes a monstrous war zone and nuclear Armageddon looms. The plague must be cured if humankind is to survive. The key lies in the blood of the only human being who didn’t get powers when the plague hit: A downtrodden, recently divorced New York plumber named Michael Fisher. The most ordinary man alive has suddenly become the most extraordinary person on Planet Earth. Giant baseball players, grannies aging in reverse, a talking Grizzly bear. That’s nothing out of the Ordinary!

Yeah, this book is as good as it sounds! Rob Williams and Titan Comics brings us a taste of just how good British comics can be, deftly drawn by the legendary D’Israeli. If this book is any indication of quality of their new lineup, I can’t wait to see the rest of their books.

Saga #19SAGA #19
(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A/CA) Fiona Staples

Saga returns! New planet, new adversaries, and a very new direction, all from the same old Hugo Award-winning team.

The perfect jumping on point for one of the best Sci Fi series out on the market today!


Honorable Mentions

Doop continues to be weird, but in a very cool behind the scenes kind of way… there IS a method to his madness!

The return of Peter Parker continues to be chock full of awesome!

Waid and Samnee are still kicking Left Coast butt! This new direction is still going strong!

Why is this book so good?! Why!?! Oh, and WAR is coming…

Dynamite’s third Gold Key title kicks it up a notch, building off the first issue and ramping it up for an interesting twist in the SOLAR mythos.