Friday, November 03, 2006

Awesome Comics Week! (11-8-06)

52 Week #27
Amazing Spider-Girl #2
Annihilation #4 (OF 6)
Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes II #1 (OF 8)
Batman #658
Batman & the Mad Monk #4 (OF 6)
Battlestar Galactica #3
Blade of the Immortal #119
Bullet Points #1 (OF 5)
Captain Atom: Armageddon TP
Civil War #3 (of 7) Thor Returns Variant
Civil War: Young Avengers/Runaways #4 (OF 4)
Criminal #2
Devi #5
DMZ #13
Doctor Strange: Oath #2 (of 5)
Eternals #5 (of 6)
Ex Machina #24
Fables #55
Fables vol 3: Storybook Love TP
Firestorm: The Nuclear Man #31
Franklin Richards: Happy Franksgiving Special
Gen 13 #2
GI Joe: America’s Elite #17
Gold Digger #78
Green Arrow #68
Green Lantern #14
Holiday Gift Guide 2006
Hunter Killer #9
JLA Classified #29
Justice League of America #3 – shortage replacement
Martian Manhunter #4 (of 8)
Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four #18
Marvel Legacy 1980s Handbook
Marvel Zombies HC Spider-Man Variant
Mouse Guard #3 (of 6) - reorder
New X-Men #32
Nodwick #35
Punisher #40
Ramayan 3392 AD #2
Red Sonja #16
Rex Libris #6
Secret War TP
Sonic the Hedgehog #168
Star Wars: Dark Times #1 (OF 5)
Stormwatch PHD #1
Superman #657
Tales of the Unexpected #2 (of 8)
Teen Titans #40
True Story, Swear to God vol 1 TP
Ultimate X-Men #76
Ultimates vol 1 TP
Walt Disney’s Christmas Parade #4
Wisdom #1 (of 6)
Wolverine Origins #8
X-Men: Fairy Tales TP

Xena #4
Y The Last Man #51


Annihilation #4 – I’m not a big fan of Marvel’s cosmic characters or stories that take place on their alien worlds; so when I say that I’ve really been enjoying this Annihilation story, that means it’s a really good story. If you like this cast of characters - Nova, Thanos, Ronan the Accuser, Annihilus, Drax, Blastaar, etc. – then you should absolutely, definitely be reading this series.

Bullet Points #1 – A good What If?! has always intrigued me, and this 5-issue limited series has all the makings of a good What If?!. World War II. America needs a super soldier. Only one man possesses the formula to create the perfect fighting machine from volunteer Steve Rogers. But when a bullet takes Dr. Erskine and his bodyguard, M.P. Ben Parker, out, Steve’s destiny—and that of the Marvel Universe—is changed forever. Sounds pretty cool, huh?! You know you want to see where this is going…

Fables #55 – I can’t help it; this series is just inordinately good. This makes 55 issues, plus a couple of additional 1-shots, that have just been chock full of comic book goodness. You should be reading this!!

Marvel Zombies HC – If you missed the individual issues, you missed one of the more interesting stories to come out of the House of Ideas in a loooooong time. This series was like a bad car wreck (mixed in with a lot of gallows humor), and you just couldn’t turn your head away. Now, the whole series is collected in this cool hardcover, and if you haven’t read it, you should pick this bad boy up, post haste.

Secret War TP – This is the little private war of Nick Fury vs Dr. Doom that served as the precursor to Civil War. It was the first brick in the wall. It also had a screwy shipping schedule, was constantly late, and the last issue took so long to come out that people forgot it existed. Now, at long last, you can read the whole story in a single volume. It was really good and deserves to be read – thank God it’s now in a format you can actually get the whole story in!

Stormwatch PHD #1 – Ah, back in the old days, Stormwatch was actually my favorite of Jim Lee’s Wildstorm titles. Wildcats was alright, but Stormwatch had the better team and the better stories to me. Now…they’re back! Wildstorm’s relaunch is at least putting out the right titles; definitely give this title a chance.

Wisdom #1 - Pete Wisdom has a lot of fairies to kill. Yes, fairies are supposed to be nice and magical and charming, but they are currently attacking England. Hugo Award nominee Paul Cornell (BBC’s Dr. Who and Robin Hood) and fan-favorite artist Trevor Hairsine team up for this unique and very cool looking sci-fi story…


See you at Haven!

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