This is looking to be a small, but potent week for me:
Swamp Thing #30
Moon Knight #2
First off, Trillium is ending, which is bittersweet for me. On the one hand, this book has been amazing and totally fun and the fact that it is ending kind of makes me sad. On the other hand, it is really nice to be able to read a self-contained story with a beginning and an end to it. Not having to worry about previous continuity is a nice breath of fresh air when you are reading so many serialized series.
Next up, I want to talk about Moon Knight. I was totally planning on ignoring this book until my shop owner suggested that I read it. I just finished issue #1 yesterday and, oh man, I was totally taken by surprise as to how awesome this book turned out to be. This is one of the darker books that Marvel is putting out and would totally fit in as an Image published book. This book totally feels out of place within the Marvel Universe, but that is not a bad thing; it’s nice to see a book like this amidst the colorful and more light-hearted books within this publisher’s list of titles. There’s no telling how this book will live up in the long-run, but for now I am totally on board.
Finally, we get to see Joe Mad again. Inhuman has lived a rather tumultuous life even before the first issue is out. This book was supposed to be released months ago with Matt Fraction as the writer only for him to part ways with the series. The fact that Charles Soule is on the book now is good news although I feel that he might be stretching himself a little too thin these days. Just look at my list, I’m reading three Soule books this week!
To tell you the truth, I am a huge Joe Mad fan from way back in the 90’s X-Men era. I plan on giving this book a try until Mad ends his run in the series 4 books in, because we know that is what’s going to happen given the artist’s history. After that, I will reevaluate where I stand with the series and move on from there. A Joe Mad/Matt Fraction pairing is like a dream creative team for me, but I can still find solace in the fact that Soule is on board.
That’s all I have for now. What are you planning on reading this week? Let me know in the comments!