For comics shipping 02.25.09 or The Week The Watcher Went To WonderCon. 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
The Umbrella Academy #4
Things really started clicking for me last issue, and I’m curious where Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba are going to take these characters. Also, this issue looks like it’s going to focus on one of my two favorite characters, The Rumor (my other fave is Kraken). I’m dying to see what happens next, and the $2.99 price tag is more than worth it.
Green Lantern #38
When we last left off, Hal had turned into a Red Lantern. We all know that’s not going to stick, but don’t you want to see how he gets out of it? Besides, this issue leads directly into next month’s “Agent Orange” storyline. From there it’s off to “Blackest Night,” and I’m pretty sure you all know how I feel about that. Don’t make the mistake of not picking up this $2.99 issue on Wednesday.
Wonder Woman #29
It’s Diana versus Genocide: Round 2 this issue, the fourth chapter of “Rise of the Olympian.” Look at that cover, and tell me you’re not pumped to see that fight. Yeah, it’s going to be pretty sweet. You’re not thinking about skipping out on this $2.99 issue are you? Good. Because you won’t want to miss a moment of this crucial chapter in Wonder Woman’s life.
Captain America #47
Well, that cover looks ominous. $2.99 gets you Brubaker and Epting doing what they do best.
Incredible Hercules #126
A double-sized issue featuring, for the first time, the origin of Marvel’s Hercules. I love this book, and if you haven’t been taking my advice on picking it up every month, this issue should provide a pretty good jumping on point for you. It’s $3.99, but you’re getting a ton of bang for that buck. Don’t miss out on this book anymore.
Last issue left off with the Green Goblin attacking the President onboard Air Force One. I don’t know what’s going to happen this issue, but I’m not going to miss one page of this Andy Diggle helmed book. De La Torre’s art is a nice fit for the book, and I’m definitely looking forward to what he does with this book in the coming months. Be sure to add this $2.99 comic to your buy pile.
Trade Paperback/Hardcover of the Week
Atomic Robo, Volume 2: The Dogs of War
Red 5 Comics’ Atomic Robo is one of the best new books to hit shelves in the past few years. It’s funny, action-packed, well written, and looks sharp. What more could you ask for? For $19.95, you get over 150 pages of World War II sci-fi story that’s sure to leave you wanting more. Which is a good thing since the next Atomic Robo mini-series starts in April. Brian Clevenger and Scott Wegener have created a wonderful new addition to the world of comics that any fan of the medium should be checking out every time it’s on shelves. In the event that you did miss out on Tesla’s little robot that could, now’s your chance.
That should do it for this month. See you next week.
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