The Brazilian “Wonder Twins” of comic art, Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba, give us their first Vertigo book in the form of Daytripper #1 this week. These guys have worked with top talents in the industry like Joss Whedon (Dark Horse’s Sugar Shock), Matt Fraction (Casanova), and Gerard Way (Umbrella Academy).
Here we have their first solo work in the tradition of Vertigo focusing on the small psychological things of daily life like “how does a down on his luck obituary writer get out of the shadow of his famous father?” Apparently the ending to the first issue is a twist for the fantastic, and not at all expected. I’d expect nothing less from these extremely creative guys. Anytime these guys come out with something new, I can’t snatch it from the stacks fast enough.
The rest of the week is fairly light. The other book I’ll be getting is Invincible Iron Man, in which we finally come to figure out how Thor and Captain America “reboot” Tony Stark. I think I’ve exclaimed enough how much I love this book, and to say the least Fraction and Larocca have not slowed down at all.
Last but not least, is the new Noir line of books. I caught up on the Spider-Man and X-Men Noir books in trade and I have to say this new alternate universe is pretty excellent. A unique, smart take on classic characters we all know thrown into a period that will live in infamy. This week’s book is X-Men Noir: The Mark of Cain by Fred Van Lente and Dennis Calero.
Sorry it’s such a light week, but you gotta hope that the companies will let up on our wallets this month considering the time of year it is. In the meantime, check out the complete list at Midtown Comics.