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What to Watch for Wednesday

Posted by Luke Brown On June - 10 - 2008

For comics shipping 06.11.08 or The Week The Incredible Hulk Smashed Its Way Into Theaters. 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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DC Comics

Action Comics #866

Boy was last week packed full of MARVEL books. Well it appears DC is making up for it this week starting with the return of Gary Frank to regular penciling duties on the world’s most recognizable hero, Superman.
Geoff Johns gets his hands dirty with the new “Brainiac” story starting this month. Johns has a knack for taking everything you loved about a villain and amping it up to the next level. His work on the Flash’s rogues proves he has the chops to take on one of the most classic villains in Superman’s history. Be there as it all unfolds for just $2.99.

Green Lantern Corps #25

I honestly can’t believe this title has lasted this long. You want to talk about a niche book in superheroes, this is it. But you know why it’s survived as long as it has? Top notch storytelling. Every month, Rollins and Gleason somehow manage to find a new way to make the Corps deserve your money. Whether it’s introducing great new characters like Soranik Natu or creating great new premises like the black-ops Green Lantern Corpse, each issue is well worth the $2.99. This issue should prove as no exception as the battle that began last month continues on when the Corps takes on Mother Mercy. You don’t want to miss an issue of this title.

Trinity #2

Finally, a weekly comic that I have no problem recommending to everyone as a must buy. Kurt Busiek and Mark Bagley bring a relaxed feel to the book, and it’s a welcome change to everything else occurring in the DCU right now. Fabian Nicieza’s “back-ups” are just as entertaining, and make me miss his work on titles like THUNDERBOLTS and the short-lived HAWKEYE. I’ll gladly spend $2.99 on this every week as long as these guys are working on this book. I have a feeling you will too once you read it.

Wonder Woman #21

Aaron Lopresti joined Gail Simone last issue as the regular artist, and it was good to see his work on this title. There just hasn’t been a consistent feel since this book relaunched, and hopefully these two will be together on this book for a while. When we last left Diana, she was teaming with Beowulf to take on a greater evil. It was just the first part of a new storyline, so if you missed out, now’s your chance to make up for it by grabbing this issue. Trust me, you’ll be regretting not spending your $2.99 on this in a few months when everyone else is talking about how great this creative team is.

MARVEL COMICS

Skaar: Son of Hulk #1

Folks, if you don’t know by now, Greg Pak is probably one of the better writers working at MARVEL today. For the last few months I’ve been raving about Ron Garney and his work on WOLVERINE. Now the two of them are bringing you what is sure to be a hit with SKAAR. At all the cons pretty much every person on any MARVEL panel has been absolutely raving about this book. I don’t think they’re just trying to drum up sales, this book has the makings of something that is not to be missed. Be there for the start of it all for just $2.99.

Trade Paperback/Hardcover of the Week

Crawl Space Vol. 1: XXXombies

I know what you’re thinking. “XXXombies? Are you kidding me dude?” No. No I’m not. The story about an ambitious sequestered porn shoot that finishes only to find the world they return to is overrun with zombies is no joke. Brought to you by some of the best in zombie action, Rick Remender (FEAR AGENT), Tony Moore (WALKING DEAD) and Kieron Dwyer (LAST of the INDEPENDENTS), this is a take on zombie lore you can’t afford to miss. Considering it’s only $12.99, probably one of the cheapest trades I’ll ever recommend, you really don’t have a reason to not grab this. Unless it sells out before you get to the shop. Then it sucks to be you.

See you next week.

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