Staff Picks – Week of 28/06/2017

Star Wars: Droids Unplugged #1
Chris Eliopoulos (w/a), Jordie Bellaire (c)
Marvel Comics

Karl says: VWOOOOOOOOOSH VMMMMMMMM CHOOM! VWEEP VOOO! SHOOM ! WAVOO VHELP?
VRRRRRR BERRB VRRRRRR CLANK VRRRRR CHUNK VRRRRR SHUNK VRP CHOOM
VRRRR VROOM! PAT PAT.

VRRRRRR ! VRRRRR VRRRRR VWOOOOSH!

UTINI ! VZAAAAP ! CHUGCHUGCHUGCHUG BVOOP! VRRRRR KKKKKKRRRR

BRAKKA BOOM ! WOOOV VRESQUE! GRAB! WAAVWOOOOOO YAH VEESCOBA !

VA-DA! VRRRRRRR VRRRRRR VOOZOO VOOZOO VRRRRRR VRRRRR WOOOV VSTAY?

VRRRRR VOOZOOBOO WOOO VLONELY VA-DA! ZZHOOOM! WOOOV VFRIENDS.

I think this is the Star Wars comic I’ve been waiting for my entire life.

Allred cover, natch.

Batman by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso Deluxe Edition
Brian Azzarello (w), Eduardo Risso (a)
DC Comics

Joe says: The definitive edition of Azzarello and Risso’s short but respected run on Batman is finally here in a gorgeous hardcover, collecting their entire collaborative tenure on the character. When together, the two are unstoppable and it shines through here on beautiful, over-sized pages.

Including the fantastic Knight of Vengeance Flashpoint tie-in (which is worth the price of admission alone) this is an absolute must read for any Batman fan!

Dark Night: A True Batman Story TP
Paul Dini (w), Eduardo Risso (a)
DC Comics / Vertigo

Ryan says: The name Paul Dini is synonymous to Batman fans with his astonishingly well-crafted work on Batman: The Animated Series; delving into a mythic Gotham City with over-the-top villains and beautiful spectacle. Dark Night, however, is far from fantasy. It is in fact a memoir of Dini’s, recounting the night he was mugged and brutally assaulted; and ultimately his realisation that, despite having told countless stories of caped crusaders and men of steel, no such heroes would actually exist to come to his aid. It’s a tragic and harrowing original graphic novel, told through Dini’s eyes as characters from the Batman universe add their 2 cents in conversation with him. Beautifully illustrated by four-time Eisner Award winner, Eduardo Risso, this book is also an engrossing piece of artistic literature. Now available in a easier-to-carry paperback edition, Dark Night is a must-have for any mature Batman reader looking to venture a little further from the traditional format.

Cat Disco Part 2
Rebecca K Jones (w/a)
Self Published

Will says: Cat Disco is back! Mogslie returns for another night of partying in the coolest (and cutest!) club in town. This place has it all. Live music, live mouse pits, disco snobs, catnip heaven rooms… giant human toys!!! But can Mogslie fit in, in this weird and socially difficult feline world? Can he maybe even find some romance? Will he be able to find himself!?

Once I started this comic, I could not stop reading it and certainly could not stop laughing! Absolutely hilarious and incredibly witty, Rebecca has certainly solved the mystery why our cats are sleeping all day. They’re at the cat disco. Obvs. Check out all of her other beautiful artwork here!