This week will be a little different. We have a special guest contributor and a real strong push for a long awaited #1. Formalities aside, let’s dive in.
James Patrick’s Pick Of The Week
When Chris asked me to participate and told me to pick the book I’m most looking forward to this week, I thought it would be an indy book. Not only am I partly an indy creator, not only do I look for ward to more indy books than other books, but they also deserve and need the attention. So of course I looked over the list and realized the book I’m most looking forward to is from Marvel. Not wanting to undermine the validity of Can’t Wait For Wednesday, my pick is Nextwave #9. Thankfully it doesn’t read like most other Marvel books and it’s a book that deserves more attention – or sales anyway – though it’s probably too late to be saved.
Yes, it was announced this week Nextwave will only be 12 issues, maybe followed by minis, and it’s a damn shame because I like my monthly dose of this book. It’s like an acid trip in comic’s reading in that it takes you out of the day-to-day reality of mainstream monthlies. You just never know what’s going to happen in Nextwave, and, having caught the preview of Nextwave #9 and having seen how they seemingly get their next foe from (SPOILERS) Captain America’s pee, I won’t be disappointed with this issue. I miss the book already.
Oh, and to keep some of my cred, I’m looking forward to snagging Hawaiian Dick V2 and catching up with second printings of Phonogram 1 and 2. Image, so not hardcore indy, but still.
James Patrick has the critically acclaimed Death Comes To Dillinger trade in November Previews (NOV06 3844) this week and a story in Angel: Masks from IDW next week. James has written the critically acclaimed Crackurz and Lionxor, as well as contributed to the indy smash Hero Happy Hour. He’s written strips for Kevin Smith’s Movie Poop Shoot and was head writer on the television show Independent Axis.
Thanks, James! I can’t wait to see more Death Comes To Dillinger!
Graeme McMillan’s Pick Of The Week
Anyone who says that their pick this week isn’t Seven Soldiers #1 is either insane or lying. To say this is long-awaited would be an understatement; originally due in, what, March? April? of this year, this is a conclusion to Grant Morrison’s superhero magnum opus that has offered more action, humor, suspense, and just plain fun than any number of Infinite Crisises or Civil Wars ever could.
Tom Bondurant’s Pick Of The Week
Well, my #2 pick (behind Seven Soldiers, naturally) is Planetary #26, the big throwdown between Elijah Snow and Randall Dowling, leader of the Four. I believe you said Seven Soldiers was long-awaited, Graeme…?
John Parkin Pick’s Of The Week
Lots of good stuff this week, from Planetary to Nextwave to Heroes for Hire, which left us with a cliffhanger last month. But as Graeme said, Seven Soldiers, all the way.
Chris Hunter’s Pick Of The Week
Hate to break the lovefest for Seven Soldiers, but I only read 2 or 3 issues of the entire run of the series and it didn’t do anything for me, including making me open up my wallet for more issues of the series. Not the case with Planetary and I hate that this will be the last issue of the series.
Are you with Graeme and his lovegasm for Seven Soldiers? Or are you really, really, really looking forward to Planetary this week? Check out Diamond’s shipping list and let us know!