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WE’RE working on Monday the 3rd (9am to 10pm) but UPS ain’t. That means our regular new comics shipment will be slightly delayed.
Forbidden Planet will receive its shipment on the day of release, Wednesday the 5th. If you’ve ever had to bear with us on such a frenetic day you’ll know we, upon receiving our wares, bust our humps to count and process everything as quickly as possible for our customers, usually racking the shelves around 2pm. It’s quite the undertaking.
The skinny: FPNYC should have all of this week’s new books out by 3pm this Wednesday. Thanks for understanding.
Wednesday means new comics, anyone reading this blog knows that. So, with that in mind I’d like to point you in the direction of a couple of books I’m looking forward to.
From DC Comics today, we have the Geoff Johns/Gary Frank interpretation of Superman’s modern origin in Superman: Secret Origin #1. Think of it as Geoff Johns’s way of doing Smallville. We also have the final issue of Wednesday Comics, DC’s brilliant effort at distributing comics the old fashioned way, in newspaper form. There were some beautiful stories in this including Paul Pope’s Adam Strange, Karl Kerschl’s The Flash, and the 100 Bullets team on Batman. I’m looking forward to seeing how they collect this astounding collection.
At Marvel we have the comic book form of Spider-Woman. Like I mentioned in my review of the motion comic, I think I like this book better in its natural format than this motion comic business.
The other book I really like is Immortal Weapons #3 featuring a story by Rick Spears. Frankly, one cannot get enough of a Rick Spears story, and I love anything involving the Iron Fist universe these days.
Other than that, its all I got. Happy Reading!
- Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian is writing a new “Lobo” series with Sam Kieth. This is today’s “get me this book, right now” moment.
- Brian Bendis is getting on the Amazing Spider-Man crew with number 601. I think Bendis is probably the best Spider-Man writer today and considering what has happened with the Ultimate line of books, I’m just really happy to see this happen. Its been a long time coming, as far as I’m concerned.
- Dan DiDio was on Fox News Business talking about Wednesday Comics.
- Robot Chicken creators are going on tour with Gym Class Heroes.
I’m really, really trying to not go into a “Shining” reference here, so please thank me for that. Since our new online store has gone live (hint, hint its at the right or click here), we’re going to do a weekly feature of all the great stuff coming out this week in terms of comics.
The couple of things that I’m looking forward to this week is “Pixu: The Mark of Evil“. Handled by Indie darlings Becky Cloonan, Vasilis Lolos, and “Casanova” and “Umbrella Academy” twin brother artists Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon.
From DC Comics the obvious highlight of the week is “Wednesday Comics”. The first issue of this newspaper-sized comic that will run every week for the next 12 weeks is just bound to be gorgeous. With stories by “100 Bullets” team Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso doing Batman, and Neil Gaiman and Mike Allred doing a “Metamorpho” story.
Other highlights includes the first issue of “Dark X-Men #1”, the second printing of “Chew #1” which people are throwing up their hands in expressing how awesome it is. I haven’t read it, but its important to try new things. Also is yet another Blackest Night prequel in “Green Lantern”.
However, what I am really pumped to check out is Jeff Lemire’s “The Nobody” which is an adaptation of H.G. Wells’ classic “The Invisible Man.” A number of people have expressed to me to check out his Indie classic “The Essex County”.
As always, for a complete listing of the new comics out today, head to our brandy new, fresh and user friendly online store at ForbiddenPlanetUSA.com.