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!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Monster Comics Week!! (10-22-08)

Amazing Spider-Man #574
Angel: After the Fall #13
Army of Darkness #14
Batman & the Outsiders #12 RIP – Shortage Replacement – S/O #83
Batman: Gotham After Midnight #6 (OF 12)
Battlestar Galactica: Origins #11
Birds of Prey #123
Captain America #43
Catwoman TP: Crime Pays – S/O #4
Cyblade #1
Daredevil #112
DC Universe: Halloween 08
Ender’s Game: Battle School #1 (OF 5)1 Copy – S/O #11, #64
Final Crisis #4 (OF 7)
Final Crisis: Submit #1
Ghost Rider: Danny Ketch #1 (OF 5)
GI Joe: A New Beginning #0

GI Joe: A New Beginning #0 Sketch Variant – S/O #3
Hulk #7
Moon Knight #23 – Shortage Replacement – S/O #85
Ms Marvel #32
New Avengers #46 SI
New Exiles #13
New Warriors #17
Northlanders vol 1 TP: Sven the Returned – S/O #122
Runaways 3 #3
Samurai Legend #2 (OF 4)
Secret Invasion #7 (OF 8) SI
Secret Invasion: Amazing Spider-Man #3 (OF 3) SI
She-Hulk 2 #34
Sonic X #38
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic #34
Superman/Batman vs Vampires/Werewolves #1 (Of 6) – S/O #64
Superman: New Krypton Special #1
Superman: New Krypton Special #1 Variant Edition – S/O #71
Tangent: Superman’s Reign #8 (OF 12)
Terry Moore’s Echo #7
Thor: Truth of History #1
Thunderbolts #125 SI
Tiny Titans #9
Transformers: All Hail Megatron #4
Trinity #21
True Believers #4 (OF 5)
Ultimate Spider-Man #127
Ultimate X-Men vol 19 TP: Absolute Power
Uknown Soldier #1
Usagi Yojimbo #115
Warhammer 40K: Fire & Honor #2 (OF 4)
Wildcats #4
Wolverine Annual #2: Roar
Wolverine: Manifest Destiny #1 (OF 4)
Worlds of Dungeons & Dragons #6
X-Factor #36
X-Men Legacy #217

DC Universe: Halloween '08 - The Horror! The Horror! Could this be the final Halloween for the DCU? Evil has won, and there are no treats! Witness tales of terror featuring Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Titans, El Diablo, Faust and others by past, present and future DC greats.

Final Crisis: Submit #1 – In a world overrun by Darkseid's Anti-Life Equation and his relentless storm troopers, do you choose to SUBMIT? As the lines between Super Hero and Super-Villain become blurred, the ultimate odd couple of Black Lightning and Tattoo Man, in what could be their final adventure, battle against the odds to save a family from the great darkness.

Ghost Rider: Danny Ketch #1 (OF 5) – You've heard the news by now. He's been away, he's been down to rock bottom; but he's back. Dan Ketch reborn: a stranger, darker figure. So what happened, Danny boy? Where did it all go wrong? Tying-into Jason Aaron's stunning take on the Ghost Rider mythos, artist Javier Saltares (Iron Man, Cat Woman) and writer Simon Spurrier (Gutsville, Silver Surfer) present a tormented fall into the deepest pits of the soul. Join us - via Technomancer babes, talking carrion-birds, battering-rams on bikes and the inescapable hunger for Vengeance - for a dark tale of Addiction

GI Joe: A New Beginning #0 – G.I. Joe has a new base of operations! IDW Publishing is proud to present an all-new era for the legendary Joe team. This specially priced introductory issue re-introduces the G.I. JOE vs. COBRA conflict for today's world, as presided over by G.I. JOE commanding officer, writer Larry Hama. Joining Hama on art chores is artist Robert Atkins. Together, the two tell their first tale-during a routine mission, the Joe team comes under attack by a mysterious outfit with terrifying goals.

Secret Invasion #7 (OF 8) SI – THIS IS IT!! The Marvel Universe versus the Skrull Empire - a battle of unity and spirit the likes of which the Earth has never seen. The comic event of the year starts its shocking conclusion.

Superman: New Krypton Special #1 – 'New Krypton' Part 1 of 9! The entire Superman franchise writing team joins forces, with art by Pete Woods and others, to formally launch the Superman event years in the making! While the current threat of Brainiac may have been forestalled in ACTION COMICS #870, the repercussions will be felt for a long, long time.Superman's greatest victory has lead to his happiest day - and his saddest. Gains are balanced by losses while Superman has to figure out what to do with 100,000 Kryptonians! Hold on to your capes as this story leads directly into SUPERMAN #681.

Thor: Truth of History #1 – Script, Pencils and Cover by ALAN DAVIS Legendary writer-artist Alan Davis (FANTASTIC FOUR: THE END) sends Thor on one of his most epic adventures in history! The God of Thunder and his fellow Asgardians visit Midgard's ancient Egypt...and leave behind a startling legacy that will change our world forever in this one-shot!

