This Week’s Comics

Despite all my kvetching about slow weeks, this one really is scraping the bottom, with a grand total of ONE book that I’ll be picking up.  Marvel’s launching a couple NOW titles this week, but they’re Deadpool and Iron Man, so not much is on the line there.  Here are this week’s new and noteworthy titles.
  • SCOTT PILGRIM COLOR HC VOL 02 – Matt and I are both big Pilgrimheads (or whatever we’re called), but I’m ashamed to admit that one of my problems with the book that it’s sometimes hard to tell characters apart due to them all having similar builds.  Even Bryan Lee O’Malley has admitted Young Neil looks quite a bit like Scott.  With that in mind, I’m psyched that all the SP books are getting color versions, though I think I’m saving my bones for the inevitable (and hopefully larger-sized) one-volume collection.
  • TRANSFORMERS REGENERATION ONE #85 – The “final” battle between Optimus Prime and Megatron is here!  And while I don’t believe that in the slightest — battles between those two are Transformer bread and butter — without continuity to adhere to or a juvenile audience to appeal to Simon Furman and Andrew Wildman have taken a decidedly darker turn and it truly does feel like a world where anything can happen.
In non-blog related news, I have a bit of an announcement to make.  I’m kicking off a side-project I’ve had on my mind for quite some time: a new publishing venture called 8th Wonder Press.  It’s time to try to give something back to the medium I love so much and I’m going to start here.  Our first project is a comic anthology to launch next summer, and we are currently accepting submissions to be a part.  Please check us out, and if you — or someone you know that totally isn’t you! — are interested in getting published, we’d love to hear from you.
That’s it for this week.  What looks good to you?