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Friday, July 17, 2009

Let the Weekend Comic Chat Begin! - The OMG That Book Is Finally Coming Out Edition!

Before I get into discussing this week's comics, here's a look ahead to the arrival of two books that we're all eagerly anticipating! The above image is one of the two covers to Final Crisis:Legion of Three Worlds #5, which arrives this coming Wednesday, July 22nd! Yes, finally! It will be here!

The second image below is a new Marvel teaser for the big Ultimatum finale in issue #5 which will arrive, Wednesday, July 29th! Seriously, who's going to even be left alive when the dust finally settles in that book?

Now for this week! Not a bad week for books, eh? We saw comics like Dark Avengers #7, Incognito #5, Walking Dead #63, Wednesday Comics #2, and this little known DC Comics project Blackest Night and so many others arrive on the new release wall! So there should be plenty to discuss!

I think my fav for the week is actually Wednesday Comics #2! I am loving the big art pages of that book and the Kamandi page in particular is a joy to see! I'm still reading through the hardcover of last week's release of Prince Valiant 1937-1938, and after looking at the beautiful art in that book, I think that if there is a section of heaven for cartoonists, Hal Foster and Jack Kirby are looking down on Ryan Sook's Kamandi with pride!

That's all I've got for now! How about someone else take a turn! What reads are you digging right now? Feel free to comment!



At 7/17/2009 10:17 PM, Blogger Brian said...

Agreed. The Kamandi segment has been absolutely amazing.

At 7/18/2009 6:04 AM, Blogger tom said...

Wednesday Comics is definitely the highlight of the week, and (A) I am a HUGE GL geek and (B) I thought "Blackest Night" was the bee's knees. So that's saying something. The only dud in Wednesday Comics for me is Wonder Woman. I'm loving the rest, even if the GL strip is a slow starter. Kamandi, Metamorpho and Hawkman are just astonishingly good.

I was also blown away this week by Walking Dead. Another amazing cliffhanger ending. They can keep the "Chew" flipbook, though. Not my cup of tea.

Can't wait for the last issue of the Final Crisis Legion book! I hope it's worth the wait, and is a good set-up for the Adventure book!

At 7/18/2009 8:47 AM, Blogger evilkitty36 said...

Ooo--I have to say I am so loving Wednesday comics. I love the artwork on the Superman strip. I have been passing it around all week in hopes of getting more people interested.
AND! after a long hiatus from comic reading, I was lucky enough to jump back in right when Blackest Night is starting. I LOVE the story line. It's gory, dark, sexy and down right evil. BRING IT!!
Ohh--Also diggin the jewelry that came with it. After I had it sized! :)

At 7/18/2009 9:03 AM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

INCOGNITO was completely great, adding more backstory as the doomed characters race towards an ending. A bad ending I would assume. One of my top five books this year. WALKING DEAD made me yelp out loud, which happens about every fourth issue. Another top five book. And yes, that KAMANDI story alone is worth the price of admission to WEDNESDAY COMICS. I envy whoever will end up with that original artwork on their wall... an instant classic! In all, a great week for this comic geek.

At 7/18/2009 10:19 AM, Blogger Joe said...

I was glad to finally see Blackest Night begin this week! It is kind of a weird book to "enjoy" though so far. All of the build up in both Green Lantern and Green Lantern Corps has been amazing and I can't see how Blackest Night could disappoint! I certainly love the art in the book, there's many wonderful character moments in the first issue, and once all heck breaks loose the action is clear and direct and as one has to expect against a threat mired in death it is quite horrific. The loss in this first issue was disturbing and heartbreaking and honestly a bit hard to watch. My real hope for Blackest Night is the payoff. What will death mean in the DC universe after this event? Can our heroes reclaim any of their lost and fallen comrades from death and the Black Lanterns? Or will the casualties just continue to mount each month? There's a lot at stake here in the series. I don't think the heroes of the DC Universe have ever had a threat this sinister. Hell, even the majority of the heroes of the main Earth of the Marvel Universe were spared dealing with the Marvel Zombies! No one in the DCU is going to escape facing the Blackest Night!

At 7/19/2009 8:50 AM, Blogger phatmogera said...

My only problem with the Kamandi strip was I wish they had carried over Tawky Tawny as king of the tigermen from Final Crisis. If you are not getting this large format art book every week, you are really missing out!

As for Walking Dead... Kirkman is the most sadistic SOB writer out there, but it is never gratuitous. Another must read. And Kudos to Kirkman and Image to making this issue of Dead a flipbook with a reprint of Chew #1. That made for a double sized great read for only $2.99.


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