Cinema Purgatorio #9 was good fun, although in a contrast to my usual preferences it was Kieron Gillen & Ignacio Calero’s Modded that stood out as my favourite this week. It’s very funny, with a cracking running gag this month about a character’s name, and lots of amusingly puerile swearing and rudeness.
Alan Moore & Kevin O’Neill’s title strip feels like it’s getting into a bit of a rut, but was still enjoyable. And Garth Ennis & Raulo Caceres’ Code Pru was pretty good (and provided an imaginative idea for how a certain horror staple might be dealt with in the real world), but lacked any great twist to really make it memorable.
Similarly, The Vast by Christos Gage & Gabriel Andrade is compelling and seems to be going somewhere interesting, but we get too little of it each month (it seems to have gone down to four pages for the last couple of issues)! That’s maybe because Andrade also seems to have taken over as the regular artist for Max Brooks’ A More Perfect Union, which does fairly well this issue with a compelling action sequence and a decent final-page development.