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Quick Picks for Comics Due 03-03-10
By John Judy
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #623 by Mark Waid, Tom Peyer and Paul Azaceta. There’s a new Vulture in town. In fact make it a NEW new Vulture! The newest in fact!
ASTRO CITY THE DARK AGE BOOK FOUR #2 of 4 by Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson. New heroes, a new villain and a big fight in Vegas! New and big! The best! Recommended.
THE BOYS #40 by Garth Ennis and Darick Roberston. Featuring a tragic misunderstanding between Butcher and Wee Hughie. Also a supe with Tourette’s who turns into an anvil. Recommended. Not for kids.
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON EIGHT, VOL. 6: RETREAT SC by Jane Espenson, Joss Whedon and Georges Jeanty. Collecting issues #26-30, the return of Oz the Zen Werewolf!
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #33 by Brad Meltzer and Georges Jeanty. This is the issue before they unmask Twilight so you probably want to read it just so you’re braced.
CHEW #9 John Layman and Rob Guillory. Tony Chu versus vampires? What happens if Tony takes a bite out of a vampire? Recommended.
CROSSED #9 of 9 by Garth Ennis and Jacen Burrows. The big, bloody wrap-up to Garth’s most twisted series to date. NOT for kids.
DETECTIVE COMICS #862 by Greg Rucka, Jock and Cully Hamner. Serious detectin’ and bad-guy fightin’ from Batwoman and the Question! I hope those two crazy kids work it out.
FALL OF THE HULKS: SAVAGE SHE-HULKS #1 of 3 by Jeff Parker and Salva Espin. Two She-Hulks for the price of one! What a bargain!
FIRST WAVE #1 of 6 by Brian Azzarello and Rags Morales. An alternate DCU going back to its pulp roots with non-super vigilantes like Doc Savage, the Spirit, the Blackhawks and Batman! Recommended!
GIRL COMICS #1 of 3 by Many Talented Creators with Double X Chromosomes. So it’s an anthology book about the women of the Marvel Universe, written and drawn by female creators. Hmmm, they’re all adults so what should we call it….? Let’s chalk the title up to post-irony and have a look anyway.
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #24 by Matt Fraction and Salvador Larroca. Tony Stark re-threads his head with a little help from his friends.
JUSTICE LEAGUE CRY FOR JUSTICE #7 of 7 by James Robinson and Mauro Cascioli. The grand finale against Prometheus, leading into Robinson’s new JLA run.
KEVIN SMITH’S GREEN HORNET #1 by Kevin Smith and Jonathan Lau. It’s Smith’s unproduced “Hornet” screenplay done as a comic, which means all the scripts are in! If future issues are late, blame the artist! (Man, I hope “Lau” isn’t a Smith alias…)
MIGHTY AVENGERS #34 by Dan Slott, Neil Edwards and Khoi Pham. “The most insane thing Hank Pym will ever do!” Give money to the Sarah Palin campaign?
MILESTONE FOREVER #2 of 2 by Dwayne McDuffie and the Milestone Art Crew. The conclusion of how the Milestone and DC Universes merged, from the guy who would know. Good stuff.
PLANETARY, VOL. 4 HC by Warren Ellis and John Cassaday. Collecting issues #19-27 of the series and wrapping it up in a bow of quantum foam. It’s pretty.
PRELUDE TO DEADPOOL CORPS #1 of 5 by Victor Gischler, Ed McGuinness and Rob Freakin’ Liefeld. Featuring Deadpool, Lady Deadpool, Headpool, Kidpool and Dogpool all drawn by Rob Freakin’ Liefeld. Comes with a promotional set of Deadpool chopsticks for gouging out your own eyes. (Not really. You have to buy your own.)
PUNISHER MAX: BUTTERFLY ONE-SHOT by Valerie D’Orazio and Laurence Campbell. Y’know how good guys never hurt women or kids? The Punisher’s not a good guy. Not for kids.
SONG OF SAYA by Daniel Liatowitch and Todd Ocvirk. Based on the Japanese smash-hit PC game, Song of Saya tells the story of Josh, a young doctor trying to recover from a near-fatal accident.
When a nightmarish world threatens to drown out reality, Josh meets a mysterious girl named Saya who promises to take his pain away if Josh agrees to help her in return.
