Wednesday, August 23, 2006

New This Week: August 23, 2006

The 9/11 Report: A Graphic AdaptationBased 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 later today:

The Pick of the Week is The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation by veterans Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón, who attempt to bring the dense and dry commission report to life as a comic (and potentially to many more readers as well).

However, if you're looking for something not quite as series, I'd recommend as an alternate Pick of the Week the second Middleman collection by Javier Grillo-Marxuach
and Les McClaine (from Viper Comics). You'll find plenty of fun packed within its pages.

In other comics:

Amaze Ink/Slave Labor have a new issue of Rex Libris (#5).

Awakening Comics have the Origin of Sparky one-shot jam.

DC have the paperback collection of Promethea book 5; the expensive Absolute Dark Knight hardcover; new issues of 52 (week 16), Batman (#656), Birds of Prey (#97), Blue Beetle (#5), DMZ (#10), Jack of Fables (#2), Justice League of America (#1), Supergirl and the Legion (#21), Wonder Woman (#2); and the final issue of Swamp Thing (#29).

Drawn & Quarterly have the second volume of Walt & Skeezix.

Evil Twin have the latest Action Philosophers: The People's Choice.

IDW have the trade collection of their first Fallen Angel arc; and the final issue of Supermarket (#4).

Image have the second issue of Elephantmen (#2).

Marvel collection Dan Slott's Thing series in a trade; debut the latest iteration of Heroes for Hire; and have new issues of Astonishing X-Men (#16), Daredevil (#88), Eternals (#3), Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane (#9), Ultimate Spider-Man (#99), and Ultimates Annual #2.

TokyoPop have a new volume of Beck (vol. 5).

Viz have the either volume of Tezuka's Phoenix.

If you cannot find anything to buy this week, you're just not trying hard enough!

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