Light Week? Try G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, Rogues’ Revenge, or CBGB

Believe it or not, many people don't need a wheelbarrow to get back to their cars on New Comic Book Day. In fact, some people stand in front of the rack with their single copy of Southwestern Cool Ranch Avengers and think, "Surely, I didn't drive all the way over here just to return home with this. Is there nothing else here to justify the half gallon of super unleaded I will never get back?" Those people are having a Light Week, and we are here to help them fill their wheelbarrows.

Jim says try:

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #156

By Larry Hama & Agustin Padilla

If you have any fondness for the eighties and/or X-Men Forever-style books in which the creator who defined a series triumphantly returns and picks up right where he left off, then IDW has prepared a customized vial of crack just for you this week. Larry Hama, who wrote nearly all 155 issues of Marvel's G.I. Joe and is responsible for everything you ever liked about these characters, is back to settle Cobra's hash once and for all. He brought the old numbering with him, but don't let that big, scary number keep you from jumping on to see what all the fuss was about.

Paul says try:

Rogues' Revenge

Final Crisis: Rogues' Revenge

By Geoff Johns & Scott Kolins

Hey, remember Final Crisis? Like six cerebral hemorrhages right? Well, Final Crisis: Rogues Revenge wasn't nearly so heady as a lot of the other titles associated with the event. Nothing in 3D, but plenty of dastardly fun from Geoff Johns and Scott Kolins nontheless. This is one of my favorite minis of all time, and now it's out in trade. No excuse not to check out this terrific romp featuring Flash villains Captain Cold, Heatwave, Weather Wizard, Trickster, and Mirror Master. The best rogues gallery in comics!

Tom says try:



By Kieron Gillen, Sam Humphries, Marc Ellerby & Rob G

Batman stories aren’t just about the Batcave. Wolverine stories aren’t  just about the claws. Music stories aren’t just about the music. The stories are about the people who make the music, and the people who listen to it. You can be sure that the people are going to be interesting when the scene of the stories is a world famous music club. CBGB from Boom! Studios is an anthology miniseries dealing with the famous New York venue and its denizens. Fans of Phonogram should take notice as Kieron Gillen is one of the contributors to the anthology. This isn’t a book about people cooler then you. This is a book about people who look cool; but are just as lame as you on the inside.



  1. I’m all over G.I. Joe #156. It’s Hama time (the series ended in the early 90’s when that joke would have been fresh).

    I second Paul’s suggestion of Rogues Revenge.  It was good fun. 

  2. Aw man, that G.I. Joe run is starting this week? I already have a hefty week and don’t really feel like adding anything else, but I really wanted to get this after reading the FCBD issue. Looks like my wallet will have to suffer an additional $3 casualty.


    I’m going to read Rogues’ Revenge, but I’m gonna try and find the issues. I’ve been diving further and further into the Flash mythos of past and present, and that mini is certainly something I wanna read.


    I was wondering when that CBGB book was coming out, I’ve been looking forward to that since I heard of it. I haven’t been to CBGB’s as many times as I wanted to, but I love hearing stories about it and the shows there that I have on video are pure anarchy. It’s a really awesome scene, I can’t wait to read this.