Monday, December 29, 2008

Avengers Initiative #20 DKR
Avengers/Invaders #7 (OF 12)
Back to Brooklyn #3 (OF 5)
Batman #684
Batman: Cacophony #2 (OF 3)
Captain America #45
Captain America #45 Villain Variant – S/O #64
Cyblade #2
Dr. Who: Forgotten #5
Dr. Who Magazine #402
Fantastic Four #562
Fantastic Four: Cosmic Special
Fantastic Four Premier HC: World’s Greatest
Final Crisis: Secret Files #1
George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice & Fire 2009 Calendar – S/O Carly!
Green Lantern #36
Guardians of the Galaxy #8
Incognito #1
Incredible Hercules #124
Incredible Hercules #124 Villain Variant – S/O #64
Jack of Fables #29
JLA #28
JSA #22
Knights of the Dinner Table #146
Legion of Superheroes #49
Madame Xanadu #7
Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four #43
Marvels: Eye of Camera #2 (OF 6)
Midnight Nation TP
New Exiles Annual #1
Northlanders #13
Punisher War Journal #26
Punisher War Zone #4 (OF 6)
Secret Invasion #5 (OF 8) Yu Sketch Variant – S/O #17
Sir Apropos of Nothing #3 (OF 5)
Stand: Captain Trips #4 (OF 5)
Star Wars: Clone Wars vol 2 TP: Crash Course – S/O #23
Star Wars: Legacy #31
Superman #683 New Krypton
Superman/Batman vs Vampires/Werewolves #6 (OF 6)
Teen Titans #66
Transformers: All Hail Megatron #6
Trinity #31
Ultimate Hulk Annual #1
Ultimate X-Men #99
Venom: Dark Origin #5 (OF 5)
Wanted GN
War Machine #1 DKR
War Machine #1 Villain Variant – S/O #64
War That Time Forgot #8 (OF 12)
What If?! Secret Wars
Wintermen Special #1 – S/O #105
Wizard Magazine #208
Wolverine #70
Wolverine: Manifest Destiny #3 (OF 4) MD
World of Warcraft #14
World of Warcraft: Ashbringer #3 (OF 4)
X-Files #2 (OF 6) – S/O #64
X-Force #10
X-Force #10 Villain Variant – S/O #64
X-Men: Magneto Testament #4 (OF 5)
X-Men: World’s Apart #3 (OF 4)
Yen Plus Magazine vol 02 #1
Young X-Men #9 MD

Fantastic Four: Cosmic Special – The World's Greatest Comic Magazine is about to go cosmic, thanks to comic book legend Cary Bates and artist Bing Cansino present the double-sized FANTASTIC FOUR COSMIC SPECIAL! When Reed and Ben return from an excursion in a pocket dimension they bring a nasty toxin back with them that requires The Fantastic Four to place themselves under quarantine in the Baxter Building for two days. No big deal, right? Wrong! What starts out as a series of petty squabbles along the lines of a typical episode of THE REAL WORLD quickly escalates to def-con 5 level life-and-death grudge matches that put Reed and Sue, Ben and Johnny at each other's throats. With all the adults going insane, it's up to young Valeria and Franklin to save the day--and their family--before no one under the Baxter roof is left alive! Plus, a classic FF story by John Byrne!Will the youngest members of the FF save the day? Find out in FANTASTIC FOUR COSMIC SPECIAL!

Final Crisis: Secret Files #1 – Finally, the secrets of this year's most talked about event can be revealed! Witness how Darkseid's death shattered the Multiverse, creating continuity ripples throughout the DC Universe! Submit to Darkseid and read the full Anti-Life Equation! This is a book you don't want to miss!

Incognito #1 – The most insane and evil super-villain comic you've ever read! What if you were an ex-super villain hiding out in Witness Protection - but all you could think about were the days when the rules didn't apply to you? Could you stand the toil of an average life after years of leaving destruction in your wake? And what if you couldn't stand it? What would you do then? INCOGNITO - a twisted mash-up of noir and super-heroics - by best-selling creators Ed Brubaker (The Death of Captain America) and Sean Phillips(Marvel Zombies) with Val Staples on colors.

Ultimate Hulk Annual #1 – Written by JEPH LOEB Pencils by MARKO DJURDJEVIC & ED MCGUINNESS Cover by BRANDON PETERSON It's the Ultimate Road Trip of the Year! The HULK and Zarda - a.k.a. Power Princess from the Squadron Supreme - team-up for the most wild cross-country smash-and-grab you can imagine! Guest-starring Captain America! Join the red-hot team of Jeph Loeb (HULK) and Marko Djurdjevic (THOR) as the mayhem breaks out as only it can in the Ultimate Universe!

War Machine #1 DKR – From the pages of IRON MAN and AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE, War Machine blasts into his own ongoing solo series! Across the globe, from the killing fields of Santo Marco to the blasted deserts of occupied Aqiria, butchers and tyrants are committing the most horrific atrocities imaginable. The outside world won't raise a finger to stop them, but now Jim Rhodes is on the job. And forget a finger – he’s raising a couple of ginormous shoulder mounted rocket cannons! From WORLD WAR HULK scribe Greg Pak and DEATHLOK artist Leonardo Manco comes the most shocking incarnation of War Machine you've ever seen – along with a surprisingly familiar supporting cast and one of the biggest villains in the Marvel Universe!

What If?! Secret Wars – From the Watcher’s Datalog: When a handful of Earth’s heroes and villains were kidnapped across several light years to the alien Battleworld to fight a Secret War, Doctor Doom thought he’d successfully stolen the power of the cosmic entity called the Beyonder. However, Doom was unaware he had only stolen a portion of the Beyonder’s near limitless abilities and the tables were turned, stripping the uber-villain of his newfound godhood. But what if? What if events occurred differently? What if Doom discovered his mistake before it was too late and won the Secret War? In other words…“What If Doctor Doom Kept the Beyonder’s Power?”

Wolverine #70 – Written by MARK MILLAR Pencils & Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN 'OLD MAN LOGAN' Fifty years ago the heroes of the Marvel Universe were massacred and as far as Old Man Logan is concerned, WOLVERINE died with them. During that final battle, something happened to Logan - something so traumatic that he hasn't popped his claws since. Now Logan lives out his days a shell of a man, his warrior spirit long since crushed by the horrible weight of the secret he carries with him. What happened? Finally, the darkest chapter in Logan's history can be told! MARK MILLAR and STEVE MCNIVEN's character defining run continues! Part 5 (of 8).

Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas Comics!! (12-24-08)

FLASH #247
NOVA #20
SHE-HULK 2 #36
THOR #12


ANGEL: SMILE TIME #1 – Joss Whedon's classic 'Smile Time' episode of Angel became a cult favorite and led to a comic book sequel, Spike: Shadow Puppets. Now look back at that fan-favorite episode, adapted here into an all-new, three-part miniseries by the Angel: Masks teams of Scott Tipton and original IDW Angel artist David Messina. The Angel Puppet gets his own variant photo cover, too.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THEATER OF WAR, AMERICA FIRST – In this second installment of a series exploring the storied history of America's greatest champion, Howard Chaykin pulls back the Iron Curtain on one of Captain America's wiliest nemeses -- Soviet Russia and her never-ending parade of spies, saboteurs, fifth columnistsÖso many we had to make this story double-sized! Before his role in 'The Death of Captain America,' no one was more patriotic than the Cap of the Fifties, even if he does have Steve Rogers' shoes to fill. Unfortunately, Nick Fury, a newly minted operative of the CIA, isn't about to let him off the hook that easily. But Cap and Fury better start working together, or they'll find themselves buried in Reds!

FARSCAPE #1 – Television's science fiction masterpiece Farscape returns! Farscape creator Rockne O'Bannon teams up with Farscape novelist Keith R.A. DeCandido (House of Cards) to continue his creation in comic book form right where the Peacekeeper Wars left off!Find out what's in store for John Crichton, Aeryn Sun, Rygel, Chiana, and the rest of the Moya crew! Do the comics tie into Sci-Fi Channel's upcoming webisodes? You know it, 'Scapers! Don't frelling miss this! Available with covers from Joe Corroney, Dennis Calero, and a photo cover from the series.

MISTER X, CONDEMNED #1 (OF 4) – Comic-book and graphic-design legend Dean Motter continues to reinvent his industry-changing creation in Mister X: Condemned!In a desperate attempt to rescue his citizens from the insanity -- inducing architecture that surrounds them, the mayor of Radiant City employs giant robots to demolish the most maddening buildings. That is, until one such mechanical monstrosity razes the sanctuary of a reclusive sect of architects -- with all 150 members inside! A freak accident or foul play? One man is determined to discover the truth -- the mysterious Mister X!

SECRET INVASION: REQUIEM #1 DKR – See how the Marvel Universe reacts to the death of Janet van Dyne, aka: The Wasp. If you like to see fallen heroes mourned by their friends and reviled by their enemies, this will be the issue for you!

VIGILANTE #1 – In New York City, crime is on the rise, and terror fills the streets. Gang warfare is escalating, and metahumans are being drafted into battle. Through the corruption and lawlessness, one man emerges to right the wrongs as only he can.So when a Super Hero conspiracy plot is brought to light, the Vigilante returns to find the traitor and mete out his own brand of justice - with extreme prejudice!Join us as writer Marv Wolfman (NEW TEEN TITANS, CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS) continues the street-level adventures of the mysterious new crime fighter he introduced in the pages of NIGHTWING.

