|Hot Picks for the Week!|
By John Judy
ALL-STAR SUPERMAN #10 by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely. This comic won the 2007 Eisner Award for “Best Continuing Series.” Next issue will win the award for 2009. Technically that counts as “Continuing.” The trick to enjoying Grant Morrison comics is to treat the existence of each issue as an unexpected delight and never expect another one. It works, so help me.
APOCALYPSE NERD SC written and drawn by Peter Bagge. Kim Jong Il has nuked Seattle (just go with it) and now software engineer Perry and his friend Gordo struggle to survive in the aftermath. Dark humor and adventure from the creator of HATE and THE BRADLEYS. Recommended.
ASTERIX OMNIBUS VOL. 1 & 2, HC & SC by Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo. Have you ever wished you could have three of those skinny ASTERIX books bound into one volume? How about six into two? Well this is your week, my friend. Recommended for all ages. Enjoy!
BLACK PANTHER #34 by Reginald Hudlin and Francis Portela. T’Challa and Storm leave space behind to settle some business at home. Battles Royale ensue.
CLOUDS ABOVE SC written and illustrated by Jordan Crane. A book-length, all-ages adventure of a boy and his cat. Originally a HC release in 2005 this paperback edition contains five pages of new material. Very cool. Recommended.
DAN DARE #5 of 7 by Garth Ennis and Gary Erskine. As the Mekon makes his move Dan takes command of the fleet. Great stuff for fans of space opera, war comics, and Ennis/Erskine.
DAREDEVIL #106 by Ed Brubaker and Paul Azaceta. DD grapples with the finality of his wife's madness. Punks beware! Recommended.
GRAVEL #2 by Warren Ellis Mike Wolfer, and Raulo Caceres. Combat Magician versus stampeding, blood-thirsty ghost horses! Didn’t Casper have one of those? Yeah, “Nightmare the Ghost Horse.” She was sweet….
GREEN LANTERN #29 by Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis. A flashback to the early days of Hal Jordan’s GL career and the beginnings of Sinestro’s obsession with “Darkest Night.”
HELLBLAZER #242 by Andy Diggle and Leonardo Manco. Constantine’s enemies team up to get him! Will they ever learn…?
JACK KIRBY’S FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS VOL. 4 HC written and illustrated by The King! The final volume of the Forever People, New Gods, Mister Miracle, and lots of extras!
MIGHTY AVENGERS #11 by Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley. It’s Bagley’s last issue featuring a diabolical dust-up with Doctor Doom!
NEW AVENGERS #39 by Brian Michael Bendis and David Mack. KABUKI creator David Mack illustrates Echo versus the Skrulls.
PREVIEWS from Diamond and Marvel Comics. Who knows where we’ll all be in three months? Only Marvel and Diamond Comics.
SHOWCASE PRESENTS: BOOSTER GOLD VOL. 1 SC by Dan Jurgens, John Byrne and others. Collecting the first 25 issues. Why not?
SPIDER-MAN: WITH GREAT POWER #3 of 5 by David Lapham and Tony Harris. The early days of Spidey’s wrestling career when Uncle Ben still lived and life sucked anyway. This comic doesn’t. Great art. Great fun.
SPIRIT #15 by Mark Evanier, Sergio Aragones, and Mike Ploog. Featuring action, laughs, and diamond smuggling! Recommended!
TRANSHUMAN #1 of 4 by Jonathan Hickman and Jm Ringuet. A mockumentary-style comic about the creation and marketing of the world’s first superhumans by the creator of NIGHTLY NEWS, PAX ROMANA, and RED MASS FOR MARS. “Spinal Tap” Meets Supers! Yowza!
ULTIMATE HUMAN #3 of 4 by Warren Ellis and Cary Nord. More sock ‘em ups with Ultimate Cannibal Hulk and Ultimate Drunk Iron Man!
WOLVERINE FIRST CLASS #1 by Fred Van Lente and Andrea Di Vito. Could the co-creator of ACTION PHILOSOPHERS possibly be giving us that rarest of creations, a WOLVERINE comic that does not suck? Signs point to “Maybe.” Guest-starring Kitty Pryde and the X-Men.
WORLD WAR HULK: AFTERSMASH: DAMAGE CONTROL #3 of 3 by Dwayne McDuffie and Salva Espin. This has been a funny, clever little mini-series even if the title screams "Marvel Zombies Only!" Worth a read now or in trade.
X-MEN LEGACY #209 by Mike Carey and Scot Eaton. Formerly known as just plain old "X-MEN" this issue features another philosophical tete-a-tete between Magneto and Professor X. There's fights and lasers too.