SPARTA: USA #1 of 6 by David Lapham and Johnny Timmons. A rebel returns to his dystopian hometown. This is … SPARTA!!!
STEPHEN KING’S N #1 of 4 by Marc Guggenheim and Alex Maleev. Believe it or not, something strange is going on in rural Maine. Based on King’s short story collection “Just After Sunset.”
ULTIMATE COMICS: AVENGERS #5 by Mark Millar and Carlos Pacheco. Ultimate Captain America’s still on the trail of his son the Ultimate Red Skull. Oh, Millar… Gotta look.
ULTIMATE COMICS: NEW ULTIMATES #1 by Jeph Loeb and Frank Cho. Ummm… Frank Cho’s drawing it!
UNDERGROUND #5 of 5 by Jeff Parker and Steve Lieber. A great week for finales. A tandem chimney climb has never been so intense. Great mini-series. Highly recommended.
WOLVERINE WEAPON X #11 by Jason Aaron and Ron Garney. Wolvie and Cap go out for a beer and end up fighting Deathlok the Demolisher. He’s a cyborg from the future. Aren’t they all?
X-MEN: HOPE #1 by Duane Swierczynski and Steve Dillon. The adventures of the possible alternate future mutant heroine Hope Summers! Okay, seriously did any mutants anywhere have kids other than Scott Summers and his redhead du jour? Scott Summers is like the Jim-Bob Duggar of the Marvel Universe! How many kids is this guy gonna have?!
|ADVENTURE COMICS #511 VARIANT|
|ADVENTURE COMICS #8|
|AGE OF REPTILES JOURNEY #3 (Of 4)|
|ALEX TOTH IN HOLLYWOOD SC VOL 2|
|AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #623|
|AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #623 JUSKO VARIANT|
|AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #623 QUINONES VILLAIN VARIANT|
|ASTRO CITY THE DARK AGE BOOK FOUR #2 (Of 4)|
|AUTHORITY RULE BRITTANIA SC|
|AVENGER DOUBLE NOVEL VOL 3|
|AVENGERS INITIATIVE #32 ASRAR VARIANT|
|BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #42|
|BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #202|
|BLEACH SC VOL 30|
|BTVS SEASON 8 SC VOL 6 RETREAT|
|BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #33 TWILIGHT PT 2 (Of 5) JEANTY COVER|
|BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #33 TWILIGHT PT 2 (Of 5) JO CHEN CV|
|CAPTAIN AMERICA REBORN #6 (Of 6) VARIANT|
|CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #47|
|CHURCH OF HELL #3|
|CINDERELLA FROM FABLETOWN WITH LOVE #5 (Of 6)|
|CONAN THE CIMMERIAN #19 JUSTIN SWEET COVER|
|CONAN THE CIMMERIAN #19 LINSNER COVER|
|CROSSED #9 (Of 9)|
|CROSSED #9 (Of 9) WRAP COVER|
|DAFFODIL #3 (Of 3)|
|DEAD AHEAD #3 (Of 3)|
|DEADPOOL TEAM-UP #895|
|DELLEC #2 CALDWELL COVER|
|DELLEC #2 GUNNELL COVER|
|DEMO VOL 2 #2 (Of 6)|
|DETECTIVE COMICS #862|
|DINGO #4 (Of 4)|
|DISNEYS HERO SQUAD #2|
|DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP #9 (Of 24)|
|DOC SAVAGE DOUBLE NOVEL VOL 34|
|DOCTOR WHO SPECIAL #24|
|ELSEWHERE CHRONICLES SC VOL 4 CALLING|