WARHAMMER 40K: DEFENDERS OF ULTRAMAR #1 – Discover one of the fiercest fighting Chapters in the Universe - the Ultramarines 4th Company! Sergeant Learchus must take twenty-five newly recruited Battle Brothers on their first engagement, as they embark on an investigation of the lost patrol ship, Guilliman's Honour. What was a routine mission becomes much more when 4th Company encounters one of the Imperium's deadliest enemies! Writer Graham McNeill and artist Kevin Hopgood embark on a new chapter in the Empire's Imperium's fight for supremacy!

What If?! Spider-Man: Back in Black - On a terrible day not long ago, a single bullet tore into Peter Parker's beloved Aunt May, triggering a cascade of helplessness, revenge and desperation that finally cost Peter the life he had always known and almost cost Spider-Man everything he had ever stood for. But what if the bullet had found a different target? If Spider-Man was willing to break all his rules for the woman who raised him, how far would he go for the woman he loves? 'What If Mary Jane Had Been Shot Instead Of Aunt May?'

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Wednesday's Comics!! (12-17-08)

Age of Sentry #4 (OF 6)
Amazing Spider-Man #581
Amazing Spider-Man #581 Villain Variant – S/O #64
Amazing Spider-Man Family #3
Angel: After the Fall #15
Astonishing X-Men vol 1 TP: Gifted
Astonishing X-Men vol 2 TP: Dangerous
Astonishing X-Men vol 4 TP: Unstoppable - S/O #62
Avengers Initiative #19 SI
Batgirl #6 (OF 6)
Batman & the Outsiders #14
Batman: Dark Knight Returns TP – S/O #103
Batman: Private Casebook HC
Batman: The Killing Joke HC – S/O #103
Betty & Veronica #239
Birds of Prey #125
Black Terror #2
Black Widow TP
Buffy the Vampire Slayer #20
C E Murphy’s Take a Chance #1
Cable vol 1 HC: Messiah War - S/O #48
Captain America vol 1 HC: Death of Captain America
Captain America vol 1 TP: Winter Solder
Conan the Cimmerian #6
Cthulhu Tales #9
Dark Reign: New Nation
DCU Holiday Special 2008
Dead of Night: Devil Slayer #4 (OF 4)
Deadpool #5
Fables #79
Fall of Cthulhu: Godwar #4 (OF 4)
Ghost Rider #30
Greatest American Hero #1 (OF 3)
Hedge Knight II HC: Sworn Sword
Invincible Iron Man #8
Invincible Iron Man #8 Villain Variant – S/O #64
Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files: Storm Front #3 (OF 4)
Knights of the Dinner Table #144
Manhunter #37
Marvel Adventures Avengers #31
Mighty Avengers #20 DKR
Moon Knight #25
New Exiles #16
Princess Bride: Dread Pirate Roberts Action Figure
Punisher Max #65
Punisher War Zone #2 (OF 6)
Rex Mundi #15
Robin #181
Samurai Legend #4 (OF 4)
Spider-Man Noir #1 (OF 4)
Spider-Man Noir #1 (OF 4) Variant – S/O #17
Spirit #24
Squadron Supreme 2 #6
Star Trek: Last Generation #2
Star Wars Omnibus: Rise of the Sith TP – S/O #23
Stormwatch PhD #17
Super Friends #10
Supergirl #36 New Krypton
Tangent: Superman’s Reign #10 (OF 12)
Terra #4 (OF 4)
Thor: God Sized #1
Thunderbolts #127
Thunderbolts #127 Villain Variant – S/O #64
Tiny Titans #11
Transformers Revenge: Fallen Alliance Movie Prequel #1
Trinity #29
Ultimate Fantastic Four #59
Uncanny X-Men #505 MD
Uncanny X-Men #505 Villain Variant – S/O #64
Walking Dead #56
What If?! Newer Fantastic Four
X-Factor #38
X-Men: Kingbreaker #1 (OF 4)
X-Men Legacy #219
Zorro #9

C E Murphy’s Take a Chance #1 – What makes a hero? Driven to save lives after her son's murder, Frankie Kemp has spent years as a non-powered vigilante. But when a virus releases super-powered potential in much of the population, 'Chance' is left to face her child's shadow-sliding killer with nothing more than her wits and experience! Bestselling author C.E. Murphy, author of Urban Shaman and The Queen's Bastard, brings an all-new superhero adventure to life in Take a Chance!

Dark Reign: New Nation - The Invasion may be over, but the Dark Reign has just begun! As the dust settles and the heroes recuperate, a new power shall rise from the ashes—its name is Norman Osborn! Spinning out of Secret Invasion, Norman Osborn has gathered his secret cabal of villains and now he's in control! As anticipation builds and fans crave to know the fate of the Marvel's mightiest heroes, Marvel's pleased to debut this exciting new trailer! Check it out exclusively, right here, right now, below! It alls begins in SECRET INVASION: DARK REIGN, from the Eisner Award-winning team of Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev. Get the low down on things to come as the stage has been set for the next major era in Marvel Comics! Then, check out DARK REIGN: NEW NATION, featuring the Secret Warriors, the Agents of Atlas, War Machine, Ronin & Mockingbird and the Skrull Kill Crew, and learn the roles they all will play in this dark new world! In a world where evil now rules, things will never be the same again and Marvel's greatest heroes will have to find themselves new allies as new threats and enemies arise! It's the Marvel U. like you've never seen it before and it all begins with rise of the Dark Reign!

Greatest American Hero #1 (OF 3) – Believe it or not, it’s finally here! After 25 years, The Greatest American Hero returns with all new original stories and adventures! Stephen J. Cannell's beloved cult classic makes it debut to the comic book world!

Spider-Man Noir #1 (OF 4) – With great power, there must also come great responsibility - and when those in power abuse it, it's the people's responsibility to remove them. The year is 1933, and New York City is not-so-secretly run by corrupt politicians, crooked cops, big businesses…and suave gangland bosses like New York's worst, the Goblin. But when a fateful spider-bite gives the young rabble-rouser Peter Parker the power to fight the mobster who killed his Uncle Ben, will even that be enough? It's a tangled web of Great Depression pulp, with familiar faces like you've never seen them before!

Thor: God Sized #1 – His name was Skurge, and men and god alike knew him as Executioner…and the legend of his life and death reverberate across the walls of Heaven itself. In Asgard, though…no one can quite remember WHAT happened to him. How did he live? How did he die? And why does everyone in Asgard remember it differently? There's trickery at hand so vile even Loki joins Thor in trying to unravel it. Some comics are giant-sized. Some are king-sized. Only THIS comic can be called GOD-SIZED!

What If?! Newer Fantastic Four – The original Fantastic Four are dead, and a New Fantastic Four has taken their place! But what can the team of Iron Man, Hulk, Spider-Man and Wolverine do against a foe as powerful as Thanos---bearer of the Infinity Gauntlet? When it takes all the power of Iron Man's amazing new armor, all of Spider-Man's attitude, all the Hulk's brute strength, and all of Wolverine's underhanded tricks just to survive...what can the New Fantastic Four do to win? The answer lies within this cosmically power-packed issue!

X-Men: Kingbreaker #1 (OF 4) – WAR OF KINGS lead-in! The X-Men have been defeated. Havok , Polaris and the Starjammers are being held and tortured in the most secure prison in the universe. Marvel Girl, Korvus and Lilandra are being hunted by the Imperial Guard. Vulcan is Emperor of the Shi'Ar Empire and his expansion has begun. No King will stand when Vulcan and his armies are done. Join Christopher Yost (X-FORCE) and Dustin Weaver (Star Wars:KOTR) as they spin the story of a fight against insurmountable odds. Do not miss this mini-series that will change the shape of the Universe and pave the way for the War of Kings!

Friday, December 05, 2008

Monster Comics Week!! (12-10-08)

Action Comics #872 New Krypton
Adam: Legend of the Blue Marvel #2 (OF 5)
Amazing Spider-Girl #27
Amazing Spider-Man #580
Ambush Bug: Year None #5 (OF 6)
Anita Blake: First Death #2 (OF 2) Zombie Variant – S/O #64
Anita Blake: Guilty Pleasures #8 (OF 12)
Army of Darkness #15
Astonishing X-Men #25 Bianchi Variant – S/O #17
Astonishing X-Men: Ghost Boxes #2 (OF 2) – S/O #17
Batman Confidential #24
Batman: Joker’s Asylum TP – S/O #4
Big Hero 6 #4 (OF 5)
Booster Gold #15
BPRD: War on Frogs #2
Brave & the Bold TP: Lords of Luck – S/O #4
Captain Britain & MI 13 #8
Challenger Deep #4 (OF 4)
Civil War: House of M #4 (OF 5)
DC Universe Christmas TP – S/O #4
Death-Defying Devil #1
Detective Comics #850 RIP – S/O #83
Detective Comics #851
Detective Comics #851 Variant – S/O #71
El Cazador vol 1 TP – 1 Copy S/O #48
Fables vol 6 TP: Homelands – S/O #7
Fathom #4
Final Crisis #5 (OF 7)
Final Crisis Revalations #4 (OF 5)
Finder vol 1 TP: Sin Eater
Gold Digger Sourcebook #21
Green Arrow/Black Canary #15
Green Lantern Corps #31
Green Lantern HC: Secret Origin – S/O #4
Hellboy vol 1 TP: Seed of Destruction
Hellboy vol 2 TP: Wake the Devil

