For comics shipping 02.24.10 or The Week The Justice League Traveled To New Worlds. 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.
Batman and Robin #9 – $2.99
The pulse-pounding adventure “Blackest Knight” continues this week with what’s sure to be another stellar issue from Grant Morrison and Cameron Stewart. It’s a shame Mr. Stewart’s only going to be on this book for this particular arc because his pages have been an absolute joy to read. I’ve always been a big fan of his art, but with this latest storyline, he’s been doing some of the best work of his career.
Blackest Night #7 – $3.99
The penultimate issue of DC’s best comic event of the last five years hits shelves this week, and there’s absolutely no excuse for not picking this up. Ivan Reis is single-handedly redefining what readers should expect from a comic artist, and Geoff Johns is continuing his amazing run on one of comic’s greatest underappreciated heroes. Just when you think Green Lantern comics can’t possibly be any more awesome than they already are, a creative team like this comes along and proves that we’ve yet to see all that comics have to offer us.
Northlanders #25 – $2.99
Brian Wood and Leandro Fernandez are currently working on the defining storyline for this short-lived title. Epic, heart-wrenching, suspenseful, and action-packed, “The Plague Widow” is one of the best arcs Wood has ever written, and will be pretty damn tough to top. I can’t sing this book’s praises enough, and if you haven’t been taking my advice about reading this book every month, you must start reading Northlanders now. Pick up the other four parts of this story at the shop tomorrow, if you haven’t already, and get caught up in the wonder.
Choker #1 – $3.99
Here’s all you need to know: Ben Templesmith draws a comic about a hard-luck detective given another shot, pending he can close a case about a powerful drug, and the dealer that sells it. Judging by the five-page preview, this is going to be one mini-series you won’t want to miss.
King City #5 – $2.99
Brandon Graham’s sci-fi mystery continues to deepen, and even though I’ve got absolutely no idea where this story is going, I’m hooked on finding out what happens next. After reading just one issue, you will be too.
Marvels Project #6 – $3.99
The history of the Marvel Universe is a tricky thing for people who haven’t been reading comics for a long time. Hell, it’s tricky even for those of us who have. Thankfully, Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting are here to re-establish the origins of the Golden Age of Marvel for a new generation of readers. There are three issues left (including this one), and I can’t wait to see just how this creative team rewrites the world in their own vision.
That’s it for this week. No trades. Use that extra cash to pick up the new Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths DVD. It’s pretty dang good.