Oh man, one of the books from Scout Comics I was the most excited to check out this year was Black Cotton. A world where the racial dynamics of black and white are reversed. I never thought I would be excited to read a book where protestors don signs that say White Lives Matter, but it works. This smash book from Brian Hawkins, Patrick Foreman and Marco Perugini got the amazing announcement tonight from Scout Comics that it's back for a reprint!!!!!
In a press release from Scout Comics, Scout's President James Haick says "We are so proud that the critically acclaimed Black Cotton #1 is going back to print. It's such a fantastic series and we want to be sure to get this first issue in our fans hands before the second issue comes out in May. Request it now at you local comic shop using Diamond order code JAN218878!"
This is a book you definitely shouldn't sleep on as it will not only put forth an interesting conversation on race (much like the music video for T.I.'s Warzone) but there are also some intersectional undertones on sex and class in addition to the seeds being planted for some good-old family drama. You better believe I'm reaching out to my shop to pick up a copy of the second printing!!!!!
This has been a long slog to hump day, but new comic book day has given me the energy to survive. I hate when the seasons slowly shift and the allergens in the air conduct guerrilla warfare against my sinuses....but who cares! It’s time for the weekly pull!!!!
Here’s what I’m reading in order this week:
1. Brzrkr #1(Boom!)
2. Resonant #8 (Vault)
3. Nocterra #1 (Image)
4. Avengers #43 (Marvel)
5. Chariot #1 (AWA)
6. Batman #106 (DC)
7. Casual Fling #2 (AWA)
8. Demon Days X-Men #1 (Marvel) <——Bonus Pick Up
9. Gwenom v Carnage #3 (Marvel)
10. Thunderbolts #3 (Marvel)
11. Captain America KIB #1 (Marvel)
12. Wiccan and Hulkling #1 (Marvel)
13. America Chavez #1 (Marvel) <——Bonus Pick up
14. Dead Dogs Bite #1 (Dark Horse) <—- Bonus Pick up
15. Man-Bat #2 (DC)
16. Engineward #8 (Vault)
17. Hellions #10 (Marvel)
18. Firepower #9 (Image Skybound)
19. Swamp Thing #1 (DC)
20. Unearth #10 (Image)
21. King in Black Handbook (Marvel)
What did I miss? I have to go to my second spot tomorrow after a doctors appointment!!
Last Friday, I stumbled onto the new novel by J.J. Walsh, the Chowderhead crusades, and decided to check out the prologue. You can check out that review here. After writing my review, I immediately spent the weekend listening to the entirety of the audiobook, some chapters were so intense, I had to listen to them three or four times because I wanted to make sure I nailed every little detail (in the same way I'd read a page or two over and over to make sure I had a full visualization of all of the events). Before I dive into the specifics of the book, just let me say: If you fancy yourself a comic book fan in any regard, you definitely want to pick up this book.
The Chowderhead Crusades
The journey of a 30-something father of three who's trying to break into the world of reviewing comics after a loooooong hiatus...