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What to Watch for Wednesday

Posted by Luke Brown On September - 14 - 2011

For comics shipping 09.14.11 or The Week Star Wars Came Out On Blu Ray. 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

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9 #1 – $2.99

Freshly relocated to San Francisco, Buffy is now living in a world without magic and no Slayers. So what exactly is this book going to be about then? I kid. I know “Season 8″ took a lot of flack for how it concluded, but I rather enjoyed it. I’ve been looking forward to this new season, and a possible return to roots for Buffy and the gang.

DC COMICS

Batwoman #1 – $2.99

If it feels like we’ve been waiting for an eternity for this book to come out, you’re right. At least now though we know the real reason it got delayed. No sense in relaunching a book earlier in the year when you know a huge company-wide relaunch is coming in just a few months. JH Williams III did some of the best work of his career when working with Greg Rucka on the Batwoman arcs in Detective Comics. Now we’ll find out if he can write as well as he draws.

Green Lantern #1 – $2.99

I think I was the only one not shocked by the conclusion of “War of the Green Lanterns.” That said, it’s going to be interesting reading a monthly Sinestro solo book. I can’t wait.

MARVEL COMICS

Criminal: Last of the Innocent #4 – $3.50

Just look at that cover, and try to tell me Sean Phillips isn’t a master of getting your attention. This comic is by far one of the best being put out by any publisher, but you already know that because I’ve been saying it every time a new issue has come out  for the past few years. Just buy the damn thing.

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #1 – $3.99

I know they only just relaunched the entire line two years ago, but that was a mistake. I have much more faith in this relaunch. More importantly though, Sara Pichelli is drawing this book. I would buy a comic about the adventures of a roll of toilet paper if she was drawing it. Fortunately for all of us, she’s drawing Spider-Man.

TRADE PAPERBACK/HC of the WEEK

Blue Estate, Vol. 1 – $12.99

If you’ve been reading this column with any sort of frequency over the past few years, you’d know that I absolutely adore crime comics. Blue Estate is only one of my newest infatuations, and it’s quite good. A handful of artists tackle each issue of the story, which so far reads like an incredibly twisted Elmore Leonard novel, only it’s not in Detroit. There’s a wide cast of characters, each working some kind of angle. To what end we have yet to find out. This collection contains the first four issues, which play out like the first third of a much larger plot. The art’s solid. The plotting is tight. And it’s only $12.99.

That’ll do for this week. See you next time pending I can pull myself away from all the extra features on the Star Wars Blu Rays.


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