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What to Watch for Wednesday

Posted by Luke Brown On May - 27 - 2009

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For comics shipping 05.28.09 or The Week Before We Found Out Which Video Games Will Be Dominating Our Holiday. Every week I’ll check Diamond’s shipping list to see what you absolutely, positively need to spend all your hard earned cash on at the Local Comic Shop.

AVATAR PRESS

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Ignition City #3

Warren Ellis does dystopian science fiction like no one else. Very few people are capable of crafting characters as desperate, strong, sad, and clever as Mr. Ellis. Luckily, he continues to churn out story after story for the devoted masochist in all of us. Check out the latest issue of his newest series for just $3.99.

DC COMICS

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Green Lantern #41

Another installment of “Agent Orange” from Geoff Johns and Philip Tan arrives this week, and you’d be a fool to miss out on one panel of this lead-in to “Blackest Night.” I know it seems like I’m a bit biased when it comes to Green Lantern stories, but there aren’t very many comics that give you as much for your $2.99 as this one does. Don’t be left scratching your head when DC’s big summer event begins. Pick this up.

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Northlanders #16

Vasilis Lolos joins Brian Wood for this single-issue story about two Vikings facing off in a one-on-one battle. A 22-page deconstruction of Viking combat for just $2.99? Oh, you know you need to buy this.

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Wonder Woman #32

The penultimate chapter of “Rise of the Olympian.” Wonder Woman vs. Genocide to the death. $2.99. ‘Nuff Said.

MARVEL COMICS

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Immortal Iron Fist #26

What will happen to the Immortal Weapons as they try to make their escape from the Eighth Capital City? Find out just what Duane Swierczynski and Travel Foreman have planned for Danny and crew for $2.99.

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Spider-Man: The Short Halloween

First, this book is drawn by Kevin Maguire. That alone is worth the $3.99 price tag. Secondly, SNL alums Seth Meyers and Bill Hader are co-writing the story. Yeah, I’ve got a feeling this one might just be worth checking out. Call it a hunch.

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The Stand: American Nightmares #3

This story hasn’t let me down yet. Everyone should be reading this Mike Perkins/Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa adaptation of Stephen King’s masterpiece. You’ll be getting a ton of story compacted into 22 pages for your $3.99.

Trade Paperback/Hardcover of the Week

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Power Up

No description of this Doug Tennapel story I could come up with would do the actual solicitation justice. Aside from the always entertaining Tennapel art, here’s what you’ll be getting for your $12.99:

From the creator of Earthworm Jim, Creature Tech and Monster Zoo comes the comedic story of Hugh Randolph, a family man down on his luck. He works as a mindless drone at a local printer until he discovers a mysterious video game console that gives him the power to produce endless riches, manipulate his work day, even cheat death.

Better get to the shop early. This one’s going to go fast.

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


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