Wednesday, August 26, 2009

T.G.I.W.: Thank God It's Wednesday

Posted By on Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 9:54 AM

It's Wednesday.

For normal folk, that means "hump day" has arrived and the weekend is almost here. But for geeks like me, Wednesday is a truly glorious day — it's the day that new comic books flow into shops all around the country.

I've been personally making a weekly trek to the comic shop on this day of the week for more than 20 years, and I get excited with anticipation the same way each and every time. (And, no, I don't live with my mother.)

Anyway, what's hitting stands today and what's worth grabbing? I'll be providing a few "Quickie Comic Reviews" later today, but here's a list of stuff I'm planning to pick up:

The latest issue of Previews: In case you don't know, Previews is the catalog of upcoming comics and merchandise; it's published by the industry's largest distribution company, Diamond Comics. For collectors, Previews is an indispensable tool that shows you everything coming out from most of the comic publishers out there. I saw the art for this week's cover and it's featuring the soon-to-be-released limited series Image United. We'll see if that comic comes out on time. In the meantime, snag a copy of Previews and stay in the loop.

Usagi Yojimbo No. 122: A consistently entertaining read every month.

Batman and Robin No. 3: I've been loving Grant Morrison's relaunch of the Batman franchise, and — while this issue is a tad late — I'm excited to see how he and artist Frank Quitley wrap up the first story arc.

More DC books: Along with Batman and Robin, it looks like I'll be picking up a bunch more comics from DC this week, including the latest issues of Detective Comics (for the incredible art alone, although I am loving the Question backup story), Flash: Rebirth (another late comic, but I'm hanging on until the end) Green Lantern, Wednesday Comics, JSA and Wonder Woman.

Bart Simpson Comics No. 49: Like Usagi Yojimbo, it's just damned funny every issue.

Marvel Comics: From the folks at Marvel, I'll be on the lookout for Dark Avengers No. 8, Fantastic Four No. 570 (the start of the new creative team), Guardians of the Galaxy No. 17 (yeah, I still love it), New Avengers No. 56, New Mutants No. 4 and Secret Warriors No. 7 (one of my favorite new books).

Buck Rogers No. 3: This is my last attempt to read this comic. The first few issues were decent, but not incredible.

Check back later for a few reviews.

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