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|APOCALYPSE NERD SC|
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|BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #15|
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|BERSERK SC VOL 22|
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|BLACK PANTHER #35|
|BLUE BEETLE #25|
|BUDDHA STORY OF ENLIGHTENMENT #1|
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|COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS #5|
|CREATOR CHRONICLES BILL SIENKIEWICZ DVD|
|CROSSING MIDNIGHT #17|
|DAN DARE #5 (Of 7) MULTIPLE COVERS|
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|DOC SAVAGE TRIPLE NOVEL VOL 15 ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL|
|DRAGON CROSS #4|
|DRAGONLANCE CHRONICLES VOL 3 DRAGONS OF SPRING DAWNING SC|
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|FALLEN ANGEL #25|
|FIRST BORN SC VOL 1|
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|FREDDY VS JASON VS ASH #6 (Of 6)|
|FUTURAMA COMICS #36|
|GHOST RIDER SC TRAIL OF TEARS|
|GRAVEL #2 MULTIPLE COVERS|
|GREEN LAMA MAN OF STRENGTH #0|
|GREEN LANTERN #29|
|GRIMM FAIRY TALES #24|
|GUTWRENCHER #2 (Of 3)|
|HI FRUCTOSE MAGAZINE QUARTERLY #7|
|HOUSEWIVES AT PLAY #18|
|HULK #2 MCGUINNESS VARIANT|
|HUNTERS MOON #5 (Of 5)|
|INCV KOLCHAK NIGHT STALKER OF THE LIVING DEAD VARIANT BY DA|
|INDIA AUTHENTIC #11 HANUMAN|
|INSANE JANE #1|
|IRON MAN DOOMQUEST HC MULTIPLE COVERS|
|IRON MAN MOVIE ACTION FIGURES|
|JACK KIRBYS FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS HC VOL 4|
|JACK OF FABLES #21|
|JOURNAL AMANDA VISELL|
|JSA CLASSIFIED #36|
|JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA SER 2 BATMAN ACTION FIGURE|
|KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #137|
|KOLCHAK TALES NIGHT STALKER OF THE LIVING DEAD #1 (Of 3)|
|LAST WINTER SC|
|LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #40|
|MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST HORROR COMICS SC|
|MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #34|
|MARVEL ADVENTURES IRON MAN #11|
|MARVEL ATLAS #2 (Of 2)|
|MARVEL FANFARE STRANGE TALES SC|
|MARVEL ILLUSTRATED PICTURE DORIAN GRAY #4 (Of 6)|
|MARVEL PREVIEWS APRIL 2008 EXTRAS|
|MIGHTY AVENGERS #11|
|MOUSE GUARD SC FALL 1152|
|MPD PSYCHO SC VOL 4|
|MS MARVEL #25 DODSON VARIANT|
|MS MARVEL #25 SECRET INVASION INITIATIVE|
|NEW AVENGERS #39 SECRET INVASION INITIATIVE|
|NEW UNIVERSAL SC EVERYTHING WENT WHITE|
|NEW WARRIORS #10|
|NIGHTWING THE LOST YEAR SC|
|POWER PACK DAY ONE #1 (Of 4)|
|PREVIEWS ADULT VOL XVIII #4|
|PREVIEWS VOL XVIII #4|
|PUNISHER MAX SC VOL 9 LONG COLD DARK|
|RAMAYAN 3392 AD RELOADED #5 (Of 7) MULTIPLE COVERS|
|RETURN OF THE GREMLINS #1 (Of 3)|
|ROGUE ANGEL TELLER OF TALES #2|
|SAVAGE DRAGON #135|
|SECRET HISTORY AUTHORITY JACK HAWKSMOOR #1 (Of 6)|
|SHADOW DOUBLE NOVEL VOL 16|
|SHE-HULK 2 #27|
|SHOWCASE PRESENTS BOOSTER GOLD SC VOL 1|
|SILENT HILL SINNERS REWARD #2|
|SILVER SURFER MARVEL MASTERWORKS VOL 2 HC VARIANT VOL 19|
|SONIC X #31|
|SORROW #4 (Of 4)|
|SOULFIRE SC VOL 1|
|SPEAK OF THE DEVIL #5 (Of 6)|
|SPEED RACER CHRONICLES OF THE RACER #3|
|SPIDER-MAN ONE MORE DAY HC MULTIPLE COVERS|
|SPIDER-MAN WITH GREAT POWER #3 (Of 5)|
|STAR TREK NEW FRONTIER #1|
|STAR TREK TNG INTELLIGENCE GATHERING #3 (Of 5)|
|STAR WARS KNIGHTS OF OLD REPUBLIC #26 VECTOR PART 2|
|STARDUST KID VOL 1 SC|
|STATIONERY SET AMANDA VISELL|
|TALES ASTONISH MARVEL MASTERWORKS VOL 2 HC MULTIPLE COVERS|
|TALES FROM THE CRYPT SC VOL 3 ZOMBIELICIOUS|
|TAROT WITCH OF THE BLACK ROSE #49|
|TEEN TITANS #57|
|TEEN TITANS GO #53|
|TERMINATOR 2 INFINITY #7|
|THAT SALTY AIR SC|
|TORCHWOOD MAGAZINE #2|
|TRANSFORMERS BEST OF UK SPACE PIRATES #1|
|TRANSHUMAN #1 (Of 4)|
|ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #52|
|ULTIMATE HUMAN #3 (Of 4)|
|ULTIMATE IRON MAN II #4 (Of 5)|
|ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #120|
|ULTIMATE X-MEN #92|
|UNCLE SAM AND THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS #7 (Of 8)|
|URBAN MONSTERS #2|
|USAGI YOJIMBO #110|
|WANTED HC DIRECTORS CUT ED|
|WILDSTORM REVELATIONS #6 (Of 6)|
|WIZARD MAGAZINE #199 MULTIPLE COVERS|
|WOLVERINE FIRST CLASS #1|
|WORLD OF WARCRAFT #5|
|WORLD WAR HULK AFTERSMASH DAMAGE CONTROL #3 (Of 3)|
|X-MEN FIRST CLASS VOL 2 #10|
|X-MEN LEGACY #209 DIVIDED WE STAND|
|ZOMBIE BROADWAY ONE SHOT|
|ZOMBIE PROOF #3|