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Pick of the Week – Animal Man #3

Animal Man is one of the messed up and weird series from DC.  It definitely draws it’s roots more from Vertigo than the happy go-lucky DC universe of the past.  The mix of hero and family man is fantastic and it’s one of the leaders of DC horror right now.  An amazing series that seems to tie into Swamp Thing which also is on the list.  A creepy series that I’m drawn to as a must read.  I’ve expanded the pick list this week because there’s some great stuff.

  • Animal Man #3 – see above
  • Swamp Thing #3/American Vampire #20 – Scott Snyder is one of the best writers out there right now and the man knocks it out of the park.  I lumped these two together because they’re both by him and both fantastic.
  • The Last of the Greats #2 – Machiavelli done super hero.
  • Cold War #2 – It’s a James Bond/Cold War/Spy Thriller, aka awesome.
  • Peanuts #0 – It’s Peanuts!  How can you not be excited by this.
  • Our Love is Real  – I read it and holy shit is it weird.
  • Uncanny X-Men #1 – The first issue of Wolverine’s team last week was awesome.  I expect nothing less from this series.
  • The Rinse #3 – I love crime comics and noir, this one isn’t the best, but very entertaining.