Thursday, 2 July 2009

Shopping List

There it is, quite the fucking list for a man who claims he's about to knock single issues on the head, eh?

What can I say? I'm full of shit.

Pleae note though: no Captain America Reborn, no Greek Street. In fact, no new series or mini series at all. This is it for me now. What I have I hold, so to speak.

Highlights include Chew #2, a comic which has gone buzz ballistic. There are muppets paying anywhere up to $150 for copies of the first issue on ebay, but you should be able to get your hands on a reprint for a couple of quid.

The Mighty and Irredeemable both cover similar ground, namely superheroes gone bad. There's nothing inherently new about either title, they are both just superbly executed examples of the grim and gritty superhero genre. Heavy with reference to the likes of Watchmen and The Authority, but different enough to be worth your attention.

I'll also be picking up Viking #2 and a couple of volumes of 20th Century Boys from Gosh! (That is if they have them). Oh, and although it isn't on my shopping list, I heartily urge anyone who hasn't already read them in singles issue format to pick up the first collected volume of Michael Kupperman's AMAZING Tales Designed To Thrizzle, which is a by turns an odd, hilarious and occasionally disturbing work of genuine comics genius. Trust me, you need to read it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don't know how you can not pick up Reborn! Especially since Cap will be on hiatus while it runs. It's going to be brilliant!