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What to Watch for Wednesday

Posted by Luke Brown On May - 18 - 2011

For comics shipping 05.18.11 or The Week LA Noire Happened. 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.

IDW PUBLISHING

Rocketeer Adventures #1 – $3.99

I love, love, love the Rocketeer. After the huge success IDW had republishing the gorgeous collection of Dave Stevens’ original Rocketeer comics, it only made sense to create an anthology series featuring work from some of the industry’s biggest stars. This first issue includes stories from John Cassaday, Mike Allred, Kurt Busiek, and more. I’m glad to see that there are going to be more Rocketeer stories out there, but I’m also saddened by the fact that this is only a four-issue mini-series. Perhaps sales will indicate IDW should do more, and I hope this is only the beginning of a Rocketeer resurrection.

MARVEL COMICS

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #158 – $3.99

So even though I’m not the most enthused person about this whole “Death of Spider-Man” story (I like Peter Parker, and hate to see him go), I have to give Bendis and the rest of the Ultimate writers some props. They set out to create a world where anything was possible, and they’re really following through on that with this kind of drastic change. The whole universe was only rebooted just a few years ago, and I’m not yet sure what to think of the fact that Marvel is going to reboot the whole line again this summer. However, the creative teams are outstanding, and I’m willing to give them all the benefit of the doubt. Particularly Mr. Bendis, whose work on this title has been consistently great.

That’s all for this week. See you next time.


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