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Comic Book Day: Pull List for August 7th, 2013

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by on August 7, 2013

Have you gone to see The Wolverine yet? Or 2 Guns? If not, what are you waiting for? It’s Comic Book Day in the cinemas right now in addition to your local comic book stores, so let’s get some synergy going. And while you’re waiting in line to get into your film, why not bring along one of the brand spankin’ new selections from this week’s pull list? With new offerings from Jeff Lemire, J. Michael Straczynski, Matt Fraction, and more, there’s an awful lot to be excited about this Wednesday. So, let’s cut to the chase and get to this week’s books!

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Trillium #1 | Jeff Lemire

Although I’ve been absolutely loving Jeff Lemire playing with other people’s toys on titles like Animal Man and in the various “Trinity War” titles so far, the talented writer-artist is at his best when he’s by himself, handling both narrative and artistic duties. His latest work through Vertigo, Trillium, is no exception.

Described as his “most ambitious work yet,” Trillium is a sweeping sci-fi romance that takes us from the far reaches of futuristic space to the trenches of World War I in the span of a single issue. The plot revolves around a mysterious temple and a long-forgotten flower that could be the key to saving the future of mankind from a deadly, adaptive virus and finds two single-minded, obsessive explorers – botanist Nika Temsmith from the year 3797, and English explorer William Pike from the year 1921 – who are bound by fate to fall in love even as reality begins to unravel around them. The book is a heady, dreamlike experience, propelled by fits and bursts of explosive violence and action which keep the story moving at a steady clip. Even the artwork is an ambitious undertaking, as half of it is rendered digitally while the other half, the futuristic side, is entirely in hand-painted watercolors, which lends an ethereal beauty to the otherworldly scenes. Lemire has done quite a bit of table setting for what’s to come, and I, for one, cannot wait for the next course.

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Lady Rawhide #1 | Eric Trautmann and Milton Estevam

Don’t let the scarlet bondage get-up on the cover scare you away; Lady Rawhide is far more than a mere cheesecake pinup. Originally positioned as one of Zorro’s villains, Lady Rawhide has long occupied a sort of Catwoman-to-Zorro’s-Batman kind of role, even to the point where she fights against injustice rather for her own less altruistic ends. Eric Trautmann, who you may remember from Flash Gordon: Zeitgeist and Red Sonja, gives Lady Rawhide her due, setting up a terrific villain for the series and giving her an origin that makes sense within the world she’s occupying. This isn’t just your run-of-the-mill “hot girl fights crime” book. Lady Rawhide seems like a well developed, fully rounded character who just happens to kick ass, take names, and look good while doing so. Estevam’s artwork and panel layouts make for a thrilling first issue as he manages to capture a certain kinetic energy to the action that makes it come alive. All in all, this is an auspicious start for Dynamite’s newest female-driven series, and definitely one worth looking into.

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Sidekick #1 | J. Michael Straczynski, Tom Mandrake and Brian Miller

Even down to the artwork, J. Michael Straczynski’s Sidekick evokes similarly cynical fare like The Boys, but the venerable veteran writer takes the trope and makes it entirely his own is this terrific first issue. The new creator-owned series through Image Comics and his own Joe’s Comics imprint offers up a bleak view of superheroism and takes us through a “modern hero’s fall from grace.” Our heroes are the crimefighting duo of The Cowl and Flyboy, defenders of Sol City and generally beloved by its fair citizens, who are a regular Captain America and Bucky until The Cowl is unceremoniously assassinated in a motorcade parade that eerily evokes the JFK assassination. What follows is a series of increasingly hard knocks for Flyboy who, though desperate to step out of The Cowl’s shadow, cannot seem to get his life together – in and out of the spandex. It’s an unflinching look at how masked vigilantism can chew you up and spit you out, and JMS doesn’t offer up any sugar to make the medicine go down easier. His gritty, jaded tone, coupled with Tom Mandrake and Brian Miller’s bright, vibrant artwork, make the narrative gut-punches hit harder, thanks to the seeming tonal dissonance between the too. Thankfully, this is a welcome dissonance, which serves as a breath of fresh air in a market dominated by superhero stories. Get in on the ground floor, folks, because Sidekick is something to be witnessed first-hand.

Pull List

DARK HORSE COMICS

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