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What to Watch for Wednesday

Posted by Luke Brown On December - 9 - 2008

For comics shipping 12.10.08 or The Week I Couldn’t Think of a Clever Place to Put the Watcher. 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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DMZ #37

There’s a new mayor in New York, and you won’t want to miss out on the start of “War Powers,” an arc that will guide us and Matty Roth through the first 100 days of Parco’s administration. Ricardo Burchelli returns to art chores after a brief layoff, and I can’t wait to see what happens. Make sure to be there for this $2.99 issue that is sure to shake the DMZ up.

Final Crisis #5

I feel for JG Jones, I really do. The guy is a phenomenal artist, worthy of being chosen for this “blockbuster” event comic, but the guy just couldn’t get enough lead time to make everything work out. So, DC goes ahead and brings on another incredible talent in Carlos Pacheco, and aside from having one of the best looking books on the shelves, DC has an opportunity to get the book back on track. Then comes the word that scripts are running behind, and the book will continue to be delayed. Well you know what? I don’t care. I can forgive lateness. I can forgive the book for being a bit confusing. DC tried something a bit more ambitious than they realized it was going to be, and I’ll stick by this book to the end to see where it all goes. I hope you do too. It’s worth the $3.99 tag for the art alone.

Green Lantern Corps #31

The Lanterns are taking down Kryb, the Sinestro Corps member who abducts Green Lantern members’ children, all while tensions between the Guardians and the Star Saphires continue to escalate. The road to “Blackest Night” is here, and you’re not going to want to miss out on a single moment. Add this $2.99 comic to your buy pile.

Watchmen #1

Somehow, you, or someone you know, hasn’t read Watchmen yet. I don’t know how that’s possible in this day and age, but it’s okay. DC is reprinting the first issue (for $1.50 no less) so you can enjoy this book in its pamphlet (I hate calling them that) format. Fans of the original work, and newcomers alike, should be picking this up just to have it, if not with the intention of passing it along to get others interested in one of the most defining books of the genre.


Amazing Spider-Man #580

This week, we’re treated to a stand-alone issue written by Roger Stern and drawn by Lee Weeks. Reason enough to buy for me. $2.99 makes sure you don’t miss this book.

Secret Invasion: Dark Reign #1

After the events of the Secret Invasion, the Marvel Universe is a little shaken up. Out of the ashes appears to rise a new Illuminati, featuring Dr. Doom, Namor, White Queen, Loki, the Hood, and everyone’s favorite megalomaniac, Norman Osborn. I’m curious to see what’s going to happen next, and this book looks like it’s going to give me an idea. Besides, how many times have Bendis and Maleev led you astray? Exactly. Pick this $3.99 book up.

Wonderful Wizard of Oz #1

Finally, Skottie Young’s work will be back in stores on a monthly basis. Sure, it’s only going to be for as long as this mini-series lasts, but it’ll be so worth it. Besides, everyone loves Dorothy and Toto and all those other guys. I’m a Tin Man fan myself, but not of the movie one. I’m talking the original story, which this comic is adapting. Don’t leave this $3.99 book off your buy pile.

That’s all for this week. See you next time.

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