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Iron Man, Metal Men or a gigantic robot? This week, you decide

cwfw-logoAfter a relatively quiet Wednesday last week, comics strike back with a vengeance, unleashing misfit superheroes, a giant robot, stolen armor, a Superman gone bad, a renegade angel — oh, and Mayhem, of course.

It’s not just Spandex and metal men, though. There’s also the Abstract Comics Anthology, another issue of Anders Nilsen’s Big Questions, and a second Jaime Hernandez omnibus. If the supernatural is more your thing, tomorrow also sees the release of new issues of Witchfinder and House of Mystery, and a collection of Locke & Key.

To see what other releases have Chris Mautner, JK Parkin and me talking, just keep reading. And, as always, let us know your picks in the comments below.

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In the wake of Comic-Con, a quiet week for releases

cwfw-logoThe whirlwind of publishing announcements from Comic-Con may have us looking months down the road, but we have more immediate concerns: New Comics Day.

But after the hustle and bustle of San Diego, and the onslaught of titles last week, this Wednesday seems awfully quiet.

Still, there are several comics worth highlighting, such as Children of the Sea, the first book from Viz Media’s Ikki imprint, and the debut of a new miniseries by Gilbert and Mario Hernandez. Archival editions of Dick Tracy and Peanuts, and the beginning of the Willingham-Sturges-Merino run on Justice Society of America should be noted, too.

And then there’s that Ultimatum finale …

To see what other releases have Chris Mautner, JK Parkin and me talking, just keep reading. And, as always, let us know your picks in the comments below.

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This week, there’s pulpy goodness, Golden-Age zaniness — and Comic-Con

cwfw-logoFor thousands of people, tomorrow is Comic-Con Day 0, or Preview Night. But for the rest of us, it’s still just New Comics Day.

Okay, not “just” — that makes it sound as if it’s somehow second best; it’s certainly not. This is a really good week for comics, the crime genre in particular.

The list is led by Darwyn Cooke’s much-anticipated, and already highly praised, adaptation of Donald Westlake’s Parker: The Hunter. That’s followed by the fourth volume of Naoki Urasawa’s Pluto, Jamie S. Rich and Joelle Jones’ You Have Killed Me, and the $1 100 Bullets #1 Vertigo Crime Sampler.

If crime or mystery isn’t your thing, there’s plenty more to recommend, from the Golden-Age weirdness of Fletcher Hanks in You Shall Die By Your Own Evil Creation to the Golden-Age reimagining of Project Superpowers: Chapter Two to the modern-day superheroics in the milestone Amazing Spider-Man #600.

Somewhere in between you’ll find the return of Roman Dirge’s Lenore, the long-awaited finale of Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds and an adaptation of Fahrenheit 451.

To see what other titles Chris Mautner, JK Parkin and I think are worth a second look, just keep reading. And, as always, let us know your picks in the comments below.

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This week, androids dream of resurrected superheroes

cwfw-logoWe may be skidding headlong toward Comic-Con, but publishers aren’t holding back on their releases.

This week sees the debut of DC’s much anticipated summer event Blackest Night, hefty collections of Preacher, Dan Dare, Captain Britain and IDW’s first decade, plus the debuts of the Doctor Who monthly, The Last Resort and the adaptation of Phillip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

On top of that, we get a few relaunches in the form of Peter David’s Fallen Angel, Alex Sheikman’s Robotika and the horror anthology Creepy.

Whew. How’s anyone supposed to have money left for San Diego?

To see what titles Chris Mautner, JK Parkin and I think deserve a second look, just keep reading. And, as always, be sure to leave your picks on the comments below.

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This week: DC’s ode to Sunday comics, a house of horrors and more Obama

cwfw-logoAfter Marvel’s big week last week with the debut of Captain America: Reborn, it’s only fair that DC claims this Wednesday with, well, Wednesday Comics, the highly anticipated homage to the Golden Age of the Sunday funnies.

DC’s Vertigo imprint chimes in, too, with Jeff Lemire’s graphic novel The Nobody.

Dark Horse is no slouch, either, with a hardcover edition of Pixu, by Becky Cloonan, Gabriel Ba, Fabio Moon and Vasilis Lolos, a Sinfest collection, and a new B.P.R.D. miniseries. And it’s not as if Marvel is sitting this week out: The Art of Marko Djurdjevic hardcover certainly stands out.

If none of those grab you — how could they not? — there’s still David Mazzucchelli’s Asterios Polyp, hardcovers of Rasl and Prince Valiant, plus, um, President Evil.

Come on, something there has to interest you.

To see what titles interest Chris Mautner, JK Parkin and me, just keep reading. And, as always, be sure to leave your picks in the comments below.

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A dead hero, four divas and a crusty sailor walk into a comic shop …

cwfw-logoTomorrow is Canada Day, and you know what that means: the return of Steve Rogers as Captain America!

It’s also New Comics Day, which means Captain America: Reborn #1 won’t be alone on store shelves. Fighting the much-publicized issue for attention will be the debuts of Greek Street, Justice League: Cry for Justice, Marvel Divas and Witchfinder: In the Service of Angels.

In addition, there’s the penultimate issue of Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch’s run on Fantastic Four, the second issue of Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely’s Batman and Robin, the conclusion of Roger Langridge’s Muppet Show miniseries, and Kevin Cannon’s Far Arden. For starters, obviously.

To see what other comics might deserve a second look, just keep reading. And, as always, be sure to leave your picks in the comments below.

