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Pick of the Week – Coldest City

This week brings a plethora of choices for solid comic books and graphic novels to read.  It was a very hard choice, and very thought out, but I kept coming back to Coldest City published by Oni Press.  The story by Antony Johnston with art by Sam Hart is a rather complex Cold War spy tale.  The story follows British spies in West Berlin as they uncover a murder mystery and an item of importance to nation security.  The story is solid and once I sat down to read it, I had to keep going to see how it ended.  If you like spy/noir reads, this should be at the top of your list this week.

  • Coldest City – see above
  • Dancer #1 – Another spyish comic that’s more Bourne than Bond.  The series has a man on the run from people trying to kill him, with an interesting twist at the end.
  • Hardcore #1 – It’s taken a bit to be released but Robert Kirkman and Marc Silvestri’s comic is finally being released.  The story is interesting, the art is cool.  My guess is, with Kirkman’s hot streak when it comes to television, don’t be surprised if you see this one on the big screen.
  • Saucer Country #3 – Politics?  Yes.  Aliens? Yes.  This is The West Wing (the campaign season), meets the X-Files.
  • Thief of Thieves #4 – Another Kirkman book, this series has blown me away with every issue so far.
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