For comics shipping 11.12.08 or The Week You Finally Realized Just How Cold November Really Was. 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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The Cleaners #1
I’m completely fascinated by the premise of this book. What is the premise? Glad you asked. Here’s the official blurb:
In the dark tradition of Los Angeles noir, The Cleaners is a terrifying new mystery series about a ragtag team of for-hire trauma-scene cleaners led by ex-surgeon Robert Bellarmine. Contracted with sanitizing some of the nastiest crime and accident scenes in the tri-county L.A. basin, the team battles against what could only be described as the grim, unknowable face of the supernatural. But by focusing on the scientific explanation, no matter how aberrant or extraordinary, they counteract centuries-old superstition to prove things are seldom what they seem . . .
I think they may have something here, and I don’t want you guys to miss out on this potential hit. Check it out this week for $2.99.
Action Comics #871
“New Krypton” continues this week, and I’m sure you don’t want to miss it. From the looks of this cover, we’re going to get a look at Kandor’s version of Nightwing and Flamebird. Things are moving at a pretty brisk pace, and you don’t want to get left behind. Make sure this $2.99 book is on your buy pile.
Detective Comics #850
It’s a double dip of detection this week as this issue comes packed with twice as much story. As Catwoman’s life hangs in the balance, Batman must make a choice, and what does Hush have to say about the decision? Find out when Paul Dini and Dustin Nguyen bring this $3.99 adventure to shops this Wednesday.
Gears of War #2
The first issue was pretty decent, and I see no reason why this issue won’t be as fun. Liam Sharp’s art was solid, and while Ortega’s story won’t win any Eisners, it’s still a bit meatier than the story in the game. Fans of the game, or those looking for a book with over-the-top action, should definitely grab this $3.99 issue.
Green Lantern Corps #30
It seems everywhere you turn, there’s a new Lantern on the rise. “Sins of the Star Sapphire” promises to shake the Corps to their core, and at the same time, we’re rocketing closer and closer to the Blackest Night. You may not like what’s happening elsewhere in the DCU, but you can always count on the Green Lantern books to deliver one heck of a story. Don’t miss this one. Add it to your buy pile for $2.99.
The Stand: Captain Trips #3
This book is pretty cool. I keep promising myself I’m going to start reading the real book, but this busy gaming season has kept me from doing much other than playing games and eating. At least I’ll be able to keep with the last days of humanity with this nifty adaptation. It’s only $3.99, and worth the price for the Mike Perkins art alone.
I bet you thought I was leaving this book off my list for the last few months because I didn’t like it. Well you’ll be glad to hear that wasn’t the case. The book is just three months late. I may need a little refresher course on what happened in the three issues before this one, but Millar and McNiven have been doing a pretty good job with their “Old Man Logan” story. I’ll be getting this $2.99 issue. Will you?
No trades again this week. Things are tight, and I don’t want you to skimp out on necessities just to read some collection that will still be available in a few months.
See you next week.
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