SHIPPING THIS WEEK AUGUST 15, 2007
More Countdown Tie-Ins I'm not reading.
AMAZONS ATTACK 5 (DC)
Oh yea. Almost forgot this is still going on.
ANNIHILATION CONQUEST QUASAR 2 (Marvel)
ARCHAIC 8 (Fenickx)
Hyper-violent elves. Homicidal maniacs. Sinister Kings. Technology-obsessed religious zealots. What's not to love? Seriously, I'm surprised by this book and I continue to enjoy each issue. There are two trades that will catch you up to date. Seek them out.
BIZARRE NEW WORLD 3 (Ape)
Meant to ship in July, this issue wraps up this fun little mini. And it's not the ending you would expect from a comic about an average guy who learns he can fly. Good stuff.
BLACK CANARY 4 (DC)
BOOSTER GOLD 1 (DC)
Back in the mid-80s, there were the Cola-Wars: Coke vs Pepsi. A lesser known war, between my comic book reading friends at the time, was Booster Gold vs. Blue Beetle. We would try and convince each other that one comic was better than the other. Looking back, both were great silly fun. Blue Beetle had the better art (Paris Cullins rocked and was a nice successor to Ditko's manic energy) but Booster Gold had the character you loved to hate. So here we are twenty years later with another series and I'm stoked. And I'm glad Dan Jurgens is back to help with his creation. Booster Gold is arguably the first new character created post-Crisis, so he's pretty important. Looking forward to this new series and new direction.
BRAVE AND THE BOLD 6 (DC)
CATWOMAN 70 (DC)
CHECKMATE 17 (DC)
COUNTDOWN 37 (DC)
FLASH 231 (DC)
Mark Waid returns to write Wally West as the Flash, this time with artist Daniel Arcuna. Arcuna's work on Uncle Sam & the Freedom Fighters is outstanding. But can Waid recapture the magic of his first Flash run? We'll see.
GEARHEAD 4 (Arcana)
Dennis Hopeless and Kevin Mellon are just fantastic guys. And GearHead is riproaring fun about a girl with a large wrench. Come on. You gotta buy it.
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA 12 (DC)
Meltzer's oft-criticized run comes to an end.
KILLING GIRL 1 OF 5 (Image)
If you're a fan of Frank Espinosa and Rocketo, then you should be picking up this comic that asks the question: "What if the Mafia had their own secret service?". Check it out.
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES IN THE 31ST CENTURY 5 (DC)
NARCOLEPTIC SUNDAY GN (Oni)
By Jeremy Haun and Brian Koschak. An interesting premise about a narcoleptic who wakes up to find his one night stand murdered. Oni rarely fails to deliver. Worth a read.
OUTSIDERS FIVE OF A KIND THUNDER/MARTIAN MANHUNTER (DC)
REX MUNDI 7 (Dark Horse)
RIPCLAW PILOT SEASON 1 (Top Cow)
Top Cow is putting their lineup in your hands.
ROBIN 165 (DC)
SHADOWPACT 16 (DC)
SUPERMAN/BATMAN 39 (DC)
Sigh. I don't want to get this but Dustin Nguyen is on art. DC, you sneaky bastards.
X ISLE VOL 1 tpb (Boom!)
Boom Studios calls this Alien meet the Descent. With a splash of Lost no doubt. Art by Greg Scott makes it completely worth it. I was surprised how much I enjoyed this mini.
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