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What to Watch for Wednesday

Posted by Luke Brown On January - 27 - 2009

For comics shipping 01.28.09 or The Week A Team Nobody Believed In Played In The Super Bowl. 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 Umbrella Academy: Dallas #3

Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba… you know, I’m not quite sure what to say about this installment. I like where it’s going, but people who missed out on the first series (despite my recommendations) are sure to be a bit confused. Having said that, I think you should still be picking this $2.99 issue up, because you’re not going to want to miss out on anymore than you already did. Also, it’s still pretty danged good.


Batman #685

Paul Dini and Dustin Nguyen continue their Catwoman-hunting-Hush story from Detective Comics. You’re not sold? You have no hope my friend. This $2.99 comic belongs on your buy pile.


Final Crisis #7

Finally, it’s here. The conclusion to DC’s big 2008 blockbuster comes to a dramatic close. Batman’s dead. The world is ending. Darkseid has returned. See how Grant Morrison and Doug Mahnke save the world for $3.99.

Northlanders #14

Brian Wood and Ryan Kelly are knocking this storyline out of the park. Seriously, this book is so underrated that in the event it became overrated, it would still be one of the best books on shelves. You need to be reading this every month. It’s now my mission to get you to read this book. Starting this week, you will be adding this $2.99 to your stack.

Wonder Woman #28

The Justice League versus Genocide. Also, there’s more to the “Rise of the Olympians,” so don’t miss out. Besides, it’s only $2.99, and you know Gail Simone and Aaron Lopresti will deliver.


Captain America #46

You need no other reasons than the title and the team: Brubaker and Epting. $2.99.

Daredevil #115

Feels like forever since an issue of this came out, and right now I could use a little DD in my life. “Lady Bullseye” concludes this week, so be sure to check it out for $2.99. Brubaker and Lark haven’t let you down yet, have they?

Marvels: Eye of the Camera #3

Well, as you can see, the Punisher shows up in Phil’s world this week, and I’m looking forward to the photog’s take on the 70s version of Frank Castle. I’m sure there’s bound to be some other be reveals as well, so this $3.99 book is definitely coming home with me. Will it be going home with you? Yes. Yes it will.

The Stand: Captain Trips #5

Mike Perkins and Robert Aguirre-Sacasa have done a phenomenal job adapting this story thus far, and as the first part of Marvel’s adaptation comes to a close, I’m left in eager anticipation of the next series. You can’t ask for much more than that. Even if you’re not a Stephen King fan, this comic is totally worth the $3.99 price of admission.

Trade Paperback/Hardcover of the Week

Criminal: Bad Night

Another collected edition of one of my favorite series arrives this week. Focusing on a counterfeiter turned newspaper cartoonist who runs into a bit of trouble with a hot dame and her psychotic boyfriend, this trade by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips delivers action, intrigue, and all without breaking a sweat. For $14.99, you’re getting a hell of a story by a hell of a creative team. I’m telling you, if you haven’t been reading Criminal every month, this is a great chance to start.

See you next week.

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