New Comics Wednesday 04.09.14

Recommendations for the week of April 9th:

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ALL-NEW ULTIMATES 1
Hard to pass up a series written by indie-wunderkind Michael Fiffe of Copra fame.
marvel.com/comics/issue/49257/all-new_ultimates_2014_1

BATMAN ETERNAL 1
A new weekly DC series. Yup. I’m there. And really, the kind of title most people talk about for those characters/concepts that have too many other titles. How many times have I heard “I would read X-Men if they were all under one title”. This seems like that could fill that particular requirement.
www.dccomics.com/comics/batman-eternal-2014/batman-eternal-1

FLASH GORDON 1
Written by Jeff Parker, this attempt at rebranding the character feels like it could be worth reading. I’m giving the first few issues a try.
www.dynamite.com/htmlfiles/viewProduct.html?PRO=C72513021544401011

KOMIKS: COMIC ART IN RUSSIA
An in-depth exploration of Russia’s “rich – but unknown comics heritage”. By Jose Alaniz.
www.upress.state.ms.us/books/1199 

SHUTTER 1
From Image Comics, featuring artwork by Leila del Duca. First heard of her work from Indie Spinner Rack’s Charlito covering the Denver Drink and Draw scene. I even forwarded her site to a few smaller comic publishers at the time in hopes they might give her a look. Good to see she’s finally been discovered.
imagecomics.com/content/view/shutter-an-all-new-urban-fantasy-adventure 

THANIEL 1
From OSSM Comics, I’m picking this on a whim – based on some initial buzz I’ve been reading.
www.ossmcomics.com/thaniel.html