Monday, October 22, 2007


By John Judy

ACTION COMICS #857 by Geoff Johns, Richard Donner, and Eric Powell. “Rats! It am Bizarro Justice League! That am terrible idea! Me will buy many copies to keep plastic bags in! Hello!”

DAREDEVIL #101 by Ed Brubaker and Michael Lark. It’s tough when your wife pushes somebody under a train in the middle of a crowded subway platform, especially when your best defense is “She was crazy on drugs, your honor.” This is s great book. Recommended.

DOKTOR SLEEPLESS #3 by Warren Ellis and Ivan Rodriguez. Given how impossible it is to usefully navigate Avatar’s website I’m tempted not to acknowledge this issue at all. But it’s Warren Ellis….

FLASH #233 by Mark Waid and Daniel Acuna. The Justice League takes the Flash’s kids into protective custody. Can K-Fed be far behind?

MARVEL MASTERWORKS NICK FURY VOL.1 HC by Stan Lee and the Mighty Marvel Bullpen. Collecting Nick’s super-spy adventures from the years before he was bald black man. Classic stuff. Recommended.

MOON KNIGHT #13 by Charlie Huston and Tom Coker. Huston’s final issue, a clever end to a run that too often depended on peeled-off faces and similar “grim-n-gritty” tropes.

SERENITY HC THOSE LEFT BEHIND by Joss Whedon Brett Matthews, and Will Conrad. Collecting the three-issue mini bridging the TV show and movie. Plus lotsa behind the scenes stuff. Browncoats take note!

SHE-HULK #22 by Peter David and Shawn Moll. Peter David’s maiden voyage on Marvel’s other green-skinned powerhouse. Previous author Dan Slott is a tough act to follow, but David shows real promise as he takes “Shulkie” in a new direction. Recommended.

SPIRIT VOL.1 HC written and drawn by Darwyn Cooke. Collecting the first six issues of Cooke’s impressive run on Will Eisner’s most famous gumshoe.

STREETS OF GLORY #2 by Garth Ennis and Mike Wolfer. This issue illustrates why Montana has never been a good place to live. Never.

SUPERMAN #669 by Kurt Busiek and Rick Leonardi. The search for the Third Kryptonian continues. Did anyone on that planet actually die?

THUNDERBOLTS #117 by Warren Ellis and Mike Deodato. Doc Samson, the gamma-powered psychiatrist has a look under Dark Speedball’s spikey hood. Great comic, highly recommended.

WALKING DEAD #43 by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard. The Governor is back to make flesh-eating zombies seem like good neighbors. This is why Kirkman will be the only guy left standing once the zombie craze burns itself out. Highly recommended. NOT for kids.

X-FACTOR VOL.3 MANY LIVES OF MADROX SC by Peter David and Pablo Raimondi. Collecting issues 13-17 in which Madrox collects stray dupes and the team goes on the psychiatrist’s couch with the in-demand Doc Samson. Good stuff. Recommended.

X-MEN #204 by Mike Carey and Michael Choi. Featuring the final chapter of the “Endangered Species” back-up story in which Hank McCoy has a date.

Plus PREVIEWS from Marvel and Diamond.

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