Issues Vol. 18

It’s a quiet week for me at West End Comics, but Kirk still had a couple of interesting titles to throw my way, so without further ado let’s see what I was reading this week…

WildsEnd_EnemyWithin_001_A_Main1Wild’s End: The Enemy Within (Boom Comics) issue 1 (of 6), written by Dan Abnett, art and letters by I.N.J. Culbard. This is an all new story for the Wild’s End crew, and happily there is a trade paperback coming of the first adventure, as for the most part, despite understanding what is going on, I feel like I’ve been dropped in halfway through a very enjoyable series. Kirk best described this one as Watership Down meets War of the Worlds. In a world inhabited by talking, civilized animals, we join a collection of them who are being sequestered, because of their involvement with an alien attack (in the previous story), and now, the animal government believes they may in fact be aliens themselves. The dogs, cats, pigs and foxes need to come up with a plan to get out of their containment and find out what is really going on…

human lizardThe Pitiful Human Lizard (Chapter House Comics) issue 1 story and art by Jason Loo.

Toronto has a new superhero, in the Human Lizard, alias, Lucas Barrett. His martial arts sucks, his costume keeps ripping, but when he agrees to be the test subject for a new tablet, he finds out he’s got some interesting new powers.

As he stumbles from one misadventure, and beating to another and it’s a fun ride. Walking a nice balance between humor, adventure, and drama, Loo has created a fun little slice of Canadiana all his own , as well as some other super heroes like Mother Wonder, and Majestic Rat, and shared it with the rest of the world… This is just fun!

1872_Vol_1_31872 (Marvel) issue 3, written by Gerry Duggan, art by Nick Virella, colors by Lee Loughridge and letters by Clayton Cowles.

Red Wolf is preparing to face off against Fisk, while Natasha and Banner work on blowing up the dam, that ruined the river for Red Wolf’s people, using something that Bruce created.

We get a glimpse of Carol Danvers leading an equal rights march, and Tony is hard at work, building something…

I love Red Wolf’s line when he takes down Bullseye…

With one more issue to go, it will be interesting to see how the story plays out as Governor Roxxon tries to keep control over his town, in his tyrannical way, with Fisk doing everything he demands, but how long before our heroes arise…

This is an interesting take on the superhero genre, crossing it nicely with a western, and it’s too bad it’s just going to be a short run, I think this one would have legs…

So what are you reading? and have you swung by to see Kirk at West End Comics? DO IT!



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