Friday, March 31, 2006

April Fools Comics - (4-5-06)

Annihilation: Silver Surfer #1 (OF 4)
Ant #5
Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis #41
Archenemies #1 (OF 4)
Batman & the Monster Men #6 (OF 6)
Batman Secrets #2 (OF 5)
Battle Pope Color #6
Book of Lost Souls #6
Clive Barker’s Great & Secret Show #1 (OF 12)
Detective Comics #818
Dragonlance Chronicles #6 (OF 8)
Duel #3 (OF 4)
Ex Machina #19
GI Joe: America’s Elite #10
Hellboy vol 6: Strange Places TP
Infinite Crisis #6 (OF 7)
Inquest Gamer #133
Jonah Hex #6
JSA #84
Justice League Unlimited #20
Lions, Tigers, & Bears vol 2 #1 (OF 4)
Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #14
Marvel Team-Up #19
Marvel Zombies #5 (OF 5)
Moon Knight #1
New Excalibur #6
Nodwick #32
OMAC Project: Infinite Crisis Special
Outsiders #35
Planetary #25
Punishers #32
Sonic X #7
Spider-Girl #97
Street Fighter II #3
Team Zero #5 (OF 6)
Teen Titans #34
Third Testament vol 1: Mark, the Lion Awakens Sp Ed
Thunderbolt Jaxon #3 (OF 5)
Transformers: Beast Wars #3 (OF 4)
Ultimate Fantastic Four vol 5: Crossover TP
Ultimate X-Men #69
Underworld #3 (OF 5)
Walt Disney’s Comics & Stories #667
Winter Men #4 (OF 8)
X-Men: Apocalypse/Dracula #3 (OF 4)
X-Men: The End, Men & X-Men #4 (OF 6)
X-Men Unlimited #14
Y – The Last Man #44
Young Avengers #11

Annihilation: Silver Surfer #1 – In answer to Infinite Crisis, Marvel is shaking up their long-forgotten cosmic characters with a massive crossover that, if it goes well, will no doubt launch a handful of new cosmic series. Silver Surfer is a long-time favorite character with a lot of folks, and this is a great chance to see him in action again. Check out the Annihilation books!

Archenemies #1 – Roommates don’t normally get along; that’s one of the joys of college. But what happens when one roommate is a superhero and the other is his archnemesis – and neither of them is aware of the others’ secret identity?! This tongue-in-cheek book looks like a good laugh. Pick it up and give it a read…

Clive Barker’s Great & Secret Show #1 – To be honest, I’m not sure why I ordered this book. Something in the description caught my attention and said that this book might actually be worth reading; so I’m going to give it a shot. Hey, I was right about the X-Men: Apocalypse vs. Dracula; it actually turned out to be good!

Marvel Zombies #5 (of 5) – The last issue of this bizarre and grotesque series is finally here! Find out what happens to Galactus, to what’s left of Black Panther, and to the rest of the universe. If we’re really, really lucky, we’ll also find out what these guys are all infected with and where it came from…

Moon Knight #1 – It’s here!!!!! Everyone should give this book a shot. Moon Knight is, in a way, Marvel’s answer to Batman, but they’ve never really known what to do with him. He’s gone through so many origin stories, it’s hard to keep up with not only who he’s supposed to be anymore, but if he’s even sane. This time around, however, I think Marvel is going to get it right. I don’t have any really good reason for thinking that other than a good hunch and David Finch’s beautiful art work on the book, but at least check out the first issue; it’s going to be great…

See you at Haven!

Monday, March 27, 2006

This Week's Comics! (3-28-06)

