You get not one but two explosions in the first three pages! Some people don’t get explosions until the very last page.

I had a blast at C2E2 last week. I got to meet a bunch of cool people and bought a ridiculous amount of books. So many that I haven’t even gotten the chance to read them yet. But I did read a couple and wanted to plug them.

D4ve by Ryan Ferrier and Valentin Ramon

I’d heard about this book, but it is currently digital only and I didn’t have a comixology account (I’m always behind the times). Luckily, Ryan was at C2E2 and I was able to pick up a convention exclusive copy. All I can say is wow. The story is unique in that “I never would have thought of that” way. D4ve is a defense bot who must now cope with living a normal day to day life. He’s essentially going through a mid-life crisis. And it’s hilarious. The art fits the style and tone of the story perfectly. And I’m excited to see where the story goes next.

Plus, Ryan bought a copy of Secret and Shadows way back in the day so that makes him pretty cool in my book.

If you have a Comixology account, go check it out.

GoGetters by Shawn Aldridge, Christopher Peterson, and Nick Johnson.

Like D4ve, I’d seen and heard about GoGetters but I wasn’t hip to Comixology. Still, if the idea of a young girl and her albino gorilla getting into adventures across the globe doesn’t intrigue you, we probably could never be friends. Maya Diaz runs a retrieval service with the help of George Harrison, the aforementioned white gorilla. If there is something you need to get back, they go and get it. Hostages, coins, anything. It’s as amazing as it sounds.

Check out GoGetters on Comixology.

On the strength of these alone, I will probably sign up for a Comixology account. I should add that both are published by¬†Monkeybrain comics. If you aren’t familiar with that name, you should check them out. Looking through their library, I’m certain that they have much more to offer.

Bedlam by Nick Spencer and Riley Rossmo.

This book was nuts. It’s about a former villain who sets out to redeem himself. Kind of The Joker mixed with Dexter. I really enjoyed this book, but I have to admit that it can be a bit brutal and is not for the squeamish. If you like bright colors, people in capes, and tons of action, this book probably is not for you. But if you like tension, the feeling of not knowing what is going to come, and don’t mind a little violence then this book might be right up your alley.

Check it out at Image Comics.

That’s it for now. Maybe I’ll have more recommendations once I get through the rest of them.

Later Days.