Well here's an embarrassing howdy-doody. I would like to recommend Ichiro (Houghton Mifflin) by relative newcomer Ryan Inzana as a highlight of the week by I'm afraid I've not been able to find any interior images on the web. There's really nice ink-work art, somewhat similar to Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba, along with some thoughtful use of colour drawing attention to characters, representing the past, or the mythological land that our young protagonist finds himself in and at just under 300 pages and hardcover for only £15 it's excellent value. So instead I'll leave you with images from his website (see here) and nice, brief review taken from KirkusReviews (see here):
One artist you may have heard of is Bill Sienkiewicz and this week sees the hardcover return of Elektra: Assassin (Marvel) written by Frank Miller. Groundbreaking stuff.
Axe Cop vol. 3 (Dark Horse). You know the deal by now...
But the answer the question on everyone's lips is "WHICH COMICS ARE CHEAP THIS WEEK?!" Alright, alright ya cheapskates. Supercrooks #1 continues the Millarworld quest for global domination. I think it's fairly safe to say that if any writer could pull this off it's Mark Millar who has the writing chops, high profile and the super power to be everywhere I look on the internet at the moment (even cutekittens.com curse you MM). Just letting you know that it's written by Millar and illustrated by Leinil Yu is enough for a lot of people but if need more it's about a group of super-villains who, fed up with getting busted by the multitude of super-heroes in America, head for Spain to pull off a major bank heist. Also making it's first steps into the big wide world as part of Vertigo's new title launch is Dominique Laveau: Voodoo Child #1 by Selwyn Seyfu Hinds and Denys Cowan. Half-breed heir to the New Orleans - most haunted city in America thanks to all the ghosts and demons - Voodoo Queenship is framed for her murder. Can our heroine investigate the crime whilst avoiding pursuers amidst the disrupted balance between our world and the spirit world?
Both these comics will be on sale for only £1.50 for the remainder of the week and up to next weeks arrivals. Full list of releases under the tab at the top of the screen.