Comics, Storm Trooper helmets and big swords!! All in this week's episode of the fantastic plastic hype machine that is Comics Should Smell Good!!! As usual, Marvel drops a heavy load of fantastically shiny and fun comics with more Psylocke than you can shake a stick at; Tom Strong returns in an all new adventure by co-creator, Chris Sprouse and Vertigo makes a strong step back into the market with their time hopping, physics defying new series, Collider!! So strap on your jammy pack and get down to the comic store before they're all GONE!!!!
ROCKETEER/SPRIT: PULP FRICTION #1(W) Mark Waid (A) Paul Davis
The Spirit, created by Will Eisner, and The Rocketeer, created by Dave Stevens, are two of the most beloved characters in the history of comics. Now, these two great pulp-inspired heroes meet for the very first time! A Central City Councilman disappears and is found dead in Los Angeles. Commissioner Dolan, along with Denny Colt (AKA The Spirit) and his daughter Ellen in tow, treks out to the City of Angels to investigate. Meanwhile, Cliff Secord (The Rocketeer) consoles his sweetheart Betty... who is traumatized after accidentally discovering the politicians body!
RECOMMENDED BY HOWARD!!
DINOSAURS ATTACK #1(W) Gary Gerani (A) Herb Trimpe
They're BACK! 25 years after Topps' original DINOSAURS ATTACKS! trading cards took a bite out of candy counter sales, the original Eclipse graphic novel written by DA creator Gary Gerani returns, this time released in its entirety! With pencils by Herb (G.I. JOE) Trimpe and paintings by veteran illustrator Earl Norem, the entire story will be released as five comic books, with all the blood-curdling trimmings. So put world-conquering Martians aside for a bit and relish the time-tilted melodrama and wild humor of DINOSAURS ATTACK! -- the ultimate nightmare is now a reality from IDW!
RECOMMENDED BY SAM THE VIDEO MONKEY!!
This week, Morgan and Casey bring you the very newest of new comics, filled with many gloriously collectible #1 issues that are sure to beat the summer heat! We've got Quantum and Woody with awesome action goat sidekick; the beginning of DC's big JLA crossover, TRINITY; the new Mouse Guard hardcover (finally!); weird ass drug induced sci-fi from Darick Robertson's Ballistic and a very very special treat that Morgan found in the sticky abyss that is our attic.
Monkey fur...so hot...can barely--type.. ook...
(We're sorry, the oppressive heat has caused our dutiful comic monkeys to malfunction. Give us a break, it's not like we got Nexus 6's here people. Anyway, here is something to keep your mind off your sweaty armpits for a minute.)
Super GREEEN! is the theme of the scene this week as Morgan and Casey put the razzle dazzle on this heavy heavy week of comic overload!!! Image, Marvel and DC drop some high profile titles including Batman/Superman, Jupiter's Legacy, Lazarus, X-Men and of course, a little Mr. Burns never hurt anything...Oh yeah, and Copra #7 shows up to kick other comics' asses off the shelf. What, you thought a bunch of degenerate, amoral super criminals would play well with others?
On this week's exciting episode, the monkeys are foolishly given an edged weapon and, well...you can guess how things may degenerate from there. It's Battle Royale meets Fight Club, but without a budget, so don't expect more than the usual array of stellar recommendations from the two deadliest comic clerks this side of the Savage Land!!
Witness the triumphant return of the most mesmerizing comic monkeys to ever grace the dusty screen of your fancy mobile device!! While we ALL needed a vacation last week, it's great to be back, especially when you return to so many awesome comics!! We've got THE most anticipated DC books of the year, Superman Unchained and Batman: Year Zero; the start of Gerard Way and Becky Cloonan's Fabulously awesome Killjoys; Cyberpunk Lone Wolf and Cub; Gorillas with guns -- do I need to go on? Didn't think so...
Now that Abra Kadabra's puppet magic has finally worn off and we've both taken the Techno Virus antidote brought from the future by Bishop, Casey and Morgan are once again at full power and ready to bring you the most hip, edgy and nowest comics of right here and NOW!! We've got some big new books by top creators like Scott Snyder + Sean Murphy's the Wake, Olivier Coipel and Brian Wood's X-Men, Marcos Martin and Brian K. Vaughan's Dr. Strange, plus much more!!
Returning victorious after his grueling battle with the puppet wizardry of Abra Kadabra, Morgan joins Casey to share the joy of shiny new comic books on this rainy Wednesday morning with all of you fine folks out in cyberspace! We've got irradiated monsters from outer space, literary adventurers in forgotten cities, stoner super-heroes, angry goddesses of war and the always classic, always sexy world of 1930's noir.
