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What to Watch for Wednesday

Posted by Luke Brown On February - 10 - 2009

For comics shipping 02.11.09 or The Week Saps Everywhere Get Caught Up In Some Silly Holiday. 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

Hellboy: The Wild Hunt #3

Do I need to actual try and sell you on this book? For $2.99 you get Mignola and Fegredo and Hellboy. What more do you want? Hopefully nothing, because that’s all you need.

DC COMICS

Batman #686

Neil Gaiman and Andy Kubert bring us “Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader.” This 2-part story will be bridging the gap between “Batman RIP” and “Battle for the Cowl.” Each issue will be 48 pages, so you will definitely be getting your $3.99′s worth here folks. Besides, it’s Neil Gaiman. Pretty much a no-brainer purchase, am I right? Hans… bubby… this is your dark knight.

DMZ #39

Man, last issue’s cliffhanger of an ending was a doozer. Brian Wood continues to knock it out of the park on this book every month. I don’t see that changing this issue. Besides, you want to know what’s going to happen to all that gold just as much as I do. It’ll only take you $2.99 to find out.

Green Lantern Corps #33

Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason make this book one of the best to come out every month. Now that things are starting to kick into high gear, and rocket us towards the start of “Blackest Night” you had better believe it’s going to be a must read every month from here on out. As if it wasn’t already. Be there to see what happens when Mongul arrives to lay claim to the Sinestro Corps. For $2.99, you know I’ll be there.

Scalped #25

Two years strong, and this book is still kicking ass. A new story-arc kicks off here, and if you haven’t been reading this book based on my recommendations for the past year, what the hell is wrong with you? Seriously, between this and Criminal, you have two of the absolute best modern crime stories in any medium. MIssing out on either of them is an insult to the creators. Don’t keep making that mistake. Pick up this $2.99 issue.

MARVEL COMICS

Incognito #2

All you need to know about making this purchase in right there on the cover: Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips. Oh, and the $3.50 price tag. No, seriously, that’s it.

Thor #600

So they’re sort of cheating on the numbering, but whatever. As long as the story is good (which it will be), and the art is great (it is), I don’t care what number is on the outside of a book. It’s a momentus occasion, and Marvel’s bringing out the big guns (including Stan Lee) to rejoice in Thor making it to his 600th issue. For $3.99 you can join in on the party.

Wonderful Wizard of Oz #3

To quote artist Skottie Young:

“OZ is the best book in the world. Not just at Marvel, not in comics… in the world.”

Thanks for doing all my work for me. At least I can still tell you the price. It’s $3.99.

Trade Paperback/Hardcover of the Week

All-Star Superman Vol. 2

While you may be burnt out on Grant Morrison now, know that this phenomenal book was put together way before the guy’s brain spilled Final Crisis out. Some of the best non-continuity Superman stories ever written are in this volume collecting the final half of Morrison and Quitely’s run on the book. $19.99 gets you six issues of some of the most acclaimed comic stories of the last five years. If you somehow happened to not be reading this book when it was coming out in singles, now’s your chance to make ammends.

See you next time.

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