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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ASTRO CITY: THAT WAS THEN:

G.I.L.T #1:

I loved the new Astro City book... it was like reconnecting with an old friend, even though most of the characters in it were new. Can't wait to get more!


I haven't had a chance to read G.I.L.T. yet, but I've picked it up and it looks amazing!

I forgot to post here last week but my choice would have been The Wrong Earth: Fame & Fortune.

This week I almost went with a reprint, but chose the following new comic instead.

(And that's a wraparound cover, too!) 

I'm still surprised how much I like this book. My pick of the week is Elvira in Horrorland #2, by David Avallone and Silvia Califano. Chock full of cheeky humor and film-nerd jokes, this issue sees Elvira trapped at the Overlook Hotel from The Shining, and has a lot of fun with both Kubrick's and Jack Nicholson's filmography. A couple of the jokes had me laughing out loud. 

I didn't make a pick this week, or last week either. 

Some weeks nothing really jumps out and grabs me. 

I am going to go ahead and pick this week's in advance.

Not just my "Pick of the Week" but I feel very confident in predicting this will be my "Pick of the Year."

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