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What to Watch for Wednesday

Posted by Luke Brown On July - 13 - 2011

For comics shipping 07.13.11 or The Week Harry Potter Said Goodbye. 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.

CARTOON BOOKS

Rasl #11 – $3.50

This book comes out on a bi-monthly basis, which is sometimes why I forget to include it on W2W4. I take the blame for you not reading this book. Jeff Smith, who many of you may be familiar with from his previous work on Bone, has been weaving a science fiction story about alternate Earths, dimension jumping, and Tesla. There are some really fascinating moments in this book, and despite the fact that this is the eleventh issue, this is still a great time to jump on board.

DC COMICS

Northlanders #42 – $2.99

When even Brian Wood calls a storyline “the most ambitious” to date, you know you’re in for something special. This issue is the beginning of the end for Northlanders, and the crime isn’t that the book is ending, it’s that you haven’t started reading it until today. Fortunately for you, this mega epic finale is going to take a few months. Do yourself a big favor and pick this book up. You will not be disappointed.

IMAGE COMICS

The Red Wing #1 – $3.50

Jonthan Hickman may be better known for his recent Marvel work, but it was his creator-owned comics at Image that put him on the map. Returning to the world of untested characters and stories for the first time in quite a while, Hickman teams with Nick Pitarra for this tale of time traveling fighter pilots. Need I say more?

MARVEL COMICS

Captain America #1 – $3.99

Well it was only a matter of time until they had to get Steve Rogers back into the role he originated. I’m not all that thrilled with the way Bucky went out, but Ed Brubaker is still going to be at the helm, so I have a lot of faith in this relaunch. Obviously it’s supposed to be a gateway to the Cap comics for those interested in the movie, but Bru hasn’t let me down since he took the book over all those years ago. I expect the same great quality to continue, regardless of who is wielding the shield.

Mystery Men #3 – $2.99

I’ve really been digging this book, and though that’s mostly due to Patrick Zircher’s interiors, David Liss’ scripting has kept me interested. We’re halfway home on this mini, and I can only dream that this is just the start of something new and wonderful that isn’t bogged down by decades of continuity.

ONI PRESS

Spontaneous #2 – $3.99

I really liked the first issue of this book, which was given away during Free Comic Book Day, and I’ve been eagerly anticipating the continuation of the series ever since that day. For those of you who missed out on the FCBD issue, that is also shipping this week at a $3.99 price point. Spontaneous is about a boy who is tracking down a series of spontaneous combustion deaths close to his home. That’s about where the story left off after the first issue, so I’m dying to find out more. You should be too.

That’ll do for this week. Be sure to check back again next time for more of our recommendations.

 


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