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What to Watch for Wednesday

Posted by Luke Brown On October - 7 - 2008

For comics shipping 10.08.08 or The Week I Finally Have No More Weddings To Go To. 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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AVATAR PRESS

Crossed #1

Garth Ennis and Jacen Burrows will be taking horror to an all-new level this week. A terrifying plague has spread across the world, and there are virtually no survivors. Everyone is at risk, and you could be next. Honestly, in a world where there is no hope, how do you hope to survive? Find out for $3.99.

DC COMICS

Action Comics #870

Brainiac” reaches its conclusion, which means the big Superman storyline, “New Krypton,” is just one month away from kicking off. Folks, I promise you won’t want to miss the start of this bold new direction for the Superman titles. Not to mention the always superb Geoff Johns writing, and the tremendous pencils of Gary Frank. You definitely need this $2.99 comic on your buy pile.

Detective Comics #849

Damn, last issue really tugged on the ol’ heart strings didn’t it? Dustin Nguyen has been putting out some top notch pages to compliment Paul Dini’s story. The Bat-world is about to get turned upside down, so make sure to grab this $2.99 comic to stay in the know.

Gears of War #1

Yes, it’s a video game tie-in. But it has to be better than Halo Uprising. Right? Well, at least, it has to be as good as the Halo comic. Which actually wasn’t all that good. Okay, scratch that. The thing that this comic has going for it is the creative team of Josh Ortega (who actually wrote Gears of War 2) and Liam Sharp. It may not be your cup of tea, but just give the $3.99 comic a try before condemning it completely.

Green Lantern #35

The final part of “Secret Origin” hits shelves this week. You’re not going to want to miss out. Especially since you’re already reading this every month anyway, right? $2.99.

Green Lantern Corps #29

This issue begins the prelude to “Blackest Night.” Honestly, if you think I’m letting you walk out of your local comic shop without picking this up, you are sadly mistaken. You may not be able to see me, but trust me, I’ll know if you didn’t pick up this book for $2.99.

Secret Six #2

With a cover featuring Catman versus Batman, you better believe I’m picking it up. That, and the Gail Simone story with Nicola Scott art make this $2.99 comic a must buy.

Wonder Woman #25

Oh, come on. Just give it a try. I know there’s some of you out there you think Wonder Woman isn’t a very compelling protagonist, but if creators like George Perez, Adam Hughes, Gail Simone, and Greg Rucka think she’s a strong character, maybe it’s time you rethought your stance. Try it out for $2.99.

MARVEL COMICS

Dead of Night: Devil Slayer #2

The first issue was pretty cool, and I’m looking forward to even more of the Devil Slayer story this week. Chris Samnee really shines on this title, and you’d be a fool to miss out on this. It’s $3.99, but so far, it’s been worth the price of admission. I’m betting this issue won’t disappoint.

Invincible Iron Man #6

Every month, this book is a must buy. I’m no longer going to try and sell you on it. Matt Fraction and Salvador LaRocca are more than enough reason for you to spend $2.99 on this comic every time it’s on the shelf.

The Stand: Captain Tripps #2

I’m really going to have to read the actual book. The first issue really made me regret not having done so already. Either way, I’m picking this up. I’m not usually one for adaptations, but Mike Perkins’ art certainly helped twist my arm. If you’re a fan of Stephen King, or just The Stand, you’re already picking this up. If you haven’t read the book yet, this is a perfect way to get into it. It’s just $3.99. Totally worth it.

Trade Paperback/Hardcover of the Week

The Punisher (MAX) Volume 10

This trade collects the final story arc of the spectacular Garth Ennis run on this book. “Valley Forge, Valley Forge,” is an amazing look into what it truly means for Frank Castle to be the Punisher. If you’ve never read any of Ennis’ work involving the Punisher, don’t worry. This storyline does an excellent job of being very accessible to new readers. All you need to know is the book is $16.99, and you need to have at least this one collection of Ennis’ run in your personal library.

See you next week.

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