Taylor: The Wicked + The Divine #5
Gillen and McKelvie perfectly compliment each other’s strengths and are particularly good at writing young characters, which has been fully on display for the first 4 issues. And THAT was while they were still introducing the cast and establishing the setting. With Lucifer breaking out of jail last issue, the plot seems to be picking up, so look for the fun to pick up as well.
David: Oddly Normal #2
Last month, I picked up the first issue of Oddly Normal out of curiosity. It has a very web-comic vibe about it. I did a little research about the artist/creator, Otis Frampton. Turns out he is one of the animators for YouTube’s How It Should Have Ended series and the artist behind ABCDEFGeek. Which certainly explains why the artwork seemed familiar. The story, so far, is that a half-witch girl makes the worst possible birthday-wish and now her parents have vanished. It will be interesting to see what she’ll encounter on her journey to get them back.
ODDLY NORMAL #2
story / art / cover A: OTIS FRAMPTON
cover B: ROB GUILLORY
OCTOBER 22 / 32 PAGES / FC / E / $2.99
Oddly Normal’s parents and house may have vanished off the face of the earth, but things go from bad to weird when her dotty Great Aunt arrives on the scene.
Gaumer: Dungeons & Dragons Legends of Baldur’s Gate #1
IDW has done some great stuff with the Dungeons & Dragons license in the past, and with the launch of the RPG maker’s latest edition, it was a gimme that we’d get some more comics based on the pen and paper role-playing game. But, IDW has put up-and-coming fantasy writer Jim Zub of Image Comics Skullkickers and Dynamite Entertainment’s Pathfinder fame on this title, and that makes it a must-read title. I’ve been disappointed by D&D based comics in the past, but this one has everything going for it, and I’m hoping the classic fantasy franchise thrives again.
Dungeons & Dragons Legends of Baldur’s Gate #1—SPOTLIGHT
Jim Zub (writer) • Max Dunbar (artist) • Sarah Stone (cover)
Evil, meet my sword! Sword, meet evil! Generations have passed since the original Heroes of Baldur’s Gate saved the city and the Realms. Now a new threat rises and an unlikely group of misfits are thrust into adventure with MINSC, the legendary Ranger do-gooder with a heart of gold, brain of lead, and hamster of pronounced wisdom.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Jules: Avengers #37
With each new issue of the Time Runs Out storyline my mind begins to put two and two together on just what the hell happened with the Avengers. Hickman is painting a picture that is blotting out AXIS for me completely. Not to say I’m not enjoying AXIS I just know that Hickman’s Avengers are top of my list with each new issue!
Adam: Deathstroke #1
It’s not that I’m particularly excited about a new Deathstroke book, but I am a sucker when the writer is also the artist for a book. I can’t say the story will be great, but I know the art will be pretty to look at.
Written by TONY S. DANIEL
Art by TONY S. DANIEL and SANDU FLOREA
Cover by TONY S. DANIEL
1:25 Variant cover by ANDREA SORRENTINO
On sale OCTOBER 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
The DCU’s deadliest assassin stars in his own ongoing series by writer/artist Tony S. Daniel! See him as never before in this explosive new series, with one surprise after another as we see Slade Wilson in the fight of his life!
Those are our picks, what’s on the top of your stack this Wednesday?