Friday, October 26, 2007

HALLOWEEN Comics!!! (10-31-07)

52 Aftermath: Four Horsemen #3 (OF 6)
Action Comics #858
Anita Blake VH: First Death #2 (OF 2)
Annihilation Conquest: Quasar #4 (OF 4)
Army of Darkness: From Ashes #3
Batman #670
Batman: Hong Kong SC
Boys #10 – S/O #105
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Long Way Home TP
Countdown: Lord Havok & the Extremists #1 (OF 6)
Countdown to Adventure #3 (OF 8)
Countdown to Final Crisis 26
Countdown to Mystery #2 (OF 8)
Crime Bible: The Five Lessons of Blood #1 (OF 5)
Daredevil Annual #1
DC Infinite Halloween Special #1
Deadworld: Frozen Over #1 (OF 4)

Death of the New Gods #2 (OF 8)
Dragonlance vol 1: Dragons of Autumn Twilight HC – S/O #59
Dynamo 5 #8
El Cazador vol 1 TP
Forgotten Realms: Halfling’s Gem #2
GI Joe: Storm Shadow #5
Gold Digger #89
Haunted Mansion #7
Iron Man #23
Jack of Fables #16
JSA Classified #31
JSA #10
Kade: Shiva’s Sun #0 (OF 4)
Midnighter: Armageddon #1
Mouse Guard: Winter 1152 #2 (OF 6)
Mythos: Fantastic Four
Necromancer Pilot Season #1
New Battlestar Galactica: Pegasus One Shot
New X-Men #43
Robin Annual #7
Savage Dragon #133
Scooby Doo #125
Secret History Book Three
Secret History Book Four
Secret TP
Special Forces #1 (OF 6)
Sub-Mariner #5 (OF 6) CWI
Supergirl & the Legion of Superheroes #35
Superman Confidential #7 – S/O #15
Superman Confidential #8
Supernatural Origins #6
Teen Titans Go #48
Trials of Shazam #9 (OF 12)
Ultimate Power #8 (OF 9)
Wizard Magazine #194
Wonderland Chronicles #4 – S/O #15
X-Men: Messiah Complex One Shot


Batman: Hong Kong SC – DC is on a roll with their re-releases of some of the great Batman Elseworlds stories! This is a very different take, especially visually, on the Batman story. In Hong Kong, bats are more colorful and fanciful, like their dragons, than are their Gothamite counterparts, and Batman’s suit reflects that, along with some samurai/bushido influences. It’s a different look, but it’s awesome. This is a must read!

Crime Bible: The Five Lessons of Blood #1 (of 5) – Greg Rucka is finally writing a crime series again! This time, it features the new Question. All in all, this is the kind of thing Rucka does best, so definitely tune in and give this book a shot. It should be worth it.

Deadworld: Frozen Over #1 (of 4) - With New York snowed in, the survivors attempt to escape the city before the thaw comes. But not only must they deal with the harsh weather and the thousands of zombies wandering the streets of NewYork, they will have to deal with the baddest zombie of them all - King Zombie. But why is the King searching for Kolin Fleet and his band? And what deal did the King strike with the terrifying zombie known as the Giant in order to find them?

El Cazador vol 1 TP – Remember CrossGen? Remember that awesome Chuck Dixon/Steve Epting book about pirates? Yeah, CrossGen went the way of the dodo a while back, and that sucks, but you can still get your hands on this beauty of a story! If you haven’t read it, you’ll want to pick this one up. If you have read the issues, the trade would be a great addition to your library – this is a phenomenal book!

Necromancer Pilot Season #1 – A couple of years back, Image put out a surprisingly good limited series called Necromancer, about a teenage girl who, with her friends, delve into an old book and start messing around with things they shouldn’t. Turns out, the one girl summons a demon and, well, the rest of her friends don’t make it…and that was just the first issue! The quality of this book, both the story and the art, was a major surprise – if this new issue is nearly as good, it’ll be a series well worth supporting. Give it a look-see.

