Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Picks of the Week: 2/6

Patrick and I pick the comics with most potential, shipping to comic shops today! But if you live in Milwaukee like I do, the stores will be closed due to the gazillion inches of snow we're expected to get...

Patrick's pick:

The Invention of Hugo Cabret - Released to bookstores some time ago, this picture book by Brian Selznick combines prose and silent, black and white comics to tell the story of a young boy’s discovery of an automation in early 20th century Paris. If your local comic book store ordered this from Diamond, it should show up there today. Winner of the 2008 Caldecott Medal.
Dave's pick:
ClanDestine #1 - Alan Davis returns to a book he created for Marvel UK immediately following his excellent run on the original Excalibur. From what I hear, many elements from Excalibur were present in the original ClanDestine as well, so hopefully that will make its way to the new series (the fact that Excalibur is guest-starring in issue #3 is a good sign). I'm very excited for this, more excited than I've been for a superhero comic in a long while. Alan Davis is pretty awesome.

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