Friday, May 29, 2009

Wednesday's Comics!! (6-3-09)

Agents of Atlas #6
Amazing Spider-Man #596
Angel: Not Fade Away #2
Anita Blake: Necromancer #2 (OF 5)
Astonishing Tales #5
Astro City: The Dark Age, Book 3 #2 (OF 4)
Atomic Robo: Shadow from Beyond Time #2 (OF 5)
Batman & Robin #1
Battlestar Galactica: Final Five #3 (OF 4)
Black Panther 2 #5
Boys #31
BTVS: Tales of the Vampires (1-Shot)
Captain Blood: Odyssey #1 (OF 5)
Captain Britain & MI13 Annual #1
Conan the Cimmerian #11
Daredevil Noir #3 (OF 4)
Dark Avengers #5
Dead Irons #4 (OF 4)
Dead Run #1
Deadpool: Suicide Kings #3 (OF 5)
Deadpool vol 1 TP: Secret Invasion
Exiles #3
Farscape: Strange Detractors #3 (OF 4)
Final Crisis Aftermath: Run #2 (OF 6)
GI Joe Movie Prequel #4 Snake-Eyes
Halo Uprising Premiere HC
Herobear & the Kid vol 1 TP: Inheritance – S/O #58
House of Mystery #14
Irredeemable #3
Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four #48
Mighty #5
Mighty Avengers #25
Muppet Show #3 (OF 4)
Neil Gaiman’s Coraline TP
New Avengers: Reunion #4 (OF 4)
New Mutants #2
Power Giril #1 – S/O #54
Prototype #3 (OF 6)
Punisher Max: Naked Kill #1
Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time: Eye of the World #0
Secret Six #10
Skaar #11
Solomon Grundy #4 (OF 7)
Star Trek: Crew #4
Strange Adventures #4 (OF 8)
Superman: World of New Krypton #4 (OF 12)
Timestorm 2009/2099 Spider-Man
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen #3
Trojan War #2 (OF 5)
Ultimate Spider-Man #133
Ultimatum #4 (OF 5)
Universal War One: Revelations #3 (OF 3)
Unknown Soldier #8
War of Kings #4 (OF 6)
Warlord #3
Werewolves on the Moon vs Vampires #1 (OF 3)
Wolverine: Revolver #1

Batman & Robin #1 – 'Batman Reborn' begins here! With the reunited team of Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely (ALL-STAR SUPERMAN, WE3, New X-Men), this first issue kicks off a 3-part story arc that can't be missed! The new Dynamic Duo hit the streets with a bang in their new flying Batmobile as they face off against an assemblage of villains called the Circus of Strange. They also tackle their first mission investigating a child who's been abducted by the mysterious Domino Killer. But will everything go smoothly? And who exactly are the new Batman and Robin? The newest era of The Dark Knight begins here!

Captain Blood: Odyssey #1 (OF 5) – All Peter Blood wanted was to be left alone. A doctor living in 17th century England, Blood spends his days tending to his patients and reminiscing about his time adventuring through Europe. Blood soon winds up on the wrong side of a rebellion and is sentenced to ten years of hard labor on the island of Barbados. Escaping slavery, Blood begins his career as a pirate and becomes one of the most famous Pirates in the Caribbean as well as one of literature's best anti-heroes. Captain Blood: Odyssey is an adaptation of Rafael Sabatini's novel. Later adapted into the 1935 movie starring Errol Flynn, the 1922 book was a smash hit and launched numerous sequels. Adapted for the first time to comic book form, Captain Blood: Odyssey is a very faithful adaptation of the popular novel.

Dead Run #1 – 'All Speed. No Limits.' The end isn't near, it's here. America has become a wasteland, leaving the few cities that remain transformed into impenetrable fortresses. Beyond these walls lies The Zone, a brutal, plague-ravaged landscape stretching from one city to the next, populated by mutants, monsters, and warring factions of survivors driven insane by disease and starvation. Only the very brave or the very foolish voluntarily step foot outside the protective confines of the mega-cities. Nick Masters happens to be a little bit of both. Nick's a driver; if you need something picked-up, delivered, or disposed of, Nick's your man - and he's all business. But when he fails to deliver an important package to a local crime lord, Nick's business suddenly becomes very personal!

