It’s a new week and though a holiday is later in the week and we’re a bit focused on that, we’re also packed with interviews, previews, reviews, and more! It’s a pretty normal week here and we’re kicking it off with some news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.
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On the penultimate episode of Comics Deserve Better Season 2, Brian, Darci, and Logan discuss the historical fiction/biography/magical realism comic Papaya Salad by Elisa Macellari. This 2020 release is a Thai/Italian comic about Macellari’s great-uncle as he goes from rural Thailand to serving in the military in Europe on the eve of World War II and gives a unique perspective on this historical conflict. Also, there’s the usual news chatter including new Image comics by Guillem March and James Harren, upcoming books Brindille and Chef’s Kiss, and Dan Rather working on a graphic novel. There’s also a discussion of Grant Morrison doing an origin story for Atomahawk, more R-rated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and finally, an obituary for legendary cartoonist, Richard Corben. Other comics mentioned on the podcast were Homunculus, Gonzalo, Minotaar, Cry Wolf Girl, Under the Dead Oak Tree, Karmela Krimm, Phonogram: Singles Club, Ronin Island, The Picture of Everything Else, and Reckless. (Episode art by Elisa Macellari)
(W) Ed Brubaker (A) Jacob Phillips (A/CA) Sean Phillips In Shops: Dec 16, 2020 SRP: $24.99
Sex, drugs, and murder in 1980s Los Angeles… And the best new twist on paperback pulp heroes since The Punisher or Jack Reacher.
Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, the modern masters of crime noir, bring us the last thing anyone expected from them – a good guy. In a bold new series of original graphic novels, with three books releasing over the next year, each a full-length story that stands on its own.
Meet Ethan Reckless: Your trouble is his business, for the right price. But when a fugitive from his student radical days reaches out for help, Ethan must face the only thing he fears… his own past.
Look for book 2 in the Reckless series in April 2021!
It’s a new week and we’ve got interviews coming and so much more. The end of the year is barreling down on us and we’re not slowing down! Here’s our roundup of news and reviews from around the web from the weekend to start your morning.
This December, Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips are getting Reckless, a new original graphic novel being published by Image Comics. The second volume in the series will be out April 2021 but each graphic novel is a standalone story.
Meet Ethan Reckless: Your trouble is his business, for a price.
A former student radical, with the scars to prove it, Ethan is one part repo man, one part private eye, and one part wrecking ball. But when a fugitive from his Weather Underground days reaches out for help, Ethan will have to face the only thing he really fears… his own past.
It’s sex, drugs, and murder in early ‘80s Los Angeles, as Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips launch their first graphic novel series with an electrifying new take on the paperback pulp hero.
Brubaker and Phillips plan on releasing three graphic novels in the first year with outlines for at least five more after.