It’s the last week of 2006, making this the last Can’t Wait for Wednesday for the year. It’s also the one-year anniversary of this feature, which started back during our Great Curve days. Remember that time when Monday was a holiday, and we had to change the name to Can’t Wait for Thursday? Ah, memories.
This week is a pretty heavy one for comics; even though there aren’t a lot of new or “event” comics dropping this week, there are a lot of solid reads coming your way on Thursday. Marvel manages to sneak in a couple of Civil War tie-ins with Black Panther and the Winter Soldier one-shot. The latter is written by Ed Brubaker, so it should be worth checking out if you’re a fan of Cap. We’ve also got new issues of Astonishing X-Men, Daredevil, Iron Fist and Nextwave coming from the House of Ideas.
DC, meanwhile, offers up another issue of Boys, the second Crossing Midnight (which I enjoyed a lot more than I thought I would), Justice League and what’s becoming one of my favorite titles, Jack of Fables. Speaking of favorites, there are also new issues of Usagi Yojimbo and Gumby due on Thursday, as well as the long-delayed second issue of Wolfskin from Avatar. Keep an eye out for a new Love & Rockets, the second Public Enemy comic and the Cyberforce/X-Men crossover, if that’s what you’re into.
Now let’s see what my cohorts are into this week …
Tom Bondurant’s Pick of the Week
Nextwave #11 for me, with Justice League of America #5 an honorable mention. (Didn’t we just have JLA #4 a couple of weeks ago?)
Carla Hewitt’s Pick of the Week
Ladies and gents, for your personal Christmas joy, please read the Immortal Iron Fist #2 and Daredevil #92. Daredevil is a work of plot-winding at where the mastermind behind this story arc offers Matt Murdock a chance to reboot his own book at the cost of his moral soul. And the Immortal Iron Fist makes a great legend out of a rich industrialist we can actually like.
Kevin Melrose’s Pick of the Week
There are so many good comics shipping this week that it’s tough to pick just one, or even two: BPRD: Universal Machine trade paperback, which collects the Mike Mignola, John Arcudi and Guy Davis miniseries; 100 Bullets, Vol. 10: Decayed, which moves the Brian Azzarello-Eduardo Risso crime series into its final 25 issues; the second issue of The Killer, by Matz and Luc Jacamon; the second issue of The Immortal Iron Fist, by Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction and David Aja; and X-Men #194, by Mike Carey and Humberto Ramos, which marks the artist’s first issue.
I’m cheating a little, because I’m looking forward to all of those. I get my horror fix (even though I already bought the individual issues of Universal Machine), my crime fix and even my superhero fix. So, yeah, it’s a good week.
Thanks to Tom, Kevin, Carla and the rest of the Blog@ crew for their contributions to this feature over the last year. Want to make yours? Check out what’s shipping this week and let us know what you’ll be getting.