"Geiger" Image/Mad Ghost: Geoff Johns and Gary Frank are hard at work crafting a compelling post-apocalyptic superhero tale with a side of "Game Of Thrones" political posturing thrown in for good measure.This first issue does a good job of introducing us to the current world as well as events that led up to this moment in time, jumping between current events and flashbacks expertly. The visuals are highly detailed and some of my favorites include a boot to the face, a campout by a crater and The Glowing Man um well...glowing! 7 Nuclear Knights out of 10
"Project Patron" Aftershock: What if after Superman died and returned we found out that his return was faked?!?! That's right, our Superman stand-in is actually a robot being piloted by a team of hand selected individuals for their skill sets and their integrity. The world can never know that their guardian angel is actually a UN robot! Steve Orlando is a big idea guy, he likes playing with deep esoteric ideas and infusing them into his superhero stories. If this twist on a classic superhero formula sounds intriguing you should check this out. 6 unexpected shower scenes out of 10
"The Silver Coin" Image: A new anthology series using a mystical coin to loosely tie the disparate stories together ala the orb in Heavy Metal. The first issue is Chip Zdarsky tackling a struggling band's long way to the top and how a lucky coin propels them forward and demands the highest price be paid. Not exactly horror but it does play with some of those tropes. 7 Bloody Fingers out of 10
"The Impure" Scout: A sci-fi military drama juxtaposing familial and military duty.
Better Late Than Never
"Nocterra" Image: In a world besieged by unholy darkness, and all life is slowly twisted into nightmarish shades, one driver; the Sundog, is willing to risk it all to save humanity. This book is dope! The line work is fantastic, character designs are unique and memorable. The colors pop with neon hues and fluorescent severity, slicing into the primordially thick darkness. 8 Scott Snyder sure loves overpowered all black characters out of 10