12.09.2012

12.12.12 Shipping Report

It’s an extremely solid week, with The Massive #7 (Dark Horse) by Brian Wood and Garry Brown leading the pack. We also have Conan The Barbarian #11 (Dark Horse) due out from Wood. If you *still* need more Wood in your diet, you could also try Ultimate Comics: X-Men #20 (Marvel). Along with Star Wars, Mara, and who knows what else on the way, I’ve never been more certain that he’s the premiere writer of our generation. I enjoyed the first issue of this new series from David Schulner and the unmistakable Juan Jose Ryp, so I’ll be picking up Clone #2 (Image). I never, ever, mention second printings here, so this is going to be the exception that proves the rule. If you missed it the first time, do yourself a favor and pick up the rerelease of Multiple Warheads: Alphabet to Infinity #1 (Image). It’s one of the best things Brandon Graham has done, I’m already telling you it will probably be on my best of 2013 list, so if you like King City, if you like Prophet, hell, if you like good comics at all, then you’d better be picking this series up. On the “big book” side, get ready to pick up some Christmas presents for the comics lovers in your life. We have (Gah! Even more Brian Wood!) The Couriers Complete Collection (Image), which is only $24.99 for 360 pages, collecting all 4 volumes of this “universe,” including my favorite of the bunch, Couscous Express. You know how I mentioned Prophet up there? Well if you dig the contributions of Giannis Milonogiannis on that title, you’d better be getting the Old City Blues: Leather Bound Edition HC (Archaia), which chronicles his story of the Special Police in 2048 New Athens. It’s really good. Lastly, there’s the Fear Agent Hardcover: Volume 01 (Dark Horse). Rick Remender has two works that I think are great, Uncanny X-Force and Fear Agent. You should support the creator-owned option and see where the buzz started. This is a whopping 440 pages regularly priced at $49.99, but if you’re on a tight budget, then I’ll forgive you not supporting your LCS and hitting Amazon, where it’s currently 45% off at just $27.42. That’s a steal.

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