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What to Watch for Wednesday

Posted by Luke Brown On November - 23 - 2011

For comics shipping 11.23.11 or The Week We Gave Thanks for the New 52. 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 #12 – $3.50

Though the bi-monthly wait between issues makes it a bit hard to keep up with the mysteries that continue to stack up in Rasl, the book is incredibly entertaining. Jeff Smith is doing some incredibly storytelling here, which should come as no surprise. I still don’t know where this wild ride is going to end up, but for once, it’s nice to just enjoy the journey.

DC COMICS

The Flash #3 – $2.99

This book continues to be beautiful, and that Manapul and Buccellato are also capable writers certainly doesn’t hurt. These two are actually making me enjoy Barry Allen, which is something I didn’t think would ever happen. Do I still wish Wally was around? Sure. But as long as The Flash is consistently good, I don’t mind who’s behind the mask.

MARVEL COMICS

Astonishing X-Men #44 – $3.99

I know this more current run of Astonishing gets a lot of flack for not being as interesting as Whedon’s and Cassaday’s run, but there’s something to be said for the freedom the new format allows. Also, mohawk Storm. Do you need another reason to pick up this book? Greg Pak and Mike McKone kick off a new alternate timeline story, and I’m really excited for it.

Fantastic Four #600 – $7.99

I wish I had been reading this from the beginning of Hickman’s run on the book, but this seems like as good a time as any to jump on board. Hickman writes the entire epic piece, with art from various contributors. It’s a huge effort that will kick off the next set of big Hickman events in FF. Definitely worth checking out in spite of the price tag.

ONI PRESS

The Sixth Gun#17 – $3.99

I wish this book came out weekly, but I’ll settle for consistently on a monthly basis. The Sixth Gun is so good, it’s frightening. It’s the perfect blend of action, mystery, horror, and westerns, and if you’re still not reading it, you’re a Communist. There. I said it.

Enjoy the holiday. We’ll be back with more picks next week.


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