Holiday Fun Digenst #10
House of Mystery #8
Jack of Fables vol 4 TP: Americana
Jingle Belle: Santa Claus vs Frankenstein – S/O #103
JLA #27
Knights of the Dinner Table #145
Lone Ranger #16
Lords of Avalon: Sod #1 (OF 6)
Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #46
Marvel Apes #0
Marvel Illustrated: Odyssey #4 (OF 8)
Marvel Select Action Figure: Zombie Spider-Man
Mirror’s Edge 2 (OF 6)
Munchkin 3: Clerical Errors
Nightwing #151
Nova #19 – shortage replacement
Punisher: War Zone #1 (OF 6)
Samurai: Heaven & Earth vol 1 TP
Samurai: Heaven & Earth vol 2 TP
Samurai: Legend #1 (OF 4) – S/O #141
Samurai: Legend #2 (OF 4) – S/O #141
Savage Dragon #142
Secret Invasion: Dark Reign
Secret Invasion: Dark Reign Variant – S/O #17
Secret Six#4
Sonic the Hedgehog #195
Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane Season 2 #5 (OF 5)
Star Wars: Clone Wars #3 (OF 6)
Superman #682 New Krypton – shortage replacement
Superman/Batman #54
Superman/Batman vs Vampires/Werewolves #5 (OF 6)
Terry Moore’s Echo #8
Titans #8
Transformers: Maximum Dinobots #1
Trinity #28
True Believer #5 (OF 5)
Ultimate X-Men #97 – S/O #48
Uncle Scrooge #381
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans #1 – S/O #17
Walt Disney’s Comics & Stories #698
War That Time Forgot #7 (OF 12)
What If?! Captain America, Fallen Son
Wizard Magazine 2009
Wolverine: Flies to a Spider
Wonderful Wizard of Oz #1 (OF 8)

X-Men/Spider-Man #2 (OF 4)
Y The Last Man vol 1 TP: Unmanned – S/O #7
Ythaq: Forsaken World #1 (OF 3)

Adam: Legend of the Blue Marvel #2 (OF 5) – In the wake of Anti-Man's devastating attack on New York City, the Mighty Avengers are neutralized, and Iron Man's on a quest for answers! Who was the Blue Marvel? Why did he disappear over 40 years ago? And...what alarming secrets will Iron Man discover about the U.S. government and his own agency of S.H.I.E.L.D.? There are no easy answers in the story of Marvel's newest super hero...

Death-Defying Devil #1 – Spinning out of the events from Project Superpowers Chapter One and bridging the gap before the debut of Project Superpowers Chapter Two, the mysterious 'Devil is put on the case to track down the terrorist organization known as 'The Claw'. Travelling with the equally mysterious Justine, The 'Devil is also shadowed by a new hero that very well may hold the answers to the 'Devil's strange existence, and new clues to the nature of the Urn which imprisoned all of our heroes!

Detective Comics #851 - "Last Days of Gotham" part 1 of 2! Longtime BATMAN writer and editor Dennis O'Neil returns to The Dark Knight for this special two-part tale. Joined by artistic rising star Guillem March (JOKER'S ASYLUM: POISON IVY).O'Neil's "Last Days of Gotham" dives into the soul of a city that has lost its most famous citizen, its favorite son, its beloved protector. How will Gotham City react in the wake of the horrible tragedy that has befallen The Caped Crusader?

Marvel Select Action Figure: Zombie Spider-Man – The grotesque Marvel Zombies Spider-Man action figure is available again! If you missed it the first time around, now is your chance! I’d recommend it for any hardcore Zombie/Spider-Man fan; you won’t find a much better mix of the two than this twisted action figure.

Punisher: War Zone #1 (OF 6) – The latest offering from the red-hot Marvel Knights line reunites the seminal creative team of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon for a special, weekly-shipping 6-part limited sequel to their legendary story arc, 'Welcome Back, Frank.' It all starts when two mobsters take a trip to the zoo and piss off the wrong monkey. Limbs are lost (the kind you can't easily replace), vultures are fed (with said appendages), and then things get, like, really crazy. Like back-from-the-dead crazy. That's right -- she's back and she wants payback. Ma Gnucci. Eighty-five pounds of hairless, armless, legless evil.

Secret Invasion: Dark Reign – Hot on the heels of Secret Invasion #8, this one-shot sets up the new regime in the Marvel Universe, and it’s not pretty. If you thought Civil War left a lot of true heroes on the run, you ain’t seen nothing yet! This new universe promise a lot of interesting twists and turns before things get back to normal. Definitely check it out!

What If?! Captain America, Fallen Son – Every man, woman and child in the Marvel Universe remembers where they were the day that Captain America died. But what if the event that forever changed the heart of heroics had never actually happened? And what if the hero that helped define the post-Civil War era had fallen in Cap's place? Join us for a tale of death, mourning and rebirth as we ask the question on everyone's mind: 'What if Iron Man had died instead of Captain America?' Featuring Part 2 of a special five part back-up story, 'What if the Runaways Became the Young Avengers?' In this issue... Iron Lad stands revealed!

Wolverine: Flies to a Spider – It's New Year's Eve, and tonight, like every night, they've gathered at the road stop saloon called the 'Rat Trap.' The Road Dawgs. The meanest, nastiest, most jacked-up biker gang you ever could meet. But tonight there's a stranger sitting on the stool at the end of the bar. Someone who's come here to pick a fight. Someone who's hunting far bigger game than these roughnecks, and knows exactly how to get its attention. Before the stroke of midnight, he'll get his wish.

Wonderful Wizard of Oz #1 (OF 8) – The premiere American fantasy adventure gets the Merry Marvel treatment! Eisner Award-winning writer/artist Eric Shanower (Age of Bronze) teams up with fan-favorite artist Skottie Young (New X-Men) to bring L. Frank Baum's beloved classic to life! When Kansas farm girl Dorothy flies away to the magical Land of Oz, she fatally flattens a Wicked Witch, liberates a living Scarecrow and is hailed by the Munchkin people as a great sorceress...but all she really wants to know is: how does she get home?

Ythaq: Forsaken World #1 (of 3) - The first-ever English adaptation of the critically acclaimed European comic-book series from writer Christophe Arleston and artist Adrien Floch, a science-fiction epic adventure that has captivated readers around the world! In space, no one can hear you scream - even if you're screaming for help from deadly mercenaries while trying to survive a crash landing on a strange, new world! Battered by a cosmic storm, the space cruiser Comet's Mist falls toward an unknown planet. Only one man and two women survive: poetic technician Narvath, young and intrepid astronavigator Granite, and beautiful but unbearable and materialistic passenger Callista. Only fate knows what lies ahead.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Amazing Spider-Man #579
Amazing Spider-Man #579 Villain Variant – S/O#64
Anita Blake: The Laughing Corpse #3 (OF 5)
Army @ Love: The Art of War #5 (OF 6)
Astounding Wolf-Man #10
Batman #682
Boys #25
Cable #9
Caliber vol 1 HC: First Canon of Justice
Crossed #2 (OF 9)
Dr. Who: Forgotten #4
Ender’s Shadow: Battle School #1 (OF 5)
Eternals #6
GI Joe vs Cobra, Fall Special #1: Rise of the Headhunters
Gold Digger #101
Haunted Tank #1
Hellboy: Wild Hunt #1 (OF 8)
Hulk Family: Green Genes #1
Immortal Iron Fist #20
Iron Man/Hulk/Fury 1-Shot
JSA #21
Knights of the Dinner Table #145
Kull #2 (OF 6)
Marvel Illustrated: Kidnapped #2 (OF 5)
Marvel Spotlight: Secret Invasion Aftermath
Marvel Zombies 3 #3 (OF 4)
Marvels: Eye of the Camera #1 (OF 6)
Moon Knight: Silent Knight #1
Mouse Guard: Winter, 1152 #4 (OF 6)
New Avengers #47 SI
New Exiles #15
NYX: No Way Home #4 (OF 6)
Punisher Max Christmas Special 2008
Sandman: Dream Hunters #2 (OF 4)
Secret Invasion #7 (OF 8) Yu Sketch Variant – S/O #17
Secret Invasion #8 (OF 8) SI
Secret Invasion #8 (OF 8) Yu Variant – S/O #17
Secret Invasion Front Line #5 (OF 5) SI
Sgt. Rock: The Lost Batallion #2 (OF 6)
She-Hulk: Cosmic Collision
Solomon Kane #3 (OF 5)
Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in 8th Grade #1
Superman/Batman: Vengeance TP – S/O #4
Superman/Supgergirl: Maelstrom #3 (OF 5)
Teen Titans: On the Clock TP – S/O #4
Terra #3 (OF 4)
Terror Titans #3 (OF 6)
Transformers Timelines: Shattered Glass
Trinity #27
Vixen: Return of the Lion #3 (OF 5)
Walt Disney’s Christmas Parade #5
Weapon X: First Class #2 (OF 3)
What If?! House of M
Wolverine: Manifest Destiny #2 (OF 4)
X-Infernus #1 (OF 4)
X-Men: Manifest Destiny #4 (OF 5) MD
X-Men Noir #1 (OF 4)
X-Men Noir #1 (OF 4) Calero Variant – S/O #71
Youngblood #6

Caliber vol 1 HC: First Canon of Justice - The hit series, that is being produced and directed for film by John Woo (Mission Impossible 2) is collected in a hardcover format! The Arthurian legend of Excalibur is reborn in the old Pacific Northwest. A world in which Shamans replace Wizards, gunfighters walk where knights once stood, and in which a mystical gun will change the world stands in place of the sword of legend. It is here that Caliber is revealed as a tattooed six gun imbued with supernatural power. A land where lawlessness runs rampant and Arthur will have his chance to set balance to the scales of justice!

