Best Comics in November: Joker and Witch Doctor Return!
Once a month the amazing staff at 8th Dimension Comics selects a pile of the best new releases for us to peruse and judge.
What did we learn from the Petraeus scandal? I'd say it was that there is no information system in the world that cannot be hacked. Well, the same realization has come upon the Marvel universe, which is why the world's super-terrorists are going analogue in order to courier information. One of the most sought after pieces in transit right now is a videotape of Hawkeye committing an assassination on behalf of the Avengers and the United States.
Yes, in the modern world the Avengers have a wetworks. The story is both gripping and absurd, as it shows with total baldness exactly what the politics and day to day existence of having legitimate super teams would be in real life. There's epic skills, sure, but there is also gross incompetence, bureaucracy, and most of all headaches because the days when Captain America punching Hitler solved everything are long gone.
Rating: 8 of 10
God, it's been a year without a new Witch Doctor comic, and I thought that it would never come back. It did, though, and the new series is better than ever. Everything starts with the same old occult physicians Vincent Morrow using a combination of medicine and magic to treat curses and possessions. Now it's him in danger, though, as a vampiric parasite has infected his blood with a death sentence on the orders of a new mysterious antagonist. It's still the best damn comic on the market now, and make sure you pick it up before it's gone again.
Rating: 9 of 10