THIS WEEK’S STAFF PICKS

fables 98

Fables #98
by Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham, Dan Green, Joao Ruas
Vertigo
Karl says: An excellent issue,with a lot of the strands coming together. Clearly building towards what is going to be an explosive 100th issue! Rose is back in full effect,and some classic and hilarious Fables dialogue! The cow complaining is my panel of the week.

I kill giants
Image Firsts: I Kill giants
by Joe Kelly, J. M. Ken Niimura
Image Comics

Liz says: Issue #1 reprint of one of my favourite books of the past fiver years. Equal parts funny and heartbreaking.

I kill giants
Hulk #25
by Jeff Parker, Gabriel Hardman, Ed McGuinness
Marvel Comics
Chris says: Jeff Parker does an admirable job of picking up the pieces after Jeph Loeb’s run on the book comes to an end. He takes a one-note character and manages to build an engaging story.. One to watch!!

I kill giants

AX Vol. 1: Alternative Manga
edited by Sean Michael Wilson
Top Shelf
Simon says: Reprinting for the first time in English the best short comics from over a decade of the alternative manga magazine AX (the Japanese RAW), this book is a must for anyone interested in the alternative, experimental side of Japanese comics.