Friday, May 05, 2006

Free Comic Book Day and Next Week's Comics!

Before we get into all the new comics this week, I want to make sure everyone comes out tomorrow for the biggest day of the year: FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!!! That’s right, folks – come on out to Haven and pick up some free comics! We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

52 Week #1
American Virgin #3
Angel Spotlight: Illyria One
Annihilation: Super Skrull #2 (OF 4)
Archaic #3
Batman: Secrets #3 (OF 5)
Captain Atom: Armageddon #8 (OF 9)
Cemeterians #1
Chronicles of Conan vol 1 TP
Civil War #1 (OF 7) - More coming!
Crisis Aftermath: The Battle for Bludhaven #3 (OF 6)
Cthulhu Tales #1
Elfquest: The Discovery #3 (OF 4)
Ex Machina #20
Fables #49
Fantastic Four: First Family #3 (OF 6)
Firestorm, The Nuclear Man #25
Forgotten Realms: Dark Elf - Sojourn #2
GI Joe: America’s Elite #11
GI Joe: Sigma 6 #6
Jonah Hex #7
Kee Fu Fighters #1
Knights of the Dinner Table #114
Last Planet Standing #1 (OF 5
Lions, Tigers, and Bears vol 2 #2 (OF 4)
Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four #12
New X-Men #26
Nightwing #120
She-Hulk 2 #7
Spider-Girl #98
Superman #651 – shortage replacement
Superman #652
Tales of Alvin Maker: Red Prophet #2
Team Zero #6 (OF 6)
Thunderbolts #102
Transformers: Beast Wars #4 (OF 4)
Ultimate Spider-Man vol 15: Silver Sable TP
Uncanny X-Men #473
Wizard Magazine Mega Movie Collected Edition
Wolfskin #1 (OF 3)
X-Men: Deadly Genesis #6 (OF 6)
X-Men: The 198 #5 (OF 5)

52 #1 – After Infinite Crisis, all the major DC books picked up with the 1 Year Later campaign. All the stories are set one year after the events of this major mini-series. Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman have all been missing for a year. No one knows where they’ve been or what they’ve been up to. Now, DC is starting 52, a comic that will come out every single week for the next year, that will tell us the story of where the heroes went and what happened to them. And it all starts this week! If you’re a DC fan, I highly recommend that you give this a look-see!!

Cemeterians #1 – This is one of those odd, off-the-wall books that struck me as funny, so I figured I’d give it a shot. It’s about a bunch of kids who hang out in a cemetery and form their own superhero club. Should be a hoot – give it a shot!

Civil War #1 – Alright, we’ve got more copies coming! We sold out of this pretty darn quick last week, but if you missed getting a copy, you can rectify that problem this week! While I’m not in favor of this general storyline, I’ve got to admit that the first issue certainly got my attention. You’ll see what I mean when you read it, which you absolutely MUST do. Rock on, Captain America!

Cthulhu Tales #1 – Everybody’s favorite horror deity, the squid-headed Cthulhu, is getting his own comic at last – sort of. Every HP Lovecraft fan needs to pick up this book of weirdness; it deals with all the standard Lovecraft themes: a detective and a lot of depression, mixed with freaky, freaky, mind-numbing weirdness and death on a massive scale. Sounds fun, doesn’t it?!

Fables #49 – This incredible story of fairy tale proportions is rapidly approaching its landmark 50th issue, and it has been an incredible run so far. The Adversary is still trying to take down Fabletown, Mowgli is still searching far and wide for Bigby Wolf, and goodness only knows what’s happening in the Arabian Nights. This series is fun, emotionally engaging, and thought-provoking. What more could you ask for?

X-Men: Deadly Genesis #6 – This is, by far, the best X-Men story I’ve read in a long, long time. Ed Brubaker’s story is phenomenal, and Trevor Hairsine’s art is kicking booty and taking names. Yeah, this is the last issue of this particular series, but if it’s anything like the first five, it’s going to be worth picking up, because there’ll be at least one major twist at the end that will just blow your mind. A book that can do that is always worth reading!

See you at Haven!!

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