Thanks to the good folks at Dragon’s Lair Comics and Games in Omaha, I’ve finally got legitimate recommendations for you comics fans. In this (hopefully) weekly column, you’ll find the experts’ picks on the hottest comics hitting the shelves on new comic day.
Also, probably some confused commentary from me on many of the issues.
And away we go – Hot Comic Picks for November 20, 2013
Harley Quinn #0
I didn’t know starting comic book series’ numbering with #0 was a thing now.
Worlds Finest Trade Paperback Volume 2
“I’ll wait for the Trade Paperback” is the mantra of many casual comics fans. From the title, I was expecting Batman/Superman, but it looks like this volume is Huntress/Power Girl, which is still OK in my book.
Ol’ Hornhead has his own TV show coming up, and now his comic is a Hot Pick of the Week. The guy’s on a roll. He appears to be fighting all the Universal Classic monsters, so I’m holing out hope for an Abbot & Costello cameo.
Nowhere Men Trade Paperback Vol 1. – Fates Worse than Death
I’ll admit, I have no idea… Looks cool, though.
Afterlife with Archie #2
OK – When CJ sent over the Hot Picks list, this was the one I was most curious about. I did a little research and wasn’t disappointed. Here’s the description I found online:
“New Ongoing Series! The horror continues as a zombified Jughead goes on a relentless hunt for brains in this shocking new series by Harvey Award-winning comic/screenwriter Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Stephen King’s Carrie, Archie Meets Glee) and Eisner-winning artist Francesco Francavilla (Batman, Black Beetle). When he performs a despicable and frightening act in front of everyone at the Halloween dance, tensions start to rise and fears begin to mount-who will be next to join Jughead in the Afterlife? And what about those who are already infected? Be warned, kiddies, this one’s not for the faint of heart!”
You had me at “zombified Jughead”. This one is automatically the Casual Comics Guy Pick of the Week. Expect a review soon.
All these titles (and so much more) are available at Dragon’s Lair in Omaha (84th and Blondo or 156th and Q). Support your local comic shops, people.
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