Halo Uprising Premier HC – Bridging the blockbuster "Halo 2" and "Halo 3" video games, the Eisner-winning team of writer Brian Bendis and artist Alex Maleev join forces for the action-packed landmark collection that has everyone talking—HALO UPRISING PREMIERE HC.

Neil Gaiman’s Coraline TP – New York Times-bestselling novel and new children's classic Coraline springs to life as a gorgeously adapted graphic novel! When Coraline steps through a door in her family's new house, she finds another house, strangely similar to her own (only better). At first, things seem marvelous. The food is better than at home, and the toy box is filled with fluttering wind-up angels and dinosaur skulls that crawl and rattle their teeth. But there's another mother there and another father, and they want her to stay and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go. Coraline will have to fight with all her wits and all the tools she can find if she is to save herself and return to her ordinary life. This beloved tale has now become a visual feast. Acclaimed artist P. Craig Russell brings Neil Gaiman's enchanting nationally best-selling children's book Coraline to new life in this gorgeously illustrated graphic novel adaptation.

Punisher Max: Naked Kill #1 – What do pencils, a feather duster and a plastic trash-bag have in common? To stop a murderous snuff film ring, Frank Castle has to infiltrate a building with a security system so tight that he can't bring in any weapons. Nothing. Nada. Just his own wits, inventiveness and ruthless efficiency. Oh, and a few cleaning products and office supplies. It's the Punisher at his ruthless best; as you've never seen him before -- the bad guys won't know what hit them. Multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author Jonathan Maberry (Patient Zero) takes the Punisher into dark territory in this stand-alone tale.

Werewolves on the Moon vs Vampires #1 (OF 3) – Through all of history, on the night of the full moon, the bloodcurdling cries of werewolves have pierced the night sky. For centuries, werewolves have had to content themselves with shortened forays of feral change as dictated by the source of their power -- the moon! But all that is about to change as three werewolf friends -- Ted, Jeff, and Stan, leave Earth and travel to the lunar surface in a quest to become kings of the moon! Unfortunately, Moon Patrol captain Maggie Pilgrim has other plans . . . as does the hive of vampires living on the dark side!

Wolverine: Revolver #1 – What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, right? But Logan's gone to Vegas in search of something that's been hiding there a bit too long. In a place where anyone will wager on anything, it's no wonder that Logan finds himself in a game of Russian Roulette surrounded by rowdy Russian mobsters. But they're not the real problem. Logan's got his eyes trained on the man sitting across from him. The guy with the revolver in his hand and the killer smile who is much more than he seems. Bang.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Thursday's Comics!! (5-28-09)

Aliens #1 (OF 4)
Amazing Spider-Man #595
Arkham Horror: Curse of the Dark Pharoah Expansion
Astounding Wolf-Man #16
Avengers Initiative #24
Avengers/Invaders #11 (OF 12)
Bart Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror vol 1 TP – S/O #7
Batman in Barcelona: Dragon’s Knight
Batman: The Brave & the Bold #5
Boys vol 1 TP: Name of the Game
Boys vol 2 TP: Get Some
Boys vol 3 TP: Good for the Soul
Captain America #50 – Shortage Replacement
Castle Waiting HC – S/O #7
Concrete vol 5 TP: Think Like a Mountain - S/O #7
Crossed #5 (OF 9)
Dark Reign Elektra #3 (OF 5)
Dark Reign Hood #1 (OF 5)
Dellec #0

