"New Comics This Week" for The week of June 9 to June 15, 2008

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"New Comics This Week" for The week of June 9 to June 15, 2008


REVIEWS FOR COMICS DUE THURSDAY 06-11-08
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Quick Reviews by John Judy
    ABSOLUTE SANDMAN VOL. 3 HC by Neil Gaiman and Various Artists. For all of us who don't already have every trade collection in soft and hardcover first prints.

    ACTION COMICS #866 by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank. Time to duke it out with Brainiac. Again.

    AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #562 by Bob Gale and Mike McKone. Featuring a fake Spidey, compulsive gambling, and a last page gag that frustrated Marvel fans should appreciate.

    ANGEL AFTER THE FALL #8 by Joss Whedon, Brian Lynch and a Host of Others. Wrapping up the first night in Hell stories in which things got problematic.

    BOOSTER GOLD #10 by Geoff Johns, Jeff Katz and Dan Jurgens. Booster learns someone's gotta die. It was really cool having "someone" back for a while.

    BPRD: WAR ON FROGS #1 by Mike Mignola, John Arcudi and Herb Trimpe. "Down to the family crypt. Two of the frogs, formerly Cavendish brothers, were there too. They seemed to be taking their mother's corpse into the crypt for burial under the waters of the flooded chamber." Good times! Recommended!

    COMPLETE LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE VOL. 1 HC by Harold Gray. Collecting over 1000 of the original daily strips from 1924 to 1927. Featuring Sandy the dog, Daddy Warbucks and no pupils! Ever! "Leapin' lizards!" Recommended.

    DOKTOR SLEEPLESS #7 by Warren Ellis and Ivan Rodriguez. Remember "Desolation Jones?" Me neither. This one features a naughty nurse, so that's good.

    ETERNALS #1 by Charles & Daniel Knauf and Daniel Acuna. Continuing where Neil Gaiman and John Romita Jr. left off. Best appreciated by hardcore Marvel Zombies.

    GOON #25 written and illustrated by Eric Powell. "What the hell is that?" "I dunno, we found it in a ditch and slung a rope round its neck. It goes flyin' into a fit when you throw firecrackers at it. Watch." Highly recommended.

    NEWUNIVERSAL SHOCKFRONT #2 of 6 by Warren Ellis and Steve Kurth. Someone gets killed playing football so right there you have your entertainment value. Recommended.

    SECRET INVASION: WHO DO YOU TRUST? by Lotsa People. Five stories! Only $3.99! Skrulls!

    SKYSCRAPERS OF THE MIDWEST HC written and illustrated by Joshua Cotter. Observations of childhood isolation and existence in the American Midwest. With giant robots. Eisner Award- nominated. Recommended.

    TRINITY #2 by Kurt Busiek and a Huge Support Staff. It's Supes, Bats, and WW! Every week! Hopefully this will wash the taste of "Countdown" out of your brain!

    THE TWELVE #6 of 12 by J. Michael Straczynski and Chris Weston. Lotsa action and the Origin of Rockman, Underground Secret Agent! Highly recommended!

    WONDER WOMAN #21 by Gail Simone and Aaron Lopresti. WW teams up with Beowulf and Stalker, even though Stalker was a bad guy last time I read "JSA All-Stars." Oh well, it's Gail Simone. She'll make it work.

    X-FORCE AIN'T NO DOG by Charlie Huston and Jefte Palo AND Jason Aaron and Werther Dell'Edera. Featuring two stand-alone stories. The first is a vicious "Frank Miller's Sin City" type of thing starring evil sociopath Wolverine. The second is a more nuanced short focusing on James Proudstar and his moral concerns at being groomed as an assassin by evil sociopath "heroes" with Xs on their costumes. It's by Jason Aaron who writes "Scalped" so it's a level above most X-Force material. Summing up, this X-Force is a dog but at least it knows a few tricks.

    YOUNG LIARS #4 written and drawn by David Lapham. Until the next issue of "Stray Bullets" comes out we have this.

Alexa Recommends
    Red Mass for Mars #1 by Jonathan Hickman and Ryan Bodenheim. I like Hickman's books better when someone else is drawing them. I really like Hickman's sense of style, but having someone else draw it gives some much needed clarity. This results in a brilliant book. This is Hickman's take on a fantasy/superhero theme. If you thought Nightly News was too confusing and political, then this book might just be for you. Hickman's showing that he can do all genres, but only if he lets someone else draw and not leave us in a writhing pit of confusion. This is a great far future vision and is my pick of the week.

