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What to Watch for Wednesday

Posted by Luke Brown On April - 28 - 2008

For comics shipping 04.30.08 or The Week I Finally Watched NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN (It was awesome). 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 cash 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

Action Comics #864

The creative team of Geoff Johns and Gary Frank is as close to a dream team as they come. These two have been doing some top notch work on this title. This issue is a perfect jumping on point for you guys to start following Superman’s long running comic. Gary Frank is flat out one of the most talented artists working today. And I can’t say enough good things about Geoff Johns. The man can write. Enjoy some of his words for just $2.99.

DC Universe #0

This is the bridge from DC’s year-long COUNTDOWN to DC’s big summer event, FINAL CRISIS. Some of their top talent will be putting the finishes on this book. Besides leading directly into the big event, this issue will only cost 50 cents. There’s really no reason for you to not head to the comic shop and grab this, even if it’s just to give it a shot. You probably have 50 cents in your pocket right now. And let’s be honest, you don’t really need to buy that pack of Winterfresh gum, but you do need to pick this up on Wednesday. Hey, there’s gonna be some wait time between GTA IV online matches, what better to do than read this 50 cent comic?

Green Lantern #30

“Secret Origin” continues here as Hal meets Carol Ferris and happens upon the crashed ship of Abin Sur. More of the Green Lantern mythos will be revealed as Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis continue their red-hot run on my favorite DC title. Hopefully you took my advice last month and grabbed part one. This $2.99 comic is still a great point for the uninitiated to jump aboard. You should be reading this comic already, but trust me, if you’re not reading it yet, you’ll want to be reading it by the end of FINAL CRISIS.

MARVEL Comics

Immortal Iron Fist #14

It’s the end of an era, so to speak, as Matt Fraction, Ed Brubaker and David Aja say goodbye to the character they brought from the punchlines to the front-lines. “The Seven Capital Cities of Heaven” closes out their revitalizing run on one of MARVEL‘s most underrated characters. While I’m sad to see them go, I can’t wait for this issue to hit the stands. Say goodbye for just $3.99. It won’t be as awkward as saying goodbye to that girl whose name you forgot the morning after.

New Avengers #40

Jim Cheung is back on interiors. Just take your $2.99 to the comic shop right now. You won’t want to miss one of MARVEL‘s most talented pencillers taking on SECRET INVASION in this tie-in issue. We’ll find out more about the Skrull invasion here, but honestly, even though Brian Bendis is writing this, it’s all about the Jim Cheung art. Trust me.

ONI PRESS

Local #11

Yes, LOCAL is back! It’s been a little while, but that doesn’t mean I don’t still enjoy the crap out of this comic. It’s perfect for all of you since each issue is a self-contained story, so no continuity bogging you down. I haven’t even mentioned yet this is written by Brian Wood. He’s pretty decent. And if you don’t love the way Ryan Kelly depicts Megan, well, I don’t even have the words. Spend the $2.99 on this issue, then immediately hunt down the rest. It’ll be worth your while.

TRADE PAPERBACK/HARDCOVER of the WEEK

Thor Premiere Edition

Collecting the first six issues of the unbelievably great relaunch, this hardcover has everything you want. Fantastic art? With Olivier Coipel handling the lead, you better believe it. Top notch writing? Yeah, and then some. J. Michael Straczynski is at the top of his game here. I haven’t had this much anticipation for a new issue since he was on SQUADRON SUPREME. This opening arc has a lot of great things going for it. Describing what happens won’t do it the justice it deserves. If you’re curious at all about how to bring a God back to life, and do it well, read this book. I honestly cannot recommend this to enough people. You’ll realize the $19.99 sticker price isn’t that bad once you start reading this.

See you next week.

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