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What to Watch for Wednesday

Posted by Luke Brown On August - 17 - 2010

For comics shipping 08.18.10 or The Week Mayor Hundred Retired. 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

Hellboy: Seed of Destruction #1 – $1.00

If you have never read any of Mike Mignola’s Hellboy books before, you should first go stand in the corner for an hour as punishment. You back? Okay. For the low price of just one measly dollar (you can probably find at least that much money in the bottom of your washer), you get a spanking new reprinted copy of the very first official issue of Hellboy. Mythology, science fiction, horror, and humor have never been handled so well together as they are in this comic. If you have read this book before, good for you. Now give it to someone else to enjoy.

DC COMICS

Batman Beyond #3 – $2.99

Reading this comic has reminded me just how much I love Terry McGinnis and the world he lives in. The Batman Beyond cartoon was one of the most interesting takes on a previously existing character that I’ve ever seen in my life, and while I’m glad DC is now considering Terry as part of the DCU proper, I’m disappointed it’s taken this long. That said, this comic is pretty danged good, and if you’re looking for a way to cure that Batman Beyond jones you’ve got, this is the book for you.

DV8: Gods and Monsters #5 – $2.99

I spend a lot of time talking about Brian Wood books in this article, so maybe it’s time you all started taking the hint. The guy can flat out write. Not only that, but this particular book just might be the best superhero story he’s written. It’s a great take on what happens when powered people are deemed gods, and it’s realized perfectly by Rebekah Isaacs. Her art really brings this book to another level, and she’s now become an artist that I will follow wherever she decides to go next.

IMAGE COMICS

Image United #3 – $3.99

Hey, remember when this was supposed to come out in February? Yeah, me too. I’m still going to check it out because I still find the premise of having every artist draw his own characters in a big old jam book like this to be absolutely fascinating. I don’t remember a thing about the story, but despite how late this issue is, and subsequently, how late the next three issues will be, I’m looking forward to seeing how it all shakes out.

King City #11 – $2.99

Just two issues left in this epic of epic proportions. Brandon Graham’s alternate reality/future/planet is a weird and wild place to be, and I’m going to miss this place when it’s all over. Perhaps one day we’ll get to see a one-shot that takes place during those zombie wars we keep reading about.

MARVEL COMICS

Amazing Spider-Man #640 – $3.99

The conclusion to “One Moment in Time.” I accidentally forgot to pick up the second chapter last time I was in the shop, so no spoilers, please.

Marvel Universe vs. The Punisher #2 – $3.99

Jonathan Maberry’s new mini starring Frank Castle got off to a pretty good start in issue one. It appears that the story’s leading to a big Punisher/Spider-Man battle, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I just hope the second issue can keep up the pace the first issue established.

ONI PRESS

The Sixth Gun #3 – $3.99

We’ve got a preview of Cullen Bunn’s and Brian Hurtt’s latest issue for their next horror masterpiece. I love this creative team, and the energy they bring to a book is apparent on page one. If you don’t immediately want to know more about this world and the characters that inhabit it, I feel bad for you. This book is brilliant, and you’re missing out.

No trade this week. Hopefully something good will be available next time.


1 Response so far
  1. Lady Stardust Said,

    Yeah, more Batman Beyond! Fantastic.

    Posted on August 18th, 2010 at 2:37 PM

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