Based on the NCRL list for this week's comics shipping from Diamond, here are a few things to look for at the local comic shop tomorrow:
It should come as no surprise to regular readers of this blog that my Pick of the Week is Greant Morrison and J. H. Williams III's Seven Soldiers #0. Forget all that Crisis 2 hype--Seven Soldiers will be the big multi-title event from 2005 that people will be talking about ten or twenty years from now.
In other comics:
A-V & Winn-Mill have the third issue of Following Cerebus. I don't know how much longer they'll be able to keep this interesting, but heck, they've done over 70 issues of Wrapped in Plastic, their Twin Peaks magazine of fandom & criticism, so Following Cerebus ought to be good for at least a few more issues.
Abstract has a new issue of Strangers in Paradise (#71)
Antarctic has an affordable Pocket Manga edition of Ben Dunn's Heaven Sent.
Beckett has the eigth (and final?) issue of the second Ruule series, Kiss & Tell.
Dark Horse has the fourth issue of BPRD: The Dead and, just in time for Christmas, Jingle Belle #3.
DC has the third issue of the new Legion of Super-Heroes, Paul Pope in Solo #3, a new JSA collection (vol. 7: Prince of Darkness), a new Y: The Last Man (#31), Sleeper Season Two #9, and the debut of their next CMX manga title, Gals.
I Books has a collection of Don Simpson's Megaton Man.
IDW has the second issue of Grimjack: Killer Instinct.
Lost in the Dark has the final issue of Video (#5).
Marvel has the final issue of the Black Widow mini (#6), a new issue of Powers (#9), and the rather late final issue of Ultimate Nightmare (#5).
And lastly, Oni is re-releasing the second Courtney Crumrin volume, Courtney Crumrin and the Coven of Mystics; if you haven't read this yet, don't let the opportunity pass you by again!