Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Comic of the Week 7/5

First things first, if you missed Amazing Spider-man #600 last week, and are at all interested in reading one fine example of a Spider-man comic, you might want to see if your shop has a copy left. My hats off to Marvel for actually allowing me to enjoy one of their comics for the first time in a long while, and it was a triple sized issue devoid of any needless reprint material! You're as suprised as I was, I can tell. Of course the real credit belongs to Dan Slott and John Romita Jr. for being the collective creative genius behind the issue, and I'd be giddy if they could take the reigns of AMS exclusively and return it to both a monthly schedule, and it's prominence as one of Marvel's finest comics.

Yeah, like that'll happen. Anyway, what's waiting for our hard earned dollars this week? Not a whole hell of a lot actually. I'm giving Ghost Rider another chance based off of the excellence that was the last four issues of the series (which I only bought for Tony Moore's art), Deadpool Merc With a Mouth better impress the hell out of me this time after a not so great first issue, we get another issue of James Robinson's Justice League mini, which despite all the hate for issue 1, I believe time will tell on, and Brubaker continues his unfortunate descent into lunacy with Captain America Reborn #2. All of these of course pale in comparison to this week's pick, which is garaunteed to be greatness, Witchfinder: In the Service of Angels #2.

Comic of the Week

Here's all you basically need to know about Witchfinder for it to find it's way onto your pull list: Mike Mignola, 19th century occult investigator, Hellboy-related, and demon-monkey thing. I can almost garauntee you that nothing else you read this week will feature all of those things. Maybe one, or even two, but definitely not all three. I really enjoyed the first issue, looking forward to more. The solicit which demanded I purchase a copy said this:

"Mike Mignola teams up with artist Ben Stenbeck (B.P.R.D.: The Ectoplasmic Man) for a long-awaited glimpse into one of the Hellboy universe’s greatest enigmas: nineteenth-century occult investigator Edward Grey!

After his confrontation with a spectral assassin, Sir Edward hopes to find answers from a mysterious medium in London’s underworld, but discovers only a labyrinthine tangle of conspiracy as the body count continues to rise."

And your honorable mention this week goes once again to Wednesday Comics, which ships it's 5th weekly issue. Schedule permitting I plan on doing a little write-up about WC later this week. You may attempt pointlessly to contain your excitement until then...

The Pull List
  • Absolution #1
  • Amazing Spider-man #601 (undoubtedly returning post-haste to mediocrity)
  • Batman and Robin #1 3rd printing (what?)
  • Batman Confidential #32
  • Captain America Reborn #2
  • Deadpool Merc with a Mouth #2
  • Ghost Riders: Heaven's on Fire #1
  • Justice League: Cry for Justice #2
  • Wednesday Comics #5
  • Witchfinder: In the Service of Angels #2

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