Action Comics #837
All Star Superman #3
Batman: Journey into Knight #8 (OF 12)
Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #202
Blue Beetle #1
Book of Shadows #1 (OF 2)
Books of Doom #5 (OF 6)
Captain America 65th Anniversary Special
Comic Shop News #980
Donald Duck Adventures vol 17 TP
Fallen Angel #4 (OF 5)
Fantastic Four #536
Gold Digger #73
Green Lantern #10
How to Self-Publish Comics #2 (OF 4)
Iron Man #6
JLA Classified #19
Lucifer #72
Marvel Spotlight: David Finch/Roberto Aguirre-Sacas
New Avengers: Illuminati Special
Nightwing #118 – Shortage Replacement
Queen & Country #29
Rising Stars: Untouchable #2 (OF 5)
Robert Jordan’s New Spring #5
Savage Dragon #124
Sentry #7 (OF 8)
Shadowmancer #4 (OF 10)
Soulfire #6
Spider-Man & AraƱa Special
Spike vs Dracula #2 (OF 5)
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic #3
Star Wars: Return of Tag & Bink Special Edition #1 (OF 2)
Superman/Batman #24
Tales of Alvin Maker: Red Prophet #1
Tales of TMNT #21
Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose #37
Teen Titans Annual #1 – Shortage Replacement
Teen Titans Go! #29
Thing #5
Ultimate Spider-Man #92
Uncanny X-Men #471
Untold Tales of the New Universe: Psi-Force
Usagi Yojimbo #92
Victoria’s Secret Service #1
Walking Dead #27
Warlord #2
Wizard Comics Magazine #175
X-Men: Deadly Genesis #5 (OF 6)
X-Statix Presents: Dead Girl #3 (OF 5)

Sorry for the tardiness of the post this week, Havenites – I’ve been in Belize on my honeymoon, and I just got back last night at midnight. I’ll try to get the email sent out to everyone tomorrow!!

See you at Haven!

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

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Friday, March 17, 2006

Check it out - comics ship again! (3-22-06)

All New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #3
Amazing Fantasy #19
Amazing Spider-Man #530
American Way #2 (OF 8)
Angel: Scriptbook #1
Ares #3 (OF 5)
Batman #651
Black Panther #14
Captain America #16
Catwoman #53
Cyberforce #1
Daredevil #83
Dragonlance Chronicles #8 (OF 8)
Exiles #78
Fathom #8
Forgotten Realms: Dark Elf - Sojourn #1
Gold Digger #72
Hawkgirl #50
ICV2 Retailers Guide to Games #10
Incredible Hulk #93
Iron Ghost #6 (OF 6)
Iron Man: The Inevitable #4 (OF 6)
JSA Classified #10
Loveless #5
Manhunter #20
Marvel Previews #32 APRIL 2006
Metal Gear Solid: Sons of Liberty #5
New Avengers #17
Nextwave: Agents of HATE #3
Noble Causes #18
Previews vol XVI #
Red Sonja #8
Rex Mundi #17
Robert Jordan’s New Spring #5
Robin #148
Sable & Fortune #3 (OF 4)
Sgt. Rock: The Prophecy #3 (OF 6)
She-Hulk 2 #6
Sonic the Hedgehog #160
Squadron Supreme #1
Star Wars: Clone Wars vol 8: Last Siege/Final Truth
Storm #2 (OF 6) 2
Super Girl and the Legion of Superheroes #16
Supreme Power: Hyperion #5 (OF 5)
Testament #4
Transformers: Generations #1
True Story, Swear to God #16
Ultimate Fantastic Four #28
Uncle Scrooge #352
Untold Tales of the New Universe: DP7
Walt Disney’s Comics & Stories #667
Wolverine #40
X-Factor #5
X-Men #184

Now, normally, I would harp on about all the cool comics coming out this week and which ones, in particular, had caught my eye, but not this week. Don’t get me wrong, there are some really great titles shipping this week that everyone ought to check out - they're all highlighted up above - but I’m concerned with other matters.

I’m getting married! See y’all when I get back!

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Friday, March 10, 2006

Cool Comics Continue to Come Out! (3-15-06)

