Image Comics is one of those companies that really innovates within the realm of comics, thanks to their willingness to take chances. Without this, we wouldn’t have some of the modern classics of our time, such as Saga, The Walking Dead, or The Wicked + The Divine. Thanks to their desire to allow the work to shine, regardless of subject, they are a varied and illustrious company. I say this because the publisher has taken a chance once again, this time with well-known erotic writer Tina Horn for an brand new series, SFSX (Safe Sex).
Jalisco is an uplifting story of a young girl taking tragedy and rebuilding herself into someone who is not merely a victim. When a young girl’s mother disappears during a family outing, she discovers that no one, not even the police, care enough or are brave enough to help her. Fortunately, a group of female vigilantes (or Adelitas) find Jalisco and help her to transform the gift of beautiful, traditional dance into a powerful form of attack and self-defense.
The Faceless Men attack! They emerge from the shadows, ambushing and capturing humans from both sides of the Oblivion breach. No one knows what they are, or what they want, but the Cole brothers are determined to stop them. Robert Kirkman and Lorenzo De Felici's gripping, new storyline begins in Oblivion Song: Volume 3.
First things first: Congratulations are called for, as this series has been promoted to an ongoing series due to overwhelming fan support. That’s super exciting, as I think that this series has some really interesting places to go.
The Weatherman is one of those stories you buckle up into and let it take you wherever it wants to go. It is so much fun. Essentially, the terrorist who killed billions of people on planet Earth wiped his memory and became a goofball weatherman, Nathan Bright. Now, Amanda Cross is trying to get his memory back, with a crew of some pretty tough customers, so she can stop another terrorist attack that might wipe out the rest of humanity.
For the moment, this seems to be the end of the main story arc to Black Hammer, Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston’s love letter to superhero tropes and mythologies. (Although, with Black Hammer / Justice League and another Black Hammer mini-series promised for the end of the year, there will be plenty more to come!) In this love letter, they stripped away the “super” from our heroes, and we watched as some embraced being normal, while in others the trauma of not being who they were meant to be played out.