Thursday, September 1, 2011

This Week: The Rinse from Boom! Studios

Over recents months my pull-list has been containing fewer and fewer titles from the 'big two' publishers and yet the number of books I'm picking up hasn't changed.

One of the publishers that has benefitted from my change of direction is Boom! Studios: their Planet of the Apes ongoing series is fantastic and probably my first read every month and I'll certainly be picking up the Betrayal of the Planet of the Apes mini-series from November while Elric The Balance Lost arrived with a bang and is shaping-up to be one of the most thought-provoking and imaginative series I've read in a very long time.

Out this week from Boom! Studios - alongside the first trade paperback and latest issue of Planet of the Apes -is The Rinse - a new series from crime novelist Gary Phillips with this first issue priced at a too-good-an-offer-to-pass-up $1 (70p in proper money).

The Rinse #1
Written by Gary Phillips with art by Marc Laming
Special $1 debut issue!
Acclaimed crime novelist Gary Phillips (THE JOOK, VERTIGO’S ANGELTOWN and COWBOYS) returns to BOOM! with a new brand of crime! High finance and low-down greed rear their ugly heads as Jeff Sinclair, the premiere laundryman in San Francisco—and we’re not talkin’ wrinkled jeans and dirty gym socks—is unwillingly pulled into a dangerous gig laundering $25 million in stolen casino skim money. Forced to truly consider his line of work and the evil that he facilitates, Jeff must find a way to clean the cash and wash away his own sins. A grounded, gritty look at the world of money laundering in the vein of Elmore Leonard, THE RINSE is a modern crime classic in the making! For fans of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’s CRIMINAL!

Sounds great doesn't it? As you'll know I am very much an Ed Brubaker/Sean Phillips/Criminal fan so I'm really looking forward to reading and reviewing this title.

For more about The Rinse visit the Boom! Studios website.