Friday, July 27, 2007

August Starts Off at World War Hulk! (8-1-07)

Action Comics #853
All New Atom #14
Annihilation Conquest: Star Lord #1 (OF 4) – Shortage Replacement
Birds of Prey: Blood & Circuits TP - S/O #122
Black Canary #3 (OF 4)
Cable/Deadpool #43 – Shortage Replacement
Clockwork Girl #0
Conan & the Midnight God #5 (OF 5)
Countdown 39
Daredevil: Battlin’ Jack Murdock #3 (OF 4)
Darktower: Gunslinger Born #7 (OF 7)
Darktower: Gunslinger Born #7 (OF 7) – Coipel Variant – S/O #17
Detective Comics #835
Faker #2 (OF 6)
Fantastic Five #2 (OF 5) – Damage Replacement
Fantastic Four #548 CWI
First Born #1 (OF 3)
Garth Ennis’ Chronicles of Wormwood #6 (OF 6)
Green Arrow: Year One #2 (OF 6) – Shortage Replacement
Grimm Fairy Tales #16
Grimm Fairy Tales: Return to Wonderland #2 (OF 7)
Inanna’s Tears #1 (OF 5)
Inquest Gamer #149
Iron & the Maiden #1
Irredeemable Ant-Man #11
Jonah Hex #22
JSA #8
Justice League Unlimited #36
Looney Tunes #153
Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #30
Marvel Illustrated: Last of the Mohicans #3 (OF 6)
Marvel Spotlight: World War Hulk
Marvel Tarot
Metal Men #1 (OF 8)
Midnighter #10
Mighty Avengers #4 CWI – Shortage Replacement
Ms Marvel #18
New Avengers: Illuminati #4 (OF 5)
New Warriors #3 CWI
Nightwing #135
Okko: Cycle of Water #4 (OF 4)
Outsiders: Five of a Kind Week 1 – Nightwing Boomerang
Punisher #50
Red Star: Sword of Lies #2
Shanna, She-Devil: Survival of the Fittest #1 (OF 4)
She-Hulk 2 #20
Snakewoman vol 2: Tale of the Snake Charmer #2
Sonic the Hedgehog #178
Spider-Man/Fantastic Four #4 (OF 4)
Spider-Man/Red Sonja #1 (OF 5)
Star Trek: Klingons, Blood Will Tell #4
Starkweather Immortal #0 (OF 4)
Supergirl #20
Supernatural Origins #4
Thor #2
Uncanny X-Men #489
Warhammer 40K: Damnation Crusade #6 (Of 6)
World War Hulk #3 (OF 5)
World War Hulk #3 (OF 5) Romita Variant – S/O #14
X-Men: First Class vol 2 #2

Clockwork Girl #0 - A nameless robot girl has recently been given the gift of life from her creator - while exploring the wonders of an ordinary world, she meets an amazing mutant boy and they share a friendship that must overcome their warring families. Arcana's Sean O'Reilly and Disney's Kevin Hanna have created a wonderful all ages fairytale beautifully illustrated by Revere's Grant Bond. This is a gorgeous book, and it’s only 25 cents! Give it a shot!

First Born #1 (of 3) – This new book from Top Cow taps into the Witchblade and Darkness stories to tell an action/horror story. If you like Witchblade, Darkness, Cyberforce, or any of the other Top Cow properties even a little bit, then you’re going to like this book. Oh, and, as you might expect, the art is gorgeous.

Inanna’s Tears #1 (of 5) - In Sumer, before the rise of the kingship, the prosperous city of Birith is known throughout the land for its devotion to the goddess Inanna. But after a thousand years of plenty, the city is in danger of being overrun by the nomadic refugees that swell in number outside of its walls. Powerful people begin to question the city’s devotion to this goddess, and the world begins to fall apart. This is a proto-historical romantic drama. Definitely worth checking out.

Iron & the Maiden #1 - From the mind of Jason Rubin, creator of the massive hit video game franchises Crash Bandicoot and Jak and Daxter, Iron and the Maiden features character designs by Joe Madureira and Jeff Matsuda and interior art by Francis Manapul and Joel Gomez, along with colors by Danimation. Even if you knew nothing about the story – which, if this is your only source of info, you don’t – this is going to be worth picking up! Great, fun writing with all kinds of mad skillz on the art – this is a must!

