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: Karmen #4 (of 5)
Words and Art: Guillem March
What it is: In the fourth issue, we get a glimpse of Karmen’s pitiless working conditions at Karma Corp., where she is seen as a troublemaker. Meanwhile, alone, Cata wanders hostile streets and overhears a conversation that brings a crucial realization about what she truly means to Xisco. Overwhelmed with insights about herself and her past, she races to his flat in the hopes of seeing him. GUILLEM MARCH’s art and deft storytelling reach a gorgeous peak in this second-to-last issue.
The Mainstream One: Rorschach #9 (of 12)
Words: Tom King
Art: Jorge Fornes
What it is: The detective has found where the source of this tragedy began. Where Laura learned to shoot, a place where she not only learned to kill but also has killed, and where she brought Rorschach to turn him into an assassin as well. As the timelines crisscross, the man trying to undo this mess only falls deeper into it.
The Indie One: Eve #2 (of 5)
Publisher: Boom! Studios
Words: Victor Lavalle
Art: Jo Migyeong
What it is: * Will Eve escape the remnants of New York City in order to save her father and restore life to a dying planet? * Accompanied by Wexler, Eve must stay one step ahead of the mutants stalking them who want to consume them. * But when they are separated, she will discover that there are things even more terrifying in this new wasteland.
The #1 One: Heroes Reborn Night-Gwen #1
Words: Vita Ayala
Art: Farid Karami
What it is: INTRODUCING: NIGHTBIRD! By day, Dr. Gwendolyn Stacy is Ravencroft Asylum’s leading psychiatrist. But by night, she dons the guise of the vigilante known as Nightbird! But how did this happen? Why did this happen? And what does Kyle Richmond, the Nighthawk, have to do with it? There may not be any time to find out, because Nightbird must hunt down a new killer called the Jackal! 40 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T+
The One I’m Buying for the Cover: God of War: Fallen God #4
Publisher: Dark Horse
Words: Chris Roberson
Art: Tony Parker
Cover Art: Gabrielle Dell’Otto
What it is: For as long as he has been the Ghost of Sparta, Kratos has been a tool of violence for others. In a desperate attempt to reclaim control of his future and find peace, he fled far from the lands of his ancestors only to find himself exactly where it was foretold he would be. How does one escape the torment of predestination? Does Kratos rail against the inevitable or once again embrace fury to fell his foes though it means he will be forever damned? What will be the fate of this fallen god?
That’s all I got this week. Until next time, carpe comics!