this week's comic haul

Bite Club 3: This title has been a little slow out of the gate, but I've been trying to cut Chaykin some slack -- given that it's a vampire book, you have to expect that there's going to be a little bit of scene-setting and establishing of rules as things spin up. But this is the third issue, fer Pete's sake, and the plot is continuing to limp along, spurting big gouts of exposition left and right. Something needs to kick the plot into fast forward, or this book is going to fall off my buy list.

Global Frequency 12: After a long wait, a very fitting conclusion to this series. Ellis's writing is dead on, and Gene Ha's artwork is amazing -- for my money, he nails Aleph. Certainly worth picking up if you haven't been following this title.

Stormwatch: Team Achilles 23: What's up with the cheesy covers on this one lately? Story line is thrashing around and not making much sense either. Comic Book Shop Guy tells me that this is the last issue, due to author Micah Ian Wright's recent troubles -- which is sort of a shame, as it looks like issue 24 would wrap up the current story arc, instead of leaving things hanging. (Yes, even if it sucks, I'd like to see things finish.)

Ultimate X-Men 47: Still pissed that they killed off Beast.