For comics shipping 03.11.09 or The Week Evil Took Up Residence. 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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Action Comics #875
Greg Rucka and Eddy Barrows usher in a new era in this world without a Superman. Meet two of the people responsible for making sure Earth stays safe from dubious Kryptonians like Zod, Nightwing and Flamebird. I’m excited for this because Rucka’s one of my favorite writers working in the medium, and anytime he takes on a major title like this, you know he’s going to bring it. For $2.99 you’ll also get some excellent art from the underrated Eddy Barrows. This issue would be a good jump on point if you were wondering.
Battle for the Cowl #1
A short and (hopefully) sweet mini-series which will hopefully answer the question, who will be the new Batman? Tony Daniel writes and draws each 40-page issue, and I’m really curious to see how he handles such a major event book all by himself. Find out for yourself for $3.99.
The conclusion to “War Powers” means I’m going to be grabbing this. Surely the status quo of the DMZ will be changed forever thanks to Parco and Matty’s actions. I guess we’ll find out just how much they’ll be changed in this $2.99 issue. If you haven’t been reading this, shame on you.
Green Lantern Corps #34
Mongul vs Arkillo? Arissa and Sodam Yat vs the Sinestro Corps? Yeah, your $2.99 is so going to be worth it this week.
Finally, the past of Magnus is revealed. Whatever this guy’s story really is, he’s one tough mother. This massively underappreciated book by Brian Wood, and for this arc, Ryan Kelly, is a tremendous read each and every month. Seriously, it’s so good, if you made me cut my monthly comic consumption down to one book, Northlanders would be a serious contender for the one keeper. Pick up this $2.99 issue to see what I’m talking about. Then grab all the rest.
Top Ten: Season Two #4
Oh how I wish this book was an actual monthly. Or bi-monthly. Or quarterly. Whatever it takes to get this book out at least four times a year, DC needs to make it happen. Anyhow, in this final issue, everything from the previous three comes to a head amidst a jailbreak. Zander Cannon and Gene Ha show you how it’s done for just $2.99.
Guardians of the Galaxy #11
“War of Kings” is just getting started, and from the looks of it, the Guardians of the Galaxy have some problems of their own. Where the hell did yet another Captain Marvel come from? I’m certainly not waiting to find out. Be sure to grab this $2.99 issue. You’re not going to want to miss one bit of any comic that ties into “War of Kings.”
Immortal Iron Fist #23
Yeah, like anyone expected a journey to the Capital City of Hell to go well. At least Duane and Travel are certainly keeping Danny Rand and the rest of the Immortal Weapons on their toes. But how are they going to get out of this one? Find out for just $2.99.
Invincible Iron Man #11
I really don’t need to keep explaining why you have to buy this every month, do I? Okay, good. $2.99 well spent.
Punisher: Frank Castle #68
Part three of Duane Swierczynski’s “Six Hours to Kill” in which the Punisher takes on Philadelphia. You’re a fool for not reading this massively entertaining book. Besides, how else will you find what the man in black has in store for the City of Brotherly Love? Add this $3.99 book to your buy pile.
The Stand: American Nightmares #1
You had me at The Stand. $3.99.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz #4
Will Skottie Young’s art ever not be awesome? I hope not. I’ve been loving this adaptation, and hopefully you are too. If not, now’s the perfect time to jump on. Make sure this $3.99 book is in your bag when you leave the store. You won’t be sorry.
No trade this week. You’ll be buying enough as it is.
See you next week.
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