SHIPPING THIS WEEK AUGUST 08, 2007
From Viper Comics, this was an enjoyable mini-series about a paraplegic ventriloquist dummy. No lie.
ALAN MOORE THE COMPLETE WILDCATS TPB
It's been awhile since I read these stories but I can remember at the time thinking that they definitely helped to ground the overall title from the sometimes haphazard storytelling in the earliest of issues. And the Travis Charest artwork was beautiful to look at to boot. 15 issues at $29.99 is not a bad price, especially if anyone ordered this with a discount.
ANNIHILATION CONQUEST WRAITH 2
I believe this is the first of a 3-part story featuring the Club of Heroes or the Batman of Many Nations. An old Silver Age concept that only Grant Morrison could bring back. So looking forward to this storyline.
BLACK ADAM THE DARK AGE 1 (OF 6)
This feels a bit anti-climactic after learning of his fate in Countdown. This may turn into dollar-bin finds. The original solicitation says 1 of 8. Diamond has it listed as 1 of 6. Guess I'll find out when I see the cover. I'm also curious to see the variant cover by Alex Ross. I like artist Doug Mahnke's work, but his cover is just okay to me. Oh - and remind me to tell my Peter Tomasi story someday.
One of my new favorite series returns, this time with art by Fabio Moon. I can't recommend this title enough. It's a fun, challenging romp that pushes what it means to be a comic book.
DARK TOWER GUNSLINGERS GUIDEBOOK
My love affair with Handbooks continues.
DYNAMO 5 6
ESSENTIAL DAZZLER VOL 1 TPB
Come on. How badly do I want this?
GHOSTING 1 (OF 4)
Written by Fred Van Lente of Action Philosophers, this mini is from Platinum Comics. College hazing has been made illegal so pledges are put through the Ghosting - pranks designed to play on their greatest fears. The artwork by Charles Carvalho looks pretty decent. Worth a flip through at the store.
GI JOE AMERICAS ELITE 26
World War III continues.
GREEN ARROW YEAR ONE 3
GREEN LANTERN 22
The Sinestro Corps War rages. This storyline rocks.
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA SERIES 1
BLACK CANARY, BLACK LIGHTNING, RED ARROW, SUPERMAN, VIXEN
I'm not usually a fan of the DC Direct series that are based off of artist styles. And while this series riffs off of Ed Benes, I do like the idea of owning a Vixen.
LAST CALL VOL 1 GN
By Vasilis Lolos from Oni. Two friends are hit by a ghost train and wake up to discover themselves stuck on the train with no way out. As they search for an escape they uncover clues that lead them into the path of a killer. The prelim art and story sound interesting enough to browse through.
NEW AVENGERS 33
OUTSIDERS FIVE OF A KIND WEEK 2 KATANA/SHAZAM
SHOWCASE PRESENTS ADAM STRANGE VOL 1 TP
One of my favorite space characters gets the Showcase treatment reprinting stories from Showcase and Mystery in Space. Excellent.
SUPERMAN CHRONICLES VOL 3 TPB
Collecting the adventures of Superman in chronological order (and in color!) is an interesting experiment. Especially for a history buff like me that likes to see how characters develop over the years. They come out far too infrequently for me though.
From Vertigo, the Un-Men were old Swamp Thing foes. So I'm a bit curious to see a series with them.
VAULT OF MICHAEL ALLRED LTD ED HC
If you're an Allred fan, this is for you. Rare art, interviews, sketches, history, etc. It came out in comic form - for four issues I believe - but something tells me this will make a great book to add to my reference collection.
WORLD WAR HULK FRONT LINE 3
Just for the Chris Moreno pages alone.
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