This week sees everyone’s favorite “Is she or isn’t she canceled?” series come back to life … nope, not Manhunter; I’m talking about Spider-Girl, who gets a reboot, a #0 issue and an adjective all in the same week. Marvel Team-Up, meanwhile, ends for at least the third time (fourth if you count the Ultimate series); Vertigo takes us to the Other Side (with apologies to Aerosmith) with a look at both sides of the Vietnam War; and Marjane Satrapi’s latest, Chicken with Plums, is served up by Pantheon.
My mamma told me there’d be days like this … and man she wasn’t foolin’. Let’s see what the rest of our gang has to say about this week’s comics …
Chris Hunter’s Pick Of The Week
Criminal #1: There is no doubting the synergy brought to the table when Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips team up to do anything. Their work on Sleeper has left me craving for more stories from this duo and I’m very excited that Marvel has stepped up to let two creators tell the type of stories they love to tell. Make mine Criminal.
Tom Bondurant’s Pick of the Week
I don’t know how good this book will be, but odds are it must be better than it has been. With Nightwing #125 (and Dan Jurgens and Norm Rapmund on art), Marv Wolfman takes over a character he hasn’t written regularly in over a decade, and then as part of a group. In fact, I think the last time Marv wrote Dick Grayson without the Titans was in the pages of Batman, in the early ’80s. Of course, since Marv pretty much traded Dick’s longtime Bat-association for a longtime association with the Titans, and Dick’s been struggling to find himself ever since, it’s a bit ironic to think that Marv will now be guiding Dick’s solo career.
JK Parkin’s Pick of the Week
I was all set to go with Chicken with Plums until I realized that this week’s issue of Y the Last Man is the one we’ve been waiting for since the series started. The solicitation copy says it all:
In the landmark fiftieth issue of the critically acclaimed series, the person, people or thing behind the plague that killed every man except for Yorick Brown is finally revealed! And with just ten more issues left, it’s the beginning of the end…
Only ten issues left … that sucks. But with BKV’s runs on this and Runaways winding down, I can’t wait to see what he comes up with next.
And speaking of winding down, this will be my last Can’t Wait for Wednesday, as next week, Chris Hunter steps in to bring you B@N’s weekly look at what you can expect on Wednesday. So please give Chris a warm welcome next week.
What book are you buzzed about? Check the Diamond shipping lists to see what’s coming out, then leave us a comment.