The Crank File: What I’m Reading This Week 9/28/2016

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Here’s what I’m reading this week:



The Top of the Pile: Saga #38

Publisher: Image
Words: Brian K. Vaughan
Art: Fiona Staples

What it is: ‘THE WAR FOR PHANG,’ Part Two When your babysitter’s a ghost, death is never very far away.

Why we love it: Another month, another issue of Saga at the top of the pile. May it rein for 100 issues. Yes, it’s honestly that good. At the risk of sounding like a broken records, you should really read Saga… read Saga… read Saga.



The Mainstream one: Spider-man Deadpool #9

Publisher: Marvel
Words: Joe Kelly
Art: Ed McGuinness

What it is: Her name is Itsy-Bitsy and she’s Spider-Man and Deadpool’s worst nightmare!

Why we like it: A new villainness makes her first appearance here, and she’s half-Spidey/half-Pooley. This team-up series has been laugh-out-loud hysterical and each issue has gone back for multiple printings. Make sure to grab a copy on Wednesday in case Itsy-Bitsy turns out to be big.



The Indie One: Hillbilly #3

Publisher: Albatross
Words and Art: Eric Powell

What it is: The Flesh Eating Witch Child of Hoodoo Ridge crosses paths with the tear stained traveler Rondel!

Why we like it: Hillbilly is a southern-fried mix of fantasy and horror with Eric Powell’s unmistakable artwork. The first two issues were instant sell-outs. Look for issue #3 to do the same.



The #1 One: Surgeon X #1

Publisher: Image
Words: Sara Kenney
Art: John Watkiss

What it is: What do you get if you cross a far-right British government with an antibiotic apocalypse and a gruesome murder? The birth of Surgeon X and her renegade practice. Extreme times call for extreme medicine.

Why we like it: When Karen Berger is working on a book, you pay attention. She was instrumental in the success of DC’s Vertigo imprint, bringing us essential series like Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing, Neil Gaiman’s Sandman, Hellblazer, Preacher, V for Vendetta, Y: the Last Man, Fables and 100 Bullets.



The One I’m Buying for the Cover: Wonder Woman #7

Publisher: DC
Words: Greg Rucka
Art: Liam Sharp
Cover art: Jenny Frisson

What it is: One god down-how many more to go? Diana takes another step closer to the truth, and Steve Trevor confronts his past!

Why we like it: I thought I was done with Wonder Woman after Cho was kicked off the alt covers, but this Frison cover is absolutely gorgeous.


That’s all I got this week. Until next time, carpe comics!

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