"New Comics This Week" for The week of June 16 to June 22, 2008

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"New Comics This Week" for The week of June 16 to June 22, 2008


REVIEWS FOR COMICS DUE WEDNESDAY 06-18-08
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Quick Reviews by John Judy
    AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #563 by Bob Gale and Mike McKone. Spidey gets in a bar fight with villains, super and otherwise. Oh, Spidey! Alcohol and web-fluid donít mix!

    ANGEL: AFTER THE FALL #9 by Brian Lynch and Franco Urru. This series is officially on a par with the IDW Publishing website and the binding on their trades. ďSay no more!Ē

    ANNA MERCURY # 2 of 5 by Warren Ellis and Facundo Percio. The newest super-chick from Warren Ellis, but keep it under your hat. The folks at the Avatar Press website donít want you to know about it.

    BRAVE AND BOLD #14 by Mark Waid and Scott Kolins. The mystical city of Nanda Parbat is under siege! Its only hope lies in a guy who can shoot trick arrows really well and a guy who canít touch anything unless he possesses the bodies of others! Green Arrow/Deadman! Because somebody, somewhere once demanded it! Probably!

    CHIGGERS HC & SC written and illustrated by Hope Larson. A girlís coming of age story set at a summer camp. By the Eisner Award winning creator of SALAMANDER DREAM and GRAY HORSES. Recommended, especially for kids.

    EX MACHINA #37 by Brian K. Vaughan and Tony Harris. Mayor Hundred must battle a masked adventurer who has it in for George W. Bush. I certainly hope Mayor Hundred prevails. EventuallyÖ

    GHOST RIDER #24 by Jason Aaron and Tan Eng Huat. Johnny Blaze gets thrown in a maximum security prison! Fish will be cooked! Recommended!

    GRENDEL: BEHOLD THE DEVIL #8 of 8 written and illustrated by Matt Wagner. The big pay-off issue in which mysteries are revealed and blood flows like respectable poetry. Neat stuff but not for kids.

    HELLBLAZER #245 by Jason Aaron and Sean Murphy. A two-parter in which a group of documentary film-makers attempt to learn what became of Constantineís old punk band Mucous Membrane. You would need to read this even if it werenít written by the creator of SCALPED. Highly recommended.

    JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #22 by Dwayne McDuffie and Ed Benes. Ya ever have one of those days where part of you wants a brand new chance at life but the dormant Amazo program in you wants to kill all your friends and co-workers? Well, the Red Tornado knows just how you feel.

    POCKET FULL OF RAIN AND OTHER STORIES SC by Jason. Featuring 25-plus stories from the first ten years of Jasonís career, including several without talking animals! Another fine collection from the good folks at Fantagraphics.

    PUNISHER #58 by Garth Ennis and Goran Parlov. Itís the day we all feared would come: The day of the final Ennis PUNISHER story. I wonder if it will be violentÖ Recommended Forever.

    RASL #2 written and drawn by Jeff Smith. The latest project from the creator of BONE, featuring a dimension-hopping thief and all-around neíer do well. Entertaining but sporadically published. Good idea to reserve your copy in advance.

    SCALPED #18 by Jason Aaron and Davide Furno. A rare stand-alone issue focusing on tribal policeman Franklin Falls Down. Heís getting close to retirement and how often does that work out for fictional cops? Recommended. Not for kids.

    STREETS OF GLORY #5 of 6 by Garth Ennis and Mike Wolfer. Ennisís tale of the twilight of the Wild West. Published by Avatar Press, who would rather it not get out that they actually publish comics. Recommended anyway. Not for kids.

    TRINITY #3 by Kurt Busiek and Everybody. This yearís weekly DC series exploring the mysterious link between Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. Oooh, I know! Theyíre the same person!!!

    WAR IS HELL: FIRST FLIGHT OF THE PHANTOM EAGLE #4 by Garth Ennis and Howard Chaykin. The PE has the hang of this whole WWI thing, but the thrill is gone and he still has to teach some newbies how not to die. If only he had the assistance of a snarky but imaginative beagle on top of a dog house!

    X-FACTOR #32 by Peter David and Valentine De Landro. Mutant-Town is dead! Long liveÖ. Nah, letís be honest. The place was a dump. Good to be moving on, which is what Madrox and friends are doing this issue.

    Y THE LAST MAN: WHYS AND WHEREFORES, VOL. 10 SC by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra. The last volume of the last stories of the Last Man on Earth. A classic end to a series that transcended its premise. Highly recommended.