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Brace yourself for a tsunami of DC and Marvel titles this week

cwfw-logoI don’t envy retailers this week — well, any week, really — as DC Comics and Marvel combined unleash more than 80 titles on stores. And that’s not to mention variant covers, posters and other assorted merchandise.

What’s a comic shop, smaller publisher or reader-on-a-budget to do? Weep a little, maybe? I don’t know; I don’t have the answers.

What I, and fellow Robot 6 contributors Chris Mautner and JK Parkin, do have is a rundown of some of the noteworthy comics set to appear on those oh-so-crowded store shelves.

As always, be sure to leave your picks in the comments below.

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This week, Ed Brubaker rules the comics store

cwfw-logoIf you’re one of those readers in the United States whose comic store had Captain America #600 waiting for you on Monday, you’ll probably be making another pilgrimage in the next couple of days. Oh, don’t act like you won’t.

In all likelihood, it’ll be worth it. After all, this week brings more Ed Brubaker than you can shake a stick at: In addition to Captain America, there’s a collection of the first Sleeper series and a new issue of Incognito, both by Brubaker and Sean Phillips.

What’s more, there’s Brian Fies’ follow-up to Mom’s Cancer, Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow?, a new Dead@17 miniseries from Josh Howard, a second volume of Julia Wertz’s Fart Party and — wait for it — a collection of the original Power Pack series, by Louise Simonson, June Brigman & Co.

To see what other titles Chris Mautner, JK Parkin and I think are worth checking out, just keep reading. And be sure to leave your picks in the comments below.

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This week, it’s an alien apocalypse, death metal and a visit to the 25th century

cwfw-logoMaybe it’s the heat talking, but this week’s shipping list reads a lot like a slate of Hollywood summer blockbusters. There’s a post-apocalyptic drama, a couple of new takes on an old franchise, some sci-fi action plus, y’know, Star Trek.

And not just any Star Trek, but The Wrath of Khan (which was released 25 27 years ago last week).

Where was I? Oh, right: Khannnnnnn!

The big releases, at least from a superhero-comics standpoint, may be Batman #687 and Red Robin #1, which continue DC’s efforts to establish a post-Final Crisis, post “R.I.P,” post-Battle for the Cowl status quo for the Batman Family. Oh, and X-Men Forever #1, in which Marvel pretends Chris Claremont never left X-Men.

Yeah, I don’t know, either.

To find out what other titles Chris Mautner, JK Parkin and I think are worth noting, just keep reading. And feel free to tell us your picks in the comments below.

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This week, it’s Dick & Damian, blood-sucking teens and blood-thirsty pirates

cwfw-logoWith the holiday behind us, we’re back to a regular New Comics Day, one led by Batman and Robin #1, which reteams Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely for the adventures of the new Dynamic Duo, Dick Grayson and Damian Wayne.

But you probably don’t need to be sold on that. So, what else is there? How about Seth’s George Sprott hardcover, or Becky Cloonan and Vasilis Lolos’ entry into the Buffy-verse with Tales of the Vampires?

No? Then may we interest you in John Layman and Rob Guillory’s offbeat Chew, or the conclusion of Morrison and Cameron Stewart’s second Seaguy miniseries?

That’s just for starters. To find out what other books hit the shelves this week, and which ones Chris Mautner, JK Parkin and I think are worth checking out, just keep reading.

And, as always, be sure to let us know your picks in the comments below.

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Thursday is the new Wednesday — at least for this week

cwfw-logoSo, how many readers in North America forgot that New Comics Day is Thursday this week — pesky holiday — and trekked to the comics shop during lunchtime? No?

While we’re talking about New Comics Day, and before we get to the new comics, I want to point to Marc Mason’s War on Wednesday. He argues that the direct market shouldn’t be tied to, and reliant on, one day for customers to descend like crows on specialty stores for new products.

Mason poses a scenario in which comics are released throughout the week — say, Marvel on Mondays, DC on Thursdays, etc. — which I imagine would create all kinds of logistical problems on the distribution end (and probably beyond).

Plus, y’know, we’d have to rename this feature … which brings us back to what Chris Mautner, JK Parkin and I think are worth checking out this week — whatever day you decide to visit the comics store.

As always, be sure to let us know your picks in the comments below.

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This week, it’s Dracula, Dracula and a mullet-filled X-Men flashback

cwfw-logoThis feature is back for just two weeks, and already we’re confronted with the not-so-surprising conclusion of Battle for the Cowl, a pair of Draculas — or is it Draculi? — another turn in the Captain America saga, and yet another Final Crisis follow-up. Possibly with dancing.

If that weren’t enough, there’s also a peek inside the slightly musty X-Men time capsule.

To find out what titles Chris Mautner, JK Parkin and I think are worth checking out this week, just keep reading.

And be sure to let us know your picks in the comments below.

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Introducing the all-new ‘Can’t Wait for Wednesday’

cwfw-logoThe calendar tells me it’s been nearly six months since Chris Mautner and I last waded through the Diamond shipping list at our former blogging home. Six months!

We figured that’s been far too long, so we’re bringing “Can’t Wait for Wednesday” to Robot 6, and adding colleague JK Parkin to the mix.

The feature’s premise is pretty straightforward: Every Tuesday afternoon, we’ll select the titles we think may be worth checking out — or, occasionally, avoiding — when you make the weekly pilgrimage to the local comic store. Then we hope you’ll tell us your picks in the comments section.

With all of that out of the way, let’s get to our selections , which range from some blasts from the far-flung past — okay, the 1980s — to a couple of comic-strip archives to the cutest team of super-powered animals since Captain Carrot and his Amazing Zoo Crew:

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