This is a week full of great comics and comics collections. And because we care about what you read, here’s some great books to check out.
The highlight of this week for me is Immortal Iron Fist Omnibus. This collects the entire run re-imagining the “kung fu billionaire” Danny Rand as done by Matt Fraction, Ed Brubaker and David Aja. This is easily the best superhero comic being published by Marvel Comics today and you can get the entire, and in my opinion too short, run in this big Omnibus.
Another collection to check out this week is the totally brilliant Captain Britain and MI-13: Hell Comes to Birmingham. Written by longtime Doctor Who writer Paul Cornell and drawn by Leonard Kirk, this book explores the mysticism of England, while taking off in the midst of Secret Invasion, making this book the highlight of that entire event for me. Unfortunately, this book is coming to an end with issue 15 with a battle to the finish with Dracula! Seriously, you won’t be sorry if you pick up this book.
Another of my recommendation isn’t for anything that came out this week, but something I recently read: Denny O’Neil’s The Question. Collected in four trade paperbacks, this sleeper hit from the 80’s is being collected by DC Comics. The no-face detective was an integral part to DC’s groundbreaking weekly series 52. This series blends noir, martial arts and investigative journalism making it something really different that isn’t being done in today’s comics anymore.
My final recommendation this week is something that I wanted to pick up during the MoCCA Art Festival over the weekend here in NYC, but wasn’t able to. That something is Kevin Church and Benjamin Birdie’s first print collection of their web comic about a comic book store called The Rack. Church and Birdie would probably hate me for saying this, but The Rack is KIND OF a web-comic version of Clerks but funnier and sharply put together by two people who really know comics culture.
That’s all for this week. As always, if you don’t like what I recommended, check out Midtown Comics for this week’s releases and check out something else. And, be sure to let us know in the comments what you liked this week.
Chris UllrichJune 10, 2009 at 8:41 am
I’m looking forward to the “Immortal Iron Fist” Omnibus but now I will also be checking out “Captain Britain” as well. Thanks guys.
John CarleJune 9, 2009 at 10:39 pm
Completely agree with Dave here. With the exception of the Annual, Captain Britain and the MI13 is one of the best books not being read coming out from Marvel. If you haven’t been reading the series, then definitely pick up the trades as they come.