Season of the Hungry Ghosts Part 2. Weaver has a unique ability: he can steal other people’s skills including their memories, abilities, and expertise for a limited period of time. However, rather than using this power for good, Weaver chooses to cheat and con his way through life. When he gets bored of one place, he moves on. However, after one of his cons goes wrong, Weaver finds himself on the run. With no where to go, he must trust a mysterious woman to help him. While following this woman, Weaver will learn he is not that special after all.
Written by comics extraordinaire Andy Diggle (2000 AD, The Losers, Swamp Thing) and with art by Aaron Campbell, Uncanny brings you superpowers in a whole new fashion! I picked up Uncanny issue one on the recommendation of my LCS. The owner had just read it that morning, and it just so happened that I was looking for something new to read when he pointed out Uncanny to me. I was sold on the amazing cover alone! I opened the first page and it just got better and better from there. The best way I feel I can describe it is this: it makes having super powers look cool, without making them corny! Now, that may sound a bit controversial, but that’s how I feel. Others have tried and in a way succeeded, but this is my first encounter with it in comics. The others I refer to are the TV Series’ ‘Heroes’ which went downhill after a brilliant season 1, and ‘No Ordinary Family’ which just didn’t make it passed season 1. So I give my very best to this comic and hope it all the best in the world of creator-owned comics and hope it makes it big somewhere along the lines of the Walking Dead!
Another great comic that I’m hoping in future to make it to that standard is:
FAMILY Part Two. The Carlyle Family has been attacked by their enemies to the south, and Forever’s father suspects a conspiracy amongst his children. To root it out, he sends Forever into the arms of the enemy, Family Morray.
Written by Greg Rucka (Action Comics, Batwoman, Detective Comics) and with art by Michael Lark (Batman, Terminal City, Gotham Central), this is the comic book series you want to be reading if you’re not reading anything else! Both issue 1 and now issue 2 have sold out, with a second printing of issue 2 already set for release in August along with issue 3. I’ll be honest with you: I didn’t get into issue 1 straight away. It was different and not what I usually read in comics, but it actually wasn’t until I picked up the second issue and read through it, that I got the vibe for the comic, which then made me want to go back and read issue one all over again!
I’m not going to delve huge into the story of this one, but just pick up number one, however you get your hands on it, and give it a go, because I can guarantee that you won’t be disappointed!