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What to Watch for Wednesday

Posted by Luke Brown On August - 5 - 2008

For comics shipping 08.06.08 or The Week I Finally Organized All The Comics I Bought Over the Last 2 Years. 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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DARK HORSE COMICS

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #17

Last issue was merely a glimpse into the troubles our favorite Slayer would be facing during this arc. I don’t want to spoil too much in case you haven’t been keeping up with the Summers’, but I’m curious to see how Whedon and Moline are planning to get the gang out of the corner they’ve just been backed up into. If they let them out at all. And not to rag on the person who did the covers for the last arc, but it’s really nice to see Jo Chen back. Her work is just stunning. Anyway, see what the Scoobies are up to this month for just $2.99.

DC COMICS

Detective Comics #847

While this is billed as a “Batman RIP” tie-in, the last issue didn’t really have anything to do with it, so I’m calling shenanigans on that. Not that you shouldn’t be picking this up anyway. Dini and Nguyen have just started hitting their stride, and it’s nice to have a Bat-book that’s not so confusing to new readers. I’m not knocking on Morrison, I’m enjoying his book too, ‘Tec is just a little more new reader friendly. With Batman and Catwoman taking on Hush, you know you’re going to be in for a good fight. Don’t just take my word for it, check it out yourself for $2.99.

Final Crisis #3

JG Jones’ work has been the best I’ve seen him do in a good long while. It’s too bad not everyone is going to be able to follow what’s happening during this crossover thanks to Morrison’s heady script. While I’m sure when it’s all said and done, this book is going to be considered one of the best of the last few years, in single-issue format, it’s so full of ideas I think new readers will be turned off. It’s just a shame there’s so much going on here that isn’t being acknowledged in the rest of the universe at the moment. It gets to be a bit much trying to take it all in, and remember who’s doing what where. This creative team has proved they know how to tell phenomenal stories before, so I’m going to stick this one through to the end. Join the adventure for $3.99.

MARVEL COMICS

Criminal #4

Easily one of the top 5 books on the market today, Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ Criminal should be required reading for anyone looking to attract people to comics. Once they see any type of story can be told within the medium, you’ll have them asking you what else to read in an instant. A brand-new story kicks off this month, and there’s no doubt in my mind you need to pick this up. If you’ve been reading Criminal from the start, good for you. Those of you late to the game, it’s okay, just do yourself a favor and pick up this issue for $3.50. You’re going to thank me.

Invincible Iron Man #4

I’m not sure my telling you about this book is going to do it service. Matt Fraction and Salvador LaRocca have been getting everything right since this book’s inception. It’s not too late for you to find out how good it is. Pick it up for $2.99.

Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane #1

Terry Moore and Craig Rousseau team to bring back one of the more underappreciated books at Marvel this week. I know you think I must be pretty lame recommending this and Tiny Titans, but you should actually read it before you judge me. It’s not for everyone, but I think if you give it a chance, you may find this story is one that deserves to be told. See if you’ve got what it takes to handle being the guy who buys a so-called girl comic for $2.99.

No trade paperback this week. Save your money for Madden.

See you next week.

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