Here's my five books (or so) to look for this week:
The finale of Sinestro Corps War - Three Green Lantern books come out this week; Green Lantern 25, Green Lantern Corps #19, and Tales of the Sinestro Corp – Ion #1 (which is not only a super long title, but kind of silly, since isn’t Ion in the Lantern Corps?) GL 25 is the finale of the event of the summer. This story fired on all cylinders every month, and I’m looking forward to the finale, although I’m sure it won’t be a complete end. GLC 19 is I believe the first epilogue story, so it should be a good jumping on point. The one I’ll have to check at the store is the Ion special. The Superboy prime special was decent, but had a good creative team on it. The other two kind of sucked, so I’ll have to check this one before I buy it. Regardless, I’m really looking forward to how this one ends.
Fables #68 – Always one of the first books I read when it comes out, Fables has really been on top of its game recently, with the “Good Prince” story. I would say that maybe it has gone on a bit too long, but it’s been an enjoyable ride. It will be interesting to see how this affects the status quo once it’s all said and done. I love this book and recommend it to everyone. Maybe don’t pick up this issue as a first one, but any of the trades are excellent.
DMZ #26 – The other half of the Vertigo two-step, I always wish this came out on a separate week than Fables, just to spread out the goodness. The last issue kind of disappointed me, mostly because of the art, which was pretty bad. If this is another fill-in issue, hopefully they got someone better. The current arc is a series of done in ones looking at different characters in the book, some old, some new. Can’t remember who this one looks at, but I’m sure it will be good. Brian Wood is writing so many good books right now, but this is till the best.
Pirates of Coney Island #6 – This one has been delayed for a few months, so I was kind of worried about its status. I’m glad to see it’s still going though, and I’m really looking forward to it. This is a fun series dealing with a bunch of kids fighting a gang of girls, trying to steal undead cars, and getting into other adventures. The story has been great, and the art really stands out. It’s hard to describe, but it’s kind of angular but not sketchy. The colors are generally bright but always fit the mood. I may need to break out the first five issues and re-read them, but that’s no chore.
Ultimate Iron Man II #1 – Returning after a bit of a delay, what has it been, a year? Artist has changed from one of the Kubert Bros. (can’t remember which one) to Pascual Ferry, and I couldn’t be happier. I missed out on his work in Ultimate Fantastic Four, because I couldn’t care less about UFF, but I loved his word on Adam Strange a few years back, and this seems right up his alley. The design looks cool and I can’t wait to see his pages. The story on the first mini was decent, but I don’t worship at the alter of Orson Scott Card, so he doesn’t have name recognition for me. It was perfectly fine though, so it’s not a turn off either. Really, I just want to see the art though, and that’s fine sometimes.