Ender’s Shadow: Battle School #1 (OF 5) – A mysterious orphan on the streets of Rotterdam, no bigger than a bean, will change the world. There's only one student at Battle School smarter than Ender Wiggin-Bean. Come join X-Men scribe Mike Carey (X-MEN: LEGACY, ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR) and drawn by the amazing Sebastian Fiumara (PICTURE OF DORIAN GREY) for the adaptation of a Sci-fi classic.

GI Joe vs Cobra, Fall Special #1: Rise of the Headhunters – The new Joe series kicks off in January, and this is just a little something to whet your appetite. Bon Appetit!

Haunted Tank #1 – The Haunted Tank is back in action, but this time it's an M1 Abrams in modern-day Iraq! African American tank commander Jamal Stuart has his 21st century war ride in full battle rattle and is ready for anything - anything except the whistling-Dixie combat guru ghost who shows up uninvited! Of course, this isn't the first time the spirit of Confederate Civil War General J.E.B. Stuart has helped guide a tank. In times of war he makes himself available to assist his descendants in battle. Jamal Stuart, meet your forefather!

Hellboy: Wild Hunt #1 (OF 8) – When ancient giants begin to rise from their graves across England, Hellboy is invited to join a mysterious group called the Wild Hunt and help bring them down. But the hunt leads to betrayal, and Hellboy finds himself up against enemies as angry about what he is as what he's done. "The fading children of the earth" gather in the shadows, waiting for the promised return of the Queen of Blood, and a chance to once again "shake the trees, crack mountains, and make the daytime world weep in fear."

Iron Man/Hulk/Fury 1-Shot – Spinning from the World Wide Web straight to your spinner rack! Based on this summer's blockbuster films, Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk, Marvle is proud to present two stories previously available only on Marvel.Com, plus an all-new chapter from the Marvel Movieverse, not seen anywhere yet! Iron Man: Fast Friends brings insight into the bond between Tony 'Iron Man' Stark and James 'I'm in the Air Force' Rhodes, and why they're such good buddies. The Incredible Hulk: The Fury Files features SHIELD director Nick Fury figuring out why it's a bad idea to make Bruce Banner angry.

Marvels: Eye of the Camera #1 (OF 6) – Written by KURT BUSIEK Pencils & Covers by JAY ANACLETO The long-awaited sequel to the award-winning publishing sensation that made Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross into stars begins here! News photographer Phil Sheldon's back, with the man-on-the-street's perspective on the big events of the Marvel Universe, from the Avengers, the all-new X-Men and the Secret Wars to Dracula and the Werewolf By Night. But this time, Phil's world is going to be rocked not just by superheroes and super-villains -- but by something far more personal, as well. Featuring the Marvel debut of artist Jay Anacleto, whose gorgeous, photorealistic pencil renderings give a new look at the Marvel Universe, and what it would be like to actually be there.

Moon Knight: Silent Knight #1 – You've been good? Tell that to Santa. You've been naughty? Look out for Moon Knight! Christmas Eve. A time for family. A time to dream. For Moon Knight's sometime paramour Marlene it's a chance to sit by the fire and dream of a future in which her boyfriend isn't a borderline psychotic vigilante. But for Moon Knight, it's just a night like any other -- and tonight he's got his sights on a pair of hitmen who picked the wrong Santa to kill.

Secret Invasion #8 (OF 8) SI – THIS IS IT!! The truly shocking conclusion to THE comic event hit of the year. And you are not prepared for what will happen in these pages. Heroes will rise, heroes will fall...and the Marvel Universe will, and we're not joking, NEVER be the same again!

Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in 8th Grade #1 – Meet Linda Lee! She's the newest kid on the block - and the planet, too! Find out how an ordinary girl from Krypton became the most extraordinary girl on Earth in the pages of this brand new monthly series. And if you think life is tough as a hero, try being in the eighth grade.

X-Infernus #1 (OF 4) – The X-Men promise to make this one of the hottest winters ever! When last we saw Darkchylde, she had claimed the throne of Limbo as her own. And now she's determined to get her soul back, even if she has to conquer Earth in the process. Can the combined forces of the X-Men stop her rampage? They'll have to fight through every demon in Limbo to try.

X-Men Noir #1 (OF 4) – 'The coroner's men flipped the redheaded corpse over so Dukes and Magnus from Homicide could get a better look at her. 'Better' being a relative term in this case, with the claw marks that slashed her face into a featureless, bloody mask and turned her guts into a butcher shop explosion. 'But the tattoo -- the simple, encircled 'X' above the left shoulder blade -- remained intact, and Dukes pointed it out with the toe of his wingtip once Peter the rookie was done heaving up lunch. ''See this ink?' he said. 'Means she did time at this reform school upstate, run by this shrink, Xavier...''

Monday, November 24, 2008

Munchkin Card Game Tournament... with Pirates!

Avast, ye land-lubber! It be time for ‘nother Munchkin Tournament, and what better way to celebrate this Christmas Season than with pirates! Aye, ye read right – no need to check yer eye-patch – pirates! Argh! ‘Tis the season to show the Jolly Roger! Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la!

If ye be 12 years o’ age or older, come see if ye have what it takes to kill the monsters (Argh!), steal the treasure (Argh!), and make yer buddy walk the plank (Argh!)... or maybe it be you sent to Davy Jones’s locker instead! (Argh! Argh!) There be no entry fee and a chance to win some free booty, including a copy of the Munchkin Booty game (assuming at least 10 players attend)!

The tournament be held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 29th, 2008 at Haven Comics at 1871-S Slaughter Rd. (Argh! Slaughter!) in Madison, AL (behind Heritage Florist & Gifts) at 1:00 PM. There also be a special introduction to Munchkin at 12:30 PM for ye new players. Haven Comics be a true hidden cove just for us pirates so be sure to call for directions if needed (256-430-0505) . The tournament be requiring 2-4 hours to play (depending on the number of players). Also, if ye own any of the Munchkin non-card products (such as bookmarks, shirts, dice, etc.), bring ‘em along! They be perfectly legal in the first tournament round (as long as ye bring the rules as well). And anyone dressed as a pirate will start with an extra level EVERY ROUND! (Argh! Enthusiasm! Argh!) So get yer booty to Haven Comics!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Thanksgiving Comics (11-26-08)


NOVA #19
PUSH #2 (OF 6)
SHE-HULK 2 #35

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG FIRST IMPRESSIONS HC – Remember Barry Windsor-Smith’s classic run on this book back in the day when Valiant became the comics powerhouse of the early ‘90s? If you do, I know you’ll want to pick this up. If not, you clearly need to check into this and see what an awesome series you missed out on the first time. Hoo boy, this is some good stuff!

BATMAN #681 RIP – This is it - 'Batman R.I.P.' concludes here! The final, heartrending confrontation between Bruce Wayne and Jezebel Jet. The final fate of The Dark Knight. And the horrifying and shocking truth behind the Black Glove. With The Joker, the Club of Villains, Robin, Damian, plus an ending you'll never see coming - this one has it all!

Dog Eaters #1 - Mankind failed to master the Petroleum Age, and the resulting catastrophe, the 'Die Off,' killed off 90% of humanity. One hundred seventy-five years later, nomadic tribes travel between fortified casino-cities in armored caravans, trading wares and defending themselves from Roaches - desert bandits descended from the inmates of maximum security prisons. This is the world of the Black Dog Clan. The desert highway is as long as it is dangerous. And when the Black Dogs stumble onto an ambush gone awry, they find themselves in a fierce firefight with a group of Roaches who have pinned down a lone traveler: a man from the north who's journeying south on a mysterious quest. But should the Black Dogs welcome him into their midst - or leave him on the side of the road for the dogs?

ECHOES OF THE DAMNED #1 (OF 4) - Detective Dante Cortez is a serial killer profiler for the FBI. After staring death in the face for years Dante is desperately ready to leave the bureau and re-build his life. However, one terrifying murder sets off a series of events that pulls Dante into a deadly conspiracy!

GAME OF THRONES BOARD GAME – Alright, fans of the incredible Song of Ice and Fire series by George RR Martin, now’s your chance to pick up the hard-to-find board game based on the first book of the series, A Game of Thrones. Christmas is right around the corner, you know. Come on, you know someone who wants this.

JSA KINGDOM COME SPECIAL: THE KINGDOM #1 – Gog rewards those he deems fit. Starman has regained his sanity, Sandman his sleep, Dr. Mid-Nite his sight, Damage his pride and Citizen Steel...? What 'wish' will the indestructible hero be granted? And more importantly, what drawbacks do these wishes come with? Plus, Starman's true mission is revealed!

