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What to Watch for Wednesday

Posted by Luke Brown On December - 22 - 2009

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For comics shipping 12.123.09 or The Week… Well, You Know. 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.

DARK HORSE COMICS

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Beasts of Burden #4 – $2.99

Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson conclude their fantastic mini-series about a group of animals who investigate supernatural occurrences. Books like this don’t come around very often, and when they do, you need to be reading them. Don’t worry if you happened to miss out on the first three issues because each of the books thus far has been self-contained. You won’t regret it.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow – $3.50

What happened to Willow after the destruction of Sunnydale? Joss Whedon and Karl Moline have your answer. All you’ve got to do is pick up this one-shot that ties directly into “Season 8″ to find out.

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Hellboy: The Bride of Hell – $3.50

A young girl has been kidnapped, and the only man who can track her down is Hellboy. Featuring the wonderfully creepy artwork of Richard Corben, and the mythic writing of creator Mike Mignola, this one-shot is guaranteed to cure your Hellboy fix. I know I’ve been jonesing ever since the last mini concluded, and I’m hoping this book can tide me over until the next adventure.

DC COMICS

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Detective Comics #860 – $2.99

This week marks the end of Greg Rucka’s collaboration with JH Williams III on Detective Comics, but it won’t be the last time these two work with Batwoman. At least, that’s what the rumor is. Some time next year, this creative duo will be reuniting to work on a full-fledged Batwoman solo book. That’s pretty sweet. Anyway, the conclusion to “Go” is sure to be a stunner, so do check it out.

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Green Lantern #49 – $2.99

Looks like the ghosts of John Stewart’s past will continue to haunt him this month. More importantly, we’re only one month away from the fiftieth issue of Green Lantern, which has me pretty stoked. Normally, I don’t get excited over the prospect of a comic hitting a momentous number, and let’s face it, this day and age, issue fifty isn’t that high a benchmark, but it’s Green Lantern. Oh, and “Blackest Night” is still rocking, so there’s that.

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Northlanders #23 – $2.99

Ever heard of a “deathship?” Yeah, me either. For the purposes of this story, a deathship is a Viking boat whose crew has been ravaged by the plague, and has thus become a floating ship full of death. Of course when these ships contain supplies that a town so desperately needs, will anyone be brave enough to venture on board to retrieve them?

MARVEL COMICS

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Criminal: The Sinners #3 – $3.50

Just look at that cover. Doesn’t it catch your eye? It makes you want to find out just what’s going to happen inside. Brubaker and Phillips continue creating fascinating stories that beg to be read. You don’t want to miss out on any more of them, do you?

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Fantastic Four #574 – $2.99

It’s Franklin Richards’ birthday. If he were any normal child, there wouldn’t be anything exceptional about this story. But Franklin Richards is the son of Reed Richards and Sue Storm. His birthday is going to be anything but ordinary. Check out this issue, which by the way would be perfect for those of you who were looking for a good jumping on point.

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Spider-Woman #4 – $2.99

You know, I hadn’t realized that Spider-Woman was British until I watched the motion comic. Completely changed the character for me. I’m curious to see just how far Bendis and Maleev are going to take Ms. Drew, and hopefully this issue will shed a little more light on just what type of woman she is, and what she hopes to accomplish.

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Wolverine: Weapon X #8 – $3.99

Wolverine is trapped inside a sanitarium, and he isn’t quite sure who he is anymore. By the looks of this cover, it seems that he’s going to remember that he’s the best he is at what he does. And that’s going to entail killing a whole lotta people once he wakes up from his trance.

RADICAL PUBLISHING

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The Last Days of American Crime #1 – $4.99

Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini suppose a world where crime is about to be extinguished by a signal created by the government that won’t allow people to willingly commit an unlawful act. Unfortunately, the press breaks the news a few days early, giving Graham Brick a short window to turn one more heist into the last crime in history. Sixty-four pages of futuristic fiction from the man who brought you Fear Agent and XXXombies. Saddle up.

No trades this week, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t buy something I previously recommended as a gift for someone.

See you next week.


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