November 19, 2017

Catch it at the Comic Shop November 22nd, 2017

Welcome to Catch it at the Comic Shop, where the Panel Patter team looks at what's coming out at your favorite store or digital device this week. Each one of us that participates picks up to three single issues and one trade for your consideration, with a little bit about why we like it.


James' Picks:


Dept. H #20 by Matt and Sharlene Kindt, published by Dark Horse Comics.
I continue to love this book. A number of the recent issues of Dept. H have been intimate explorations of the pasts of the various characters that have been trapped at the bottom of the ocean. One of them is a murderer, and we don't know who, but we've learned that each of these characters have been through a lot. This has been a great murder mystery along with an emotionally resonant story, and Matt and Sharlene Kindt's art continues to be wonderful.


Thanos #13 by Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw, published by Marvel Comics.
I'm very interested in this comic because of the creative team.  Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw last collaborated on God Country, one of my favorite comics of the year.  So, I'd pick up anything they did, but seeing them on Thanos should be interesting.  Cates has proven he can handle both big epic storytelling and intimate moments, as depicted in God Country. And Shaw is a fantastic artist who's clearly at home drawing any situation. So, I'm curious to see where they go with this character that (to be honest) occasionally feels a little one-note to me.


Doomsday Clock #1 of 12 by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank, published by DC Comics.
Not exactly a small indie pick, but I have to say I'm incredibly curious about this comic, despite our not receiving pancakes. Is it a sequel to Watchmen? Something else? I think this is going to be the place where they lay out the full scope of how Watchmen is tied into the DC Universe.  Beyond curiosity about the story, I like the creative team involved here.  Johns and Frank have collaborated previously, most notably to me on a terrific run on Action Comics, along with the wonderful Superman: Secret Origin.  I'm a huge fan of Frank's depiction of Superman as it's a Christopher Reeve homage. S, I'm just incredibly curious to see what this is.