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What to Watch for Wednesday

Posted by Luke Brown On July - 7 - 2009

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For comics shipping 07.08.09 or The Week Six Was Afraid Of Seven. 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.

DC COMICS

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Green Lantern #43 – $2.99

The actual shit may hit the fan next week, but those of you looking forward to what’s sure to be the storyline of the next eight months won’t want to miss this prologue. Dough Mahnke joins Geoff Johns as the new penciler on DC’s most consistently great book, and I know I’ll be adding this book to my buy pile. Of course, that’s true of every month because I’ve been a Green Lantern fan for as long as I can remember. It’s not to late for you to become a fan, too.

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North 40 #1 – $2.99

I’m not exactly sure how to explain this book yet, so I’ll let the solicitations do the talking for me.

Somewhere in Midwestern America was a place called Conover County. When the old book was opened, and the runes therein used in haste and ignorance, a place of farms, simple folk, and small-town dreams became a den of monsters and nightmare. NORTH 40 is the story of those who survived and came to confront an even greater evil on the horizon – one that wouldn’t just consume their flesh, but their souls as well. Heroes arise with power to bring against the dark: Wyatt, an unwilling protector of his former tormentors; Amanda, an apprentice to forgotten arts; and Sheriff Morgan, whose bonds with Conover County go back farther than even he can remember. See where it started, and watch where it’s all going in NORTH 40 #1.

What you need to know is that aside from sounding pretty damned interesting, the book features art by the insanely talented Fiona Staples. This book is going to put her on a lot more radars. Be sure to check it out.

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Wednesday Comics #1 – $3.99

Here’s the deal: For the next 12 weeks, DC will be putting out a newspaper-like comic anthology featuring some of the industry’s premiere talent working with characters that they might never have had the chance to otherwise. Sook, Gibbons, Allred, Gaiman, Risso, Conner, Palmiotti, Bermejo, Kubert… the list goes on and on. This thing is going to be hard to miss at your LCS, and it’s also going to be hard to keep on shelves. Trust me on this one, this comic is going to make the next three months incredibly enjoyable for new and old comic fans alike.

MARVEL COMICS

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The Stand: American Nightmares #4 – $3.99

It’s been a while since I’ve seen this series on stands (0h puns, you’re so delightful), but I’m glad it’s back. Mike Perkins is doing the work of his career on this book, and it’d be a shame if you missed out. Besides, it’s Stephen King by way of Robert Aguirre-Sacasa. How can you go wrong?

Trade Paperback/Hardcover of the Week

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100 Bullets, Vol. 13: Wilt – $19.99

First, this book is only $20 for over 300 pages. Second, 100 Bullets is one of the most impressive modern crime stories ever written. Third, the creative team of Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso create a world so rich and dense, and so full of betrayal and intrigue, it’s hard not to get sucked in. This final volume collects the last dozen or so issues, and for those of us who’ve been reading this series in trade format (me), this Wednesday will be a truly special day. Of course, I’ll be starting all the way back at Volume One in an effort to reassociate myself with the insane amount of storylines, characters, one-liners and gorgeous art. If you missed any of the series, now’s the time to grab the entire run, and read through it in one weekend. Your life will never be the same.

See you next time.


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