December 27, 2017

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Catch It at the Comic Shop December 27th, 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 five items due out this week, with a little bit about why we like them. (NOTE: We use solicitation material for this, so if we miss creators, please talk to your publisher!) Sometimes we might only have a few items to share, other weeks, keeping it to five will make for hard choices. Here's what the team wanted to highlight for the 27th of December...

 James' Picks:


Transformers vs. G.I. Joe: The Quintessential Collection HC by Tom Scioli and John Barber, published by IDW Entertainment.
This was such a wonderfully weird comic. Transformers vs. G.I. Joe was sort of like if Jack Kirby wrote and drew Saturday morning cartoons for an underground zine. They're detailed and funny and ridiculous and a fantastic read for anyone who came of age in the 80's (or at any time) and has a love for classic cartoons and comics. Transformers kind of were my childhood, and Tom Scioli's art feels like action figures come to life (in the weirdest, most subversive possible way), so this is a must-have for me.


Eternity #3 by Matt Kindt, Trevor Hairsine, Ryan Winn and David Baron, published by Valiant Entertainment.
Eternity has been a very fun read thus far full of some pretty wonderfully odd cosmic goodness. It evokes classic cosmic Kirby or Starlin, with weird creatures battling, and forces of light and darkness.  Kindt continues to be a very skilled writer in many genres, and the art here is wonderfully detailed and the absurd becomes something you accept because it's so well-rendered.  I would recommend reading the three Divinity miniseries before you read this, so you know what's what, but those are great too. 


Doomsday Clock #2 by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank, published by DC Comics.
I know this is a controversial book for many, but I'm super curious about it, and I enjoyed the first issue. It's topical and interesting, and I wonder how Geoff Johns is going to pull it all together (i.e., bringing together the Watchmen and DC universes).  Gark Frank's art is terrific here, as good as he's ever done.  I think they're building something interesting, and am very curious where it goes.