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What to Watch for Wednesday

Posted by Luke Brown On June - 22 - 2011

For comics shipping 06.22.11 or The Week They Done Kilt Spider-Man. 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 #2 – $7.99

There were some pretty decent stories in the first issue of this revived title, and as someone who likes anthology compilations, Dark Horse Presents is a comic I can get behind. You’ve got some nice variety not only in the types of stories being told, but also the way in which they are presented. Sure, there were a few misfires in issue one that are returning for second chapters this time, but I’m willing to give these stories the benefit of the doubt until I see more. 80 pages of comics by some of the industry’s top creators? Sign me up every time.

MARVEL COMICS

The Mighty Thor #3 – $3.99

As if getting to read a Thor comic written by Matt Fraction and drawn by Olivier Coipel wasn’t incentive enough, this month Fraction promises a Sif versus Loki throwdown. That’s all well and good, and Coipel’s Lady Sif is quite easy on the eyes, but what you’re really reading this comic for is Galactus versus Asgard. It’s coming, and that ominous cover only hints at what’s to come.

Mystery Men #2 – $2.99

I really enjoyed the first issue of this mini-series from David Liss and Patrick Zircher. There was just enough mystery, action, and characterization to keep me coming back, and I can’t wait to see what happens this month. Zircher’s interiors are outstanding, and I wish there was a way he could work on interiors more consistently, and on some AAA titles like Invincible Iron Man (let’s give Larocca a rest for a bit) or Captain America. This book is a great look back at an era when heroes were just beginning to figure out what it meant to put on a costume, and Liss does a nice job putting the reader in that world almost instantly.

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


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