Unknown Soldier #1 – Welcome to Northern Uganda. In 2002, it's a place where tourists are hacked to death with machetes, 12-year-olds with AK-47s wage war, and celebrities futilely try to get people to care. Moses Lwanga is a pacifist doctor caught at the center. But when his life is threatened, Moses suddenly realizes he knows how to kill all too well. What is this voice telling him the only way to fix what's wrong with the country is by slaughtering those responsible? And what is Moses' connection to another past bandage-wrapped warrior?

Wolverine: Manifest Destiny #1 (of 4) – The X-Men have arrived in San Francisco-but Wolverine finds he's left more than his heart there! Something happened in Chinatown more than 50 years ago...something that the people there still have not forgotten. And now Logan finds himself a marked man, pursued by fighters from every dojo in town--not to mention the mystical warriors of the criminal Triad and their merciless leader...who just happens to be Logan's ex-girlfriend. Guess you shoulda stayed in New York, huh bub?


Monday, October 13, 2008

Wednesday's Comics are full of...AWESOME (10-15-08)

Age of Sentry #2 (OF 6)
Air #3
Amazing Spider-Girl #25
Amazing Spider-Man #573 Zombie Variant – S/O #64
Amazing Spider-Man #573 NWD
Astonishing X-Men #27 MD
Atomic Robo: Dogs of War #3 (OF 5)
Batgirl #4 (OF 6)
Batman & the Outsiders #12 RIP
Black Summer #7 (OF 7)
Booster Gold #13
Brave & the Bold #18
Captain Britain & MI 13 #6
Chronicles of Dr. Herbert West #1 (OF 6)
Conan the Cimmerian #4
DC Special: Cyborg #6 (OF 6)
DC Universe: Decisions #3 (OF 4)
Dr. Who: Forgotten #2
Dynamo 5 #17
Ex Machina vol 7 TP: Ex Cathedra – S/O #122
Fables #77
Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #2 (OF 5)
Final Crisis: Rogue’s Revenge #3 (OF 3)
Flash #245
Foolkiller: White Angels #4 (OF 5)
Ghost Rider #28
Grant Morrison’s Dr. Who #1
Guardians of the Galaxy #6 SI
Hulk: Monster Size Special #1
I Was Kidnapped by Lesbian Pirates from Outer Space #4
Iron Man: Director of SHIELD #34 SI
JSA #19
JSA #19 Variant Edition – S/O #71
Knights of the Dinner Table #143
Marvel Adventures Avengers #29
Marvel Illustrated: The Three Musketeers #5 (OF 6)
Mighty Avengers #19 SI
Moon Knight #23
New Avengers #45 SI
NYX: No Way Home #3 (OF 6)
Punisher #63
PVP #41
Robin #179
Scalped vol 3 TP: Dead Mothers – S/O #122
Scooby Doo #137
Secret Invasion: Amazing Spider-Man #2 (OF 3) SI
Secret Invasion: Frontline #4 (OF 5)
Spirit #22
Squadron Supreme 2 #4
Star Trek, Romulans: Hollow Crown #2 (OF 2)
Star Wars: Clone Wars #2 (OF 6)
Stormwatch PHD #15
Street Fighter II: Turbo #1
Super Friends #8
Superman/Batman vs Werewolves/Vampires #1 (Of 6)
Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen Special #1

Titans #6
Torchwood Magazine #9
Trinity #20
Ultimate Origins #5 (OF 5)
Uncanny X-Men #503 MD
X-Men: Worlds Apart #1 (OF 4)
Young X-Men #7 MD
Zorro #8

Chronicles of Dr. Herbert West #1 (OF 6) - Zenescope brings readers a modern update of the classic H.P. Lovecraft story, 'Herbert West: Reanimator.' Doctor Herbert West is an undisputed brilliant medical student, but his experiments with a serum created to re-animate the dead are frowned upon at the New England university he attends. West is soon forced to continue his grotesque experiments in secret, with varying degrees of success. But the closer he gets to perfecting his serum, the more obsessed he becomes with reversing death. And when he makes his greatest breakthrough, the young genius learns that some things were never meant to return from the grave!

Grant Morrison’s Dr. Who #1 – It’s Dr. Who. It’s Grant Morrison. Two brands of weird thrown together, and goodness only knows what’ll come of that.

Hulk: Monster Size Special #1 - It’s a knock-down, drag-out fight between the Gamma-powered Hulk, and the original science project gone wrong, the lightning-born Frankenstein’s Monster! The science-spawned beast of the Victorian Age meets the modern menace of the Nuclear Age, and when these monsters mash, forget the torches and pitchforks… just run! Guest starring a hoary host of Marvel’s scariest creatures and bogeymen smashing and terrorizing their way through this Monster-Sized issue!

