Saturday, December 29, 2007

First New Comics of 2008!! (1-4-08)

All New Atom #19
Anita Blake VH: Guilty Pleasures #7 (OF 12)
Annihilation Conquest #3 (OF 6)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer #10
Countdown: Lord Havok/Extremists #3 (OF 6)
Countdown 17
Countdown to Mystery #4 (OF 8)
Detective Comics #840
Doktor Sleepless #4
Dragonlance Chronicles vol 3 #6 (OF 12)
Dynamo 5 #10
End League #1
Exiles: Days of Then & Now
Fantastic Four Omnibus HC vol 2 – S/O #28
Forgotten Realms: Halfling’s Gem #3
Girls vol 2: Emergence TP – S/O #11
Girls vol 3: Survival TP – S/O #11
Girls vol 4: TP – S/O #11
Gold Digger #91
Gold Digger Sourcebook #12
Gravel #0
Hedge Knight 2: Sworn Sword #4 (OF 6)
Howard the Duck #4 (OF 4)
Jonah Hex #27
Justice League Unlimited #41
Knights of the Dinner Table #134
Lobster Johnson & the Iron Prometheus #5 (OF 5)
Marvel Minimates Zombies: Iron Man & Black Panther – S/O #64
Metal Men #5 (OF 8)
Midnighter #15
Moon Knight #14
Ms Marvel #23
North Wind #1 (OF 4)
Northlanders #2
Powers vol 11: Secret Identity TP
Previews vol XVIII #1
Pride of Baghdad SC
Shark-Man #1
Silver Surfer: In Thy Name #3 (OF 4)
Sonic X #28
Star Wars Legacy #18
Supergirl #25
Tales from the Crypt #4
Teen Titans: Year One #1 (OF 6)
Thunderbolts #118
Ultimate Human #1 (OF 4)
Uncanny X-Men #494 Bianchi Variant
Uncanny X-Men #494 MC
Usagi Yojimbo #108
Wildstorm Revelations #1 (OF 6)

End League #1 - A thematic merging of The Lord of the Rings and Watchmen, The End League follows a cast of the last remaining supermen and women as they embark on a desperate and perilous journey through a world dominated by evil, in hopes of locating the one remaining artifact that can save humanity-the Hammer of Thor. For his return to the world of comics renowned artist Mat Broome (WildC.A.T.S.) teams up with critically acclaimed writer Rick Remender (Fear Agent) for this, Dark Horse Comics's newest superhero series.

Gravel #0 – This is the first issue in a new ongoing series featuring the character William Gravel, the star of Strange Kiss. The creation of writer Warren Ellis (Black Summer) and artist Mike Wolfer (Streets of Glory), Strange Kiss was a series of six mini-series Avatar published from 1999 to 2004. If you’re a Warren Ellis fan, well, this is more of the same hard-hitting stuff he’s famous for at the indie publishers.

North Wind #1 - From the creator of the ABC TV show Traveler! An Ice Age Mad Max that's a blockbuster action story in widescreen style! Civilization itself is at risk as a new hero is born into a futuristic, barbaric time period. A tyrant has risen, and his reign will clash with the arrival of The North Wind! This one looks awesome, folks – Definitely give it a try!

Shark-Man #1 - the story of a death-row prisoner forced to protect a Utopian city from the cancer of organized crime. Imagine 1930's Chicago crossed with a futuristic Venice, Italy. Tom Gaskill has been falsely convicted of murder and the theft of an entire city's wealth. Now he must protect New Venice City, the ocean city his father built, with the help of a submarine designed to be the ocean's greatest weapon. Sounds like an iffy book, but everything I’ve read about this suggests it’s worth checking out.

Ultimate Human #1 - It’s the Ultimate war between the Hulk and Iron Man! Desperate for a cure to his dark disease, scientist Bruce Banner begs Tony Stark for a release from the curse of the Hulk! Stark agrees, but in the midst of the experimentation, something goes horribly wrong. And you know what happens next: man and monster collide! Be there as writer Warren Ellis (Ultimate Galactus) begins his next Ultimate epic—and is joined by amazing artist Cary Nord (Conan)!

Wildstorm Revelations #1 - a biweekly 6-part adventure to save the WildStorm Universe by writers Scott Beatty (BATGIRL: YEAR ONE) & Christos Gage (STORMWATCH: PHD, WILDSTORM ARMAGEDDON) and rising-star artist Wes Craig! The rogue Coda warrior Nemesis, following her harrowing post-apocalyptic vision, must find Backlash and Savant to help her unlock the secrets of the coming destruction. But can anything stem the tide of darkness? Step one to fitting together the pieces of the intricate puzzle: infiltrate the world's most powerful and influential super-humans' headquarters and raid their database!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Oh My Gotham! HUUUUUUUUGE Comics Week (12-27-07)!!!

