Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Comic of the Week 9/16

Well it's Wednesday again, and holy hell are there a lot of good comics out this week. If not for the fact that a new issue of Batman and Robin was out, I honestly don't know which book I would've gone with. Contenders from every corner of the DCU, and yet another issue of the "it just keeps getting better" Walking Dead from Image.

However there can only be one pick of the week, and Batman and Robin #4 is undoubtedly the greatest thing happening to your comic shop today.

Comic of the Week

Ok so those first three issues were about as good as superhero comics get, amiright? Morrison follows the first arc up with a visit from the Red Hood, but it's not Jason Todd, is it? Or is it? Hell I can't keep up anymore. Phillip Tan takes over art chores for this arc to give Frank Quitely a rest, and well I'm afraid that while he's a capable artist, his work is going to look like shit following Quitely. But I'm hoping that it's not too much of a distraction and Morrison continues to produce fun, coherent Batman stories for Dick and Damien, which is a feat he never accomplished while writing Bruce. It's on you, solicit:

"Meet the Red Hood and his sidekick Scarlet, Gotham City's vicious new protectors, in the start of a new arc! This dangerous duo is out to destroy the very reputation and legacy of the Batman by replacing it altogether. Writer Grant Morrison (FINAL CRISIS) teams with hot new artist Philip Tan (GREEN LANTERN) to bring you what's sure to be the new Batman and Robin's biggest challenge yet!"

Honorable mentions for pretty much every other book on my pull list, seriously. Specifically however, give Blackest Night #3, Batman Streets of Gotham #4, Marvel Zombies Return #3, Vengeance of Moon Knight #1, Walking Dead #65, and of course Wednesday Comics #11 looks. And if you have any money left over, a writer some of you may have heard of before, some guy named J. Michael Straczynski is taking over Brave and the Bold with issue #27 and rumor has it that it just may be worth your time.

The Pull List
  • Amazing Spider-man #605
  • Batgirl #2
  • Batman and Robin #4
  • Batman and Robin #4 Incentive Philip Tan variant
  • Batman Streets of Gotham #4
  • Blackest Night #3
  • Brave and the Bold #27
  • Captain America Reborn #3
  • Deadpool Merc with a Mouth #3
  • Marvel Zombies Return #3
  • Outsiders #22
  • Vengeance of Moon Knight #1
  • Walking Dead #65
  • Wednesday Comics #11

1 comment:

J. Astro said...

Man, I gotta say - following along with you ALMOST makes me wish I still collected. Almost. ;)