GODZILLA: HALF CENTURY WAR TP(W/A) James Stokoe
Introducing a new and exciting look at Godzilla's reign of destruction, courtesy of Orc Stain creator James Stokoe! The year is 1954 and Lieutenant Ota Murakami is on hand when Godzilla makes first landfall in Japan. Along with his pal Kentaro, Ota makes a desperate gamble to save lives... and in the process begins an obsession with the King of the Monsters that lasts fifty years!
That's right, I'm takin two picks this week--deal with it. Arguably the coolest looking Godzilla comic ever drawn, James Stokoe, self confessed Godzilla nerd supreme, wrote and drew this epic tale of one man's 50 year battle with the king of all radiated monsters. Featuring more space alien, ancient god, mutated lizard/moth/whatever monsters than you can shake a stick at, this comic will melt your eyes like Space Godzilla's crystal beams, son!!
RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!!
AKANEIRO #1(W) Justin Aclin (A) Vasilis Lolos
From the brilliant imagination of video game auteur American McGee comes a dazzling reenvisioning of Red Riding Hood set in the wondrous world of Japanese folklore! Justin Aclin and Vasilis Lolos take Kani a young woman torn between two cultures on an epic adventure battling devious yokai for the fate of her world!
Featuring the dynamic art of VASILIS LOLOS!!!
Morgan and Casey fight through the agony of the techno organic virus unleashed by Apocalypse into the time stream to ensure his dominion of the future just to bring you the best comics of the present, today, NOW!! Marvel before the dedication of your favorite comic monkeys!! Hopefully Cable or at least Bishop will bodyslide into the past and save us, but honestly there's never a time traveler around when you need one...
Casey and Morgan return from the trenches of Free Comic Book Day to bring you the 30th installment of our always anticipated "you should buy this stuff cuz we say so" show! Hear us bicker like an old married couple or perhaps thrill to the intense showdown of Maggot VS Cannonball in who is the cooler x-man?!!! But really, we want to thank everyone who showed up, even if it was just to get free stuff or say "hi", though obviously we expect you to buy more stuff this week or we will sick the Video Monkey after your children.
INDIGO PRIME: ANTHROPOCALYPSE(W) John Smith (A) Edmund Bagwell
There are an infinite number of realities in the multiverse. With the risk of dimensional instability as an ever-present threat, these parallel worlds all need to be managed. Enter Indigo Prime, troubleshooting reality agents. So what do Indigo Prime want with Lance Corporal Danny Redman? Why is a Neanderthal walking around in modern Britain? How do you catch a dimension-jumping Bewilderbeast?
KNIGHTS OF SIDONIA GN VOL 2(W/A) Tsutomo Nihei
Nagate Tanikaze was a homeless teen living in the depths of a space colony with a thing for simulation games and stealing rice. Now he is the lead fighter pilot protecting said space colony from a race of shape-shifting space giants!
Comics Should Smell Good!! ep. #27
After Howard's last video crashing performance, he was just dying to bring about a special all dancing!! all singing!! extravaganza for this week's edition of our recommendations video!!! Thrill to the harmonic delights of, "I'm drunk and I see Jesus" by Ted Mckeever; "Vampires and Spider-Gods" by Barbiere and Mooneyham; "Flamingo Pulp" by Francesco Francavilla; "Spinach Sailor Blues" by Bud Sagendorf and much more!!
Put that RAZZLE in the dazzle of your Wednesday morning with Zanadu Comics!!!
DANGER CLUB #5(W) Landry Q. Walker (A) Eric Jones
It's the end of the end of the world, and Jack Fearless must now pay the price for his crimes.
Jokes! Jesus! GOJIIIIRRRAA!! These are just a few of the things you will find within the shiny pages of this week's comics! April Fool's!! We joke. There are no good comics this week. Nothing. At all. Seriously. We just stare at each other for 15 minutes to see who will blink first.
After the onslaught of pop culture nerdom that was ECCC, the last thing on your mind is comics, but as we all know the best cure for a hangover is MORE alcohol, so with that in mind, Casey and Morgan bring you the best of the best this week in our special comedown edition of Zanadu hype!
While there was lots to choose from, we were blinded by the fluorescent raunchiness of SEX by Joe Casey; deafened by the rollicking rhythms of TANK GIRL by Jim Mahfood; rode the dark rails of Vasilis Lolos' LAST CALL; went all in on Jim McCann and Janet Lee's galactic gambling scheme in LOST VEGAS and fought tooth and nail with gothic vikings in HELHEIM by Cullen Bunn and Joelle Jones!
All this and a new weekly feature surprise!!