|Hot Picks for the Week!|
By John Judy
(Did you know the San Diego Comic-Con does NOT consider retailers to be “Industry Professionals?” Because I certainly hadn’t heard. Sure is fun staying home this week.)
52 VOL.2 SC by Johns, Morrison, Rucka, Waid & Friends. Collecting weeks 14-26 with a new cover by J.G. Jones. Remember when these weekly events weren’t so much like getting an allergy shot?
ALAN MOORE’S HYPOTHETICAL LIZARD SC by His Nibs and Lorenzo Lorente. Moore does wizards. And presumably lizards. The answer to Potter-mania?
ALAN MOORE: WILD WORLDS SC by AM and Various. Collecting Moore’s tales of the WildStorm Universe including Majestic, Voodoo, Deathblow, and Spawn versus WildCats. Check it out anyway.
ALL-STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN THE BOY WONDER #6 by Frank Miller and Jim Lee. The latest installment in the twice-yearly adventures of the Dark Knight by the crack-addled pod person currently in possession of Frank Miller’s drivers license. Believe it when you see it, kids.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #542 by J. Michael Straczynski and Ron Garney. “With great power comes great responsibility… to kill the Kingpin for shooting Aunt May!!!”
BATMAN #666 by Grant Morrison and Andy Kubert. Set 15 years in the future, starring Batman’s son, Damian. How can you not buy the Satanic issue of BATMAN?! Recommended!
BLACK PANTHER #29 by Reginald Hudlin and Francis Portela. Zombie Galacti! Zombie Skrulls! Zombies!!!! Highly recommended, too creepy for younger kids.
BLACK SUMMER #1 of 7 by Warren Ellis and Juan Jose Ryp. In issue #0 the head super-hero out-and-out executed an American President who had stolen an election along with his evil vice-president and his entire cabinet and it was FAN-FREAKING-TAS… Excuse me , I hear sirens and someone is pounding at my door.
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #5 by Joss Whedon and Paul Lee. A done-in-one issue telling the tale of one of Buffy’s decoy look-alikes, y’know like Saddam Hussein used to have except less evil and more svelte.
COUNTDOWN #40 by Whoever Was Free That Afternoon. (See “52 SC” above.)
DOKTOR SLEEPLESS #1 by Warren Ellis and Ivan Rodriguez. Sub-titled “Future Science Jesus” so you know it’s gonna be like the second or third time-travel story in all the universe that doesn’t suck. Gotta look.
ESSENTIAL SPIDER-WOMAN VOL.2 SC by Michael Fleisher, J.M. DeMatteis, Chris Claremont, and a cast of thousands. For the SW completist or just anyone wanting to know what a young Brian Michael Bendis kept under his pillow at night.
GREEN ARROW YEAR ONE #2 of 6 by Andy Diggle and Jock. Ollie Queen is marooned on an island. Bow-slingin’ hijinks ensue. Recommended.
GRENDEL: BEHOLD THE DEVIL #0 by Matt Wagner. A 50-Cent primer to Wagner’s most legendary character leading into his upcoming mini-series. A great jumping on point for new readers and a welcome return for the original fans of comics baddest crime-lord/novelist. Recommended!
HELLBLAZER #234 by Andy Diggle and Leonardo Manco. Constantine’s return to glory continues as the chain-smokin’-est anti-hero around digs into dark stuff at a South London housing estate. I think that’s what they call a slum over there.
IMMORTAL IRON FIST #7 by Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction, and Travel Foreman. Dragons, pirates, and the stand-alone story of the girl Iron Fist from days gone by. Plus, the first IRON FIST trade collection is out too.
INCREDIBLE HULK #108 by Greg Pak and Carlo Pagulayan. WORLD WAR HULK cross-over. Duh! Lotsa smashing.
IRON MAN #20 by Christos Gage and Butch Guice. Tony Stark is missing on account of having been smashed real bad by the Hulk last issue. Is he alive, dead, or folding laundry back at Casa de Hulk? “Face front, True Believer!”
LOVE & ROCKETS VOL.2 #20 by Los Bros Hernandez. “La Maggie La Loca” Directors Cut by Jaime. “Venus and You” by Gilbert. And Mario and Gilbert render a 50s style Mexican comic book. Nice.
MARVEL MASTERWORKS MIGHTY THOR VOL.6 HC by Stan and Jack. Collecting issues #141-151, featuring Sif, Super-Skrull, the Wrecker, the Destroyer, Replicus and Loki God of Mischief. Highly recommended.
MIGHTY AVENGERS #4 by Brian Michael Bendis and Frank Cho. More big fights, smashing, and Frank Cho wimmens.