THOR: MAN OF WAR - For countless millennia, over and again has the mighty, thunderous, impetuous, petulant god Thor raged and rebelled against the leadership of his father and lord, the all-powerful Odin. The capricious tantrums of a selfish titan, spoiled by his own power. But...ODIN HAS HAD ENOUGH! And so as the cycle is repeated in all ages, Thor must ultimately face the fullest wrath of the enraged All-Father! Witness the final and the most epic, earth-shattering, sky-scorching battle ever unleashed by the THOR: AGES OF THUNDER and THOR: REIGN OF BLOOD creative team of Matt Fraction and Patrick Zircher!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Wednesday's Comics!! (11-19-08)

Age of Sentry #3 (OF 6)
Amazing Spider-Man #578
Ambush Bug: Year None #4 (OF 6)
Angel: After the Fall #14
Atomic Robo: Dogs of War #4 (OF 5)
Avengers/Invaders #6 (OF 12)
Batgirl #5 (OF 6)
Batman & the Outsiders #13 RIP
Batman: Gotham Underground TP – S/O #4
Betty & Veronica Spectacular #86
Brave & the Bold #19
Conan the Cimmerian #5
Dark Tower: Long Road Home HC – S/O #24
Deadpool #1 Leifeld Variant – S/O #129
Deadpool #4
Dr. Who: Forgotten #3
Dr. Who Magazine #401
Dynamo 5 #18
Ender’s Game: Battle School #2 (OF 5)
Fables vol 11 TP: War & Pieces
Fantastic Four #561
Flash #246
Foolkiller: White Angels #5 (OF 5)
Ghost Rider #29
Gold Digger: Peebo Tales Special #4
Hellboy vol 1 TP: Seed of Destruction
Hellboy vol 2 TP: Wake the Devil

Iron Man: Director of Shield #35 SI
JSA Kingdom Come Special: Magog #1
Marvel Adventures Avengers #30
Marvel Illustrated: Three Musketeers #6 (OF 6)
Marvel Select Captain America AF – S/O #64
Moon Knight #24
New Battlestar Galactica: Ghosts #2 (OF 4)
Punisher Max #64
Punisher War Journal #25 SI
Rann/Thanagar: Holy War #7 (OF 8)
Red Sonja #39
Robin #180
Robin: Violent Tendencies TP – S/O #4
Samurai Legend #3 (OF 4)
Serenity RPG GM Screen
Spirit #23
Squadron Supreme 2 #5
Star Trek: Last Generation #1
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic #35
Stormwatch PhD #16
Street Figher II: Turbo #2
Super Friends #9
Supergirl #35 New Krypton
Superman/Supergirl: Maelstrom #2 (OF 5)
Tangent: Superman’s Reign #9 (OF 12)
Terra #2 (OF 4)
Thunderbolts #126
Tiny Titans #10
Trinity #25
Ultimate Fantastic Four #58
Uncanny X-Men #504 MD
Uncle Scrooge #382
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans #2
Walt Disney’s Comics & Stories #697
World of Warcraft #13
X-Factor #35 Monkey Variant – S/O #64
X-Factor #37
X-Men Legacy #218 XOS 4
X-Men: Worlds Apart #2 (OF 4)
Young X-Men #8 MD

Batman & the Outsiders #13 RIP – Batgirl literally has her back against the wall as the remaining Outsiders turn against Gotham City's youngest protector! With Batman out of the picture, Cassandra Cain finds herself suddenly alone. Will the Outsiders ever be the same? The 'Batman R.I.P.' storyline continues having devastating effects across the DCU!

Hellboy vol 1 TP: Seed of Destruction – Hellboy is one of the most celebrated comics series in recent years. The ultimate artists' artist and a great storyteller whose work is in turns haunting, hilarious, and spellbinding. Mike Mignola has won numerous awards in the comics industry and beyond. When strangeness threatens to engulf the world, a strange man will come to save it. Sent to investigate a mystery with supernatural overtones, Hellboy discovers the secrets of his own origins, and his link to the Nazi occultists who promised Hitler a final solution in the form of a demonic avatar.

Hellboy vol 2 TP: Wake the Devil – Mike Mignola's artwork is really stunning to look at - great eye candy. And the subject matter - fascinating, accessible, and esoteric all at the same time. This is one of the best Hellboy story arcs, in my humble opinion - you won't be disappointed!

JSA Kingdom Come Special: Magog #1 – He was Lance Corporal David Reid of the Justice Society of America until he was killed in action and resurrected by Gog as his herald - MAGOG. But who is David Reid? Does he truly believe in Gog? And to what lengths will he go in order to find justice in this world?

Supergirl #35 New Krypton – In 'New Krypton' part 5, the new creative team continues to shake up Supergirl's life as Kryptonian-human relations are strained even further! The turmoil forces Supergirl to make a terrible decision: does she...

Uncanny X-Men #504 MD – LOVELORN (1 of 4): In the depths of his heartache over Kitty Pryde, Colossus goes looking for something-- anything-- to stop his pain...and finds a nightmare from the Old Country running rampant in the States. What's their connection? Elsewhere, Angel and the Beast begin a worldwide quest gathering some of the most unique minds on Earth and run across a hero long thought dormant. Emma checks in to a hotel you have to see to believe while poor Scott sits idly by...oh, and then footage showing the Alaskan Massacre that kicked off MESSIAH COMPLEX is released to the media. Just another day in the life of the all new, all different X-MEN!

See you at Haven!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Wiz Kids (makers of HeroClix) Ceases Operations as of Today (11-10-08)

In a surprising move, The Topps Company announced today that WizKids will immediately cease operations:

Alliance and Diamond, meanwhile, will continue to service on-hand inventory, including the recent ARKHAM ASYLUM release for DC HEROCLIX, In addition, both companies will work with Topps to fulfill all promised Organized Play and ARKHAM ASYLUM Buy It By The Brick promotions.

"We are disappointed by this very unexpected news,” said Daniel Hirsch, President of Alliance Game Distributors. "We have enjoyed a great relationship with WizKids, and together have brought great products and promotions to thousands of retailers in the U.S. and Canada."

Lax Chandra, President of WizKids said, “Through this strategic partnership, we achieved efficiencies and had many successes, including significant sales growth for HEROCLIX and successful new product launches like HALO. I personally hope to work with Diamond and Alliance, who have a great team, in the future.”

“We wish all of the WizKids and Topps staff the best,” said Hirsch. "They were an amazing crew to work with."

Friday, November 07, 2008

The Hits Just Keep on Comin'!! (11-12-08)

Action Comics #871 New Krypton
Amazing Spider-Girl #26
Amazing Spider-Man #573 Colbert Variant
Amazing Spider-Man #577
Avengers Fairy Tales #4 (OF 4)
Batman: Cacophony #1 (OF 3)
Batman Confidential #23
Big Hero 6 #3 (OF 5)
Black Terror #1
Booster Gold #14
BPRD: The Warning #5 (OF 5)
Captain Britain and MI 13 #7
City of Dust #2
Cleaners #1 (OF 4)
Cthulhu Tales #8
Dark Tower: Treachery #3 (OF 6)
Dead of Night: Devil Slayer #3 (OF 4)
Deadpool #2 McGuiness Variant SI – S/O #129
Detective Comics #850 RIP
Dreamer #1
Eternals Annual #1
Fables #78
Fables Covers by James Jean HC

Fantastic Four: True Story #4 (OF 4)
Fruits Basket vol 21 GN (OF 23) – S/O #7
Galveston #1
Gears of War #2
Green Arrow/Black Canary #14
Green Lantern Corps #30
Hulk #6 Turner Variant – S/O #17
I Was Kidnapped by Lesbian Pirates from Outer Space #6 (of 6)
Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files: Storm Front #1 (OF 4)
JLA/Avengers TP – S/O #4
JSA Kingdom Come Special: Superman #1
Last Reign: Kings of War #1 (OF 5)
Leviticus Cross #1 (OF 5)

Lone Ranger #15
Mage Awakening RPG: Silver Ladder – S/O #26
Manhunter #36
Marvel Adventures Spidery-Man #45
Marvel Illustrated: The Odyssey #3 (OF 8)
Mercy Thompson: Homecoming #1 (OF 4)
Mice Templar #6
New Exiles #14
Nightwing #150 RIP
Nodame Cantabile vol 15 GN – S/O #35
Push #1 (OF 6)
Savage Dragon #140
Scalped vol 1 TP: Indian Country – S/O #122
Sir Apropos of Nothing #1 (OF 5)
Sonic the Hedgehog #194
Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane Season 2 #4 (OF 5)
The Stand: Captain Trips #3 (OF 5)
Star Trek: Mirror Images #5
Teen Titans Year One TP – S/O #4
Titans #7
Trinity #24
Uncle Scrooge #381
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans #1
Voltron: A Legend Forged #4
Walking Dead #54
Warhammer 40K: Exterminatus #4 (OF 5)
Warhammer: Crown of Destruction #2
Wolverine #69
X-Men: Magneto Testament #3 (OF 5)
Yen Plus Magazine #5 DEC 2008

Amazing Spider-Man #573 Colbert Variant – That’s right, Spidey fans! You can snag a Stephen Colbert variant cover. Who doesn’t want one of those?!

Batman: Cacophony #1 (OF 3) - Best-selling comic book writer/director Kevin Smith (GREEN ARROW, Daredevil, Clerks) steps into Gotham City to write this 3-part miniseries event! Practically from out of nowhere, the mysterious masked killer known as Onomatopoeia returns and sets his sights - and sounds - against The Caped Crusader!

