Angel: After the Fall #8 by Joss Whedon, Brian Lynch, and multiple artists.
These are more stories of the first night. There's the story of Gwen, and why she doesn't have that dampener thing anymore, the story of the crazy random dude that's always screaming that the end is near, and the story of Gunn in those first moments. Maybe you can understand why Gunn blames Angel, but really he was a little busy with the dragon to be looking after Gunn. The Gunn story was definitely the best. I feel like I'm getting really confused though. Maybe I just need to reread everything, but it seems a little unfocused.
The Twelve #6 by J. Michael Straczynski and Chris Weston.
We actually get to find out the real story behind Rockman! Very exciting. It's a very sad tale full of love and loss and going crazy. We get to see some homophobia from Dynamic Man and some more crazy lip and eyebrow movement from Mastermind Excello. This is a great book. I like the slow story pace of the series, giving a good issue for each character rather than rocketing us through on a pointless action scene. And most importantly, the Phantom Reporter is back!
Eternals #1 by Charles Knauf, Daniel Knauf, and Daniel Acuna.
They decided to wait a couple years before actually doing anything with the miniseries restart of the Eternals done by Gaiman. Since all of us have forgotten what happened, they have a nice recap for us. It pales in comparison with the previous Eternals miniseries, but it's just the first issue. It sets up some good possibilities for future issues. I'm still a little confused after the recap though. Looks like I'll be rereading the miniseries to remember what happened.
Doktor Sleepless #7 by Warren Ellis and Ivan Rodriguez.
All the plot pieces actually seem to be coming together. It opens with some startling statistics and then moves straight on with plot. I really like the art in this book. It's clear, clean, and nice to look at. The masks, both kinds that feature prominently in this issue, are very cool looking. If you haven't picked this book up yet, go find some back issues. This is a great Ellis book that has all the Ellis-ness that we enjoy.
BPRD : War on Frogs by John Arcudi and Herb Trimpe.
This is a one shot that visits the site of some old leftovers. It's all about the monster frogs. Anybody else think that Mignola has frog fear? It's a good one shot that has Roger figuring out that even though they're crazy monster frogs, you should just leave well enough alone. Let sleeping dogs lie and all that. The creepy lair was nice and creepy. It's a learning experience for Roger.