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What to Watch for Wednesday

Posted by Luke Brown On April - 6 - 2010

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For comics shipping 04.07.10 or The Week Everything Got A Little Brighter. 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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Buffy the Vampire Slayer #34 – $2.99

Well, even though I knew the answer, the question has now changed. I’m not entirely sure what to expect over the course of the next few issues, but I can definitely say it’s going to be interesting. I’m especially curious to find out just how Season Eight is going to end with regards to a possible Season Nine. One thing at a time though, I suppose. Let’s just see how this whole Twilight thing plays out.

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Demo, Volume 2 #3 – $2.99

A woman with OCD so severe, she has Post-it notes covering nearly every inch of her daily life. Suddenly, new notes appear, changing her path drastically, and possibly altering her life forever. Another stand-alone story from the brilliant minds of Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan that’s sure to be one of the most unique perspectives on this particular condition. Definitely worth checking out.

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Turf #1 – $2.99

Vampires. Aliens. Prohibition-era America. Normally, I’d probably be turned off by two of those three qualifications, but everything I’ve seen about this book thus far has my interest piqued. That, combined with Tommy Lee Edwards art is enough to have me sold completely. Image has a pretty decent track record for new books as of late, and I’m betting on this book to continue that trend.

MARVEL COMICS

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S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 – $3.99

Jonathan Hickman rewrites what we thought we knew about Marvel’s Strategic Hazard Intervention, Espionage Logistics Directorate. Taking us all the way back to the beginning of civilization as we know it, Hickman, teamed with artist Dustin Weaver, shows how since the dawn of man, there has been a”shield” protecting humanity. Hickman alone was enough to sell me, but the concept is very interesting, and I can’t wait to see how it all pans out.

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Ultimate Comics X #2 – $3.99

It’s all about the Art Adams art. Though I will admit the story did have me mildly interested, there’s simply no reason to buy this book other than the tremendous interior art. Believe me, your $3.99 is well spent.

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Wolverine: Weapon X #12 – $3.99

So an army of Deathloks are trying to eliminate heroes in the future before they’re even born? And Captain America is on their list? Add a dash of Wolverine to the mix, and you’ve got one fist fight that I’d pay any price to see. Plus, you know, with the great scripting by Jason Aaron, and the kinetic pencils of Ron Garney, you’re going to be getting a quality product.

Trade Paperback/Hardcover of the Week

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Area 10 – $19.99

Christos Gage and Chris Samnee team for this original graphic novel in Vertigo’s Crime line about a serial killer, trepanation, and the cops trying to solve the case. I enjoy many of Gage’s stories, and Samnee has been one of my favorite artists for years. Seeing the two of them team for a story in one of the best comic book lines of the last five years has me super-excited. I love everything about the Vertigo Crime line so far, and each of the stories has been vastly different, and they’ve all been worth the semi-steep fee. If you haven’t checked out any of the books thus far, this is the place to start.

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