For comics shipping 01.21.09 or The Week Everything Changed. 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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Green Lantern #37
“Rage of the Red Lanterns” rocks on this week, and things are about to get interesting. See what happens as the Green Lanterns make their way to the heart of the Red Lantern planet, Ysmault. Look, you need to be reading this book. “Blackest Night” is just around the corner, and I know you’re not going to want to miss out on the awesomeness that it will be. Run, don’t walk, to grab this $2.99 comic.
Wow, that’s weird. Two #37 books this week. Almost never see that happen. Anyhow, “New Krypton” may be over, but that doesn’t mean the ramifications are just now starting to spread. “Who is Superwoman?” begins this month, and I think this story is just the reason to keep reading this book. Besides, Jamal Igle and Sterling Gates have been pretty solid ever since becoming the team behind the page. Pick it up for $2.99, and see just what you’ve been missing.
Punisher: Frank Castle #66
Duane Swiercynski takes the reins for a story entitled “Six Hours to Kill.” It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Duane’s comic work, and his previous take on Frank, the one-shot “Force of Nature,” was a fun tale, so when news broke that he was getting another crack at Marvel’s man in black, and it was taking place in Philadelphia, you had to know it was going to be a must-buy. You did know that right? Well, Frank’s been injected with a poison that leaves him with 6 hours (duh) to find the men who did it. Don’t pass up a chance to watch the Punisher do his thing in the city of the World Fuckin’ Champs.
It’s a few years old. Didn’t really find a proper audience. But Marvel is re-releasing the two issues as one for $4.99 now in hopes that the more realistic approach the book took to the Marvel U will be more popular. Oh, and it was written by this guy… Warren Ellis. Maybe you heard of him. He’s pretty good. Especially at all this superhero deconstruction stuff. This is definitely a must buy if you missed it the first time around. Which should be just about everyone. Happy reading.
Spider-Man Noir #2
Loving these noir books. That cover just sells it for me. Should sell it for you too. $3.99. Don’t miss out.
Trade Paperback/Hardcover of the Week
Secret Invasion: Captain Marvel
What can be said about this book that I haven’t said already? Nothing. So, if you missed it, here’s what I said about this book previously:
… Brian Reed and Lee Weeks not only turned in one of the better Secret Invasion tie-ins, they also brought back a long-dead character with dignity and class… illustrated by one of my personal favorite artists of all time, Lee Weeks. Reed’s script was made all that much better thanks to Weeks’ strength as a storyteller. It’s a shame he doesn’t work on a monthly, but just like Brian Hurtt, the wait between projects is more than worth it. – Comics of the Year
Lee Weeks is flat-out the man. Brian Reed is a good writer, but what really makes this book is Weeks’ pencils. I don’t know how much more I can do to convince you guys to get this book… Every last panel Weeks draws makes you wish he was working on a monthly book. I’ll take whatever I can get when it comes to Lee Weeks art. Oh, and something relating to Secret Invasion happens here. – W2W4W (03.17.08)
Yeah, so $14.99 gets you in on that action.
See you next week.
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