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Kate Skocelas - Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Kate Skocelas
Kate Skocelas
  • Batman #8
  • Nightwing #6
  • Green Valley #1
  • The Wicked + The Divine Vol. 4: Rising Action

The Wicked + The Divine is here!  The Wicked + The Divine is here!  The Wicked + The Divine is here!

Trade-waiting this series is so hard, because every volume leaves me dying to know what happens next.  Also, the internet is dark and full of spoilers for this series (I’m looking at you Tumblr).  Nevertheless, wait I do, and my reward is being able to sit down and consume the entire arc this Wednesday.  I’m so excited that I’ve already purchased snacks and dug out volumes 1-3 to reread.

WicDiv is one of those comics that really lends itself to binge reading and rereading.  As a result, it has survived several purges of my overflowing bookshelf (I’m a firm believer in getting rid of trades I’m not going to read again.  Sorry Rasputin).  Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, and Matt Wilson are an absolute dream team, and if you like all that is good in this world, then this book is for you.

I’m also looking forward to the first issue of Green Valley this week.  A nine part miniseries from Max Landis and Giuseppe Camuncoli, it looks right up my fantasy nerd ally.  Plus, just look at this art!

Finally, The Night of the Monster Men crossover event is back this week with Batman and Nightwing. This is the first crossover event that I’ve attempted to completely follow, so it doesn’t bode well that I’ve already missed an issue (Detective Comics #941). Nevertheless, I’m enjoying this story a lot more than the first Batman arc.  Riley Rossmo’s art is excellent, and I’m loving having Batwoman in my life again.