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What to Watch for Wednesday

Posted by Luke Brown On June - 8 - 2011

For comics shipping 06.08.11 or The Week E3 Returned. 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

American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest #1 – $2.99

Artist Sean Murphy joins regular writer Scott Snyder for this new mini-series set during WWII. Snyder’s unique take on the history of vampires in our nation made this a purchase already, but adding Sean Murphy on art makes this the easiest buying decision I’ve ever had.

Batman: Arkham City #2 – $2.99

If you weren’t already super-hyped up for the video game after seeing the footage released from this year’s E3, then let this comic do all the work. Easily one of the most eagerly anticipated video games of the year, Batman: Arkham City has the potential to be the greatest superhero video game of all time. This comic is setting up that world quite nicely, and Carlos D’Anda is just killing it on interiors here.

MARVEL COMICS

Mystery Men #1 – $2.99

I’ve been waiting for this book ever since it was announced earlier this year, and now that it’s finally here, I’m stoked. Period piece superhero stories don’t always work, but Mystery Men has a solid creative team behind it, so I’m eager to see whether or not this book turns out to be Marvel’s Watchmen-lite or something else entirely.

Trade Paperback/Hardcover of the Week

Batwoman: Elelgy – $17.99

I’ve recommended this story literally dozens of times before, but now that it’s available in trade paperback form, I expect just about everyone to add it to their library. Greg Rucka and JH Williams III absolutely blow the doors off of comics with their take on Batwoman, and you’d be a complete fool not to read this. With JH returning to helm and draw the Batwoman comic this September, this is the perfect time to get caught up on DC’s best new character.

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


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