Picked up three new books this week:
The Old Guard (Image) by Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez
We are introduced to four immortal warriors who do freelance mercenary work, who reluctantly take on a new assignment that turns out to be a trap; meanwhile an American Marine in Afghanistan is slain by a terrorist…or is she? Interesting core concept, but not as enthralling as other recent Rucka work like Lazarus and Black Magick. Still, I’ll give it a few more issues to impress me.
Savage Things (DC/Vertigo) by Justin Jordan and Ibrahim Moustafa
25 years ago a government agency took charge of 40 kids who exhibit classic sociopathic behavior, with the intention of training them and turning them loose against the enemies of the USA. But something went horribly wrong… I’m really glad I picked this one up, despite not knowing anything about the creators. The first issue gives just enough information to get me interested, but maintains enough mystery to keep me wanting to come back for more. And it;s a finite (8 issue) series, so I’m willing to commit that much time and money to see how it turns out.
Smoke Town (Scout Comics) by Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Scott Van Domelen
Another book whose creators I am completely unfamiliar with, but the blurb on the Midtown Comics site said this one feels similar to Stray Bullets, so I gave it a shot. Kinda feels like I walked into the middle of the story, but that is obviously intentional, and I assume subsequent issues will flesh things out more. For now, the debut issue does its job well.