September 14, 2011 at 8:00 am By:

As was the case with last week’s spotlight, I want to remind all of you to check our full listing of new releases HERE to remind yourselves of what new titles you might be interested in checking out.  DC has another 13 brand new #1 issues to choose from, but they’re also lots of other great picks for the week.  Here are just a few to consider:

1) Ultimate Comics Spider-man #1

Brian Bendis and Sara Pichelli kick off what is likely the most widely anticipated new Ultimate title.  Peter Parker is gone, and there’s a new young Spider-man for a new generation.  How will the creators use the new alter ego of Miles Morales to add their own resonance to the Spider-man mythology?  Old and new Spidey fans will surely want to find out, and here’s the best place to start looking for that answer.

2) Green Lantern #1

As I said, there are lots of new DC books to choose from this week, but this is one that a lot of you are probably excited to pick up.  To change things up for the new DC 52, Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke have returned the villain Sinestro to the role of Earth’s Green Lantern.  What does this mean for Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps?  I’m sure Johns and Reis have an interesting plan in the works.

3) Optic Nerve #12

Not only a big day for DC and Marvel fans, any time there’s a new issue of Adrian Tomine’s Optic Nerve, readers of literary and indie comics can be excited.  This is Tomine’s first book following this year’s excellent Scenes From an Impending Marriage, and like all of his comics, this one should be full of humor, pathos, and the fine cartooning you can always expect from his work.

4) John Carter: A Princess of Mars #1

Marvel is publishing this book that aims to build upon the initial buzz built by the trailer to the upcoming John Carter live action film.  This isn’t a film adaption, but an adaption of the first John Carter novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs.  What’s more exciting than that, though, is the creative team working on this book.  Roger Langridge of Fred the Clown, The Muppet Show, Thor: the Mighty Avenger, and Snarked! fame is joined by artist Filipe Andrade and cover artist Skottie Young.  I’m anxious to see how the typically humorous Langridge tackles a classic fantasy story, and intrigued by the style of relative newcomer Andrade, who most recently worked on the Onslaught Unleashed series for Marvel.

5) The Complete Major Bummer Super Slacktacular TP

John Arcudi and Doug Mahnke’s acclaimed super hero satire is finally released in a complete collection.  Dark Horse is responsible for bringing this cult DC title back to print, and all 15 issues are included in this trade along with an introduction and the original series proposal from Arcudi and a Mahnke sketchbook section.  Also worth noting this week is the rerelease of another fine Arcudi story, A God Somewhere.

>Bonus Picks of the Week: Fear Itself #6, Amulet SC vol. 4, Batman and Robin #1, Korgi GN vol. 3, Frankenstein Agent of S.H.A.D.E. #1, Legion Lost #1, Dollhouse: Epitaphs #3, Suicide Squad #1, and Deathstroke #1.

Don’t forget that we still have lots of great mini comics and graphic novels that we brought back from SPX.  Take a few minutes to check some of these new items out during your visit to the shop this week.  You can check out our SPX blog HERE to see what we picked up for the store.



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