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What to Watch for Wednesday

Posted by Luke Brown On December - 8 - 2009

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For comics shipping 12.09.09 or The Week Lost Season 5 Kicked You In The Head All Over Again. 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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Dante’s Inferno #1 – $3.99

Hitting shops this week is the comic book prequel adaptation of the forthcoming EA video game, Dante’s Inferno, which in and of itself is an modernization of the original classic, Dante’s Inferno. I’ve got no idea what to expect, but the art looks really crazy cool, and the book’s being written by Christos Gage, so there’s definitely something to be excited about. Plus, it’s Dante’s Inferno, so how bad could it possibly be?

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Daytripper #1 – $2.99

This ten-series from brothers Gabriel Ba (Umbrella Academy) and Fabio Moon (Cassanova) will follow the life of Bras de Oliva Domingos, an obituary writer who hates his job, and desperately wants to get out from under his father’s shadow. Seriously, these two are among the top talents working in comics today, and to see them let loose on their own creator-owned story has me extremely interested. I can guarantee that this book will not be what you or I expect in the least, and you’re really not going to want to miss out on what is assuredly going to be one of the most critically acclaimed books of the next year.

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Secret Six #16 – $2.99

Black Alice decides she wants to be a member of the Six. Only problem? The roster is sort of full at the moment. That is, unless someone was to be forcibly removed… by DEATH! What’s going to happen? I don’t know. What I do know is Gail Simone rocks this book, and I can’t wait to see what happens next to my favorite band of misfits.

MARVEL COMICS

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Invincible Iron Man #21 – $2.99

Another installment of one of the best book’s being written arrives this week, and with Matt Fraction at the helm, damn near anything is possible. I’m dying to see just how they bring Tony Stark back from being a vegetable, and you’re not going to want to miss a single page of how they do it either.

Trade Paperback/Hardcover of the Week

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JLA: Year One – $19.99

Reprinted here for the first time in ages is the complete 12-issue series from Mark Waid and Barry Kitson which takes a look at the first year of the Justice League of America. This is one of the best reimaginings of a classic story that it’d be damn hard to pass it up. See how the Martian Manhunter teaches Aquaman to acclimate to Earth culture. Watch as Green Lantern tries to put the moves on Black Canary. Find out why these heroes came to be known as the Justice League, and just what makes them all tick. If you’ve never read a Justice League story because you were afraid to be bogged down in countless years of continuity, this is the story for you.

See you next time.


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