Alexa Recommends
    Hellblazer #245 by Jason Aaron and Sean Murphy There are some disturbing things in this one, which is always appropriate in a Hellblazer book. Aaron is starting out his run with a strong sprint, delving into Constantineís past. The interaction between the different people in the group doing the documentary was fun and interesting. There were plenty of trippy bad magic teases. Itís a great start, and Iím excited to have Aaron join the Hellblazer list of authors.

    Rex Mundi #12 by Arvid Nelson and Juan Ferreyra Curioser and curioser, though you could say the same for almost any Rex Mundi issue. Isabelle shows her witchy powers and Genevieve goes through with the wedding. I kind of thought Genevieve would come to her senses and back out, but I suppose the temptation was just too great. The art is beautiful as always, especially when Isabelle starts bleeding from the eyes and when Genevieve is crying before the wedding. Donít forget to read the fake newspaper in the back. Thereís some funny shots at real world people.

    Ex Machina #37 by Brian K. Vaughn and Tony Harris Can they really blame Hundred for inspiring a fan to start up the masked trade? Retiring as the Great Machine left a hole for others to try to fill even if they donít have super powers. At least the secret service isnít blaming him yet. Iím really interested in what her next prank will be. As always, political intrigue is presented just as interesting as action, and thereís some action, of multiple kinds.

    DMZ #32 by Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli Mattyís family gets more interesting. His motherís motivations seem a little easier to decipher now. Parcoís life still hangs in the balance, and with it, the DMZ. If Parco kicks it, thereís going to be violence from his followers. Now the free states are getting in the mix. This is seriously complicated, but in a good way. This storyline is still doing it for me.

    Anna Mercury #2 by Warren Ellis and Facundo Percio The first issue seemed standard fare until the last panel when the twist happened. The twist is that this is all taking place in some sort of imaginary world. All the details about going back and forth are brought up in this issue balanced with a bunch of action from Anna. I found the exposition to be more interesting really. I like the idea of this book, but so far I find the imaginary world that Anna is in to be somewhat uninspired. It looks very much like everything else, but the twist makes this book have the potential to become something great and different, if I can just ignore the ridiculous hair.

