Coming This Week: Mutant Killers on Wednesdays in the De-Militarized Zone
Every week I review Diamond's “New Releases” to determine what I’ll definitely be buying sight unseen, what I’m interested in enough to do a quick scan of at the LCS to see if it can win me over, and note any other items that catch my eye. Here’s a look…
The Killer #10 (Archaia): Could it actually be the last issue of the Archaia book, nee: Archaia Studios Press (ASP), The Killer? I certainly hope so, though I’ve been unable to confirm via their always-out-of-date web-site. That’ll make it, let’s see… almost three years (first issue came out in December of ’06) to put out a 10 issue series which had already been translated and published in Belgium. Archaia now seems adamant about putting out the second hardcover this year as well.
Wednesday Comics #6 (DC): At this point, I’m basically just buying it for Strange Adventures, Batman, and Kamandi. And I’m ok with that. The rest is a bonus, and the experimental foray is commendable.
DMZ #44 (DC/Vertigo): Having devoured the first two Northlanders trades I picked up from Brian Wood at SDCC, I feel a sort of renewed appetite for his work.
Uncanny X-Men #514 (Marvel): Fraction's usually got some interesting things to say, I hope they're unfettered by the influence of Dark Utopia, err... is that even what it's called or did I just make that up by mixing two things? Umm, Dark Avengers. Dark X-Men. X-Men: Utopia. Oh, I give up, you know what I mean...
Red Herring #1 (DC/Wildstorm): I’m not crazy about the concept, but the creative team of David “Bite Club” Tischman and Philip “Vimanarama” Bond is always worth a look.
Stephen Colbert’s Tek Jansen HC (Oni Press): Yeah yeah yeah, I know the Writer’s Strike interrupted this, but sheesh, that’s two years (first issue came out in July of ’07) and change to collect 5 issues or something.
BPRD: 1947 #2 and Hellboy: Wild Hunt #5 (Dark Horse): I really lost my taste for all things Hellboy, it got so repetitive and unresolved for me, but it’s nice to see the titles continue to chug forward.
Sandman by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby HC (DC): Pretty cool to see a collection of the “brightly costumed adventurer” of the 1940’s finally collected in a massive 300+ page tome for only $39.99.
Kabuki Reflections #14 (Marvel/Icon): Snark on. What’s left to reflect on? Snark off. Don’t get me wrong, I love David Mack’s work, but he hasn’t been terribly prolific in the last few years, there just isn’t a lot of content left to examine the behind-the-scenes production on.
Lockjaw & The Pet Avengers #4 (Marvel): One of the most fun series Marvel has managed to put out in the last couple of years, with some really breathtaking art. Will probably plunk down for the eventual collected edition of this.
Sea Donkey Surprise:
Due to last week’s LCS follies, I’m still in need of Echo #14 (Abstract Studio), Frankenstein’s Womb (Avatar Press), and Dark Reign: Zodiac #2 (Marvel). Now you might ask what I want with that last title, but hey, it’s Joe Casey doing wild characterization and Nathan Fox's confectionary Pope-discipled art. Will these titles magically show up this week, a week late, as they are so often wont to inexplicably do? Stay tuned…