Monday, January 17, 2005

This Week in Comics - Shipping 01/19/05

Time once again for the comic book round-up, featuring my three picks of the week.


BIRDS OF PREY #78
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Tom Derenick & Bob Petrecca
Cover by Ryan Sook

Part 3 of the 4-part “Hero Hunters,” with action-packed guest art by Tom Derenick (SMALLVILLE) and a cover by Ryan Sook (ARKHAM ASYLUM: LIVING HELL)! In this issue, the Birds face the terrifying, life-stealing vigilante Harvest, and one member of the team may pay the ultimate price for her past!

On sale Jan 19 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US

Birds of Prey is one of the few fun, super-hero buddy books. And it has some of the most clever and witty writing out there thanks to Gail Simone.

Ms. Simone has made such an impression with her creative talents that DC has given her one of the Superman books and a JLA run. Congratulations to her. And I hope it doesn't have the same effect that Brian (100 Bullets) Azzarello's Batman and Superman runs had on him.
There were no previews available for BIRDS OF PREY #78.


TRIGGER #2
Written by Jason Hall
Art and cover by John Watkiss

The thrill-packed ongoing series continues as Deirdre Myers — a no-nonsense investigative reporter for the daily newsfeed The Relative Truth — looks for answers to a series of mysterious murders and their relation to the shadowy Triggers.

On sale Jan 19 :: 32 pages :: $2.95 US :: MATURE READERS

I still have yet to get the first issue to this. It's sitting in a box at the distant-local comic shop.

However, the story, which had been hyped as a Blade Runner-inspired one, has really gotten my attention. And with art by Watkiss, a former artist on Sandman Mystery Theater, it has to be at least checked out.
There were no previews available for TRIGGER #2.


DAREDEVIL #69
Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Art & Cover by Alex Maleev

"Golden Age" Part 4 (of 4)
With Daredevil down for the count, a new hero must rise!!! Who carries the legacy of the White Tiger? The Eisner award-winning team of Bendis and Maleev continue to tell the story of the original Kingpin!
January 19 :: 32 pages :: Marvel PSR :: $2.99

It's the end of the Golden Age story, featuring the Kingpin-before-Kingpin.

This series just keeps on entertaining. It's too bad that Bendis and Maleev are leaving the title at the end of the year. They've really turned the book into a must-read title.
Preview DAREDEVIL #69 here.

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