Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Listening for the Letterbox, May 7th, 2008




A regular feature where I look ahead to what I have on order from the releases of the week. This is obviously not a definitive release schedule - for that, try Diamond for the list of next weeks releases and this weeks releases (updated every monday).

As usual, I will put the titles in reverse order of anticipation (ie the bottom of the pile being the most anticipated;

Exterminators #29 (Vertigo)


One of the finest comic books of recent years reaches its penultimate episode, in the 'Bug Brothers Forever' storyline. Very sad to see this go, but hope it goes out with the quality we have come to expect from this fine series.

Pretty Baby Machine #1 (Image)

Described as;

story CLARK WESTERMAN, art & cover KODY CHAMBERLAIN

32 PAGES, BW, $3.50

PRETTY Boy Floyd, BABY Face Nelson and MACHINE Gun Kelly join forces when 1933’s mob-boss supreme, Al Capone, declares war on them! The most unexpected team-up in comics history told in a film noir style that will have fans of Road to Perdition and Batman: The Long Halloween screaming for more!

Tommy guns! Broads! And three of the most infamous mobsters of all time in a thrilling action-packed drama!

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES


Well, that's me sold! Sounds superb.

Secret Invasion #2 (Marvel)

After the brilliant tie-ins of recent weeks (Mighty & New Avengers) I have high hopes for the main title to keep up the quality. Fingers crossed...and more skrull revelations please!

Mighty Avengers #13


More Secret Invasion madness! After the all Nick Fury issue last time, this promises to be a lot more of the same, which is alright by me! There is a preview here at IGN.

The Boys #18 (Dynamite)

The funniest, loudest book out there right now. 'Good for the Soul' concludes with Hughie versua Blarney Cock!!

I was hoping for confirmation of Walking Dead #49, but maybe next week. As it is, still the best week in comics for a while. Cannot wait.....

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