Metal Men #1 (of 8) - Bursting from the pages of 52 and SUPERMAN/BATMAN into their own new 8-issue miniseries by Duncan Rouleau — it’s Gold! Platina! Mercury! Iron! Lead! Tin! And now Copper! Doc Magnus’s creations are ready to take on all-new threats and some old, reimagined ones: Chemo, Doctor Yes, B.O.L.T.S., The Balloonatic and his Orphan Army, as well as the Robot Renegades led by an old Manhunter Robot! But the greatest threat lies in Le Cabinet Noir and its bid to control the natural order using dangerous lieutenants like the Nameless, an armored being that feeds off the blood of the innocent and controls the Gogoloth, giant stone Golems made of Granite, Bizmuth, Onyx and Lime. These guys are just plain goofy.

Outsiders: Five of a Kind Week 1 - Five of a Kind -- Five issues, five top creative teams, one team-up per week, as Batman takes control of the Outsiders by using these adventures to pick his new lineup! In Week 1: Nightwing/Boomerang, Batman's first vote is cast! The two Outsiders with just one thing in common -- a troubled relationship to the Dark Knight -- must reconcile their differences to go up against Chemo!

Spider-Man/Red Sonja #1 (of 5) - Quite possibly the most ridiculous team up in the history of comic books, this is a book for the ages: one age being the period in which Red Sonja lives, and one being the period in which Spider-Man lives. Last I checked, those weren't the same. Maybe it's not really Red Sonja, maybe this whole thing was Peter Parker's idea and that's really just Mary Jane in a weird get-up. Could we be that lucky? Probably not. If this is worth the paper it's printed on, I'll eat a copy.

Thor #2 – In the first issue, Thor and Donald Blake, the mortal to whom the Thunder God became bonded way back in the day, came back from limbo in the first issue. Now, in the second issue, Thor needs to rebuild Asgard after its destruction in Ragnarok. Also, he needs to find his old Asgardian friends and persuade them to join him in the new Asgard. J. Michael Straczynski tells these kinds of stories very, very well – read Midnight Nation! – and this is definitely more in his vein of storytelling than Spider-Man. And, if you missed the first issue, we’ve still got a few in stock!!

World War Hulk #3 (of 5) – Unlike Civil War, which featured months long breaks between issues, World War Hulk is picking up steam and coming out not only on schedule, but, in this case, EARLY. I know. When was the last time that happened? And, not only that, it’s been, er, incredible so far. What an awesome story!! You should definitely be reading this!


See you at Haven!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Patton Oswalt feels your pain

If you're sad that you're not in San Diego enjoying Comic-Con right now, comedian Patton Oswalt understands. Check out his MySpace blog for his post about "Why I'm Not at Comic-Con This Weekend."

Friday, July 20, 2007

Ginormic Comics Week, Part 2!!! (7-25-07)

