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Posted by Luke Brown On March - 3 - 2009

For comics shipping 03.04.09 or The Week Wonder Woman Got Her Due. 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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I’m a bit out of sorts this evening, so this week’s W2W4W will feature the actual solicitations from the company sites.

DARK HORSE COMICS

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #23

Since Harmony’s television stunt, the ensuing of general vampire-love from the masses, and the destruction of the Scotland base, operations at Slayer headquarters have been somewhat strained. Rogue Slayers – -Simone and her gang — have not been helping Slayer-civilian relations with their attacks against the military, bank robbing, and occasional snitching at Hot Topic. Now, Andrew has a lead on how to gain intel on Simone’s plans . . . but he has to go to Italy — now! With Xander and Willow busy holding together their Slayer legions Buffy seems to be the only one with an open schedule to act as Andrew’s backup. Hours of travel . . . just Buffy and Andrew . . . Really?

All that for $2.99.

Hellboy: The Wild Hunt #4

The Queen of Blood is rallying her monstrous army and preparing to march against the human race, and humanity’s survival depends on Hellboy and Alice finding a supernatural army of their own. But the monsters Hellboy has killed over the years had powerful friends, and a vicious horde out for revenge has lured the pair into a trap. Now Hellboy and Alice’s only hope for survival rests with three strange little birds, and their even stranger mistress.

You’re not going to miss out on this $2.99 book, are you? I thought not.

DC COMICS

Secret Six #7

It’s the big finale of the first arc and a punishing battle royal, Gotham City style, as the bloody, ragged remains of the Secret Six fight their way through throngs of Gotham City heroes and villains. And when the dust finally settles, the man pulling the strings of this whole affair will finally be revealed! Guest stars, betrayals and bad taste galore in this powerful issue!

$2.99 for Simone and Scott? Done deal.

IMAGE COMICS

Killer of Demons #1

Hell has invaded Earth, and only one man can stop it… junior account executive Dave Sloan, aka the Killer of Demons! With an angel at his side, Dave can see the demons that have infiltrated our world… and they all have to die! But these ‘demons’ are mostly Dave’s co-workers at the office or people that annoy Dave in some way, leading him to believe that he’s gone totally insane. Or has he? Now Dave must fight to survive and find out the truth… is he a whacked out mass murderer, or the last hope the world has against the forces of Hell?

One of the co-creators of X-23 and the artist responsible for Atomic Robo? $3.99 you say? Consider it bought.

MARVEL COMICS

Agents of Atlas #2

Norman Osborn’s shadow government looks to pull ahead in the arms race with the help of the Atlas Foundation and the Uranian weaponry of the world’s most bizarre defense contractor, Marvel Boy! The dark contacts grow even more solid when Jimmy Woo meets his understudy – Temujin, the son of the Mandarin! How does this all connect to one of the Agents’ 1958 missions? Access M-11′s datahold and find out!

Don’t miss out on the best new series of 2009. Yeah, I’m calling it, so what? Grab it for $2.99.

Daredevil #116

Nearly two years ago, the Kingpin left America to try to build a new life and find a new purpose for himself. Is that new life now coming to the attention of old enemies? And how does this connect to Matt Murdock and his troubles in New York with Lady Bullseye? Find out in this prelude to the new epic – RETURN OF THE KING. Reteaming four-time award-winning best writer Ed Brubaker with groundbreaking artist David Aja for the first time since their work on the cult sensation IMMORTAL IRON FIST!

Wait, wait, wait. David Aja’s doing interiors this arc? You can’t hand over your $2.99 fast enough, I’m telling you.

New Avengers: The Reunion #1

In the wake of SECRET INVASION, Mockingbird is alive and has returned to Earth after being held captive by the Skrulls. Ronin, her estranged husband, volunteers to help her adjust to her new life as a member of the new Avengers, but some old wounds run too deep. And what deadly secret did she bring back with her that could tear them, and the world, apart once more? It’s high-octane action and intrigue as the Mr. & Mrs. Smith of the Marvel Universe take on one of the biggest threats in the world…and each other!

Writer Jim McCann is good people. Artist David Lopez ain’t so bad himself. Check out this $3.99 book, or you’re doing yourself (and Mockingbird) a huge disservice.

War of Kings #1

In the aftermath of the Secret Invasion, Black Bolt has led the Inhumans on a shockingly savage path to restore their strength and security. But that path has brought them into direct confrontation with the Shi’Ar Empire – and their mad ruler Vulcan! Who will get in the first strike? Who will fall on the bloody battlefield? Who will rule? The Imperial Guard, the Starjammers, the Inhuman Royal Family and more of your favorite sci-fi characters are locked on a collision course…and it all starts here! Join the acclaimed team of Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning (NOVA) and Paul Pelletier (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY) for a pivotal turning point in Marvel’s cosmic history!

Book of the week. Hands down. Add it to your buy pile for $3.99.

There’s no trade paperback this week. Use that extra cash to grab yourself a copy of DC’s latest animated feature, Wonder Woman. It’s totally worth it.

That’s all for this week. See you next time.

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