The Washington Times - October 26, 2008, 10:31PM

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.


Warren Ellis' Aetheric Mechanics, Avatar Press

Warren Ellis‘ Aetheric Mechanics, Avatar Press, $6.99

Warren Ellis brings us his latest bit of steampunk sci-fi, with gorgeous art nouveau stylings by Gianluca Pagliarani. 1907 London—very Sherlock Holmes—with steam-powered airships, of course. Now if only Ellis could finish up Planetary….

Heavy Liquid from DC Comics

Heavy Liquid, hard cover, DC Comics (Vertigo), $29.95

Out-of-print for far too long, Paul Pope’s Heavy Liquid gets the deluxe hardcover re-master treatment from Vertigo. Paris & New York 2075, noir sci-fi in the Philip K. Dick vein. Almost as good as Pope’s legendary THB—hopefully back in print next year!

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.