Author Archives: Andrew Boehme

Andrew’s Comic Picks (Week of 6/07/2015)

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Gotham Academy #7
Written by Becky Cloonan & Brendan Fletcher
Art by Mingjue Helen Chen

Special guest student Damian Wayne drops by the academy – and he is not pleased to meet his new classmates!

This has been one of my favorite comics of the last few months. It’s been fun trying to figure out the mysteries behind this school and I can’t wait to see how well (or not) Damian meshes with his new classmates.
Batgirl
Batgirl Vol 01: The Batgirl of Burnside (N52)
Written by Cameron Stewart & Brendan Fletcher
Art by Babs Tarr
Barbara Gordon is no stranger to dusting herself off when disaster strikes, so when a fire destroys everything she owns, she spots the opportunity for a new lease on life – and seizes it! Following the rest of Gotham City’s young adults to the hip border district of Burnside, Barbara sets about building an all-new Batgirl…and discovers new threats preying on her peers! As the new hero of Burnside, Batgirl gets started by facing twin sister assassins on motorcycles! Collects BATGIRL #35-40.

Cameron Stewart, Brendan Fletcher and Babs Tarr have brought us a Batgirl for a new generation. This is still a superh
ero story at heart, but the attitude of the book has made it the perfect choice for new and old comic readers alike. 
Saga
Saga #29
Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art by Fiona Staples 
The Last Revolution makes their move.
 
This is the no-brainer of the week for me. If you haven’t been reading Saga, first of all, shame on you. Second, get your butt down to Fanfare, pick up the first trade, and catch up on one of the best comics I have ever read! 
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Ghost Racers #1 
Written by Felipe Smith
Art by Juan Gedeon
FURIOUS RACE FROM HELL IN A BLAZING ARENA OF HORROR!!!
Welcome to the scorching-hot track where cursed souls race at the speed of sin, anything and everything goes and the only rule is no rule–it’s the spectacle known as the GHOST RACES; the most hellish “entertainment” known to BATTLEWORLD! 1st place prize: Temporary freedom from the ARENA, but what happens to the unlucky and unholy losers? It’s all-out, high-speed warfare among the most bizarre and vicious GHOST RIDERS of the MARVEL UNIVERSE. Expect MANY familiar SKULLS!!
 
This might be because I am hot off the heels of seeing Mad Max: Fury Road for the third time, but seeing the different versions of Ghost Rider race each other for their freedom just seems like good old fashioned fun! I’ve been enjoying basically all of Secret Wars and the tie-ins, but this is the one I have been waiting for!