52 Aftermath: The Four Horsemen #5 (OF 6)
Action Comics #860
Amazing Spider-Man #545 OMD
Art of HP Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos HC – S/O #6
Authority Prime #3 (OF 6)
Avengers Initiative #8
Badger Saves the World #1 (OF 5)

Batman #672
Black Panther #33
Blue Beetle #22
Bomb Queen IV #4 (OF 4)
Brave and the Bold #9
Captain America #33
Captain Marvel #2 (OF 5)

Conan #47
Countdown Arena #4 (OF 4)
Countdown to Adventure #5 (OF 8)
Countdown 18
Crime Bible: The Five Lessons of Blood #3 (OF 5)
Dan Dare #2 (OF 7)
Daredevil #103
Death of the New Gods #4 (OF 8)
Devi #16
Fables vol 5: The Mean Seasons TP – S/O #53, #66
Fantastic Four: Isla de Muerte One-Shot
Flash #235
Flash, Fastest Man Alive: Full Throttle TP
GI Joe: Storm Shadow #7
Giant Size Avengers Special #1
Gotham Underground #3 (OF 9)
Green Lantern #26
Green Lantern Sinestro Corps Secret Files #1

House of M Avengers #3 (OF 5)
Hulk vs Fin Fang Foom One-Shot
Iron Man #24
Jack of Fables #18
JLA Classified #49
JSA Classified #33
Legion of Superheroes #37
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen vol 1 TP
Marvel Illustrated: Picture of Dorian Gray #1 (OF 6)
Marvel Previews January 2008
Marvel Spotlight: X-Men Messiah Complex
Marvel Zombies 2 #3 (OF 5)
New Warriors #7

Planetary vol 1: All Over the World & Other Stories TP
Previews vol XVIII #1
Punisher #53
Shrugged #7
Star Wars 30th Anniversary Collection vol 11: Union HC
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic #24
Teen Titans #54
Teen Titans Go #50
Thor #5
Ultimate Fantastic Four #49
Ultimate Power #9 (OF 9)
Ultimate Spider-Man #117

Uncle Sam & the Freedom Fighters #4 (OF 8)
Wildcats: Armageddon #1
Wizard Magazine #196
X-Men #206 MC
X-Men: Emperor Vulcan #4 (OF 5)
X-Men First Class vol 2 #7
X-Men: Messiah Complex Mutant Files MC

Amazing Spider-Man #545 OMD - 'ONE MORE DAY' PART 4 The riveting conclusion to the most-talked about -- and controversial -- comics event of the year. Brought to you by J. Michael Straczynski and Joe Quesada. Brace yourself, Spidey fans; after this, nothing will be the same for Peter Parker! The stakes have never been higher. At his darkest hours -- and he's had plenty -- Peter has always had one shoulder to lean on, one person who'd remind him who he is, who he was, and who he can be. Now he's about to lose that person. What will he do...what would you do, if you only had 'One More Day?' I know what I’d do – I’d run out and make an appointment wit’ da fishes in the Hudson for one Joe Quesada. That’s what I’d do.

Avengers Initiative #8 - 'Fresh Meat' Training is almost over for our cadets. Some will graduate. Some will washout. And, yes, some WILL die! It all starts here, in the Initiative's biggest story to date! And with the clock ticking on the first class of recruits, get ready to meet the next batch! Including new Marvels, old Marvels, at least one SKRULL, and...THE IRREDEEMABLE GIANT-MAN? Also, with the Gauntlet out of commission, just wait until you meet Camp Hammond's new Drill Instructor... he's a real Taskmaster!

Batman #672 - The Gotham Police HQ is taken over by the mysterious Third Batman who begins to kill cops, working his way towards Jim Gordon as he tells his tale and waits for his prize: the life of the Dark Knight, in exchange for the lives of the precinct cops. What dark secret from Batman's past lies behind the creation of the Impostor Batmen? Guest starring Bat-Mite! Now that Ra’s al Ghul is back, please return to your regularly scheduled Grant Morrison weirdness.

Fantastic Four: Isla de Muerte One-Shot - Puerto Rico...island of beauty, intrigue and, for one ever-lovin', blue-eyed visitor…a pile full of danger! Ben Grimm has been keeping a secret from his teammates for years. But when Reed, Sue and Johnny investigate, the mystery brings them to the tropics, face-to-face with an old nemesis and a monstrous creature known as…EL CHUPACABRAS!! All we can say is, '¡¡QUE EL MÍO SEA MARVEL!!

