Staff Picks – Week of 21/06/2017

Doom Patrol: The Silver Age Omnibus HC
Arnold Drake (w), Bruno Premiani (a)
DC Comics

Thomas says: With the recent news that DC will finally be collecting the awesome Rachel Pollack run and the release of this fantastic collection, it’s a great time to be a Doom Patrol fan. This Omnibus is a race through the madness of Drake and Premiani’s vision of a team of freakish and broken individuals, protecting the world from the likes of Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man, General Immortus, The Brotherhood of Evil and of course Mr Morden/Mr Nobody/Mr Somebody.

I’ve been really impressed with the Omnibus collections that DC have been putting out recently. Though not usually a big fan of books of this size, these collections are absolutely fantastic and the high quality of which has ‘forced’ me to buy a number of them with this one being the most recent – happily replacing my incomplete Archives collection.

The binding on these books has been nothing short of gorgeous, opening flat without issue or deviance, with superior print quality on paper stock that isn’t too glossy; each one of these tomes is a work of art and has made me greedy for more, a Kupperberg/Bronze Age Omnibus wouldn’t go amiss if you’re listening, DC.

Head Lopper #6
Andrew Maclean
Image Comics

Joe says: I’m so glad that Head Lopper is back and if it’s possible, I believe that this volume is shaping up to be even better than the first.

I absolutely love the format: getting a large chunk of Head Lopper in my standing-order box every few months feels like a real treat and I’m always excited to see what Norgal is getting up to.

The art is consistently beautiful, the pacing wonderful, the humour perfect and the plot for this arc is riveting. I can hardly wait for the next one.

Bill & Ted Save The Universe #1 of 5
Brian Joines (w), Bachan (a)
Boom! Studios

Ryan says: This week I’m leaning into the nostalgic corner of the comic book world, with the latest Bill & Ted mini series! Boom Studios has done an awesome job of continuing the adventures of the “most excellent” heroes of the late ’80s, and that’s in no small part due to the mighty team-up of Joines and Bachan. Only this journey won’t just take them travelling through time, but space, as Bill & Ted are inexplicably abducted by an alien mothership! Be prepared for a frenzied voyage through the cosmos with your two favourite airheads — the Wyld Stallyns are back, baby!

King-Cat Comix + Stories no.77
John Porcellino (w/a)
Spit and a Half

Camila says: John Porcellino seems to never stop being entertaining and so very endearing. 77 issues on, King-Cat is still one of the comics I look forward to the most, and there’s never been one I did not enjoy.