Black Terror #1 - Spinning out of Alex Ross' Project Superpowers is the first new ongoing series, with this being the first of a four-part story! Each issue will come with a cardstock cover, a la Marvel's Secret Invasion! But that's not all! This also comes co-plotted and storyboarded by Alex Ross, scripted by Jim Krueger, and drawn by new Dynamite-exclusive artist, Mike Lilly! This new series is the foundation to the storylines building out of Project Superpowers, and will lead directly into Project Superpowers 2! Who are the Super-Patriots? Who are the 'Inheritors'? And how dows Captain Future fit into all this? And if that wasn't enough, this first issue contains a sneak peak at the Death Defying 'Devil series and the Masquerade series!

Cleaners #1 (OF 4) - In the dark tradition of Los Angeles noir, The Cleaners is a terrifying new mystery series about a ragtag team of for-hire trauma-scene cleaners led by ex-surgeon Robert Bellarmine. Contracted with sanitizing some of the nastiest crime and accident scenes in the tri-county L.A. basin, the team battles against what could only be described as the grim, unknowable face of the supernatural. But by focusing on the scientific explanation, no matter how aberrant or extraordinary, they counteract centuries-old superstition to prove things are seldom what they seem . . .In this miniseries, the cleaners crew takes on a series of gruesome tasks starting with a bloodbath that covers an entire neighborhood. This investigation leads them toward uncovering a disturbing mystery involving missing children, which dates back longer than the history of the city itself.

Dreamer #1 - Creator Lora Innes writes and illustrates the tale of 17-year-old Beatrice 'Bea' Whaley, a student who begins having vivid dreams about a brave and handsome soldier named Alan Warren, a member of an elite group known as Knowlton's Rangers that fought during the Revolutionary War. Prone to keeping her head in the clouds, Bea welcomes her nightly adventures in 1776; filled with danger and romance they give her much to muse about the next day. But it is not long before Beatrice questions whether her dreams are simply dreams or something more - each issue of this new historical action romance features a full 25 pages of story and art.

Galveston #1 - True fact - fabled pirate Jean Lafitte spent his last years not on the high seas, but in Texas. Guess who his best friend was? Jim Bowie. What adventures must a swashbuckling corsair and an American frontiersman have had together in the Old West? It's Deadwood with pirates, man. Pirates!

Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files: Storm Front #1 (OF 4) - Meet Harry Dresden, the only practicing wizard listed in the Chicago yellow pages - and the only person Chicago P.D. calls when they encounter a case that just can't be solved using traditional methods. Harry's unique gifts allow him to see beyond the everyday world into a strange realm of magic and monsters. Unfortunately for Harry, the pay isn't all that great. When the police call Harry in as a consultant on a brutal double homicide, he quickly finds himself tangled in a web of missing persons, murder, and black magic!

JSA Kingdom Come Special: Superman #1 – Spinning out of the 'One World, Under Gog' storyline, the Kingdom Come Superman's struggle with his place in the world brings a final conflict between the Supermen of Earths 1 and 22! Feeling the weight of his own world's loss on his shoulders, the transplanted Superman searches for answers to the mystery of his life's seemingly cursed existence and encounters 'old acquaintances' on the way. This is the first fully written and illustrated adventure by KINGDOM COME co-creator Alex Ross, building to the storyline's conclusion in JUSTICE OF SOCIETY OF AMERICA #22!

Last Reign: Kings of War #1 (OF 5) – by Walt Becker, Michael Alan Nelson & Ed Estevez Director Walt Becker (Van Wilder) comes to BOOM! in a big way with his sci-fi/fantasty tale of knights in a post-apocalyptic future! Sounds weird, I know, but this actually looks really good.

Leviticus Cross #1 (OF 5) - Many centuries ago, Gods walked among mortals and they wanted to leave a mark. The Demi-Gods and the Giants, are the divine offspring of the celestial beings. But when the Demi-Gods pushed the mighty Giants into oblivion, they became the lords of the planet. Nevertheless, mere humans were not the appropriate companion for the demi-gods and they built Asgard as a haven for all that was blessed. When the Giants were aware of this, they knew it was the moment for payback and what could be sweeter than use Thor himself as their pawn of revenge.As Asgard fell, dark creatures began invading the human Empire. Even with the help of Thor, now calling himself the Stormbringer, the Empire was impotent to stop its demise caused by the dark horde led by Master Mayhem. Now, Leviticus Cross stands as the last remaining bastion of the Empire, but a growing fear agains superhuman beings is spreading among its inhabitants unaware the maybe these rejects from society are the only hope for mankind.

Mercy Thompson: Homecoming #1 (OF 4) - Patricia Briggs' adventures of coyote shapeshifter Mercy Thompson in Moon Called, Blood Bound and Iron Kissed, topped the New York Times best-seller list. Now Mercy comes to comics in an all-new adventure created by the author! Mercy Thompson observes the supernatural community while standing apart from it; between the things that go bump in the night and the things that bump right back. This prequel to the best-selling novels finds Mercy smack in the middle of warring packs of werewolves and face-to-face with angry vampires. Worse still, she faces the dreaded... job interview!

Push #1 (OF 6) - In anticipation of next year's blockbuster new movie Push, comes this action-packed prequel miniseries! A secret war is about to begin, fought on battlefields obscured in shadow . . . and the weapons in this new conflict will be the human mind! The United States government set up the ultra-secret Division to fight this war and take the forefront in this unique arms race. Enter agent Ezra Lowe, an operative in the Division trained from an early age in psychic warfare, until one mission went horribly wrong...

Sir Apropos of Nothing #1 (OF 5) - Peter David (w) o Robin Riggs (a) o Riggs, Joe Corroney (c) From the pages of the acclaimed fantasy trilogy rides Sir Apropos of Nothing, a cynical knight who thinks far less of the art of chivalry than he does the art of making a buck. In the first issue of this five-part original series written by the novel series' creator, Peter David, the man in black may be fleeing across the desert, but Apropos is riding across the desert on a horse with no name, seeking out a buried treasure and running afoul of an acclaimed and slightly familiar tower that's somewhat dark.

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans #1 - The origin of Lucian and the untold story behind the age-old war between the Lycans and the Vampires! Sonja, daughter of the Vampire King, is a respected member of the Council of Vampires. But what happens when this Vampire of royal blood falls in love with Lucian, the very first Lycan werewolf and a slave? Will their forbidden love survive or will it destroy them both? The werewolf revolution begins here!

Wolverine #69 - 'OLD MAN LOGAN' In a decimated future where America is dominated by super-villains, old man Logan lives out his days, but as far as he's concerned, WOLVERINE died fifty years ago with the rest of the super heroes. Now he's on a cross-country journey with the blind archer HAWKEYE to deliver a secret package to Hawkeye's contacts on the east coast. But dinosaurs and earthquakes might just finish them off for good! Plus: the identity of the PRESIDENT is revealed! MARK MILLAR and STEVE MCNIVEN continue their post-apocalyptic epic for the ages!

Friday, October 31, 2008

November's New Comics!! (11-5-08)

300 special edition DVD
Adam: Legend of the Blue Marvel #1 (OF 4)
Adventure Comics Special Guardian #1 New Krypton

Amazing Spider-Man #576
Anita Blake: Laughing Corpse #2 (OF 5)
Army at Love: The Art of War #4 (OF 6)
Avengers Initiative Special
Battlestar Galactica RPG Core Rulebook HC
Booster Gold vol 2 HC: Blue and Gold – S/O #4
Buffy vol 3 TP: Wolves at the Gate – S/O #4
Cable #8
Civil War: House of M #3 (OF 5)
Civil War TP
Complete Pokemon Pocket Guide vol 2 - S/O #11
Cthulhu Tales #6
Daredevil & Captain America: Dead on Arrival
Disney’s Ducktales: Gold Odyssey TP
Final Crisis: Resist #1
Franklin Richards: Son of Geniuses
Grant Morrison’s Dr. Who #2
House of Mystery #7
Invincible Iron Man #7
Iron Man: End
JSA #20
Kull #1 (OF 6)
Marvel Illustrated: Kidnapped #1 (OF 5)
Marvel Minimates Avengers #1 Box Set – S/O #64
Marvel Select Iron Man Action Figure – S/O #64
Marvel Zombies 3 #2 (OF 4)
Michael Turner Tribute GN
Ms. Marvel Special: Storyteller
Munchkin Cthulhu: Cursed Demo Deck
My Name is Bruce (1-Shot)
Paranoia RPG: WMD
Pokemon, Best of Pokemon Adventures Yellow – S/O #11
Previews: Holiday Gift Guide 2008
Punisher: War Journal Annual #1
Sandman: Dream Hunters #1 (OF 4)
Secret Six #3
Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion #1 (OF 6)
Storming Paradise #4 (OF 6)
Submariner: Depths #3 (OF 5)
Superman/Supergirl: Maelstrom #1 (OF 5)
Teen Titans Year One TP – S/O #4
Terra #1 (OF 4)
Terror Titans #2 (OF 6)
Top 10 Season Two #2 (OF 4)
Trinity #23
Ultimate Divine Spellbook for RPGs HC – S/O #3
Ultimatum #1 (OF 5)
Uncle Scrooge #381
Venom: Dark Origin #4 (OF 5)
Vixen: Return of the Lion #2 (OF 5)
Walt Disney’s Comics & Stories #696
Warhammer 40K RPG Game Master’s Kit
Weapon X First Class #1 (OF 3)
Wolverine: Chop Shop
X-Men: Manifest Destiny #3 (OF 5) MD
X-Men: Pixies and Demons Director’s Cut
X-Men/Spider-Man #1 (OF 4)

Adam: Legend of the Blue Marvel #1 (OF 4) - An unstoppable super-villain attacks New York City--and the Mighty Avengers fall before him! Where did Anti-Man come from? And who can stop his overwhelming rampage?! Now Iron Man races to find the only man who's ever defeated Anti-Man--THE BLUE MARVEL...a hero the world hasn't seen since 1961! Will Tony Stark uncover the truth behind Blue Marvel's disappearance...and will Blue Marvel ever recover from it? Kevin Grevioux (NEW WARRIORS) and Mat Broome (The End League) join forces to create Marvel's newest powerhouse super hero! This should be a lot like the creation of The Sentry, only this character is supposed to be good.

