The Washington Times - July 2, 2008, 01:31PM

By Greg Bennett

Legendary comic book store owner Greg Bennett provides a pair of recommendations for comic book lovers every week. Titles are either currently on specialty store shelves or shipping or in the near future. Fans can also click on the covers to appreciate the fine art.


Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam

Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam, No. 1 ($2.25)

Mike Kunkel (Herobear and the Kid) returns to comics with a Captain Marvel story, picking up where Jeff Smith left off with The Monster Society of Evil. Featuring the return of Black Adam! Recommended for kids of all ages.

Bone Volume 8, Treasure Hunters

Bone Vol. 8: Treasure Hunters ($19.99)

Speaking of Jeff Smith, here’s the penultimate color volume of his Bone series. Sometimes described as Pogo meets Lord of the Rings, you really can’t go wrong here. Start reading now, and you’ll be ready for volume 9 this fall.

Greg Bennett is the Owner/Manager of Big Planet Comics, a chain of pop art specialty stores in the DC Metro area with locations in Georgetown, Bethesda, Vienna, & College Park.