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What to Watch for Wednesday

Posted by Luke Brown On September - 29 - 2009

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For comics shipping 09.30.09 or The Week There Was Only One October. 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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Gotham City Sirens #4 – $2.99

Why did it take so long for Guillem March to get a job working in the American comic industry? Guy’s got talent. Plain and simple. Now look, there’s some cheesecake at work here. There’s no doubt. That said, Dini and March have been making a pretty fun book starring three of the most interesting femme fatales of the DCU. This time, Catwoman, Harley, and Ivy take on the man masquerading as Bruce Wayne. Should be interesting.

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Green Lantern #46 – $2.99

The Black Lanterns arrive to deal with the Sinestro Corps. Oh, and Sinestro returns to claim his position back from the power-hungry despot Mongul. Not a single chapter of “Blackest Night” has been lacking action, and Doug Mahnke’s art has been absolutely phenomenal thus far. We’re nearing the midpoint of the biggest event of the year, and you’re not going to want to miss out on this one.

MARVEL COMICS

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Runaways #14 – $3.99

Well that was quick. No sooner does a pretty decent new creative team come aboard does Runaways come to a close once again. This marks the third time the book will be shelved. Temporary as it may be, it’s a shame to see this book go away once more. Kathry Immonen and Sarah Pichelli have done a nice job, and though they’re not going to get a chance to tell all the stories I’m sure they wanted to with these characters, I’m sure their farewell will be just as memorable as the last two times the book was cancelled.

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Secret Warriors #8 – $2.99

Secret Warriors versus the Thunderbolts and the Dark Avengers. ‘Nuff said.

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Wolverine: Weapon X #5 – $3.99

The conclusion to Jason Aaron and Ron Garney’s “Adamantium Men” arc pits Wolverine against Blackguard once and for all. Both creators have really outdone themselves on this story, and I can’t wait to see how insanely violent this conclusion will be. Garney’s just been blowing this book out of the water with each and every panel, and even though Wolverine is one of the most overexposed characters in comics, I find myself eagerly awaiting the next issue of this series.

Trade Paperback/Hardcover of the Week

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Absolute Promethea, Volume One – $99.99

It’s widely accepted that Alan Moore is one of the most revered writers in the graphic medium. You may not always agree with his stance on the current affairs of the industry, but his opinions aside, the man can flat out write. Teaming with JH Williams III, one of the most amazing artists to ever work in comics, Moore created Promethea for his America’s Best Comics line for Wildstorm. Promethea is a tough comic to explain, but it’s also one of most interesting and compelling stories of the last ten years. Centering around a young woman named Sophie Bangs who becomes the modern bearer of the mystical heroine Promethea, the story covers religion, philosophy, history, the future, life, love, and so much more than you would expect to find in a comic book. It truly is a tale that must be read, and the way in which Moore and Williams deliver their opus is a sight to behold. I have all the trades, but I know I’m going to have to pick this up for the chance to witness Williams’ art in this over-sized Absolute edition. There will be three volumes in total, so start saving up for the whole collection now.

That’ll do it for this edition. See you next time.


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