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What to Watch for Wednesday

Posted by Luke Brown On February - 9 - 2010

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For comics shipping 02.10.10 or The Week The Northeast Got Buried. 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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Mesmo Delivery – $9.99

Rafael Grampa, whose work I’ve never read, but looks just amazing, brings his unique style to the story of the Mesmo Delivery men, and the adventures they have. This book comes highly recommended from tons of other creators in the industry, and I’m dying to see just what all they hype is about. Now, I’m just hoping there’s a copy left at the shop for me when I get there on Thursday. Stupid snow.

DC COMICS

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Batman and Robin #8 – $2.99

Grant Morrison and Cameron Stewart are back again this week with another chapter of “Blackest Knight,” not to be confused with the massive Green Lantern crossover storyline, “Blackest Night.” Last issue, Dick Grayson Batman was hoping to resurrect Bruce Wayne Batman in one of the last known Lazarus pits in England. By the looks of this cover, it doesn’t appear as if Dick’s plan is going according to… plan. Oh well, at least we’ll get some gorgeous Cameron Stewart art to show us how it all went wrong.

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Daytripper #3 – $2.99

Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon continue their intriguing look back at a man’s life, pondering all manner of philosophical questions along the way. It’s a great read, and the art’s not too shabby either. I look forward to each issue of this wonderfully different series each month, and you should too.

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DMZ #50 – $3.99

Brian Wood’s and Ricardo Burchelli’s series celebrates its fourth year with a momentous issue full of short stories from some of the industries most celebrated talents. The absolute definition of a jumping on point issue, this book will set the course for the four years’ worth of stories in the DMZ, and if you’re not already reading this fantastic look at an alternate American history, now is the time to start.

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Secret Six #18 – $2.99

The conclusion to Gail Simone’s team-up with John Ostrander as the Six hope to take down the recently resurrected Black Lantern Suicide Squad, as well as the current incarnation, for good. Judging by this cover, it looks like Amanda Waller has the answer for those pesky Black Lanterns. The only question is, will it work?

IMAGE COMICS

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Haunt #5 – $2.99

Robert Kirkman, Todd McFarlane, Ryan Ottley, and Greg Capullo wrap up the first arc of this great new comic. If you’re not reading Haunt, you’re doing yourself a disservice as this book is a cool story about a priest possessed by the ghost of his special ops brother, with tons of action, fantastic art, and a creative team that just can’t be beat. You should totally check this comic out.

MARVEL COMICS

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Punisher MAX #4 – $3.99

So apparently Wilson Fisk knows an Amish assassin who he’s hoping will help eliminate the Punisher. Yeah, Jason Aaron’s definitely got some crazy shit happening in this book, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s immensely tough to follow in the footsteps of Garth Ennis, who is pretty much the modern master of Punisher stories, but Aaron’s found a way to put his own twist on the character, and this book is the perfect reminder of just how bad ass this character can be.

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Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #7 – $3.99

Aunt May sure looks like she’s got her hands full, what with a house full of super-hero teens. This book is the reason you’re reading comics. It’s fun. It’s got consistently great art. It’s well-written. It’s pretty close to the perfect series. If I had to cut back to only one comic (not counting Green Lantern/Green Lantern Corps. There’s no way I’d ever drop those two books), this is the one I’d keep reading. Yeah, it’s that good.

Trade Paperback/Hardcover of the Week

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Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E. Ultimate Collection – $34.99

Collected here are twelve of the most fucked up, bizarre, and hilarious issues of a comic you’ll ever read. Warren Ellis and Stuart Immonen team for this offbeat group comic starring some of Marvel’s least famous miscreants, and pit them against the strangest collection of bad guys and insane situations you’ve ever seen or heard of. It’s a phenomenal series, and by the end of the twelfth issue, if you’re not dying for more stories featuring this rag tag band of “heroes,” there’s something wrong with you. Do yourself a favor and buy this. I mean come on, where else will you see a splash page like this:

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Exactly.

See you next week.


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