COMICS ON THE RACK
Quick Picks for Comics Due 07-14-10
By John Judy
ABSOLUTE PLANETARY, VOL. 2 HC by Warren Ellis and John Cassaday. Collecting issues #13-27 in this coffee-table size book, thus completing this trippy tribute to every pop fantasy adventure ever printed on cheap paper. Recommended.
ADVENTURE COMICS #516 by Many People. A Legion of Super-Heroes story with a back-up feature starring The Atom! Because sooner or later that stuff's gonna sell!
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #637 by Lotsa People. Kraven! Dead and loving it! Too bad about that other guy, though…
ASTONISHING SPIDER-MAN/WOLVERINE #2 of 6 by Jason Aaron and Adam Kubert. It's Aaron's first "summer movie" comic and it's pretty raucous! Web-slinging, claw-popping fun!
ASTRO CITY: THE SILVER AGENT #1 of 2 by Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson. At last! The low-down on Astro City's most famous and tragic citizen! A long time coming and highly recommended.
BATMAN #701 by Grant Morrison and Tony Daniel. An untold story of the Batman by Grant Morrison to help you understand what's happening in all those other stories of the Batman by Grant Morrison!
BLACKEST NIGHT: BLACK LANTERN CORPS VOL. 1 and 2 HC by Everyone. Your favorite dead heroes return as heart-ripping ghouls! (Hey, Marvel wasn't doing much with that story anymore…)
BRAVE AND THE BOLD #35 by J. Michael Straczynski and Jesus Saiz. The Legion of Substitute Heroes and the Inferior Five. This is why I still read comics. Highly recommended.
BRODY'S GHOST, BOOK 1 of 6 SC written and drawn by Mark Crilley. When a cute ghost tells you to begin samurai training to unlock your hidden powers you better begin samurai training to unlock your hidden powers, buster! Recommended.
CHEW #12 by John Layman and Rob Guillory. Poyo, the Killer Cock returns! Excelsior!
COMIC BOOK GUY: THE COMIC BOOK #1 of 5 by Boothby, Delaney and Davis. Our hero, our role model, our avatar. "Best. Comic. EVER!" Recommended.
DAREDEVIL #508 by Andy Diggle, Antony Johnston and Roberto DeLaTorre. If your friends are trying to stop you from killing Bullseye are they really your friends?
DAYTRIPPER #8 of 10 by Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon. The latest chapter in the ongoing lives and deaths of Bras. Highly recommended.
DOCTOR SOLAR MAN OF THE ATOM #1 by Jim Shooter and Denis Calero. Living Comics Institution Jim Shooter brings back this silver-age powerhouse for yet another shot at The Show.
FRACTURED FABLES HC by Many People, including but not limited to Jill Thompson, Bryan Talbot, Peter David, Ben Templesmith, Terry Moore, Ted McKeever, Bill Morrison, Larry Marder, Jim Valentino, Shannon Wheeler. Fairy tales for all ages and sensibilities.
GIRL COMICS #3 of 3 by Many talented Female Creators. Wrapping up this combination history of women in comics/anthology of under-utilized characters. Fun stuff and a lot of information I didn't know before. Kudos to Marvel for making this happen. Recommended.
GORILLA MAN #1 of 3 by Jeff Parker and Giancarlo Caracuzzo. A peek into the backstory of Ken Hale, the immortal talking gorilla from the Agents of Atlas!
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #28 by Matt Fraction and Salvador Larroca. Armor-plated action and hi-tech hijinks abound as Tony and Rhodey start tearing up the town! Recommended.
JUSTICE LEAGUE GENERATION LOST #5 by Keith Giffen, Judd Winick and Joe Bennett. Maxwell Lord has reassembled his old, cut-rate Justice League (more or less). But why???
OFFICER DOWNE ONE-SHOT by Joe Casey and Chris Burnham. The adventures of the baddest cop in this world. And the next…
REVOLVER HC written and drawn by Matt Kindt. Given a choice between soul-crushing order and post-apocalyptic chaos, which would you choose? Or would you? In this original graphic novel one guy has a chance to find out. Recommended.
RICHARD STARK'S PARKER: THE MAN WITH THE GETAWAY FACE adapted and drawn by Darwyn Cooke. Following his triumphant adaptation of PARKER THE HUNTER Cooke now primes the pump for this October's release of THE OUTFIT with this short 24-page lead in story. This is a guaranteed Awesome Read and everyone should reserve their copies immediately. Highly recommended. Not for kids.
SCOTT PILGRIM, VOL. 6: FINEST HOUR GN written and drawn by Bryan Lee O'Malley. At last! The final Evil Ex-Boyfriend arrives! It's clobberin' time! (Sorry. Wrong book. Sorry…)
SIXTH GUN #1 and 2 by Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt. Dark magic and gun-slingin' in the old west. Could it be someone decided to do the "Jonah Hex" movie right…?
STRANGE SCIENCE FANTASY #1 written and drawn by Scott Morse. A little retro madness from the creator of SOULWIND.
SUPERMAN #701 by J. Michael Straczynski and Eddy Barrows. The new creative team brings Superman back to Earth in "Grounded, Part One." Gotta look!
UNCANNY X-MEN: HEROIC AGE #1 by Matt Fraction and Three Artistes. Three tales of X-action in the Marvel Yoo!
UNWRITTEN #15 by Mike Carey and Peter Gross. Tommy's getting closer to finding his dad while poor Lizzie's having a Dickens of a time… Recommended.
VIKING PRINCE BY JOE KUBERT HC written by Robert Kanigher and Bob Haney, drawn by Kubert. Collecting the Silver-Age adventures of a great Viking warrior, pre-NORTHLANDERS. Recommended.
X-FILES/30 DAYS OF NIGHT #1 of 6 by Steve Niles, Adam Jones and Tom Mandrake. Mulder and Scully fight the vamps! Gotta look!
X-MEN: SECOND COMING #2 by Many People. Who lives? Who dies? Who comes back? Hint: Red hair, people. Red. Hair.