Fifth Degree: Previews #255

by Josh Crawley

I forgot to grab Marvel Previews, so anything fun I notice in there is going to be in next week’s column, along with a few things I may have missed this week. Let’s get on with the show!

Last Days of American Crime

Last Days of American Crime


This month’s Indy Edge featured creator is Rick Remender. His Last Days of American Crime looks great. In the meantime, I’d recommend picking up any of his other creator-owned work, including but not limited to: Fear Agent, Strange Girl, and Doll & Creature.

Devil #1

Devil #1


Devil #1 from Dark Horse sounds a bit like Ultraviolet to me.

Buck Rogers: Spaceship Small Case

Buck Rogers: Spaceship Small Case


Pages 54 and 55 may be the best double page spread this month: gobs of awesome Buck Rogers! I do need a new business card case…

Milestone Forever #1

Milestone Forever #1


Milestone Forever #1 reminds me I need to pick up Icon: A Heroes Welcome softcover. Sadly, I’m in no hurry whatsoever to buy the Static Shock: Rebirth of the Cool softcover because I have no use for the first few issues, and then the follow up mini-series from years later, while missing everything in between.

Hardware: The Man in the Machine

Hardware: The Man in the Machine


Before all of those, though, I’ll be picking up Hardware: The Man in the Machine softcover, even though I have all the issues; they’re that great!

Justice Society of America Annual #1

Justice Society of America Annual #1


Justice Society of America #36

Justice Society of America #36

Justice Society of America Annual #1? Really? After we just got an 80 page giant? And comparing the cover of that issue to #36 above it (page 80), Liberty Belle’s bell colors are inverted and incorrect on one of them. Wonder if that’ll be fixed in two months. I also wonder if they’ll explain the Jesse Chambers event from Flash Rebirth #5.

Wednesday Comics

Wednesday Comics


Wednesday Comics hardcover? Don’t mind if I do.

Absolute Planetary Vol. 2

Absolute Planetary Vol. 2


Look! Absolute Planetary Volume 2! Missed Volume 1? Fret not, DC’s made it easy for you to order them both this month with this new printing.

Demo Vol. 2 #1

Demo Vol. 2 #1


Demo Volume 2 #1! If you missed out the first time, be sure to order the cheap volume softcover!

Y: The Last Man Vol. 3

Y: The Last Man Vol. 3


Y: The Last Man Deluxe Edition Volume 3 hardcover has a cutie with a cowgirl hat on; sold!

Image United #0

Image United #0


Image United #0 is a great idea for people who may have passed on the crossover prelude the first time around.

Invincible Returns

Invincible Returns


If you haven’t tried Robert Kirkman’s Invincible yet, There’s much worse (and not many better) places to start than Invincible Returns #1.

Colt Noble and the Megalords

Colt Noble and the Megalords


COLT NOBLE AND THE MEGALORDS!!! By Tim Seeley!

And offered just in time to coincide with that is a new printing of Loaded Bible Book One!

Broken Trinity: Pandora's Box

Broken Trinity: Pandora's Box


Broken Trinity Pandora’s Box #1 reminds me I need to get started on some reviews I’d like to do leading into the forthcoming Artifacts mini-series coming out later this year.

Days Missing HC

Days Missing HC


I only read the first issue, but the Days Missing Hardcover is something I wouldn’t hesitate to buy.

The Anchor Vol. 1

The Anchor Vol. 1


The Anchor is a book that I’m pretty sure is criminally overlooked. Conveniently, the first softcover is a great introductory price for four issues!

Hack/Slash Omnibus Vol. 1

Hack/Slash Omnibus Vol. 1


Fans of campy horror should be sure to check out Hack/Slash Omnibuses (Omnibii?) Volumes 1 and 2. Not even $35 for over 450 pages of fun comics!

Hulk 100 Project

Hulk 100 Project


Remember a few months ago when I mentioned that The Hulk 100 Project had sold out? It’s relisted this month!

Dan DeCarlo's Jetta

Dan DeCarlo's Jetta


Dan DeCarlo’s Jetta looks awesome.

Munden's Bar: Grand Re-Opening

Munden's Bar: Grand Re-Opening


Munden’s Bar: Grand Re-Opening has some art by Hilary Barta. You might recognize his name from that Tale of the Fear Agent I lettered, or maybe those Splash Brannigan stories he did with Alan Moore. Yes, that Alan Moore.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland


I am seriously considering the Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland hardcover from IDW just for the Jenny Frison chapter illos.

12 Reasons Why I Love Her

12 Reasons Why I Love Her


12 Reasons Why I Love Her is being offered again; check it out.

Which is something I need to do with Love as a Foreign Language. Too many books and too little time!

And that looks like everything from the Comics section of previews, except for Marvel stuff and a couple of three dimensional pieces that’ll wait until next week!

Feel free to contact me with creators you’d like to see spotlighted, comics for review, comments, concerns, corrections, questions, or even just your favorite beer. Be sure it says ATTN: JOSH if it’s sent post, otherwise we may have issues. If you just want more of me running my mouth, check Twitter.com/joshcrawley .

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Purchase

Last Days of American Crime #2

Fear Agent

Strange Girl

Doll & Creature

Devil #1

Buck Rogers Merchandise

Milestone Forever #1

Static Shock: Rebirth of the Cool

Hardware: The Man in the Machine

Justice Society of America Annual #1

Justice Society of America #36

Wednesday Comics

Absolute Planetary Volume 2

Absolute Planetary Volume 1

Demo Volume 2 #1

Demo SC

Y: The Last Man Deluxe Edition Volume 3

Image United #0

Invincible Returns #1

Colt Noble And The Megalords

Loaded Bible Book One

Broken Trinity Pandora’s Box #1

Days Missing Hardcover

The Anchor

Hack/Slash Omnibus Vol. 1

Hack/Slash Omnibus Vol. 2

The Hulk 100 Project

Dan DeCarlo’s Jetta

Munden’s Bar: Grand Re-Opening

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

12 Reasons Why I Love Her

Love as a Foreign Language


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