Rom HeadshotThe Occultist #1 (DARK HORSE)
I liked the first arc of the series somewhat but the art didn’t really work for the writing. I’m very happy with the art and writing change for this series, the first issue was really good, looking forward to more..
Rating: BUY IT

Bushido #1 (IMAGE)
I didn’t know what to expect when I picked this up, and thought it might be an interesting Samurai tale. What you get is another uninspired vampire story with poor art.
Rating: LEAVE IT

First off, you should buy this because it supports a great organization. But in terms of the issue this year, it was okay. There have been a lot of better years. This had some gems but overall, just okay.
Rating: SKIM IT

Mara #6 (IMAGE)
I loved this series. Great art, surprising and compelling story. If you missed this, get it.
Rating: BUY IT

Grindhouse: The Doors Open at Midnight #1 (DARK HORSE)
Sexy, sexy horror. This was a ton of fun. Pick it up.
Rating: BUY IT

Aaron Meyers is a full time nerd for both money and pleasure. When he’s not knee deep in networking cable or trapped in a server rack, he can be found on Twitter at @aaronmeyers or posting his musings about the world of comics at his blog Proactive Continuity.