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Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Oh, Curse You UPS and Your Vacation-Time!
Labor Day Bumps Books Back a Day
While it might sound nice in theory for the US to have a seven-day Labor Day vacation like they do in China, but honestly, that wouldn't work for my staff and I here at the Isotope. Frankly, we're all a bit too in love with manning the shop 'round these parts for that much leisure. And more importantly...
We need our comics!
With that in mind, let's ponder together all the happiness this week's is sure to bring with a look inside Comic-Santa and his helpers weekly bag of goodies, shall we?
It's impossible to not get excited about the new debuts tomorrow... Lobster Johnson & the Iron Prometheus, , Rick Remender's hot new horror mini-series Sorrow, Peter Milligan and Max Fiumara's fairly excellent looking Infinity Inc, and a good one for us Tony Stark fans in Iron Man: Enter the Mandarin (which has a slamming Rocketeer tribute cover you won't want to miss).
For the graphic novel crowd we've looking at the fabulously beautiful Laika original graphic novel, the long-awaited DMZ vol 3: Public Works softcover (why aren't there more of these out already? Please, DC?), an incredibly brutal Punisher MAX Vol 8: Widowmaker softcover, and the beyond-essential-reading-you-must-have-this-on-your-bookshelf Jack Kirby's Fourth World Omnibus Vol 2 hardcover.
But just because it's a great week for new series and graphic novels doesn't mean there isn't plenty of on-going series hitting this week to bring a smile to all our collective faces. Howabout the latest issue of one of my favorite series running today The Boys, Mike Carey and Jock's utterly great Faker (check out that awesome cover!), more sexy sleuthing in Madame Mirage, the second issue of Warren Ellis' Doktor Sleepless, the beginning of a we're-crossing-our-fingers-they-don't-eff-this-up "One More Day" Spidey arc in Amazing Spider-Man, a kick ass new issue of Scalped, more cool Action Philosophers, or the next installment of the quite frankly brilliant Buffy Season Eight?
And that's just scratching the surface here!
Go ahead and click those links for lots of previews, reviews, and interviews... and check out the full shipping list for much, much more!
Labels: comics, schedule