Tuesday, December 9, 2008
4 Comics I'm Excited About...
1) Jeff Parker and Tom Fowler's "Mysterius The Unfathomable": I've never read anything by Parker, but Tom Fowler is an amazing cartoonist, and totally underrated.
2) Sulk 2: My good friend Jeffrey Brown's take on the Ultimate Fighting craze.
3) Hellblazer 250: It's no secret I'm a huge John Constantine fan, and some amazing talent has been gathered by my Vertigo editors Bob Schreck and Brandon Montclare for this anniversary issue. Among them, originally (and personal favorite) HB writer Jamie Delano, Dave Gibbons. Eddie Campbell and one of my favorite non-comics writers China Mieville. If you haven't read China's "Perdito Street Station" you really should. He is without a doubt the best genre fiction writer working today.
4) Lilli Carre is one of the most talented and visionary cartoonists working today. Her "Woodsman Pete" GN from Top Shelf was sad, hilarious and beautiful, and this new book from Fanragraphics looks to be a poetic masterpiece.