Lots of fun stuff this week, but the 2 big winners for me were Sword of Sorcery and Ghost.
When I was a kid, I used to be able to go up to the Git-N-Go by my Gramma’s house and get Amethyst comics. I loved these and then they were just gone, and I forgot about them. Then a couple of years ago, a lady came in and sold in her whole collection. She didn’t have all of them, but she had most of them and now I have them. I was amazed at how Girl Power these were even after all these years. So I was super excited to see that they were bringing her back, even if just for a bit. I really liked this issue. It was darker than I was expecting, but still really cool. I can’t wait to read more. Oh! And that’s not even mentioning the Beowulf stuff which I also thought was super cool. I have never read that character before, so I am really interested to see where it goes.
Next we have Ghost from Dark Horse. This is also billed as a reboot, and I have not read the old stuff. That said, I really liked this. It’s a cool supernatural/scifi story with interesting characters. I love the art, and I especially love the way the title character is mostly silent, so her actions are very eloquently drawn. As she discovers she is solid, she reaches out and touches a book, and you can see her puzzlement in the crinkling of her brow. Very subtle, but really effective. I just wish I had more of these in the store to hand-sell.
Otherwise we had lots of good stuff and one disappointment. I really liked the Justice League #0 because it was all Shazam and he is almost my whole reason for reading Justice League right now. Revival is continuing to be excellent with #3, and Batwoman #0 was good if sort of far-fetched. My disappointment was with The Womanthology Space #1. While it was mostly pretty ok, I was really sad that not a single story in it passes the Bechdel Test. I mean, a whole collection of short stories by all women creators and not even one? Weird. Weird and sad.
This coming week should be a lot of fun. Lots of new #0s and a new National Comics One-Shot that looks kind of cool. Yay!