Tuesday, June 20, 2006

This Week's Releases: June 21, 2006

I'm looking forward to tomorrow's trip to 2005 Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award Winning Night Flight Comics. Hackneyed or not, big summer events like 52 and Civil War make me want to get to the store early. This week doesn't have much in the way of crossovers, but just so happens to be packed with some of the best series in today's mainstream.

I remember enjoying the old Flash TV series, and letting those writers take the helm on a mysterious new Flash series sounds cool. All-Star Superman, of course, sets me a-tingle with anticipation as each issue so far has been a feast of fun. Though the snark abounds all across the WeboComicsBlogoNet, put me down for Eternals in a big way. Ultimates 2 ... well, this issue is where the feces will hit the wind-making device, and I can't wait to start in on the home stretch of maybe my favorite series today. And then there's more: Manhunter, Astonishing X-Men, Captain America, The Black Coat and more. What a great week of comics.

It's a week full of some really tremendous releases, but Casanova takes the cake as the most interesting book on the docket. Jog's already seen it (and liked it), and that's often good enough for me. Add on that it's in the "Fell format" of 16 pages for $1.99 ... and then add that Fraction and Ba simply couldn't stop creating until this two dollar pop single weighed in at a valueriffic 32 pages. Buy it for value alone.

Also of note is Continuity, from AiT/Planet Lar. It was released for free in PDF format, and now's the time to see if that move pays off. I should have a review up in a few hours, but I'll head to the punchline: if you like heartfelt sci-fi, you should buy this book.

  • 52 #7
  • All-Star Superman #4
  • Flash: The Fastest Man Alive #1
  • JSA Classified #13
  • Manhunter #23
  • Robin #151
  • Shadowpact #2
  • Superman/Batman #27
  • Casanova #1
  • Astonishing X-Men #15
  • Captain America #19
  • Eternals #1
  • Giant-Size Hulk #1
  • Iron Man #9
  • New Avengers #20
  • Ultimates 2 #11
  • Conan #29
  • Black Coat: Call To Arms #3


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