“MAYHEM” #1 (Image Comics): Created by actor/musician Tyrese Gibson (“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”), this new series is Gibson’s first foray into the comic book world, but he’s been saying all the right things and making all the right moves to prove it’s not just a passing whim.
The story of a gun-slinging vigilante who battles with an evil drug kingpin in L.A., “Mayhem” has been the first (and last) thing Gibson’s talked about during countless interviews and press events, while also never shying away from his status as a newcomer to the comics world. As he told MTV News back in June, he’s knocking at the door of the comics world, and it’s up to fans to let him in.
Honorable Mention: “Star Wars: Dark Times — Blue Harvest” #0 (Dark Horse): Somehow Dark Horse Comics manages to make every single title in their “Star Wars” line a good read for loyal fans and newcomers to Star Wars’ extended universe. I’m not sure how they do it, but I feel perfectly safe recommending anything they publish with “Star Wars” in the title. They’re that good.
Planning to pick up any of these issues? Sound off with your thoughts (and picks for the week) in teh comment section!