The Quarter Bin

Videos, Reviews, and Previews For Comic Fans

What to Watch for Wednesday

Posted by Luke Brown On July - 28 - 2009

watchglhead

For comics shipping 07.29.09 or The Week Hal Jordan Earned His Ring. 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

12058_400x600

Detective Comics #855 – $2.99

Please tell me you didn’t miss out on ‘Tec #854. I would hate to find out you missed one of the best comic books of 2009. Greg Rucka is just getting warmed up on a 12-issue run sure to be remembered, and JH Williams’ art is, to put it simply, stunning. Williams’ talent was never in doubt, but this series has shown that he’s working on another level entirely. I believe there’s quite a bit to like about this book, and once you open it, I guarantee you’ll feel the same way.

12176_400x600

Northlanders #19 – $2.99

In part two of “The Shield Maidens,” we’ll find out just what happens when three women make a last stand against an angry army of invaders. I’ve praised this book countless times, and there’s only so many good things I can say about Brian Wood’s writing. I just hope you’ve finally started taking my advice about reading this book every month.

12095_400x600

Wonder Woman #34 – $2.99

Wonder Woman. Black Canary. Gail Simone. Aaron Lopresti. Yep, this is definitely going to be one hell of a story.

MARVEL COMICS

26288new_storyimage9887603_full

Secret Warriors #6 – $2.99

Jonathan Hickman and Stefano Caselli conclude their grand opening to one of Marvel’s best new books. Be there to see what happens when Nick Fury and his Secret Warriors take on H.Y.D.R.A. and H.A.M.M.E.R and whoever else decides to show up in this action-packed issue.

ultmtm005_cov_col

Ultimatum #5 – $3.99

It’s the end of a universe… for a few months. The Ultimate line ends its first act this week, and while the relaunch is still 8 weeks away, I’m still going to miss these books. At least we’re treated to some insanely detailed David Finch art.

TH3RD WORLD

cover-v01is01

Stuff of Legend #1 – $4.99

People, if you haven’t heard our site, or CBR, or Newsarama, or just about any other comic book opinion site praising Stuff of Legend, get out of the cave you’ve been living in, run to the comic shop, and buy this comic. Seriously, Mike Raicht, Brian Smith, and Charles Paul Wilson III are going to blow your mind when you open this book. My talking about it won’t do the work any justice, not because I don’t believe in this book, but simply because short of showing you what you’re missing, I can’t depend on my words to accurately hype this book. So, I’ll link you to our preview of the book so you can see what all the fuss is about yourself.

Trade Paperback/Hardcover of the Week

jerseygodsv1_cover

Jersey Gods, Volume One: I’d Live And I’d Die For You – $14.99

This trade marks the first time I’ll be reading this story too, but with all the critical acclaim, as well as backing from major comic talent like Mike Allred and Darwyn Cooke, you can be sure Glen Brunswick and Dan McDaid’s is going to be worth the price of admission. Besides, who doesn’t want to read a story about a Jersey girl who falls for a God of War? I know I do.

That’s all for this week. Oh, wait. Before I go, let me remind you to grab a copy of Green Lantern: First Flight, just released on Blu Ray and DVD this week. I can’t help but plug my favorite comic hero.


Add your comment

Young Justice: Invasion – Destiny Calling

Posted by Luke Brown
Feb-8-2013

Avengers: The Children’s Crusade

Posted by David Goodman
Feb-6-2013

The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia

Posted by Sarah LeBoeuf
Feb-1-2013

Young Justice: Dangerous Secrets

Posted by Luke Brown
Aug-17-2012

The Dark Knight Rises

Posted by Luke Brown
Jul-19-2012