I haven’t done one of these in a long while, but I’m told it’s like riding a bike. Remember the only rule, just because it isn’t on the list doesn’t mean it isn’t worth reading.
Writer: Jackson Lanzig, Collin Kelly
Artist: Marcus To
Solicit: “Now an ongoing series! After the chaotic series of events in Volume 1, the team goes to an unexplored planet to relax. It’s a gas giant with large floating continents that also happen to be alive but unbeknownst to the team, the planet also has a chemical compound in the air that begins to affect them. How so? Well, love is in the air.”
I already raved about the first volume of Joyride in my review of Volume 1. The adventures of the team of wayfaring space runaways continues this month, and I could not be happier.
Writer: Peter Milligan
Artist: Juan Jose Ryp
Solicit: “On the fringes of civilization, the world’s first detective is about to make an unholy discovery? Ruled by the Fates. Manipulated by the Gods. Commanded by Caesar. In the year 65 A.D., one’s destiny was not his own. At the height of Nero’s reign, a veteran of Rome’s imperial war machine has been dispatched to the farthest reaches of the colonies to investigate unnatural happenings? In the remote outpost of Britannia, Antonius Axia – the First Detective – will become Rome’s only hope to reassert control over the empire’s most barbaric frontier?and keep the monsters that bridge the line between myth and mystery at bay? From comics mastermind Peter Milligan (X-Statix, Shade the Changing Man) and incendiary artist Juan Jose Ryp (NINJAK, Clone) comes a psychological journey into terror, temptation, and bloodshed – presented in an all-new prestige format limited series! Prestige Format.”
Britannia looks interesting to say the least, but with DC about to drop Shade, The Changing Girl, Peter Milligan is on my mind.
Writer: Rick Remender
Artist: Jerome Opeña, Matt Hollingsworth
Solicit: “The God of Whispers has spread an omnipresent paranoia to every corner of the kingdom of Zhal; his spies hide in every hall spreading mistrust and fear. Adam Osidis, a dying knight from a disgraced house, must choose between joining a hopeless band of magic users in their desperat e bid to free their world of the evil God, or accepting his promise to give Adam everything his heart desires. Writer RICK REMENDER reteams with collaborators JEROME OPEÑA (Uncanny X-Force, Fear Agent) and MATT HOLLINGSWORTH (TOKYO GHOST, WYTCHES) to take you on a hard road through the strange fantasy world of Zhal. All men have surrendered their freedom for fear. Now, one last free man must choose.”
There’s just not enough weird western tinged sci-fi these days, and this one looks like it might fit the bill.
There’s a lot more out this week too, so jump to the next page for the full list of releases, courtesy of Diamond Comics’ Preview World.