lurkerwithout: (comics)
Groo: Play of the Gods #3: By Sergio Aragones, Wordsmith Mark Evanier, Colorists John Ercek and Tom Luth & Letterer Stan Sakai.  The search for cheese dip continues!

Mech Cadet Yu #2: Written by Greg Pak, Illustrated by Takeshi Miyazawa, Colored by Triona Farrell & Lettered by Simon Bowland.  Training montage!
Lumberjanes #42: Written by Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh, Illustrated by Ayme Sotuyo, Colors by Maarta Laiho & Letters by Aubrey Aiese.   Continuing time weirdness shenanigans!

the Unbeatable Squirrel-Girl #24: Writer Ryan North, Artist Erica Henderson, Color artist Rico Renzi & Letterer Travis Lanham.  Dino-Ultron vs. USG & Antonio the Doombot!

lurkerwithout: (television)
8/28-9/4
Swiss Army Man:  Started this very odd movie, but when Paul Dano started using his corpse buddy as a waterskin, I kind of had to tap out.

Arrow s.4: Neal McDonough's Demien Darhk is pure villainous joy.  Also John has a lousy brother, Felicity has a super-villain dad and Oliver has a son.  Plus John Constantine and Vixen.  Evil Magic Merc isn't the best flashback story, but its better than Hong Kong.


9/4-9/11
Bojack Horseman s.4: For Bojack this season has the most hopeful ending of the series.  I mean there are several romantic relationships that collapse, a drug overdose and some senior dementia.  And yet still the most upbeat ending in awhile.  Bonus: Potential new character that lets people type asexual axolotl.
Arrow s.5:  Prometheus isn't as fun as Dahrk was, but he is even more Evil Geniuser than previous main villains.  And a finale that brings back Nyssa, Merlyn, Slade AND Captain Boomerang.  And Laurel's Evil Twin!  And lastly Russian Bratva flashbacks with Dolph Londgren.

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Giant Days #30: Written by John Allison, Pencils by Max Sarin, Inks by Liz Fleming, Colors by Whitney CogarLetters by Jim Campbell.  Daisy & Ingrid get more stable, while Susan & Graham get found out.

Astro City #47: Writer Kurt Busiek, Artist Mike Norton, Lettering & Design John Roshell & Sarah Jacobs of ComicraftColor art Peter Pantazis.  G-Boy!  A man with all the powers and strengths of a Corgi dog!
Doom Patrol #8: Writer Gerard Way, Penciller Nick Derington, Inker Tom Fowler, Colorist Tamra Bonvillain & Letterer Todd Klein.  When a woman loves her anthropomorphized former house pet too much.

the Wicked & the Divine #31: Writer Kieron Gillen, Artist Jamie McKelvie, Colourist Matthew Wilson, Letterer Clayton Cowles & Flatter Dee Cunniffe .  Woden plots something against Dio and Inanna while Amaterasu tries to reach out to Sakhmet.  And a Pantheon member dies.

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Light week again.

Saga #46Art by Fiona Staples, Written by Brian K. Vaughan & Letters & Design by Fonografiks.  Petrichor & Prince Robot do some bonding, while Alanna and her family visit the Endwife.
Savage Dragon #226: Erik Larsen, with Chris Eliopoulos letters, Nikos Kovtsis colors & Mike Toris flats.  Death of original flavor Dragon and merged Multi-Earth President Trump.

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Light week.
Lumberjanes #41: Written by Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh, Illustrated by Ayme Sotuyo, Colors by Maarta Laiho & Letters by Aubrey Aiese.  Jo builds a device to try and track the way time seems to be wonky at camp and everyone builds paper airplanes for science.

Saucer State #3: Writer Paul Cornell, Artist Ryan Kelly, Colorist Adam GuzowskiLettering Simon Bowland.  Senator Dunfries morphs into a pseudo-Trump, the President's team goes to learn what all the military has on aliens and the Bluebird group reorganizes post alien arrival revelation.  Plus someone eats a fairy cake.

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Knights of the Dinner Table #246: KoDT Development Team JOlly R. Blackburn (EiC), Steve Johansson, David S. Kenzer, Brian Jelke & Barbara Blackburn.  Mostly place-setting for the Muncie vs. Hard8 storyline, as Gary renegotiates for the rules of the honor/grudge match.  And back home Pete sweeps up a miscellaneous set of players to run a game for.

