After eight years of visiting my friends Jake and Joel every Wednesday at Awesome Comics in Dallas, this week will be a little sad, as I’ve relocated to the Bay Area and will be searching for a new shop on Wednesday. If you know of a great shop in the Mountain View/Sunnyvale/San Jose area, please leave a comment.
As far as comics go, this week sees the return of the Green Lantern Corps., as Gibbons and co. return to the characters from the mini-series. It also brings the debut of Ursa Minors, which looks like a lot of fun, and Slave Labor’s new Gargoyles comic, based on the Disney cartoon. It’s written by the cartoon’s creator, Greg Weisman, which should make fans happy. This week also sees the second issue of Civil War, and from what I understand, something big is supposed to happen. Guess we’ll see.
Diamond’s updated shipping lists won’t be available until tomorrow due to a computer problem, but you can check out the preliminary list now.
Chris Hunter’s Pick of the Week:
Civil War #2, without a doubt. From what I hear, this issue will have a huge surprise at the end of it, one that I’m looking forward to seeing. That and McNiven’s art is always a treat.
Shane Bailey’s Pick of the Week:
Showcase Presents Superman Vol. 2: I love this era of Superman. Every story was filled with some wacky concept or plot, and Jimmy and Lois were always getting into trouble of some sort. If you loved the first volume, you’re sure to love the second. Plus, glorious Curt Swan line art without the coloring getting in the way!
Stephanie Chan’s Pick of the Week:
Yoshitaka Amano: Fairies HC: I’m looking forward to Fairies because Amano is one of my favorite artists of all time. In this book, he paints images from stories like A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Merlin, fairies from Celtic and Japanese mythology, and other gorgeous fantasy paintings.
Tom Bondurant’s Pick of the Week:
I’m picking JLA Classified #22, the start of Steve Englehart’s take on the “Detroit League,” in part out of ’80s nostalgia. I think the combination of writer and subject will be a good fit, with Englehart emphasizing the regular-guy aspects of JL Detroit in much the same way he approached John Stewart having to live up to Hal Jordan’s legacy.
JK Parkin’s Pick of the Week:
I’m going with Super F$$$$$s #3, which I’ve been looking forward to for quite some time. I hear this issue is pretty gruesome. The first two issues were a lot of fun, and I’m sure this issue won’t disappoint either.
What are you looking forward to this week?