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The “DOC’s” Top Of The Pile for August 1st, 2012

Posted By: chrisb
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 20:48


The "DOC's" Top Of The Pile

By: Chris "DOC" Bushley


( A weekly quick pick of the five titles that should reside at the top of your pull list. IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER! )


I do the research, you reap the reward! Before you head out to your favorite shop today, be sure to add these five titles to your list of goodies! Forget that "apple a day" nonsense, this "DOC's" prescription to good health starts with these top five books of the week!


1. Beasts of Burden: Neighborhood Watch (One-shot):  Every time Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson grace us with a story of these P.I. pups (and cat), it is thoroughly moving and exceptionally eerie! This one-shot even gives us a reprint of the tale, "The View From the Hill"; a truly wonderful tale that still creeps me out! 

2. The Boys #69 :  Garth Ennis is literally blowing the doors off of his creation that is so foul, DC didn't want to be associated with it after six issues! This one sees Butcher move against his former teammates in a way that will shock you! Only two more issues to go!

3. Daredevil #16 :  Slow to start, this issue has a crescendo ending that will leave a serious division between Matt and "Foggy"! The "happy, go lucky" Daredevil days are over! Thank you!

4. Harvest #1 :  This book shows just how desperate someone can become, in order to regain that which they have lost. Medical depravity with no moral compass, this one will have you thanking your HMO!

5. Animal Man #12 & Swamp Thing #12 : That's right, folks — a double header! The crossover of the century begins here and you can't read just one! The "Rotworld" prologue starts in Animal Man and continues in Swamp Thing, both books have been outstanding since the beginning and it continues here!