It’s that time again, where I tell you what’s really grinding my gears for the week of October 16th, 2019.
Some weeks it’s mostly likes, other weeks it’s dislikes.
So what’s grinding my gears this week?
The first issue is a fantastic story building read. I’m a fan of Matt Kindt’s work. The story starts off reminding me of the movie The Village in a sense. A small group of villagers surrounded by boundaries with rules. Break the rules and be punished.
If you like the fantasy, you’ll like this book and story. It’s got my attention and it’s a like for this week after reading the first issue.
This new Lemire book coming out sounds great, can’t go wrong with the artist lineup either. Vic Sage’s first appearance was in Blue Beetle #1 back in 1967 from Charlton Comics, with the rights later being bought by DC.
I’m expecting big things from this one. It’ll likely be the oversized style which I’m not normally a fan of but this one I think might work well.
For years- Vic Sage has worn the faceless mask of the Question to clean up the streets of Hub City by sheer force of will. He knows right from wrong. He knows black from white. But what happens when he is drawn into a conspiracy that reaches from the heights of Hub City power to the depths of its underground tunnels?
What happens when things stop being black-and-white and start getting a little gray? And what happens when- in a secret chamber deep beneath the city- Vic Sage meets his own end…and his new beginning?
Eisner-winning writer Jeff Lemire joins forces with the legendary art team of Denys Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz to resurrect Vic Sage- only to destroy him all over again…and again…
Pencil Sketch Variants
First of all, you can’t go wrong with Alex Ross but the penciled version of his paintings is just awesome. Maybe it’s not for everyone but I love the raw pencil sketches.
So they hit gold I think when they started doing these for Immortal Hulk for the additional printings. Not to knock Bennett’s interior work, those just weren’t intended to be cover art.
Final Order Cutoff is tomorrow for Immortal Hulk #24 2nd Printing. Most retailers are showing the painted colored version as the 2nd printing so some might have been turned off, not knowing it’s a sketch variant.
That’s all I got this week. Tell us what you’re liking or disliking this week here in the comments or on the forums.