Giant Size Avengers Special #1 - As the Avengers battle to take down the Serpent Society, the team recalls never-before-told tales of their past! Watch as: Spider-Man tries to integrate into a team and learns a thing or two about history, Luke Cage and Wolverine go toe-to-toe against a terrifying cosmic foe, Henry Peter Gyrich becomes an unlikely hero on an unlikely world, and Jarvis the butler cleans house…after some robot Vikings drop by unexpectedly. On top of all that-it's the return of the critically-acclaimed Fin Fang Four by Scott Grey and Roger Langridge! That's 55 pages of all-new comics, PLUS classic reprints from Avengers history!

Hulk vs Fin Fang Foom One-Shot - Prepare yourself for a showdown of epic proportions. The gamma irradiated goliath, the Hulk, faces off against the mighty Marvel monster, Fin Fang Foom. This action-packed double-sized one-shot will take two of Marvel's BIGGEST… GREENEST monsters, and pit them against one-another. And you can be sure that when these big brutal beasts collide, ain't nobody gonna be happy. So place you're bets folks, cause this one's going to make it into the last rounds… My money is on the FOOM! Plus, classic slugfests from the past!

Ultimate Power #9 (of 9) - The final chapter in this lauded limited series finds the two teams-the Ultimates and the Squadron Supreme poised for the cataclysmic climax that will decide the fate of two worlds! And the ending is more than mortal minds can imagine!

See you at Haven!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Massive Merry Christmas Comics Week!! (12/19/07)

Army @ Love #10
Avengers Classic #7
Batman & the Outsiders #3
Birds of Prey #113
Black Diamond Detective Agency SC – S/O #17
Cable/Deadpool #48
Captain America: Chosen #5 (OF 6)
Captain Carrot & the Final Ark #3 (OF 3)
Catwoman #74
Checkmate #21
Countdown Arena #3 (OF 4)
Countdown: Ray Palmer/Superwoman/Batwoman #1
Countdown Special: The Atom 80-Pg Giant #2 (OF 2)
Countdown 19
Detective Comics #839 (GHUL)
Ex Machina #33
Exiles #100
Fables vol 8: Wolves TP – S/O #7
Foolkiller #3 (OF 5)
GI Joe: America’s Elite #30
Green Arrow/Black Canary #3 Variant – Shortage Replacement
Green Lantern #25
Grendel: Behold the Devil #2 (OF 8)
Haunted Mansion vol 1: Welcome Foolish Mortals HC
Hero by Night #1
Immortal Iron Fist #11
Incredible Hulk #112
Iron Man: Enter the Mandarin #4 (OF 6)
Jack of Fables vol 1: Nearly Great Escape TP – S/O #7
JLA #16
Kiss 4K: Kissmas Special - S/O #77
Legion of Superheroes in the 31st Century #9
Long Count #1 (OF 6)
Madame Mirage #4
Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four #31
Marvel Holiday Special
Marvel Illustrated: Illiad #1
Marvel Zombies: Book of Angels, Demons, & Monstrosities
Metamorpho Year One #6 (OF 6)
Mighty Avengers #6 CWI
New X-Men #45 MC
Painkiller Jane #4
Red Sonja #28
Rex Mundi #9
Robert E. Howard’s Conan: Frost Giant’s Daughter 1-Shot
Scooby Doo #127
Shadowpact #20
She-Hulk 2 #24
Sonic the Hedgehog #183
Star Trek Aliens Spotlight: Orions
Star Trek Year Four #5
Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures vol 10 TP - S/O #23
Star Wars Dark Times #7
Superman #671
Superman/Batman #44
Terror Inc #4 (OF 5)
The Order #6
Ultimate Fantastic Four vol 9: Silver Surfer TP
Ultimate X-Men #89
Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite #4 (OF 6)
Voodoo Child #6
Walt Disney’s Three Musketeers
Watchmen TP

What If?! Civil War
Wolverine: Firebreak One Shot

Wolverine Origins #20
World of Warcraft #2
World War Hulk: Warbound #1 (OF 5) WWH

X-Men First Class vol 2 #6

Detective Comics #839 (Ghul) - The startling climax of 'The Resurrection of Ra's al Ghul'! A secret surrounding Ra's' lineage is revealed! Everything comes to a head at Nanda Parbat as Batman, Robin, Nightwing and Damian face off against the eternal might of Ra's al Ghul!

Exiles #100 - Adios, Exiles! They've left their footprints across the multiverse for a hundred issues, but what threat will make Blink and Co. close up shop for good? It's not what you expect! And what's this we hear about an all NEW EXILES? That’s right, Exiles fans, it ain’t over til it’s over, and this show is not over. Check back here next month for New Exiles #1!

