With 2009 about to draw to a close, now seems like a good time to look back on a year of Wednesdays and remind myself of the reason I buy new comics every week. To remember that it's worth sifting through the piles of never-ending zombie comics, celebrity biography cash-ins and Barack Obama team-ups because every once in a while you find a great story with beautiful artwork
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Robots! Along with Ninjas and Gorillas, they complete the Holy Trinity of character types that make comics more awesome by virtue of their very presence, even if some of them -- like Red Tornado, seen at left fighting crime by employing Hostess cupcakes -- are so terrible that they can star in stories where they punch out Hitler and still complain all the time about how they'll never understand what it's like to be human.
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ComicsAlliance's Chris Murphy reviews the biggest -- and best -- books coming out this week.
LEAVING ALREADY? Daredevil #500
If tomorrow I were to be crowned high king of all comics, given the royal scepter made from rolled up issues of "Action Comics" #1 printed on solid gold, had Stan Lee himself place upon my brow the crown sculpted from dried ink taken from Will Eisner's inkwell, then my first decree, once I was properly seated upon a throne with cushions stuffed full of Alan Moore's beard shavings, would be to order Ed Brubaker's legs chained to a desk, where he would be forced to write "Daredevil" forevermore.
Brubaker's inclination towards hard-boiled, gritty mystery tales has always m