Comics of the Week Graphic Novels & Comics Reviews

Comics of the Week: A Legend, A King, A Superhero

I’m about a month into my ‘Comics of the Week’ series and I have to say: I absolutely love comics! There are so many awesome new series coming out weekly. I’m a completionist when it comes to reading, so starting at the beginning of new series every week is especially epic for me.

This week’s featured comics include the story of a child fighting through the oppression of a hyper-religious dystopia, another issue featuring our favorite king of the fairies, and the return of a figure who is part superhero, part villain. Time to get reading!

Comics of the Week

Little Bird, Chapter 1

Written by Darcy Van Poelgeest
Art by Ian Bertram
Published by Image Comics

I’m obsessed with this first issue of Little Bird. The artwork is mesmerizing, filled to the brim with gory details in a hyper-exaggerated style that feels so original. It’s an intensely violent story with gruesome murders amidst a war fought against a terrifying super-religious version of the future United States. I can’t wait to see how this story turns out. It’s firmly between fantasy and science fiction, and I desperately want to know what happens next!

Oberon, Issue 2

Written by Ryan Parrott
Art by Milos Slavkovich
Published by Aftershock Comics

Issue 2 of Oberon continues the magic and mayhem, showing us his strange home and his eating habits that are straight out of Indiana Jones (think chilled monkey brains). We meet a terrifying sorceress who reveals a super shady labyrinth that promises to create a lot of trouble for our young heroine. Add in a goblin and a tragic scene with a frog watchman and you have another fascinating addition to this epic series.

The Life and Death of Toyo Harada, Issue 1

Written by Joshua Dysart
Art by Cafu, Mico Suayan
Published by Valiant

The Life and Death of Toyo Harada presents a deeply flawed protagonist whose grand ideas for the world have caused it to fall further into disarray. It’s hard to tell if he’s meant to be a hero or a villain. As it stands, he seems to be firmly in the middle, oblivious to the effect he’s having on the world. His band of superheroes all possess extremely violent powers, leading to a few gruesome scenes. It’s a very interesting series and I plan to look more into this epic character.

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