Light Week? Try One for $1: Sin City: The Hard Goodbye, Chew Omnivore Edition Vol. 1, and Zatanna #4

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:

One for $1: Sin City: The Hard Goodbye

By Frank Miller

This is the first chapter of the first Sin City story by Frank Miller.  Sure you're heard all about Sin City but have you actually read it?  If you haven't, you've got no excuse not to because Dark Horse is offering this for just ONE DOLLAR!  No excuse! Pick this up and start out on the journey of one of the best series of the 1990s, and one that defined a generation of Noir comics for years after it.

Josh says try:

Chew Omnivore Edition Vol. 1

By John Layman & Rob Guillory

You put it off when we first talked about Chew. You put it off when the trade came out, and you got a little more interested when the title won the Eisner. Now's your chance to prove that you weren't behind the trend, but you were just waiting for the best version of the first 10 issues.  Here's your chance, with 264 pages of the freshest new thing in comics, in a pristine format.  Now's your chance to take a bite of Chew.  Don't blow it, kids.

Conor says try:

Zatanna #4

By Paul Dini, Chad Hardin & Wayne Faucher

I'm not usually one for magic-based super hero stories but I love me some Zatanna comics. I think that the thing I like most about her is that she's so much unlike every other super hero I read: she's primarily an entertainer who is often more bemused by the whole superhero thing than anything else. Paul Dini has an afiinity for magic and magicians (and for Zatanna) and it really shows in this fun book. Zatanna #4 is the start of a new arc and while it doesn't feature the brilliant pencils of Stephane Roux, it's worth checking out if you're looking for something fun and different.


  1. Zatanna is definitely a book I’d recommend, especially if you loved Paul Dini’s take on her during the Batman animated series.  It’s fresh for me too given that I don’t follow a lot of magic/sorcery type of characters in any comic book universe.

  2. All those $1 comics are instant buys for me. There’s really no excuse. Even if you strongly feel that you don’t want to get into the series on a regular basis, it’s more than worth $1 to get a real taste of what a series is about, so after that you can think and speak about the series with some perspective. Most of the $1 comics that the companies have put out over the past few years have all been from marquee titles, but, hell, even if you’re the kinda guy who HATES ____ creator, it’s worth your money to get the first issue and just get a real taste of what’s going on in these popular titles.

  3. How about a little history this week?

    Dark Horse: Flash Gordon Archives Volume 1

    IDW: Felix The Cat Greatest Comic Book Tails

    Flesk: Al Williamson Archives Volume 1

    Pure Imagination: Big Book O Steve Ditko

    Vanguard: Hall Foster Prince of Illustrators

    Light week, yes, but there’s something for everyone. 

  4. Damn you Chew and your fancy-looking new edition.  I just bought the first two volumes in TPB 🙁

  5. @froggulper–i disagree with you on the $1 reprints. Since its just a first issue its kind of a waste. At least if it was the first story arc that could be worthwhile, but i’d rather put that $1 towards the first trade of a series to give it a test run. I’m a complete story guy and one issue isn’t enough for me to make a judgement. I don’t see how the first issue of anything is going to give you perspective on that entire series like you suggest.

    And hot damn. That Chew Omnivore edition is frigging tempting…especially since my 2nd trade had a massive printing error that really grinds my gears. 

  6. I’m not quite sure anyone reading this thread hasn’t at least tried Sin City by now.

    Zatanna has been solid – great art and a pretty solid story so far.

  7. Three great recommendations.

  8. I felt like Josh was talking to me. The things he said were everything I did with Chew, and now I want that Omnivore Edition!

  9. You’re welcome.

  10. I’ve been picking up Zatanna as a one each month, but this week I’ve decided to add it to my regular list at my LCS.

  11. BTW, the first issue of Locke & Key is also on sale for a dollar. And Its brilliant.

  12. I already have the Sin City first trade that came with the DVD release of Sin City.