Hi and happy San Diego Comic Con Day. Also, happy “Batman” Day. Also, 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. Any week where we feature 7 titles and not one of them is Marvel is a shocking week to behold. So behold it.
This week’s offerings:
Groo Vs. Conan #1
Sergio Aragonés’ Groo has been a mainstay in the cartoon zeitgeist since the eighties and exists as a parody of heroes cartoons like Conan The Barbarian. It is only fitting that they should have a throwdown showdown. No matter how it ends up, I LOVE the idea of this!
Amazing World Of Gumball #2
One negative thing about having kids is when they throw chili powder in their eyes and you have to hold them down and pour milk in their eyes. One positive things about having kids is when they make you watch a cartoon show and it is genuinely entertaining. The latest uncovered, cartoon gem in my house is Gumball. My kids love it and The Puppy episode is one of the most humorous things that I have seen in any medium.
The finale to “Zero Year” pits Batman against the Riddler in a larger than usual-sized issue. Capullo is incredible and artistically always sticks the landing. Snyder likes to do epic runs of comics and he makes money, but we will have to hope that he finishes out stronger than he did in “Death Of The Family.”
Batman 66′ #13
LOL. Here’s the solicitation:
A new hit TV show based on Batman’s crime fighting exploits is on the air, but it hardly meets with the Caped Crusader’s approval. And the show’s producer has more in mind than just high ratings!
A set visit from Batman and Robin reveals the producer’s true agenda and puts all of the action behind the cameras in this story by guest writer Gabriel Soria.
Let’s go meta with a niche/novelty book! Could be great could be terrible. If Adam West is in it as a crime lord…it will be great. At least that’s what I am hoping for.
I love John Romita Jr. He draws Superman now. His art has a blocky texture to it and he will fearlessly draw anything. Superman looks different when JRJ draws him. JRJ’s Superman has a more evolved look to it (as far as his art is concerned) as well. Good stuff.
Wonder Woman #33
One of my favorite series is coming to an end. Wonder Woman has been celebrated since it launched and I will celebrate it ’til it ends. I think that the dye is running off of her outfit ;).
This made the recommendation list when I thought that it was simply Prince Robot IV mopping the floor, but then I realized that it was some kind of other robot with a scary/serial killer face. Then I realized that he is mopping up blood. Consider it “recommended.”
~ Scott Deaux ~