Astro City #46: Writer Kurt Busiek, Artist Brent E. Anderson, Lettering & design John Roshell & Sarah Jacobs of ComicraftColor art Peter Pantazis.  The Broken Man further lays out his relationship to the Ourbor and his potential plans while showing off a huge blind-spot regarding his own origin.

Rat Queens #5: Writer Kurtis Wiebe, Artist Owen GieniLetterer Ryan Ferrier.  The Queens face THE MIRROR OF REGRET!  Bum bum BUM!  Also some jerk froggo illusionist.
Southern Bastards #17: Writer Jason Aaron, Artist Jason Latour & Letters Jared K. Fletcher.  After family death related hiatus, back to resolve the escalating violence between the Craw and Locust Fork teams & boosters.
Invincible #139Writer Robert Kirkman, Penciler Ryan Ottley, Inker Mark Morales, Colorist Nathan FairbairnLetterer Rus Wooton.  The new Viltrumite War reaches a tipping point with the arrival of Robot and a moment of clarity for the one half-breed Viltrumite lady whose name I can't recall.
Bitch Planet Triple Feature #3"Those People", Alissa Sallah and Alec Valerius; "Big Game" , Dylan Meconis, with lettering by Clayton Cowles & "Love, Honor & Obey", Kit Cox and Vanesa R. Del Ray, with lettering by Clayton Cowles.

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the Wicked & the Divine #30: Writer Kieron Gillen, Artist Jamie McKelvie, Colourist Matthew Wilson, Letterer Clayton CowlesFlatter Dee Cunniffe.  Odin is working on a new machine, Baal is searching for Sehkmet still and Dio is trying to get the Morrigan to let him meet with Baphomet.  Oh and Persephone is holed up with Sehkmet.

Mech Cadet Yu #1: Written by Greg Pak, Illustrated by Takeshi Miyazawa, Colored by Triona Farrell & Lettered by SImon Bowland.  Who loves giant robots?  Everyone.  Everyone fucking loves giant robots.

Groo: Play of the Gods #2: by Sergio Aragones, Wordsmith Mark Evanier, Colorists John Ercek & Tom Luth & Letterer Stan Sakai.  Groo, Ahax, Taranto, Taranto's men and the religious missionaries arrive in the new land.  Full of gold and gods.

the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #23: Writer Ryan North, Artist Erica Henderson, Color artist Rico RenziLetterer Travis Lanham.  Nancy kind of flirts with a nice nerdy Latverian lad.  All while everyone tries to nerd-up a solution for the failing Savage Land climate control machinery.

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7/24-7/31
Okja:  One girl's quest to rescue her mutant giant pig friend from an evil AgriBusiness and their washed-up animal show host lackey.  With assistance from an animal liberation/rights group that somehow isn't terrible.

Legends of Tomorrow s.2.  I actually started with the finale of s.1 as that was about the maximum Vandal Savage and the Hawks I wanted to deal with.  Golden Age Vixen, Steel and the Legion of Doom were a much needed replacement.  Plus the JSA, King Arthur and Jonah Hex.

7/31-8/7
the Incredible Jessica James:  Entertaining romcom with former the Daily Show correspondant Jessica Williams and the IT Crowd's Chris O'Dowd.
American Ultra:  Basically What If the Jason Bourne movies were stoner comedies.  Jesse Eisenberg makes a surprisingly competent action guy, Topher Grace is unsurprisingly a super-face punchable government douchebag and even as midlevel CIA agent Connie Britton makes a great mom.
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Lobster Johnson: Mangekyo: Story by Mike Mignola & John Arcudi, Art by Ben Stenbeck, Colors by Dave Stewart & Letters by Tonci Zonjic.  The return of possessed demon monkeys!

Heroines #3: Creator/Script/Art Ted Naifeh & Letters Taylor Esposito.  Jones' back-story and Marcy learns more about her team's benefactor.

Giant Days #29: Written by John Allison, Pencils by Max Sarin, Inks by Liz Fleming, Colors by Whitney CogarLetters by Jim Campbell.  Esther vs. Emila for lit-nerd dominance.

Knights of the Dinner Table #245: E-i-C Jolly R. Blackburn & Devlopment Team Steve Johansson, David S. Kenzer, Brian Jelke & Barbara Blackburn.  Brian's plan for the Warhouse Spree almost comes to a damp, crashing failure but is ironically saved by diplomacy and surprise hirelings.