Here is the full list of This Week's New Comics!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #563
AMERICAN DREAM #4 (Of 5)
AND THEN ONE DAY #6
ANDREA D #3 (Of 3)
ANGEL AFTER THE FALL #9
ANGEL AFTER THE FALL #9 FOIL VARIANT
ANITA BLAKE VH GUILTY PLEASURES #12 (Of 12)
ANNA MERCURY #2 (Of 5)MULTIPLE COVERS
APPLE ANTHOLOGY SC VOL 1
ART OF SHUNYA YAMASHITA NINIANE FINE ART BUST
ASPEN SPLASH 2008 SWIMSUIT SPECTACULAR
ASTONISHING X-MEN SC VOL 4 UNSTOPPABLE
ATOMIC ROBO SC VOL 1
BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #8
BATTLE VIXENS SC VOL 13 (Of 13)
BETTY & VERONICA #236
BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #185
BIRDS OF PREY #119
BLOOD BOWL #1 (Of 5) KILLER CONTRACT MULTIPLE COVERS
BOMB QUEEN V #2 (Of 6)
BRAVE AND THE BOLD #14
CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND MI 13 #1 KIRK VARIANT
CASEY BLUE BEYOND TOMORROW #2 (Of 6)
CATWOMAN #80
CAVEWOMAN RELOADED #6
CHECKMATE #27
CINEFEX #114 JUL 2008
CLASSIC COMIC BOOK CHARACTERS #12 ROCKETEER
COMIC SHOP NEWS #1096
CONAN BORN ON THE BATTLEFIELD SC
CRYPT OF HORROR PRESENTS THESE ARE THE DAMNED DVD
CTHULHU TALES #3 MULTIPLE COVERS
DAN DARE OVERSIZED UK HC VOL 1
DARKNESS VS EVA #4 (Of 4)
DC SPECIAL CYBORG #2 (Of 5)
DC WILDSTORM DREAMWAR #3 (Of 6)
DEAD SPACE #4 (Of 6)
DEAN KOONTZS FRANKENSTEIN VOL 1 #2 (Of 5) PRODIGAL SON
DIARY OF MOLLY FREDRICKSON PEANUT BUTTER FULL COLOR SC VOL
DMZ #32
DOCK WALLOPER #5 (Of 5)
DRAWING WORDS & WRITING PICTURES SC
DUST SC VOL 1
DYNAMO 5 SC VOL 2 MOMENTS OF TRUTH
ETERNALS BY NEIL GAIMAN SC
EVERYBODYS DEAD #4
EX MACHINA #37
FALLEN ANGEL #27
FIRST BORN AFTERMATH ONE SHOT
FLASH #241
FROM EROICA WITH LOVE VOL 13
FRUITS BASKET ULTIMATE EDITION VOL 3 (Of 4)
GEMINI #2 (Of 5)
GEORGE R R MARTINS WILD CARDS #3 (Of 6) HARD CALL
GHOST RIDER #24
GREEN LANTERN HC VOL 2 THE SINESTRO CORPS WAR
GRENDEL BEHOLD THE DEVIL #8 (Of 8)
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #1 PELLETIER VARIANT
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #2
HELLBLAZER #245
HP LOVECRAFTS HAUNTER OF THE DARK REVISED ED SC
HULK WORLD WAR HULK SC DAMAGE CONTROL
INCREDIBLE HERCULES #118 SI
IRON MAN DIRECTOR OF SHIELD #30
IRON MAN SC HAUNTED
JACK KIRBYS GALACTIC BOUNTY HUNTERS SC VOL 1
JUGHEADS DOUBLE DIGEST #141
JUNJO ROMANTICA SC VOL 6 (Of 9)
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #22
KADE SHIVAS SUN #4 (Of 4)
KICK ASS #1 DIRECTORS CUT
KILL ALL PARENTS #1
KILLING GIRL SC VOL 1 A SISTERS LOVE
KUROGANE COMMUNICATION SC VOL 1
LEES TOY REVIEW #188 JUN 2008
MAD CLASSICS #22
MARVEL ADVENTURES AVENGERS #25
MARVEL ADVENTURES AVENGERS SC VOL 6 MIGHTY DIGEST
MARVEL ILLUSTRATED ILIAD #7 (Of 8)
ME & MY BROTHERS SC VOL 4 (Of 8)
MEGAS #4 (Of 4)
MUMMY MOVIE PREQUEL RISE & FALL OF XANGOS AX #3
MY INNER BIMBO #5 (Of 5)
NEW TALES OF OLD PALOMAR #3
PILOT SEASON GENIUS #1
POKEMON TCG CLASSIC TIN DISPLAY
POSTAGE STAMP FUNNIES HC
PROJECT KALKI #2 (Of 4)
PS238 #32
PUNISHER #58
RAMAYAN 3392 AD RELOADED #6 (Of 7)
RASL #2
REX MUNDI #12
SAFEST PLACE SC
SCALPED #18
SCOOBY DOO #133
SECRET INVASION FANTASTIC FOUR #2 (Of 3)
SGT FURY MASTERWORKS HC VOL 2
SGT FURY MASTERWORKS HC VOL 2 VARIANT ED VOL 97
SHADOWPACT SC VOL 3 DARKNESS AND LIGHT
SHOWCASE PRESENTS SER 1 ACTION FIGURES
SHOWCASE PRESENTS THE FLASH SC VOL 2
SIMPSONS COMICS #143
SPARKS #1 (Of 8)
SPIRIT #18
STAR WARS INSIDER #102
STAR WARS KNIGHTS OF OLD REPUBLIC #30 EXALTED PART 2 (Of 2)
STAR WARS LEGACY #25
STAR WARS LEGACY SC VOL 3
STREETS OF GLORY #5 (Of 6) MULTIPLE COVERS
SUPER FRIENDS #4
SUPERMAN BATMAN #49
TANGENT SUPERMANS REIGN #4 (Of 12)
TEEN TITANS YEAR ONE #5 (Of 6)
TERROR INC SC
THOR AGES OF THUNDER 2ND PRINTING ZIRCHER VARIANT
TITANS COMPANION SC VOL 2
TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED SC VOL 3
TRANSFORMERS BEAST WARS SOURCEBOOK SC
TRANSFORMERS MOVIE PREQUEL SPECIAL
TRANSFORMERS SPOTLIGHT CYCLONUS
TRANSFORMERS SPOTLIGHT WHEELIE
TRINITY #3
UBU BUBU #2
ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #55
ULTIMATE X-MEN #95
ULTIMATES 3 MARCH ON ULTIMATUM MUST-HAVE
UMBRELLA ACADEMY APOCALYPSE SUITE SC
UN-MEN #11
VIDEO WATCHDOG #140
WAR IS HELL FIRST FLIGHT PHANTOM EAGLE MAX #4 (Of 5)
WARHAMMER CONDEMNED BY FIRE #2 (Of 5) MULTIPLE COVERS
WIZARD ANIME INSIDER #58
WOLF #1
WOLVERINE #66 DIVIDED WE STAND
WOLVERINE #66 TURNER VARIANT
WORLD OF WARCRAFT #8
WORLDS FINEST DELUXE EDITION HC
X-FACTOR #32 DIVIDED WE STAND
Y THE LAST MAN SC VOL 10 WHYS AND WHEREFORES
YGGDRASIL SC VOL 1
ZORRO #4


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