A trio of nice ruminations from the TREADMILL

From THE COMICS TREADMILL:

“I hate Sundays. Sure, it’s a day off, but in the back of my head, a nagging voice kicks in around two o’clock that reminds me that my freedom ends in a few short hours. Moodiness and a general sense of malaise set in, making life difficult around the house for anyone who isn’t me. Some things can help dispel the cloud of doom: scotch, Manhattans, good ice cream, and steak grilled to perfection have been known to bring a sense of normalcy to stately Mag Manor. Today, however, a stack of comics from Boom! Studios‘ Ross Richie did the trick.”

ZOMBIE TALES: DEATH VALLEY #2:
“the creators dish out an excellent plate of zombies and high school angst. It’s typically good fare from Boom!.”

PLANETARY BRIGADE #1:
“My favorite line: would you like me to pour you a martini? Comics need more lines like that. Disturbingly, I may have to re-evaluate
my opinion of the Giffen and DeMatteis Justice League if I keep enjoying their work so much.”

WAR OF THE WORLDS: SECOND WAVE #1:
“Boom!’s third bit o’ joy was War of the Worlds: Second Wave by Michael Alan Nelson, with art by Chee. I was going to simply say that this issue was pretty much set-up for the rest of the series, but then I realized that Nelson managed to summarize Wells’ well-known story without appearing stale. That’s not a bad piece of work. And, I’m looking forward to the second issue. The second wave of the Martian invasion has plenty of potential.”

February 27, 2006