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Shutter #30: Writer Joe Keatinge, Artist Leila Del Duca, Colorist Owen Gieni & Letterer John Workman.  The End.
Saga #45: Art by Fiona Staples, Written by Brian K. Vaughan & Letters & Design by Fonografiks.  Ghosts of Children Not To Be and Pro-Life Bandits.
Savage Dragon #225: By Erik Larsen with Letters by Chris Eliopoulos, Colors by Nikos Kovtsis & Flats by Mike Toris.  Anniversary issue featuring Mr. Glum!  And Darklord!  And the Dragon Family!  And Freak Force!  And people injecting themselves with Dragon blood and then exploding in a SPUT!

The Damned: Ill-Gotten #3: Written by Cullen Bunn, Illustrated by Brian Hurtt, Colored by Bill CrabtreeLettered by Crank!

Lumberjanes #40: Written by Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh, Illustrated by Ayme Sotuyo, Colors by Maarta Laiho & Letters by Aubrey Aiese.  Stupid ol' trickster fox spirits.  And the end of Parent's Day.

Doom Patrol #7: Writer Gerard Way, Artist Michael Allred, Colorist Laura Allred & Letterer Todd Klein  Stupid ol' the Chielf, why you gotta be such a stupid ol' the Chief?

lurkerwithout: (comics)
Bitch Planet Triple Threat #2: Che Grayson & Sharon Lee De La Cruz; Danielle Henderson, Ro Stein & Ted Brandt; Jordan Clark & Naomi Franquiz.  More BP world-building shorts.
Invincible #138Writer Robert Kirkman, Penciler Ryan Ottley, Inker Mark Morales, COlorist Nathan Fairbairn & Letterer Rus Wooton.  The Vitrumite Civil War continues with more mass carnage.

Aliens: Dead Orbit #3: Story, art & lettering James Stokoe.  Stokoe is just the best.  Here he shows himself the best at drawing and writing space station workers dealing with xenomorphs.

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April:
Short Fiction:  Jo Walton's a Burden Shared & Sharon Lee/Steve Miller's Cutting Corners.

New Read:  Joe Hill's the Fireman.  Apocalyptic-Dystopia involving self-combustion plague.
  • Joanne Harris' Jigs & Reels.  Anthology, decent not great.
  • Richard Castle's Driving Heat.  I actually bought like 4 or 5 more of these at once, all fairly cheap e-editions.  But this was the only one I finished as I just got bored with the series.  Kind of like how I skipped the final season or two of Castle.
  • John Wick's Daughter of Fate7th Sea tie-in novel I got for free as part of kickstarter-ing the new edition of the rpg.  Pretty good and like the better tie-in novels makes me want to play the game (again).
  • Ian Thomas Haley's the Bulletproof Badge.  Short fiction collection that ties into Haley's "Just Cause" supers series.
  • Poul Anderson's Midsummer's Tempest.  Combo Shakespeare fanfic and Roundhead English Civil War historical romance.
  • Carrie Fisher's Wishful Drinking.  I think this was Fisher's last memoir.  Funny if dark, like her.
  • Michael Swanwick's Not So Much, Said the Cat.  Another short story collection, all very good.

Reread:  M. Magdalene's Curvy vol.1-3.  This nekkid magical adventure webcomic is actually finishing up right now.

Graphic Novels/TPBs/RPGs:  Faith Erin Hicks/Jordie Bellaire's the Nameless City: vol.2: the Stone Heart
  • Kristen Gudsnuk's Henchgirl
Total:13


May:
Short Fiction:  Allen Steele's Sanctuary Ramsey Shehadeh's Red & Rich Burlew's How the Paladin Got His Scar

New Reads: Adam Christopher's Standard Hollywood Depravity.  I keep trying and yet something about Christopher just never clicks with me.  This one is robots + noir + free will issues = ennh.
  • T. Kingfisher's Jackalope Wives & Other Stories.  Anthology of Ursula Vernon short fiction.
  • Marko Kloos' Fields of Fire.  Mission to Mars!
  • Walt Boyes/Bjorn Hasseler (ed) Grantville Gazette vol. 68-70
  • Megan Abbott's You Will Know Me
  • Ellen Datlow/Terri Windling (ed)  Black Swan, White Raven.  One of several of their fairy tale short fiction anthologies.
  • Avery Duff's Beach Lawyer.  Sometimes you just want to try stuff outside your normal wheelhouse.  And sometimes that just means reading an ok legal thriller full of lying liars who lie.
  • Foz Meadows' a Tyranny of Queens.  Sequel to An Accident of Stars and hopefully not the last visit to the setting and characters.
  • S.J. Delos' Some Kind of Hero.  Reformed villain supers fic.
  • Ian Thomas Healy's Just Cause Stories vol. 2 & Jackrabbit: Big in Japan.  The humor in this second Jackrabbit book feels a bit forced.  Especially the older ladies lust for Jackrabbit bits.
  • Joan Aiken's the Wolves of Willoughby Chase

