COMICS ON THE RACK
Quick Picks for Comics Due 06-16-10
By John Judy
AGE OF HEROES #2 of 4 by Paul Cornell, Dan Slott, Ty Templeton and Others. An anthology of Marvel misfits taking their turns in the spotlight. A must for fans of Gravity and The Gauntlet!
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #633 by Zeb Wells and Chris Bachalo. The all-new, all-improved, kid-killing Lizard takes his shot at killing Spidey. Disturbing because, y'know, he killed his own kid. The Lizard, I mean. Probably not for younger readers.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #634 by Joe Kelly and Michael Lark. Back-up stories by Stan Lee and Marcos Martin and J.M. DeMatteis and Max Fiumara. The Kraven chicks finally get into the game. The comic so good they couldn't wait a week! Twice the web-slinging in the same week! Excelsior!
ATLAS #2 by Jeff Parker and Gabriel Hardman. The 3-D Man enters the scene. But will he be in IMAX too?
BIRDS OF PREY #2 by Gail Simone and Ed Benes. The gals gang up to protect the Penguin! They have their reasons!
THE BOYS #43 by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. Wee Hughie versus Malchemical! Everybody fights! Awesome stuff! NOT for kids!
BRIGHTEST DAY #4 by Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis and Others. Black Lantern Firestorm?!? Are you kidding?!? Okay Johns, time to get the clues out there… Recommended.
CRIMINAL VOL. 5: SINNERS SC by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips. The return of military deserter/bad-ass Tracy Lawless. Highly recommended. Not for kids.
CROSSED: FAMILY VALUES #2 of 6 by David Lapham and Javier Barreno. Picking up where Garth Ennis left off, this one's about a country family running from the plague-infected maniacs who have taken over the world with at least one of them wondering if she wouldn't be safer on her own. Absolutely not for kids, but great reading for the strong of stomach.
DC UNIVERSE LEGACIES #2 of 10 by Ken Wein and Andy and Joe Kubert, J.H. Williams and Scott Kolins. Recounting the early days of masked adventuring in the DCU. Newsboy Legion, Seven Soldiers and (of course) the JSA. Awesome artists on the job!
HELLBLAZER #268 by Peter Milligan and Guiseppi Camuncoli. Constantine is so desperate to get his marbles back he summons Shade the Changing Man! All the way from the eighties! A blast from the past!
I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER SC written and drawn by Shannon Wheeler. A collection of stuff by Eisner Award-winning New Yorker cartoonist Wheeler. No long articles about restaurants and plays you'll never see, guaranteed!
INCREDIBLE HULK #610 by Greg Pak and Paul Pelletier. Guess who's back. The cover says it all. About time!
NEW AVENGERS #1 by Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen. Oh come on, we all knew Bendis was never gonna leave this one behind! A new assemblage begins here! Gotta look!
ULTIMATE COMICS X #3 by Jeph Loeb and Arthur Adams. Wow, that Arthur Adams is still a swell artist! He's drawing this!
WALKING DEAD #73 by Robert Kirkman and Charles Adlard. Living in the zombie-free haven of the DC metro area can make you lower your guard. Don't do that. Highly recommended. Not for kids.