A good day in the land of comics for LQ! Among today's choice picks, Jeph Loeb's Pleasantville-like one shot for Buffy: Season 8. In issue #20, Buffy gets sucked into her own animated show (the one that never got made), set in her high school days. I've been eagerly awaiting this issue and expect the wave of nostalgia I will feel reading it to force me into rewatching some season 2. Mmmm. Buffy Season 2.
Also out this week is Spiderman Noir #1
The year is 1933, and New York City is not-so-secretly run by corrupt politicians, crooked cops, big businesses…and suave gangland bosses like New York’s worst, the Goblin. But when a fateful spider-bite gives the young rabble-rouser Peter Parker the power to fight the mobster who killed his Uncle Ben, will even that be enough? It’s a tangled web of Great Depression pulp, with familiar faces like you’ve never seen them before! By “Hardboiled” David Hine, Fabrice “The Spider” Sapolsky and Carmine “Carbine” Di Giandomenico!
And Comics Bulletin says it's "everything a comic should be" so...I'm in!
More on what else I'm reading this week after the jump
Avengers: The Initiative #19
Dark Reign: New Nation
Invincible Iron Man #8
Mighty Avengers #20
Uncanny X Men #505
X Factor #38
X Men Legacy #219
Punisher: War Zone #2
Comics Bulletin also says Thunderbolts & Iron Man are right up there this week, while Mighty Avengers & Uncanny X-Men...not so much. At least Greg Land isn't doing the art anymore. Woot! On a similar note, Eruditechick and I were happy to see Larry Stroman leave X-Factor last month (bring back Raimondi!) because we found his pencils made it more difficult to read the comic. Looking for a nice familiar feel to your comic? Try Punisher: War Zone. The first reteaming of Garth Ennis & Steven Dillon in years makes you feel like you're back in the universe of Preacher, which can either be awesome or disturbing - up to you.
This weeks covers below. Which are you picking up this week?