My Pile of Comics
I love comics.
Yeah, I know, not a huge revelation. But it needed to be said. Every week I make my traditional trek down to my Local Comic Shop. Of all the titles that I buy, few of them are monthly titles. Walking Dead, Captain America, Ex Machina, Young Avengers, Strangers in Paradise and Firestorm are what make the cut. Most of these titles I read in 3-4 issue chunks. You see, every Wednesday I come home and place my newly acquired treasures on "THE PILE". I'll do this until the structure of "THE PILE" becomes a hazard to their Near Mint condition. Once that critical mass of sequential goodness has been reached, I sort them into their proper individual runs and dig in. It was time for that sorting phase, let me tell you.
Sometimes during the sorting, I come across a comic that I forgot I bought. Like tonight. I dug up the DC/Humanoids book OLYMPUS. Written by Geoff Johns & Kris Grimminger, Artwork by Butch Guice and Color by Dan Brown.
Now, I'm a sucker for Greek Mythology stories ( It dates back to my Grade 7 oral presentation I gave about Herakles (Hercules) and his 12 Labors) and I like Guice's work (One of my favorite non-Simonson Thor issues (#356) was the one where Guice penciled a fill-in about who was stronger, Thor or Hercules.) so this was a pretty easy sell. I was happy to discover that I LOVED this book! The story was great but it was the art that stole the show. Guice has taken his skills to a whole new level. He also inked it, so maybe that's why it really sang.
Anyway, OLYMPUS delivered big time and I would heartily recommend getting it while you can...... who knows what will happen to the Humanoid catalogue when it breaks from DC.