Adventure Comics Special Guardian #1 New Krypton - At last! The true origin of the Guardian of Metropolis is revealed! Following directly on from last month's SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN SPECIAL #1, we learn the fantastic and sometimes terrible past of one of DC's most mysterious heroes. How did the first clone of the Golden Age Guardian come into existence at the hands of the Cadmus Project? We'll also introduce a mysterious young girl the Guardian has sworn to protect - even at the expense of the Cadmus Project, and, if need be, his very life!

Daredevil & Captain America: Dead on Arrival – Presented for the first time in North America: an amazing tale by two of Europe's top creators, starring two of the world's most popular super heroes! A series of bizarre murders suggests that a long-dead villain has returned from the grave. The desperate New York police turn to the Man Without Fear, Daredevil, to solve the case. Daredevil, however, is unaware that Captain America is also investigating...

Final Crisis: Resist #1 - In a world overrun by Darkseid's Anti-Life Equation and his relentless storm troopers, do you choose to RESIST? The world's only hope for survival depends on one-time JLA mascot Snapper Carr, Mr. Terrific, and Checkmate. With the aid of the villainous Cheetah, Snapper must rally the various factions of Checkmate and awaken an evil from a Crisis past. Could this actually be the end? What if I said pretty please with a cherry on top? Could it be the end then?

Kull #1 (OF 6) - More comfortable with a sword than a scepter, Kull has recently crowned himself king and seeks to unite the once-proud and powerful land of Valusia. Only Count Areyas stands between Kull and a reunified kingdom--and the obstinate Count waits patiently in his Iron Fortress, the land's oldest and most formidable castle. Horrors lurk in the shadows of Kull's newly won throne, and slithering foes stalk his every move. Arvid Nelson (Rex Mundi) scripts this series, which will adapt Robert E. Howard's story "The Shadow Kingdom," with art by Will Conrad (Serenity) and José Villarrubia (Conan).

Michael Turner Tribute GN – Join Aspen Comics and a host of the industry's finest comic book writers, artists and creators as they pay special tribute to acclaimed artist, creator, colleague, friend, and Aspen Comics President and founder, Michael Turner. The creative force behind such best-selling titles as Fathom, Soulfire, and Witchblade, and the cover artist to numerous mainstream comic events such as Marvel's Civil War and DC Comics' Identity Crisis and Justice League of America, Michael Turner's artistic vision was unlimited. In honor of Turner's tremendous spirit and body of work, as well as his countless contributions to the comic book industry, Aspen Comics and the entire comic book community will return the favor by remembering Michael's amazing life both in and outside of comics.

My Name is Bruce (1-Shot) - Bruce Campbell . . . Man. Hero. Legend. There isn't a challenge that Bruce can't face and conquer. Which is why he was kidnapped and brought to the town of Gold Lick to help defeat a Chinese demon by the name of Guan-Di. Unfortunately Bruce doesn't know that he's not just in another monster movie--Guan-Di is REAL! Now Bruce Campbell is in for the fight of his life!Don't miss out on this one-shot companion to the upcoming indy film My Name is Bruce staring the one and only BRUCE CAMPBELL!

Sandman: Dream Hunters #1 (OF 4) - In honor of the 20th anniversary of Neil Gaiman's landscape-altering series THE SANDMAN, one of Gaiman's most frequent collaborators, Eisner and Harvey Award-winner P. Craig Russell (THE SANDMAN: ENDLESS NIGHTS), inimitably adapts Gaiman's prose story the SANDMAN: THE DREAM HUNTERS into a sequential, 4-issue comics event!Released 10 years ago, THE SANDMAN: THE DREAM HUNTERS was a prose novella accompanied by illustrations from Japanese artist Yoshitaka Amano. Winning the 1999 Bram Stoker Award and the 2000 Eisner Award, it told the tale of a humble young monk and a magical, shape-changing fox who find themselves romantically drawn together.As their love blooms, the fox learns of a devilish plot by a group of demons to steal the monk's life. With the aid of Morpheus, the King of All Night's Dreamings, the fox must use all of her cunning and creative thinking to foil this evil scheme and save the man that she loves.

Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion #1 (OF 6) – DC's iconic soldier for the ages returns in a 6-issue miniseries written and illustrated by multi-Eisner nominee Billy Tucci. From the bloody beaches of Normandy to the muddy forests of the Vosges Mountains, a cut-off Easy Company led by Sgt. Rock will be joined by Johnny Cloud and the Haunted Tank as they battle for their lives behind enemy lines against a force ten times their size. Based on actual events, SGT. ROCK: THE LOST BATTALION is a story of heroism and humanity as one small band of men defy all odds to survive.

Superman/Supergirl: Maelstrom #1 (OF 5) – A vicious Apokolptian villain known as Malestrom has arrived on Earth to kill Superman so that she might become The Bride of Darkseid! Superman and Supergirl join forces to battle the villain but at what cost to Metropolis? From Earth to Apokolips and beyond, Superman and Supergirl face unexpected challenges in this action-packed tale examining what it means to be a hero.

Terra #1 (OF 4) – From the pages of TERROR TITANS and the minds of Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Amanda Connor comes a new rock-slinging heroine! As Terra's earth-shaking stunts grab the attention of the world, a new threat rises from beneath the surface. Will Terra live to fight another day, as she takes on the blaze and fury of Pyrite and the Lavarians? And what is the secret behind this new mover and shaker's powers?

Ultimatum #1 (OF 5) – The end is here! Or, is it a new beginning? Massive climatic disturbances are wreaking havoc with the planet - underwater volcanic eruptions, tidal waves crashing over whole cities and snowstorms burying entire countries-and even the assemblage of the Ultimate U's mightiest is no match for this worldwide destruction! Featuring Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, the Ultimates, the Hulk and more, find out whose lives are at stake in this defining moment of truth for the Ultimate Universe. Brought to you by award-winning scribe Jeph Loeb and superstar artist David Finch, this is the must-have book that will set the stage in the Ultimate U for years to come. If you want to get in on the most astounding changes taking place in all of comics, this is the place to be. You have been told!

Weapon X First Class #1 (OF 3) – Long before his memories were restored, the X-Man known as Wolverine spent years seeking to unlock the mysteries of his past. Some of those memories were best left forgotten. Join Charles Xavier as he journeys deep into Wolverine's mind on a quest for answers that will shed new light on one of the darkest periods of Logan's life -- his days in the Weapon X program! It's a brand-new look at the horrifying history of Marvel's most prominent mutant! PLUS: Each issue features a 10-page back-up story featuring an important player from Wolverine's past! First up, an untold tale of Wolvie's arch-nemesis, the mutant madman known as Sabretooth!

X-Men/Spider-Man #1 (OF 4) - Christos Gage (THUNDERBOLTS, HOUSE OF M: AVENGERS) is joined by international superstar-tist Mario Alberti (CREDITS) to bring you the most misunderstood team of all time meeting the most misunderstood super hero of all time in a 4-part mystery that starts in the early days of the Marvel Age and winds it's way through to today! In Part One, Kraven the Hunter and the Blob attack the world's strangest teens while deep in the background an even greater threat watches...and waits.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


I have a couple of announcements for you today.

First, for those of you who enjoy the Dungeons & Dragons products, I noticed a recent announcement ( on the Wizards of the Coast (WOTC) website which some of you may have missed. It concerns the D&D miniatures line, and the last paragraph of the announcement is what really caught my interest. Apparently, upon the Spring 2009 release of D&D Monsters and D&D Heroes, WOTC will no longer package the D&D Miniatures line in its current configuration (fully randomized booster packs and huge packs). This means that November's set -- D&D Miniatures: Demonweb -- will be the final release sold in fully randomized booster packs. As a DM and not a player of the miniatures rules, all I can say is: YAYYYYYYYYYY! (It has been bugging me since the miniature line came out that I couldn't just buy a pack of goblins, orcs, or kobolds for "adventure night.")

Second, I thought I'd give a quick reminder about CrisisCon this weekend ( When I initially learned of this local convention several months ago, I was rather excited about the gaming possibilities. However, over the months, I've noticed that the convention seems more focused on Anime than gaming (a little disappointing to me since I am more of a gamer than an Anime-fan). The gaming schedule is rather skimpy. That being said, in case you are planning on attending (either the entire weekend or only Saturday to play my amazingly fun and awesomely inspired games), I've included my game summaries below...

Hellboy Vs. Cthulhu
System: HorrorClix
Players: 1 to 4
Level of Experience: Beginner-Experienced
Time: Saturday 10:00am - 12:00pm
Character Creation: N/A
Synopsis: There are things in this world, dark things, that are simply waiting... waiting for their chance to claim this world as their own.The greatest of these ancient evils is Cthulhu, who has slept for eons untold in the underwater city of R'lyeh. But now, a crazed cult has awakened him to begin a new dark age for Earth. There is only one thing that stands between Cthulhu and all of humanity: Hellboy and the rest of the B.P.R.D. team.

