Coming This Week: More Iron Man, The Other Giant Man, and Poor Philip Tan

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…


3 Story: The Secret History of the Giant Man (Dark Horse): I’m very excited to see the new Matt Kindt project. I chatted with him briefly at SDCC and Super Spy remains one of my favorite books of the last few years.

Batman & Robin #4 (DC): Philip Tan is a good artist, but he’s been placed in the unenviable position of following Frank Quitely. That’s a tough draw, dude.

Wednesday Comics #11 (DC): Aka: Paul Pope can do whatever he wants and some other stuff comes with it.

Invincible Iron Man #18 (Marvel): This is still consistently the best book Marvel is currently delivering.

Lone Ranger #18 (Dynamite Entertainment): I’m pretty sure I read that Dynamite will only be putting forthcoming arcs of Lone Ranger out when they’re done and in the can to ensure some regularity. Cool. Saddle up and let’s ride.


Punisher #9 (Marvel): I still enjoy this book generally speaking, but the last issue or two didn’t have the zing they typically do, so it’s moved to on-the-fence status.


Wasteland: Apocalyptic Edition HC: Volume 1 (Oni Press): Of course, this would be a sure buy had I not already picked it up at SDCC from Johnston and Mitten. You can hardly go wrong with the oversized format, ginormous page count, and tricked out special features, including all of the Ankya Ofsteen prose pieces. This book is getting better and better, can’t wait for the Volume 5 TPB collecting all of the interlude issues!

Tom Strong: Deluxe Edition HC: Book 1 (DC/Wildstorm/ABC): I think it’s great to see DC getting behind the Deluxe Edition package design and offering more books in this slick yet affordable format.

Ex Machina #45 (DC/Wildstorm): Speaking of Deluxe Editions, I’m waiting out this series in favor of that format as it now wraps up the last few issues, but I usually can’t resist giving it a scanning through at the “Lair of the Sea Donkey” (my LCS) to get the basic thrust of what’s going on.


At 5:26 PM, Blogger Ryan Claytor said...

I saw 3 Story: The Secret History of the Giant Man in the Dark Horse freebie this year. I've had it on my amazon wish list ever since. Can't wait to check it out and I'll be lookin' forward to your review.

At 8:30 AM, Blogger Justin Giampaoli said...

Yeah, I'm *really* excited about this. Matt Kindt just gets better and better. From the Pistolwhip series, to 2 Sisters, and Super Spy... he's a really talented guy with a fresh, unique style. And he's just a swell guy, chatted with him @ SDCC, my friend Mike even commisioned a piece from him.


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