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What to Watch for Thursday

Posted by Luke Brown On September - 3 - 2008

For comics shipping 09.04.08 or The Week The NFL Came Back. 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 #18

What a wild a crazy ride the last few issues have been. I guess we all kinda knew who the person helping Harth was going to be, we just didn’t want to admit it. But now that we know, I have to say my interest in where they’re planning to take that plot twist has peaked. It can’t get any higher. I look forward to tomorrow’s issue moreso than any that have come before it. You can bet this issue is definitely worth your $2.99.

DC COMICS

Detective Comics #848

Again, DC is tagging this as a “Batman RIP” tie-in, but again I have to step in and inform you that it actually isn’t. The story going on over in ‘Tec is quite different, but like I’ve said in previous posts, that doesn’t mean it’s not worth reading. Paul Dini has a knack for writing the Bat, and Nguyen’s art is a perfect compliment. If you’re looking for a Batman adventure that’s a little less… out there, this is the book for you. Try it out this week for $2.99.

Green Lantern #34

If you haven’t learned by now, every week that Green Lantern comes out, you’re supposed to buy it. There’s no witty paragraph. It’s just so good, everyone needs to read it. $2.99.

House of Mystery #5

Bill Willingham and Matt Sturges have been doing a pretty solid job on this book. The book has plenty in it for anyone looking for somethign outside of the superhero norm. Though each book continues an overall story, single issues also hold individual tales from some of the house’s inhabitants. Definitely worh checking out if you haven’t been picking it up already. $2.99 gets you twice as many stories as just about every other book, so you’re making out pretty well if you think about it.

Secret Six #1

Finally, the series everyone has been waiting for. And by everyone I mean me. Gail Simone and Nicola Scott bring the gang from Villains United back, only this time it’s an ongoing series. Honestly, these six mismatched characters have provided some of the more entertaining stories coming from DC. If you like Gail Simone at all, but you somehow missed out on the first batch of stories with these guys, be sure not to miss out on the all-new ongoing series. Nicola Scott’s art alone is worth the $2.99. Add some Gail Simone words, and you can pretty much bank on this being an instant classic.

MARVEL COMICS

Amazing Spider-Man #570

Anti-Venom just showed up, so you know this issue is going to be a good ol’ fashioned slugfest. Or, at least you hope it will be. I know I am. Whatever. John Romita could draw grass growing for 32 pages, and I’d still buy it. Thankfully, he’s drawing Spider-Man. Snatch this up for $2.99.

Dead of Night Featuring Devil-Slayer #1

I’m taking a shot in the dark here, and calling this book the surprise mini-series of the year. Here’s Marvel’s official solicitation:

Abandoned by his fiancée, his family, his church, and his government, Sergeant Dan Sylva returns to Iraq for a third tour of duty — and a descent into Hell itself. If the demon Belathauzer and the mysterious mercenary group known as Bloodstone have their way, Iraq, the place where civilization began, may also be where civilization ends. The reinvented Devil-Slayer takes Marvel’s DEAD OF NIGHT to terrifying new heights, from award-winning horror novelist Brian Keene (The Rising, Dark Hollow) and artist Chris Samnee (DAREDEVIL: BLOOD OF THE TARANTULA)!

Chris Samnee is one talented artist. While he’s already pretty popular with other creators, a lot of fans may not be familiar with his work. This is the perfect opportunity for you to see what the man can do with a pencil. I think his teaming with Brian Keene could lead to one hell of an overall project. Find out along with me for $3.99.

Invincible Iron Man #5

This book is Marvel’s version of Green Lantern to me. Every week, you just have to buy it no questions asked. Matt Fraction delivers a Tony Stark that is smart, charming, and totally badass. It helps Salvador LaRocca is on art duties. Iron Man hasn’t looked this good since Bob Layton and Don Heck. Make sure to get this. It’s $2.99 that you’ll not soon regret spending. Unlike that new burrito you bought at Taco Bell. Wasn’t as good as it looked on TV was it?

Last week was so huge, I’m giving everyone another break on trades this week.

See you next time.

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