On the Shelves: 2/14/07

Reading is fundamental. Don’t waste your time reading bad comics out of habit!

In honor of Valentine’s Day, my weekly look at select comic books being released Wednesday, 2/14/07 is all about the love. No snark; no bad reviews; just the good, might-be-good and hope-it’s-good stuff. As a result, it’s a pretty light read, too! The full shipping list, as always, is available at ComicList.

[NOTE: Not all of these titles will actually arrive in all stores. If your LCBS offers a pre-ordering service, be sure to take advantage of it. If not, find another one; or try Khepri.com or MidtownComics.com]

PICK OF THE WEEK

Franklin Richards: Lab Brat Digest
DARK HORSE COMICS
Star Wars Legacy #8, $2.99

Possibly the best licensed comic going right now, Ostrander and Duursema are doing for Star Wars what Busiek and Nord did for Conan.

DEVILS DUE PUBLISHING
Forgotten Realms Streams Silver Cvr A #1, $5.50

Okay, this is purely observation not snark, but “WTF?” with Devil’s Due’s recent price increases? $3.50 for G.I. Joe, now $5.50 for the Forgotten Realms adaptations? That’s the sign for me to shift these to trade-wait status, which is bad for them since I was actually buying them along with the floppies.

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Battlestar Galactica Zarek #2, $3.50

I finally caught an episode of Battlestar Galactica the other night — with special guest star, Richard Hatch! — and was surprised that it was as good as people have said it is. I really liked the NYPD Blue camera work, and Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell are appealing actors who give it some credibility, so I might check in on it now and then. Might even give the comic book a look, too.

HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS
Ron Jeremy The Hardest Working Man In Showbiz HC, $25.95

Another regular book listed in the comics section…?

IMAGE COMICS
Casanova #7, $1.99

Now THIS is love. Good comics, cheap price.

MARVEL COMICS
Franklin Richards Lab Brat Digest TPB, $7.99
Thunderbolts Presents Zemo Born Better #1 (Of 4), $2.99

When you’re holding back the snark, there’s often so much less to say about the ongoing adventures of the spandex set. Funny that.

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Guy LeCharles Gonzalez

As in guillotine. Old/new media pragmatist. Sometimes loud, formerly poet, always opinionated. Beer, bourbon, books, games, running, soccer.

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