It’s a big week for both of the big companies, Marvel and DC. DC opens with The Authority #1 and WildCATS #1 and also with what appears to be the fan-favorite, Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall. Marvel slightly follows up with Amazing Spider-Girl #1 and Hellstorm: Son of Satan #1, the primary emphasis being on Amazing Spider-Girl #1, what with the relaunch due to such a strong and loyal fanbase (more loyal than strong, I’d say).
Image is still pimping Casanova (which isn’t all that bad, really) and debuting Impaler #1 as well as Tabula Rasa #1(which I can’t seem to find any info about, so I’m assuming it’s an ongoing…?)
And last but not least, Dynamite attempts the big time with Highlander #1 and Virgin Comics brings us John Woo’s Seven Brothers #1. I hope that no one forgot that AIT-PlanetLar decided to change the title of their Seven Sons to accomodate Mr. Woo. Probably under duress, but I digress, and truth be told, I’m more interested in Mr. Young’s offering…
And if I’m not mistaken, there’s a little parody one-shot hitting the shelves this week called Civil Wardrobe.
Enough about alla dat hoopla! Let’s see what the most important people in the world had to say about this week’s issues!
JK Parkin’s Pick Of The Week
Some pretty tough choices this week… I’m an old-school Defenders fan, so I’m looking forward to Son of Satan #1. I’m also curious to see what Grant Morrison does with The Authority. And I’m always on board with any new Fables story, so the 1001 Nights of Snowfall hardcover will make its way to my bookshelf this week.
Lisa Fortuner’s Pick Of The Week
Of course I’ll be picking up the The Authority #1 for the first time in years. I just wish Grant Morrison had directly followed Ellis.
Melissa Krause’s Pick Of The Week
For me it’s WildCATS #1 this week. I used to be such a huge fan when I was younger and I really want to see how they go about this new version.
Graeme McMillan’s Pick Of The Week
It’s a tough one this week – On the one hand, a hardcover graphic novel that includes James Jean artwork (That’d be the Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall book), or a duo of Grant Morrison Wildstorm revamps with Gene Ha and Jim Lee playing Paul McCartneys to his John Lennon? If I wasn’t such a slut for the superheroes when they’re well-written, then it’d be a different story, but come *on*: Grant Morrison getting a couple of high level franchises to redo? That’s got to be worth a look. The Authority #1 and Wildcats #1 for me, please.
Tom Bondurant’s Pick Of The Week
I’m eager to see the new issue of Batman and the Mad Monk, because Matt Wagner does Batman exceptionally well. However, my pick this week is The Omega Men #1, another bit of ’80s DC back in its own title thanks to writer Andersen Gabrych and 2000 AD’s Henry Flint (no relation to Flint Henry — thanks for the heads-up, Graeme!). The Omegas were welcome additions to the Adam Strange and Rann-Thanagar War miniseries, and from what I’ve read and seen, this looks to be more epic than either of those. Besides, I liked Gabrych’s work on Detective Comics, and Flint’s stuff looks good too.
My work here is done, but not yours! Go to this week’s Diamond Shipping List and tell us what your picks are in the Comments section. We’re waaaaaaaitiiiiiinnnng…!