COMICS ON THE RACK
Quick Picks for Comics Due 07-21-10
By John Judy
ALAN MOORE NEONOMICON #1 of 4 by Moore and Jacen Burrows. Moore's sequel to THE COURTYARD in which two FBI agents get mixed up in some Lovecraftian badness. It is fortunate that Moore has overcome his disdain for creators building on the works of others. Fortunate indeed…. Gotta look.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #638 by Joe Quesada and Marcos Martin. In which Joe Q tries to square the circle between pre-Mephisto/Marriage Spidey and post-Mephisto/Brand New Day Spidey. Heads will explode tonight!
AVENGERS #3 by Brian Michael Bendis and John Romita Jr. The Avengers go back to the future to see what shenanigans their kids have been up to. But will they all fit in the DeLorean?! Doc!!!
BRIGHTEST DAY #6 by Geoff Johns and Friends. The truth of the White Lantern revealed!
CBGB #1 of 4 by Kieron Gillen, Sam Humphries, Marc Ellerby and Rob G. A mini-series built around the legendary "Country/Blue-Grass/Blues" music club in New York that is sadly now a high-end men's clothing store.
DC UNIVERSE LEGACIES #3 of 10 by Len Wein and Many Awesome Artists. The dawn of the Silver Age of Heroes. Cool.
GARTH ENNIS BATTLEFIELDS #8 of 9 by Ennis, Russ Braun and Garry Leach. In the midst of bloody WW2 aerial combat, love takes flight among the commies. Recommended.
HELLBLAZER #269 by Peter Milligan and Giuseppe Camuncoli. Desperate to keep his sanity John Constantine summons Shade the Changing Man for help. Because none of his ex-girlfriends or demons from hell were available.
JANET EVANOVICH TOUBLEMAKER, BOOK ONE HC by Janet and Alex Evanovich and Joelle Jones. Crime-fightin' NASCAR sweethearts in Florida! It's a movie!
JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #41 by James Robinson and Mark Bagley. It's a JLA/JSA cross-over as the source of the original Green Lantern's power comes back for him and his kids. Oy!
KEVIN SMITH'S GREEN HORNET #6 by Smith and Jonathan Lau. The son of the dead Green Hornet gets up to speed under the watchful tutelage of Mr. Miyagi.. I mean Mister Han… sorry, this "Kevin Smith comics coming out on schedule" thing is disorienting…
MARVELMAN CLASSIC PRIMER #1 by Many People. Everything you ever wanted to know about Marvelman/Miracleman but were afraid to ask. Please don't screw this up, Marvel…
NEW AVENGERS #2 by Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen. The gang mixes it up with a magical menace!
OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE, VOL. 40 HC & SC by Team Overstreet. The Bible of what your stuff is worth, featuring variant Batman and Captain America covers. Educational.
RASL POCKET EDITION, VOL. 1 SC written and drawn by Jeff Smith. Collecting the first seven issues in a handy 6.5 x 9 inch format. Recommended for travel and/or staying home.
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…)
THUNDERBOLTS #146 by Jeff Parker and Kev Walker. Luke Cage and his new T-Bolts must clean up a mess from the previous administration. Lotta that going around…
TIME MASTERS: VANISHING POINT #1 of 6 written and drawn by Dan Jurgens. The search for Batman brings in the bigwigs of DCU time travel, including Rip Hunter!
TRUE BLOOD #1 by Alan Ball, David Tischman, Mariah Huehner and David Messina. A little something from the world of HBO's hit vampire soap that's been called "Twilight for people with pubic hair."
ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS 2 #5 of 6 by Mark Millar and Leinil Francis Yu. Ya ever notice how some titles just trip off your tongue? Like music really… Anyway, they're still fighting Ultimate Ghost Rider for the life of the Vice-President. Honest.
ULTIMATE COMICS NEW ULTIMATES #3 of 5 by Jeph Loeb and Frank Cho. This comic was drawn by Frank Cho.
WALKING DEAD #75 by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard. You knew the peaceful life was too good to last, right? You knew that weasel preacher shoulda been fed to the biters early on, right? Here's where it all comes down. Plus a color back-up story drawn by Ryan Ottley. Highly recommended. Not for kids.
WALKING DEAD, VOL. 12: LIFE AMONG THEM SC by Kirkman and Adlard. Collecting issues #67-72, in which the gang finds The Community.
WELCOME TO TRANQUILITY: ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE #1 of 6 by Gail Simone and Horacio Domingues. The retirement village for super-folk is back! As are several colorful characters with scores to settle, whether this mutant Mayberry is ready or not! Recommended!
X-FACTOR #207 by Peter David and Sebastian Fiumara. Is a shock ending still a shock ending when they tell you ahead of time it's gonna be a shock ending? Head hurts…
ZATANNA #3 by Paul Dini and Stephane Roux. "Dab yug Rehtorb Thgin skool ekil eht Rekoj no htem! Sekiy!"
Wishing everyone a happy Comic-Con (except the Westboro Baptist Church)!