Greetings and welcome to another episode of the Crank Fil Greetings and welcome to a special Thanksgiving week edition of the Crank File. Every Wednesday is new comic book day, for which we are thankful. And on Tuesdays I get to spotlight some of the stuff I’ll be checking out, for which I am also grateful.
Pass the mashed potatoes and prepare yourself for a heaping pile of what I’m reading this week:
The Top of the Pile: Made in Korea #6 (of 6)
Words: Jeremy Holt
Art: George Schall
What it is: PROXY RETURN FAQS
• A child can be returned within 90 days of receipt of delivery.
• It can take up to 25 days for a child to reach us.
• It takes 3-5 business days for the refund to be processed.
• If you return a defective, damaged, or incorrect child, your refund will be denied.
The Mainstream One: Black Panther #1
Words: John Ridley
Art: Juann Cabal
What it is: NEW CREATIVE TEAM, NEW DIRECTION—“THE LONG SHADOW” STARTS HERE! Secrets from T’Challa’s past have come back to haunt him! Fresh from returning from his travels in space, Black Panther receives an unexpected and urgent message from a Wakandan secret agent! Now T’Challa must race the clock not only to save his agent, but also to keep his true agenda under wraps. Because if the truth comes out, it could cost T’Challa everything…
Academy Award-winning writer John Ridley and Stormbreaker artist Juann Cabal launch an all-new BLACK PANTHER series with an action-packed espionage story that will upend everything in T’Challa’s life and have ramifications for the entire Marvel Universe!
The Indie One: Redneck #31
Words: Donny Cates
Art: Lisandro Estherren
What it is: The last arc of REDNECK starts here! War is coming to the Bowmans, and with it comes death and destruction! Some will live, many will die!
This is the issue of REDNECK that no one saw coming!
The #1 One: Hulk #1
Words: Donny Cates
Art: Ryan Ottley
What it is: IMMORTAL NO LONGER! A BRAND-NEW CREATIVE TEAM DELIVERS A NEW, COLOSSAL-SIZED ERA! The uncontrollable rage of the Hulk has reached an all-new level, and nobody—including the Avengers—is prepared to handle it. But is it really the Hulk that people should be afraid of, or is there something missing to this puzzle? Join the superstar creative team of Donny Cates and Ryan Ottley as they look to the stars for the next era of HULK!
The One I’m Buying for the Cover: DC vs. Vampires #2
Words: James Tynion IV, Matthew Rosenberg
Art: Otto Schmidt
Cover Art: Warren Louw
What it is: The war for the very survival of the human race has begun! A mysterious new vampire lord has already put a plan in motion to conquer the Earth, and the first step is—destroy the Justice League! But the World’s Greatest Detective might be Earth’s last hope, and it’s time for the Bat-Family to hunt!
That’s all I got this week. Until next time, carpe comics!