Giving comics to your non-comics-reading loved ones is a tricky proposition...and you doled out copies of All-Star Superman last year. Fortunately, there are plenty of other splendid comics out there for folks who can't distinguish Daisy Duck from Dormammu.
What's got us most excited about Marvel's new Heroic Age status quo? Ed Brubaker's Secret Avengers. With an oddball cast of espionage experts and military masterminds, this title looks to give Marvel's flagship superteam a pulpy twist.
Masterminded by art director Mark Chiarello, Wednesday Comics was a wonderful experiment in weekly serialization, with stories by some of comics' brightest stars. But I dare you to find a shelf big enough for the stunning hardcover edition.
Dinosaurs! Dinosaurs! DINOSAURS! Fighting! Fighting! FIGHTING! Fighting humans, fighting animals, fighting nautical craft! There's nothing like a seven ton Tyranosaurus Rex to separate the capes from the commoners. See who can hold their own against the Late Cretaceous period!
DC recently completed its latest weekly series, the twelve-part anthology Wednesday Comics. Although the stories themselves are somewhat uneven, the cumulative effect of fifteen giant stories unfolding in an homage to the Sunday comics sections makes this worth seeking out.
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... Superman's highest profile gig in a long time? Starting next month, the Man of Steel will take up residence at USA Today, appearing in a beautiful new weekly strip.
DC Comics have released solicitations for the first month of their oversized Wednesday Comics project, and we have to admit, we're already hooked on the idea of months of beautiful weekly work from favorite artists.