    Angel: After the Fall #8 by Joss Whedon, Brian Lynch, and multiple artists. These are more stories of the first night. There's the story of Gwen, and why she doesn't have that dampener thing anymore, the story of the crazy random dude that's always screaming that the end is near, and the story of Gunn in those first moments. Maybe you can understand why Gunn blames Angel, but really he was a little busy with the dragon to be looking after Gunn. The Gunn story was definitely the best. I feel like I'm getting really confused though. Maybe I just need to reread everything, but it seems a little unfocused.

    The Twelve #6 by J. Michael Straczynski and Chris Weston. We actually get to find out the real story behind Rockman! Very exciting. It's a very sad tale full of love and loss and going crazy. We get to see some homophobia from Dynamic Man and some more crazy lip and eyebrow movement from Mastermind Excello. This is a great book. I like the slow story pace of the series, giving a good issue for each character rather than rocketing us through on a pointless action scene. And most importantly, the Phantom Reporter is back!

    Eternals #1 by Charles Knauf, Daniel Knauf, and Daniel Acuna. They decided to wait a couple years before actually doing anything with the miniseries restart of the Eternals done by Gaiman. Since all of us have forgotten what happened, they have a nice recap for us. It pales in comparison with the previous Eternals miniseries, but it's just the first issue. It sets up some good possibilities for future issues. I'm still a little confused after the recap though. Looks like I'll be rereading the miniseries to remember what happened.

    Doktor Sleepless #7 by Warren Ellis and Ivan Rodriguez. All the plot pieces actually seem to be coming together. It opens with some startling statistics and then moves straight on with plot. I really like the art in this book. It's clear, clean, and nice to look at. The masks, both kinds that feature prominently in this issue, are very cool looking. If you haven't picked this book up yet, go find some back issues. This is a great Ellis book that has all the Ellis-ness that we enjoy.

    BPRD : War on Frogs by John Arcudi and Herb Trimpe. This is a one shot that visits the site of some old leftovers. It's all about the monster frogs. Anybody else think that Mignola has frog fear? It's a good one shot that has Roger figuring out that even though they're crazy monster frogs, you should just leave well enough alone. Let sleeping dogs lie and all that. The creepy lair was nice and creepy. It's a learning experience for Roger.

