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Ceej Says… Pulling Power (21st Aug 2013)

Another week, another load of comics headed your way, and another load of tough decisions to be made (or maybe not, depending on your wallet situation).  So to help you separate the wheat from the chaff (that’s a saying, right?) I’m here once again to try and point you guys and gals in the right direction with what to pick up this Wednesday.

So without any further ado, let’s get this show on the road with…


DDDaredevil #30 (Marvel Comics)

Wade and Samnee’s award-winning Daredevil title hasn’t missed a beat after the conclusion of its first epic, two year long storyline, and issue 30 promises to take us away from the courtrooms and back alleys as Matt finds himself having to deal with something a little more… cosmic? The Silver Surfer pops into Hells Kitchen (as you do), and you can bet this is going to be one more stellar issue in what’s undoubtedly one of my favourite titles at the moment.


Batman'66 #02 Cover DOTS_0Batman ’66 #2 (DC Comics)

The first issue of Jeff Parker’s joyous celebration of the 60’s TV show was an absolute revelation, managing to perfectly capture the essence and charm of the original series.  The second issue sees a different (but equally talented) artist take over the reigns as we see the Caped Crusader and his Boy Wonder get set to tackle both Mr Freeze AND the Penguin.  Holy “must buy”, Batman!


detailAvengers #18 (Marvel Comics)

On the back of last week’s Comic of the Week, Hickman’s stunning ‘Infinity’ crossover continues here as the Avengers head into space to help defend earth from the impending intergalactic threat.  Based solely on the strength of Hickman’s writing and the epic scope of this event, this is one comic you really shouldn’t miss out on.  This is shaping up to be something truly special, folks.


ANMAN_Cv23_cn5r6mckib_Animal Man #22 (DC Comics)

Lemire’s Animal Man has been on an incredible run of form since the conclusion of Rotworld, and really should be finding its way into any self-respecting comic fan’s collection every month. This issue sees the conclusion of the gloriously disturbing ‘Splinter Species’ arc, as Brother Blood’s master plan nears fruition.  Pugh and Portela will undoubtedly excel on artistic duties yet again on a sleeper title that as many people as possible need to be made aware of.  Buy it! Nooow!


SMUND_Cv3_8y5qxtnivm_Superman Unchained #3 (DC Comics)

Scott Snyder writing Superman.  Jim Lee drawing Superman.  A brilliant start to this run and the introduction of a new “big bad” for Supes to butt heads with means this is a title you guys should be picking up.  Intelligently written and beautifully illustrated.  Basically an essential buy, and that’s coming from a non-Superman fan.


And that’s all for this week.  Let us know what title you recommend, and whether you decided to pick up any of the titles I suggested.

I’ll see you back here next week for another look at the comic week’s comics.

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