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What to Watch for Wednesday

Posted by Luke Brown On October - 12 - 2011

For comics shipping 10.12.11 or The Week We Descended Upon NYCC Once More. 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 #2 – $2.99

I quite enjoyed the first issue of this book as it went back to a more classic sense of Buffy tale. Unlike “Season 8″ where I didn’t know what was going to happen next, and I was kind of worried about it, this season so far has me excited for where it can go. A back-to-basics approach is just what this series needed.

Orchid #1 – $3.50

I’m giving this book a shot because Tom Morello is one of my favorite musicians, and he’s quite smart. Books about dystopian futures where the underprivileged must rise up to end oppression aren’t anything new, but I’m curious to see what is going to make Orchid stand out from the rest.

DC COMICS

Batwoman #2 – $2.99

Do I really need to keep telling you to buy this? It should be second nature at this point. Almost like breathing. Seriously.

The Unexpected #1 – $7.99

Sure I know $8 is a lot to spend on one comic. However, this new anthology book has some really incredible creators working on it, and I’m curious to see what they have to offer in short-form comic narrative. Dave Gibbons, Jill Thompson, Brian Wood, and a handful of others make that seemingly steep price tag almost feel like a steal.

MARVEL COMICS

Captain America #4 – $3.99

That cover is pretty awesome. It’s a good thing the contents inside have been rather awesome so far as well. Cap is sucked into some kind of alternate dream dimension where former WWII allies have turned against him. Captain America hasn’t been this high-concept since Brubaker took over, and I really like that he’s continually pushing this book against the grain of what he’s done before.

The Punisher #4 – $2.99

I’m going to have to go back and re-read the first three issues, but I think since the start of this series, Frank hasn’t spoken more than a word. That’s the kind of Punisher I like. Focused. Determined. Silent. Rucka and Checchetto have been impressive thus far. I hope they can keep it going.

Trade Paperback/Hardcover of the Week

100 Bullets Deluxe Edition, Book 1 – $49.99

Nineteen issues of Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso genius. That’s what you’re getting here. Truly one of the most compelling, devious, and smart noir stories of the past twenty years, 100 Bullets is a story that simply cannot be missed. If you’ve never read it before, this is the perfect time and way to do it. I love the Vertigo deluxe editions, and this is their most impressive package yet. Don’t miss out on one of the most incredible hard-boiled crime tales ever told.

That’ll do for this week. Be sure to tune back in for our NYCC coverage this weekend and beyond.


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