BEST BETS: "Jessica Jones," "Big Trouble/Escape from New York" & More October 2016 Highlights
It’s time once again for our monthly trip through Previews looking for cool, new comics. As usual, we’re focusing on graphic novels, collected volumes, and first issues so that I don’t have to come up with a new way to say, “ Dark Horse Presents is still awesome!” every month. And I’ll continue letting Tom and Carla do the heavy lifting in regards to DC and Marvel’s solicitations.
Also, please feel free to play along in the comments. Tell me what I missed that you’re looking forward to or – if you’re a comics creator – mention your own stuff.
Puss in Boots Movie Prequel – I don’t care for movie prequel comics as a rule, but swashbuckling cats are awesome in any incarnation. As long as these are fresh gags and not just ones warmed up from Shrek, I expect to enjoy this.
Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths, Book 1 - I just introduced my son to The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth a couple of weeks ago, so this is great timing. He had the same questions about The Dark Crystal‘s world that I always do, so I’m looking forward to seeing Archaia’s take on answering those. Totally feel like the world’s in good hands with this publisher and these creators.
The Sigh - If Archaia’s snagging Marjane Satrapi’s (Persepolis, Chicken With Plums) new book has been reported already, I missed it. I’m surprised that wasn’t bigger news.
Siegfried, Volume 1 – I’ve been meaning to read P Craig Russell’s Ring of the Nibelung adaptation for years, so I think this might be what pushes me to finally do it. It would be fun to read Russell’s and compare it to this version by Alex Alice.
After years of being disrespected, laughed at and made to join the Great Lake Avengers, Squirrel Girl’s tenacity and perseverance pays off. The young girl who can chew through wood not only lands a job as the nanny to the daughter of Luke Cage and Jessica Jones in New Avengers, but she’s also got a line of T-shirts for sale by Mighty Fine T-shirts.
Check out two other designs after the jump, one of which puts the spotlight on her sidekick, Monkey Joe. All the shirts come with a bag of back-up nuts.
It’s also worth noting that while Squirrel Girl gets a whole line of T-shirts at Mighty Fine, her arch-enemy Dr. Doom only gets one, featuring rainbows and unicorns. Advantage: Squirrel Girl.
You know him as the Richards-hating, sorcery-wielding, armor-wearing despot who rules Latveria in the Marvel U. … but who knew he liked to cook? The blog Letters to Holly has nine recipes supplied by Victor Von Doom himself, including steak au pauvre (“When the steaks are finished, Doom commands you to remove steaks from skillet. Keep the drippings in the skillet, filthy cur”), chicken tetrazzini (“Doom forbids you from greasing the pan first. Heed Doom always”) and Doom’s Famous Faji-tortill-orittos (“Doom appreciates lime-flavored chips as a side item. Doom will never admit to licking the lime-dusted fingertips of his luxurious armor”). Who couldn’t go for some faji-tortill-orittos?