Welcome back to PRESSED TO THE 9’s, our look at some of the best indie comics available at your comic shop NOW! This week you’ll find SAMARITAN VERITAS #2 from Image/Top Cow, and JUPITER’S LEGACY 2 #5 from Image/Millarworld! Let’s get started with…
SAMARITAN VERITAS #2 (Image/Top Cow) – We’ve met the character known as Samaritan in previous (and excellent) titles by writer Matt Hawkins, and now she stars in her own series as she goes after a corrupt politician who has killed someone she love. Problem is, that politician is none other than the President of the United States, and he is using every resource available to end her life! This book is a thrill-a-minute story, with richly developed characters and a plot that leaves the reader hanging on every panel. Atilio Rojo provides the amazing illustrations and colors. Matt Hawkins has become a favorite writer – check out SAMARITAN VERITAS…and while you’re at it go back and check out some of his prior work as well. 9/10
JUPITER’S LEGACY 2 #5 (Image) – Speaking of favorites, Mark Millar has created a universe of heroes and villains that will stand the test of time in JUPITER’S LEGACY and the stories that have followed. This is the end of Book Two for JUPITER’S LEGACY, and I have to admit that I didn’t see quite all of this coming. Wow! Walter has control…of just about everything…so what chance do a bunch of young heroes have against him? My only warning is that you’ll want to go back and grab every back issue when you see this one! Frank Quitely continues with some of the best artwork in comics today. 9/10
That’s it for our Pressed to the 9’s list for this week…don’t miss out on our 10 SPOT and GREAT 8’s lists to see more of the very best in indie comics!