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What to Watch for Wednesday

Posted by Luke Brown On May - 20 - 2008

For comics shipping 05.21.08 or The Week There’s No Time For Love, Doctor Jones. 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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AVATAR PRESS

Doktor Sleepless Manual #1

In the first of two reprints I recommend this week, Warren Ellis invites you to a world where the future you wanted never came. I am nowhere near the writer Mr. Ellis is, so I’ll let him sell you with this little advert:

$3.99 for a bunch of swearing infused futurism and some pretty interesting story.

DARK HORSE COMICS

Emily the Strange #3

Everyone’s favorite rebel returns for revenge this issue. Teaming up with Gerard Way is just one of the things Emily has in store for us, as well as a list of ways to get revenge on someone. Rob Reger goes all out, and things are going to get a little strange. Hang with “Her Royal Revengenator” for only $3.50.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull #1

If you’re like me and you want as much Indiana Jones as you can possibly get this week, look no further than this first of two issues adapting the new film. Advance word of mouth so far has been mixed to say the least, but that doesn’t mean a thing to me. Indiana Jones is a character I enjoy no matter what situation he’s in. Even if it is a bit far fetched. This’ll set you back $5.99, but money means nothing to adventure.

DC COMICS

Casey Blue: Beyond Tomorrow #1

B. Clay Moore and Carlo Barberi bring us this all new story centering on a teenage girl who finds herself as the last line of defense against an invasion of Earth. I really enjoy Moore’s HAWAIIAN DICK so I’ll be picking up this first issue to see what he can do with sci-fi. Carlo Barberi’s art, while a little exaggerated, is definitely solid, so for $2.99, you can bet this will be a fun read. You can check a short preview here if you’re so inclined.

Scalped #17

The finale to “Dead Mothers” arrives this week, and for all intents and purposes, Aaron has set up one hell of a finish. Dash finally comes face to face with Diesel, and the consequences can’t be good. For anyone. If you haven’t been taking my advice about reading this, it’s ok. Start reading here. See how good it is, then grab whatever you missed that got the story to this point. Your $2.99 won’t be misspent.

IDW PUBLISHING

Dead, She Said #1

Steve Niles (30 DAYS OF NIGHT) and one of comic’s legendary creators, Bernie Wrightson (SWAMP THING) team for a new noir the likes of which only they can deliver. Instead of me yammering on for another paragraph, just check out this trailer:

Can you say no to spending $3.99 on this now? I thought not.

IMAGE COMICS

The Walking Dead #1

This is the second reprint I’m hoping you’ll pick up this week. If you already read this, good for you. If you missed out the first time around, and are looking for a “zombie movie that never ends,” this is the book for you. Robert Kirkman continually pushes these characters to the brink, and gives more “Holy Shit” moments than most other books on the shelf. Containing a full script and the original proposal, as well as some other goodies, your $3.99 will be stretched pretty far with this one.

MARVEL COMICS

Captain America #38

The Man Who Bought America” continues here. Ed Brubaker continues doing a phenomenal job with the book, despite the fact Steve Rogers hasn’t been in it for over a year. If you aren’t reading this yet, you have no soul. $2.99 to get it back.

Incredible Hercules #117

We had some preview pages a little while back, and they got me intrigued. Premiering this issue, the God Squad. Yeah, I’m in. $2.99 to see what the Gods think of the Skrulls. I’m guessing they’re not too pleased.

Mighty Avengers #14

Khoi Pham is on penciling duties this month, while Bendis continues to write fantastic tie-in issues to Secret Invasion. While NEW AVENGERS Nick Fury stories have been a blast, this book has been a pretty good read as well. Get some more behind the scenes Skrullery for the low low price of $2.99. Unless you are a Skrull and already know what’s going on.

TRADE PAPERBACK/HARDCOVER of the WEEK

Hulk- WWH: Incredible Hercules

Collecting the first six issues of Fred Van Lente and Greg Pak’s great new vision of Hercules. After the events of World War Hulk, Hercules and Amadeus Cho are men without a cause. Or so they think. This book has really been under the radar, but really a fun read. $14.99 for six issues of Greek Gods battling S.H.E.I.L.D is more than a fair deal. You’ll really dig this if you haven’t read it already. Considering it’s basically an all new story, there’s not a ton of continuity to worry about missing out on either.

See you next week.

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1 Response so far
  1. Sarah Said,

    YES! New Emily!

    Posted on May 20th, 2008 at 11:13 AM

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