For comics shipping 09.10.08 or The Week The World Could End But Won’t. 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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Green Lantern Corps #28
You must be shocked I’m recommending this for a buy this week. No? You expected nothing less? That’s strangely comforting. Anyway, you won’t regret it. The build-up to “Blackest Night” continues here with the lead-in to “Sins of the Star Sapphire.” Pick it up for $2.99.
Wonder Woman #24
Coming out of the heaviness of the last story arc, get ready for Wonder Woman… The Movie? Gail Simone hasn’t led you wrong yet on this book, so don’t expect to be disappointed. It’s only $2.99. That’s nearly 66% cheaper than a movie ticket. Think about it.
Amazing Spider-Man #571
“New Ways to Die” may have sputtered a little bit last week, but that doesn’t mean I’m not picking it up this week. John Romita’s the man, and there’s no way I’m missing out on anything he’s drawing. I’m actually pretty surprised how much I like this book. It’s so weird not being bitter. I’ll have to hand in my fanboy card soon, I know. At least not paying the membership fee will free up the $2.99 for this issue.
What is it about this cover that says don’t buy me? Nothing. You see a naked woman holding a gun on the cover, you buy that book. Sure, it helps Ed Brubaker writes it and Sean Phillips draws it, and that might have a little something to do with why you should pick this $3.50 book. It’s also really fucking good.
Dark Tower: Treachery #1
It’s another season, so that means there must be another Dark Tower mini-series coming out. I don’t know a lot about this book, so here’s the actual solicitation from Marvel:
The ka-tet of Roland, Alain and Cuthbert have returned safely to their home in Gilead. But all is not well. Roland has kept the evil Maerlyn’s Grapefruit and has become obsessed with peering into its pinkish depths despite the deadly toll it’s taken on his health. And what the young gunslinger sees brings him the darkest of nightmares. Meanwhile, Roland’s father has led a posse in search of those who threatened his son’s life in Hambry—John Farson and the Big Coffin Hunters. And in this encounter, Stephen Deschain’s life may be forfeit. $3.99.
Wade Wilson returns this week, and honestly, it’s not a moment too soon. Daniel Way’s a pretty solid writer, and I’m willing to bet that teamed with Paco Medina on art, this book is going to be flying off the shelves. Never heard of Deadpool? Just imagine an assassin with the wit of Spider-Man. Yeah. Now imagine yourself paying $3.99 for this tomorrow at the shop.
Secret Invasion #6
Look at that cover. Do Thor and Bucky Cap look like their about to let a bunch of little green aliens just waltz all over Earth’s heroes? Yeah, I didn’t think so. Lenil Yu and Brian Bendis start the final act of the summer’s biggest event, Secret Invasion. $3.99 makes sure you don’t miss out on the story that promises to redefine the Marvel Universe for the next year.
The Stand: Captain Tripps #1
As if you didn’t have a reason to pick up Marvel’s adaptation of the Stephen King classic based on the title alone, Mike Perkins is handling art duties. Those unfamiliar with his catalog can look no further than stints on Brubaker’s Captain America or the Union Jack mini-series. The guy’s no slouch. Getting a chance to draw this story should expose more of an audience to his work. Check it out for $3.99.
Trade Paperback/Hardcover of the Week
Gotham Central: In the Line of Duty
Ever wonder what it was like to be a cop in a world populated by superheroes and supervillains? For the most realistic look at what those wearing a badge in Gotham City have to deal with, look no further than Gotham Central. Co-written by Ed Brubaker and Greg Rucka (two of my most favorite writers ever), the book challenges you accept how terrifying it must be going up against people who can melt you with a look in nothing more than a bullet-proof vest. Containing the first three storylines, including the amazing “Half a Life,” this $29.99 hardcover will have you regretting never having picked this book up before. Sure, the series is over now, but like all great stories, it doesn’t matter how long it is, just how much you enjoyed it while it was around.
See you next week.
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