The pick of the week is Patty Cake & Friends #13 from Slave Labor/Amaze Ink. Scott Roberts' comic only comes out quarterly, but it's 48 pages of pure fun. Patty Cake and her friends are kind of like Peanuts is the kids acted more like real kids (and the stories were longer than four panels). It's good clean fun with a slab of sass on the side.
In other comics:
Dark Horse has the third issue of BPRD: The Dead.
DC has the collection of the first five issues of Ex Machina for their usual low introductory price of just $9.95, which makes it the perfect opportunity to catch up on one of the few books that's actually growing its audience. They also have new issues of Birds of Prey (#78); Human Target (#18)--who cares if it's cancelled, it's still good comics!; Lucifer (#58); Terra Obscura (v. 2 #5); and Plastic Man (#14)--buy it before it's too late!
Image has the first issue of Pigtale and the long-delayed final issue of
Marvel has Hulk Visionaries: Peter David, vol. 1 as well as the final issue of David's entertaining Madrox (#5). Lots of Bendis, with new issues of Daredevil (#69), Powers (#8) and Ultimate Spider-Man (#71); and Peter Milligan's first issue of X-Men (#166), so we know he won't go without a roof over his head with Human target getting the axe.
Decent-sized weeks from the Big Two, but scant else of interest from the rest of the publishers. Must not be the last week of the month yet...
Oh, wait, there's the Stargate SG1 Fall of Rome Royal Blue Foil Cvr #1 (Of 3) for only $75 from Avatar--see my post last week about having too damn much money.