My Picks, Week of 12/2


Here’s my anticipated comics for this week. Reviews will start once I have them in my hot little hands. NOTE: Due to Thanksgiving, new books won’t be out until Thursday.


Adventure Comics #521
LEGION. Need I say more? How about LEVITZ. I should elaborate? Ok.
With the first flashback arc of the Legion’s adventures wrapped up, the Legion feature focuses on the present day and one of the big mysteries floating around the 30th Century: Who will be Sector 2814’s new Green Lantern? The feature promises to be a nice merging of Green Lantern and Legion, and will set the tone for the new Corps.
Also, Jeff Lemire’s Atom backups continue, with a continuation of the Atom’s investigation into shrinking suicide bombers. Always an enjoyable read!
She-Hulks #2
What can I say, I’m a sucker for strong women. Lyra is one of the more interesting things to come out of Hulk in years, and throw in everyone’s favorite non-Orion green gal Shulkie and you’ve got my attention. The first issue was straight up fun from Harrison Wilcox and the art was clean and gorgeous. We’ll see if the second issue stand up, but I have a good feeling it will.
Action Comics Annual #13
If you didn’t notice, I’ve had nothing but good things to say about Paul Cornell’s take on Lex Luthor. Well, while we wait for the upcoming Secret Six/Lex Luthor crossover (remember, Lex was Mockingbird in Villains United!), Mr. Cornell gives us an annual with some flashbacks to Lex’s meetings with other villains. We’ll get a look at a younger Lex’s dealings with Darkseid and Ra’s Al Ghul, and I, for one, am certifiably JAZZED.
Danny Husk: The Hollow Planet
This one’s a bit of a wildcard. Written by comedian Scott Thompson, this graphic novel takes his Kids in The Hall character to a Robert Howard-esque world where “his average looks and demeanor make him an exotic, and highly-sought after individual.” I’m a big fan of KitH and Thompson, so I anticipate this to be pretty damn hillarious. It’s an odd choice, but one I think will pay off.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer #39
With news of a new, Joss-less Buffy movie, it’s good to know that Buffy and Angel will continue on in comic form under Whedon. He’s pulling out all of the stops for the finale to Season Eight, and with Georges Jeanty in place and guest stars Angel, Spike and The Master, I can’t wait for the next chapter in “Last Gleaming.”

We want to hear from you! What are you looking forward to this week?

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