With a lot of you heading to Comic-Con, it would be good form for those of us not going to recommend some books you should be looking out for on the Con floor this week.
The biggest one of the week simply has to be Darwyn Cooke’s adaptation of Richard Stark’s novel The Hunter. I got the chance to read this a couple of weeks ago, and to say the very least if you’re expecting something along the lines of Cooke’s The Spirit run or The New Frontier you’re going to be in for a shock. This is absolutely nothing at all like those books in design, color scheme or story. But nonetheless, it is my top pick of the week.
My second recommendation is the double-sized issue of Amazing Spider-Man #600. Truth be told, Marvel is putting out a number of great books this week. I’m a sucker for all things Deadpool, for a reason I still don’t understand, I just enjoy them. The many mini-series featuring the character seems to be leveling off at the ridiculous. However, with each and every spin-off I can’t stop going back for every new issue for only one reason: they are books full of pure fun.
The other Marvel book out this week includes Immortal Weapons #1. This book focuses on the other immortal weapons introduced in Immortal Iron Fist. Written by Jason Aaron and Duane Swierczynski and an all star cast of virtually every artist I love working at Marvel, this is a must have in my book. More stuff spinning out of the Iron Fist corner is a good thing in my mind.
As always, if you didn’t like the picks we have for you this time around, check out Midtown Comics for a great selection of everything that comes out on Wednesday. And if you’re going to Comic-Con, be sure to keep it locked here for some great coverage from the Con floor.