July 13, 2011 at 7:54 am By:

 1) Loose Ends #1

By now you should know we’re having a signing/release party for this book featuring the creators today from 12-2 and again from 5-8.  Why else is Loose Ends being spotlighted this week? Simply put, creators Jason Latour, Chris Brunner, and Rico Renzi are all strong (and humble) talents who have been working in comics for years, and are really putting their individual and collective all into this book.  Beyond that, the first issue is a finely crafted example of crime comics, and showcases each creator’s unique strenghts.  Come by the store, buy a copy and get a FREE silk screen print, talk to the guys, and help us celebrate the accomplishement of some great local creators.

2) Captain America #1

Marvel has done a good job of offering jumping-on points for new readers that coincide with theatrical releases.  With the Cap film set to hit next week, Marvel offers up a new Cap title courtesy of regular series writer Ed Brubaker and artist Steve McNiven.  Brubaker’s Cap run has been consistently solid from the beginning, and I’m curious to see how McNiven’s style will lend itself to this new title.

3) Ultimate Comics Fallout #1

Are you a longtime fan of Marvel’s Ultimate line of books?  Were you shocked, stunned, or awed by their recent decision to kill Ultimate Spider-man?  Are you scratching  your head trying to figure out who will spin the webs as the new Ultimate Spider-man? Brian Bendis and Mark Bagley kick off this six issue miniseries that will answer lots of your questions and set the stage for the new Ultimate stories.

4) Batman: The Dark Knight #3

Writer/artist David Finch continues his popular Batman series this week that features not only the Dark Knight, but also Etrigan the Demon, and Ragman, always one of my favorite C-list characters.  Many Bat fans have taken to Finch’s dark interpretation of the character, so much so that DC will relaunch the book with Finch still at the helm as part of their upcoming company-wide reboot.

5) X-men: Schism #1

It’s been a few years since I’ve regularly read an X-men title, but Marvel is getting me and lots of other people to take a look at that corner of their universe with this new miniseries.  Featuring the reliable talent of writer Jason Aaron, the series’ five issues are illustrated by the likes of Carlos Pacheco, Frank Cho, Alan Davis, Adam Kubert, and Daniel Acuna.  Focusing on a dividing rift between the X-men, this series leads directly into two brand new X-titles, Uncanny X-men by Kieron Gillen and Carlos Pacheco, and Wolverine and the X-men by Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo.

> Bonus Picks of the Week: Jonathan Hickman’s The Red Wing #1, Dollhouse: Epitaphs #1, Ghost Rider #1, Batman HC: Bruce Wayne the Road Home, Hellboy: The Fury #2, Lady Mechanika #2, and Flashpoint titles galore (Citizen Cold #2, Deathstroke #2, Emporer Aquaman #2, and Frankenstein #2).


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