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What to Watch for Wednesday

Posted by Luke Brown On September - 28 - 2010

For comics shipping 09.29.10 or The Week You Let The Watcher In. No, Seriously. 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

Wonder Woman #603 – $2.99

I’ve been digging Straczynski’s approach since he took over the book, though I’m less enthused by Kramer’s artwork the more pages he draws. There’s just something awkward about his faces and figures that bothers me. It’s taken me out of the story at points, and with a narrative like this, you need to be completely immersed. I’ll still be following the story since the writing is pretty darn good so far, but I’m really hoping Kramer gets his act together. You can check out a preview of the issue right here.

MARVEL COMICS

Captain America #610 – $3.99

In the five-plus years I’ve been reading Captain America, I don’t think it’s ever been as good as it has these past few months. Ed Brubaker has really crafted one of the finest comics published by any company, and each and every artist he’s worked with has brought something different and valuable to the table. Butch Guice’s interiors are strong, and his skill as a storyteller really shines when working off Bru’s scripts. I’m glad Marvel decided to continue having Bucky stay on as Captain America, and look forward to where his journey takes him next. If you’re curious, we’ve got a preview of this issue to check out right here.

Trade Paperback/Hardcover of the Week

American Vampire, Vol. 1 – $24.99

I’ve been pretty vocal about how much I enjoy American Vampire every time a new issue hits the stands, and for those of you who missed out on the first few issues when they were originally released, now’s your chance to pick them up in one nifty hardcover collection. Spanning generations, the story of how vampires first appeared and became so prevalent in American society is quite interesting. Especially when told by a master like Stephen King. Joined by co-writer Scott Snyder and artist Rafael Albuquerque, King creates a vision of our past that’s not so different than the one we know. Rafael’s art on both stories is outstanding, and really completes the package this book offers. If you’re a fan of King’s, or just looking for a horror story that’s a bit of the traditional beaten path, this is a book worth checking out.

That’ll do for this week. Short and sweet. See you next time.


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