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  • Writer's pictureTrusty Henchman

Upcoming Comics Spotlight: Crime/Suspense

This batch features the next installment of Brubaker/Martin's genre-defying post-YA series, a crime scene photographer falling into a dystopian mystery, a David Lynch-ian type hotel suspense story, Matt Kindt's new humorous espionage adventure, and a reunion between the I KILL GIANTS storytellers telling a tale of a dysfunctional duo trying to catch a killer.



(W) Ed Brubaker (A) Muntsa Vicente (A/CA) Marcos Martin

BOOK TWO is finally here!

A young adult detective hero finally grows up in this second volume of the genre-defying post-YA masterpiece from award-winning creators ED BRUBAKER (RECKLESS, FRIEND OF THE DEVIL, PULP, KILL OR BE KILLED) and MARCOS MARTIN (THE PRIVATE EYE, Daredevil), as well as acclaimed colorist MUNTSA VICENTE.

Friday Fitzhugh's best friend and partner Lancelot Jones (the smartest boy in the world) has been killed, and the police in their small town of King's Hill are not up to the task of solving the crime. Now, Friday must pull herself out of her grief and hunt the cold winter night for justice-all on her own this time.


Why this caught my eye:

I really enjoyed the first volume and I always love Martin's artwork. If you never picked up the first volume I highly recommend picking it up.



(W) Michael Ruiz-Unger (A) Gonzalo Ruggieri (A/CA) Sebastian Piriz

Earth has been drifting away from the sun for three hundred years, but that doesn't stop Gordo, a crime scene photographer living inside the dome-protected city of New Reykjavik, from dreaming about its warm glow. Is the sun as dangerous as the NRCE (New Reykjavik Corps of Engineers) led everyone to believe-or will a murder rife with old sun mystery throw Gordo down a rabbit hole to find the truth?


Why this caught my eye:

I really like the set-up for the world that the murder mystery takes place within, and Ruggieri's artwork is pretty interesting.



(W) Bruno Chiroleu (A/CA) Bruno Chiroleu

Up or down, makes no difference: Nothing is resolved until you reach El Borde. A man with prophetic dreams; teens on the run; a controlling manager; a fed up woman; a lawyer with a lot to hide and a hotel in the middle of nowhere as the setting for a play where not all the actors are going to see the end. For fans of David Lynch!


Why this caught my eye:

I'm down for some Lynchian group-of-strangers-in-a-hotel mystery, plus Chiroleu's art looks fun.



(W) Matt Kindt (A/CA) Matt Kindt

From New York Times bestselling and Harvey award-winning graphic novelist Matt Kindt comes the latest Flux House humorous espionage adventure.

It's John Wick meets Wes Anderson in this mystery-thriller about a secret organization that's developed the perfect spy. Who is the perfect spy? A spy who doesn't even realize they are a spy. AKA the "useful idiot." This particular useful idiot is named Jay. Jay is sent on missions without even realizing he's on a mission. Until he picks up the wrong phone with the wrong secret intel and now Russian hit-squads and elite assassins are after him. But Jay believes he was a sleeper agent-and really is the "spy superb". His complete obliviousness and lack of survival skills may be the only thing that saves him in this globe-trotting espionage tale . . . where nothing is what it seems . . . but also . . . kind of actually is what it seems.


Why this caught my eye:

That's just a solid solicitation pitch, they got me with the 'useful idiot'.



(W) Joe Kelly (A/CA) Ken Niimura


Award-winning I KILL GIANTS storytellers JOE KELLY (Deadpool, Savage Spider-Man) and KEN NIIMURA (Eisner Award-winning Umami) return to yank on your heartstrings with IMMORTAL SERGEANT!

On the eve of his unwelcome retirement, Jim Sargent (aka "Sarge") a grizzled, old-school detective, catches a break on a murder case that's haunted him for decades. Unfortunately, Sarge must drag his anxiety-riddled adult son, Michael, along for the ride or risk losing the lead forever. Can this dysfunctional duo overcome their own hang-ups, blindspots, and secrets to catch a killer?


Why this caught my eye:

I have a soft spot for Joe Kelly and I Kill Giants was fun, so having this team reunite sounds like a great project.


That's it for this batch, we'll hit up some Marvel comics on the next round!

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