This Week’s Comics!

Yeah, that’s right…This week has earned an exclamation point and a trip to a PG-13 movie.  It’s a jumbo-sized batch of comics this week!

  • ASTRO CITY #1 – Great call on DC’s part my making the first issue of this stellar series available for only a dollar.  If any of the series they’re promoting will hook readers and suck them into buying more comics, it will be this one.  We don’t spend a lot of time discussing Astro City here — probably because of it’s  somewhat erratic schedule — but Matt and I are both big fans of this book.
  • BATMAN RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE #3 (OF 6) – Caveman Batman?  Check. Pilgrim Batman?  Got it.  Pirate Batman…  This week!  I expected that we’d only see Batman in different time periods thoughout this mini, but there’s definitely a coherent story between his time-jumps…And the Justice League’s attempts to stop him have got me hooked.  Thank you, Grant Morrison!
  • SUPERMAN #700 – Despite not reading any of the Robinson run and not planning to read the Strazcynski run, I probably shouldn’t pick this up.  But I’m a sucker for an anniversary issue, and the transition stories (ending New Krypton by Robinson and starting up whatever JMS is planning) mean I can stay somewhat current on Superman current events without actually putting up the time or money to read the whole things.

That’s it for me.  What are YOU looking at?