This week is exciting for comics, and as I sat down at the keyboard I soon came to the very depressing thought: damn I am going to be spending a lot of money tomorrow. Inside this week’s installment you’ll find previews of all the must read books this week from the long delayed “DEMONIC”, the long awaited issue #69 of “THE WALKING DEAD”, and more. So what are you waiting for?! Hit the break for the full skinny!
PICK OF THE WEEK
TOP COW’S PILOT SEASON: DEMONIC
Writer: Robert Kirkman
Artist: Joe Benitez
Cover: Marc Silvestri
“From the creative minds of Image partners Robert Kirkman & Marc Silvestri! The demon is in his head. The demon makes him strong. The demon gets angry when he doesn’t kill. Scott Graves is possessed and he will do anything the demon asks as long as it promises not to make him kill his wife and daughter. Scott stalks in the night as Demonic, a vigilante known for savagely slaughtering the wicked. He asks himself, how long can he continue living this way and what if the demon isn’t real?
Pilot Season: Demonic #1 centers on the story of Scott Graves and his inner demon—only his demon manifests itself in his real life. Providing him strength, the demon is only satiated when Scott kills. In a conflicted Faustian bargain, Scott will continue to kill as long as the demon promises not to make him kill his wife and daughter. Stalking the night as Demonic, a vigilante known for savagely slaughtering the wicked, Scott must asks himself how long he can continue living this way and if the demon is in fact real. Pilot Season: Demonic #1 features a cover by co-creator Silvestri.”
After being delayed not once but TWICE this month, Top Cow looks to release the next installment of it’s ubber popular “PILOT SEASON” series by Robert Kirkman (“WALKING DEAD”, “MARVEL ZOMBIES”) with “DEMONIC”. I got a chance to preview this one a little while back, and I cannot recommend it enough. If you liked Kirkman’s previous entries into this series, be sure to pick this one up as it looks to give “MURDERER” a big time run for its money.
THE WALKING DEAD #69
Artist: Charlie Adlard/Cliff Rathburn
“At long last… they arrive. But will things get better… or WORSE?”
WOLVERINE VS WENDIGO
COVER BY: Ben Oliver
WRITER: Frank Tieri
PENCILS: Paco Diaz
COLORED BY: Thomas Mason
LETTERED BY: Jeff Eckleberry
A camera crew torn limb from limb attempting to shoot footage of a mythical beast in the deepest forests of Canada. Two survivors spouting wildly diverging stories about a ferocious, white-furred monster and the mysterious stranger that came to their rescue. How are the police to make heads or tails of all of this? Let’s go to the videotape! Also featuring: “Wolverine Vs. Thor”: Want to see what happens when a jerky-chewing kanuckle-head steps up to the Asgardian God of Thunder? Let’s just say that it doesn’t involve tea and biscuits. Featuring Wolverine and Logan in their first encounter, which first debuted on MARVEL DIGITAL COMICS.
VICTORIAN UNDEAD #3
Writer: Ian Edginton
Art: Davide Fabbri
Cover: Simon Coleby
This sensational miniseries continues as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson find themselves in an increasingly desperate position as Baker Street falls to the undead. What’s the dastardly secret behind this plague on London, and can the help of Sherlock’s genius brother, Mycroft, shed light on the horrors before it’s too late?