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What to Watch for Wednesday

Posted by Luke Brown On November - 26 - 2008

For comics shipping 11.26.08 or The Week We Were Most Thankful. 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 #19

It may be a little late, but the conclusion of the Buffy/Fray team-up, “Time of Your Life,” is sure to rock the Buffy-verse to the core. I don’t think I’ve been looking forward to any issue as much as I’ve been looking forward to this one. It’ll be sad to see Karl Moline go, but if that means next month Georges Jeanty returns, it’s a price worth paying. I’m pretty sure this $2.99 book is going to set the tone for the next few months of Buffy comics, so don’t miss out.

The Umbrella Academy: Dallas #1

Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba return to the series many sites, professionals, and critics (including me) called the best new series of last year, The Umbrella Academy. Folks, I’m going to level with you. If you’re not reading this book, you hate comics. It’s that simple. You owe it to no one but yourself to read this book. Ba’s art is brilliant, and Way’s writing is just about as good as you can get. Team the two together, and you have a $2.99 book that will have you addicted from the opening page. You need to read this.

DC COMICS

Batman #681

Finally, the conclusion to “Batman RIP” arrives. I have no idea what’s going to happen, but it’s sure going to be interesting to find out. While Morrison’s run has been a little hard to keep up with lately, you can never count him out on delivering a satisfying conclusion. Find out how it all ends for $2.99.

DMZ #36

People, I know that some of you still aren’t reading this book, and it’s a shame. Brian Wood’s stories deserve your attention, and the only book of his you need to read more than this is Northlanders, but I’m getting ahead of myself. Reporter Matty Roth is caught in the middle of a conflict, and no one is sure how it started. One thing’s for sure, it’s going to take a hell of a lot to get out of it unscathed. Do yourself a solid by grabbing this $2.99 book.

Northlanders #12

Speak of the Devil and he shall appear. Northlanders is quite possibly the best book on the shelves you’re not reading. I know you’re not reading it because the sales are pretty damned low. We need to rectify this so that the book can continue. It doesn’t matter where or when a story takes place, Brian Wood is capable delivering a story worth reading. I’m running out of ways to convince you to buy this. Just give this $2.99 book a shot. You won’t regret it.

Superman #682

Another part of the “New Krypton” saga hits shelves this week. James Robinson may have almost left the book (according to rumor), but he’s still here for now, and if you aren’t familiar with his writing, maybe it’s time you started getting acquainted. Besides, it’s Superman, and it’s good. Check it out for $2.99.

Wonder Woman #26

It’s finally time for “Rise of the Olympians.” Aaron Lopresti returns to team with Gail Simone on this arc which will be introducing the DCU to the Manazons. When the Gods decide the Amazons just aren’t cutting it anymore, they call in the Manazons to eliminate the threat. At least, I think that’s what’s going to happen. Find out with me for $2.99.

MARVEL COMICS

Captain America #44

By now you should just know that when Captain America is on the stands you are buying it. There’s no question.

Daredevil #113

This “Lady Bullseye” arc is surprisingly good. I don’t know why I’m surprised that Ed Brubaker and Michael Lark are able to deliver a solid story. Those two have been superb on just about everything they’ve ever worked on. I guess I was just a little wary of another Bullseye character running around. Just goes to show that you should have faith in the creators you like. Put your faith in Bru and Michael for $2.99.

Guardians of the Galaxy #7

A new story starts here, and I’d like everyone to pick this issue up. You won’t know how much you end up liking this book until you start reading it. Andy Lanning and Dan Abnett haven’t done much wrong, and there’s no indication they’re going to start now. It’s only $2.99, and you’re going to thank me later. C’mon, it’s big space adventure, how can you not want to read this?

Runaways #4

This book is just as good as when the series creators Brian Vaughan and Adrian Alphona were at their best, so when I tell you Terry Moore and Humberto Ramos are doing good things on this book, you should believe me. Maybe it’s because I’ve been there since the beginning, but seeing these characters grow before my eyes in ways I never got to see teams like the X-Men or Avengers grow, has made this group one of my favorites of all time. Join in on the fun for $2.99.

Thor: Man of War #1

The two Thor one-shots that Matt Fraction and Patrick Zircher have done previously were pretty fucking bad-ass. I see no reason why this one won’t have the same classic feel. Besides, Zircher’s really been knocking the art on these stand-alones out of the park, and you just know Matt Fraction is going to give you a story worth reading. Put your anti-Thor bias aside, and make sure this $3.99 book is on your buy pile.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving. See you next week.

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