Haunted Mansion vol 1: Welcome Foolish Mortals TP – Featuring a variety of stories based on the Haunted Mansion of the Disney parks, this book is a must have for any self-respecting Disney geek! Not only do you get some history on the 999 Happy Haunts and the mansion itself, you also get a story by Haven’s own Andy and Alice Price! If you ask nicely, they’ll even autograph it for you, ladies and gentlemen.

Long Count #1 (of 6) – According to the Mayan calendar, which has proven to be eerily accurate over the course of time, 2012 is the year of the Long Count. For anyone wondering, that’s not good. That means it’s the end of the world; our 5,000 year cycle is over, and the world is ending. This book is based on that premise, and should definitely be worth checking out.

Robert E. Howard’s Conan: The Frost Giant’s Daughter 1-Shot – That’s right, all you Howard/Conan fans, it’s Conan’s 75th Birthday! While the Cimmerian may be seasoned, he's still going strong, as Dark Horse celebrates the barbarian's birthday with the first in a series of special-edition reprints of their adaptations of Robert E. Howard stories--with cover art by definitive Conan illustrator Frank Frazetta. The Frost Giant's Daughter reprints Conan #2 and features Frazetta's origal cover painting "The Frost Giants," first seen on the jacket of Lancer's 1969 edition Conan of Cimmeria. This was a great issue in this fabulous series, so if you’ve been hesitant to check out Conan’s latest comic series, give this a whirl.

Watchmen TP – One of the classic comic stories in the history of the medium, every self-respecting comic geek should read this book at least once. Also, there’s a movie coming out next year that promises to be very, very good. If it’s been a while since you’ve read it and you want to give your memory a good kickstart, picking up this trade would be the way to do it.

Wolverine: Firebreak 1-Shot - A brand-new, stand-alone story by X-MEN's Mike Carey and OMEGA FLIGHT's Scott Kolins! Everyone knows that Wolverine is an expert tracker, but what about when he's been blinded? The fighting Canadian must lead a vacationing family out of the woods, using only his 4 remaining senses and the help of that same family. Things get more complicated, however, with a visit from Advanced Idea Mechanics. Also, as an added bonus: a special back-up story by Macon Blair (24Seven) and Vasilis Lolos (Pirates of Coney Island).

World War Hulk: Warbound #1 - The puny humans hate the Warbound, the savage alien monsters who joined the Hulk in his quest for vengeance against the heroes of Earth. But when new horrors arise in the New Mexico desert, the puny humans might just learn that a savage alien monster or two can be pretty handy in a pinch. What is Gammaworld? Which deadly enemy from the Hulk's past has returned? And who here dares to learn what it is to be Warbound, in life and death, whatever may come?

See you at Haven!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The Wheel of Time Turns...

This just in from CNN:

Brandon Sanderson, author of the fantasy "Mistborn" series, will finish Robert Jordan's final novel. Jordan, whose real name was James Oliver Rigney Jr., died from a blood disease in September in South Carolina. He was working on the 12th book in his "Wheel of Time" fantasy series at the time of his death. More than 44 million books in the "Wheel of Time" series have been sold worldwide, according to publisher Tor Books. The final book is titled "A Memory of Light." "To me, Robert Jordan is still kind of a mythological figure," Sanderson told the Daily Herald of Provo. "I would have done this with no credit and no payment, to be perfectly honest."

Sanderson, whose first novel, "Elantris," was published in 2005, has four books in print. Jordan's widow and the book's editor, Harriet Popham Rigney, said she was "absolutely delighted" that Sanderson agreed to finish it. "He left copious notes and hours of audio recordings," Rigney said in a statement on Tor Books' Web site. Jordan's books tells of Rand al'Thor, who is destined to become the champion who will battle ultimate evil in a mythical land. The first title in the series, "The Eye of the World," was published in 1990.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Wednesday's Comics!! (12/12/07)

