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!