POSTCARDS: TRUE STORIES THAT NEVER HAPPENED HC edited by Jason Rodriguez. An anthology of 16 stories based on old postcards. Featuring the work of Harvey Pekar, Stuart Moore, Phil Hester and many others. Check it out.
SHOWCASE PRESENTS MARTIAN MANHUNTER VOL.1 SC by Jack Miller, Joe Certa, and Others. Collecting the 1950s adventures of Jonn Jonzz, the groovy, green gendarme from the red planet. Gotta look!
SILVER SURFER REQUIEM #3 of 4 by J. Michael Straczynski and Esad Ribic. Dying Surfer meets Doctor Strange. Looking for a second opinion?
SPEAK OF THE DEVIL #1 of 6 by Gilbert Hernandez. The curious story of a neighborhood peeping Tom and what she sees. Did I mention she wears a devil mask? From the co-creator of LOVE & ROCKETS. Gotta look.
SUPERMAN #665 by Kurt Busiek and Rick Leonardi. The Era of Olsen continues as we learn how Jimmy first came to the Daily Planet.
WALKING DEAD #39 by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard. How bad are things when you find yourself wishing for some zombies to fight? Find out this issue. Always recommended. Never for kids.
WARREN ELLIS CRECY GN by WE and Raulo Caceres. In 1346 the highly trained but under equipped English army invaded France due to a perceived threat. Problems soon arose. Good thing we’ve learned so much since then. A back and white treat from The Ellis.
WOLVERINE #55 by Jeph Loeb and Simone Bianchi. The final round in the Sabretooth/Wolverine dance of death. Until next time…
WONDER WOMAN #11 by Will Pfeifer and Paco Diaz. Amazons attack and Diana’s out of wack! Is this book getting back on track? Hey, at least it’s on the rack….
Plus, it’s PREVIEWS/WIZARD week!
And it’s my birthday Thursday!
|24 SEVEN VOL 2 SC|
|52 VOL 2 SC|
|ALAN MOORE HYPOTHETICAL LIZARD SC|
|ALAN MOORE WILD WORLDS SC|
|ALL STAR BATMAN & ROBIN THE BOY WONDER #6|
|ALL STAR BATMAN & ROBIN THE BOY WONDER #6 VARIANT|
|ALTER EGO #70|
|AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #542|
|AMERICA JR VOL 1 SC|
|AMERICAN VIRGIN VOL 2 GOING DOWN SC|
|ANGRY YOUTH COMIX #13|
|ANNIHILATION CONQUEST STAR LORD #1 (Of 4)|
|ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #181|
|BACK ISSUE #23|
|BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE STATUE ALEX ROSS|
|BATTLE POPE VOL 4 SC WRATH OF GOD|
|BATTLESTAR GALACTICA #12|
|BATTLESTAR GALACTICA SEGOVIA VIRGIN COVER VARIANT #12|
|BERSERK VOL 18 SC|
|BLACK DIAMOND #3 (Of 6)|
|BLACK PANTHER #29 CIVIL WAR INITIATIVE|
|BLACK SUMMER #1 (Of 7)|
|BLACK SUMMER WRAP COVER #1 (Of 7)|
|BLUE BEETLE #17|
|BOMB QUEEN VOL 2 SC QUEEN OF HEARTS|
|BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #5|
|BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #5 PAUL LEE VARIANT|
|CABLE DEADPOOL #43|
|CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #35|
|CLASSIC DC CHARACTER #3 WONDER WOMAN|
|CLASSIC PEANUTS CHARACTER #7 SNOOPY|
|COMIC SHOP NEWS #1049|
|COMICS INTERNATIONAL COVER #202|
|COMICS INTROSPECTIVE 1 PETER BAGGE SC|
|COMICS REVUE #255|
|CROSSING MIDNIGHT #9|
|DEMON WARS VOL 1 SC|
|DOKTOR SLEEPLESS #1|
|DOKTOR SLEEPLESS WRAP COVER #1|
|DORIS DANGER SEEKS WHERE GIANT MONSTERS CREEP & STOMP SC|
