I’m back from the comic shop this week and I got nine new comics:

  • Harbinger – 7
  • X-O Manowar – 8
  • The Black Beetle – 0
  • Witch Doctor: Mal Practice – 2
  • Thief of Thieves – 11
  • Supreme – 67
  • Saga – 8
  • Rachael Rising – 13
  • Dark Horse Presents – 19
  • And now for a review of something I’ve read recently.

    ”Harvest” Issues 1-5 by by A.J. Lieberman and Colin Lorimer

    ”Harvest” is yet another mini-series published by Image Comics. It’s also by an artist and writer neither of whom I’ve ever heard of before. It’s all new to me which is exactly what I’ve been looking for and finding in 2012 from Image Comics. Lot’s of new stuff.

    I think I’d put this comic in the action-thriller category. It’s about a disgraced doctor who falls in with a criminal organization that is running a high priced illegal organ transplant ring. The doctor has not only lost his license to practice medicine but he is also an alcoholic and hallucinates seeing a small boy who mostly tells him how much everything is screwed up. The doctor can’t take the criminals anymore and teams up with a two-gunned female bodyguard who is also on the wrong side of the law as he decided to take down the organ transplant ring. Also the FBI is after him. Things do not go well for the doctor and his plan.

    I like Lorimer’s artwork in this book. He tells a good story. Everything is clear with no confusion as to what’s going on. That art is pretty illustrative stuff with lots of well spotted blacks. The color (also by Lorimer I think) is also well done. Since the drawing is so illustrative the color is mostly flat and used in schemes. It’s well done. I was quite impressed by the art in this comic.

    I liked the writing too. Things never quite went as I expected them too and that’s a good thing. It’s not a by-the-book thriller. It’s more of a “What the heck can possibly happen next?” story. I felt for the lead character and wanted him to succeed despite him being quite the screw-up. He somehow still wanted to do the right thing despite never being able to quite follow through.

    I was a bit on the fence about this comic after the first issue so I’m glad I stuck with it. The end of issue one hooked me and it got better issue by issue. All in all a solid comic. Give it a read.