Hello there readers and welcome once again to 2016. Now that the year has said hello and all the effects of the celebrating are wearing off its time to get back to the tasks at hand. I’m going to start us off with a few of the comic book posts because there are some wonderful items hitting the shelves that you will definitely want to get your hands on. As I’ve been doing for the last couple of years, I’ll be featuring the first issues only from various publishers and giving you the cover art and provided description. Then I’ll share what I think about the batch. Here we go.
ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: NINJAK #1 Re-presenting NINJAK #1 (2015).
Writer: Matt Kindt; Penciler: Clay Mann with Butch Guice; Cover Artist: Lewis LaRosa
ONE DOLLAR DEBUT: RAI #1 – Re-presenting RAI #1 (2014)
Writer: Matt Kindt; Penciler: Clayton Crain; Cover Artist: Clayton Crain
FAITH #1: FAITH BEGINS! VALIANT’S MOST DEMANDED HERO STEPS OUT OF HARBINGER…AND INTO AN ALL-NEW ADVENTURE! Orphaned at a young age, Faith Herbert – a psionically gifted “psiot” discovered by the Harbinger Foundation – has always aspired to greatness. But now this once ordinary teenager is taking control of her destiny and becoming the hard-hitting hero she’s always known she can be – complete with a mild-mannered secret identity, unsuspecting colleagues, and a day job as a reporter that routinely throws into her harms way! Well, at least she thought it would… When she’s not typing up listicles about cat videos, Faith makes a secret transformation to patrol the night as the City of Angels’ own leading superhero – the sky-soaring Zephyr! But flying solo is going to be tougher than she ever thought when Zephyr uncovers a deep-rooted alien conspiracy. Two-bit burglars and car thieves are one thing, but when the world needs a hero to stave off a full-blown extraterrestrial invasion, will Faith find herself in over her head…or ready for her biggest challenge yet?
Rising star Jody Houser (Orphan Black) and explosive artists Francis Portela (Green Lantern) and Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells) pilot a new chapter for Valiant’s high-flying hero right here in Faith’s first-ever limited series!
Writer: Jody Houser; Penciler: Francis Portela, Marguerite Sauvage; Cover Artist: Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic, Marguerite Sauvage, Clayton Henry, Kano, Colleen Coover
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Only three new first offerings coming out this month from Valiant Comics and two of them are the awesome “One Dollar Debut” editions. I love these kind of things because it let’s you spark the curiosity of a new reader for a reasonable sum. I admit some surprise that these were first only issued back in 2014 and 2015 and think they should investigate offering up some of the 90’s classics in this format. So many great stories back then. I’ll be grabbing these for sure and probably even a few extra copies to use as gifts for friends with kids. Not sure I will dig into “Faith” however because I was never the biggest “Harbinger” reader. I’ll peruse it first and see what I think. Something like this I often check out as a trade paperback. Are you readers snagging any Valiant Comics issues these days? Maybe this is the year that you start and see what they are all about. Let me know what you think of these items in the comments if you can offer up topical views.
Official Website: http://www.valiantentertainment.com