November 20, 2012 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

ANDY’S PICK :: NEXUS OMNIBUS TP VOL 01: One of the most influential (and BEST!) comic book series of the late eighties/early nineties was NEXUS written by Mike Baron and drawn by Steve Rude.  Dark Horse has released a very affordable soft cover Omnibus edition that collects the first 14 issues of Nexus’ adventures.  Nexus tells the epic story– set in our distant future– of a man who is given immense super-powers so he can dispense justice upon known serial killers throughout the galaxy.  The plots are exciting and the writing is crisp and very witty, the characters are original and memorable but it is the art by Steve Rude that makes this series (and this omnibus) truly essential reading. Rude is able to pack each panel with so many details of the alien worlds that Baron creates, but it never, ever bogs down the fluid story telling.  The story moves across the page as if you are watching a movie.  These are terrific comics and know this–Volume 2 will be even better.

STAFF PICKS :: NEXUS OMNIBUS VOL. 1 :: November 21, 2012

November 16, 2012 By: Seth Peagler Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

SETH’S PICK :: NEXUS OMNIBUS VOL. 1:  There are lots of new books that look interesting to me this week.  There’s horror in the  Baltimore: The Play one shot, super heroics in Hawkeye #4, and pulpy adventure goodness in Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom #4.  Still, when I saw Dark Horse’s first volume of Nexus omnibi on the list, I had to pick it.  If you’re among those who haven’t experienced this classic take on superheroes and space archetypes from Mike Baron and Steve Rude, now is your chance to read the earliest adventures in an affordable format.  It’s fourteen classic comics for $25, and it’s a volume that deserves to be in any comic fan’s library.  Besides that, it’s comprised of over 400 pages of Steve Rude art, and that alone is worth every cent.