Reviewed this week, in ascending order of awesome:
Ultimate End #5
The Wicked + The Divine #17
Squadron Supreme #1
Ms. Marvel #2
Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl #5
Darth Vader Annual #1
Mighty Thor #2
The Goddamned #2
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #3
-GODDAMN THAT GODDAMNED BOOK, THE GODDAMNED
Do you ever do that thing where you grab a comic, or catch a film, or watch a show knowing just about nothing, and you have a better experience because of it? That was The Goddamned for me. I read a short preview of it in another Image comic that was forgettable enough that I missed issue 1 when it came out and grabbed it this week alongside #2, but the reason I bought it was because Jason Aaron is on a hot enough streak that anything he writes is at least worth giving a shot. I had no idea until the end of the first issue that it was a biblical epic. Now I’m all pumped up for a straight up nihilistic take on Bible Stories meets Conan the Barbarian. And the art is a very specific gradient of gritty and detailed that is making the violence and the filth pop right off the page.
Nothing better than finding a new thing to be excited to see more of. Nothing better in the world.