Number One Comic Books
Issue #2 Infidel, The Ballad of Sang, Eternity Girl, Usagi Yojimbo: The Hidden
In this episode Brian, Joe, Rebekah and Rod discuss Infidel, Ballad of Sang, Eternity Girl and Usagi Yojimbo: The Hidden.
(Brian's Pick) Ballad of Sang
written by Ed Brisson art by Alessandro Micelli
Kidnapped off the streets of the Philippines as an infant and trained as a child assassin, Sang has never had a childhood. All he's ever known
is killing and the kindness of his master, Chen, the closest thing Sang has to a father. When Sang's enthusiasm botches a job, it brings the
wrath of Don Minchella down on the pair, resulting in Chen's murder. Barely escaping with his own life -- and with Minchella's severed arm in
tow -- Sang swears revenge, while every gang in the city mobilizes to return him to Minchella, dead or alive.
(Rebekah's Pick) Eternity Girl
written by Magdalene Visaggio art by Sonny Liew
Caroline Sharp has been a lot of things, including both a superhero and a super-spy. But now, with those days behind her and her powers
proving unreliable, Caroline finds herself stuck in a life weighed down by her depression and an inability to change. You see, Caroline is going
to live forever, and there is no escape to be had. The very act of living reminds her that, to the rest of existence, she is an anomaly.
(Joe's Pick) Infidel
written by Pornsak Pichetshote Art / Cover: Aaron Campbell, José Villarrubia
A haunted house story for the 21st century, INFIDEL follows an American Muslim woman and her multiracial neighbors who move into a building haunted by entities that feed off xenophobia.
(Rod's Pick) Usagi Yojimbo: The Hidden
Written and Drawn by Stan Sakai
On his way to see Inspector Ishida, Usagi is confronted by Shogunate guards . . . a sign of the times. While unraveling a pair of murders in town later, Usagi and Ishida become wary as they find the corpses stripped of all identification--except for a talisman that leads to a startling discovery!