Reread:  Terry Pratchett's the 5th Elephant, the Truth, Nightwatch, Going Postal, Thud!, Monstrous Regiment, Making Money, Unseen Academicals, Snuff & Raising Steam.  Just went on a big Pratchett binge to start off May.

Graphic Novels/TPBs/RPGs:  Ben Fleuter's Sword Interval vol.1
  • Kieron Gillen/Salador Larroca/Leinel Francis Yu's Darth Vader: the Shu-Toran War
  • Kieron Gillen/Salvador Larroca's Darth Vader: vol.2: Shadows and Secrets.  Gillen and company's Darth Vader series was really, really good.  Successfully works with an evil lead and one who's early and final story has already been set.
  • Ryan North/Erica Henderson's the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up the Marvel Universe.  Squirrel-Girl beats up everyone!  Even Squirrel-Girl!
  • Chris Claremont/Brent Anderson's  X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills

Total:28



June:
Short Fiction: Jessica Reisman's Bourbon, Sugar, Grace & Shira Glassman's Knit One, Girl Two.

New Read: Seanan McGuire's Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day, Every Heart a DoorwayVelveteen Vs. the Seasons.  The first is about ghosts and moving on.  Then the start of her new-ish "Wayward Children" series about kids who travel to magical worlds (and sometimes come back) and the last is the latest collection of her "Velveteen" stories.
  • R.J. Ross' Rocky Road.  More "Cape High" popcorn.
  • Maggie Stiefvater's the Raven Boys & the Dream Thieves.  Modern fantasy centered around the search for sleeping Welsh king in Virginia.
  • Ellen Klages' Passing Strange.  1940s San Francisco lesbian counter-culture with a dash of magic.
  • Chuck Wendig's Thunderbird.  Latest "MIriam Black" book.  With south-western doomsday prepper cult.
  • Charlie N. Holmberg's the Paper Magician, the Glass Magician & the Master Magician.  Enjoyable, if a little slight, trilogy of magical historical/romance/adventure.
  • Karen Diem's Human.  Second of her "Arca" supers series.
  • Sharon Lee/Steve Miller's the Gathering Edge.  Most recent "Liaden" book.
  • Rachel Manjic/Sherwood Smith's Rebel.  Third of their "the Change" books.  Still the best Gamma World game setting.
  • V.E. Schwab's a Darker Shade of Magic
  • Pen & Cape Society (ed) the Good Fight 3: Sidekicks

Reread
: Michael Stackpole's  X-Wing: Rogue Squadron; Wedge's Gamble; the Krytos Trap & the Bacta War.  One of my favorite bits of the Star Wars 90s EU book line.
  • Jeffrey Brown's Incredible Change-Bots Two.  I know I'd read this before but everything about it seemed unfamiliar.
  • Kate Beaton's Never Learn Anything From History
  • Rick Remender/Daniel Way/Marjorie Liu's Punisher: Franken-Castle.  This is exactly the kind of crazy that I like to see when mixing Punisher with a supers setting.

Graphic Novels/TPBs/RPGs
:  Christopher Hastings/Irene Stychalski/Gurihiru's the Unbelievable Gwenpool: Head of M.O.D.O.K.  Hasting's is a great comedic writer and I just adore Gurihiru's art.
  • Brandon Montclare/Amy Reeder/Marco Failla's Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur: Cosmic Cooties.
  • Jason Aaron/Kieron Gillen/Mike Deodato/Salvador Larroca/Mark Brooks' Vader Down.  Vader is just super scarily competent in this one.  Like end of Rogue One scary.
  • Kieron Gillen/Salvador Larroca/Juan Gimenez' Darth Vader: vol.4: End of Game.
  • Faith Erin Hicks' the Adventures of Superhero Girl (Expanded Edition).  Just enough new material for me not to count this as a reread.
  • Ben Aaronovitch/Andrew Cautmel/Lee Sullivan/Luis Guerrero's Rivers of London: Body Work
  • Mike Maihack's Cleopatra in Space: the Golden Lion.
  • Rick Remender/Jerome Opena/Matt Hollingsworth's Seven to Eternity: vol. 1: the Godwhisperers.  I know this new Remender series gets a bit of positive buzz, but it didn't connect with me at all.
Total: 32
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Groo: Play of the Gods #1: By Sergio Aragones, Wordsmith Mark Evanier, Colorists John Ercek & Tom Luth & Letterer Stan Sakai.  New Groo, same one-joke and continuing to riff on religion.

