Picks of the Week: January 22, 2014
Book of the Week
QU33R HC, including work by Amanda Verwey, Annie Murphy, Carrie McNinch, Christine Smith, Diane DiMassa, Edie Fake, Jennifer Camper, Kris Dresen, L. Nichols, Marian Runk, MariNaomi, and Nicole Georges
Edited by Ignatz-Award-nominated editor Robert Kirby, QU33R is an all-new 33-contributor anthology featuring a cross-generational lineup up of LGBTQ cartoonists. Where No Straight Lines set down our history, QU33R shines a light on the future. QU33R features over 240 pages of new comics from a cross-generational lineup of award-winning LGBTQ cartoonists including Jennifer Camper, Howard Cruse, Diane DiMassa, Edie Fake, Nicole Georges, Ed Luce, and more.
Singles of the Week
ElfQuest: Final Quest #1, co-written and art by Wendy Pini
The Wolfriders’ chief, Cutter, knows that change is coming. His tribe’s proximity to the Palace of the High Ones, a mysterious and magical oasis, makes this inevitable. As Cutter’s daughter Ember, chief of her own tribe, shares her father’s efforts to preserve the old ways amongst their kin, the human tyrant, Angrif Djun, ascends the mountain her clan call home and rocks the foundation of their peaceful existence.
Hacktivist #1, co-written by Alyssa Milano
WHY WE LOVE IT: From the creative mind of Alyssa Milano, with artist Marcus To (Huntress, Red Robin), and writers Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly, Hacktivist is a fastpaced cyberthriller about friendship and freedom in a time war.
WHY YOU WILL LOVE IT: Fantastic characters and stunning action set pieces, beautifully illustrated by Marcus To (Cyborg 009, Red Robin) and Eisnernominated colorist Ian Herring (Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand).
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Ed Hiccox and Nate Graft are young, brilliant, and the cofounders of YourLife, a social networking company that has changed the way the world stays connected. In secret, these best friends are also “sve_Urs3lf,” the largest, whitehat hacking group on the planet, exposing information and sparking revolutions across the globe.
My Little Pony: Friends Forever #1, written by Alex de Campi, art by Carla Speed McNeil, colors by Jenn Manley Lee
Introducing a brand new ongoing series! Dedicated to exploring the magic that arises from the friendship of two different ponies, prepare for anything in this fun-filled team-team up comic! Our first pony pairing features none other than Applejack and Pinkie Pie! When the two enter a baking contest, you can bet the culinary hijinks are going to get messy!
Collection of the Week
Basil and Victoria: London Guttersnipes HC, art by Édith Grattery
London, 1887. While the British Empire is at its peak and influences the majority of the world, the majority of the population of London lives amid poverty and crime. Basil and Victoria are part of the thousands of orphans who survive by selling rats and whose only home is the docks. Helped by Cromwell, their faithful watchdog, the trio will wander from the streets of Whitechapel to lands far and wide, meet famous historical and literary figures along the way, and all the while bicker lovingly. Edith and the legendary Yann have created a magnificent and funny social fable in pure Dickensian tradition.