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What to Watch for Wednesday

Posted by Luke Brown On October - 5 - 2011

For comics shipping 10.05.11 or The Week Wolverine Fought Rockem Sockem Robots. 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


Action Comics #2 – $3.99

So Grant and Rags have given us a Superman for the new DC that is a bit raw, and a Lex Luthor that’s a bit crazy. I had some high hopes for the first issue, and though they weren’t met, I enjoyed it. It was definitely one of the better first issues to come out of the New 52, and I’m curious to see where Morrison’s going with this new direction.

Animal Man #2 – $2.99

Boy, that first issue really threw me for a loop. I was not expecting any of that weirdness, but I liked it. I can see now why so many people like this Jeff Lemire guy. Travel Foreman’s art wasn’t as stellar as it has been in the past, but I think he’s got just the right touch for a book with such an interesting personality. Very much looking forward to the continued mystery in this book.

MARVEL COMICS

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #3 – $3.99

Bendis is taking his time introducing us to Miles and his newfound powers, and normally I’m not a big fan of such slow-paced storytelling (especially when it’s almost identically paced to the original opening arc of the first Ultimate Spider-Man). However, Sara Pichelli makes everything worth the wait, as her interiors are simply stunning. I can’t praise her work on this book enough, and I hope she sticks around for the long haul.

Trade Paperback/Hardcover of the Week

30 Days of Night Omnibus – $24.99

If you haven’t experienced the awesome that is 30 Days of Night, this collection of the first three trades will suit you just fine. I love Steve Niles’ and Ben Templesmith’s modern vampire survival horror trilogy, and cannot wait for the new ongoing to start. I really don’t want to give much away about the story, as the trilogy is very solid tale from start to finish, but the ongoing saga of the people of Barrow, Alaska is both heartfelt, terrifying, and engrossing. You won’t want to stop reading once you start.

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


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