The Washington Times - January 14, 2009, 04:45PM

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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Walking Dead: Here We Remain, Volume 9 from Image Comics

Walking Dead: Here We Remain, Volume 9, trade paperback, Image Comics ($14.99)

Robert Kirkman continues with the zombie epic that made him a star. And now that he’s a partner at Image, the comics are coming out on schedule—so look for Vol. 10 in the near future. You can’t really jump in in the middle, so if you’re not already hooked, pick up Vol.1 and get reading—you’ve got a lot of catching up to do.

Secret Invasion from Marvel Entertainment

Secret Invasion, trade paperback, Marvel Entertainment ($29.99)

It’s finally over and collected. Brian Bendis’ Skrull Invasion is complete. Who lives? Who dies? Who’s a Skrull? How many of what you thought were editing mistakes in Avengers were actually hints leading up to this? Read Secret Invasion and find out. Then you’ll be ready for the follow-up—Dark Reign.

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.