Dave’s Weekly Comic Book Recommendations

captainamerica_600_eptingcover-smallThis week its the massive event Captain America #600 that everyone is talking about, including us. Since we at The Flickcast care about what you read, we can’t let you not pick this book up. With talents such as Roger Stern, Mark Waid, and Ed Brubaker handling the writing, you can bet Marvel ha lined up some all-star artists too, and they have. Leading off with Dale Eaglesham, batting second Butch Guice, batting third Luke Ross and Alex Ross cleaning up. With all that talent assembled, this book is a definite must-read.

My second recommendation this week, and if I haven’t said enough about it before,  is Starman Omnibus Vol. 3.  Starman is written by James Robinson (currently handling Superman and World of New Krypton) and drawn by Tony Harris (Ex Machina). This completely brilliant series explores the idea of legacy and turns it on its head in the DC Universe. Started in the mid 1990s, these Starman collections boast art from such talents as Gene Ha, Phil Jimenez and J.H. Williams III, so if the story doesn’t do anything for you (and if that’s the case, you and I should not speak) you at least have some pretty, pretty art to look at.

My final recommendation is Image Comics’ Red Mass for Mars #3.  Written by Secret Warriors writer Jonathan Hickman, this series was another independent project of Hickman’s that raised his profile, and his talent, from Nightly News to Pax Romana. This book tells the story of a Superman-like character that refuses to save the Earth. Drawn by newcomer Ryan Bodenheim, if you’re finding yourself addicted to all things Hickman (and you should be) you cannot go wrong with this series.

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 find something else you do like. Also, be sure to let us know in the comments what you liked this week.

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