X-Men: Messiah Complex One Shot - The biggest event to hit the X-Men in ten years is here! Superstars Ed Brubaker (UNCANNY X-MEN, CAPTAIN AMERICA) and Marc Silvestri (UNCANNY X-MEN, NEW X-MEN) bring you the first chapter of the story that fans will be talking about for years. Just when it looked like there was no possibility of a future for mutants, hope arrives. But the X-Men aren’t there to meet it—The Marauders and Purifiers beat them to it. Now the race is on to get the first new mutant since HOUSE OF M! The story that begins here continues through all the X-Men books. This is supposed to be a landmark event, catapulting the X-Men back into prominence after languishing for years as a pretty mediocre cadre of books. Don’t miss it!


See you at Haven!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Wednesday's Awesome Comics!! (10-24-07)

Action Comics #857
All New Handbook of Marvel Universe #4
Annihilation Conquest: Wraith #4 (OF 4)
Authority Prime #1 (OF 6)
Batman: Gotham by Gaslight
Black Panther #31
Blue Beetle #20
Cable/Deadpool #46
Countdown 27
Countdown Special: The Flash 80-Pg Giant
Daredevil #101
Doktor Sleepless #3
Fall of Cthulhu #7
Flash #233
Foolkiller #1 (OF 5)
Gen 13 #13
Gold Digger Halloween Special 2007
Gotham Underground #1 (OF 8)
Green Arrow Year One #6 (OF 6)
Green Lantern Corps #17
India Authentic Vishnu #6
Jack of Fables vol 2: Jack of Hearts TP
JLA Classified #45
Legion of Superheroes in the 31st Century #7
Lone Ranger #9
Madame Mirage #3
Marvel Illustrated: Man in the Iron Mask #4 (OF 6)
Marvel Previews #51
Marvel Spotlight: Marvel Zombies
Marvel Zombies Covers HC - S/O #64
Moon Knight #13 CWI
Neozoic #1
Potter’s Field #2 (OF 3)
Previews vol XVII #11
PVP #35
Ramayan 3392 AD: Reloaded #2
Rex Mundi #8
Robin #167
Scooby Doo #125
Serenity HC: Those Left Behind
She-Hulk 2 #22
Sonic the Hedgehog #181
Star Wars 30th Anniversary HC vol 9: Boba Fett Death
Star Wars: Dark Times #6
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic #21
Streets of Glory #2 (OF 6)
Superman #669
Superman/Batman #41
Tales of TMNT #39
Tales of Sinestro Corps: Superman Prime #1
Teen Titans #52
Thunderbolts #117
Transformers Devastation #2
Transformers Megatron Origin #4
Ultimate Spider-Man #115
Uncle Sam & the Freedom Fighters #2 (OF 8)
Velocity: Pilot Season #1
Walking Dead #43
Warhammer 40K: Blood & Thunder #1 (OF 4)
Warhammer: Forge of War #4 (OF 6)
Wetworks #14
What If?! Planet Hulk
X-Men #204
X-Men: Die by the Sword #2 (OF 5)
X-Men: First Class vol 2 #5


Batman: Gotham by Gaslight TP – One of the best Elseworlds stories of all time is available again in trade paperback! A seminal Mike Mignola story that any Batman fan worth his salt should read, this was also one of the highlights of DC’s Elseworlds run. You’ve gotta read this one.

Countdown Special: The Flash 80-Pg Giant - The first in a series of 80-page specials, featuring classic stories of The Flash and his legendary Rogues Gallery! This book collects stories from the Silver Age comics The Flash #106, #113, #155 and #174, showcasing the first full appearance of the Rogues Galler, the Trickster, Pied Piper and more! Written by John Broome, art by Carmine Infantino, Joe Giella and Sid Greene, cover by Ryan Sook.