|FALL OF HULKS SAVAGE SHE-HULKS #1 (Of 3)|
|FALL OF HULKS SAVAGE SHE-HULKS #1 (Of 3) VARIANT|
|FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH INK SC|
|FIRST WAVE #1 (Of 6)|
|FIRST WAVE #1 (Of 6) VARIANT|
|FORGETLESS #3 (Of 5)|
|GARBAGE PAIL KIDS FLASHBACK STICKERS|
|GI JOE #15|
|GIRL COMICS #1 (Of 3)|
|GIRLS AND CORPSES MAGAZINE SPRING 2010|
|GOD COMPLEX #4|
|GREAT TEN #5 (Of 10)|
|GREEK STREET #9|
|GRIMM FAIRY TALES #44|
|GRIMM FAIRY TALES SC VOL 7|
|ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #29|
|INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #24|
|INVINCIBLE IRON MAN HC VOL 1|
|IRON MAN ARMOR WARS SC NEW PRINTING|
|IRON MAN DEMON IN A BOTTLE SC NEW PRINTING|
|JACK OF FABLES #43|
|JONAH HEX #53|
|JSA ALL STARS #4|
|JUGHEADS DOUBLE DIGEST #158|
|JUSTICE LEAGUE CRY FOR JUSTICE #7 (Of 7)|
|KEVIN SMITH GREEN HORNET #1|
|LAST DAYS OF ANIMAL MAN SC|
|LOONEY TUNES #184|
|MARVEL UNIVERSE ACTION FIGURES|
|MASS EFFECT REDEMPTION #1 (Of 4) NEW PRINTING|
|MASS EFFECT REDEMPTION #3 (Of 4)|
|MIDDLEMAN COLL SERIES INDISPENSABILITY COMPENDIUM SC|
|MIGHTY AVENGERS #34|
|MIGHTY AVENGERS #34 DEADPOOL VARIANT|
|MILESTONE FOREVER #2 (Of 2)|
|MODERN MASTERS SC VOL 14 FRANK CHO NEW PRINTING|
|MONSTERS INC LAUGH FACTORY SC VOL 1|
|MR BADGER & MRS FOX #1 THE MEETING|
|NEMESIS THE IMPOSTORS #1 (Of 4)|
|NEW AVENGERS REUNION SC|
|OUR SENTENCE IS UP SEEING GRANT MORRISON INVISIBLES SC|
|OZ WONDERLAND CHRONICLES PRELUDE TO EVIL #1|
|PLANETARY HC VOL 4|
|POKEMON DIAMOND & PEARL ADVENTURE SC VOL 6|
|PRELUDE TO DEADPOOL CORPS #1 (Of 5)|
|PUNISHER MAX BUTTERFLY #1|
|REALM OF KINGS SON OF HULK #2 (Of 4)|
|SAM KIETH SKETCHBOOKS VOL 1|
|SHADOW DOUBLE NOVEL VOL 35|
|SHONEN JUMP APRIL 2010|
|SONG OF SAYA #1|
|SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #210|
|SPARTA USA #1 (Of 6)|
|SPARTA USA #1 (Of 6) VARIANT|
|SPIDER-MAN AMERICAN SON SC|
|SPIDER-MAN NOIR EYES WITHOUT A FACE #4 (Of 4)|
|SPIDER-MAN NOIR EYES WITHOUT A FACE #4 (Of 4) CALERO VARIANT|
|STARR SLAYER SC A STARR IS BORN|
|STEPHEN KINGS N #1 (Of 4)|
|STOOGE PILE SC|
|STRANGE TALES HC|
|SUPERMAN BRAINIAC SC|
|SWEET TOOTH #7|
|TEZUKAS MW SC|
|TOMARTS ACTION FIGURE DIGEST #186|
|TRANSMETROPOLITAN SC VOL 6 GOUGE AWAY NEW ED|
|TRUE STORY SWEAR TO GOD IMAGE ED #12|
|ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS #5|
|ULTIMATE COMICS NEW ULTIMATES #1|
|ULTIMATE COMICS NEW ULTIMATES #1 CHO FOILOGRAM VARIANT|
|ULTIMATE COMICS NEW ULTIMATES #1 VILLAIN VARIANT|
|UNDERGROUND #5 (Of 5)|
|UNLOVABLE HC VOL 2|
|VIDEO WATCHDOG #155|
|WITCHBLADE #135 ROBERTSON COVER|
|WITCHBLADE #135 SEJIC COVER|
|WIZARDS OF MICKEY #2|
|WOLVERINE WEAPON X #11|
|X-MEN FOREVER SC VOL 2 SECRET HISTORY OF SENTINELS|
|X-MEN HOPE #1|
|X-MEN NOIR MARK OF CAIN #4 (Of 4)|
|X-MEN NOIR MARK OF CAIN #4 (Of 4) CALERO VARIANT|