52 vol 2 TP – S/O #54
All Flash #1 – Shortage Replacement, 1 copy S/O #97
All New Marvel Handbook A-Z Update #3
All Star Batman & Robin #6
Amazing Spider-Man #542
American Virgin vol 2: Going Down TP – S/O #122
Annihilation Conquest: Quasar #1 (OF 4)Shortage Replacement
Annihilation Conquest: Starlord #1 (OF 4)
Annihilation Conquest: Wraith #1 (OF 4)Shortage Replacement
Batman #666
Black Panther #29 CWI
Black Summer #1 (OF 7)
Blue Beetle #17
Buffy the Vampire Slayer #4 – S/O #11
Buffy the Vampire Slayer #5
Cable/Deadpool #43
Countdown 40
Deathblow #6
Doktor Sleepless #1
Dust #1 (OF 2)
Essential Silver Surfer vol 1 TP – S/O #85
Fables vol 4: March of the Wooden Soldiers TP – S/O #54
Fall of Cthulhu #4 – S/O #157
Fantastic Five #2 (OF 5)
Graphic Classics vol 4: H P Lovecraft – S/O #26
Green Arrow Year One #2 (OF 6)
Green Lantern Corps #14
Grendel: Behold the Devil #0
Hawkgirl #66
Hellboy: Darkness Calls #4 (OF 6)
Heroes for Hire #12 WWH
Immortal Iron Fist #7
Incredible Hulk #108 WWH
Iron Man #20 WWH
Jack of Fables vol 1: Nearly Great Escape TP – S/O #54
JSA Classified #28
Justice League of America #11 – Shortage Replacement
Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four #26
Marvel Adventures Iron Man #3
Marvel Previews #48
Mighty Avengers #4 CWI
Moon Knight vol 1: Rock Bottom TP
Nodame Cantabile vol 1 GN – S/O #35
Nodame Cantabile vol 3 GN – S/O #35
Nodame Cantabile vol 4 GN – S/O #35
Onslaught Reborn #4 (OF 5)
Previews vol XVII #8
Queen & Country #32
Raise the Dead #4 (OF 4)
Sensational Spider-Man #39
Sheena #2 (OF 5)
Silver Surfer Requiem #3 (OF 4)
Spider-Man Fairy Tales #3 (OF 4)
Star Trek Year Four #1
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic #18
Supergirl & the Legion of Superheroes #32
Superman #665
Teen Titans #49 (AA)
Teen Titans Go #45
Thor Poster – S/O #99
Thor #1 – Suydam Non-Zombie Variant - Only 1 Available!
Thor #1 – Suydam Zombie Variant - Limited Quantity Available!
Thunderbolts: Desperate Measures – Shortage Replacement
Tron #4
Ultimate Fantastic Four #44
Usagi Yojimbo #104
Walking Dead #39
Warhammer 40K: Damnation Crusade #6 (Of 6)
Wetworks
Wizard Comics Magazine #19
Wolverine #55
Wonder Woman #11 (AA)
World War Hulk #2 (OF 5) WWHShortage Replacement, 1 Copy #82, #111 X-Men #201
X-Men First Class vol 2 #2


Annihilation Conquest: Starlord #1 (of 4) - When last we saw him in the critically acclaimed Annihilation: Conquest Prologue, Earthman Peter Quill was betrayed and left for dead. Now the legend of Star-Lord rises again, courtesy of Keith Giffen and hot new penciller Timothy Green II. This StarLord, a sci-fi homage to Sgt. Fury and his Howling commandos, is an action book with a sense of humor. Assigned a suicide mission to save a galaxy, Quill puts together a rag-tag battalion of classic cosmic characters that includes: Bug, Captain Universe, Deathcry, Mantis, Groot and Rocket Raccoon! This cosmic band-of-brothers bravely takes-up arms against the unstoppable-assimilating horde that is the Phalanx. But what hope does the handful of out-numbered and out-gunned heroes have facing such impossible odds? Yes, I said Rocket Raccoon.

Black Summer #1 (of 7) - This summer, the world goes black as Warren Ellis unveils his all-new super-powered heroes and villains epic that promises to be the biggest event of 2007! With art by Juan Jose Ryp, no fan of The Authority or Wanted will want to miss this bleeding-edge masterpiece. When the political situation in the USA becomes more than Horus can stand, he moves to take matters into his own hands. But since all his other team-mates aren’t so eager to throw the world into chaos, an epic conflict starts to form. And no one will be safe as the bodies start to fall. It’s Warren Ellis. It’ll be good.

Doktor Sleepless #1 – This is Warren Ellis Week! He's called his new book "The New Transmetropolitan," so that ought to tell you a little something about what this book will be like. Doktor Sleepless is a new creator-owned ongoing series following a self-described "Mad Scientist" who, for purposes not quite yet visible, has remade himself as a catalyst for change. With the idea of change being a bitter pill for anyone to swallow, the newly-dubbed Doktor Sleepless is doing it under a veneer of snark and an almost cartoonish candor.
The best summation I've seen of the series so far has been a line Ellis mentioned on his Livejournal: "Someone stole your future. Don't you ever wonder who?"

Dust #1 (of 2) - THE DIRTY DOZEN versus robots, zombies and more! Jump into battle as the Allies and the Sino-Soviet Union join forces to fight the evil Axis; a powerful group (Germany, Japan and Africa) whose plans to dominate the world are bolstered by their amazing weapons - built using alien technology taken from a crashed space ship. A bizarre, obviously alternate history WWII story - oh, and it features scantily clad hot chicks with big guns. I'm betting there's an audience out ther for this. Somewhere.

