Welcome back to Conskipper’s New Comic Day Picks for the week of August 4, 2021!
A wide variety of comics are presented to you this week, representing a number of genres, from a classic film noir crime tale and horror comedy, to some of the best superhero work being done by any company.
–The Good Asian #4 (Image Comics): The Good Asian is steaming towards the end with another engaging period piece that informs and entertains at the same time. Our hard boiled protagonist Edison Hark suffers a devastating loss as the mysterious Hui Long killer forces him to reevaluate his long-standing perceptions about his own family’s secrets. Pornsak Pichetshote and Alexandre Tefenkgi continue to deliver the noir crime comic that we have come to expect from them and Dave Johnson’s stylistic covers will grab the attention of any fan browsing the racks at their local comic shop. Be sure to read our recent interview with Pichetshote about The Good Asian and look for one with Tefenkgi this week.
-Avengers #47 (Marvel Comics): “World War She-Hulk” continues as we march closer to legacy issue #750. Jason Aaron latest storyline again takes all of the elements that we love about the biggest Marvel Superhero stories and makes them new with bombastic plots and whip-smart scripting. Artist Javier Garron is also up to the task, as The Red Room’s latest recruit, She-Hulk smashes through Russia and the Avengers battle the underutilized Winter Guard. David Curiel’s cover this week is an eye-popping representation of the action and intrigue contained inside the book as well.
-Swamp Thing #6 (DC Comics): Ram V, Mike Perkins, and Mike Spicer continue their excellent horror/superhero tale this week. After an admirable fill-in issue by John McCrea last month, Perkins returns to illustrate the biological adventures of one of DC’s most enduring and celebrated characters, as the Green summons Levi back to the site of his origins, but unfortunately, his powers are failing him (never a good thing when the Suicide Squad is on your trail). Issue #6 continues V’s fine storytelling, finding the right balance between the classic Vertigo style and the current DC Universe. if you haven’t checked out Swampy in a while, now might be the time.
–X-Men #2 (Marvel Comics): The new team of Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Sunfire, Rogue, Wolverine, Synch and Polaris combine their powers to fight the wave of annihilation, and even greater threats that lie below the surface in this week’s tale. Gerry Duggan, Pepe Larraz, and Marte Gracia second issue continues that exciting, action-filled story that has X-Fans celebrating the new title right out of the gate. The X-Universe at Marvel has been on a role lately, and this new creative team is delivering one of the best ones so far.
-Elvira Meets Vincent Price #1 (Dynamite Entertainment): Elvira is back to get everyone ready for the Halloween season and she has brought another horror icon along for the ride in the form of the ghost of Vincent Price! In the first issue of the new limited series, the two heroes must team up to find a long-lost movie that can avert the apocalypse (with a lot of quips and gags along the way, of course). Dave Avallone continues his excellent writing on all things Elvira, and artist Juan Samu provides all the frights and pratfalls in a classic comic style. As usual for Dynamite, this one comes with a number of covers, so be sure to peruse them all.
That’s it for this week. Keep supporting your local shop in a safe and responsible manner.