Catch Its for July 20th, 2022

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:

The Brother of All Men #1 by Zac Thompson and Eoin Marron, published by AfterShock Comics

I don't know much about this series, but it's a detective-noir story set in the 1920's that also has horror elements, and involves a cult. So, it sounds fantastic. What I've seen from previews looks terrific - I'm not really familiar with artist Eoin Marron's work, but the preview pages I've seen here look fantastic. And Zac Thompson is one of the chief creators behind Undone by Blood, which I really loved (and which is also a mystery series set in various historical time periods). The book has colors from Mark Englert and letters from Hassan-Otsmane-Elhaou; it's an excellent creative team. So I'm excited to pick this up.

Where Starships Go To Die #2 by Mark Sable and Alberto Locatelli, published by AfterShock Comics

I really enjoyed the first issue of Where Starships Go To Die. It's a mystery about a location under the ocean where shuttles and starships are crash-landed. You're always going to intrigue me with some sort of "terror under the ocean" story, and this one is strong. I've enjoyed the art from Alberto Locatelli so far. AfterShock is doing a great job (and has for a while now) of publishing really intriguing horror/mystery series, one after another. That continues here. 

Dark Spaces: Wildfire #1 by Scott Snyder and Hayden Sherman, published by IDW

I really love the premise of this series - there's a wildfire and prisoners have been added to the firefighting team. And while they fight fire, one of them realizes that they've been placed not too far away from a house that would represent a huge score. But while a wildfire is going on. So, you've got a heist set against a natural disaster (really unnatural, given humanity's impact on the climate). Anyway, it's a great premise and Snyder is clearly a great writer, AND Hayden Sherman is on art. I was just prisin Sherman recently in anticipation of Above Snakes. Sherman has such an interesting, distinctive art style, so I'm excited for more work from them.