Q: What's the best modern comics run that not enough people have read or talk about? -- @talestoenrage
A: It's a sad fact of the comics industry, but there are a ton of great stories out there that never really get the recognition that they deserve, to the point where every time something new and exciting comes out, I always end up thinking something along the lines of "they better not Thor: The Mighty Avenger this one up." But while there are comics that get canceled too soon and long-running epics like Usagi Yojimbo that never seem to hog the spotlight, there's only one that really comes to mind when I start thinking about the truly buried treasures.
If you want to talk about the absolute best of the best of the under-appreciated comics, then you want to talk about Paul Grist's Jack Staff.
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Rocktober? Shocktober? Mohawktober? Here at ComicsAlliance, we just can't decide what we want to celebrate this month, so we're bringing you a different monthly theme every day! Today, we're heading across the pond to honor one of our all-time favorite characters, Becky Burdock: Vampire Reporter, from the pages of Paul Grist's Jack Staff! After the cut, check out the full-size fury of the time she used a sledgehammer to hit a flaming skeleton so hard that his skull landed on the next page!
The shot above comes from Weird World of Jack Staff #4, but there are far more Becky Burdocktober celebrations to be found in the wholeseries!
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