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INDIANA JONES FURTHER ADVENTURES OMNIBUS VOL 2 Another batch of Indy tales originally published by Marvel Comics. These in-color paperback collections are a good read and a great deal. Features scripts by David Michelinie and art by Steve Ditko (!), David Mazzucchelli, Herb Trimpe and Jackson Guice. Including the adaptation of "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom."
BATMAN THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #9 Dig that Sprang-style cover! DC's funnest Batbook teams the Caped Crusader with Catman.
BATMAN THE BLACK GLOVE A trade paperback of Grant Morrison's storyline from BATMAN #667-669 and 672-675. Various artists including J.H. Williams III and Tony Daniels.
SUPERMAN KRYPTONITE The Darwyn Cooke/Tim Sale tale from SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL #1-5, collected in trade paperback.
JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL SERIES 2 ACTION FIGURES
MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #55 I haven't been following this Marvel title for young readers, but I love the Skottie Young covers they've been featuring of late.
MARVEL MASTERWORKS AVENGERS VOL 2 THE AVENGERS #11-20 collected in an affordable, color paperback. Work by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Don Heck, Dick Ayers and other people of genius.
BOOK OF GENESIS ILLUSTRATED BY ROBERT CRUMB I can see what this looks like in my head. I'll need to leaf through the book to see if I'm right.
BEST AMERICAN COMICS 2009 Cartoonists Charles Burns and Jessica Abel edit this year's compendium of mainly art/alternative comics. A good way to sample a bunch of comics you might not otherwise try.
MICKEY MOUSE & FRIENDS #296 Disney comics are back on the stands! This is a English version of a Mickey fantasy series originally published overseas. And the Donald Duck and Friends series debuting next week is in a sci-fi/spy adventure vein. Don't know if these will be to my, or my kids' liking, as much as classic-style comedy comics might be, but they're worth a look. An upcoming revival of the Uncle Scrooge title is more in the Barks/Rosa tradition, it looks like. In any event, it's wonderful to see these characters back on the stands.