Abiding Perdition #6
Angel: Old Friends #4 (OF 5)
Annihilation Prologue
Archaic #2
Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #201
Batman: Year One Hundred #2 (OF 4)
Birds of Prey #92
BTVS: Wesley – Parting Gifts Ltd Ed Figure
Conan #
Conan: Book of Thoth #1 (OF 4)
DMZ #5
Donald Duck & Friends #338
Elfquest: The Discovery #2 (OF 4)
Fathom #7
Flaming Carrot SP
Four (Marvel Knights) #28
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #6
Fury: Peacemaker #2 (OF 6)
Generation M #5 (OF 5)
GI Joe: Sigma 6 #4
Green Arrow #60
Honor of the Damned #2
Infinite Crisis: Secret Files 2006
JLA Classified #18
Knights of the Dinner Table #113
Looking Glass Wars: Hatter M #2 (OF 4)
Majestic #15
Mickey Mouse & Friends #287
New Mangaverse #3 (OF 5)
Nightwing #118
Painkiller Jane #1
Perhapanauts #4 (OF 4)
Punisher vs Bullseye #5 (OF 5)
Red Sonja/Claw: Devil’s Hands #1 (OF 4)
Runaways #14
Scooby Doo #106
Seven Soldiers: Bulleteer #4 (OF 4)
Spider-Woman: Origin #4 (OF 5)
Spike vs Dracula #1 (OF 5)
Superman #650
Superman/Shazam: First Thunder #4 (OF 4)
Teen Titans Annual #1
Toyfare #105
Transformers: Beast Wars #2 (OF 4)
Ultimate Extinction #3 (OF 5)
Ultimate X-Men #68
Untold Tales of the New Universe: Justice
Walking Dead #26
Witchblade #96
Wizard Comics Magazine #174
X-Men: Apocalypse/Dracula #2 (OF 4)

Annihilation Prologue – Marvel’s cosmic books are making a come-back, and they’re coming in fast and hitting hard! To get the jump on the big Annihilation event, check out this prologue; it’ll give you everything you need to know before the story blows up in your face and knocks you off your feet. I’ve got very high hopes for this story!

Batman: Year One Hundred #2 – I wasn’t expecting much out of the first issue, but this story just knocked me for a loop. It’s highly reminiscent of The Dark Knight Returns, and it’s got me anxious to read the next issue. If you missed the first part of this kick-butt story, don’t fret; we’ve still got a few copies available. Yeah, Pope’s artwork is weird and is definitely not my favorite, but the story is well worth it. Check this one out!

Conan: Book of Thoth #1 – One of Conan’s oldest enemies returns in this limited series; so climb aboard this bandwagon and enjoy the heck out of what should be a great story. The regular Conan series has been a real breath of fresh air, and I think Dark Horse has finally figured out how to do a Conan book right.

Painkiller Jane #1 – None of the promo materials for this book have hinted much about what’s going on in this book, but most of the reviews I’ve read have been very positive. This book is created by fan favorite Jimmy Palmiotti, so if you’ve liked his stuff before, you’ll probably like it now…Give it a look-see and let me know what you think.

Spike vs Dracula #1 – If you’re a Buffy fan, then you’ve been waiting on this moment for a while. As everyone knows, Dracula has owed Spike five quid for ages. I’m guessing that Spike is coming to collect in this story that pits Bram Stoker’s classic vampire against Joss Whedon’s very different creation. I’ve always wondered: what would a British vampire’s teeth really look like? 

Teen Titans Annual #1 – That’s right; annuals are back! If they’re done right, an annual is a great addition to a favorite monthly title. If they’re done wrong, they come off as just another way that the evil comic book company is trying to squeeze nickels out of you. This is Teen Titans, and the Teen Titans series has been kicking tail and taking names for the past couple of years; cross your fingers and hope that trend continues with this annual. I, for one, am looking forward to it.

Ultimate Extinction #3 – Here comes Ultimate Gah Lak Tus!! At long last, we’re going to find out what the heck the Ultimate version really is. Man, I hope it doesn’t destroy the earth and kill us all! Definitely check this out to see how the FF, X-Men, and Ultimates pull our fannies out of the fire and save our bacon!

X-Men: Apocalypse/Dracula #2 – Ah, the week of Dracula! Like I said before: under normal circumstances, you should run screaming from any crossover that includes Dracula, because, under normal circumstances, it will inherently suck. This series, however, has proven to be the exception. The first issue absolutely rocked, and it pits two great immortal characters against each other in a face-off for the ages. Definitely check this issue out!

See you at Haven!

