SHIPPING THIS WEEK AUGUST 01, 2007
ACTION COMICS 853
I read this Del Rey manga recently and while it was certainly good storytelling and art, by the time I was finished, the story hadn't evolved much past the basic setup that was explained on the cover blurb. I'm curious to read volume two though, in hopes that it progresses. And while it has some of the mystery of something like Death Note, Alive is mixed with enough humor to keep it from getting too serious.
ALL NEW ATOM 14
AWAKENING 1 of 10
With art by Alex Eckman-Lawn, I'm really intrigued to flip through this. Yes it's about zombies, but something about the art and the preview hooks me in. Archaia Studio Press has been putting out some quality comics lately (I have two more titles on this list below) so I feel it's worth it to check out.
BLACK CANARY 3
CLOCKWORK GIRL 0 (original ship date: June)
It's .25c. What's not to love about a .25c comic?
DETECTIVE COMICS 835
FIRST BORN 1
I'm a sucker for events. And now it's Top Cow's turn.
FOXWOOD FALCONS 1 of 3 (original ship date: July)
From After Hours Press, the solicitation described the pitch as "Stand By Me" meets "Goonies". I'm in.
GREEN LANTERN SINESTRO CORPS SPECIAL 3rd Printing
I meant to pick this up when it originally shipped but missed it. My LCS didn't have the second printing, so I doubt they'll have the third. Eventually I'll get this.
JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA 8
A Liberty Belle spotlight. Jesse Quick (who by the way has been around now in comics for at least 14 or 15 years) is a favorite of mine. She was primarly a speedster following in the tradition of her father, the Golden Age Johnny Quick but has now taken up the mantle of her mother. I was disappointed with how she was written in later issues of the Titans series (the one that predated Geoff Johns' Teen Titans) but I'm very happy to see her in this title.
KILLING PICKMAN 1 of 6
Another Archaic Studio Press title.
MARVEL TAROT (two weeks late)
The Books of Magic... I mean Books of Marvel is explored.
METAL MEN 1 of 8
By Duncan Rouleau. His art on the backup origin story for the Metal Men in one of the 52 issues was eyecatching. Vastly different from his Superman-centric work from years before. I'm not completely sold on this title, but I'm interested enough to see the first issue. I was completely underwhelmed with the Metal Men appearance in recent issues of Superman/Batman.
NEW AVENGERS ILLUMINATI 4 (2 weeks late)
The cover, a group shot of the Illuminati's "better halves", is so fun. The cover alone is worth it.
OKKO CYCLE OF WATER 4 (original ship date: June)
The third Archaia Studio Press title on my list this week.
OUTSIDERS FIVE OF A KIND WEEK 1 NIGHTWING/BOOMERANG
I should mail my wallet to DC.
ROUGH STUFF 5
With Steve Rude as the feature.
WORLD WAR HULK 3
It wouldn't be a Hulk story without a tussle with the military. Bring it on.
By the way, here are titles that were supposed to ship this week but are now, I assume, delayed:
Dark Tower Gunslinger Guidebook
Dynamo 5 #6
Mystic Arcana: Scarlet Witch
and Sorrow 1 of 4
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