For comics shipping 06.10.09 or The Week The Latest Tiger Woods Game Consumed My Life. 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.
Christos Gage and Roberto Viacava team to bring you this $1.99 introductory issue to the latest balls-to-the-wall superhero title from Avatar. We’ve all seen the “what happens when a man is pushed too far?” story before, but I trust Christos to bring something new to the mix. Besides, how can you resist this tagline? – Sometimes, a man just needs killing. You can’t. Check this book out.
Anna Mercury 2: Ultraspacial Dreadnought Vanaheim #1
Warren Ellis and Facundo Percio’s red-headed devil mistress returns for another extradimensional adventure. If you’ve not been keeping up with Warren’s work for Avatar press, you’re either a fool or you were actually born yesterday. $3.99 nets you a book from one of the most influential writers of the current comic generation. Don’t miss out.
It’s been a while since you’ve read a decent mystery, hasn’t it? Lucky for you, Mark Waid and Minck Oosterveer are here to revive your interest in the genre. When we last left Catherine, she was hired to help some scientists locate a stolen scale… that was going to be powerful enough to weigh the human soul. BOOM! has been on fire as of late, and there’s absolutely no reason to think this $3.99 comic helmed by the company’s editor in chief will disappoint. Make sure it’s on your buy pile.
Brian Wood once again teams with frequent artistic collaborator Ryan Kelly for the latest arc of one of the most interesting comics on shelves any given month. Kicking off a new story focusing on a death cult living in the Empire State Building. Um, yeah, you better believe you’re picking up this $2.99 book.
Flash: Rebirth #3
This mini-series is running out of time (see what I did there?), and the normally stellar Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver haven’t got very much leeway left. An event comic like this can never be missed, but this one is teetering dangerously close to the edge of mediocrity. Hopefully this $3.99 issue turns it around, and will not only get the story moving, but make some damn sense.
Green Lantern Corps #37
Last issue, Sodam Yat went supernova inside Daxam’s sun. Well, by the looks of this cover, the Sinestro Corps is in for one hell of a fight from some recently empowered Daxamites. Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason continue the build-up to Blackest Night with this $2.99 issue.
Red Robin #1
The “Batman Reborn” line of books continues this week with an all-new series starring… um… somebody as the hero, Red Robin. It could be Tim Drake. It could be Jason Todd. It could be Alfred. We won’t know until tomorrow, but I’m hoping that this book can continue to impress the way that Morrison and Quitely’s Batman and Robin did. I’ve never known Christoper Yost to waste a reader’s time, so you can bet this $2.99 book will be worth yours.
This week the second volume of Marc Guggenheim’s tale of what happens to the world after an alien invasion ends arrives, and I couldn’t be more excited. The first volume not only gave readers a new take on alien takeover tales, it was also damn entertaining. Guggenheim knows his shit, and you’d be a fool to miss out on this $3.99 book the second time around. Yeah, I know you missed it the first time. It’s cool. Just do yourself, and Oni, a favor by grabbing this.
Trade Paperback/Hardcover of the Week
Immortal Iron Fist Omnibus
To properly get my feelings about how incredible this collection of Iron Fist stories is, I’d have to devote more than the ending paragraph of a weekly column to it. Matt Fraction, Ed Brubaker, David Aja, and a handful of other artists make Daniel Rand not only relevant again, but interesting and cool. This book is chock full of mythology, action, adventure, and most importantly, kung-fu. You really need this collection in your library, and even though it’s a $75 book, you’re getting more than 300 pages of awesome. Even if you don’t get this whole shebang right now, at least make an effort to try out the first trade paperback collection. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
That’s all for now, but before I go, I want to remind you that W2W4W will be back on its weekly schedule from here on out. See you next time.