Foolkiller #1 (of 5) - Your notion of justice is about to be turned on its head as one tortured man comes face-to-face with a new kind of vigilante in Foolkiller #1. This is, really, kind of like the Punisher on crack. It’s crazy, but it should be good.

Gotham Underground #1 (of 8) - This 8-part epic explores the underbelly of the DC Universe and ties in to COUNTDOWN! Frank Tieri and COUNTDOWN's J. Calafiore team up to deliver an action-packed tale that features Batman, Robin, Nightwing, Batwoman and just about every other Gotham guest-star imaginable. As more and more evildoers seemingly disappear into thin air, Gotham City finds itself in the midst of a villainous vacuum. Who will rise to commandeer the remainder of Gotham's rogues? As several factions scramble to stake their claim, Batman and friends strategize a counter-attack!

Neozoic #1 - In NEOZOIC, a debut title from publisher Red 5 Comics, there’s nothing special about an 80-foot-long brachiosaurus lumbering past a group of human travelers. It’s been going on for millions of years. However, if those same humans hear the blood-thirty roars of a T-Rex, then it’s time to call the professional super-hunters of the Predator Defense League. Armed only with swords, arrows, warrior cunning, ruthless precision and a lifetime of training, these exceptionally skilled athletes keep the citizens of the walled city of Monanti from becoming a dinosaur’s breakfast. Doesn’t sound like real stories full of excellent characterization, but everything I’ve read about it says it is. Definitely give this one a look-see.

What If?! Planet Hulk - Finally, the one story you demanded: what if Banner, not the Hulk, landed on Sakaar? Could this peaceful planet have tamed the savage Hulk? And then, what if Hulk died and his wife instead led the army against Earth? Hmm. DEFINITELY worth a read.


See You at Haven!!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Wednesday's Comics! (10-17-07)

ANNIHILATION BOOK 1 TP
AQUAMAN SWORD OF ATLANTIS #57
ARMY @ LOVE #8
AVENGERS CLASSIC #5
BIRDS OF PREY #111
BOYS #11
BRAVE AND THE BOLD #7
CAPTAIN AMERICA #31 CWI
CAPTAIN AMERICA CHOSEN #3 (OF 6)

CATWOMAN #72
CHECKMATE #19
CONAN #45
COUNTDOWN 28
DAILY BUGLE NOVEMBER
DEATH OF THE NEW GODS #1 (OF 8)
DEATH OF THE NEW GODS VAR ED #1 (OF 8)

DEVI #14
DMZ #24
DRAGONLANCE CHRONICLES VOL 3 #4 (OF 12)
EX MACHINA #31
FABLES #66
GENE SIMMONS HOUSE OF HORRORS #2
GI JOE AMERICAS ELITE #28
GRIMM FAIRY TALES RETURN TO WONDERLAND #3 (OF 7)
HELLBOY DARKNESS CALLS #3 (OF 6) – S/O #15
HIGHWAYMEN #5 (OF 5)
JOHN WOO'S SEVEN BROTHERS SERIES 2 #2
JUNGLE GIRL #2
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #14
KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #131
LAZARUS #1 (OF 3)
MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #29
MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #2
MARVEL ILLUSTRATED TREASURE ISLAND #5 (OF 6)
MARVEL SELECT ZOMBIES HULK AF – S/O #64
MARVEL ZOMBIES 2 #1 (OF 5)
MIGHTY AVENGERS #5 CWI

