Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Waiting for Wednesday, Volume 3, Issue 28

Still not really in the mood to talk comics for an extended period of time, but I definitely wanted to at least mention the new teaser poster for the upcoming (and highly anticipated) The Dark Knight Rises.
Not giving away much, are they? Nor do they have to, as the teaser for The Dark Knight was very much in the same vein. And that film did just fine. The Rises poster brings to mind a couple of things (Inception, anyone?), most notably a possible link to the comics story, "Cataclysm," which ran through the Batman titles in 1998.

We already know that Bane is the main villain, and that Selina Kyle/Catwoman will play a role. Director Chris Nolan can do whatever he wants with the character--follow the comics, or not--and I'll be there on opening night.

See? Exfanding can bring somewhat up-to-date news to the masses. On occasion. Two days after everyone else. Stop laughing at us. We're good people.

Moving right along...

I did want to mention one book that I'm really looking forward to this week. And, despite its title, it's a book that makes me happy just thinking about it. From Image Comics and writer S. Steven Struble and artist Sina Grace, The Li'l Depressed Boy, issue 5, ships to stores today.
Featuring a cover by Chew's Rob Guillory, issue 5 could not have arrived fast enough after the conclusion to the previous issue. We didn't leave our hero in the best of situations, and I've been dying to find out what the fallout will be.

Very rarely does a book stay with me like this one does. The themes, the characters, the tone, the conversations. I think I speak for a whole lot of readers when I say that it feels like this book is being written for me.

It's an easy choice for my favorite comic of 2011 so far, and you can throw all of the cross-overs and deaths and "deaths" you want at me from the Big Two. If you're looking for some heart, and some meaning, and something real in your comics, give LDB a shot.

Here's the solicitation information from Image for today's issue:

"HISTORY OF A BORING TOWN" Even when the sun doesn't shine on the Li'l Depressed Boy, he can count on his Drew Blood to cheer him up. Pack your bags! It's time for a road trip. Featuring a cover by fan favorite and CHEW artist extraordinaire ROB GUILLORY!

Go back and check out the first trade, which collects issues 1 through 4. It's available now, and it's under $10 bucks.

With that, I need to hit the road myself. Before I do, though, what are you Waiting for?

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