Three children with gurgling and bubbling flesh rise with crackling energy from the earth. As bones knit and skin coalesces a subdued bemusement spreads across their faces. Three of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse are without their Death. They’re only choice? Find him and kill.
East of West by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta immediately forges itself as a comic hinting at the familiar before delving far into the bold and different. This off-number group of apocalyptic heralds is born into a world seemingly like our own world, to a point. The American Civil War to be precise. It was as this time that a Native American empire was forged to rival the Union and Confederacy. A 3-part prophecy arose in disparate cultures. A stone missile from the heavens ravaged the lands. This is not our world in short. Continue reading
The Manhattan Projects #10 by Jonathan Hickman, Jordie Bellaire and Ryan Browne, who is filling in for series regular Nick Pitarra, drops us into the headspace of the deranged Joseph Oppenheimer. As the fictional twin of Robert Oppenheimer, his fraternal love drives him to devour the eternal soul of his brother who finds himself awakening in the vast landscape of Joseph’s twisted mind.
Bedlam #5, written by Nick Spencer and drawn by Riley Rossmo, is aptly named for the madness dripping from the pages of the comic, like a mad house barely able to contain it’s inmates from escaping and leaping out at you. It stars Fillmore Press, formerly known as mass murderer Madder Red and now aiding the police in homicide investigations having been “cured” of violent tendencies. And to Fillmore’s credit he is the most adorable and bashful mass murderer I’ve come across in some time.
Prophet #34 has solidified my opinion that this is the sexiest comic on the stands right now.
While previous issues have provided us with organ-transfer fertilization, lizard-on-mammal love-making, phallic cryo-pods bursting from the Earth, robotic pining and a whole manner of symbiotic fusion and fluid sharing between man and goo, in this issue by Simon Roy and Brandon Graham we meet my a brand of John Prophet clone super soldier bred specifically to act as concubines to their brothers in steamy brothels in a cavity inside another one of their brothers bred to be the massive infrastructure of their base. Kinky doesn’t begin to describe these activities.