This week is huge, as it brings not only the Dark Tower midnight madness event, but also the very long-awaited premiere of Jeff Smith’s Shazam! book and much, much more …
Kevin Melrose’s Pick of the Week
I’m really torn this week: One one hand, there’s the debut of Jeff Smith’s long-anticipated Shazam: The Monster Society of Evil mini-series. On the other, there’s the second volume of Eiji Otsuka and Housui Yamazaki’s wonderfully quirky horror manga, The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service. And if I were some sort of mutant and had a third hand, I’d also point to the second volume of Yamazaki’s Mail (I’m just now reading the first volume). I … I can’t choose. Everybody wins!
Shane Bailey’s Pick of the Week
I’m picking Action Comics Annual #10 even though I’m not really enjoying the main book. I love the old 80 and 100-page giant comics DC used to release with different stories all in one action packed issue so Action Comics Annual #10, a tribute to those old comics seems right up my alley.
Chris Mautner’s Pick of the Week
Having gotten a sneak peak at the first issue, I can honestly say Shazam is the book of week, no question.
Lisa Fortuner’s Pick of the Week
I feel so utterly redundant. Jeff Smith’s Shazam.
Well, my priorities must be all cockeyed, because Dark Tower hasn’t even been on my radar, but I’ve been eagerly anticipating Jeff Smith’s Shazam! The Monster Society Of Evil #1. Everything I’ve seen so far suggests it’s going to be fun, and I’m really looking forward to Smith’s version of Mary Marvel.
As for the regular floppy comics, both 52 #40 and the new Astro City installment should be good too.
Graeme McMillan’s Pick of the Week
I’m going to pretend for a second that the Jeff Smith Shazam! book is not where my heart lies this week, and instead show some love to the Action Comics Annual #10. Geoff Johns and Richard Donner’s Action run hasn’t been the greatest – or most timely – thing around, but I like the format and line-up of artists on this book enough to be oddly excited about it.
JK Parkin’s Pick of the Week
For me it’s not even close … Jeff Smith’s Shazam! book has been on my “list” since it was first announced a few years back.
Check out the Diamond shipping list and let us know what you’d stay up all night to buy.