New comics arrive this week from Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw, Jeff Lemire, Brian Michael Bendis, Chuck Brown, Christopher Priest and more.
So first off, yes, it can be difficult to think about things like comics and graphic novels and fictional superheroes and other things right now when we’re smack dab in the middle of the very real U.S. elections. All my life I’ve heard the phrase, “This year’s election is the most important one in our lifetime,” and I think in this case it’s actually true. So vote, stay safe and treat yourself to some comics time this week.
If you’re wondering what to get this week, check out a few recommendations below. ComicList has this week’s list of new comics arriving in stores, and the comiXology new releases page for what’s available digitally.
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The co-creator of ‘Bitter Root’ and ‘On the Stump’ discusses both projects, his background, the Harlem Renaissance and more.
2020 has been a big year for Chuck Brown. Bitter Root, the Image series he makes with David Walker and Sanford Greene, wrapped up its second story arc and received an Eisner Award for “Best Continuing Comics Series.” Brown also launched On the Stump, a new series from Image Comics.
Since it first came out, Bitter Root has been acclaimed as one of the best American comics in recent years, but for Brown its the culmination of many years’ work, and a long friendship and collaboration with Sanford Greene. The two have worked together on different projects like Rotten Apple at Dark Horse and 1000 on Webtoon. That’s in addition to Brown’s other comics work including The Quiet Kind, Godstorm: Hercules Payne and Trenchcoats, Cigarettes and Shotguns.
Bitter Root: Rage and Redemption, the second volume of the series, is out this week. And the first week of November sees the release of the collection of On the Stump. Brown and I spoke recently about his career, these two different books, and using history as setting and subject.
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