Disney Adventure Comics vol 1: Lilo & Stitch
Ender’s Shadow: Battle School #5 (OF 5)
Eureka: Dormant Gene #2 (OF 4)
Fall of Cthulhu: Nemesis #2 (OF 4)
Farscape: Dargo’s Lament #2 (OF 4)
Fathom #7
Final Crisis Aftermath: Ink #1 (OF 6)
Fringe #5 (OF 6)
Galveston TP
Garth Ennis’ Battlefields: Tankies #2
Ghost Rider #35
Gotham Gazette #1 Batman Alive
Green Lantern #41
Guardians of the Galaxy #14
Hulk #12 – Shortage Replacement
Ignition City #3 (OF 5)
Immortal Iron Fist #26
Incredible Hercules #129
JLA #33
JSA #27
Knights of the Dinner Table #150
Last Days of Animal Man #1 (OF 6)
Life-Size Fone Bone Plush Toy
Literals #2 (OF 3)
Madame Xanadu #11
Marvel Apes Grunt Line Special
Marvel Previews 2009
Moon Knight #30
Mouse Guard: Winter 1152 #6 (OF 6)
Ms. Marvel #39
Muppet Robin Hood #1 (OF 4)
New Avengers #53
Northlanders #17
Nova #25
Previews #249, June 2009
Red Sonja #44
Resistance #6 (OF 6)
Robert Jordan’s New Spring #6
Runaways 3 #10
Sonic Universe #4
Spider-Man: Short Halloween
Spirit #28
Squadron Supreme 2 #11
Stand: American Nightmares #3 (OF 5)
Star Wars – Boba Fett: Enemy of the Empire TP – S/O #7
Star Wars – Boba Fett vol 1 T: Man with a Mission – S/O #7
Star Wars – Clone Wars vol 3 TP: Wind Raiders Talora
Star Wars Legacy #36
Starcraft #1
Superman #688
Teen Titans #71
Trinity #52
Ultimate Wolverine vs Hulk #6 (OF 6)
Unknown Soldier #8
Usagi Yojimbo #120
War Machine #6
Warhammer 40K: RPG Game Master’s Kit
Watchmen: The Comedian AF

Wildcats #11
Wizard Magazine #213
Wolverine #72
Wolverine First Class #15
Wolverine Origins #36
Wonder Woman #32
X-Force #15
X-Men Future History: Messiah War Sourcebook
X-Men Legacy #224
Zombies – Bag ‘o Babes

Aliens #1 (OF 4) – A group of wildcat planetary prospectors plant their flag on a distant new world, rich in land, resources . . . and mystery. Within this seemingly uninhabited planet lies the greatest archaeological discovery in history, an ancient, abandoned complex of impossible proportions carved deep within the living rock, a mind-numbing labyrinth of passages, ramps, bridges, and galleries that seems to extend limitlessly. But as the exploration of the leviathan dead city proceeds deeper and deeper, the members of the team slowly begin to lose their grip on reality. But madness gives way to fear as the explorers begin to disappear one by one. Something else lives within the necropolis, a faceless horror as deadly and merciless as space itself, a lethal terror that has waited centuries to awake . . . and destroy.

Batman in Barcelona: Dragon’s Knight – When a string of bizarre murders hits Spain's beautiful coastal city of Barcelona, The Dark Knight makes solving this crime his top priority. Full of international intrigue, high adventure and even higher stakes, BATMAN IN BARCELONA: DRAGON'S KNIGHT showcases The Caped Crusader in a different type of Gotham - but one no less dangerous! Fan-favorite writer Mark Waid (KINGDOM COME) delivers an exciting, non-stop one-shot full of surprises while Spanish art sensation Diego Olmos (SUPERNATURAL: RISING SON) beautifully illustrates his home city. Featuring a gorgeous cover by best-selling artist Jim Lee (BATMAN, SUPERMAN)!

Dark Reign Hood #1 (OF 5) – Straight from the pages of New Avengers and Dark Reign: The Cabal: go deep into the cutthroat world of The Hood! You may know him as the tough-talking crime boss who's organizing the villains of NYC while wheeling and dealing with the likes of Loki and Dr. Doom. But what about the pregnant girlfriend, addict cousin, and institutionalized mother that we met back in his debut mini? And what price is he paying for his rapid climb up the ranks of crime and power? Writer Jeff Parker (Agents of Atlas) and Kyle Hotz (The Hood: Blood From Stones) invite you to spend a week in the life of Parker Robinson, one of the key characters in Dark Reign, as he struggles to keep his professional and personal lives from destroying each other!

Dellec #0 – SOMETIMES...EVIL SHOULD BE AFRAID. His name is DELLEC, and it all starts right here! One man amidst a blur of immorality, but his mission is clear-destroy the forces of evil wherever they may flourish, even if it means taking on the very being that created mankind itself! The action-packed first issue takes off full throttle, as DELLEC, on a quest for vengeance and redemption, jumps headfirst into the battle of a lifetime-and his chances for survival don't look good! However, DELLEC is not one to back down from a fight, even if his foe is the bloodcurdling Bludgeoner! A completely brand new maxi-series brought to you by Aspen's own Frank Mastromauro, Vince Hernandez and Micah Gunnell, along with inker Rob Stull and colorist Matt Hollingsworth, DELLEC is unlike anything Aspen has ever done before. This inventive new title is set to raise the bar on cinematic storytelling, while keeping you on the edge of your seat every hair-raising moment. Plus, to prove DELLEC's worth, we're introducing you to this issue at our lowest price ever! So take the chance and see why DELLEC will soon be one of the most talked about new series in comics!

