Comics For 8/29/12: Three Books I'm Buying Tomorrow

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08.28.12 6 Comments

So, what am I buying tomorrow, of the dozens of books hitting the stands?

National Comics: Looker

I’m not buying this because I expect it to be good. No, I’m buying this because I fully expect this to be a train wreck DC could have avoided with the simple common sense move of not rebooting Looker at all and instead botching it miserably.

Looker, for those of you who didn’t waste their grade school years reading ’70s comics, is every bit as mind-bendingly misogynist as the name implies. Mousy bank teller gets turned into hot chick, becomes bitchy, becomes vampire. She’s been largely left in the dust bin since the ’80s, and for good reason.

This reboot has her as always being a hot chick. Now she’s a supermodel turned vampire who “protects the innocent as they navigate the corrupt world of high fashion and modeling.” I assure you, that is a direct quote from the ad copy.

Oh, this won’t end badly at all.

Steed and Mrs. Peel #0

If for no other reason than they should be calling this book The Avengers since the show predates the comic by two years, and I want to stick it to Marvel’s legal department.

Also, the book itself looks like a hell of a lot of fun, and I’m a sucker for the show. Even if every cover of the book looks awful.

Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who Assimilation 2 #4

Every single time I’ve read this book, as a fan of both I’ve really been delighted. Last issue featured a crossover within a crossover that worked perfectly, evoking both the ’70s Who and the original Trek perfectly. I seriously can’t wait to see what’s next.

What’s the book you’re most looking forward to tomorrow? Here’s the full release list if you need a quick browse.

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