Tuesday, June 20, 2006

New This Week: June 21, 2006

All Star Superman #4Based 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:

The Pick of the Week is All Star Superman #4, because it's always a happy day when Morrison & Quitely's Superman comes to town.

In other comics:

AiT/PlanetLAR have Jason McNamara & Tony Talbert's Continuity OGN.

Boom! pick up publishing DeMatteis & Ploog's Stardust Kid with issue #4; and debut the Lost-meets-Surface thriller X Isle.

Dark Horse go all barbarian on us, with the paperback edition of the third Conan collection, and new issues of Conan (#29) and Conan: Book of Thoth (#4).

DC continue their super ways with a second Showcase Presents Superman volume; the fourth collection of George Perez's Wonder Woman; the debut of the new Flash: The Fastest Man Alive series; and new issues of 52 (week 7), Birds of Prey (#95), Bite Club: VCU (#3), Ex Machina (#21); Hellblazer (#221); Manhunter (#23); Sgt Rock: The Prophecy (#6), Shadowpact (#2), Superman/Batman (#27), Swamp Thing (#28), and Testament (#7).

Dork Storm have a new issue of Dork Tower (#34).

IDW collect F. Paul Wilson's The Keep adaptation, and have a new issue of Fallen Angel (#6).

Image debut Casanova with art by YACB fave Gabriel Bá. There are also collections for Fear Agent (vol. 1) and Invincible (vol. 6), plus a new issue of Noble Causes (#21).

Maerkle Press debut Love and Capes.

Marvel debut Neil Gaiman & John Romita, Jr. on Eternals, and have new issues of Astonishing X-Men (#15), Captain America (#19), and Ultimates 2 (#11).

Oni have the fifth issue of Love as a Foreign Language.

Top Shelf have Tony Consiglio's 110 Per Cent OGN.

Yes, that's new issues of All Star Superman, Astonishing X-Men, and The Ultimates all on the same week. So be careful when you go to the comic store, else your head mught explode!


Ralph C. said...

I agree with you about "All-Star Superman"! Man, that's a good story so far-- and it'll get better, right??!? "All-Star Batman", however.... not so good. "Batman: Dark Detective" by Steve Englehart & Marshall Rogers would've been a better "All-Star" version of Batman. Maybe the next 6-part series of their tale will be an "All-Star" book (or should be, if they can do that). Either way, I'm looking forward to that, too.

hostile17 said...

"All Star Superman" has to be DC's best title now that "Manhunter" is being cancelled, which I am still upset about btw. Marvel's "Astonishing X-Men" would be even better if it wasn't perenially late, so I have to give the title to "New X-Men" which is turning in some very solid stories. As far as other titles worth checking out, "Ultimate Spiderman" is one great comic, despite the fact I haven't cozied up to the ultimate universe, but it's grand fun and closer to Spidey than in the regular book where he is dressed in that hedious red and gold armor. Check out my blog for more of my rants. peace out.

Dave said...

Manhunter isn't cancelled yet--it got a repreive to issue #30. So encourage all your friends to buy it too!

Astonishing isn't late--it's bi-monthly these days.