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What to Watch for Wednesday

Posted by Luke Brown On March - 25 - 2008

 

For Comics Shipping 03.26.08 or The week I finally get you to pick up Green Lantern.
Every week I’ll check Diamond’s shipping list to see what you absolutely, positively, no doubt about it need to spend all your hard earned paper on at the Local Comic Shop. Click on a picture to view it in Expand-O-Scope, brought to you by GAMERVISION.com.

DC COMICS

 

All-Star Superman #10

The All-Star series was created to allow big name creators to play around with their favorite superheroes while not having to worry about fitting in with current continuity. Of the first two books to launch under this imprint, All-Star Superman is easily the most enjoyable. The less we mention the other book the better. If you happened to read this week’s Point of Origin, you know Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely are phenomenal talents. That talent makes this book one of the best on the market period, let alone this week. So take your $2.99 and plunk it down to enjoy this wonderful, Eisner Award winning comic. You’ll want to grab the rest after checking this out.

 

Green Lantern #29

Month in and month out I’m constantly babbling about how great Green Lantern is. Well it just so happens this issue is a great jumping on point for all you non-readers. Kicking off the “Secret Origin” storyline, this issue takes us back to when Hal Jordan first encounters Abin Sur, and inherits the power ring. Tying the past into what they’ve been doing recently, Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis will not disappoint. In fact, Johns is at his strongest when tying acknowledge DC history with modern sensibility. If you haven’t been taking my advice, now is the perfect time to take the $2.99 plunge.

 

Teen Titans #57

Just like I’ve been trying to get you guys to pick up Green Lantern, I’ve been working hard to convince you to try Teen Titans. So you haven’t picked up the last few issues, and you think you’re going to be behind when it comes to the story. Listen, every comic is someones first. If you dig it, you go and find what came before to catch up. And then every month after, you pick it up at your local comic shop to keep up with what’s going on. Most times you’ll find you can’t wait to get to next month. Teen Titansis one of those books. Sure, right now, this issue falls right in the middle of a story-arc. So what? Pick it up anyway. For $2.99, you can’t afford to miss out on what Sean McKeever and Eddy Barrows have been doing since taking over this title.

MARVEL COMICS

 

Daredevil #106

Ed Brubaker has been putting Matt Murdock through the proverbial ringer. It’s been a hell of a read, and I can’t believe you haven’t been reading this. I can only tell you Ed Brubaker is the man so many times. Ed Brubaker is the man. Ed Brubaker is the man. Ed Brubaker is the man. It just doesn’t hold any weight unless you believe it, and you can’t believe it until you read his work. It just so happens, this here issue is a stand alone following a wonderfully done arc. Fill in artist Mike Perkins ain’t no slouch either. Matt Murdock is blind and he fights crime. Donate $2.99 to your local comic shop to get this issue, and start believing.

 

Ultimate Spider-Man #120

Ever since Stuart Immonen took over for Mark Bagley on art, he’s been putting out some of his finest work to date. Rarely do artists come close to replacing the feel the previous artist created on a book. Granted, Bagley and Immonen’s styles are really different, but they both are able to convey the sense of amazement this title deserves. If you only read one Spider-Man book a month, make it this one. The conclusion of the “Amazing Friends”storyline happens here. And the X-Men guest star. There’s like 50 of them. If you break it down, including Spidey, that’s only like 6 cents a superhero. Seriously, $2.99 isn’t that much at all when you think about it.

 

X-Men: First Class #10

Here’s the skinny. Cyclops is probably one of my favorite characters ever. You make think he’s lame. I know a lot of people do. But I’ll defend him til the day he dies. What’s that? Oh, he died twice and was resurrected both times? Well, this comic takes place way back in the day when the X-Men first formed. So none of that happened yet. Anyway. This is a stand alone issue all about Scott Summers. I don’t generally read this book, but will be picking it up this week based on the premise alone. Is $2.99 really all that much to ask when you could possibly be reading an issue that changes your stance on the lameness of a character? I think not.

 TRADE PAPERBACK/HARDCOVER of the WEEK

 

Apocalypse Nerd

Peter Bagge is best known for the comic HATE. One of the most popular alternative comics of all time. Can alternative comics be popular? I guess. HATE was pretty cool. I haven’t actually read Apocalypse Nerdyet, but this trade of the first five issues seems like the perfect place to start. The book follows two software engineers, hence the Nerd, who decide to go camping when suddenly, Kim Jong Il decides to nuke Seattle, hence the Apocalypse. If that doesn’t sound like something you’d be interested in, too bad, you’re picking it up anyway. For $13.95, you can’t afford not to partake in some Peter Bagge goodness.

See you next week.

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1 Response so far
  1. Luke Brown Said,

    I’m in for X-men first class, I love the early days of the X-men.

    Posted on March 25th, 2008 at 7:40 AM

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