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What to Watch for Wednesday

Posted by Luke Brown On March - 9 - 2010

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For comics shipping 03.10.10 or The Week Fantasies Got Final. 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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Batman and Robin #10 – $2.99

Andy Clark joins Grant Morrison for the latest storyline in this excellent comic. Cameron Stewart’s art will be missed, as was Frank Quitely’s when he took his leave, but Clark is a more than capable artist in his own right, and I can’t wait to see what he does with this book and these characters.

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Daytripper #4 – $2.99

Another day in the life of Bras, another intriguing story from the minds and pencils of Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon. It’s not exactly clear where this philosophically focused book is going, but the ride has sure been sweet so far. What’s more, is that each book is fairly self-contained, allowing new readers to come aboard at any point. It’s about time you started reading this, don’t you think?

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Secret Six #19 – $2.99

Catman’s past is about to catch up with him, but what will the Six think? Honestly, as long as Gail Simone is writing this book, I’m reading it. That should hold true for you too.

MARVEL COMICS

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Criminal: The Sinners #5 – $3.50

Finally, this whirlwind of an arc comes to a close. Brubaker and Phillips are masters of their craft, and have yet to deliver a finale that didn’t live up to the story that preceded it. I hope you’ve been following this book from the start because this is one conclusion that’s sure to be as gruesome as it is heart-breaking.

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Punisher MAX #5 – $3.99

Another great crime story comes to a close this week as Jason Aaron and Steve Dillon’s opening arc on the relaunched, revamped, and remade Punisher MAX rockets to its stunning conclusion. Crime as we know it in the Punisher’s world is about to change forever thanks to the birth of the Kingpin, and you’re not going to want to miss out on what I’m sure is only the tip of the iceberg of what Aaron has planned for this book.

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Ultimate Spider-Man #8 – $3.99

More great Spider-Man stories from Brian Bendis and Takeshi Miyazawa. I’m sure by now that I don’t have to keep reminding you to pick this book up, but I’ll do it anyway. Pick this book up.

ONI PRESS

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Ghost Projekt #1 – $3.99

Joe Harris and Steve Rolston bring you this sci-fi thriller with Cold War tendencies about a mysterious Russian secret base, and the project that somehow has found its way to being re-opened. You can check out a 13-page preview right here, and after you read that, I’m  sure you’re going to be as sold on the book as I was. Rolston’s art is a big part of why I’m checking this out, but I’m also a sucker for a great espionage story. This looks like it could be the best of both of those worlds.

Trade Paperback/Hardcover of the Week

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Greek Street, Vol. 1: Blood Calls for Blood – $9.99

First of all, this book is terrific. If you’ve ever wondered what would happen if the Greek tragedies of yesterday were reimagined to happen in the Red Light district of London, this is the book for you. The writing is excellent, if a bit confusing at times, and the art is just perfect for a story like this. Secondly, this collection is only ten bucks. I love when publishers know they have a quality product on their hands that could use a bit more regular readers, so when a collection comes out, they price it on the cheap in the hopes of grabbing your sales. It’s worked before for worse books, but Greek Street is truly a bargain at this price, and you’d do well to start reading this immediately.

That’ll do for this week. Hopefully the site will be running at full capacity again very soon, so don’t stray too far.


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