In this week's comics, it's the BPRD and Ed Brubaker writing the post-apocalypse

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What's on the stands this week? First off, there's Dark Horse's new miniseries BPRD: Hell On Earth - Devil's Engine...

Caught between bat-faced monsters, a devastating earthquake, and the mad science experiments of Zinco, Devon and Fenix form an uneasy alliance in order to get to safety!


There are also new issues of Daredevil, Fury MAX, Adventure Time, Conan the Barbarian, Avengers vs X-Men, AVX: Versus, Batwoman, Shade, Red Hood and the Outlaws (preview here), Wonder Woman, Locke and Key: Clockworks, Sixth Gun, Atomic Robo: Real Science Adventures, Saucer Country, and Saga.


As far as graphic novels, one of the more interesting reprints this month is the full collection of Ed Brubaker's short-lived Vertigo series Deadenders from 2000. Here's a synopsis of that:

Twenty years after the devastating Cataclysm, society has been separated into sectors in which the rich are able to enjoy machine-generated weather and sunlight while the poor are forced to live an eternally dank and dark existence. Banished to the dismal Sector 5, the angst-ridden Beezer discovers that the corrupt city police are hunting him because of his experiential visions of a pre-apocalyptic world. Now Earth's reluctant savior must learn his true origin and the meaning of his visions before he is captured and killed.

Other bookshelf material out there include a new reprinted volume of Chris Claremont's New Mutants run and the steampunk book Battle Of Blood And Ink ("If you're visiting the flying city of Amperstam without the latest printing of The Lurker's Guide, you might as well be lost. This one-sheet is written, edited, and printed by Ashe, a girl raised on the streets of the flying city, and is dedicated to revealing its hidden treasures and deepest secrets"). And as usual, here's the list of everything being released to comic stores tomorrow, and you can find your nearest comic retailer here. Happy reading, gang!

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Paul Cypert

Actually pretty good week to my tastes.

Really enjoying Saga so far and liking how it's opening up (and still love the "baby" narrator LOL).

I've finally caught up with Scalped and this is the first time I've had to wait a month for a story. I was honestly hoping they just wrapped it after the last story arc but now seems they're winding up for another showdown and have the potential to push story further. I like the art and story so far so more issues is OK with me.

New Locke and Key is always welcome. They've finally gotten around to a lot of explanation in this arc so I'm excited to see how it all wraps up.

Enjoy Batwoman and Catwoman. Yes they're silly, and I personally think I could do better story work on either, but they and Batgirl have managed to fill my "brain candy" needs. Great books when you just have time for a quick read.

Finally finished reading Manhattan Projects 1 and wondering how I missed 2 and now 3's out. Not sure if I'll follow closely, but seems that someone wants to pitch a TV show :D

And while Fatale is interesting a bit, reading down the list of comics this month I have a hard time believing it warranted a 5th printing! Kuddos to those guys, but maybe they also can be a bit less conservative in their printing in the future.