Lazarus Volume One
Yep, that’ll do! Michael Lark blew me away with his work on Captain America with writer Ed Brubaker several years ago, and his work with Greg Rucka in Lazarus was well worth the price of admission alone.
Fortunately, the book succeeds on pretty much every level, not the least of which was endearing me to the lead character Eve, or “Forever” as she is also known. Shaped by tragedy, greed, and unscrupulous deception, she’s driven by a morality that belies her preternatural origins.
Anyhow, a great start any way you slice it, and I pre-ordered the second volume moments after finishing the first. That good.
Silver Surfer #50 by Ron Lim
I’d be ungrateful if I didn’t mention how much I enjoyed having the opportunity to experience these comics first-hand. In the late 80’s and early 90’s it didn’t get much better than the Silver Surfer, and the build up to the Infinity Gauntlet mini-series within the Surfer’s own title month-in and month-out was probably even better than the beloved event itself.
I hope fans that enjoyed Infinity Guantlet have taken the opportunity to track down those back-issues, because dang were they good (tons of great character interaction between Thanos and the Surfer for example). I have held on to the majority of the series over the years (in some cases re-obtaining tissues) and recently set them aside to read all over again. This image just proved a good reminder to yack for a minute about it!
Happy birthday to the extraordinary Arthur Adams
Spider-Woman by Alex Ross
Ha, Jessica was one of my first childhood crushes (as I caught her short-lived animated series). But can you blame me?
She remains one of my Top-Ten female comic characters to this day, and Alex Ross perfectly captures that classic costume and 70-80’s vibe that still works so well.