This is a big week for books. One of the year’s biggest and most anticipated books drops this week. That book, of course, is the 3d cover featuring Joker’s Daughter. The character that first appeared in Batman Family #6 or Catwoman #23 depending on who is under that mask. Needless to say get a 3d copy and flip it. Get a 2d copy and read it. Or get which ever and do what ever with it. It is going to be big and has already been going for crazy money. But besides Joker’s darling daughter, there are a bunch of other books you shouldn’t miss out on cause they look like the could heat up.
1. The Other Dead #1- From IDW comes a different type of horror story, one featuring reanimated animals. Kevin Eastman of TMNT fame writes. This book was hot a couple of weeks ago when it was supposed to come out on September 11th. Then it was delayed, some say due to Obama on one of the covers toting a gun, others say due to spraying the books for moths. A quick check of the big on-line retailers have the book listed as out of stock in many of them.
2. Rat Queens #1– New book from Kurtis J. Wiebe, the creator of Peter Panzerfaust. A darkly comedic fantasy series starring Hannah the Rockabilly Elven Mage, Violet the Hipster Dwarven Fighter, Dee the Atheist Human Cleric and Betty the Hippy Hobbit Thief. Think Tank Girl meets Lord of the Rings. Or think Skullkickers with an all female cast. This has been getting great reviews online and Kurtis is a world class nice guy.
3. Sex Criminals #1– New Image book by Matt Fraction. Described as a romantic comedy for comic books. I like Fractions work and a story about a woman who can stop time while she is having sex gets the 13 year old boy in me interested in the book just by the name.
4. Saga #14 Cannot get enough of this book. Considering all the awards Brain K Vaughn and Fiona Staples have won for this series, it will continue to pick up new readers.
Those are my top four pick ups for the week. Also dropping this week are East of West #6 which keeps getting better, The Wake #4 a must buy after last issue’s big reveal, and Todd the Ugliest Kid #5. Yeah, Joker’s daughter is where to start this week, but when I get to the end of the stack, with all these great books, it will only end with no money in my wallet.