Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – Feb. 24: Batwoman Rises, Daredevil Faces Mephisto and Beto Has a Cow
* Lousy parents and messed-up kids, to quote Culturcide
¢ The devil incarnate
¥ Brutal youth
* ¥ BART SIMPSON COMICS #52
Fans of Gilbert Hernandez: note that he has a story in this issue. Non-fans of Gilbert Hernandez: you're dead to me. Also in this issue, apparently: Sergio Aragones and Carol Lay.
* ^ ¢ ¥ BATMAN AND ROBIN #9
The conclusion of the cracking Grant Morrison/Cameron Stewart three-parter. There's a brief preview up; do you actually have to be dead for a Lazarus Pit to work on you? I forget. Speaking of dead characters: the cover of this week's "Black Lantern Green Arrow" is a riff on "Green Lantern/Green Arrow" #76, although DC's designers missed the opportunity to parody the logo, too. And "Blackest Night" #7 is out this week, too.
¢ DAREDEVIL: LONE STRANGER TPB
I'm not sure why this random volume from the middle of Ann Nocenti and John Romita Jr.'s enormously entertaining "Daredevil" run (#265-273, from 1989) is suddenly appearing, but I'm not going to complain about it. For those who wonder what Nocenti is doing these days (besides her occasional comics work): she's teaching filmmaking in Haiti!
* ¢ HITMAN VOL. 2: 10,000 BULLETS
So maybe DC's going to be reprinting this entire Garth Ennis/John McCrea series after all. This one covers #4-8 and Annual #1, the latter gerrymandered in from the original Vol. 3. Also, those of you who enjoy good crime comics and missed out on "Stumptown" #1 a few months ago should snag a copy of the second printing, out this week.
¥ MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #60
The Paul Tobin-written Peter-Parker-in-high-school series has a neat format that's not too common right now: done-in-one stories, but with ongoing subplots. This issue's drawn by Christian Nauck, and involves Bullseye. Preview.
^ WEIRD WORLD OF JACK STAFF #1
A relaunch for Paul Grist's odd, low-key, very charming tribute to classic British comics. Also out, for those who want to catch up: the fourth collection of the previous "Jack Staff" series, "Rocky Realities."