Grendel: Behold the Devil #0 – Matt Wagner’s long-standing indie creation, Grendel, is back for more! Grendel has been around forever, in one form or another, always changing, always adapting to tell a different story. This time, the original Grendel, Hunter Rose, is back. A best-selling novelist by day and criminal overlord by night, Hunter Rose was the most feared individual ever to wear the mantle of Grendel. Long known only through journals discovered after his death, the mysterious life of Hunter Rose gives up a few more of its secrets when newly uncovered documents expose a previously unknown chapter in the life of this legendary assassin and underworld power-player. Hey, and this issue is only 50 cents. You can’t beat that.

Incredible Hulk #108 – World War Hulk continues! After #2 hit the shelves last week – and I’ve got another handful of WWH #2 trickling in this week – I can’t wait to see what shakes out in this issue of Incredible Hulk. He’s got his Warbound with him, but he’s also teamed up now with some of his old friends – you know, the ones who didn’t launch him into space. Can’t wait to see where this goes!

Thor #1 (Variant Covers) – If you missed Thor #1 a couple of weeks ago, or you’re just dying to get your hands on a variant cover, you’re in luck! All my Thor #1 variant copies ship this week – Finally. Thanks, Diamond – so you’ve got a shot at snagging one of these bad boys. Email me early and let me know if you want one – these are going out on a first come, first served basis!


See you at Haven!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Ruminations from the Front Lines of the War

This, from Haven's own Wayne Miller, Box #12.

How far is it acceptable to go to guarantee the safety of the average citizen? How much can the individual’s civil rights be infringed upon, or violated, to insure the security of the public? These are important questions, more timely today than ever before. One would expect to see this conflict explored in Literature. And it IS being explored.

In the medium of comic books.

Is it acceptable to place an individual under exile without his consent, if that individual might pose a threat to society at large? To do this without judiciary authorization, without taking into account his rights as an American citizen?That’s what they did to Doctor Robert Bruce Banner, alias the Incredible Hulk. “They” being Tony “Iron Man” Stark, and Reed Richards, “Mister Fantastic” of the Fantastic Four, along with Doctor Strange and Black Bolt of the Inhumans. They did it because they thought it was best. Because they thought it was the right thing to do. Because it was for the public good.But IS it acceptable--is it RIGHT--to have a small group of individuals making such decisions for the public at large?

Regardless of their motivations, do we really want any select few making decisions that trample on the rights of the individual? ANY individual?And the biggest question of all--what happens if this is done, and it backfires?

What are the ramifications?Black Bolt found out. So did Tony Stark. They both went down. Harder than Captivity at the box office. Because the Hulk is back, you see. And he isn’t taking prisoners. But unfortunately for the “average citizen,” he or she is going to have to pay for the sins of the select few. Because the Hulk will go through anyone or anything to get at Richards and Strange. If he has to level a city or two, he will. This is war, after all. It’s a war the “select few” started but the average citizen will have to fight. Sound familiar?

In the CIVIL WAR storyline, Marvel Comics showed us what happens when the desire to guarantee public security is taken too far--freedom dies. Literally, as Captain America became the greatest casualty of the whole fiasco. Now they’re teaching their readers a new lesson. Here’s what really pisses me off. (Yes, I’m pissed off about a fictional story and pissed off AT fictional characters. What about it?) You’ve got Tony Stark and Reed Richards. During the super-hero war, they were the ones who were like “we have to obey the law at all costs, no matter what!” But what they did to the Hulk was NOT legal! So it’s like they’re saying “obey the law, no matter what, but that doesn’t necessarily apply to us because we know better.” And that pisses me off, because there are plenty of non-fictional people who think exactly that way.

So far, the Hulk has smashed Black Bolt and Iron Man. And I for one loved it. But I’m going to enjoy it so much more when the Hulk finally gets his hands on that bastard Reed Richards. I’ve forgiven Tony Stark, see. Even though I believe he is in the wrong and has been making a whole lot of bad decisions, I can still find some compassion for the guy, because he has suffered under those decisions. He knows all too well he is flawed. He’s a recovering alcoholic, after all. But Reed Richards thinks of himself as perfect. He has the greatest intellect on the planet, so everybody should listen to him. Mister Perfect would be a better name than Mister Fantastic. Or Mister Thinks-He’s-Perfect. All brains and no soul. I hope the Hulk stomps him into silly putty.