Galveston TP – True fact - fabled pirate Jean Lafitte spent his last years not on the high seas, but in Texas. Guess who his buddy 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! Collecting the do-not-miss four issue mini-series.

Last Days of Animal Man #1 (OF 6) – Is Buddy Baker losing it all? Everyman hero Buddy Baker has fought hard for our world, and for his family. But by the year 2024, the Earth has seen better days: The heroes are growing tired, the villains have grown nastier and Buddy's own hometown of San Diego has struggled for years to recover from a cataclysmic typhoon. His children have grown and his marriage has gotten colder...and now, as San Diego faces the most vicious Super-Villain it's seen in years, his powers are starting to fail him! Without his powers, without his family - who is Buddy Baker? Can he still be a husband? Can he still be a father? Can he still be Animal Man? And more importantly, can he even survive the bloodthirsty plan his arch-rival's progeny has in store for him? Comics legend Gerry Conway (TV's Law and Order) makes his return to DC with this can't-miss miniseries!

Muppet Robin Hood #1 (OF 4) – The Muppets tell the Robin Hood legend for laughs, and it's the reader who will be merry! Robin Hood (Kermit the Frog) and his band of outlaws steal from the rich and give to the poor. But much to the Merry Men's disbelief, Maid Marian (Miss Piggy) has stolen Robin's most valuable possession-his heart!

Spider-Man: Short Halloween – Two stars of Saturday Night Live make their Marvel debut with an all-new story set right on the bustling, hot dog juice covered streets of New York City. Halloween is coming early this year as Spidey is knocked out during the Greenwich Village costume parade and an intoxicated reveler in a Spidey costume takes his place. Really, we don't want to say more than that. Trust us, with comic book legend Kevin Maguire (JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL) along for the ride, this'll be more exciting than putting a president on a comic book cover!

Starcraft #1 – From the bestselling Blizzard computer game comes the most explosive sci-fi action comic ever created! Join the WarPigs, a disbanded team of outlaws reunited by their former captain for one last job: the assassination of Jim Raynor! Join creators Keith Giffen, Simon Furman and Federico Dallocchio for WildStorm's explosive foray into the world of STARCRAFT with this new ongoing series!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Wednesday's Comics!! (5-20-09)

Agents of Atlas #5
Amazing Spider-Man #594
Amazing Spider-Man Family #6
Angel #21
Batman: Battle for the Cowl #3 (OF 3)
Batman: Battle for the Cowl #3 (OF 3) Variant – S/O #16
Big Book of Barry Ween, Boy Genius TP – S/O #48
Bionicle vol 5 GN: Battle of Voya Nui
Black Terror #4
Boys: Herogasm #1
Brave and the Bold #23
Captain America #50
Cars: Rookie #2 (OF 4)
Complete Dracula #1 (OF 5)
Crossed #1 (OF 9) Auxiliary Edition
Dark Reign Fantastic Four #3 (OF 5)
Dr. Who: Time Machination
Dreamer #6
Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall SC – S/O #102
Fables vol 1 TP: Legends in Exile – S/O #102
Fables vol 2 TP: Animal Farm – S/O #102
Fantastic Force #2 (OF 5)
Fantastic Four #566
Farscape #1
Final Crisis Aftermath: Dance #1 (OF 6)
Fruits Basket vol 21 GN (OF 23) – S/O #7
GI Joe #5
GI Joe: Cobra #3
Greatest American Hero #3 (OF 3)
Green Arrow/Black Canary #20
Grimm Fairy Tales #38
Herobear and the Kid vol 1 TP: Inheritance – S/O #58
Hotwire #3 (OF 5)
Hulk #12
Incredibles: Family Matters #2 (OF 4)
Jack of Fables #34
Killapalooza #1 (OF 6)
Locke & