Little Nothings Vol. 1: The Curse of the Umbrella

By Lewis Trondheim
128 pages, color
Published by NBM

Over the years I’ve seen all sorts of stories from Lewis Trondheim; slapstick comedy, apocalyptic futures, hapless alien invaders, and long-form slice-of-life stories. I must admit that of all of the different things that he’s dipped into, the one I wouldn’t have expected to enjoy the most was a collection of single-page autobiographical comics. Once again, though, Trondheim’s vast talents are fully on display.

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Doctor Who: Voyager

Written by Steve Parkhouse and Alan McKenzie
Art by John Ridgway
168 pages, black and white or color
Published by Panini Books

People who know me well can easily name my favorite two forms of entertainment—comic books and Doctor Who. With all that in mind, you’d think that with all of the various comic book version of Doctor Who out there, I’d be a happy camper, right? The reality, of course, is that just like most other media tie-in comics, the end result can be hit-or-miss at best. With Panini Books reprinting the comic strips to appear in Doctor Who Magazine over the years, though, I can say that there’s one reprint in particular I was overjoyed to see, and that’s Doctor Who: Voyager.

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Resurrection #1-2

Written by Marc Guggenheim
Art by David Dumeer
32 pages, black and white
Published by Oni Press

In creator Marc Guggenheim’s afterword to the first issue of Resurrection, he mentions watching V: The Series on tv and being so disappointed on the chances it had to be a story about what happens after an alien invasion, and failing utterly. It’s funny, because I remember watching both V: The Final Battle and V: The Series and I completely understand his frustration. So it’s with that in mind that I had high hopes for Resurrection, taking what’s generally speaking a squandered setting for a story and giving its own spin on the set-up of Earth after the invasion comes to a close.

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