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.
Mythos: Captain America ($3.99)
I really like these Mythos one-shots. Nice painted art by Paolo Rivera, and straightforward origin stories by Paul Jenkins. Now that you’ve read the death of Captain America, come on back and read about his “birth” during World War II, and his “rebirth” in the 1960s (or whenever it is that Avengers #4 happened in current continuity).
Demo TP ($19.99)
Before Brian Wood was a rock star at Vertigo/DC, he was a rising star with a little company called AIT/PlanetLar. Now Vertigo is reprinting his best indie series, Demo. 12 tales of “mutant” youths, in non-superhero, normal life situations in the “real” world. Each story stands alone, but they’re thematically linked, so you can read it like a book, or 12 short stories. Features art that suits these stories perfectly by Becky Cloonan (before she was famous).
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.