Thursday, July 22, 2010

A Few Brief Notes.

I was hoping to make note of a few interesting new arrivals last week, but things have been hectic. The moving finger writes and, having writ, moves on!

While Ed Brubaker has announced that he's too busy to attend any more conventions this year, Sean Phillips is in San Diego this weekend, on panels Friday afternoon and Sunday afternoon.

(Apologies for not pointing to his schedule sooner.)

Also at his blog, Phillips highlighted the cover art for the second issue of Incognito: Bad Influences and announced the sale of personalized copies of the trade paperback for Criminal: The Sinners.

More recently, Brubaker discussed an upcoming story arc for his Captain America title, in both a press release at and an interview on Newsarama. "The Trial of Captain America" begins in October.

October also sees the publication of DC Comics Presents: Batman #1, collecting a four-issue arc from 2000, written by Ed Brubaker with art by Scott McDaniel. That month, Image Comics also publishes the third annual issue of Liberty Comics, to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

Finally, the A.V. Club recently praised Criminal: The Sinners, calling it "one of the best arcs to date in what’s already an outstanding series."

So, what were the comic books I liked from last week? The latest issue of Chew, featuring Poyo, the Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu waza Banga; the evocative if overpriced Strange Science Fantasy #1, a pulp comic that should appeal to fans of Incognito; and The Man with the Getaway Face, the over-sized, budget-priced preview of Darwyn Cooke's next Parker adaptation.

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