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What to Watch for Friday

Posted by Luke Brown On January - 1 - 2009

For comics shipping 01.02.09 or The Week We Usher In 2009, And Boot 2008 To The Curb Like A Cheap Date. 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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DC COMICS

Green Lantern #36

Look at that cover and tell me you’re not interested in seeing GL face off against that big red guy. I thought as much. This issue continues the build towards “Blackest Night” and you’re not going to want to miss out on all the action. Trust me, this is going to be the event of 2009, and for $2.99 you can be there to see how it all begins.

Northlanders #13

Another chapter of Brian Wood and Ryan Kelly’s story of a man and daughter on the run from Viking hunters. Thus far, the story has been pretty cool, and it’s always a pleasure getting a chance to read a collaboration between these two creators. If you haven’t been reading this book, and I’m absolutely baffled as to why you’re not, you had better start. In fact, start with this $2.99 issue.

Scalped #24

And just like that we come to the conclusion of the “Gravel in Your Guts” story. Hands down the best crime book not written by Ed Brubaker, Jason Aaron’s Scalped deserves your full attention. While the end of a story arc isn’t always a great place to start reading, you can bet that your LCS has some back issues for you to grab, making this an easier read. Don’t worry, each one will only run you $2.99, so run, don’t walk to the shop this Friday to check this comic out.

MARVEL COMICS

Captain America #45

Is there any better book available right now? I didn’t think so. $2.99 makes sure you don’t miss out on a single page of this phenomenal tale.

Incognito #1

Taking a break from Criminal, Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips bring us a story of a super-criminal in the witness protection program. Only, he’s not so sure he can handle the normal life anymore. This book is going to be good.  But you don’t have to take my word for it. Just flip through the first few pages at the shop, and you’ll see right away that you can’t afford to skip this $3.50 book.

Marvels: Eye of the Camera #2

Well, the first issue was good if you hadn’t read the original Marvels. For those of us who did, the first part of this sequel seemed to retcon just about everything that happened, and we were left wondering why. As a stand-alone tale, the first Marvels is terrific. This sequel started on the wrong foot, but hopefully this next $3.99 issue can turn it around. I have faith in Busiek and Anacleto to do a great job, and so should you.

The Stand: Captain Trips #4

This book is really good. And even though I still haven’t started reading the original source material (I’ve got plenty of time), I appreciate just how detailed and intricate this story is. I’m looking forward to this book each month, and even though it’s nowhere close to being finished, I eagerly await the complete collection. Be sure to add this $3.99 book to your buy pile.

Wolverine #70

Millar and McNiven continue thier “Old Man Logan” tale again this month, and even though it’s coming out at a snail’s pace, each chapter has been pretty entertaining. We should be close to getting some answers as to what happened to Logan that fateful night anyhow, and as long as this $2.99 book stays as interesting as it has, I’ll keep reading. So should you.

See you next week.

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