This week doesn’t bring too many goodies from Titan Comics. But that’s okay seeing as what is being dished out is definitely worth a read for any comic book fan. All these comic books will be available by the 15th of February. You can visit Titan Comics for more information.
The Forever War #1
Based on the novel by Joe Haldeman, The Forever War #1 tells the story of William Mandella who is recruited for an elite task force sent to combat an alien race known as the Taurans. The training is rigorous as he and his fellow soldiers face dangerous tests that cost some of them their lives.
The Forever War #1 is starting off strong as a good, dark scifi story. It paints the life of a soldier as seemingly hopeless as the group try to survive not only real battles but also just training exercises. We’re hoping this story turns out to be a great piece on the alienation between soldiers and their return home.
Mycroft Holmes #5
It’s a nice change of pace to see Mycroft Holmes getting some attention and not just in the series Sherlock. Far too often has this character been ignored in Sherlock Holmes adaptations so it only seems fair that he finally has his own series. Mycroft Holmes #5 is the last of the series. It ties all the loose ends with a few surprises as would be expected of a good ending. Granted, there’s a lot of action and some violence that doesn’t seem to fit Sherlock Holmes but the overall art style makes up for it.
Peepland takes the genre of murder mystery and twists it enough into a new culture to make it interesting for audiences. It’s completely unconventional in terms of setting and the protagonists and yet that’s what makes it so good. Peepland #4 in particular does a good job of revealing some of the answers to the main mystery but then delivers more questions. It takes preconceived notions of certain character types and completely reverses them which gives us a new perspective on the genre and character types. Again, while the plot takes place in an unconventional world, if you are a fan of murder mysteries, this is definitely a series you should be checking into.
Doctor Who Tenth Doctor #3.2
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the diversity and relationship between the companions and the Tenth Doctor is a breath of fresh air. Future writers of Doctor Who should take note that you can diverse companions and also have companions that are not infatuated with the Doctor. Gabby and Cindy may not have the personality of Donna Noble, but their friendship is an interesting concept to witness as they board the T.A.R.D.I.S. It gives us a dynamic we don’t often get to see in the Doctor Who universe and, again, it’s something that needs to be explored to keep the show and franchise as a whole feeling fresh.
All the above comics are available through Titan Comics on January 25th. Get your copy of your favorite titles today!