Tuesday, July 11, 2006

This Week's Releases: July 12, 2006

Light week this week at 2005 Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award Winning Night Flight Comics, which is much appreciated. I thank you, comic book industry.

I'll still be buying lots of good books, though, as this week feels a lot like last. The highlight again is two books being reinvigorated by new talent: Superman sees the debut of the Busiek/Pacheco match-made-in-heaven, and Mike Carey takes his bow on X-Men. Also of note is the launch of The Escapists with a debut issue weighing in at one slim dollar. From the preview, it appears to reprint the story from The Amazing Adventures Of The Escapist #8, so there's your caveat emptor ... I'll be buying anyways. Also of note is the excellent slab of cyberpunk known as Shatter, and the apocalyptic sci-fi of Wasteland.

In order to save some money for a certain videogaming tradition, I'm heavily using the Comic List Pruning Shears this week. American Virgin? Gone. Outsiders? Gone. Firestorm? Gone. The soporific Detroit-Era JLA Classified? ... I can only wish it were "Gone", but such are the vicissitudes of anthology titles on one's pull list.

  • 52 #10
  • Green Lantern #12
  • JLA Classified #24
  • Superman #654
  • Civil War: Front Line #3
  • Iron Man #10
  • Ultimate Fantastic Four #31
  • X-Men #188
  • Escapists #1
  • Shatter
  • Wasteland #1


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