I also read The Life After, on the recommendation of Dave Jordan. It was cool and, as he said, very Matrix-y, which should be up my alley. I'll check out the second issue, but I really just couldn't stand the art.
Fables 142 - A really sad look at how the battle lines are being drawn, despite some characters deluding themselves into thinking they're not. Rose Red and Snow White simply approach one another and magical armor springs up? Man, there's going to be some shenanigans. Also, the reappearance of Bigby out in the Mundy world has brought around New York's finest, and they're sure to have some itchy trigger fingers regarding a killer who's brought down some of their number already. Lastly, we see the real power of the North Wind - she's calling in all the favors and she's putting down a big bet. This is another solid cog in the machine of getting us toward the end. The laughs at the end, when it comes to Sinbad's last story are relatively meager, if only because of the foreboding sense I got from the real story. It's going down.
The Wicked and the Divine 2 - Did not care for it. Art is beautiful, but... The story is too self-indulgent. I'm buying another issue, but we'll see if it goes further than that.
Book of the week goes to Fables, not in any bad way, it actually earned it, but there was no competition in reality.