The Vain #4 may be a bit of a downer but so much has changed since the first issue. The Blood Bandits had a code then (or at least it seemed like they did). Felix is in a completely different place (that glimpse at his office…).
Rahal and Pearson have put a lot of thought into how vampires fit into each decade and it’s been fascinating watching Lost handle North’s challenges to her leadership. She’s really trying to ensure the whole group has a say. Stresing and Kahn’s colors help expose the darkness behind the glitz and put them in sharp contrast, while Crank!’s speech bubbles establish a natural rhythm to the conversations. – Rachel Bellwoar
Generations Shattered #1 (DC Comics)
In a week that saw the climactic conclusion to one crisis, the DCU was immediately thrown into yet another on in this barn-storming, blockbuster of a comic book. A trip through the greatest eras of the DCU taking in the Giffen/Levitz era Legion of Super-Heroes as well as the Wolfman/Perez New Teen titans all brilliantly illustrated in widescreen action by some of the best.
It’s doubly satisfying as it also included artists intrinsically linked to DC Comics major events of the past with the likes of Rag Morales and Dan Jurgens involved too. The latter as both writer and artist.
You may think you’re all washed out after Dark Nights: Death Metal, but trust me, you won’t want to miss this one. High concept, fast paced and awesome action! – Olly MacNamee
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Future State: Samp Thing #1 (DC Comics)