It’s a relatively short show this time as we visit the closest planet to the sun for some crime action in issue one of Mercury Heat, from the creative team of Kieron Gillen and Omar Francia. A closed environment, a fish-out-of-water female lead, the strictures of a future society in which roles are determined for its citizens and some types are less welcome than others and a suspicious death; these are the ingredients Gillen mixes into this set-up issue. What did we make of it?

No ‘Top Three/Worst One Ever’ this time, but it’ll be back in our next show.

The first issue of a new Alan Moore/Jacen Burrows collaboration, Providence#1 is the story of a young journalist in the big city. As we dig into an early-twentieth century world of creepy doctors, clandestine relationships, madness-inducing books and … exit gardens, we consider the importance of a creator’s reputation in committing to a series, and the fit between story and pictures.

And in keeping with the theme, Jared takes a look at the best and worst of Lovecraft-inspired comics. It’s a weird world out there.