Catch It at the Comic Shop January 15th, 2020

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..

Mike's Picks:

Rai 3 by Dan Abnett and Juan Jose Ryp, published by Valiant Comics
I can't express how impressed I was with the first two issues of this series, and I'd love to see people jump onto this series before it hits the first trade. As Rob noted in a previous write up of this series, Abnett and Ryp are bringing a certain 2000 AD feel to the book, and it certainly works. Rai draws on both samurai narratives and sci-if like Fury Road or even Book of Eli. In addition to this series being fun and engaging, it’s easy to jump into. There isn’t a ton of Valiant knowledge you’d need to find your way in this book.

2000 AD 2162 X-Mas Special by a bunch of creators, published by Rebellion
One of my New Year’s reading resolutions is to dive into 2000 AD, and what better way than with this issue packed with new stories to jump into. Though it’s a few weeks old for us stateside, I personally look forward to relishing in the post-holiday British glaze.