40. THE WICKED + THE DIVINE
The new Image series from McKelvie & Gillen, a sort of bottomless bonus track to their dark-magic rock opera PHONOGRAM, is one of the most promising series to debut in 2014.
39. This NSFW Spider-Man Statue
This baffling statue, atop a South Korean shopping mall, gives new meaning to the phrase “web fluid.”
38. CHARLES SCHULZ’S PEANUTS: ARTIST’S EDITION
This beautifully designed collection of unaltered original Peanuts artwork brings us Charles Schulz’s earliest strips just as he made them — raw, unfiltered, and a little bit mean.
The world-weary horror of Robert Kirkman’s story is brought to life by the atmospheric, choking tension of Paul Azaceta’s moody, worrisome artwork. A promising debut for what looks to be a truly frightening series.
36. This Animated Lobster Sculpture
Very lifelike. Keep it far away from butter sauce.
35. THE LEFTOVERS
This off-beat, darkly funny, sprawlingly intimate HBO series, based on Tom Perotta’s novel of the same title, follows life in a small town in the years following the Rapture.
40. Simon Stålenhag’s Sci-fi Suburbia
A Sweden turned inside out by science, yet still recognizably, nostalgically human.
39. MARK SHULTZ’S XENOZOIC TALES ARTIST’S EDITION
Dinosaurs, dino-sized. Thanks yet again, IDW.
38. LEGO Delorean
Where we’re going, we don’t need roads! Because LEGO cars are not street legal.
37. Patton Oswalt trolling Twitter
“Eat the poor, disabled and hopeless. It’s the only way we can insure our future.”
I think he’s really onto something.
36. THE ANIMAL MAN OMNIBUS
Grant Morrison’s mind-bending genre-smasher is finally as heavy as it ought to be.
35. Real-life Patlabor
Because one real-life giant robot was not enough for Japan. Thank god.
34. Suggestions for Street Harassment
Hey HollabackPHILLY, let’s get on this:
(and so on)
Fury in motion. And you know you can catch Jim Steranko at this year’s Locust Moon Comics Festival (Philly, Oct 5).
If you’ve been lucky enough to see the man in person before, you’re probably wondering the same thing we are: surely this was a self-portrait…?
And if you haven’t yet met the master, well…
On this Steranko Saturday, we can gleefully report that Jim Steranko will be our Featured Guest at this year’s LOCUST MOON COMICS FESTIVAL!
October 5, Philadelphia. Be there.
Another mind-melting Steranko illustration from DOGFIGHT, his 1969 collaboration with Harlan Ellison.
The rare quadruple-page spread, from NICK FURY: AGENT OF S.H.I.E.L.D. You had to buy two copies of the book to view this thing properly. As always, Steranko’s visual brilliance was matched by his mastery of marketing.