Hunh. The only Big Two book selected is a Star Wars book. Wonder what that signifies …
Scott Tipton, Co-Owner, Blastoff Comics, North Hollywood, Calif.
Best OF EC Comics Artist’s Edition Vol. 2, IDW Publishing. I’m never going to own the original art for Bernie Krigstein’s “Master Race” or Harvey Kurtzman’s “Air Burst!”, but this amazing book from IDW and editor Scott Dunbier is absolutely the next best thing.
Empire: Uprising #1, IDW Publishing. This series from Mark Waid and Barry Kitson was always a favorite; so glad it’s back.
The Infinite Loop #1, IDW Publishing. One of my favorite debuts of the year, so far. Time-jumping science-fiction romance, with beautiful art by Elsa Charretier. This is one to watch.
Aimee LoSecco, JHU Comic Books, Manhattan
This week it’s two curses and a cute one. Never said my picks weren’t messed up.
Joffrey Baratheon Action Figure, Dark Horse. Finally, a figure I can torment! Put him in the iron maiden, fill his pimp cup with poison, or shove a Lincoln Log up his pooper! The torture possibilities are endless!
Kick-Ass: Hit Girl Real Action Figure, Medicom. This statue could only be cooler if you pressed a button and she dropped the c-bomb.
Uncle Scrooge #1, IDW. Uncle Scrooge is back in a regular series! Capturing the same good old-fashioned fun of Carl Barks and Don Rosa, Uncle Scrooge‘s money bin gets hit by the Beagle Boys… with hilarious results!
Ted Alexander, manager, Midtown Comics’ Downtown location, Manhattan
Kaptara #1, Image. Chip Zdarsky hasn’t let me down yet. Even though he doesn’t write Sex Criminals, his humor definitely comes through in the art. His writing on Howard the Duck produces one of the funniest comics that has been out in a while. In Kaptara, we get his creator-owned series, so that must mean Chip is doing whatever he wants, without anyone to really answer to. Which can only mean good things.
Star Wars #4, Marvel. Last week’s new Star Wars trailer (you may have heard of it and seen it a million times already) has made me more excited for the Star Wars franchise than ever. Luckily Marvel is producing these comics, which are not only making us more excited for Episode VII, but are really good as well. The description of this comic tells us that Luke is going back to Obi-Wan’s hut on Tatooine. What could he find there??
Tim Finn, Hub Comics, Somerville, Mass.
The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage, Pantheon. Look at that cartooning! An alternate take on history. In Victorian England, Charles Babbage and Ada, Countess of Lovelace, invent the modern computer.
Uncle Scrooge #1, IDW Publishing. It’s about time. When Disney bought Marvel, we assumed Marvel would roll out excellent monthly Duck and Mouse comics. Those Langridge Muppets books were great, and Marvel did have part of the Disney license in the early 1990s, like when Peter David wrote The Little Mermaid. But that never happened, so we waited. I keep saying that kids like comics and parents want to buy comics for their kids, but Marvel and DC don’t understand that. So we turn to IDW. Chris Ryall, get Larry Hama to write some Uncle Scrooge when you shift from reprinting European material! And great cover, but why is that logo so low?
Kaptara #1, Image Comics. Chip Zdarsky, Image #1, outer space. I’ll bite.