The "DOC's" Top Of The Pile
By: Chris "DOC" Bushley
(A weekly quick pick of the five titles that should reside at the top of your pull list. In no particular order!)
I do the research, you reap the reward! Before you head out to your favorite shop today, be sure to add these books to your list of goodies! Forget that "apple a day" nonsense, this "DOC's" prescription to good health starts with these top five titles of the week!
1. Resident Alien #1 : A mystery tale about the murder of a small town doctor is enough to get me in the door, but it's the twist about the choice of a stand-in doc that puts it on the list. He's an alien, folks! And no one knows the truth! Intriguing and completely different than anything out there today!
2. Dark Horse Presents #12 : Just in time for Ridley Scott's Prometheus, we get a brand new Aliens tale from John Layman and Sam Keith! Plus - Cosmic fans rejoice - the return of Mike Baron and Steve Rude's — Nexus! But it's the Black Beetle tale by Francesco Francavilla that really helps this book get on my list. Well, that and the hysterical strip of Sabertooth Vampire by Mike Russell! Hilarious!
3. Mind MGMT #1 : 121 people get on a plane but only 120 get off when they land! And all of them have complete memory loss of their previous lives — except one small boy! Matt Kindt, creator of Revolver, brings forth another outstanding book that is complete action and intrigue! Plus, there are added secret images and numeric sequences that Matt Kindt says will never be republished into trade form! He wants this to be THE monthly book on the top of your list! Well, he's made it on mine — it should be on yours!
4. Justice League Dark #9 : The only thing that this book was missing before was a solid direction and a "team" leader. Well, now we have both in — Jeff Lemire! That's right, folks! The man behind the amazing Animal Man, makes his JLD debut here! Not only does he put Constantine as "leader" of the group, but he also debuts Felix Faust to the DCnU! Anyone who loves Vertigo books will feel right at home!
5. Fables #117 : Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham are celebrating ten years of Fable goodness with this issue! Not only do you get an eerie tale of Dare's journey to save his sister from the Land of Discardia, but you get a back-up tale of Bufkin and the revolution in OZ! Plus, as an extra bonus, we get to see a sneak preview of Scott Snyder's new limited series — American Vampire: Lord of Nightmares! All for only $2.99! Ya can't beat that with a stick!