RVA Comics X-Change: Issue 27

by | Sep 24, 2019 | MAGAZINES & BOOKS

Happy Tuesday comic fans! Welcome to your official fall edition of the comics exchange – same good comic fun, but with more caramel apple spice for your diet.

This week we’re focusing on the “feelgood” — some comfort food, if you will. With everything going bananas in the world, and our inevitable demise looming heavier than the cream in a pumpkin cold brew from Starbucks, we need some more wholesome media in our day, to balance it out a little bit. Today we have a little bit of yesterday mixed with a little bit of today, and finished off with a wholesome topping of personal heroes in our news.

Grab that scone and your warm beverage of choice, have a seat, and let’s dig on in.

This week in the news we have DC’s Teen Titans Go!, the animated series about the DC Universe team of the same name — except as teenagers, naturally. The heroic group featuring Robin (aka Batman’s beloved Boy Wonder), Starfire, Cyborg, Beast Boy, Raven, and Bumblebee has seen a couple movies fall under their belt along with the television series. This week a brand new addition comes to the film repertoire: Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans.

Not only does the film give us a very bizarro-world take on things, with every version of the characters meeting each other, but the gang also meets a very familiar villain: national treasure of the world “Weird Al” Yankovic takes a starring role as classic DC villain Gentleman Ghost.

No word yet on whether he has written a parody of the theme song to accompany him on this journey. But the digital version of the film is released today, so you can go see for yourself!

Now that you have that happy amuse-bouche, if you will, here are our recommendations for comics being released this week.

Jughead’s Time Police #4, by Sina Grace, Derek Charm, and Rebekah Isaacs

I’ve openly embraced my not-so-secret love for comics from the Archie universe in the past, and here I am doing it once again for you, dear reader. This week sees the release of part four of a five-part series where our favorite doofus, Jughead, plays the roll of a Doctor (Who) of sorts, if you will. Jug is trapped on a different timeline and has to find his way back — while stopping shenanigans, of course. 

Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary Trade Paperback, by Erik Burnham, Cavan Scott, Devin Grayson, Dan Schoening, Anthony Marques, Marcello Ferreira

This year marks the 35th anniversary of one of Bill Murray’s best works of art — Ghostbusters. If you’re like me, and buying tickets to both showings listed on Fandango in your area just won’t cut it, we’ve got this paperback coming out. This special anniversary edition of the graphic novel adaptation features four stories focusing on four different groups of Ghostbusters over the course of the franchise’s history. From the OG squad — featuring Murray, Dan Akroyd, Ernie Hudson, and Harold Ramis — to four of the best ladies in comedy — Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones — we’ve got it covered. Hopefully this will keep us satisfied until the release of the newest addition to the film franchise next year. 

Ghost-Spider #2, by Seanan McGuire, Takeshi Miyazawa, Jorge Molina

My beloved Gwen Stacy returns once again in her new series, and just in time for classes to start. And new foes to follow her every move once again. Can a girl ever get a break? Apparently not even on the way to that chem final. 

Fearless #3, by Seanan McGuire, Zoe Quinn, Claire Roe, Jenny Frison

Once again the Marvel anthology is back with more from the best ladies in the franchise. This time we even get a visit from Hellcat aka Patsy Walker of Jessica Jones fame. Grab it while you can, because this is issue number three of a four-part series, and we’re almost at the finish line. 

That’ll do it for us this week, comic fans. What has been staying at the top of your radar lately?

Until next time.

Ash Griffith

Ash Griffith

Ash is a writer and improviser from Richmond. She has a BA in English from VCU and an associates in Theater. When she isn't writing or screaming on a stage, she can usually be found wherever the coffee is. Bill Murray is her favorite person along with her black cat, Bruce.

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