What's in your comic book store this Wednesday? New adventures for Black Panther and Cade Skywalker and reprints of old gems from awesome artists like Moebius, Amanda Conner, and Stan Sakai. It's always comic book Wednesday somewhere.
In the epic team-ups column, there's a new printing of El Topo director Alejandro Jodorowsky and Moebius's graphic novel Madwoman Of The Sacred Heart, which is about a professor who believes he's conceived the second coming of Christ with his student. Alan Moore and his From Hell collaborator Eddie Campbell reunite for a reprinting of Disease of the Language (Knockabout Comics), which is a comic adaptation of Moore's shamanic musings. The first seven volumes of Stan Sakai's fabled bushido bunny tales are collected in the Usagi Yojimbo Special Edition (Fantagraphics), and Franco Francavilla draws T'Challa in Hell's Kitchen in Black Panther The Man Without Fear (he's taking over for Daredevil post-Shadowland). For more animal adventures David Petersen's acclaimed Mouse Guard series returns in the bimonthly Mouse Guard: Black Axe (Archaia).
John Ostrander and Jan Duursema give their Extended Universe swan song in Star Wars Legacy: War (Dark Horse), and Brian Wood begins his final year of DMZ (Vertigo/DC) in a new story arc that examines the roots of the Second American Civil War. Older Vertigo tales go back in print with Vertigo Resurrected: Hellblazer, which compiles John Constantine tales from Garth Ennis and Jason Aaron. And speaking of blasts from the past, John Byrne's Next Men (IDW) are making a comeback in a new series (almost a decade later), Jim Shooter reboots the post-apocalyptic New York series The Mighty Sampson (Dark Horse), and Roy Thomas returns to his famed Cimmerian in Conan: The Road Of Kings.
Other notable purchases include a new issue of Marvel's delightfully scattershot indie title Strange Tales, the second issue of the Tesla's robot versus gangsters miniseries Atomic Robo And The Deadly Art Of Science, and reprint of the 2003 miniseries Two-Step (Wildstorm), which features Warren Ellis doing his cybernetic future thing and Amanda Conner doing her awesome illustration thing (below).
Some graphic novels that might tickle your fancy include Geoff John's Superman: Secret Origin Deluxe Edition, the collected edition of Image's The Light (a horror comic about electronic light suddenly killing people), and the first volume of Generation X Classic (it's the 1990's all over again!).