Welcome to our weekly post where we tell you “What Comics to Watch For On Wednesday.” We are doing our best to recommend a few titles worth your time this week. It is good to note that we rarely suggest mid-run titles, because we try to provide good jumping on points or oddities that must be seen to believe. Lots of DC Comics this week.
This week’s offerings:
God Country #1
I have been to West Texas. There is a bleakness and a beauty to the landscape that conveys one simple thing: things are more often then not, quiet. This comic is about what happens when something fantastic drops in to change the status quo. Brian Michael Bendis vouches for this new creator.
SERIES PREMIERE Emmet Quinlan, an old widower rattled by dementia, isn’t just a problem for his children-his violent outbursts are more than the local cops can handle. When a tornado levels his home-as well as the surrounding West Texas town-a restored Quinlan rises from the wreckage. The enchanted sword at the eye of the storm gives him more than a sound mind and body, however. He’s now the only man who can face the otherworldly creatures the sword has drawn down to the Lone Star State…
All Star Batman #6
Mr. Freeze is trying to extract the world’s oldest ice and put us in a new ice age. Perfect for how cold it has been. Mr. Freeze is one of my all-time favorite Batman villains and with the Scott Snyder, Jock combo it’s basically a guaranteed slam dunk!
Justice League / Power Rangers #1
We have to recommend checking this out, right? I mean, we know why people go to Nascar. It’s the same kind of thing here. I hope that Tommy kicks Bruce in his bat-butt. But, seriously, it is cool to see DC Comics co-publishing a book with BOOM! Studios.
The Flash is a very successful book when the Rogues are in play. Not unlike Batman, the Flash is made better by his enemies. The solicitation promises their “greatest plan ever.” Come on with it then!
Official Making Of Big Trouble In Little China HC
We don’t normally recommend $30+ books in these posts, but this is an exception. You can see why:
We’ve shaken the pillars of Heaven and paid our dues to put together the only official, comprehensive behind-the-scenes look into the making of the 1986 cult classic film ‘Big Trouble in Little China.’ To commemorate the film’s 30th anniversary, we’ve assembled a wealth of material, including hundreds of never-before-seen photos, exclusive new cast and crew interviews, filming secrets behind the film’s iconic action sequences, original set designs, and much more! Features a foreword by ‘Big Trouble in Little China’ director John Carpenter.
~ Scott Deaux ~
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