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What to Watch for Wednesday

Posted by Luke Brown On July - 29 - 2008

For comics shipping 07.30.08 or The Week the Rest of the World Caught Up on Watchmen. 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

Green Lantern #33

Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis continue to make this series one of the best on the shelf no matter what week it comes out. The reimagining of Hal Jordan’s origin continues here, and with the way this is going, one can only hope Lanterns John Stewart and Guy Gardner will receive the same treatment down the road. The Green Lantern mythos is one of the most interesting around. Be there to see Hal Jordan grow into his role as Earth’s protector for just $2.99.

Northlanders #8

The stunning conclusion of “Sven the Returned” hits shelves this week, and I hope to Hell the rest of you have been reading this. Brian Wood and Davide Gianfelice have created a must-read book about Vikings. Bet you never thought that day would come. I’ll be sad to see Sven’s story conclude, but that means next month, I’ll be gripped by a new Norseman’s tale. Pillage this from your local shop for just $2.99.

Teen Titans #61

Billed as a story reminiscent of Tango and Cash and Turner and Hooch, this month’s issue teams Blue Beetle and Kid Devil for an adventure I’m sure no one would want to miss. I’ve enjoyed Sean McKeever’s run on this title, and this issue doesn’t look to disappoint. This should be a decent jumping on point for those of you who haven’t been reading this title already. Buddy up for just $2.99.

MARVEL COMICS

Skaar: Son of Hulk #2

While there was a ton of hype (including my own) surrounding the first issue, it didn’t really deliver as much as was promised. I’m willing to give the creative team some room to breathe since they’re previous work has been so good. Ron Garney flexes a lot of muscle each and every panel, and while I do wish he was working with an inker (look at the difference it made for Lenil Yu from New Avengers to Secret Invasion), it’s certainly not going to stop me from enjoying his pages. The saga of Skaar is just beginning, and I can’t wait to see where Greg Pak takes him. Find out with me for just $2.99.

Thor #10

Why are you still not reading this? Oh, you are? My bad. Continue reading the excellent adventures of our returned Norse god for just $2.99. I better not find out you’re lying to me.

Ultimate Spider-Man #124

Thank Bendis nothing will happen to this title after Ultimatum. Sure we’re 124 issues in, but that’s no reason for you to not start picking this up and enjoying it. Stuart Immonen has gotten his feel and flow down, and each panel shows how much he’s enjoying working on this title. Don’t miss out on the best Spider-Man book on the shelf. Pick this up for just $2.99.

Wolverine #67

Now I don’t know why only the sketch variant is listed as coming out this week, nor do I know why I can’t find any actual solicitation for the regular cover, but hell, the first part was pretty decent, so I’m grabbing part two of “Old Man Logan.” I’m not the world’s biggest McNiven fan, but his work so far on this book has not made me groan once. I’ll leave that to the phone-in Millar’s doing on his Unforgiven adaptation. You can ride shotgun with Logan and Hawkeye for just $2.99.

ONI PRESS

The Damned: Prodigal Sons #3

It feels like I’ve been waiting forever for this issue to come out, but that’s just because I’m dying to see how it all concludes. If you didn’t pick up the first two parts, I’m sure you’ll be able to get them at your shop. You honestly don’t want to miss a moment of Brian Hurtt and Cullen Bunn’s montrous mobster epic. Oni’s never let you down before. Your $3.99 makes sure these two creators keep getting to make more stories in this universe.

TRADE PAPERBACK/HARDCOVER of the WEEK

Mini Marvels: Rock, Paper. Scissors

Chris Giarrusso’s mighty mini’s have entertained just about everyone who’s ever read one of his strips. Now you can find many of them collected here with some new material. Honestly, the only reason I can think of for someone to not pick this up is they have no soul. For just $9.99 you’re getting a whole lot of good, clean fun. Enjoy it.

See you next week.

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  1. What to Watch for Wednesday Said,

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    Posted on July 29th, 2008 at 12:35 PM

  2. Poe Said,

    Honestly, how much cooler would a blind Luke Cage been instead of Hawkeye? And I wouldn’t feel as if I needed to see a genealogy chart to explain away the Generation 3 Spider-Girl.

    Posted on July 31st, 2008 at 2:03 PM

  3. Luke Brown Said,

    I honestly don’t think Millar could do Luke Cage justice. After seeing what’s been done with him by Bendis in anything Avengers and by Gage in that House of M Avengers mini, he wouldn’t meet the standard fans now expect of the formerly underutilized character. And that’s not a dig on Millar. He’s a very talented writer, but when it comes to certain characters, he just can’t seem to grasp who they are.

    also- It’s been too long.

    Posted on July 31st, 2008 at 2:24 PM

  4. Poe Said,

    While I think you may be right about Millar not doing right by Cage, if you’re just going to use a character to either turn on Logan, die, or turn on Logan and then die, (I’m assuming they’ll stray that much from the source material) then at least Cage brings up a litany of fascinating ways to go about it. Not to mention the visual (and thematic) consistencies available in a Cage/Logan road story. And I actually have quite a few jabs lined up for Millar, but those can wait for another time. And indeed, it has been far too long.

    Posted on July 31st, 2008 at 6:24 PM

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