Superman/Batman vs Werewolves/Vampires #1 (Of 6) - A man is killed by a mysterious creature - his body drained of blood. A woman is savagely attacked by a ferocious beast - her jugular ripped out. Bat wings flutter across the moon and the howl of a wolf echoes through the streets, for the creatures of the night have risen from the grave, and humanity's only salvation is the combined might of The Last Son of Krypton and The Dark Knight Detective. Blood will run red when Superman and Batman face off against vampires and werewolves for the fate of the entire DCU! Yeah, I think it sounds utterly goofy too.

Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen Special #1 - Straight from the pages of SUPERMAN, Jimmy Olsen, would-be star reporter, doggedly investigates the mystery surrounding Superman's newest foe, Atlas! But the secrets behind the titan of yore lead Olsen across the country and into great danger as he must survive attacks by none other than Codename: Assassin! And just as Jimmy is getting to the truth, he finds himself in the Midwest and seeking the aide of a hero long thought dead.

X-Men: Worlds Apart #1 (OF 4) - Over the course of her life, STORM has been many things: A thief. A goddess. An X-Man. A Wife. A Queen. But not until now have these roles come into conflict. When a mutant commits a mysterious murder in Wakanda, Storm takes it upon herself to investigate. And what she discovers will force her into a position where she must choose: Will she stand with the X-Men or with her husband? Writer Chris Yost (X-FORCE, NEW X-MEN) and up-and-coming artist Diogenes Neves bring you this first part of a limited series that will change Storm forever...

Friday, October 03, 2008

Big Comics Week!! (10-8-08)

BOOSTER GOLD #1 – Reorder for wall
DEADPOOL #2 SI – Shortage Replacement
HELM #3 (OF 4)

TWELVE #8 (OF 12)
ULTIMATE X-MEN #95 - S/O #48

13 Chambers - After Abraham Lincoln's death, one of President Jackson's first orders was to disband the 13 Marshals: a secret group of lawmen operating with complete federal authority. Set in a fantasy 1860s, 13 CHAMBERS is the story of the 13th Marshal and his Presidential mission to retrieve all 13 Territory Peace Keeper pistols and return them to Washington D.C. for retirement.All is well until he reaches a small town in four corners where an insane mining baron named YORK has killed the 12th Marshal and stolen his pistol.The 13th Marshal must get the pistol back at all costs and bring York to justice...or die trying.

Crossed #1 (of 9) - Garth Ennis has pulled out all the stops to write the most twisted book of his career, Crossed! Through ten heart-stopping chapters, Crossed is his horrifically visceral exploration of the pure evil that humans are truly capable of indulging. This gut-wrenching vision is brought to vivid - and more than a little disturbing - life by his partner-in-crime, Jacen Burrows. Imagine, for a moment, the worst crimes against humanity. Picture the cruelest affronts to decency. Conjure your darkest nightmares - and then realize it could all be so much worse. When civilization crumbles in one terrifying moment, when people are gleefully breaking into unthinkable acts of violence all around you, when everyone you love has died screaming in agony - What do you do? There is no help. There is no hope. There is no escape. There are only the Crossed. Certain to be the most depraved and corrupt book of the year, this one is not for the faint of heart!

Ender’s Game: Battle School #1 (of 5) - There's a war coming. The same aliens who almost destroyed Earth once are coming back to get the whole job done this time. But we aren't going to just sit and die. The international military is taking our best and brightest to mold them into the finest military minds ever-and they're taking them young. 8-year-old Ender Wiggin is the best they've ever found. Can he save the Earth? Can he survive Battle School and the game that they will force him to play? The legendary sci-fi epic by New York Times Bestseller Orson Scott Card comes to comics! Join hot writer Christopher Yost (X-FORCE) and superstar Pasqual Ferry (ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR, ULTIMATE IRON MAN) as they tell one of the greatest science fiction stories of all time.

Gears of War #1 – The best-selling video game franchise arrives in comic books stores with a blast - one month before the debut of the new Xbox 360 game! The opening six-issue arc of this new ongoing series bridges the end of the first Gears of War game and the start of the second one, following the brutal adventures of Marcus Fenix and Delta Squad in the battle against the Locust! What happened after the Lightmass Bombing and how did the Locust react to this devastating weapon? Find out in this new series by Gears of War 2 game-writer Joshua Ortega (Death Dealer) and artist Liam Sharp.

Marvel Zombies 3 #1 (of 4) - Board up Avengers Tower! Lock down the Baxter Building! The ravenous hordes of Marvel Zombies are invading ... the Marvel Universe! That's right, the next chapter of the MZ saga is a non-stop in-continuity gorefest with major implications for at least one Marvel hero! When the super-undead stumble into the MU from the Man-Thing's Nexus of All Realities, all of Florida is quarantined against the zombie plague. Time is quickly running out for a cure, so the Initiative sends a most unlikely group of heroes into the Zombieverse on a desperate mission to find the one item they need before the whole MU is consumed!

My Name is Bruce (One 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!