The GoD List: Comics For October 19, 2011

Each and every week “The Best There Was” Henchman21 and “The Best There Ever Will Be” MK2FAC3 read a lot of comics. Seriously you guys, a lot of comics. Maybe too many comics. I mean, it is possible”¦ theoretically. They look forward to some more than others, I mean, who doesn’t? So, let’s take a look into the depths of their pull lists, grab some comics, and we’ll let YOU know what the top books to look forward to are for the week of October 19, 2011. Single issues and trades, they’re all here.

This week on The GoD List, “The HenchFac3” trade war stories and colds after a rough and tough experience in Gotham City. Gotham City Comic-Con was a dark and rainy couple of days before it turned into New York Comic-Con on Saturday, but NYCC provided us both with a lot of excitement for this week’s new comics. And what are these new comics that we are excited about? Well, I’ll give you a hint… there will be zombies, heroes, marvels, and other stuff that I can’t come up with right now. But don’t you worry! We’re back in action like the con crud after two pills of extra weak pain reliever! Also, Henchy didn’t use enough hand sanitizer this weekend.

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Digital Comics Deal: Vertigo Titles
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ComiXology is running a sale this holiday weekend on select Vertigo titles.

Through Monday, July 4, 2011, you can get over 230 titles from the Vertigo comic book imprint for only $.99 an issue, including issues of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman and its spin-off Lucifer, American Vampire, 18 issues of The Unwritten, Preacher, Northlanders, and much more. Issues 1-9 of Grant Morrison’s Animal Man are also included in this sale, with issue #1 being totally FREE.

You can check out this great deal through the Comics by comiXology app for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Android, the DC store at comiXology, and on comiXology’s web page.

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You Should Be Reading: ‘The Unwritten’


The Unwritten
Written by Mike Carey
Art by Peter Gross
Cover by Yuko Shimizu
DC/Vertigo Comics

In The Unwritten, Mike Carey weaves a fantastic narrative in which Tom Taylor finds his life unraveling one strand at a time when fans of his father’s book series believe him to be the novel’s protagonist come to life.

The premise is brilliant and to put it in our reality’s terms, “What if J.K Rowling had a son named Harold Potter and fans around the world thought the Harry Potter series was real and based on the actual adventures of the real life Harold Potter?” I guess you can say it’s like when kids go to Disneyland and get Donald Duck’s autograph thinking this guy in a duck costume is the same cartoon they marvel at in their home.

DC’s Vertigo website has the the first issue as a FREE download [downloadable PDF – 22MB] and you can also purchase the series’ first five issues collected in one volume — Unwritten Vol. 1: Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity — for $9.99. Check it out for yourself and watch Tom Taylor become Unwritten.

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