For comics shipping 11.04.09 or The Week V Came Back With The Hottest Alien Leader Ever. 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.
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer #30 – $2.99
It’s the conclusion to “Retreat,” as pushed to the absolute limit, and without any magic, Buffy and her army of Slayers must take on Twilight’s forces in Tibet. Last issue left off with Buffy and Willow finding out just what happened to all the magic they gave up, and from the looks of things, the battle and war are far from over. With just about a year left to go in Season 8, you better believe things are only just now getting interesting. Don’t miss out on what happens next.
Greek Street #5 – $2.99
I’ve got no idea where this book is going, but that doesn’t stop me from enjoying every minute of it. Peter Milligan is crafting a world built on Greek mythology that’s only just beginning to take shape, but with the excellent art of Davide Gianfelice pulling everything together, that shape is coming out pretty nicely. The mystery behind Eddie, the rash of murders, and those sirens continues to unfold this week. Be sure to see how it all shakes out.
Secret Six #15 – $2.99
John Ostrander returns for a guest-spot writing this stand-alone issue featuring Deadshot, the character he put on the map. As much as I’ve enjoyed Gail Simone’s writing of this book, and these characters, nobody knows Deadshot like Ostrander, and I’m excited to see just what he has to say about the Deadshot of today. If you haven’t been reading Secret Six, this just might be the jumping on point you were looking for.
Haunt #2 – $2.99
Okay, so maybe the first issue was a bit underwhelming after all the hype surrounding its release, but you know what? Kirkman has proven time and again that he knows what he’s doing, and teamed with an set of artists like Ottley, Capulo, and McFarlane, I’m betting this book is going to start getting real good. It’s only the second issue, so there’s still plenty of time to get on board the Haunt boat.
Captain America: Reborn #4 – $3.99
I’m sure I don’t have to keep telling you to pick this book up, but hey, it can’t hurt. There’s a lot to like about what Brubaker is doing here, and even though solicitations have given away the ending, seeing how we get there is half the fun.
Marvelous Land of Oz #1 – $3.99
The sequel to Marvel’s adaptation of Wonderful Wizard of Oz arrives this week, bringing back the stunning artwork of Skottie Young and the careful adaptive writing of Eric Shanower. I’m not anywhere near as familiar with this story as I was the original, so I’m really looking forward to reading this tale for the first time. Even if it’s only 1/10th as good as the first one, and I have faith that it’s actually going to be better, this mini-series is going to be a great read. Do check it out.
Stumptown #1 – $3.99
Greg Rucka returns to creator-owned work for the first time in a while, and instead of only giving you a few sentences to explain my excitement, and explain why you should be picking this up, I’m just going to point you in the direction of our advance review so that you may get a better idea of just why you need to bring this book home with you tomorrow. You can check out my review, and a 5-page preview right here.
No trade this week. You’re going to need to save up for the coming weeks. Trust me.
See you next time.