NEW EXCALIBUR #24
NICOLAS CAGES VOODOO CHILD #4
PENANCE RELENTLESS #2 (OF 5)
POWERS #26
PRIMORDIA #1 (OF 3)
RED SONJA #26
SHADOWPACT #18
SNAKEWOMAN VOL 2 TALE OF THE SNAKE CHARMER #4
SPIDER-MAN FAMILY #5
STAR TREK YEAR FOUR #3
STAR TREK YEAR FOUR #4
STAR WARS CLONE WARS ADVENTURES VOL 9 TP
STARKWEATHER IMMORTAL #1 (OF 4)
SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL #7
SWORD #1
TERROR INC #3 (OF 5)
ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #47
ULTIMATE X-MEN #87
ULTIMATE X-MEN ZOMBIE VAR #87 – S/O #64
UMBRELLA ACADEMY APOCALYPSE SUITE #2 (OF 6)
WOLVERINE ORIGINS #18
WONDERLAND #5
X-MEN EMPEROR VULCAN #2 (OF 5)

Death of the New Gods #1 (of 8) - The title says it all! For months now readers have witnessed the unimaginable and unthinkable as New Gods across the DCU have seemingly died, with Lightray's death in COUNTDOWN the biggest of them all. Now, the carnage continues but the mystery and adventure is just beginning! Jim Starlin — master of the cosmic odyssey — writes and illustrates this epic tale of death and destruction on a scale never seen before. With a cast of hundreds and cameos by the entire DCU, this intergalactic 8-part series cannot be missed!

Lazarus #1 (of 3) - James Lazarus suddenly finds himself on the run at the behest of his girlfriend, Dr. Emily Hoffman. Run off the road and left for dead, Lazarus rises and begins his urgent search to figure out who is responsible for attacking them and why. What he discovers is that like his namesake, Lazarus is immortal -- only it's in the most painful way. Written by Juan E. Ferreyra and Diego Cortes, art and cover by Ferreyra.

Marvel Zombies 2 #1 (of 5) - This amazing sequel limited series reunites Robert Kirkman and Sean Phillips as they continue the amazing smash hit series that won two Spike TV Scream Awards (Best Comic Book Series and Best Comic Book Artist: Sean Philips), and went back to press numerous times, both in single issues and in collections. Each issue of Marvel Zombies 2 features gorgeous new zombie interpretations of classic Marvel covers by the critically acclaimed Arthur Suydam! What awaits the Marvel Zombies back on Earth is beyond anything even they (or you) could have possibly conceived! Will any of these monsters rediscover their humanity? Or will the fledgling human population find that their days are numbered?

Primordia #1 (of 3) - In a world of primeval fantasy, a wood nymph adopts a pair of human infants abandoned in the ancient forest of the woodfolk, and they grow to exhibit mysterious powers of sorcery. Driniel is the night-wanderer, summoning demons for his arcane pleasures, while his brother Alleyr is the flame of valor, rising to esteem in the ranks of the woodfolk hunters. The Woodking's daughter, Vega, finds herself torn between them, yet even her love for them cannot sway her father when their brutal natures manifest, and his judgment is severe: exile back into the savage world of Man!


See you at Haven!

Monday, October 01, 2007

Wednesday's Comics! (10-3-07)

Action Comics #856
All New Atom #16
Amory Wars #3 (OF 5) – S/O #11
Annihilation Book 1 TP
Bomb Queen IV #2 (OF 4)
Boys vol 1 TP
Buffy the Vampire Slayer #7
Conan #44
Countdown 30
Countdown: Search for Ray Palmer – Crime Society #1
Daily Bugle October
Deadman #13
Detective Comics #837
Dragon’s Lair #3 – Shortage Replacement
Exiles #99
Faker #4 (OF 6)
Gamekeeper #5
Gold Digger Annual 2007
Green Lantern Corps #16
Howard the Duck #1 (OF 4)
Howard the Duck Zombie Variant #1 (OF 4) – S/O #64
Infinity Inc #2
Iron & the Maiden #3
Iron Man: Enter the Mandarin #2 (OF 6)
Jack of Fables #15
JLA Hitman #2 (OF 2)
Jonah Hex #24
JLA #13 CVR A – Shortage Replacement
Lobster Johnson & the Iron Prometheus #2 (OF 5)
Looney Tunes #155
Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #32
Marvel Max Sampler 2007
Marvel Zombies Dead Days Poster – S/O #64
Metal Men #3 (OF 8)
Metamorpho Year One #1 (OF 6)
Midnighter #12
Ms Marvel #20
Ms Marvel Zombie Variant #20 – S/O #64
New Battlestar Galactica Season Zero #2
Nightwing #137
Omega Unknown #1 (OF 10)
Previews vol XVII #10
Robin #166
Sadhu: The Silent Ones #2
Samurai: Heaven & Earth vol 2 TP
Shanna She-Devil, Survival of the Fittest #3 (OF 4)
Super Villain Team-Up: MODOK’s 11 #4 (OF 5)
Supergirl #22
Tales of Raphael: Bad Moon Rising #3 (OF 4)
Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Cyborg Superman #1
Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Parallax #1
Transformers: Devastation #1
Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite #1 (OF 6)
Uncanny X-Men #491
Uncle Scrooge 60th Anniversary Halloween Ashcan
Usagi Yojimbo #106
Vinyl Underground #1
Wolverine Annual: Deathsong #1

