After last week’s necessary, but not terribly exciting introductory column, I wanted to hit you with something more thoughtful than a review of the indie solicits for January. But, most of them just came out in last week’s Previews and I want to stay timely, so here we are. Flipping through all the non-DC/Marvel stuff in the catalog, this is the stuff that caught my attention in a positive way. There were a couple of head-scratchers that rubbed me the wrong way, but I resisted snarking about them because there’s enough good stuff that I’d rather spend the energy on.
Just so you know, the stuff I talk about below isn’t everything that I think is going to be good in January. In addition to this list, there are other books that I’ve been reading and enjoying on a consistent basis, but couldn’t think of anything more intelligent to say about them other than, “This is still a good series that I like.” They’re all more than worthy of mentioning though, so here they are: Conan, Samurai: Heaven and Earth Volume 2, Criminal Macabre, The Goon Noir, Elephantmen, Phonogram, Strange Girl, Witchblade, Freshmen II, Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse, The Phantom, and Wasteland.
Now for the new stuff.