Category Archives: the Wednesday run

Go South, Go Gothic With THE DARK & BLOODY #1 On The Wednesday Run

The Dark and Bloody #1 coverTwo years ago, television viewing audiences who love gothic horror mingled with their detective genre got a taste of the mind-blowing first season of True Detective.

It was as good as the medium of television could possibly get. Ah hell, it was as good as story could get: brilliant, encompassing fiction that went as deep as a viewer wanted to take it. True Detective was true art.

The series proved that there was a distinct interest in southern gothic horror – that those U.S. states were fodder for great storytelling.

And with the recent revival of the mature and sophisticated imprint from DC Comics called Vertigo Comics, horror is once again front and center. This week sees the release of The Dark & Bloody #1. Follow me after the jump for the horrific details!

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Action Is Your Reward With SPIDER-MAN #1 On The Wednesday Run

Spider-Man #1 coverIt’s not like Miles Morales, the star of today’s Spider-Man #1, is new, per se. The character, as the masked Spider-Man, has been around for five years now.

But he’s still the new kid on the block.

He’s still learning that the city, the world, the universe – is a big, big place.

He’s still learning that he doesn’t entirely fit in.

And he’s still learning that with great power comes great responsibility.

Follow me after the jump as I sling the web of reasons detailing why you need to be reading Spider-Man #1!

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Righting Future Wrongs In OLD MAN LOGAN #1 On The Wednesday Run

Old Man Logan 1 coverThe great thing about time travel, else-world stories, is that there are no rules. Anything can happen – and everything old is new again.

You take a character that’s been around forever, a character that everyone knows inside and out, and you put ‘em in a new setting, in a new time, under new circumstance and maybe, just maybe, you‘re able to squeeze something new and fresh and wonderful out of ‘em.

That’s the way to do it with these superheroes that have been around for longer than you and I, bub!

Now, let’s turn to everyone’s favourite berserker, the Wolverine in the pages of his new monthly series, Old Man Logan #1, out today!

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Hang Ten With SILVER SURFER #1 On The Wednesday Run

Silver Surver #1 coverInterstellar highways, planet eaters, alien worlds, marauding villains, alternate dimensions, space, time, love, and the creation of the universe!

That’s what we got to see in the previous volume of the Silver Surfer comic book series, created with monthly energy and aplomb by fan-favourites, writer Dan Slott and illustrator, Mike Allred. It was one of this reader’s favored comics over the last year and a half.

But with the re-launch of the Marvel Universe following the epic Secret Wars story line, Silver Surfer, along with just about every other Marvel title, got a re-boot. And it’s a great thing for everyone involved!

Old readers get to pick up right where the Surfer left off – and new readers get to jump on the silver board affectionately called “Toomie”, and ride the wave to fun and excitement with each issue!

Follow me after the jump for the low-down on Silver Surfer #1!

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Psst! SECRET WARS #9 Is Out! Pass It On The Wednesday Run

Secret Wars 9 coverIt’s been hyped.

It’s been lauded.

It’s been editorialized.

It’s been late.

And now? It’s finally here. The secret that wasn’t so much a secret is finally out in the open for all of us to see and read.

Follow me after the jump for all the goods on the final issue of the Marvel Universe’s magnum opus, nearly a half decade in the making:

Secret Wars #9!

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2016 Brings Us Back To The SWAMP THING #1 On The Wednesday Run

Swamp Thing 1 coverSo, you made it, eh?

You made it through the holidays intact and your back is no worse for wear, what with carrying all of those heavy Absolute and Omnibus editions of various comic book compilations and graphic novels. Congratulations!

That brings us to the first Wednesday of the New Year – and our first Wednesday run to the local comic book to pick up something new and interesting.

It may be a new year, but today’s pick is a decades old throwback – from an entirely new perspective naturally. Follow me after the jump for the muck-encrusted low down on the new Swamp Thing #1!

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Image Giant-Sized Artist’s Proof Edition: Wytches #1 On The Wednesday Run

Giant sized wytches 1It’s the eve before New Year’s Eve, and we’ve got one, final Wednesday Run to go on before the turn of the calendar.

Now, I know there’s lots to do today: some of you are working, most of you are still cleaning out the refrigerator of left over foods, and some of you are in the midst of making plans for tomorrow night.

But there’s always time to head over to your local comic book shop and take a gander at new comic books on the shelves.

Today, take a look at the Image Giant-Sized Artist’s Proof Edition: Wytches #1.

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Throwback To BATMAN ’66 MEETS THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E #1 On The Wednesday Run

Batman 66 and UNCLE 1 coverIt’s the final Wednesday before Christmas and the rest of the holiday season hits, and that means one final run to your local comic book store to pick up new (and/or old) comics to read over the upcoming vacation days. And DC Comics has put a nice throwback treat in our stockings this year!

Who here remembers the 1960’s?

I don’t. But I certainly remember two of the most popular television shows that the 1960’s spawned: Batman (starring Adam West and Burt Ward) and The Man From U.N.C.L.E.! Today, you can finally get them together in a world-spanning crossover series the likes of which has never been seen before!

Follow me after the jump for all of the action, mystery and mayhem that is Batman ’66 Meets the Man From U.N.C.L.E. #1!

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Alliteration & Anthology Amore With STRANGE SPORTS STORIES #1 On The Wednesday Run

I love a good anthology series.

Strange Sports StoriesPut a bunch of writers and artists together and get them to create a bunch of short stories around a particular theme and just let ‘em have at it.

In regards to comic books, the unfortunate thing is that we really don’t get to see those types of endeavours published anymore. I don’t know. Maybe the rest of the world doesn’t share my enthusiasm over them.

Luckily, Vertigo Comics, the mature, sophisticated imprint of DC Comics seems to have a fondness for the anthology format. They are continuously publishing stories by a plethora of creative teams under a theme or banner.

And now, near the end of the calendar year, they’re at it again. And it’s a strange one.

Follow me after the jump for Strange Sports Stories #1!

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The Long Wait Is Over With KID ETERNITY DELUXE EDITION On The Wednesday Run

Kid EternityI know many who have been waiting for this day for what seems like…an eternity.

My tongue is firmly planted in my cheek, if you couldn’t tell from that side of the Internet. But it’s true. There are many, many people out there, fans of writer Grant Morrison, artist Duncan Fegredo and even publisher, Vertigo Comics, who have been waiting ever so patiently for a beautiful hardcover version of the 1991 comic book three0issue mini series called Kid Eternity.

Count me as one of them.

Follow me after the jump and I’ll encapsulate a…lifetime of waiting…into just a couple of minutes for the Kid Eternity Deluxe Edition hardcover!

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