|DUST #1 (Of 2)|
|ELEPHANTMEN HIP FLASK 1000 PC JIGSAW PUZZLE|
|ESSENTIAL SPIDER-WOMAN VOL 2 SC|
|FALLEN ANGEL #18|
|FANTASTIC FIVE #2 (Of 5)|
|FEAR AGENT LAST GOODBYE #2|
|FRIENDS OF LULU PRESENTS GIRLS GUIDE TO GUY STUFF SC|
|FUTURAMA COMICS #32|
|GHOST RIDER #12 SALTARES VARIANT WORLD WAR HULK|
|GON VOL 1|
|GREEN ARROW YEAR ONE #2 (Of 6)|
|GREEN LANTERN CORPS #14|
|GRENDEL BEHOLD THE DEVIL #0|
|HELLBOY DARKNESS CALLS #4 (Of 6)|
|HEROES FOR HIRE #11 VARIANT WORLD WAR HULK|
|HEROES FOR HIRE #12 WORLD WAR HULK|
|HIDING IN TIME #1 (Of 4)|
|HIGH ADVENTURE #95|
|ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #19|
|IMMORTAL IRON FIST #7|
|IMMORTAL IRON FIST VOL 1 LAST IRON FIST STORY HC|
|INCREDIBLE HULK #106 VARIANT WORLD WAR HULK|
|INCREDIBLE HULK #107 FRANK VARIANT WORLD WAR HULK|
|INCREDIBLE HULK #108 WORLD WAR HULK|
|IRON MAN #19 VARIANT WORLD WAR HULK|
|IRON MAN #20 WORLD WAR HULK|
|JOHN ROMITA AND ALL THAT JAZZ SC|
|JSA CLASSIFIED #28|
|KITBUILDERS MAGAZINE #57|
|LITTLE NEMO IN SLUMBERLAND VOL 1 LTD ED HC|
|LOVE & ROCKETS VOL 2 #20|
|MAD KIDS #8|
|MADAME MIRAGE NEW PRINTING #1|
|MAGICIAN APPRENTICE #9 (Of 12)|
|MIGHTY AVENGERS #4 CIVIL WAR INITIATIVE|
|MILTON CANIFFS STEVE CANYON 1954 SC|
|MODERN MASTERS VOL 12 MICHAEL GOLDEN SC|
|MOON KNIGHT VOL 1 ROCK BOTTOM SC|
|MULTIPLE WARHEADS #1|
|NEWTYPE ENG ED AUG 2007|
|NINJA SCROLL #11|
|OFFICIAL HNDBK MARVEL UNIVERSE A TO Z UPDATE #3|
|ONSLAUGHT REBORN #4 (Of 5)|
|PREVIEWS ADULT VOL XVII #8|
|PREVIEWS VOL XVII #8|
|PULPHOPE ART OF PAUL POPE SC|
|QUEEN & COUNTRY #32|
|RAISE THE DEAD #4 (Of 4)|
|RED SONJA #24|
|RIDE DIE VALKYRIE #2 (Of 3)|
|ROBERT KURTZMANS BENEATH THE VALLEY OF THE RAGE #2 (Of 4)|
|SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #39|
|SHADOW DOUBLE NOVEL VOL 9|
|SHEENA #2 (Of 5)|
|SHOWCASE PRESENTS MARTIAN MANHUNTER VOL 1 SC|
|SILVER SURFER REQUIEM #3 (Of 4)|
|SIMPSONS CLASSICS #13|
|SOJOURN VOL 5 A SORCERERS TALE SC|
|SONIC X #22|
|SOUNDS OF YOUR NAME SC|
|SPEAK OF THE DEVIL #1 (Of 6)|
|SPIDER-MAN FAIRY TALES #3 (Of 4)|
|SQUA TRONT #12|
|STAR TREK YEAR FOUR #1|
|STAR WARS INSIDER #95|
|STAR WARS KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC #18|
|STARGATE SG1 2007 SPECIAL|
|SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #32|
|SUPERMAN #665 COUNTDOWN|
|SUPERNATURAL LAW WOLFF & BYRD THE MOVIE|
|TALES FROM RIVERDALE DIGEST #22|
|TANK GIRL THE GIFTING #2|
|TAROT WITCH OF THE BLACK ROSE #45|
|TEEN TITANS #49 AMAZONS ATTACK|
|TEEN TITANS GO #45|
|TOMARTS ACTION FIGURE DIGEST #156|
|TOP COW / MARVEL UNHOLY UNION|
|TRANSFORMERS MEGATRON ORIGIN #2|
|ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #44|
|ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL 7 HC|
|UNCANNY X-MEN RISE & FALL OF THE SHIAR HC|
|USAGI YOJIMBO #104|
|USAGI YOJIMBO 21 MOTHER OF MOUNTAINS LTD ED HC|
|WALKING DEAD #39|
|WARHAMMER 40K DAMNATION CRUSADE #6 Of(6)|
|WARREN ELLIS CRECY SC|
|WILL EISNER EDGE OF GENIUS VOL 1 SC|
|WIZARD MAGAZINE #191|
|WOLVERINE #55 B&W VARIANT|
|WOLVERINE #55 LAND VARIANT|
|WONDER WOMAN #11 AMAZONS ATTACK|
|WRITE NOW #16|
|X-MEN FIRST CLASS VOL 2 #2|