OK, so it's getting kind of ridiculous. I have a HUGE stack of book that I need to read, already, and I haven't even picked up last weeks books, yet. Ah, the joys of working on a show, it'll only get worse when tech starts this weekend.
On the good side, this is a very light week, numbers-wise, but, since it's mostly Marvel product, my wallet is still going to feel it in the morning.
Detective Comics #875 $2.99
Art and cover by JOCK
One bright Tuesday morning, the corpse of a killer whale shows up on the floor of one of Gotham City's foremost banks. The event begins a strange and deadly mystery that will bring Batman face-to-face with the new, terrifying faces of organized crime in Gotham. Be here for part 1 of the brand new 3-part "Hungry City."
A really excellent run in play here. I'm impressed with the new team, and the effective use of not only Commissioner Gordon, but his family, as well.
Captain America #616 $4.99
MIKE BENSON, FRANK TIERI, KYLE HIGGINS,
ALEC SIEGEL & MORE
Penciled by BUTCH GUICE, HOWARD CHAYKIN,
PAUL GRIST & MORE
Cover by TRAVIS CHAREST
It's the 70th Anniversary of Captain America's debut and we're celebrating by beginning a bold new direction. A double-size main story by award-winning writer Ed Brubaker sees Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes both struggling with the shocking ramifications of the Trial of Captain America and what comes next! A forgotten portrait of Captain America, painted in the waning days of World War II, brings up nearly forgotten memories of those turbulent and frightening years for Steve Rogers—memories of yearning, of loss and of innocence betrayed, brought to you by legendary writer/artist Howard Chaykin. Captain America falls under the vampiric Baron Blood’s spell in an untold tale of the Invaders! Plus: Steve Rogers: Super-Soldier, and the Secret Avengers investigate a modern day Hitler!
OK, so...I haven't read #615.1 (ugh) yet, but this does seem like an all-out spectacular for Cap's 70th anniversary. So much so that I don't mind the extra dollar on the cover price.
Ought to be a fun read.
The Stand: No Man's Land #3 $3.99
Penciled by MIKE PERKINS
Cover by TOMM COKER
The Free Zone Committee has sent their spies to the west and is now mere days away from getting the electricity back on in Boulder, but darker plans are afoot... When a tormented Nadine discovers the horrific truth of what Harold's been plotting, the dark man makes his presence known to ensure nothing stops him... The clock is ticking for the forces of good, True Believers, and we've hit the point of no return... Don't dare miss it!
It's really hard to comment about this series. I really enjoy it, but...it's the book. No surprises, just a very, very solid adaptation.