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

100 BULLETS #92
2000 AD #1587
2000 AD #1588
ABSOLUTE SANDMAN HC VOL 3
ACTION COMICS #866
ALTER EGO #78
AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL #21
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #562
AMERICAN TERROR SC VOL 1 CONFESSION OF A HUMAN SMART BOMB (
ANGEL AFTER THE FALL #8
ARCHIE & FRIENDS #120
BATMAN #676 REST IN PEACE VARIANT
BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #18
BATMAN STRIKES #46
BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL SC VOL 19 BADGER HOLE
BLOOD SUCKER LEGEND OF ZIPANGU SC VOL 7 (Of 11)
BOOSTER GOLD #10
BOY WHO MADE SILENCE #4
BPRD WAR ON FROGS #1
BURN #2 (Of 6)
BURNOUT
CAPTAIN AMERICA SC VOL 1 DEATH OF CAPTAIN AMERICA
CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND MI 13 #2 SECRET INVASION
CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #26
CHARLATAN BALL #1
CHUCK #1 (Of 6)
CIVIL WAR CHRONICLES #12
CLANDESTINE #5 (Of 5)
CLIFTON SC VOL 5 JADE
COMIC SHOP NEWS #1095
COMPLETE JACK KIRBY VOL 4 1947B SC
COMPLETE LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE HC VOL 1
CONTRACT #0
COUNTERWEIGHT THE ART OF RICK OBRIEN HC
DARK TOWER LONG ROAD HOME #2 (Of 5) VARIANT
DC UNIVERSE SPECIAL SUPERMAN MONGUL
DOKTOR SLEEPLESS #7 MULTIPLE COVERS
DR WHO MAGAZINE #396
DRAFTED #8
ELEPHANTMEN #12
ETERNALS #1
ETERNALS #1 ACUNA WHITE VAR
ETERNALS BY JACK KIRBY SC BOOK 01
FALL OF CTHULHU #13 MULTIPLE COVERS
FEAR AGENT #21 HATCHET JOB (PT 5 OF 5)
FIST OF JUSTICE #2
FLUFFY HC
FORGOTTEN HC
FORTEAN TIMES #237
FREDDIE & ME SC COMING OF AGE BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
GAMEKEEPER SERIES 2 #4
GENEXT #2 (Of 5)
GOON #25
GOTHAM UNDERGROUND #9 (Of 9)
GREEN ARROW BLACK CANARY #9
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #25
HACK SLASH SERIES #12 MULTIPLE COVERS
HELLBOY 3 PIECE PVC SET
HERO SQUARED SC VOL 2 ANOTHER FINE MESS
HOT MOMS #11
HULK RAGING THUNDER
HUNTRESS YEAR ONE #3 (Of 6)
ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #1 2ND PRINTING
INCREDIBLE HERCULES AGAINST THE WORLD HC
INVINCIBLE #50
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #1 LARROCA VARIANT
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #1 MEINERDING VARIANT
IRON MAN LEGACY OF DOOM #3 (Of 4)
IRON MAN VIVA LAS VEGAS #1 (Of 4) GRANOV VAR
JACK STAFF #17
JACK THE LANTERN GHOSTS PREVIEW
JAMES BOND SC PARADISE PLOT
JIM BUTCHERS DRESDEN FILES #1 VARIANT
JOKER THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD SC
JOURNAL DOMO FLOCKED
JUDGE DREDD HENRY FLINT COLLECTION SC
JUDGE DREDD MEGAZINE #272
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA HC VOL 3 INJUSTICE LEAGUE
LAST DEFENDERS #4 (Of 6)
LAZARUS IMMORTAL COILS #1 (Of 5)
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES IN THE 31ST CENTURY #15
LINGER ONE SHOT
LOCAL #12 (Of 12)
LOCKE & KEY #5
LOCUS #569
LOST BOYS REIGN OF FROGS #2 (Of 4)
MAD MAGAZINE #491
MADMAN ATOMIC COMICS #9
MAGDALENA DAREDEVIL ONE SHOT
MANGA SCHOOL WITH SELENA LIN DRAW YOUR OWN MANGA SC
MARVEL ADVENTURES HULK #12
MARVEL ILLUSTRATED THREE MUSKETEERS #1 (Of 6)
MARVEL ZOMBIES 02 HC
METAMORPHO YEAR ONE SC
MIGHTY AVENGERS #13 YU VARIANT
MOON KNIGHT #19
NARCOPOLIS #3 (Of 4) MULTIPLE COVERS
NEW AVENGERS #40 CHEUNG VARIANT
NEW EXILES #7
NEWUNIVERSAL SHOCKFRONT #2 (Of 6)
NIGHT & FOG #1 (Of 4)
NOVO SC VOL 1 BIRTH OF NOVO
NUMBER OF THE BEAST #5 (Of 8)
OTAKU USA MAGAZINE MAY JUN 2008
OUT OF PICTURE SC VOL 2
PACESETTER THE GEORGE PEREZ MAGAZINE #9
PALS N GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #122
PENNY ARCADE SC VOL 5 THE CASE OF THE MUMMYS GOLD
PILOT SEASON LADY PENDRAGON #1
PIQ MAGAZINE JUL 2008
PROGRAMME SC VOL 1
PUNISHER MAX LITTLE BLACK BOOK
QUESTION THE FIVE BOOKS OF BLOOD HC
RABID SC
RED MASS FOR MARS #1 (Of 4)
REICH #3
RIDE SC VOL 2
RUE MORGUE MAGAZINE #79
SADHU WHEEL OF DESTINY #2 (Of 4)
SALVATION RUN #7 (Of 7)
SALVATION RUN #7 VARIANT
SCREAMLAND #4 (Of 5)
SECRET INVASION #1 YU VAR
SECRET INVASION #2 YU VAR
SECRET INVASION WHO DO YOU TRUST
SFX #170
SILENT HILL SINNERS REWARD #4
SILVER SURFER SC IN THY NAME
SIMON DARK #9
SKAAR SON OF HULK #1
SKAAR SON OF HULK #1 BELL VAR
SKY DOLL #2 (Of 3)
SLAINE THE KING SC NEW PRINTING
SMUGGLING SPIRITS SC BOOK 02 (Of 2)
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #189
SPIDER-MAN MAGAZINE #1
SPIDER-MAN WITH GREAT POWER #4 (Of 5)
STAR WARS REBELLION #14 SMALL VICTORIES 4 (Of 4)
SUCCUBUS #1
SUPERIOR SHOWCASE #3
TINY TITANS #5
TITANS #3
TOYFARE #132
TRINITY #2
TWELVE #6 (Of 12)
ULTIMATE X-MEN HC VOL 8
UNCLE SCROOGE #376
VINYL UNDERGROUND SC VOL 1 WATCHING THE DETECTIVES
VOYAGES OF SHEBUCCANEER #1 (Of 3)
WALT DISNEYS COMICS & STORIES #691
WALT DISNEYS SPRING FEVER SC VOL 2
WHERE MADNESS REIGNS THE ART OF GRIS GRIMLY
WILDGUARD INSIDER #2 (Of 3)
WILL EISNERS SPIRIT ARCHIVES HC VOL 24
WOLVERINE SC ENEMY OF STATE ULTIMATE COLLECTION
WONDER WOMAN #21
X-FORCE AINT NO DOG
YOSHITAKA AMANOS MATEKI THE MAGIC FLUTE HC
YOUNG LIARS #4


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