After the Cape II #2 (OF 3)
Amazing Spider-Girl #15
Angelus Pilot Season #1
Ant Unleashed #1
Astounding Wolf-Man #4 – S/O #11
Atomic Robo #3 (OF 6) - S/O #11
Bat Lash #1 (OF 6)
Battlestar Galactica Origins #1
Black Adam: The Dark Age #5 (OF 6)
Black Mist #2 (OF 2)
Booster Gold #5
Boys #13
BPRD: Killing Ground #5 (OF 5)
Bride of Frankenstein vol 1: Pandora’s Bride Novel
Captain Carrot & the Final Ark #3 (OF 3)
Chronicles of Wormwood: Last Enemy GN
Civil War Chronicles #6
Countdown Arena #2 (OF 4)
Countdown: Search for Ray Palmer: Red Son #1
Countdown Special: The Atom 80-Pg Giant #1 (OF 2)
Countdown 20
Darkness #1
DC: The New Frontier vol 2 TP – S/O #15
Death of the New Gods #1 (OF 8) – S/O#64
Devi #15
DF: Captain America #25 Variant SIGNED
DMZ #26
Fables #68
Fantastic Four #552
Gen 13 #15
Ghost Rider #18
Giant Size Avengers: Mischief
Gold Digger Christmas Special #1
Green Arrow/Black Canary #3
Green Lantern #25
Green Lantern Corps #19
Grimm Fairy Tales #19
Highlander: Way of the Sword #1
JLA Classified #48
Marvel Comics Presents #4
Marvel Illustrated: Man in the Iron Mask #6 (OF 6)
New Avengers #37
New Warriors #6
Nexus Origin One Shot
Nightwing #139 (GHUL)
Nova #9
Pirates of Coney Island #6 (OF 8)
Potter’s Field #3 (OF 3)
Punisher War Journal #14
Rachel Grey Bust – S/O #53
Salvation Run #2 (OF 7)
Simon Dark #3
Spider-Man Family #6
Spider-Man/Red Sonja #5 (OF 5)
Stormwatch Armageddon #1
Streets of Glory #3 (OF 6)
Suicide Squad: Raise the Flag #4 (OF 8)
Superman Confidential #10
Tales of Sinestro Corps: Ion #1
Ultimate Iron Man II #1 (OF 4)
Walking Dead #45
Warhammer 40K: Blood & Thunder #2 (OF 5)
Wolverine #60
Wonder Girl #4 (OF 6)
Wonder Woman #15
Wormwood One Shot
X-Factor #26 MC
X-Men: Die by the Sword #5 (OF 5)
Y The Last Man vol 1: Unmanned TP – S/O #3
Y The Last Man vol 2: Cycles TP – S/O #3
Y The Last Man vol 3: One Small Step TP – S/O #3
Y The Last Man vol 4: Safeword TP – S/O #3

Ant Unleashed #1 – The Ant started out as an underground comic character, like most independent books do, and she’s now on her 3rd or 4th publisher. Hopefully, this new publisher will provide a more permanent home for this very cool character. If you haven’t read Ant before, you should definitely give it a try; this is cool stuff!

Bat Lash #1 (of 6) – Will he save the West - or ruin it? Acclaimed Western novelist Peter Brandvold (Rogue Lawman, .45-Caliber Deathtrap) teams up with Bat Lash co-creator Sergio Aragones (Groo, MAD) to answer that question as BAT LASH begins! This 6-issue miniseries recounts the origin story of the most unusual cowboy of them all as young Bat Lash braves a corrupt sheriff and a greedy rancher just to woo a rancher's lovely daughter. With interior art by the legendary John Severin (DESPERADOES) and beautiful covers by Walter Simonson, BAT LASH is a classic Western high adventure made fresh and exciting for today! Western comics are back in a big way, thanks to the awesome Lone Ranger comic, and this one looks really, really good. Check it out!

Darkness #1 – Marc Silvestri’s Darkness character has been in and out of comics for the past several years, with hit and miss storylines. Now that there’s a big-budget, major motion picture of Darkness coming out, Top Cow is determined to make the comic a viable best-seller again. Take a look at this new iteration and let me know what you think!

DF Captain America #25 Variant SIGNED – Alright, boys and girls, this is it! The death of Captain America issue, signed by legendary Cap creator Joe Simon and current writer Ed Brubaker. I’ve only got my hands on one of these bad boys and it’s going to go fast. This is first come, first served, so drop me an email or call me and let me know if you’re interested.

Salvation Run #2 (of 7) – The people of the DC Universe’s Earth are tired of having their lives thrown into chaos by rampaging, high powered villains. So they find a planet far, far away that is relatively danger free and will support life, then they send all the bad guys there, with no way to get back. This is one heck of a penal colony, with the worst of the worst of the DC villains, all having to get along with each other in order to survive. This is some good stuff, folks! You should be reading this!

Ultimate Iron Man II #1 (of 4) – Orson Scott Card is back, chronicling the history of Ultimate Iron Man! The previous Ultimate Iron Man mini-series kind of left us hanging, so this new series is a welcome addition to the Ultimate universe catalogue. If you’ve read the first limited series or you’ve been a fan of Ultimates, this book is a must for you – you’re definitely going to want to get in on this action!

See you at Haven!