ECBC: Comics recommendations by “Doctor Vince”! 8/9/17

“Doctor Vince” is a rocket scientist by day, and an EC Book Club (ECBC) moderator by night! ECBC: Deadly Class vol 2 is our next meeting.

Here are the comics and graphic novels that caught his attention in this month’s Previews (in addition to his usual pull list). To ensure that you get these books when they arrive, please call the store at 727-398-2665 or email our Books & New Comics Merchant at, to reserve a copy!

From the Previews Catalog #347, August 2017 (for books arriving mainly in October)…


All hail, God Mammon

The Black Monday Murders vol.1 and 2 (page 203) – a dark and disturbing story about the true forces behind the world economy, and how the financial markets punish losers and reward winners. As ambitious as Watchmen and in some ways even more chilling. I read the first two issues and am ready to start the trades. ($19.99 each trade)


It begins a bit like Daredevil, with an old man walking into traffic…

The Ghost of Gaudí OGN (page 396) – The architect Antoni Gaudí is known for having created buildings in a startling organic modernist style he developed more than 100 years ago. Set in modern day Barcelona, this  award-winning graphic novel, by Spanish creators El Torres and Jesus Alonso, tells the story of a young woman haunted by the ghost of Gaudí as she investigates a series of murders. ($19.99)



Frank Castle before he became The Punisher

Punisher: The Platoon #1 and 2 of 6 issue limited series (page 51 in the Marvel Previews) – Garth Ennis rejoins the amazing artist Goran Parlov to tell the story of Frank Castle’s earliest days in Vietnam. Ennis is a stickler for historical accuracy and I’ll try anything Parlov draws so… I think this looks too good to wait for the trade. ($3.99 each issue)



Each chapter is a different mission, with pop-art style and crazy action (not shown)

Nick Fury vol.1: Deep Cover Capers TPB (page 105 in the Marvel Previews) – a sure contender for best new series of 2017 has to be the continuing adventures of Nick Fury Jr., super-spy. Each of the six chapters in this collection is a done-in-one story combining Steranko style 1960s psychedelic layouts with storytelling that’s sharp as thieves eyes. ($17.99)


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