Catch It at the Comic Shop February 27th, 2019

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 this week...

James' Picks:

Wasted Space #7 by Michael Moreci, Hayden Sherman, Jason Wordie and Jim Campbell
Wasted Space was one of my favorite books of last year.  It's a fun, raunchy, moving series by Michael Moreci, full of political allegory and thoughtful discussion of religion. And dick jokes. It's a great read, and the story is brought to life by the fantastic art team of Hayden Sherman and Jason Wordie. Sherman has a scratchy, distinctive style that's really nicely complemented by Wordie's colors.  I recommend you go back to the beginning and get yourself caught up.

The Wicked + The Divine #42 by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie and Matt Wilson, published by Image Comics
I recently reread the first 7 arcs of this book, and I'd forgotten how great it is. It's got drama and intrigue and humor and big ideas, and tons and tons of style, beautiful people, and stunning art.  It's about youth and fame and the fact that there's always a price tor read. 

Black Hammer Age of Doom #8 by Jeff Lemire, Dean Ormston and Dave Stewart, published by Dark Horse Comics
Jeff Lemire has created his own complex, fascinating superhero universe. The characters are often based on existing characters and stories, but the stories Lemire is telling are wholly original. These books are moving and heartbreaking and funny and incredibly weird, and filled with consistently wonderful art from Dean Ormston, Dave Stewart and others. 

Euthanauts Vol.1 by Tini Howard and Nick Robles, published by IDW/Black Crown
This book dials up the weird to take a trippy, funny and moving trip into the afterlife. There's a lot going on, and I'm not 100% sure I follow, but it's a big, interesting story. Writer Tini Howard clearly has ambition for this series, and I love that. And Nick Robles brings wonderfully bizarre stuff to life on art. It's a terrific read. 

Daredevil #2 by Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto, published by Marvel Comics
So...I haven't loved a Daredevil comic since Mark Waid and Chris Samnee were on the book. But I read the first issue by Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto and I just loved it. It's dark, but not in a gloomy or boring way. And Zdarsky has turned into one of the very best superhero comic writers out there. His writing style has humor and heart and drama and keeps the reader entertained. Checchetto is also bringing his "A" game on art. It's a seriously gorgeous book.