Well this week will have to be a little short on the chatter in order to actual just list out the books. As I have stated I was out of town in Florida and very busy seeing my daughters and in-laws, all good things. Gwen’s graduation was the ostensible reason for the trip and ended up being the unexpected highlight when a large contingent of sorority girls decided to flash the audience. Since the giant screen TV were focused on the stage we all got to see an excellent show and it certainly kept me riveted for the rest of the ceremonies.
We will start with the other category which included BPRD King of Fear #5 (of 5), Hellboy in Mexico (out last week, but I missed it), Bram Stokers Death Ship #1, Light #2 (of 5), Sword #24 (of 24) and Farscape Scorpius #1. BPRD is a culmination of a story that has being going on for a very long time and Sword is the end of the Luna Brothers epic tale. All in all this is a good start for this week.
Marvel is big this week with Black Widow #2, Daredevil Cage Match #1, Dark Avengers #16, Prince of Power #1 (of 4), Fallen Siege, Iron Man Noir #2 (of 4), Marvel Projects # 8 (of 8), New Avengers Finale, New Avengers Luke Cage #2 (of 3), New Mutants #13 (Second Coming Chapter 7), PunisherMax #7 and Siege #4 (of 4). Funny how weeks create their own themes and for Marvel it is the end of the Siege which has a bunch of series ending as new series are being launched to replace them. In the midst of all the Siege mania, don’t miss Iron Man Noir #2 by Scott Snyder and Manuel Garcia the first issue was a great surprise and an excellent start to what appears to be a very good story.
Last and far from least is DC Entertainment and DC is about beginnings this month, not endings. The list begins with Adventure Comics #11 and then Batgirl #10, Batman #699, Batman Return of Bruce Wayne # (of 6), Birds of Prey #1, Booster Gold #32, Daytripper #6 (of 10), DMZ #53, Doc Savage #2, First Wave #2 (of 6), Flash #2, Justice League Generation Lost #1, Question Trade Volume 6, Fables #95, Rebels #16, The Shield #9, Superman War of Supermen #2 (of 4) and Titans Villains for Hire Special #1. That is one heck of an impressive line up from DC and I could go on and on about the books I’m excited about, but seeing Birds of Prey back just makes me smile. Gail Simone was brilliant on this book before and I’m sure a cross over with the Secret Six will occur sometime down the road.
A mini break from collected editions and such, I’m sure I will be crushed next week and we will be back to our normal posting pattern.