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Comics shipping highlights, 6-17-09

by Matthew Price Modified: April 22, 2013 at 2:28 pm •  Published: June 17, 2009

You could do a lot worse than to get to the comic book store today, where three pretty brilliant comics are getting repackaged in new formats.

First, Starman Omnibus vol. 3 continues the collection of James Robinson’s “Starman” series, about reluctant hero Jack Knight.  Starman is often, and correctly, thrown around in “Best of the 1990s” discussions.

While you probably know about Ed Brubaker’s “Captain America” 600, hitting shops today (if they didn’t opt to get them Monday), you may not realize that the latest issue of his “Incognito” series and the re-collection of his “Sleeper” stories are released today, too.  “Sleeper” is a terribly under-rated series from WildStorm that was basically a spy series with superhero trappings. If you’re enjoying “Cap,” but could handle something aimed at a slightly more mature audience, give “Sleeper” a look.

And finally, “Nexus: As it Happened” is a black-and-white, affordable reprint of

the early issues of Steve Rude and Mike Baron’s “Nexus.”  One of the best series of the 1980s and a multiple Eisner Award winner. Nexus, a man in the year 2814, is plagued by nightmares of mass-murderers. Given powers by a mysterious force, he is compelled to find these killers and execute them.  “Nexus: As It Happened” Vol. 1 reprints seven issues of “Nexus”: Vol. 1, 1-3, and Vol. 2, 1-4.

Also out this week, a new printing of Garth Ennis’ acclaimed “Hitman” series, and the latest issue of “Supergirl” by Tulsa native Sterling Gates.   From Image, “Invincible” #63 hits stands, as does a new “Dead@17″ by Josh Howard.  The collection of Mike Oeming’s “Mice Templar” is released, as well.

In addition to “Captain America,” Marvel zeroes in on the Cajun mutant Gambit with “X-Men Origins: Gambit.”  You can find the full list of this week’s releases here.

- Matt Price

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by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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