May 16 2012
Saga #3: All of the characterization in this book is worthwhile, and the art and action keep pace. I’m also happy to see a continuing series of strong last page cliffhangers; I’ve developed a thing for them lately.
Hardcore #1: Robert Kirkman serves up a great sci-fi concept and then cranks up the pressure on the main character, hard. This was almost a ’surprise’ but I ended up liking the setup too much. The second issue should hold as much if not more action than the first.
Dancer #1: The book makes a good use of darkness and has lots of tension, with a very neat twist at the end.
Are You My Mother HC: Alison Bechdel does the closest she can to a follow-up to her acclaimed graphic novel, Fun Home.
Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde: The Happy Prince HC: P. Craig Russel’s transcendent adaptations of these classic stories (as well as his opera adaptations) are always a welcome sight to me.