Hi, welcome to our new weekly post where we tell you “What to Watch For On Wednesday.” In these posts, we will tell you what’s coming on Wednesday that looks interesting. This week is huge and features multiple comic books worth checking out for assorted reasons.
1. The Wake #2
This book, by superstars Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy, was incredibly well received with issue 1, and the comics community seems excited and hopeful that this story will be ground breaking. I bet you can still find issue 1 and catch up at your local comic book store. There may be dolphins…
2. Lazarus #1
This is another story of a book generating serious buzz based on creative team alone. Greg Rucka is a genius, multi-talented writer, and he is even responsible for the last novel that I read (in like 5 years). Everyone likes dystopian futures, right?
3. Superman/Batman #1
While the success of DC’s “New 52” initiative is up for discussion, it has created many interesting books (good or bad). Superman/Batman was a fun book initially and helped brand Ed McGuinness as a superstar illustrator. These crazy stories introduced and mocked various characters. It was mostly always bold and worth a read. Let’s see if Greg Pak and Jae Lee (not my favorites) can attack a concept that I like and produce something favorable. To me, the faces at the bottom of this cover look just like same old Jae Lee stuff from Ultimate Fantastic Four.
4. The Unwritten #50
The Unwritten is building to a climax, and this is when they crossover with Fables. These are two of the longest running, current, Vertigo titles, and that is saying something, since speculation + the loss of Karen Berger suggests a possible decline. Will this be something great or a cash grab…a death gasp? Either way, it is good television…or comic books.
5. Morning Glories #28
The finale of Season 2. Rick Cromack likes this comic, and he is good people. That is good enough for me!
6. Hawkeye #11
This is the big one. Matt Fraction, David Aja, and Matt Hollingsworth’s “Hawkeye” is a blog favorite and is making waves for Marvel NOW! Challenging visual layouts, graphic design, beautiful cartooning, and clever/witty writing makes this a killer combo. Now, a fan favorite character, “Pizza Dog” gets a solo story in issue #11 entitled “Pizza is My Business.” This is being solicited as a detective story through the eyes of a dog that likes pizza. Two words: Eisner Bait.
~ Scott Deaux ~