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 THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #28 from Image and VORACIOUS: FEEDING TIME #5 from Action Lab’s Danger Zone! Let’s get started with…
THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #28 (Image) – I’ve run out of superlatives for this series. If you haven’t jumped on board yet you may need to grab some back issues (go ahead, you’ll want to do that anyway once you see any new issue of WICDIV), and it’s well worth the effort. This series reflects society at its most over-hyped…with people who have ascended to the powers of gods added in for good measure. Everything is falling apart…and this end to the latest arc will only have you anxious for whatever is coming next. This is not for the little ones…plenty of adult themes here…but for the rest of us this is one of the finest series to hit the comic store shelves in a long time. Kieron Gillen (writer) and Jamie McKelvie (artist) are the co-creators, with absolutely stunning colors by Matthew Wilson. 9/10
VORACIOUS: FEEDING TIME #5 (Action Lab/Danger Zone) – Speaking of an outstanding end to an arc, check out the conclusion to FEEDING TIME! We have been fans of VORACIOUS since the first issue of the first arc, and we cannot recommend this series highly enough. VORACIOUS takes the concept of a time travel story and turns it on its ear, guiding us through multiple timelines and dimensions for a story that looks to have even more secrets to tell when it returns as a graphic novel (watch for the KickStarter for this one, I can guarantee that we’ll be among the backers of this exceptional story). Marksan Naso writes this outstanding series, with art, lettering and design by Jason Muhr, colors by Andrei Tabacaru and flats by Cristian Darstar. 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!