Friday, March 03, 2006

March Madness! (3-8-06)

30 Days of Night: Dead Space #2 (OF 3)
ACTOR KISS Psycho Circus Magazine Signed #1 – SO for #77
Adventures of Superman #649 – Shortage Replacement
American Virgin #1
Army of Darkness #5
Batman & the Monster Men #5 (OF 6)
Birds of Prey: Between Dawn and Dark TP
Blade of the Immortal #111
Books of Doom #4 (OF 6) – Shortage Replacement
Cable/Deadpool #26
Captain Atom: Armageddon #6 (OF 9)
DC: The New Frontier vol 2 TP – SO for #102
Down #4 (OF 4)
Fables #47
Fantastic Four: First Family #1 (OF 6)
Firestorm, The Nuclear Man #23
Flaming Carrot Comics #2 - SO
Flaming Carrot Comics #3 - SO
Flaming Carrot Comics #4 - SO
GI Joe: America’s Elite #9
GI Joe vs Transformers: Art of War #1
Green Lantern Corps: Recharge #4 (OF 6)
Lost Squad #3 (OF 6)
Marvel Adventures: Fantastic Four #10
Matador #6 (OF 6)
Mischief & Mayhem: Field Trip to Heck
New X-Men #24
Powers #17
Pulse #14
Sensational Spider-Man #24
Sentinel Squad O*N*E #3 (OF 5)
Seven Soldiers: Frankenstein #3 (OF 4)
Seven Soldiers: Mr. Miracle #4 (OF 4)
Son of M #4 (OF 6)
Sonic X #6
Spider-Man Unlimited #14
Teen Titans #33
Thunderbolts #100
Tom Strong #36
Tomorrow Stories Special #2
Transformers: Infiltration #3
Ultimate Iron Man vol 1 HC: Premiere
Ultimate Spider-Man #91
Ultimate Wolverine vs Hulk #2 (OF 6) – Shortage Replacement
Untold Tales of the New Universe: Nightmask
Warlord #1 – Shortage Replacement
X-Factor #4 – Shortage Replacement
X-Men: Deadly Genesis #1 (OF 6) - SO
X-Men: Deadly Genesis #2 (OF 6) - SO
X-Men: The 198 #3 (OF 5)
Y The Last Man vol 2: Cycles TP – SO

This is a small week, but there are some big titles shipping, so be sure to come in and pick them up fast before they’re gone!

American Virgin #1 – Not quite sure what to make of this new Vertigo title; it’s about a self-professed virgin who has pledged himself to remain that way until marriage. He’s a big-time speaker all across the country on the subject, and he’s pushing the buttons of a lot of people who don’t like what he has to say – then he gets kidnapped and is sorely tempted. Sounds like a movie of the week, but it’s Vertigo, so there’s going to be weird thrown in there for good measure. Make of it what you will.

Fables #47 – This book is still going strong, and it’s one of the best reasons to be reading comic books today. The premise is unique, and the stories are cleverly and engagingly written. The artwork harkens back to a different, more indie era, but it suits this book nicely. All in all, if you’re not reading this, you should be. Pick up the trades and get caught up!

Fantastic Four: First Family #1 – Marvel’s first family kicks off a limited series that puts a little different spin on their origin. This is about the millionth time this story has been told, so it better be good. I’ve got a hunch this one will be, but it’s not a powerful hunch – more of a vague, pre-cognitive feeling – so you’ll have to check it out and let me know what you think.

GI Joe: America’s Elite #9 – This is GI Joe at its finest. Long-time fans and newcomers alike will enjoy this series; it’s hard-hitting and action-oriented, but really engaging on a character development level too. I am really, really digging this book!

Son of M #4 – What happens with Quicksilver now? He’s hunting down the de-mutantized Magneto, and things are about to get weird. Here’s hoping he’s not able to sneak Magneto into the Terragen mists of the Inhumans too; the last thing the world needs is a Magneto with different powers. But why is Quicksilver putting on Magneto’s helmet? Man, this looks like bad news for the Marvel U.

Ultimate Spider-Man #91 – Bendis & Bagley are closing in the all-time longest continuous run record set by Stan Lee & Jack Kirby on The Fantastic Four. When they reach issue #104, they will have officially taken the record. And the weird thing is, these stories are still as new and as fresh as they were when the series started. Ultimate Spider-Man is a great title, and is well worth reading every month (or every two weeks!) – this book comes out like clock-work!

X-Men: The 198 #3 – Mutants are being ‘protected’ by the US Government at Xavier’s School for the Gifted, and all 198 of them are stuck there, not allowed to leave, really – for their own protection, of course. Then Apocalypse shows up – did you think he was dead too? – and starts taking out Sentinels and offering these people the opportunity to join with him and kick-start the world into a new era – The Age of Apocalypse, Pt 2. You gotta watch this play out!

See you at Haven!