The Unbeatable Squirrel-Girl #22: Writer Ryan North, Artist Erica Henderson, Color artist Rico Renzi & Letterer Travis Lanham.  Maureen, Tippy and Nancy win a trip to the Savage Land.  Dinosaurs, rowr!

Bug! The Adventurers of Forager #3: Storyteller Lee & Michael Allred, Colorist Laura Allred & Letterer Nate Piekos of Blambot.  This issue's Kirby Cameo, Atlas the Great!

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Giant Days #28: Written by John Allison, Pencils by Max Sarin, Inks by Liz Fleming, Colours by Whitney Cogar & Letters by Jim Campbell.  The mystery of the locked garage.  OooooooOOOOoooo.

Zodiac Starforce #1: Written by Kevin Panetta, Art by Paulina Ganucheau, Colors by Sarah SternLettering by Christy Sawyer.  Chapter 2, "Cries of the Fire Prince".  Even though I never got into Sailor Moon, I do like magical girl adventure comics.

Jem & the Holograms: Infinite: Writer Kelly Thompson, Artist Jenn St-Onge, Colors M. Victoria Robado & Letters Shawn Lee.  The Holograms and the Misfits travel to a parallel Earth ruled by a version of their A.I. Synergy.

The Wicked & the Divine #29: Writer Kieron Gillen, Artist Jamie McKelvie, Colourist Matthew Wilson, Letterer Clayton Cowles & Flatter Dee Cunniffe.  The remaining Pantheon team-up again to try and capture Sakhmet.  Who kind of killed and rage-ate some of her groupies.  Oh that wacky Sakhmet.
Rat Queens #4Writer Kurtis J. Wiebe, Artist Owen Gieni & Letterer Ryan Ferrier.  Barrie's smugness finally draws down some SMIDGEN RAGE!  Also a gregarious mimic in a ruined temple crawl.

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Astro CIty #45: Writer Kurt Busiek, Artist Brent E. Anderson, Lettering & design John Roshell & Jimmy Betancourt of Comicraft & Color art Peter Pantazis.  The 70s iteriation of Mr.Cakewalk/Jazzbaby/the Bouncing Beatnik/the Hopping Hippy/etc Glamorax and the probably origin of the Broken Man.

Heroines #2: Creator/script/art Ted Naifeh & Letters Taylor Esposito.  The female hero team goes on their first planned mission.  Which is basically a success despite killer robots, a villain in a patriotic banana hammock and someone getting shot.

Saga #44: Artist Fiona Staples, Writer Brian K. Vaughan & Lettering/design Fonografiks.  The freak-show result of human/centaur fucking.

Shutter #29: Writer Joe Keatinge, Artist Leila Del Duca, Colorist Owen Gieni & Letterer John Workman.  A montage of flash forwards showing glimpses of the next thirty years.

Lumberjanes #39: Written by Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh, Illustrated by Ayme Sotuyo, Colors by Maarta Laiho & Letters by Aubrey Aiese.  Trickster spirits can be such assholes.

Saucer State #2: Writer Paul Cornell, Artist Ryan Kelly, Colorist Adam Guzowski & Lettering Simon Bowland.  T-minus 1 year to "official" alien arrival.

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Lumberjanes: Faire and Square #1: Written by Holly Black & Illustrated by Marina Julia.  'Janes go to a Nottingham themed medieval fair and have to help with a dragon.  Back-up short about telenovellas by Gabby Rivera, Gaby Epstein & Jim Campbell.

Invincible #137Writer Robert Kirkman, Penciler & partial Inker Ryan Ottley, Inker Dexter Vines, Colorist Nathan Fairbairn & Letterer Rus Wooton.  Thragg's forces approach Earth and Nolan rallies the other Viltrumites.  Leading to Rex/Robot making some kind of supreme dick power-move.

