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Posted by Luke Brown On April - 2 - 2008

For Comics Shipping 04.02.08 or The week MARVEL‘s Secret Invasion finally kicks off.
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


Anna Mercury #1

Anna Mercury is Warren Ellis’ new retropunk sci-fi heroine. This would be a great starting point for anyone looking for something a little less superhero-y and a little more grounded in reality. Obviously, since it is still fiction, liberties with reality will be taken. Especially since it’s being written by Warren Ellis. Check it out for just $3.99. It won’t disappoint.


Buffy the Vampire Slayer #12

Well if last issue is any indication at all, this issue should contain some of the same great Buffyness we’ve come to expect from Season 8. I’m a little curious to see how they’re going to tie Melaka Fray to the past using the scythe. Also, probably going to be some vampire fighting. Just a guess. $2.99 is the wager to see if I’m correct.


Detective Comics #843

Why more people aren’t reading this comic I’ll never know. Paul Dini’s work has been reminding me why I loved the Batman animated series so much as a child. It helps that Dustin Nguyen’s style has done a great job of setting the mood for each issue. A while back, a new female Ventriloquist made her apperance. Now, we get to see her origin. Harken back to your days watching the animated series for the low price of $2.99.

Infinity Inc. #8

Peter Milligan wrote one of my all time favorite comics, Human Target. I’ve been wanting to check this out, and now with Pete Woods coming aboard as the series artist, there’s no excuse. A great place for new readers to witness the adventures of DC’s newest super-team. Don’t miss out on what is sure to be great writing, and without a doubt some fantastic art. For just $2.99, you can find out for yourself just what I’m talking about.

Scalped #16

Dead Mothers is coming to a close. I cannot stress enough how great this book is. Every week this book hits the shelves, I’m telling you to pick it up. Jason Aaron has created a world that I can’t wait to get back to every month. RM Guera’s art really makes this title an absolute joy to read every month. It has the feel like when dirt just won’t get out from underneath your fingernails. But in a good way. Hey, I can only talk for so long before you get tired of listening. Do yourself a favor and listen to me this time. The $2.99 will be well spent.



Okay, so Duane Swierczynski’s first issue didn’t blow you away. I understand. Don’t let that turn you away. Pick up issue two, and continue to give the guy a chance to show you what he can do. Believe me, the guy can write. And I know that Ariel Olivetti art did have you hooked, didn’t it? So, c’mon, dig deep and find $2.99 more to pick this up. You’ll learn that you’ve got to at least give a new guy four or five issues to really get into a good groove with a character. I think we can give a local guy that kind of time, don’t you?

Kick Ass #2

There’s no way you were’nt entertained during reading the first issue. I’m not saying it was the best comic ever, but it was still really fun to flip through. John Romita is one reason why you must continue reading this. Not many people have the talent he does, and it’d be a shame for you to miss out. Mark Millar is the other reason. Yeah, the guy is really “love or hate” recently, but he’s done enough really good writing for me to want to keep reading this. You should too. $2.99 for even more ass-kickery than last time.

Secret Invasion #1

After what MARVEL is claiming as years in the making, the next big summer blockbuster event starts here. It has been recently discovered that alien shapeshifters (Skrulls) have been taking the place of people in the MARVEL universe. Now, the heroes are about to fight back. I promise if you haven’t been reading much from the MARVEL catalog you won’t be lost if you want to pick this up. While Lenil Francis Yu’s recent style hasn’t been as favored as it once was (what happened to High Roads Lenil Yu?), he can still draw the hell out of stuff. I’m curious to see where this is all going. Hey, it can’t be worse than Civil War can it? $3.99 for the opening salvo.

2 Responses so far
  1. Sarah Said,

    BUFFY! HELL. YES. Especially if Fray is involved.

    Posted on April 2nd, 2008 at 7:58 AM

  2. Veggie Jackson Said,

    Flipping out with excitement about Secret Invasion. I love the Marvel crossovers, and this one, unlike Civil War, is strictly for the fans. Skrulls are nerd’s gold.

    Posted on April 2nd, 2008 at 11:19 AM

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