Here at The Flickcast we hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend. Given the holiday, we want to make sure you realize that comics hit stands this Thursday, May 28, rather than Wednesday because of the holiday schedule.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve wandered into the store on a Wednesday after a holiday and there were no new books. Sometimes even I forget. Feel free to have a hearty laugh at my expense in the comments, I’d laugh at me too. I just want you to be able to benefit from my experience.
My first recommendation this week is the absolutely stellar “Ultimate Wolverine vs Hulk #6.” Lost co-creator and Star Trek producer Damon Lindelof has been blowing me away with this series. To be honest, I’ve enjoyed this book more than Lindelof’s big screen work. How can you not be blown away by a Leinil Yu book where the second page of the first issue has Hulk tearing Wolverine in half?
My second recommendation is “The Last Days of Animal Man #1.” Anyone who has read the seminal Grant Morrison series should file this in the “t0 try” pile. Written by Law & Order producer Gerry Conway, this book chronicles, well, the last days of Buddy Baker.
My final recommendation is going to be “Moon Knight: The Death of Marc Spector.” Written by Entourage producer Mike Benson, its likely the most troubling and violent comic being done at Marvel Comics and is also the most interesting. With the Thunderbolts on his trail, Marc Spector runs for his life alone and friendless on Christmas. Some really entertaining stuff here.
One of my personal favorite comic book stores in New York City, Forbidden Planet, provides a great listing of everything released this Thursday. As always please let us know what you picked up.