Light Week? Try The Amazing Spider-Ham 25th Anniversary Special, Ape Sapien: Abyssal Plain #1, Wonder Woman #600

Let’s face it. It’s rare that we have a light week, but what if.. just what if that turns out to be the case?  What if the quantity is rich but the quality, the content, the meat, the stuff of love is light and unsatisfying?  That, my friends, is what we are here for.  Our recommendations will fulfill you, if only for the 10 minutes you’re reading.  But you… you’ll remember. Oh yes, you will.


Ron says try:

Amazing Spider-Ham 25th Anniversary Special

The Amazing Spider-Ham 25th Anniversary Special #1

By Various Creators

It seems that every other week there’s some sort of anniversary or milestone issue being published.  But finally, there’s one worth getting excited about.  My guess is that the majority of you out there don’t quite understand the greatness of The Spectacular Spider-Ham, alter ego: Peter Porker.  One of those wacky 1980s concepts that for makes absolutely no sense whatsoever, but for some reason it holds a special place in our hearts.  A crew of talented creators, including Tom DeFalco, join forces to celebrate this important milestone in silly fun in comics.


Josh says try:

Abe Sapien: The Abyssal Plain #1

by Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, and Peter Snejbjerg

I was sold to start with.  When a Hellboy/B.P.R.D. book comes out, I’m buying it. It’s just a fact of my life.  But, what’s the special magic sauce here?  That would be Mr. Snejbjerg (SNAY-byerg, if you’re curious).  I’ve been a fan of Snejbjerg for many, many years, and his art fills me with glee.  Aside from that, Mignola and Arcudi never disappoint. Never. It’s creepy how consistent they are.  I say this every time, but seriously, if you’ve been thinking about jumping in, just DO it.  These are self contained stories, and at the very least this is a 2 issue mini, so you can just have a taste.


Conor says try:

Wonder Woman #600

Wonder Woman #600

By Various Creators

It’s the third big DC anniversary issue and it might be the most star studded. Just check out some of the names that are contributing to this issue: Amanda Conner, Geoff Johns, Gail Simone, J. Michael Straczynski, Alan Davis, Greg Horn, Adam Hughes, Phil Jimenez, Jock, Scott Kolins, Donald Kramer, Jim Lee, Francis Manapul, Guillem March, George Perez, Ivan Reis, and Nicola Scott. How can you pass that up?


  1. Reading WW #600 this week along w/ Batman & Superman #700 earlier in the month. 



  2. I found a copy of Spider-Ham #1 for a buck a couple months ago and quickly handed over my dollar. I loved Spider-Ham as a kid.

    If you’re picking this up, you might want to also buy the last issue of Back Issue, which has a cover story on Spider-Ham.

  3. Try

    Yours Truly Jack The Ripper #1
    Psycho author Robert Bloch’s seminal tale of the Ripper in then-contemporary times was originally published in Weird Tales in ’43. Now it’s getting adapted to comics for the first time ever, by acclaimed writer Joe R. Lansdale & John L. Lansdale, and featuring art and colors by Eisner-nominated artist Kevin Colden (Fishtown).

    Mindfield #1 
    THE WAR ON TERROR HAS JUST BEGUN! The CIA has created an elite team of telepathic agents dedicated to fighting domestic terrorism. But as Connor and the rest of his crew take to the streets, can they handle the dark thoughts buried inside the minds of ‘we the people?’ Aspen’s newest hit series, MINDFIELD, comes to you courtesy of creator J.T. Krul and new comer Alex Konat who present to you a world of action and intrigue the likes of which you’ve never seen! As the War on Terror reaches its most critical point, the CIA’s special team of telepathic agents sets out to confront real world threats. But, a dangerous new plot emerges in the most unlikely of places. As Connor struggles to cope with his frightening new abilities, he soon discovers the hard way that too much information can be a very bad thing!

  4. I’m really looking forward to that Abe Sapien book.  He has been one of the most interesting characters in the Hellboy U of late.

  5. Nice picks, the cover for Abe Sabien looks amazing.

    I also recommend on a slow week:

    Joker Asylum II: Clayface: Kelley Jones returns to do yet another take on the Dark Knight. Although the focus will mostly be on Clayface, you should buy this series for the art. Jones take on the villain is also very beautiful and this is a style of art you won’t see anywhere else. Also, this is written by the guy who hosted the game show ‘Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?’…..Just saying.

    Captain Swing and the Electrical Pirates of Incindery Island #2: What seemed like years (only months actually) the second issue of another Warren Ellis’s Avatar series is out. Gorgeous artwork and a truly bizarre concept? Sounds like my kind of Ellis story.

  6. How many pages is that Wonder Woman?? "Written by: Geoff Johns (panels 1-6)."

  7. Royal Historian of Oz #1 (for a $1!) might be your thing if you’re into Oz.

  8. From a distance, the Abe Sapien cover looks like JH Williams 3rd cover


  9. Brian Wood says Northlanders #29 is a good issue to pick up if you want to try out the series because it’s a stand-alone story.

  10. hope the abe sapien book is good, they are kinda hit or miss for me

  11. Have never read Wonder Woman but I’ll give this a whirl.

  12. Dig that Abe Sapien cover.  But I am tempted by WW 600, if only because I got the other 2 anniversary books this month.  I swore I wouldn’t bother as, no matter how hard I try, the character never seems to click for me (except the Hiketia OGN, which I did like a lot).  Trouble is, all round, that may actually be the best overall roster of creative types out of all three anniversary books.  I may have to give it a try…damn you Didio!!!

    For my own ideas, I ordered Yours Truly Jack the Ripper.  I like the concept and I love some Kevin Colden art, so I think it’s worth a look…