Every week, one item or another in my pull and hold stands out for me above the rest in one way or another. Sometimes it’s a periodical, sometimes a graphic novel, sometimes a collection. Does that happen to you? If so, let’s hear about it here. It can be an item you’ve long anticipated or something you bought on a whim. If it’s something you were really looking forward to but ended up being a big disappointment, let’s hear about that here, too. I’ve been meaning to start this topic for a long time now, but chose today to post about something I’ve been waiting for a long time, long before it was even solicited.

SILVER SURFER EPIC COLLECTION BY STEVE ENGLEHART AND MARSHAL ROGERS

This is a favorite run of mine, but I’ve read it only twice: once as it was released, and I re-read it once after that. It came out as an “ESSENTIAL” a few years ago, but for this I held out for color.

EDIT: Most weeks I make my picks before I have read them, but feel free to choose either the books you anticipate most before you read or enjoy the most after you have read them.

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I've had a hard time getting comics for a month, so I've stayed off of this thread. But from the gigantic haul I brought home on Wednesday, among my favorites were the two most recent issues of Detective Comics. The focus is on Clayface, and Batman's questionable decision to include an ex-villain on the team. He's been one of my favorite characters in the book, and seeing him revert to evil is a heartbreaker -- and yet at the same time it's fascinating and action-packed, as suddenly he's an evil shapeshifter who's been TRAINED BY BATMAN. It's good stuff, well-scripted and with gorgeous art, and I can't wait to see where poor Basil (poor, deadly Basil) ends up.  

I never cared for the giant Bat-family until James Tynan made me care with this book. Steph, Cass, Tim, Kate, Luke, and even Jean-Paul...they're all much more real to me now. 

Mine is Mister Miracle #6. This should be no surprise. Shocking revelations abound, a pleasure to read, and a pleasure to look at.

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