Tuesday, June 06, 2006

This Week's Releases: June 7, 2006

Assuming that Hell's Itself doesn't open and swallow us all up on this fine 6/6/06, I should be heading down to 2005 Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award Winning Night Flight Comics tomorrow to pick up some comics. It's a light week, and that's good - the last two have been enormous, and I have Runaways digests sitting in my pull box. It's time to catch up for a week or so.

The book that most looks to float my boat this week is Allan Heinberg's Wonder Woman. His Young Avengers is easily one of Marvel's best books, and I think he shown has the ability to write strong women ... and more than one. I usually buy Wonder Woman, but often feel her place in the DCU is a case of "tell, don't show". We're often told that she is on equal standing with Batman and Superman, but her solo series has never quite lived up to that billing. Perhaps that will start to change tomorrow.

Since I first saw Punks, I've been a Kody Chamberlain fan. I know the style is completely different, but I'll still be picking up his Keith Giffen written horror title, Tag. The new volume of Nana ships this week, so next to "spine-snapping horror", I'll have me some teenage J-Pop fashion. Which makes sense.

  • 52 #5
  • Batman: Secrets #4
  • Detective Comics #820
  • JSA #86
  • Outsiders #37
  • Wonder Woman #1
  • Civil War: Front Line #1
  • Fantastic Four: First Family #4
  • Tag #1
  • Nana Vol. 3



Sean Maher said...

Whoah, whoah, whoah.

You don't read Noble Causes?

I mean, tradewaiting Invincible or The Walking Dead, I guess I can kinda understand (though both books are written so well and with such love for the floppy format that I can't bring myself to wait), but Noble Causes?

That's a book you gotta love. And SHOW the love.

Mark Fossen said...

No - I don't.

It's on that long list - Y, Fables, Invincible, Walking Dead - where I really feel like I need to catch up with the TPBs before starting to read the monthlies. Like I just have done with Runaways.

It's that good?

Sean Maher said...


Give me a day or two, I'll write up something about why. And see if I can't find you some material to help convince.