Man, oh man, there are a lot of great books coming out this week. From DC Comics, we have a slew of “Blackest Night” Batman books if you’re into that kind of thing, which I’m not. Adventure Comics also looks intriguing, but other than that and Green Lantern Corps, I’m not interested in much else from these guys.
From IDW, The ACT-I-VATE Primer comes out and if you like some Indy Comics this book is for you. ACT-I-VATE is a webcomic collective founded by Dean Haspiel (aka Zach Galifianakis’s character on Bored to Death). In this book you will get some high quality indy comics from the likes of Haspiel, Nikki Cook, Joe Infurnari and Michael Fiffe.
My pick of the week is Liberty Comics which features some great previews from new books. All proceeds go to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, which protects comic book creators’ First Amendment rights, among others. A worthy cause if there ever was one. Most especially in this book, I’m looking at the preview of my good friend Ben McCool’s new book with Ben Templesmith, titled Choker. I can tell you: when this book hits stands sometime early next year, you want it.
From Marvel Comics there is a ton of great stuff. Marvel continues to feed my sick obsession, and empty my wallet with new Deadpool comics. Most importantly, Deadpool #900–I know! How did it get to #900 when the character has only been around since the early 90s? Regardless, that book has a slew of talent telling all kinds of stories. Like Jason Aaron, Victor Gischler, Charlie Huston, Fred Van Lente and Kyle Baker. The book just looks gorgeous.
Also from Marve is the hardcover for Damon Lindelof and Leinil Yu’s brilliant Ultimate Wolverine vs Hulk. I think I talked up a storm about this book, but honestly, with this season being Lost‘s last season, I only hope that it means more comics for Lindelof, because this book was 1000% fun and awesome.
And finally, from Marvel again, is the return of Magneto in the pages of Matt Fraction’s Uncanny X-Men. I’m not a huge fan of Greg Land’s art, but I’m willing to take the plunge since its been so long since I’ve been bombarded by Cyclops looking like Tom Cruise and the White Queen looking like Blake Lively. Regardless, the point is: Matt Fraction writes the return of Magneto.
As always, we here at The Flickcast care about what you read, so leave us a comment and let us know what you liked/didn’t like from this week’s comics. For a more complete list of what comes out this week, check out the one at Midtown Comics.