Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Golden-Age Related Books for Comic Week 02-14-2007

Another week, another slate of books released by DC Comics, another post about the books that I think are noteworthy because of their relation to DC's Golden Age characters or DC's characters from the Golden Age depending on how you want to look at it.

Disclaimer: These are the books DC has posted on their site as coming out on February 14, 2007. There is a slight chance that these books might not be at your local comic shop because, let's face it, DC has not been batting a thousand lately with getting their books out on time. This is not meant as a slam against DC, it's just how things have been for the past year or so.

It's also not my fault if the shop sold out of the book either, but that's what hold boxes are for.

Batman #663

Batman: The Greatest Stories Ever Told Vol. 2 TPB

Fifty Two #41

Green Arrow #71

JLA Classified #34

Justice Society of America #3 (2 covers)

Manhunter #28

Showcase Presents: Aquaman #1 TPB

Superman and Batman vs. Aliens and Predators #2

Superman: Camelot Falls TPB

Tales of the Unexpected #5

Trials of Shazam #5

Solid week for the Golden Age crowd. Manhunter comes out again, but it looks like DC is finally giving this title the ax, which is a damn shame really because it is an awesome book. Superman and Batman vs. Aliens and Predators got on the list on a sheer technicality and frankly the only reason I'm buying is the contract I signed back in 1993 to become a lifetime Superman fan. Luckily the Superman: Camelot Falls TPB is also coming out, so once again the universe is in harmony.

The highlight of this week is, of course, Justice Society of America #3 which comes in two flavors; regular and unnecessarily expensive. The book has been nothing short of exceptional and I don't think this month will be any different.

And then there's the cover.

Is it me, or is Maxine going commando here? Not that I'm passing judgment or anything. I was just curious.

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