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What to Watch for Wednesday

Posted by Luke Brown On February - 22 - 2011

For comics shipping 02.23.11 or The Week Superman Became An Animated All-Star. 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

The New York Five #2 – $2.99

What is it about Brian Wood and Ryan Kelly teaming together that makes any story they tell absolutely fascinating? No matter what the subject, these two have a unique ability to turn topics, genres, and characters that I otherwise wouldn’t be very interested in into compelling reads. Such is the case with this title. A comic about four female roommates in New York isn’t exactly something I’d normally seek out. I trusted in the creative team’s pedigree though, and it paid off in spades. New York Five is anything but your typical coming-of-age story, and has so far lived up remarkably well to its predecessor.

IMAGE COMICS


Skullkickers #6 – $2.99

I’ve just finished reading the first five issues of this humorous fantasy adventure tale, and I’ve got to say, Skullkickers is pretty damn good. This issue provides a great jumping-on point for the uninitiated, and I can’t recommend picking this comic up enough this week. Containing short stories from some current fan favorites like Adam Warren and Brian Clevinger, this stand-alone book should be just the inspiration you need to start reading the regular series.

MARVEL COMICS

Captain America #615 – $3.99

Bucky’s trial comes to a close, and even after reading every single issue of Ed Brubaker’s run, I have absolutely no idea what’s going to come next. Every month this book sets a new bar for itself, and I can’t wait to see what kind of hole Bru is going to have to dig this characters out of next.

Invincible Iron Man #501 – $3.99

The best book currently being put out by any company starts a brand-new storyline this week, which should make it a very good time to start reading Matt Fraction’s and Salvador Larroca’s wonderful revival of one of the smartest men in the universe. Honestly, after seeing the things that Fraction alluded to at the end of last issue, I’m not sure any other comic on the stands is going to be able to come close to the awesome within these pages.

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #154 – $3.99

I think I’m in love with Sara Pichelli. She not only draws a pretty lady, but she also has consistently impressed me with each page and panel she’s drawn while at Marvel. I miss her interiors on Runaways almost as much as I miss that comic. She’s also a wonderful complimentary artist to the other series artist David LaFuente. The two have very distinct styles that work so well together it’s scary. Even if this comic was terrible, which it isn’t (it’s actually quite good), the artwork alone would make it worth that silly $3.99 price tag.

That’ll do for this week. No trade. You should totally pick up the DVD of All-Star Superman though. The movie’s really good.


2 Responses so far
  1. Dave Said,

    Have to say I’m looking forward to Iron Man and Morning Glories this week. I am half way through The New York Four at this point, so I’ll tradewait for The New York Five.

    Posted on February 22nd, 2011 at 9:39 PM

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