So, what happens when the select few who think they know best act without any kind of accountability? That’s the question Marvel Comics is asking its readers right now. If you want to know the answer, check out WORLD WAR HULK. But be warned, it ain’t pretty.Go get 'em, big green. Smash 'em once for me.

Friday, July 13, 2007

GINORMIC COMICS WEEK!! (7-18-07)

30 Essential Graphic Novels
Action Comics #852
All Flash #1
All New Atom #13
Amazons Attack #4 (OF 6)
Annihilation Conquest: Quasar #1 (OF 4)
Annihilation Conquest: Wraith #1 (OF 4)

Aquaman, Sword of Atlantis #54
Army @ Love #5
Avengers Classic #2
Avengers Initiative #4 WWH
Birds of Prey #108
Black Canary #2 (OF 4)
Brave and the Bold #5
Captain America #28 CWI
Catwoman #69
Checkmate #16
Conan #42
Countdown 41
Daily Bugle August Newspaper
Dr. Who Magazine #384
Fables vol 2: Animal Farm TP
Fall of Cthulhu #4
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #22
Gargoyles #5
Ghost Rider #13 WWH
Ghost Rider: Trail of Tears #6 (OF 6)
Giant-Sized Marvel Adventures Avengers #1
Goon #19
Green Arrow: Year One #1 (OF 6)Shortage Replacement
Highwayment #2 (OF 5)
Hogwarts Express Platform 9 ¾ Wooden SignS/O #3
JLA #11
Knights of the Dinner Table #129
Legion of Monsters: Morbius
Legion of Superheroes in the 31st Century #4
Lone Ranger #7
Martha Washington Dies (1-Shot) – Shortage Replacement
Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four #26
Marvel Adventures Hulk #1
Marvel Illustrated: Treasure Island #2 (OF 6)
Mystic Arcana: Black Knight
New X-Men #40
The Order #1 CWI
Painkiller Jane #2
Paul Jenkins’ Super Summer Sidekick Spectacular #1
Programme #1 (OF 12)
Punisher War Journal #9 CWI – Shortage Replacement
Robin #164
Samurai: Heaven and Earth vol 2 #5 (OF 5)
Scooby Doo #122
Shazam: Monster Society of Evil #4 (OF 4)
Sonic X #22
Spirit #8
Star Wars 30th Anniversary Collection vol 6: Endgame HC
Star Wars: Dark Times #4 (OF 5)
Stephen Colbert’s Tek Jansen #1 (OF 5) - Reorder
Super-Villain Team-Up: MODOK’s 11 #1 (OF 5)
Superman/Batman #38
Tales of Raphael: Bad Moon Rising #1 (OF 4)
Tales of TMNT #36
Thunderbolts: Desperate Measures
Ultimate Fantastic Four vol 8: Devils TP
Ultimate Spider-Man #111
Vertigo: Cairo Sentences Flip Book
Voodoo Child #1Shortage Replacement
Warhammer: Forge of War #2 (OF 6)
Weapon #2 (OF 4)
Wolverine Origins Annual #1
World of Warcraft Preview Comic
World War Hulk #2 (OF 5) WWH
World War Hulk: Frontline #2 (OF 6) WWH
World War Hulk: X-Men #2 (OF 3)
Zero Killer #1 (OF 6)


All Flash #1 – On the heels of Flash, The Fastest Man Alive #13, in which some big events took place, comes All Flash #1! Mark Waid is back on the title and so is someone even better: Wally West!! What else is there to say? If you’re not positively certain you’ve signed up for the Flash (all orders for Flash, Fastest Man Alive #14 were automatically translated into orders for this title), you better get to Haven quickly on Wednesday – this book is going to be one of the fastest books off the shelf!

Annihilation Conquest: Quasar #1 (of 4) - Phyla-Vell– the daughter of Captain Marvel–takes center stage. Written by Christos Gage (Wizard Magazine’s “2007 Writer to Watch” and one of Jo Jo’s favorites) and penciled by Mike Lilley (Vampirella), this four-issue limited series follows the quest of Phyla and her companion, the former Avenger known as Moondragon, to obtain the mysterious key to halting the seemingly unstoppable conquest of the universe. Having recently gained the Quantum Bands, but still struggling to master their incredible power, Quasar desperately races across the now-occupied Kree Empire…with a deadly foe (familiar to Avengers fans) hot on her trail!

