Local #1, Previews review, 4th Rail
RANDY'S PICK OF THE MONTH: Local #1
Local #1 (Oni Press) - RANDY: Usually, January is the month that AIT/Planet Lar has declared Brian Wood month, but this time out, Brian Wood month is in November, with the release of two new Brian Wood books, Vertigo's DMZ and Oni Press's Local. Both look great to me and were my potential picks of the month, but Local slightly edges out DMZ. This looks like a sequel of sorts to Demo, the critically lauded series of one-shots from Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan. Only this time out, Wood is teaming up with artist Ryan Kelly (half of the Lucifer team) and the stories are about people faced with life-changing decisions, with the setting as much a character as the people in it. Sounds great, the cover for the first issue is beautiful and the art looks really good as well. Oh, and there's an Austin, Texas issue coming up at some point, which is icing on the cake for me. (page 312)
DAVE: I agree, this looks terrific. How stunning is that art?
RANDY: Oh, by the way, there's a workblog for Local that features art updates, comments on "My Local" by a variety of folks and other cool stuff. And it's got an RSS feed, so just plug it into your RSS reader and you're good to go.