Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Colonel's Picks for August 21st, 2013

Wednesday is here yet again! It seems like we do this every week. Your ever-faithful Colonel Reddenbacher is here to spotlight some of this week's notable releases...or at least the ones I'm interested in. Let's see what the Fates have conspired to bring us this week!

Daredevil #30 (Marvel)

Mark Waid and Chris Samnee continue to kick ass with this latest issue, pitting ol' Hornhead against the sailor of the spaceways, the Silver Surfer! Could Matt Murdock seek a cosmic solution to Foggy's cancer? Is the Serpent Society gone for good? Will the Stilt-Man appear? No matter if and how these questions are answered, you'll be in for a treat. This is a solid comic book, folks.

Batman Beyond Universe #1 (DC)

On a recent episode of Kevin Smith's Fatman on Batman podcast, writer and Batman Beyond enthusiast Kyle Higgins laid out his plans for this new digital first series, and this Colonel has been chomping at the bit to read it ever since. Higgins also revealed some of his favorite Batman tales, and let me say the man has good taste. This is a print collection of the bi-weekly installments of the new Batman Beyond and Justice League Beyond digital comic.

KISS Kids #1 (IDW)

Not since the Muppet babies have I been quite this offended. Yet something compels me to pick this up, some sinister urge I can't quite comprehend. Chris Ryall and Jose Holder are the culprits, and whatever evil genius at IDW thought this would be okay.

Knights Of The Dinner Table #200 (Kenzer & Company)

This series was once a staple among my role-playing peers at the local game shop. Funny, well-drawn, and always on the nose with its in jokes and references, Knights of the Dinner Table is a great comic about a subculture that was once a refuge from the cruel outside world for many like myself. I haven't tossed a twenty-sided die in some time, but I'll poke my head in the door for this two hundreth issue celebration.

Henry And Glenn Forever And Ever #1 (Microcosm)

I'm going to let the solicitation copy do the work here:
"It's the moment the world has been waiting for: the return of everyone's favorite musclebound punk/metal romantic odd couple, Henry and Glenn. Over the course of three short stories, our metaldude heroes love, fight, hang out at the spa with Lars and James, squabble about property values with friendly satanist neighbors Hall and Oates, and work out their differences in therapy. It's hardcore. It's hilarious. It's a true testament to the power of love to overcome even the biggest, manliest egos of our time."

I wish Hall and Oates were my neighbors. I *can* go for that.

Looks like there's something for everybody this week! Unless you're looking for a strong female lead, in which case I reccomend rereading last week's Vampirella: Southern Gothic. Yes, Vampirella is a great role model for young girls. Hey, stop looking at me like that. I'm serious...well forget you then!


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