Knights of the Dinner Table #244: E-i-C Jolly R. Blackburn with Development Team Steve Johansson, David S. Kenzer, Brian Jelke & Barbara Blackburn.  Gary finishes up running a game for the Muncie crew and things move on to the Warehouse Loot Crawl.

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Bug! the Adventures of Forager #2: Lee & Michael Allred Storytellers, Laura Allred Colorist & Nate Piekos of Blambot Letterer.  Bug Forager teams with the Losers, Sandman, Sandy and Blue Beetle to free Nanda Parbat.

the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #21: Writer Ryan North, Artist Erica Henderson, Color Artist Rico Renzi & Letterer Travis Lanham.  Dorreen and Nancy go on vacation to the Negative Zone.  And the city is left in the protection of Chipmunk Hunk, Koi Boy and Brain Drain.

Bitch Planet Triple Feature: "Windows" Cheryl Lynn Eaton and Maria Frohlich.  "Without and Within" Andrew Aydin and Joanna Estep.  "The Invisible Woman" Conley Lyons and Craig Yeung, with colors by Marco D'Alfonso.  Three Bitch Planet penitentiary adjacent stories.
Copperhead #14: Writer Jay Faerber, Arist Drew Moss, Colorist Ron Riley & Letterer Thomas Mauer.   Sheriff Bronson vs. the Killer Worm Assassin!

The Damned #2: Written by Cullen Bunn, Illustrated by Brian Hurtt, Colored by Bill Crabtree & Lettered by Crank!  Big Al provides Eddie with a lesson while other interested parties gather around Pauly Bones and his mystery score.

Jem and the Holograms #26: Written by Kelly Thompson, Art by Gisele Lagace, Colors by M. Victoria Robado & Letters by Shawn Lee.  Final issue (though I guess there are some mini-series and the like planned)


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Giant Days #27: Writen by John Allison, Pencils by Max Sarin, Inks by Liz Fleming, Colors by Whitney Cogar & Letters by Jim Campbell.  Esther gets politically educated and protests a grocery chain.  A cute boy may be involved as well.

The Flintstones #12: Writer Mark Russell, Artist Steve Pugh, Colorist Chris Chuckry & Letterer Dave Sharpe.  Ah, last issue?  Going out with bowling and musing on the purpose of religion and the basis of scientific discovery.

Jem: the Misfits #5Written by Kelly Thompson, Art by Jen St-Onge, Colrs by M. Victoria Robado & Letters by Shawn Lee.  Ending the mini-series with the secret origin for Jetta.

Paper Girls #15: Writer Brian K. Vaughan, Artist Cliff Chiang, Colors Matt Wilson, Letters + Design Jared K. Fletcher & Color flats Dee Cunniffe.  Pre-history and rescuing a baby and fighting jerk-ass cave men and then back to time jumping.  Next stop, 2000 AD?

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Easily clears the low bar of being the best of the DC-Cinematic universe films.  And beyond that is a good film all on its own.  Gal Gadot shows a good deal more range and talent than I had been expecting.  The Paradise Island sequences are excellent, as are the Diana & Steve Go On a Quest.  Plus Pine & Gadot have some excellent chemistry, that makes the somewhat rushed romance feel believable.  Some of the mythological back-story is a bit of a mess, including the climatic Final Battle.  But a solid, entertaining and enjoyable movie.  If nothing else, gives some hope that the upcoming Justice League and Aquaman will also be worth seeing.
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Heroines #1: Script & Art Ted Naifeh & Letters Taylor Esposito.  Naifeh doing a cape book.  And I'm always down for new Naifeh ladies.

Lobster Johnson & the Pirate's Ghost #3: Story by Mike Mignola & John Arcudi, Art by Tonci Zonjic & Letters by Clem Robins.
Aliens: Dead Orbit #1 & #2 by James Stokoe.  Stokoe rocks on doing scifi horror as much as he does on giant monsters or crazy fantasy.

Saga #43: Art by Fiona Staples, Written by Brian K. Vaughn & Letters & Design by Fonografiks.  Start of a new arc and the aftermath of Alana's miscarriage.
Southern Cross #12: Story Becky Cloonan, Art Andy Belanger, Colours Lee Loughridge & Letters Serge LaPointe.  The end of the Romulus mining rig and the return of the Southern Cross.
Monstress #12: Written by Marjorie Liu, Illustrated by Sana Takeda & Lettered by Rus Wooton.  Maika/Zinn vs. Lord Rohar and the end of the second arc.

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