White Flume Mountain (or listed as Feathertop Mountain)
System: TOON Munchkin
Players: 3 to 8
Level of Experience: Beginner-Experienced
Time: Saturday 1:30 pm - 5:30pm
Character Creation: Pre-generated
Synopsis: Remember those great Saturday morning cartoons? Now they'reback – and you're the star! In TOON, anything can happen, and nobody ever gets killed. Been punched? Blown up? Steamrollered? Don't worry – you'll bounce back in the next scene, ready for more! And what could make all of this even more fun? By combining it with that fun-filled card game, Munchkin! Now you can kill the monsters, steal the treasure, and stab your buddy in your own cartoon (based on the classic Dungeons & Dragons adventure, White Plume Mountain)! Are you ready to get silly yet?

The Crack'd And Crook'd Manse
System: Call of Cthulhu
Players: 3 to 5
Level of Experience: Beginner-Experienced
Time: Saturday 7:00pm – 11:00pm
Character Creation: Pre-generated
Synopsis: The year is 1925 and you are about to enter the world of Lovecraftian horror, where danger lies hidden in darkened doorways and ancient evils whisper secrets to those who will listen. Arthur Cornthwaite, beloved uncle and brilliant archaeologist, is missing. Can you unravel the Cornthwaite mystery and uncover the secret of the Fitzgerald Manse?

Friday, October 24, 2008

Monstrous Halloween Comics Week!!! (10-29-08)

Amazing Spider-Man #575
Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1
Astonishing X-Men: Ghost Boxes #1 (OF 2)
Astounding Wolf-Man #9
Avengers Initiative #18 SI
Avengers Initiative #18 Zombie Variant – S/O #64
Avengers/Invaders #5 (OF 12) – shortage/replacement
Beyond Wonderland #3 (OF 6)
Birds of Prey #123 – shortage/replacement
Boys #24
Captain America, Theater of War: Zero Point
Checkmate #31
Cthulhu Tales #7
Daredevil #112
DC Universe: Decisions #4 (OF 4)
Dr. Who 12” Judoon Commander Action Figure
Ender’s Game Poster
Eternals #5 – shortage/replacement
Final Crisis: Rage of the Red Lanterns #1
Garth Ennis: Battlefield’s Night Witches #1 (OF 3)

Gold Digger Halloween 2008 Special – S/O #32
Hellboy: In the Chapel of Moloch (One Shot)
Immortal Iron Fist #19
Incredible Hercules #122
Incredible Hercules #122 Zombie Variant – S/O #64
Jack of Fables #27
Joker HC
JLA #26
JSA TP: The Next Age – S/O #4
Legion of Superheroes #47
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Black Dossier TP
Madame Xanadu #5
Marvel 1985 #6 (OF 6)
Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four #41
Marvel Apes #4 (OF 4)
Marvel Previews November 2008
Mirror’s Edge #1 (OF 6)
NBX Halloween Town Wooden Yard Sign – S/O #53
Northlanders #11
Nova #18 SI
Presidential Material: Barack Obama – S/O #64
Presidential Material: John McCain – S/O #64
Previews vol XVIII #11
Project Superpowers #7 (OF 7)
Project Superpowers vol 2: The Supremacy #0
Rann/Thanagar: Holy War #6 (OF 8)
Red Sonja #38
Reign in Hell #4 (OF 8)
Savage #1 (OF 4)
Savage Dragon #139
Secret Invasion: Thor #3 (OF 3) SI
Secret Invasion: X-Men #3 (OF 4) SI
Serenity TP
Serenity: Better Days TP
Skaar, Son of Hulk #4
Skaar, Son of Hulk #4 Zombie Variant – S/O #64
Solomon Kane #2 (OF 5)
Spike: After the Fall #4 (OF 4)
Star Wars Legacy #29
Superman #681 New Krypton
Superman/Batman #53
Superman/Batman vs Vampires/Werewolves #2 (Of 6) – S/O #64
Teen Titans #64
Thor #11
Trinity #22
Ultimate Captain America Annual #1
Ultimate Fantastic Four vol 11 TP: Salem’s Seven
Ultimate Spider-Man Annual #3
Unknown Soldier #1 – shortage/replacement
War that Time Forgot #6 (OF 12)
Warhammer: Condemned by Fire #5 (OF 5)
Wizard Magazine #206
Wolverine First Class #8
Wolverine Origins #29 XOS 3
Wolverine Origins #29 Zombie Variant – S/O #64
World of Warcraft #12
World of Warcraft: Ashbringer #2 (OF 4)
World of Dungeons & Dragons #5 – S/O #6
X-Factor #36
X-Force #8
X-Men First Class Giant Size Special #1
Yen Plus Magazine #4 NOV 2008 – S/O #35, #40
Zen, the Intergalactic Ninja #0

Astonishing X-Men: Ghost Boxes #1 (of 2) - Written by WARREN ELLIS Pencils by ALAN DAVIS & ADI GRANOV Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI. You met Subject X in the pages of Astonishing X-Men! But what was he really doing and who he was doing it for? Find out in this essential 2-issue tie-in series to Warren Ellis and Simone Bianchi's opening salvo on Astonishing X-Men! Ghost Boxes is about the choices that man made and could have made, and the ripples they cause. Ghost Boxes is about the real stakes of the Ghost Box storyline, and what will happen if the X-Men fail to solve the mystery.

Captain America, Theater of War: Zero Point – The first in a series of specials covering the length and breadth of the larger-than-life legend of Captain America, as told by the industry's leading experts in the field! First up, it's 1944, and wouldn't you know it? Them sneaky Nazis have managed to crack the secrets of electro-magnetic physics...yeah, that's right: apples may fall down in the free world, but schnitzels are falling up in the skies over a mysterious lab in a Polish forest, thanks to a little help from a nearby forced-labor camp. Sure, we could send in the Marines, but why bother when we've got Captain America?! But even Cap may be meeting his match against the lab's sadistic cybernetic commandant. Because everyone knows, the only thing worse than a Nazi is a Robot Nazi!

Final Crisis: Rage of the Red Lanterns #1 – The prelude to 'The Blackest Night' begins here! They come from a place of great anger and hatred. They are the Red Lanterns and they will have their revenge against the greatest Green Lantern - Sinestro. That is, unless the Guardians have theirs first.

Garth Ennis: Battlefield’s Night Witches #1 (OF 3) - Late summer, 1942. As the German army smashes deep into Soviet Russia and the defenders of the Motherland retreat in disarray, a new bomber squadron arrives at a Russian forward airbase. Its crews will fly flimsy wooden biplanes on lethal night missions over the German lines, risking fiery death as they fling themselves against the invaders - but for these pilots, the consequences of capture will be even worse. For the pilots of the 599th Night Bomber Regiment are women! In the deadly skies of the Eastern Front, amidst the carnage of the Great Patriotic War, they will become a legend known, to friend and foe alike, as the Night Witches.

Hellboy: In the Chapel of Moloch (One Shot) – On the heels of the second Hellboy feature film, legendary artist and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola returns to the drawing table for this standalone adventure of the world's greatest paranormal detective!Hellboy investigates an ancient chapel in Eastern Europe where an artist compelled by something more sinister than any muse has sequestered himself to complete his "life's work."

Joker HC – This is NOT a reprint of an existing story! This is an all-new, hardcover original graphic novel by writer Brian Azzarello (100 BULLETS) and artist Lee Bermejo (HELLBLAZER covers) - the creative team behind the acclaimed miniseries LEX LUTHOR: MAN OF STEEL - Joker shows an even darker and more disturbing side to the most dangerous man in Gotham: The Joker. After yet another stint in Arkham Asylum, The Joker finds "his city" divided among mobsters and costumed villains. Not content to settle for a piece of the pie, The Joker vows to take back the whole damn enchilada by any means necessary. Look for appearances by a slew of Gotham's most wanted, including gritty takes on Two-Face, Riddler, Killer Croc, Penguin, Harley Quinn and even Batman! Not since THE KILLING JOKE have you seen such a powerful tale of The Joker - you won't want to miss this one!

Mirror’s Edge #1 (OF 6) – Coinciding with the release of the highly anticipated new Electronic Arts game, Mirror's Edge comes an adventure unlike any other! Faith is a Runner in the city - a courier who delivers sensitive cargo by traversing the rooftops of the city's skyscrapers. But how did she come by this unique black market trade...and what secrets from her past may affect her future?

Savage #1(of 4) - Peter is a shoe salesman desperate for a life transformation. Sam is a hunter of things that would scare the hell out of lesser men. These two will collide in the middle of an epic battle between vicious werewolves and the legendary Big Foot. And that's just the beginning!

Ultimate Captain America Annual #1 – Who is the Black Panther? If you think you know, you haven't spent enough time in the Ultimate U! What secrets from his past cross into Captain America's origin? What deal did they make that will throw Cap's loyalty to the Ultimates into question? Superstar Jeph Loeb brings legendary artist JRJR back to the Ultimate Universe! Guest-starring the Ultimates!

Zen, Intergalactic Ninja #0 – The comic book legend returns! DDP is proud to present the beginning of the new Zen legend! Trained as a master of the Om martial arts, Zen becomes the galaxy's deadliest mercenary-for-hire, but at what cost to his soul?

See you at Haven!