Obviously, this week’s big release is Blackest Night #1. To say the least, I’ve been pumped and ready for this series since the end of the Sinestro Corps War. I think you probably got a pretty accurate gage of what it will be like in the pages of last week’s Green Lantern #43, and this new series is likely to be a doozy.
Although, as much as I’m looking forward to Blackest Night, what I’m really massively recommending this week is a personal favorite of mine: Peter Tomasi’s The Light Brigade. Getting a re-printing, this beautiful book drawn by Peter Snejberg has it all: Angels, Demons, Nazis and a couple of regular Joes protecting the Sword of God.
My other recommendation is the regular Doctor Who series premiering this week. Originally, it was the comics of this TV series that got me into the show. This was before the Sy-Fy channel that would repeat old episodes. Now that Doctor Who its coming back on a regular monthly basis, I’ll be hopping all over this book.
My final recommendations are two books coming from Boom! Studios this week. The first is Mark Sable’s Unthinkable #3. I did an interview with Mark at the Daily Planet where we, among other things, discussed this issue and him being detained at an airport by the TSA because of the issue’s content. I hope you’ll agree with me when I say this book is a really forward thinking, intriguing work.
Lastly, I’m recommending the adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, which was also the basis for the movie Blade Runner. If you haven’t read the book, following that masterpiece of a film, than I don’t think I have much to say to you except go buy this unique adaptation.
As always, I want to know what you think of this week’s recommendations and what you found at your comic’s shop this week that interested you.
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