Another week, and another reason to spend more and more money. I fell victim to that when my editor made me buy Cursed Pirate Girl Volume 1 which was on sale this weekend for $6 . When I say made me , he really made me he came to my house and some how lured my dog outside and took her hostage until I bought. Which is really weird because it’s not like he gets anything for it. Well this is the kind of stuff I deal with on a daily basis.
The Sixth Gun #24 $3.99
Well here it is , it’s undeniable my love affair for Cullen Bunn has reached critical mass. I have not read any Sixth Gun , but I have a vague semblance of what’s going on mostly from reading previews, and the boys from The Pulllist Podcast because they love this book also. You may ask why now? Well I don’t have a good reason but lets be honest most of us don’t read comics for good reasons.
Mainly I really like this cover, I really like Cullen Bunn, and I really like the preview. That’s enough stop badgering me you’re like my wife. I’m jumping on, and so should you. DO IT, DO IT NOW. (ps there is only one voice you should read that in and if you didn’t you should be ashamed.
Pick of the week 8/22/12
Becoming #1 $1.99
Written by: Brooke Burgess
Art by: Dane Cypel
So I knew nothing of this book until last Wednesday , and the write-up and price got me. In addition to that it was 39 pages so why not. First of all this book on Comixology at least is rated 12+ . I’m not saying necessarily that is wrong because it’s subjective but this book has some mature themes and language and if you are squeamish about that you should keep that in mind.
Here is the deal I try to avoid spoilers and this book is a dense and tied together 39 pages so its hard to talk about it but I’ll try. The book starts with a young man questioning why he is still in University and if he is wasting his time. He’s not learning anything , and to make matters worse he is killing himself and still not getting top grades . He keeps pushing his professor and his aid for better grades and something useful to him. Well this is where the story turns and it becomes a not so usual careful what you wish for kind of books.
I really am not selling the book because it’s hard to do that, and I’d imagine that Arcana is thinking the same. Seriously let me gush a little I loved this book and it’s a book that you thinking about afterwards and start to live it more days later. This is a long read both in actual length and perceived depth while reading , but I love that kind of book .
The art is very unique and I will find myself checking out Dane Cypel’s stuff from now on . This isn’t art that you see often, and so goes the writing . I’ve said this before about other books but here it goes everyone wants new, original stuff in comics and this is it. You can afford another $2 this week and you should support books like this. I am in for the next issue for sure which I’ve been told will be out in a few weeks I can’t wait.
I have really rambled on this week so no other long reviews. Some real quick hits though Deadpool Kills was great , a nice ending even if it was somewhat predictable a great way to do a four parter though. One complaint I wasn’t a Deadpool fan before but now when I see him in other team books it’s a hard read because Bunn’s version is so much better.
Ultimates #14 was great but if your not reading the event it would be a little pointless.
One last thing there is twenty issues of Image #1’s available for free . You need to download all of them there is some great stuff and they will make you want to spend money.
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*Editor’s Note – Fuck you, Lunchbox! – The Original John