|Hot Picks for the Week!|
(They’re delayed til Thursday on account of that Labor Day thing.)
By John Judy
ACTION PHILOSOPHERS THE LIGHTNING ROUND #9 by Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey. The final issue?! Nooooooo!!!!!!! Oh well, at least it covers Francis Bacon, Confucius, Michael Foucault, and many more. As always, highly recommended.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #544 by J. Michael Straczynski and Joe Quesada. Iron Man and Spidey fight it out like hormonal underwear models against a backdrop of the insane U.S. healthcare system.
THE BOYS #10 by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. Wee Hughie’s onto something involving closeted gay authority figures. Sure this was written months ago but Garth has always been ahead of his time. Highly recommended.
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #6 by Brian K. Vaughan and Georges Jeanty. Vaughan takes the reins with a story about Faith, the troubled Slayer. How can this be anything but awesome? Recommended.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE CHOSEN # 1 of 6 by David Morrell and Mitch Breitweiser. The creator of John Rambo tells the story of Steve Rogers’ final days. So far….
DOKTOR SLEEPLESS #2 by Warren Ellis and Ivan Rodriguez. I have no idea what Tim McVeigh is doing on the cover of this comic but it can’t be good…
HELLBOY VOL.7 THE TROLL WITCH AND OTHERS SC by Mike Mignola, P. Craig Russell, and Richard Corben. Collecting lots of old stuff and a new one by Mignola and Russell. Sweet!
INCREDIBLE HULK #110 by Greg Pak and Carlo Pagulayan. “To smash or not to smash that is the question…”
INFINITY INC. #1 by Peter Milligan and Max Fiumara. Hard as it is to imagine there’s been some fall-out from Lex Luthor’s super-hero program. Details here.
IRON MAN: ENTER THE MANDARIN #1 of 6 by Joe Casey and Eric Canete. Or, as the cover reads “Iron Man Enter: The Mandarin.” Either way this is the dirtiest-sounding superhero title I’ve seen in quite a while. And I’m not even a Republican Senator!
JACK KIRBY’S FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS VOL.2 HC by You-Know-Who. Collecting NEW GODS #4-6, FOREVER PEOPLE #4-6, JIMMY OLSEN #141-145, and MISTER MIRACLE #4-6. For the Kirby Kompletist on your list!
LOBSTER JOHNSON THE IRON PROMETHEUS #1 of 5 by Mike Mignola and Jason Armstrong. Cannibals, yetis, and mad scientists! Oh my!
METAL MEN #2 of 8 written and drawn by Duncan Rouleau. It’s a robot rumble as Doc Magnus and his creations get busy!
MS. MARVEL #19 by Brian Reed and Aaron Lopresti. Who ever would have guessed that classic FF villain Puppet Master was just a big, old, murderous perv? Chicks and B-List superheroes fight.
SENTENCES: THE LIFE OF M.F. GRIMM HC by Percy Carey and Ronald Wimberly. Two words that seldom go together: Hip-hop and redemption. This autobiographical story tells of how underground rap icon Percy Carey salvaged his life from a corrupt culture of urban self-genocide. Gotta look.
SHE-HULK #21 by Dan Slott, Ty Templeton, and Rick Burchett. Sadly this is Dan Slott’s last issue. Happily Peter David takes over next month. Featuring the best in-jokey hand-off line ever. Bravo, Mr. Slott. Bravo. Highly recommended.
SORROW #1 of 4 by Rick Remender, Seth Peck, and Francesco Francavilla. All the townsfolk of Sorrow, Nevada got nuked in 1952. Right…?
SUPER-VILLAIN TEAM-UP MODOK’S 11 #3 of 5 by Fred Van Lente and Francis Portella. Best superhero heist-story EVER! Just read it. Recommended.
UNCANNY X-MEN #490 by Ed Brubaker and Salvador Larroca with back-up story by Christos Gage and Tom Grummett. Sorry, but I can’t buy credible X-villains who live in sewers. If you can’t outsmart someone who’s dumb enough to live in a sewer then you deserve to get beat. On the plus-side the “Endangered Species” back-up continues to entertain.
WOLVERINE #57 by Mark Guggenheim and Howard Chaykin. Most unintentionally hilarious line of the month: “Why is Logan, for all intents and purposes, brain dead?” nrrrr…nrrrr…. “ORIGINS!” DANIEL WAY!!!!! Sorry. It just slipped out….
WONDER WOMAN ARCHIVES VOL.5 HC by William Moulton Marston and Harry G. Peter. Collecting WW #10-12 and SENSATION COMICS #33-40. Just the thing to help us forget that AMAZONS ATTACK ever happened!
