Saturday, November 03, 2007

First November Comics Strike It Rich! (11-7-07)

All New Atom #17
Annihilation Conquest #1 (OF 6)
Annihilation Conquest: Star Lord #4 (OF 4)
Astonishing X-Men #23
Atlantis Rising #1
Buffy the Vampire Slayer #8
Cairo HC
Countdown: Search for Ray Palmer – Red Rain #1
Countdown Special: Jimmy Olson 80-Pg Giant
Countdown to Final Crisis 25
Dark Tower: Gunslinger Born Premiere HC
Dr. Who Magazine #388
Fantastic Four #551
Ghosting #3
GI Joe: Data Desk Handbook A-M
Grimm Fairy Tales: Return to Wonderland #4 (OF 6)
Groo: Hell on Earth #1 (OF 4)
Hellboy: Darkness Calls #6 (OF 6)

Heroes HC
Highlander #12
Howard the Duck #2 (OF 4)
Immortal Iron Fist #10
Infinity, Inc. #3
Iron & the Maiden #4
Iron Man: Enter the Mandarin #3 (OF 6)
Jonah Hex #25
Justice League Unlimited #39
Knights of the Dinner Table #132
Lobster Johnson & the Iron Prometheus #3 (OF 5)
Looney Tunes #156
Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #33
Metal Men #4 (OF 8)
Metamorpho Year One #3 (OF 6)
Midnighter #13
Ms Marvel #21
Mystic Arcana: Sister Grimm
New Avengers Illuminati #5 (OF 5)
New Battlestar Galactica: Season Zero #3
Omega the Unknown #2 (OF 10)
PVP #36
Robin #168 (Ghul)
Shanna the She-Devil: Survival of the Fittest #4 (OF 4)
Silver Surfer: In Thy Name #1 (OF 4)
Sonic X #26
Star Trek Aliens Spotlight: Vulcans
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Handbook
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic #22
Star Wars: Legacy #17
Super Villains Team-Up: MODOK’s 11 #5 (OF 5)
Supergirl #23
Superman #670
Superman Confidential #7 – S/O #54
Tales from the Crypt #3
Tales of TMNT #40
The Order #4 CWI
Thunderbolts vol 1 HC: Faith in Monsters
Tranquility Armageddon #1
Uncanny X-Men #492 MC
Uncanny X-Men #492 MC – Silvestri Variant – S/O #3
Vinyl Underground #2
Witchblade #111
World War Hulk Gamma Corps #4 (OF 4) WWH
Y The Last Man #59


Annihilation Conquest #1 (of 6) – Just like last year’s surprise hit, Annihilation, Conquest pulls Marvel’s cosmic lineup back into the limelight and pits them all against a hugely formidable foe. The cosmic heroes who are still standing are defending the universe against the Phalanx, an opportunistic Borg-like organism looking to conquer a universe weakened by Annihilus’ Annihilation Wave that nearly destroyed everything. Much as it surprises me to say it, having never been a fan of any of Marvel’s cosmic characters, these are some extremely good stories. WELL WORTH checking out, folks!

Cairo HC - Set in bustling modern-day Cairo, this magical-realism thriller interweaves the lives of a drug runner, a down-on-his-luck journalist, an American expatriate, a young activist, an Israeli soldier, and a genie as they navigate the city's streets and spiritual underworld to find a stolen hooka sought by a wrathful gangster-magician. Sounds odd, yes, but this new graphic novel from Vertigo is getting a lot of really good buzz. If you liked Pride of Baghdad or if you’re a Fables fan, this should definitely garner a look-see.

Groo: Hell on Earth #1 (of 4) – Sergio Aragones’ Groo is back! Once a staple of the monthly comic book world, Groo disappeared for a long while. We started seeing new appearances a year or two back, and now he’s got a new limited series! If you’re already a Groo fan, you’ll definitely want to pick this up. If you don’t know who/what Groo is, there’s no real good way to explain it – you’ll just have to check it out and see for yourself!

Heroes HC - Yes, this is the TV show. We've got a lot of huge fans of the show at Haven, so toss your hats in the ring early if you want to get your hands on this handsome hardcover!

Silver Surfer: In Thy Name #1 (of 4) - In Thy Name takes Surfer into the farthest depths of space where he discovers a threat he can’t ignore! In this timely and relevant tale of a utopia taken over by an enlightened group who subjugate the masses in the name of the greater good, the Silver Surfer is drawn into their conflict and must choose a side. But can he possibly take action when he may be dealing with powers far greater—and deadlier—than his own? With the combination of dirty politics, organ stealing pirates, demonic beasts and more enemies waiting in the shadows, the former herald of Galactus is about to find out that heaven can indeed be hell!

Thunderbolts vol 1 HC: Faith in Monsters – Warren Ellis and Mike Deodato Jr’s run on Thunderbolts has been nothing short of AWESOME. This is one of the best comics out there right now, period. Ellis’ handling of this nasty rogue’s gallery taking down B-list heroes for the government in the name of registration is just incredible. He takes these little known characters no one cares about and makes you wish they had their own book. Really, when was the last time you cared about a character like Jack Flag or American Eagle? And Deodato’s artwork is spectacular. This is the first trade collecting issues from their amazing run – definitely pick this up, if you haven’t already.

Uncanny X-Men #492 MC – The Messiah Complex story continues! Last week’s one-shot, kicking off this huge crossover event, really hit the ground running and, if Brubaker can keep up the momentum, this is going to be huge. This is old-school, when-they-were-really-really-good X-Men, and I’m looking forward to more. Get in on the ground floor with this one, folks!

See you at Haven!

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