Friday, November 18, 2011

Weekly Reading: November 16

Another high quality weekly group shot... with some extra glaring flash spots for added ambiance! 
This week it really hit me that my weekly pull list is now nearly devoid of traditional superhero comic books. It could just be that this particular week happens to lack square jawed protagonists and alien threats, but it is clear that the majority of the books I collect now consist of cowboys, neo-dark super-powered "regular" people, and things that go bump in the night.

There is probably some deep analysis of my current state of mind that could take place around my need to tap into the pulp mythos of America, or a search for grounded fantasy... or it could be that most "traditional" superhero comics just aren't fun or original anymore.
Hawken #1 (IDW) Western/Fantasy
The Strange Talent of Luther Strode #1 (Image) Neo-Hero
Zorro Rides Again #5 (Dynamite) Western
Six Guns #2 (Marvel) Action/Western
House of Night #1 (Dark Horse Comics) Supernatural/Thriller
iZombie #19 (Vertigo) Supernatural/Action
Streets of Glory #4 (Avatar) Western
Planet of the Apes #8 (BOOM!) Science-fiction/Action
The Devil Is Due In Dreary #1 (Ardden) Action/Western
It's really a contradiction of ideas--while I would greatly enjoy reading old-school adventures of "fun" heroes, I've replaced them with tortured cowpokes and modern-day revisionist Westerns.

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