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Pick of the Week – The Massive #1

First, I’m a huge fan of Brian Wood.  His work is just amazing, mixing political commentary with pure entertainment.  That’s why I was so excited to hear about his new series from Dark Horse, The Massive which sees it’s first issue this week.  I read the digital prelude Dark Horse released a month or so back and had the privilege to read the first issue two weeks ago.  I can say, it’s amazing.  It’s easily one of the best comics of the year, if not the best mixing action, adventure, some great characters along with a message that’s not too preachy but gets you thinking.

The world has suffered a massive calamity when it comes to the weather, no one knows why, but this is just the backdrop of the story, instead it’s focus is on a ship searching for their lost sister ship, while dealing with this new world.  This is an environmental message for the action adventure set.  It’s beyond amazing and easily my pick of the week, if not the year so far.

  • The Massive #1 – See above
  • Saucer Country #4 – It’s X-Files meets the West Wing, the campaign season, how can I not love this book?
  • Ultimate Comics X-Men #13 – The end of the last issue was a holy shit moment.  I have no idea what to expect in this one.
  • The Strain #5 – Vampires done right.  The series is creepy and has me at the edge of my seat anticipating what’s going to happen next.
  • G.I Joe: Cobra #14 – I’m all caught up on all of the G.I. Joe series and wow have I been missing something.  This series is especially sticking out to me right now following G.I. Joe’s new role and Cobra’s numerous defections.

 

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