Happy Wednesday, everyone! I hope the Easter bunny was kind to you. That’s actually something I never really knew. Why does the Easter bunny hide candy? Does it matter if you’re naughty or nice? Do you have to put something under your pillow? I’m probably over-thinking this.
I had an anime-filled Easter holiday. When I went home for Easter, I raided my brother’s massive anime DVD collection and we had a four day anime-athon at my mom’s house. Azumanga Daioh was pretty hilarious, so I’m going to look for the Manga of that. And I forgot how good Strawberry Marshmallow is.
But enough reminiscing about the holidays, what are we getting our hands on this week?
Chris Mautner’s Pick of the Week
Definitely All-Star Superman is high up on my list, but there’s so many great stuff coming out this week that’s it’s tough to pick just one. New Death Note! New Dragon Head! Oh man, and I’m so jonsin’ for that Complete Universe of Dupuy & Bebarian book. I may blow my entire April comics budget this week.
Tom Bondurant’s Pick of the Week
Well, All-Star Superman #7 practically comes with a money-back guarantee, so I’m going with it. However, I’m also curious to see the start of “Kid Amazo,” written by Peter Milligan and drawn by Carlos D’Anda, in JLA Classified #37.
Lisa Fortuner’s Pick of the Week
Even on a Green Lantern Corps day, my input here is redundant. Another vote for All-Star Superman!
Graeme McMillan’s Pick of the Week
As much as I hate to go with the crowd here, I have to: It’s a toss-up between Pete Milligan’s first issue of JLA Classified and Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely’s All-Star Superman, with Morrison and Quitely taking the title. It’s just that good.
JK Parkin’s Pick of the Week
Tough one this week … I could go with either a standard favorite, like She-Hulk, All-Star Superman or Fables, or a new favorite, like newuniversal or Punisher War Journal. Or I could go with something I’m morbidly curious about, like the new Nova series (is this attempt no. 3 or 4 at a Nova solo title?) or the JLA Classified arc featuring the long-delayed Kid Amazo story, which was downgraded from a hardcover. And there’s always the latest First Second graphic novel, Garage Band, which I pre-ordered some time ago.
Instead, though, I’ll go with a comic that might have gone under people’s radar, Dynamo 5 #2 from Image, which was not only a cool concept — Superman has five illegitimate kids, each of whom have one of his super powers — but also a great execution in its first issue.
Stephanie Chan’s Pick of the Week
Like I said in my opening statement, I’m on a manga kick so I’m going to backtrack and pick up some older titles. As for new release comics, yeah, I’m going to pick up All-Star Superman, too.
Lots of love for All-Star Superman this week. I don’t think I remember a Wednesday where we’re so many of us are excited about one book. How about you? Show us your loves and post our picks this week.