The Buy Pile: Star Wars, Black Panther, Immortal Hulk & More

Immortal Hulk #1 (Marvel Comics)

Immortal Hulk #1
It's horror and retribution on display in Immortal Hulk #1.

Jump from the Read Pile. There is not a single thing wrong with this comic book as it takes Ol' Jade Jaws back to basics. The Hulk, despite the assertations of Amadeus Cho, is not a hero. He's a natural disaster that walks and here, aimed loosely in the vein of an anti hero, rising like Lazarus, that disaster strikes.

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Writer Al Ewing has crafted a complete, done in one, horror comic that's terrifying and intense and wonderful, all at once. With visuals by Joe Bennett, Ruy Jose, Paul Mounts and Cory Petit, this book is gripping and simultaneously changes and clarifies the status quo for the iconic character. RATING: BUY

Brother Nash #1 (Titan Comics)

Brother Nash #1
Get an exciting dash of magical realism in Brother Nash #1.

Jump from the Read Pile. With a wonderfully subtle approach, this two-for-one issue builds upon the mystique of the American southwest through the eyes of the trucker community. With a clever veneer of magical realism (avoiding spoilers apparent in saying too much), this work by (it seems) a single creator delivers on characterization, plot and ambiance. Brigit Connell delivers on ever level with this effective project. RATING: BUY.

Rise Of The Black Panther #6 (Marvel Comics)

Rise of the Black Panther #6
A climactic showdown takes center stage in Rise of the Black Panther #6.

This issue had a lot of ground to cover in a short amount of pages, which is most clearly shown by how little we got of the dangerous charisma and fair points from Erik Killmonger. That said, the action is top notch and the characterization was especially strong on Ramonda, inspiring and powerful even when endangered. The Evan Narcisse script never recognized there was another pedal aside from the accelerator, and the visual work of Javier Pina, Stephane Paitreau, Morry Hollowell and Joe Sabino brought it all home. A solid ending to an epic miniseries. RATING: BUY.

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