The Washington Times - July 24, 2008, 05:56PM

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.

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American Flagg! Vol.1 from Image Comics

American Flagg! Vol.1, hard cover, Image Comics ($49.99)

Before Dark Knight, before Watchmen, there was Howard Chaykin’s American Flagg! Follow the exploits of Reuben Flagg, possibly the only honest cop on Mars, as he deals with biker gangs, corruption, and women who just won’t leave him alone. One of the first and best American action/adventure comics for grown-ups. Highly recommended!

War Heroes, No. 1 from Image Comics

War Heroes, No. 1, Image Comics ($2.99)

In case you were wondering what Mark Millar had planned for Ultimates 3, this is it. Super-powered soldiers fighting the war on terror. From Image Comics, so don’t expect to see any Marvel characters here. And it might even keep coming out on time, since we won’t be waiting for the notoriously slow Bryan Hitch to turn in his pages of art….

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.