Pick(s) of the Week: Buzzkill #1 and so Much More

buzzkill #1It’s a new week and that means a new week of comic books! This week is a rare event, where each of us has the same comic on all of our lists, Buzzkill #1 out this week from Dark Horse.

Ruben is not your average alcoholic; he’s an unstoppable superhero who derives his powers from imbibing MASSIVE amounts of alcohol. After all the disasters it’s caused in his personal life, he’s ready to get clean . . . and the city’s supervillains couldn’t be happier!

Doesn’t something about this just sound fun? The premise sounds over the top, and ridiculous, but at the same time, funny and entertaining and who knows maybe we’ll get a new take on the dysfunctional super hero while we’re at it.

The comic is written by Donny Cates and Mark Reznicek with art by Geoff Shaw.

Check out below for the rest of the team’s weekly picks!

Andrew:

Top Pick: The X-Files Season 10 #4 (IDW Publishing) – I just picked up this series and really wish it was a monthly run. Joe Harris stays true to the characters and continuity. Highly recommend.

Buzzkill #1 (Dark Horse) – A superhero that derives his power from consuming massive amounts of alcohol and wants to get sober? I’ll bite.

Kiss Me Satan #1 (Dark Horse) – The werewolf/vampire theme might be a little played out, but I’m always willing to give a first issue a shot, especially from Dark Horse.

TPB/Graphic Novel of the Week: Five Ghosts: The Haunting of Fabian Gray Vol. 1 (Image) – This comic MIGHT be my favorite series of 2013. Fantastically written and illustrated. This is the kind of book that can cross borders and hook non comic readers.

Brett:

Top Pick: Buzzkill #1 (Dark Horse) – You can find my reasons above, but overall the comic sounds fun and entertaining and most importantly fresh.

Bravest Warriors #12 (BOOM! Studios/kaBOOM) – It’s a tough call as to which I like more, this series or Adventure Time, but you can’t go wrong with either. This one though gets me to chuckle just a bit more with it’s more adult humor.

Daredevil #31 (Marvel) – Mark Waid continues to churn out one of the best Marvel comics’ consistently. With the long main arc finally over, it’ll be interesting to see where he takes this series next.

Superior Spider-Man #18 (Marvel) – Dan Slott has been crushing it with his new take on Spider-Man. Again it feels new and fresh. There’s those key words again.

Zero #1 (Image) – Ales Kot brings us this very hyped series that takes on “war” with self-contained stories and a rotating group of artists. Everything I’ve seen has me intrigued.

TPB/Graphic Novel of the Week: Five Ghosts: The Haunting of Fabian Gray Vol. 1 (Image) – Easily one of the best mini-series of the year. Thankfully we’re getting more of this acclaimed series.

Scott:

Top Pick: Zero #1 (Image Comics) – The idea of a war comic telling mostly self-contained stories with a rotating team of artists is so brilliant, and I can’t wait to see where it goes. Ales Kot is definitely a creator to watch.

Buzzkill #1 (Dark Horse) – I’m totally unfamiliar with both creators, but I love the premise. It sounds like it could be a ridiculous, funny, and incisive look at both super hero comics and alcoholism.

Century West (Image Comics) – I’m not sure I’d call myself a big fan of Howard Chaykin, but I’m still really excited to see his take on the old west. Knowing him, it’ll be over the top, hopefully in the best way possible.

TPB/Graphic Novel of the Week: Batwoman Vol 3: World’s Finest (DC Comics) – It’s unfortunate that the creative team behind this book had to leave under such frustrating circumstances, so take a minute and read this hardcover. The art is breathtaking, and while the story meanders a little, there’s action and intrigue to spare.