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What to Watch for Wednesday

Posted by Luke Brown On July - 6 - 2011

For comics shipping 07.06.11 or The Week You Needed A Bigger Boat. 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

Flashpoint #3 – $3.99

The mid-point of DC’s big continuity change arrives this week, and though there are some things about revamping an entire universe that appeal to me, I’m just not sure what to think about what DC is doing yet. Flashpoint has been interesting so far, but nothing has happened that’s made me a believer so far. Maybe this is the issue that will win me over completely.

Secret Six #35 – $2.99

Just two issues left of the greatest comic about super villains ever made. Gail Simone and Jim Califiore’s delightful deviants will be missed, but I can’t wait to see how the creative team sends the Six off in style.

IMAGE COMICS

Shinku #2 – $2.99

I really dug the first issue of this book, and having already read the second issue (review coming later), I can tell you it only gets better. Lee Moder’s interiors are just perfect, and Ron Marz is really letting loose with action and violence. It’s a beautiful thing.

MARVEL COMICS

Criminal: The Last of the Innocent #2 – $3.50

Any week you can get your hands on a new issue of Criminal is a good one. Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips continue to do some of the best work of their respective careers with this series, and this most recent tale is no exception. I have a feeling we’ve only just begun to see what these two are capable of with this book, but I can’t wait to see just how dark an alley Bru and Sean are leading us down.

Fear Itself #4 – $3.99

Two issues into Marvel’s big summer throwdown, and I really don’t know what it’s all about yet. I know Bucky is dead again, and that kind of sucks, but it was really only a matter of time until they had to get Steve Rogers back in the costume. Anyway, I trust Matt Fraction whole-heartedly to deliver, and Stuart Immonen’s artwork has been absolutely amazing each and every page.

Trade Paperback/Hardcover of the Week

Gotham Central, Book Two: Jokers and Madmen – $19.99

I’ve praised this book ad nauseum before, and as one of my favorite comic books of all time, I’ll gladly praise it some more. Gotham Central is a brilliant take on normal people in a super-powered world. How do the actual police cope with maniacs like the Joker running around when Batman is off somewhere else? The depiction of the GCPD is one of the most interesting looks at the DC Universe DC has ever published. This trade, which collects some of the series’ best issues, focuses on the Joker’s machinations of the people of Gotham City. It’s a must buy, and it will have you hooked and hoping for more.

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

 


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