Greetings comic book fans and welcome to another episode of the Crank File. Every Wednesday is new comic book day and on Tuesdays I like to spotlight some of the stuff I’ll be checking out.
Here’s what I’m reading this week:
The Top of the Pile: Rorscharch #3 (of 12)
Words: Tom King
Art: Jorge Fornes
What it is: In an instant, 15 million people are dead! What happens when the human psyche is forced to accept such a devastating truth? Follow the story of âthe Kid,â a radicalized, gun-toting performer and the right-hand woman of the new Rorschach. See how this masked woman grows from an innocent child to the would-be cold-blooded assassin of a presidential candidate. This detective thriller will unravel the mysteries behind the assassination attempt and reveal how the struggles of these killers connect to larger turmoils of the world.Eisner Award-winning writer Tom King delves into the desperation that leads to radicalization and the questions that can lead a person into violence. Featuring art by new sensation Jorge Fornes with acclaimed colorist Dave Stewart.
The Mainstream One: Dark Nights Death Metal #6 (of 7)
Words: Scott Snyder
Art: Greg Capullo
What it is: The battle rages as the entire DC Universe stands against the Darkest Knight! Villains fight alongside heroes working as one to banish this demon from the deepest corners of the Dark Multiverse. Meanwhile, the Robin King lurks nearby, his army of Groblins in wait. The dogs of war are loose and no one is safe.
The Indie One: Seven to Eternity #15
Words: Rick Remender
Art: Jerome Opena, Matthew Hollingsworth
What it is: ‘SPRINGS OF ZHAL,’ Part Two-The Mud King reaps what he has sowed. Adam accepts his fate.
The #1 One: Post America #1
Words: Steve Skroce
Art: Dave Stewart
What it is: From MAESTROS creator, WE STAND ON GUARD co-creator, and The Matrix storyboard artist STEVE SKROCE with coloring by Eisner Award-winning DAVE STEWART. The Cheyanne mountain installation, aka The BUBBLE, is the most sophisticated super bunker in the world. It was built to ensure the survival of America’s executive branch of government and its most important citizens, should the unthinkable happen. When the world ended, the executive branch failed to reach the sanctuary, but the elite citizenry did. Eighty years later, one of their own has named himself the new President of the United States. His plan? Subjugate the survivors of the American Wasteland using the same bunker resources meant to rebuild it. The only thing standing in their way is a deadly Wasteland girl, hellbent on revenge!
The One I’m Buying for the Cover: Captain America #26
Words: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Art: Leonard Kirk
Cover Art: Alex Ross
What it is: RED HULK!
That’s all I got this week. Until next time, carpe comics!