Howard the Duck #1 (OF 4) - It's 2007, Steve Gerber is not writing for Marvel and yet there is a new Howard the Duck mini-series coming out. Why? The character has never proven successful as anything beyond a means for Gerber to kick pop culture in the groin and nick its wallet. When he stopped writing the original series in 1978, after one of the earliest and most publicised creator-rights conflicts in comics, it staggered on without him like a headless chicken before collapsing a few issues later. Marvel's attempt to reinvent the series as a bimonthly magazine in the '80s lasted for just nine issues, though each of them was infinitely superior to the Lucasfilm movie version. The fact that, barring a few random guest spots here and there, nobody bothered with Howard until Gerber returned for the six-issue MAX mini-series in 2001 speaks volumes. By the way, those guest spots were just plain baffling. Who thought it would be a good idea to have Howard the Duck join Generation X to fight Black Tom Cassiday? He is not a superhero, he is a cipher through which the world can be deconstructed by a cynical observer. He is a Vertigo character in the Marvel Universe, trapped in a world he never made.

Lobster Johnson & the Iron Prometheus #2 (of 5) - The Lobster and Jim delve deeper into the sinister forces behind Professor Gallaragas's mysterious disappearance and discover a conspiracy wilder than they could possibly have imagined, with Nazis, Tibetan cultists, and a prophesy whose fulfillment could mean the end of the world . . .

Metamorpho Year One #1 (of 6) - Adventurer Rex Mason is a star — as the host of the reality series Treasure Quest, he travels the world on the hunt for the world's hidden riches, and it's all to help line the pockets of one of the world's richest men: Simon Stagg. When Mason's latest quest leads him to Egypt to recover the mysterious Orb of Ra, his life will be forever changed. What other surprises are in store? Find out in Metamorpho Year One!

Omega Unknown #1 (of 10) - The story of a mute, reluctant superhero from another planet, and the earthly teenager with whom he shares a strange destiny -- and the legion of robots and nanoviruses that have been sent from afar to hunt the two of them down. Created in 1975 by Steve Gerber and Mary Skrenes, the original Omega The Unknown lasted only ten issues but was a legend to those who recall it -- an ahead-of-its-time tale of an anti-hero, inflected with brilliant ambiguity. One of Omega's teenage fans was award-winning novelist Jonathan Lethem, who has used the original as a springboard for a superbly strange, funny, and moving graphic novel in ten chapters.

Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite #1 (of 6) - Once, the Umbrella Academy was unstoppable. Under the tutelage of their guardian and mentor, Dr. Reginald Hargreeves, its members spent their childhoods fighting evil and honing their extraordinary gifts.

Until something went terribly wrong.


Now, nine years later, the estranged members of the Umbrella Academy are reunited by the death of the only parent they've ever known and the rise of a new and terrible threat. Will they be able to overcome their history for long enough to save the world-one more time?

See you at HAVEN!!