This Week’s Comics

Thanks to everyone who came by to check out my piece on cover prices this weekend, and especially to everyone who’s commented.  I hope we can make quite a conversation out of this.

As for this week’s comics…Well, there’s not much of note this week. And most of the noteworthy books are pretty pricey.  Still, let’s dive in.

  • ASTRO CITY SILVER AGENT #1 (OF 2) – I’ve resolved to start talking more about Astro City.  Maybe I shouldn’t since I don’t have a full run (or even most recent issues), but I know enough to remember that Silver Agent was Astro City’s greatest hero.  It will be very cool to see him, even if for only 2 issues.
  • BATMAN #701 – More Morrison, that’s all I care about.
  • GORILLA MAN #1 (OF 3) – I can’t believe we had to wait for The Uranian and Namora to get their own books before Ken Hale, the Gorilla Man and hands-down greatest Agent of Atlas, to get his.
  • STUFF OF LEGEND THE JUNGLE #1 (OF 4) – The first Stuff of Legend book was terrific, and I’m glad to see there’s more on the way.  Highly recommended if you’re looking for something different.

The biggest news of last week was how great the newest issue of Batman and Robin is.  Morrison’s masterpiece is really building up now, and it’s incredible.  Damian’s interactions with the Joker were
brilliantly accomplished, and Morrison really straddled the line between Batman of the past (the scenes with Dick and Commissioner Gordon reminded me of the 60’s TV show) and the future (the madness of
the Joker and Robin).  This book was superbly done, and a lesson to anyone still writing 6-issue arcs of Batman versus generic gangsters.

I’ll close this week on a sad note, the passing of Harvey Pekar, of American Splendor fame.  His was truly a unique voice in comics, and one that will be missed in comics.


Update: Yes, I stole this from this post over at Comics Alliance.  I’m not proud.  And I think it looks awesome.