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What to Watch for Wednesday

Posted by Luke Brown On May - 13 - 2008

For comics shipping 05.14.08 or The Week AMERICAN GLADIATORS Came Back On The Air (go Wolf). 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.

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Serenity: Better Days #3

The conclusion to this mini-series is upon us, and I can’t help but feel a little disappointed. Not in the story, it’s been a decent read thus far. There’s just been a trend of characters coming back into my life, then leaving again before I was ready for them to go (I’m looking at you SCUD). Hopefully there’ll be more tales Joss feels like sharing with us concerning Mal and the gang. Say goodbye (again) for the low, low price of $2.99.


Batman #676

This is it. Grant Morrison’s been building up to this ever since he took over writing chores on this title. I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I can say I’m definitely looking forward to what he and Tony Daniel have in store for the Dark Knight. This is your invitation. $2.99 gets you in the door.

Green Lantern Corps #24

Mongul vs. the Corps. Nuff Said. $2.99.

Vertigo: First Cut

FIRST CUT contains seven first issues of all the newest VERTIGO books. If you’re at all curious whether or not any of the books are for you, this is where you need to invest your $4.99. Reprinting the openers of SCALPED, JACK of FABLES, ARMY @ LOVE, LOVELESS, CROSSING MIDNIGHT, THE EXTERMINATORS and DMZ this is five dollars you can’t afford not to spend. Even if you read any of these books already, buy it for a friend and get them started the right way. They’ll think you’re crazy until they open it.

Wonder Woman #20

Aaron Lopresti joins Gail Simone as the regular artist for Amazon adventures. Starting an all-new storyline, anyone who hasn’t already been reading since Ms. Simone took over has the perfect opportunity to start with this issue. If you were intrigued at all by what you saw concerning WW in DC UNIVERSE #0, this would be a good place to start as well. Give it a shot for $2.99. Not trying this would be a mistake.


Guardians of the Galaxy #1

Well, I completely slept on the whole Annihilation thing MARVEL was busy doing for the few years. Don’t think for a second I’m going to sleep on this though. Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning team with Paul Pelletier to deliver monthly stories on a cosmic scale. Everyone was always telling me to check this stuff out, so I am putting my $2.99 down on the counter for this. I suggest you do the same. You don’t want to be that guy. Again.

Wolverine #65

The conclusion to Jason Aaron and Ron Garney’s “Get Mystique” is here. While I do miss the days when artists had inkers, Garney’s artwork is strong enough I don’t mind. Aaron’s storytelling, while way different than his work on SCALPED, has made this book a solid read for the last few months. If you missed out on the three previous issues, I’ll bet you can pick them up at your local comic shop when you pick this issue up. All of them are available for just $2.99 a pop.


The Damned: Prodigal Sons #2

I thought for sure there was no way a sequel could live up to the original mini-series. Well thank you Brian Hurtt and Cullen Bunn for proving me wrong. Eddie is such a cool character, but now that we’ve met his brother Morgan, my loyalties to Eddie are waning. The creators have done a wonderful job creating this world, and I hope they have many more stories to tell with in this universe. Grab this for $3.50 before it sells out and you have to pay twice that (at least) to a vendor at the next convention.

Local #12

Didn’t issue 11 just come out? Dang it. Why does everything have to end so suddenly? Alright, well this didn’t end quite so suddenly. Brian Wood, Ryan Kelly and their “main character who’s not really a main character” Megan take their leave from the comic world this week. You will all be missed. Even though I read like 78 other Brian Wood books. Don’t be gone too long Ryan Kelly, you’ve got some chops. Just take my $2.99 and go Megan McKeenan. Leave me like you’ve left so many others.


New X-Men by Grant Morrison Ultimate Collection Volume One

Long titles aside, this is the X-Men taken to the Nth level. First thing: You’re getting 13 issues for $34.99. These aren’t just any old issues. These are comics written and drawn by one of the premiere creative teams of our generation, Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely. There’s a few fill-ins from Ethan Van Sciver and Lenil Yu, as well. That right there is four names to make you by this sight unseen. Second thing: This is a collection that belongs in every person’s library. You may not even care about superhero books, and you may not even care for the X-Men, but you’ll realize none of that matters once you actually read this amazing work.

See you next week.

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