October 20, 2023

Beneath the Trees Where Nobody Sees #1 (IDW)

I am at a loss for words…how to describe this book? It’s nursery rhymes meets horror. It’s creature comforts undercut by fear and paranoia. It’s like if the Berenstain Bears were murderers. It would feel wrong if not for the expertly crafted and deceptively charming package in which these revelations are unearthed. You will instantly fall in love with the town of Woodbrook and its friendly animal denizens which makes the horrifying truth of the story all the more tragic. Hats off to writer/artist Patrick Horvath for crafting a truly unique, if chilling comic experience. 

Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong #1 (DC)

Sound the alarms! It’s finally here! The greatest monsters in fiction have risen from the sea and only the Justice League can hope to stop them! Or at least that’s how this story starts. Set up like a classic faceoff between the Justice League and the Legion of Doom, the first issue of this new mini-series has already laid the groundwork for an exciting tale with plenty of twists and turns to come. Whether you’re here for the capes or the kaiju, Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong is sure to thrill!

Sensational She-Hulk #1 (Marvel)

Rainbow Rowell’s joyous Eisner-nominated series is back and sporting a classic She-Hulk adjective. Picking up right where the previous series ended, Rowell writes a Jennifer Walters who is surprisingly content with her life but doesn’t trust her own happiness. In this satisfying first issue, you’ll find budding romances, friendly fight clubs, a course-altering cameo and much more. And if you’re still not sold, this comic wraps with a delightful backup story by Jessica Gao who served as showrunner for the Disney+ series. It’s a She-Hulk celebration all around!

The Man From Maybe #1 (Oni Press)

It’s a post-apocalyptic world, the west is wilder than ever, and who wanders into town? A masked bandit brandishing a laser rifle and a glint in his eye. This is the Man From Maybe, there’s a downed spaceship out yonder, and there ain’t nothing and ain’t no one that’s gonna get in his way.

Crypt of Shadows #1 (Marvel)

In the spirit of the spooky season, Crypt of Shadows brings you a collection of five haunting stories from the darkest corners of the Marvel universe. Superstars creators like Al Ewing, Declan Shalvey, Cavan Scott and more come together to bring you this creepy one-shot sure to satisfy any horror fan. Pick up your copy today!