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What to Watch for Wednesday

Posted by Luke Brown On July - 14 - 2009

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For comics shipping 07.15.09 or The Week Obama Threw Out The First Pitch. 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.

BOOM! STUDIOS

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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? #1 – $3.99

The inspiration for one of the most revered science fiction films of all time gets adapted into a 24-issue comic book maxi-series starting this week. I’m hoping BOOM!’s adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s vision is as entertaining as the Harrison Ford-starring film. If I get to enjoy some solid futurism every month for the next two years, I’ll be happy.

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The Incredibles #4 – $2.99

The conclusion to the opening story of BOOM!’s interpretation of the Pixar super-family. Mark Waid and Marcio Takara have made each issue a fun read, and I hope that this ending is only the beginning for the Incredibles’ comic career.

DC COMICS

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Blackest Night #1 – $3.99

Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis team to bring comic readers the comic event of the year. While the build up for this event has been happening for more than three years, those of you who haven’t been following the Green Lantern franchise, despite my best efforts to get you all interested, will come to find a book that will show you just how awesome comics can be. This book will redefine the Green Lantern universe for years to come. Don’t miss it.

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Scalped #30 – $2.99

Since a new storyline start here, this just might be the best jumping on point for new readers this book has had in a while. Undercover FBI agent Dash Bad Horse is strung out and paranoid, and now that Chief Red Crow is hunting for a mole in his operation, Dash’s limits are about to be put to the test. Jason Aaron and RM Guerra continue to impress month in and month out, and I for one wouldn’t miss a single panel of the most interesting book Vertigo is currently publishing.

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Wednesday Comics #2 – $3.99

I’ve heard that some people were less than impressed by what DC put out last week. Those people are idiots. In all seriousness, everyone is entitled to his opinion, but the impact of Wednesday Comics goes far beyond sales and new readers for DC Comics. To put it simply, Wednesday Comics is a potential game changer for the industry. If this newspaper style presentation is as much of a hit as many are predicting it will be, it could open up all kinds of doors for independent publishers trying to get their stories out in the most economical way possible. Anyway, don’t miss out on one of the more entertaining books you’ll read this week. Make sure Wednesday Comics is on your buy pile.

MARVEL COMICS

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Dark Avengers #7 – $3.99

“Utopia” continues here, and with Matt Fraction teaming with Mike Deodato you know you’re going to be in for a well-written comic with incredible art. I’m not sure how this fight between the X-Men and the Dark X-Men/Avengers will turn out, but at least it’ll be fun to read.

ONI PRESS

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Resurrection #2 – $3.99

I’m so excited for this next issue of Marc Guggenheim and Justin Greenwood’s series, I can’t put my words together properly. Here’s Oni’s official solicitation:

Mankind’s return from the brink of alien destruction continues! The town of Red Lion, PA is an anomaly. A walled, fortress where rebuilding has begun and hope springs. Unfortunately, things are never that simple. Red Lion has a secret and Ben is determined to find out what it is—or die trying.

Yeah, I think you just might want to pick this up.

Trade Paperback/Hardcover of the Week

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Preacher: Book One – $34.99

For those of you that missed this series when it was blazing a path for the new blood of storytellers at Vertigo, you now have a chance to read one of the most interesting, complex, violent, and genius storys of the last fifteen years. Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon tell the story of Jesse Custer, a preacher who becomes possesed by a heavenly creature which endows him with a power to command people’s wills simply by speaking to them. The man goes on a journey with his girlfriend Tulip, and Cassidy the vampire, to find God. Not spiritually. Literally. This hardcover collection contains the first twelve issues of the five-year long series from Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, and this series belongs in every person’s comic library.

See you next week.


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