New Comic Books For November 26, 2008

DC COMICS

BATMAN #681
JSA KINGDOM COME SPECIAL THE KINGDOM #1
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #48
SUPERMAN #682
TEEN TITANS #65
TRINITY #26

MARVEL COMICS

CAPTAIN AMERICA #44
DAREDEVIL #113
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #7
HULK #8
INCREDIBLE HERCULES #123
NOVA #19
SECRET INVASION: INHUMANS #4
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #128
WOLVERINE FIRST CLASS #9
WOLVERINE ORIGINS #30

I am in Miami visiting my family during the Thanksgiving holiday. The weather is gorgeous and I have to say that it is nice to be back home. I will be heading to my old comic book shop to pick up my comic books for this week. We have a large shipment of comic books headed to the Bunker today. We are getting a total of 16 titles. Once again, this week is heavier with Marvel comics. Still, there are plenty of quality reads in store for us this Thanksgiving weekend.

Which DC comic book am I most looking forward to reading? C’mon, this really is obvious. Yeah, there are several great issues headed our way from DC. JSA Kingdom Come Special: The Kingdom #1 should be good read. The previous two JSA Kingdom Come Specials have been excellent reads. I would expect more of the same this week.

Superman #682 should be another excellent read. I may have my concerns about the aftermath of the New Krypton story arc, but the New Krypton story itself continues to be an outstanding big event.

No, the obvious choice for the DC comic book that I am most looking forward to reading this week is Batman #681. This is the much anticipated finale to the RIP story arc. Thom, Tenzil and I had a roundtable discussion last night concerning who we all thought was going to be revealed as the Black Glove. We were going to post it this morning, but I then accidently deleted the discussion. Sorry, guys! Anyway, the long and short of it was that Tenzil voted for Bruce being revealed to be the Black Glove while Thom and I voted for Tim Drake being revealed to be the Black Glove.

Which DC comic book am I least looking forward to reading? That would be Teen Titans #65. This title continues to be a thoroughly unimpressive read. The story keeps getting dumber by the issue. I keep hoping that DC actually has a point and purpose with this title, but I just do not see it yet.

Which Marvel comic book am I most looking forward to reading? As always, I am looking forward to the double shot of Ed Brubaker that we are getting with Captain America #44 and Daredevil #113. Captain America is the stronger of the two titles as it continues to be one of Marvel’s premier titles. Still, Daredevil is usually a solid read each and every month.

I am also looking forward to the two Marvel cosmic titles in Guardians of the Galaxy #7 and Nova #19. DnA continue to impress me with their work on both titles. It is nice to see that DnA have finally found their home in the 616 Universe. Marvel’s cosmic characters suit DnA’s strengths perfectly.

Secret Invasion: Inhumans #4 should be another quality read. I have enjoyed this mini-series. The story has been exciting and the artwork top notch.

I expect Ultimate Spider-Man #128 to be another entertaining read. Bendis is absolute money on this title. When it comes to the Ultimate Universe, this is pretty much the only title worth reading.

However, the Marvel comic book that I am most looking forward to reading is Incredible Hercules #123. This title is one of the best reads that Marvel publishes. Incredible Hercules offers the reader plenty of fun and adventure. And I expect this issue to be another wild and exciting ride.

Which Marvel comic book am I least looking forward to reading? I am not expecting much from Hulk #8. This title continues to decline with each issue. While the artwork and the action is nice, the character work and the dialogue is just unbearable at times.

To all my fellow Americans, enjoy feasting on Thanksgiving and then watching some football and reading some comic books. To everyone else, enjoy your comic books for this week.

3 Comments

  1. Not to be a total NaySayer, but Incredible Herc may be very entertaining, but is the least impactful book out right now. It is even below Young X-Men for its ability to be meaningless in the 616. (Maybe Runaways 3 is a better example, I don’t know.)

    But you are quite on the money for Brubaker and the EPIC run on Captain America. It makes my head spin. Let’s hope the coming of the “Iron Patriot” does not interfere too much with this title.

    Much love,
    Keep the blogs coming!!

  2. I don’t know that “impactful” to the greater MU is really a useful measure; “New Avengers” when it isn’t stuck in tie-in mode is the motive force of much of the MU, and it’s usually mediocre.

    Definitely a huge week in comics, and pretty much all my best monthly titles are out this week to boot (Cap, DD, Incredible Herc, Wonder Woman); ten in total.

  3. Man, best. line. ever. “yeah, so not to make a big thing of it or anything… but did anyone else get attacked by the hand tonight?” -Danny Rand (Daredevil 113)
    -hobosk8er

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