The Order #1 – This book was originally without a name, then it was called The Champions. Then Marvel remembered that they’ve had several tries at a book called The Champions and that they all sucked. So they renamed it The Order. What is it about, you ask? Good Question. As part of Tony Stark’s 50-State Initiative, The Order is California’s super-team. Each member of the team is a budding Hollywood talent, and they’re all on contract for a year. That’s it. After that, they get replaced. Doesn’t sound too awesome, but then you find out it’s written by Matt Fraction and features art by Barry Kitson and it starts sounding better and better. It’ll definitely be worth checking out.

Programme #1 (of 12) - Looking like a mixture of post-Cold War politics and superhero action from DC/Veritgo, this may be another one of those genius projects from the guy who brought us X-Statix, Peter Milligan. Or it could be a muddled mess of superhero claptrap by the man who brought us Elektra and X-Men, Peter Milligan. Hope for the best but expect the worst – that’s what I always say.

Super-Villain Team-Up: MODOK’s 11 #1 (of 5) - MODOK leading a hand picked band of supervillains in the greatest heist ever! (Weeping) It's like a dream I never dared dream... f-finally coming true! For those of you new to comics, MODOK is the bomb - the perfect, most demented* creation of Jack (King) Kirby, MODOK may well be the greatest comic book character of all time. Okay, so I exaggerate – still, what’s not to love?! This will be a fun book, I guarantee.

Thunderbolts: Desperate Measures – This one-shot by Paul Jenkins follows right on the heels of last month’s incredible story arc finale, dealing with the consequences of a mission that saw many of the Thunderbolts getting their butts handed to them and Bullseye getting his neck broken for him, courtesy of the suddenly awesome American Eagle. Also, Penance, formerly the happy-go-lucky New Warrior named Speedball, is losing it. He’s really going over the edge, and this issue deals primarily with him. Paul Jenkins has a gift for introspective character exploration, and he should really shine in this issue. If you haven’t been reading Thunderbolts lately, pick up the trade as soon as it hits the shelves – it’s amazing.

World War Hulk #2 (of 5) – If you read World War Hulk #1 and loved it, raise your hand. Wow. That’s pretty much everybody. Well, if you liked the first issue, here comes the second! Pick it up quick – it doesn’t seem to matter how many of these things I order, I keep selling out!

Zero Killer #1 – By Arvid Nelson, creator of Rex Mundi, this is another alternate event world, this time set in the future instead of the past – a shattered alternate future, as brutal gangs struggle for supremacy in a New York City ravaged by nuclear war. All that remains of the once mighty city are skeletal, irradiated skyscrapers, inhabited by thugs who abide by their own twisted rules. While crime lords vie for power and amoral paramilitary forces torment survivors of the devastation, one skilled outcast--the mysterious Zero--uses his strength and wits to stay a step ahead of everyone. Working for anyone while pledging allegiance to none, Zero is a bounty hunter who hunts the dregs of a ruined society. This book is going to be very cool, people – give it a shot!

See you at Haven!

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Wednesday's Comics!! (7-11-07)

