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What to Watch for Wednesday

Posted by Luke Brown On April - 19 - 2011

For comics shipping 04.20.11 or The Week Portal 2 Almost Caused This Column To Not Be Written. 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

Dark Horse Presents #1 – $7.99

One of the most celebrated anthologies of all-time returns this week, and it is jammed full of content from some of the industry’s greatest creators. There’s new work from Neal Adams, Howard Chaykin, Paul Chadwick, a new Finder story from Carla Speed McNeil, Richard Corben, and to top it all off, a preview of Frank Miller’s Xerxes (the prequel to 300). If that’s not worth eight bucks, I don’t know what is. This is just the thing Dark Horse needs to get back into the creator-owned game, as they’ve been losing ground to Image and IDW for far too long.

DC COMICS

Green Lantern #65 – $2.99

“War of the Green Lanterns” continues this week, and it looks like things are about to start getting interesting. At least, I hope that’s what’s going to happen. The storyline thus far has been less engaging than I had hoped, but that’s what happens when you follow up two phenomenally successful stories (“Sinestro Corps War” and “Blackest Night”) with something that just isn’t up to that level.

Green Lantern Corps #59 – $2.99

Well, if you were wondering who the mystery shadow man was on the cover to the comic above, wonder no more. Apparently all the Earth-based GLs are slinging rings of a different flavor. Somehow though, Jon gets the short end of the costume stick, and is forced to dress in his old military clothes… only purple indigo. He looks like he’s about to head to a Prince concert in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, Kyle is working on his best Invincible impersonation. Did somebody tell Kirkman he was crossing over with DC? Man I hope this chapter of “War of the Green Lanterns” is good because this cover is pretty ominous.

ONI PRESS

The Sixth Gun #11 – $3.99

For almost a year now, Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt have been delivering the goods. The Sixth Gun is not only one my favorite books being published today, but it’s also continuing to hold the fort down as one of the few monthly comics published by Oni Press. Whereas other titles are perfectly suited to the mini-series and digest style Oni has made its name publishing, Bunn and Hurtt return month in and month out to publish one of the finest full-color monthlies published anywhere. If you’re not reading this book, you hate comics. There. I said it.

That’ll do for this week. Be sure to check back this weekend for our weekly digital comic picks in Let’s Get Digital.


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