When the first issue of this Rick Remender-written series came out, as I tried reading it, I really wasn’t feeling it for some reason – surprising, considering how much I like so much of Remender’s stuff (Deadly Class, Low, Black Science), that I like Sean Murphy art, and that it has a sci-fi cyberpunk-ish setting. Well, I recently decided to give that first issue another go, and this time I found myself fully enjoying it. Guess I had to be in the proper mindset to take it in. Now I’m all caught up (to issue 5, which marks the end of the first arc, with the next arc starting in April), and I have to say that it’s a really fantastic series so far. The art is gorgeous – the 2-page spread you see in this post is currently the wallpaper on my Mac – and the story just gets more and more interesting as it goes on. That first arc ends in quite an interesting spot, and I’m now anxiously waiting for the next issue to come out, to see where they’ll go.
Another new comic series I’ve been enjoying of late is The Wake, from the Vertigo imprint (and I love that there seems to be a bit of a Vertigo resurgence right now). There are 3 issues out so far (out of 10), and I’m digging the slow and mysterious reveal of what the hell it is the protagonists are dealing with. The art by Sean Murphy is of course fantastic, and Scott Snyder continues to be one of the best mainstream comic writers out there these days.