I finished My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies tonight and really enjoyed it. I don’t think there’s a team in comics I find as consistently entertaining as Brubaker and Phillips, even when they’re doing something a little different.

The countdown is on. This time next week I’ll be packing a bag and hitting San Jose with the Flocker team to show off what we’ve been working on at TwitchCon 2018.

Lots of great books this past week. I’m particularly happy to have gotten the Artgerm variant for Catwoman #4 and Bengal’s Unnatural #4 variant cover but first up on my the reading list this week has to be My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies by Brubaker and Phillips.

I know Kill or be Killed just ended by I need my crime fix and anything by these two is just what the doctor ordered.

“No uncensored version (of Batman: White Knight). I was misinformed by DC a while back–the only version of BWK so far is the current TPB. My hope is that it sells so well DC has no choice but to do a larger version with lots of back-matter. As far as nudity–I’m not sure anymore.”

Sean Gordon Murphy, writer and artist

Shocking. Who could have possibly seen that coming?

In all seriousness, I feel like DC has really dropped the ball with Black Label so far.

Batman: Damned #1 CGC 10.0 sold for nearly $2000

Rich Johnston, writing for Bleeding Cool:

Bleeding Cool has been able to ascertain that a recent sale on eBay of Batman Damned #1 by Blaze PC Collectables of Florida was for around $1800. It was a 10.0 CGC graded copy of the comic by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo published by DC Comics as part of their Black Label mature readers superhero line, with the variant cover by Jim Lee. The comic isn’t going to a second print, so that combined with media interest in the item, sent prices soaring.

I’d be curious to know more about this. Essentially, the book would have to have ZERO imperfections from what I understand about the CGC process to achieve this level, which is almost impossible since the printing process alone tends to be less than perfect.

That aside, it’s amazing to see such a new book sell for such a high amount. Although, considering the content and the ridiculous controversy around it, it’s not overly surprising I suppose.

I’ve already put almost a dozen hours into Dragon Quest XI and really enjoy it so far. It reminds me of the classic RPGs from Super Nintendo and PlayStation. Plus, the Akira Toryama art is really amazing.

Started Dragon Quest XI →

A young man takes part in a coming-of-age ceremony where he learns an astonishing truth: he is the reincarnation of a hero that once saved the world. To confirm his fate in his own eyes, the hero leaves his hometown and steps forward into a vast world of monsters and adventure.

Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Final Season to be completed by Skybound Games

Jody Macgregor, writing for PC Gamer:

Kirkman, the creator of the original Walking Dead comic series, also brought it up at a panel at New York Comic Con, saying, “We’ve successfully negotiated with Telltale Games for our company Skybound to come in and see Season 4 of the Telltale game to completion.

”A statement from Skybound quoted by IGN suggests that some of Telltale’s former staff will be working on it, perhaps a slight silver lining for employees who were laid off without severance. “Skybound will work with members of the original Telltale team to finish the story in a way the fans deserve”, they quoted.

This is great news, particularly if they’re able to get the original team back.

As someone who bought the season pass for The Final Season, I obviously want to see how the story ends but I think it’s just as important for the people who created it to see the project through to completion. It just wouldn’t be the same without them.

Started A Way Out →

What begins as a thrilling escape quickly turns into an emotional adventure unlike anything seen & played before. A two-player experience, each player controls one of the main characters, working together to escape the prison and continue beyond into each character’s lives.

I had no clue that Life of Captain Marvel was only a mini-series, ending at issue 5. Was this always the case? Why doesn’t Marvel still put this info on the cover? It makes even more sense then that Marvel would be starting up the new series with Thompson and Carnero next year.