30 Days of Night: Eben & Stella #3
52 vol 1 TP – S/O #54
Amazing Spider-Girl #10
Amory Wars #2 (OF 5)
Anita Blake: First Death #1 (OF 2)
Annihilation Conquest: Wraith #1 (OF 4)
Astounding Wolf-Man #2
Batman Confidential #7
Blade #11
Blade of the Immortal #127
BPRD: Garden of Souls #5 (OF 5)
Brit: Cold Death (1-Shot)
Civil War Chronicles #1
Consumed #1 (OF 4)
Countdown 42
Dark Tower: Gun Slinger Born #6 (OF 7) Campbell Variant – S/O #17
Deadpool/GLI Summer Fun Spectacular
DMZ #21
Dragonlance Chronicles vol 2: Dragons of Winter Night – S/O #65
Dragonlance Chronicles vol 3 #2 (OF 12)
Dungeon: August 2007 #149
Exiles #96
Fables #63
Fantastic Five #1 (OF 5)
Freshmen vol 2 #6
Gen 13 #10
Green Arrow: Year One #1 (OF 6)
Green Lantern #21
Grifter/Midnighter #5 (OF 6)
HALO Poster
Hedge Knight: Sworn Sword #2 (OF 6)
India Authentic: Indra #3
JLA Classified #40
JSA #7
Madman Atomic Comics #3
Martha Washington Dies (ONE SHOT)
Marvel Illustrated: Man in the Iron Mask #1 (OF 6)
New Avengers #32
New Excalibur #21
Nexus #99: Space Opera, Act 1 OF 4
Nova #4
Omega Flight #4 CWI (OF 5)
Punisher War Journal #9 CWI
Red Prophet: Tales of Alvin Maker #9 (OF 12)
Sadhu vol 1 TP
Shadowpact #15
Sonic the Hedgehog #177
Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane #20
Star Wars Legacy #14
Star Wars Rebellion #8
Stephen Colbert’s Tek Jansen #1 (OF 5)
Stormwatch PhD #9
Sub-Mariner #2 CWI (OF 6)
Super #1 – Retailer Preview Edition
Superman #664
Superman Confidential #5
Tick: Comic Con Extravaganza #1
Transmetropolitan vol 7: Spiders Thrash TP – S/O #11
Transmetropolitan vol 8: Dirge TP – S/O #11
Ultimate X-Men #84
Usagi Yojimbo vol 2 SC – S/O #98
Voodoo Child #1
World War Hulk #1 (OF 5) WWH - Reorder
World War Hulk: Gamma Corps #1 (OF 4) WWH
World War Hulk: X-Men #1 (OF 3)
Shortage Replacement
X-Factor #21

Civil War Chronicles #1 – Okay, if Civil War and its myriad ancillary titles came out a little confusing for you because of the wacky order in which they were released, your troubles are over. Civil War Chronicles rereleases ALL of the Civil War titles that came out in last year’s titanic tale of the rise of fascism and the pain of betrayal, and they release them in…chronological order! What a concept! Maybe they should’ve released them that way the first time…

Green Arrow: Year One #1 (of 6) – Before there was Green Arrow, there was Oliver Queen…and Oliver Queen was a frivolous playboy with little care for anyone or anything — even himself. But when he's double-crossed and marooned on a desert island he finds that he does care about something... justice! That, and boxing glove arrows. Everyone cares about those.

Martha Washington Dies (1-Shot) - On Earth, the battle for freedom rages on. The year is 2095 and the day is the one-hundredth birthday of Martha Washington. She is the leader of a small, resolute band that will not forfeit the pursuit of liberty-no matter what the cost. Today, the cost will be high. Martha has seen much in her hundred years, from the triumphs and tragedies of the battlefront, to the deepest reaches of space. Today, she will finally see the truth. This all-new story by two of comics' legendary creators is the unprecedented conclusion to one woman's epic struggle for life's most valuable quality -freedom. Also, if you’re digging Frank Miller’s stuff, well, this is the place to pick up some more!

Stephen Colbert’s Tek Jansen #1 – The moment of truthiness has arrived, people. This is a fine comic, with a brilliant plot and only slightly exaggerated art. It’s Stephen Colbert, so get on it, Colbert Nation!! Comics rock – and that’s the word.

Voodoo Child #1 - In 1860, the plantation of Mason Moore—a known Unionist sympathizer—is burned to the ground by secessionists. In the battle, Moore’s illegitimate son is killed, but as he gasps his last breaths, a voodoo bokor places a spell upon the dying boy. Flash forward to 2005: four months after the worst natural disaster in its history, New Orleans is gripped by fear as young girls start to disappear from its streets while a brutal gang war rages. When Detective Robert Julien starts to investigate, he finds that there's something else out in the shadows: something that's neither dead nor alive. The Voodoo Child. But is it a possible ally or the darkest nightmare of all? Definitely check this out!

World War Hulk: Gamma Corps #1 (of 4) – If you knew the Hulk might one day try to destroy the earth, what would you do? Most likely, you’d curl up in a ball and cry yourself into an existential crisis. But a supersecretbrilliant scientist thinks up this scenario, he tries to figure out what made the Hulk, well, the Hulk. Then he tries to figure out how to replicate the experiment. Once he figures that stuff out, he makes lots of pseudo-Hulks to save the world from the real deal. Sound fun yet? Definitely check this one out, people!!


See you at Haven!

Monday, July 02, 2007

A Dark Night

Threadless has a new limited edition, Batman-themed t-shirt. Not quite as cool as this one, but amusing nonetheless.