For comics shipping 08.19.09 or The Week Archie Finally Married Jughead. Or Something. 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.
Power Girl #4 – $2.99
No offense to the wonderfully talented interior artist Amanda Connor, but that just look at that Guillem March cover. It’s so… I’m sorry, what we’re we talking about? Right, Power Girl. Fresh off taking on the Ultra Humanite, it appears that a few beautiful space pirates are want to destroy Earth. You just know PG ain’t gonna let that happen. It’s nice to see creators just let loose and have a blast on a book like Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, and Amanda Connor are with this one.
Wednesday Comics #7 – $3.99
It’s Wednesday, so you can guess that means it’s time for another installment of the weekly series, Wednesday Comics. I’m having a great time reading this every week, seeing creators just have a good time with characters they probably wouldn’t write or draw otherwise, but one nagging question is constantly at the back of my head. How in the hell are they going to collect this twelve week series when it’s finished? I would love an oversized hardcover for my house for my friends to read when they’re over, but where the heck am I going to put the darned thing? These are the things I stay up late thinking about.
King City #1 – $2.99
I’ve never experienced the awesome that is a Brandon Graham drawn comic before, but tomorrow I look to rectify that situation by picking this up. The guy’s art is just beautiful, and if his sequential work is anything like the pinups that I’ve seen, and there’s no reason to think it won’t be, anybody picking this up is going to be in for a treat. Mystery abounds in King City. Find out what it’s all about tomorrow.
Daredevil #500 – $4.99
The grand final of Ed Brubaker and Michael Lark’s run on the man without fear. Just what kind of a mess are they going to leave Matt Murdock in for the new creative team of Andy Diggle and Robert De La Torre? Who cares? I mean, you know it’s going to be a send-off for the ages, so don’t miss out.
Punisher Noir #1 – $3.99
I agree with just about every other blogger out there that the Punisher is the character that needs a Noir book the least. However, nearly every story in the Noir line has been pretty damned good, and offered an interesting take on classic characters that we would never have gotten to see otherwise. I’m looking forward to what Frank Tieri and Paul Azaceta have to offer. You should be too.
Wolverine: Weapon X #4 – $3.99
Jason Aaron and Ron Garney continue their stellar action series this week, and I couldn’t be happier. Truth be told, I never really got into the Wolverine-centric books until Aaron and Garney’s “Get Mystique” storyline. I’m glad the two had such a great time working together that they decided to get back together for this book. It’s Wolverine at his best, and it should not be missed by anyone.
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Atomic Robo: Shadow From Beyond Time #4 – $3.50
So you’re still not reading Atomic Robo? What’s the matter with you? This comic has just about everything you could ever need or want from graphic storytelling. It’s got terrific art from Scott Wegener. It’s got witty dialogue and sharp plotting from Brian Clevinger. It’s got an atomic powered robot created by Nicola Tesla leading a group of scientific adventurers on zany missions. Have I mentioned the hilarious scripting and simplisticly stunning art? I have. Oh. Well then what exactly is stopping you from reading this?
Trade Paperback/Hardcover of the Week
Punisher: Frank Castle MAX: Six Hours to Kill – $16.99
Duane Swierczynski and Michel Lacombe team to bring you the Punisher, Philly style. Yes, old Frank has headed to the city of brotherly love for a little rest and relaxation the only way he knows how: by killing every single person who deserves it. Of course, his motivation just happens to be that he’s been drugged, and was given six hours to complete a task in order to get the antidote. We all know Frank Castle is nobody’s bitch, so he kills the guy who drugged him, and sets out on a six hour tour of vengeance taking in the sights and sounds of one of the most crime ridden cities in America. A must read.
That’s it for this week. See you next time.