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What to Watch for Wednesday

Posted by Luke Brown On October - 26 - 2010

For comics shipping 10.27.10 or The Week The Dead Walked The Earth. 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

Beasts of Burden/Hellboy #1 – $3.50

Jill Thompson illustrates this special one-shot written by both Mike Mignola and Evan Dorkin. This time around, the Burden Hill animals get a little help from the BPRD’s most famous investigator, and just in time too. It seems since we’ve last seen the supernatural pets, they’ve lost all contact with the Wise Dog Society. Something’s afoot, and thankfully, the awesomely talented Jill Thompson is on hand to visualize it for us all.

DC COMICS

Scalped #42 – $2.99

The fate of a family is decided in the conclusion of “The Unwanted.” I’m not sure who I feel worse for: Dash, Carol, or their unborn baby. Knowing Jason Aaron, the decision isn’t going to come easy, and whatever the outcome is, it’s certainly not going to make things any easier for the characters in this story. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Wonder Woman #604 – $2.99

Will we finally get to see the face behind the horrible fate of the Amazons? I sure hope so. I continue to enjoy this story in spite of Kramer’s inconsistent interiors. It’s so odd, because there are pages where he gets it so right, and then there are pages where it doesn’t look like the same artist is drawing the pages anymore. It’s a shame really, but the story’s been strong enough so far that the uneven art hasn’t ruined the experience that much. Yet.

MARVEL COMICS

Black Widow #7 – $2.99

More sexy espionage goodness from Duane Swierczynski and Manuel Garcia. I can’t wait to not only see what happens next in this book, but in the upcoming Widow Maker mini-series with Hawkeye and Mockingbird. It’s just a shame both books are likely not coming back after that crossover ends. Oh well, enjoy it while it lasts.

Captain America #611 – $3.99

It’s “The Trial of Captain America,” as Bucky must stand trial for his crimes as the Winter Soldier. Court proceedings are nothing new for comics, but with Brubaker at the helm, you know that there’s going to be an honest representation of what would really happen, as well as a few twists and turns that nobody will see coming. Consistently one of the top five books released every month, there’s never been a better time to jump on board.

Incognito: Bad Influences #1 – $3.50

Returning once again for a brand-new mini-series is Ed Brubaker’s and Sean Phillps’ Incognito. It’s a great take on trying to retire from the superhero/villain game, and I look forward to finding out what happens to Zack Overkill next.

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #15 – $3.99

Sara Pichelli joins Brian Bendis this month as the new rotating interior artist (alongside David Lafuente). I loved her work on Runaways, though it was short-lived. I’m glad she’s going to be on a book this prestigious on a regular basis. She’s got a great knack for characters this age, and I’m excited to see what she can do on this book.

Trade Paperback/Hardcover of the Week

Superman: Earth One – $19.99

DC launches a brand-new original graphic novel series titled Earth One this week. Starting with Superman, these books by some of DC’s top talent will update classic characters for a modern day audience. The only other announced title at this moment is Batman: Earth One by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank, but that’s not coming out at least until next year. Tomorrow though, you can get your hands on J. Michael Straczynski’s and Shane Davis’ reimagining of Kal-El for a younger audience. I’m not sure whether or not doing these books as OGNs is necessarily the right way to introduce iconic characters like these to the bookstore teenager, but that doesn’t mean I don’t think the book isn’t going to be good. I just hope it’s at least as good as the early Ultimate comics.


1 Response so far
  1. Lady Stardust Said,

    Wait. A Beasts of Burden/Hellboy crossover? YES PLEASE.

    Posted on October 27th, 2010 at 12:07 PM

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