Y THE LAST MAN #58 by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra. Only two more issues until this title goes away forever. Savor it.
|13TH SON WORSE THING WAITING SC|
|30 DAYS OF NIGHT RED SNOW #1|
|A G SUPER EROTIC ANTHOLOGY #65|
|ACTION PHILOSOPHERS #9 THE LIGHTING ROUND|
|ALL NEW ATOM #15|
|AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #544 OMD|
|ANNIHILATION CONQUEST WRAITH #3 (Of 4)|
|ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #182|
|BLACK CANARY WEDDING PLANNER|
|BLACK MIST #1 (Of 2)|
|BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #1 NEW PRINTING|
|BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #3 NEW PRINTING|
|BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #6|
|BUMP #4 (Of 4)|
|CAPTAIN AMERICA CHOSEN #1 (Of 6)|
|CHARACTER SKETCHES 2007 TRAUMA & JOY SC|
|CHECKMATE VOL 2 PAWN BREAKS SC|
|CITY OF OTHERS #4 (Of 4)|
|COMIC SHOP NEWS #1055|
|CRUEL AND UNUSUAL SC|
|DAREDEVIL BATTLIN JACK MURDOCK #4 (Of 4)|
|DARK XENA #4|
|DARKNESS VOL 6 DEPTHS OF HELL SC|
|DEATH VALLEY VOL 1 SC|
|DETECTIVE COMICS #836|
|DMZ VOL 3 PUBLIC WORKS SC|
|DOKTOR SLEEPLESS #2|
|DUST #2 (Of 2)|
|EVA DAUGHTER OF THE DRAGON ONE SHOT|
|FAKER #3 (Of 6)|
|FANGORIA OCT 07 #267|
|FANTASTIC FOUR AND POWER PACK #3 (Of 4)|
|FRANK FRAZETTAS DEATH DEALER #4 (Of 6)|
|FRANK FRAZETTAS DEATH DEALER #4 SKETCH VARIANT|
|GI JOE SPECIAL MISSIONS THE ENEMY|
|GIANT ROBOT #49|
|GUNSMITH CATS OMNIBUS VOL 3 SC|
|HELLO ME PRETTY SC|
|INCREDIBLE HULK #110 WORLD WAR HULK|
|INFINITY INC #1|
|INQUEST GAMER #150|
|IRON & THE MAIDEN #2|
|IRON MAN ENTER MANDARIN #1 (Of 6)|
|JACK KIRBYS FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS VOL 2 HC|
|JONAH HEX #23|
|JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #37|
|KODT BUNDLE OF TROUBLE VOL 21 SC|
|LIONS TIGERS & BEARS VOL 2 #4 (Of 4)|
|LOBSTER JOHNSON THE IRON PROMETHEUS #1 (Of 5)|
|LOONEY TUNES #154|
|LUCHA LIBRE #1|
|MADAME MIRAGE #2|
|METAL GEAR SOLID SONS OF LIBERTY #11|
|METAL MEN #2 (Of 8)|
|MPD PSYCHO VOL 2 SC|
|MS MARVEL #19|
|MS MARVEL VOL 2 CIVIL WAR SC|
|NEW EXCALIBUR #23|
|NEW LINE CINEMAS TALES OF HORROR #1|
|NEW WARRIORS #4 CIVIL WAR INITIATIVE|
|NINJA HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK 2007|
|OH MY GODDESS VOL 6 SC|
|PAINKILLER JANE #3|
|PLAGUE OF THE LIVING DEAD #4 (Of 6)|
|PRO NEW PRINTING|
|PROCESS RECESS 2 PORTFOLIO SC|
|PUNISHER MAX VOL 8 WIDOWMAKER SC|
|PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL VOL 1 CIVIL WAR SC|
|SENTENCES THE LIFE OF M F GRIMM HC|
|SHANNA SHE-DEVIL SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST #2 (Of 4)|
|SHE-HULK 2 #21|
|SNAKEWOMAN VOL 2 TALE OF THE SNAKE CHARMER #3|
|SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES VOL 5 SC|
|SORROW #1 (Of 4)|
|SPIDER-MAN FAMILY BACK IN BLACK DIGEST SC|
|STAR TREK KLINGONS BLOOD WILL TELL #5|
|STAR TREK YEAR FOUR #2|
|STAR WARS INSIDER #96|
|STEVE NILES STRANGE CASES #1|
|STRANGE EMBRACE #4 (Of 8)|
|SUPER VILLAIN TEAM UP MODOKS 11 #3 (Of 5)|
|SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION DOMINATOR WAR SC|
|SWORD OF THE ATOM SC|
|THE WALL GROWING UP BEHIND THE IRON CURTAIN HC|
|THORN IN THE SIDE SC|
|TRANSFORMERS MEGATRON ORIGIN #3|
|TRANSFORMERS MOVIE ULTIMATE ACTION FIGURES|
|UNCANNY X-MEN #490|
|WHISTLES VOL 1 THE STARLIGHT CALLIOPE SC|
|WHITE TIGER #6 (Of 6)|
|WONDER WOMAN ARCHIVES VOL 5 HC|
|XS HYBRID VOL 2 SC|
|Y THE LAST MAN #58|
|ZOMBIE PROOF #1|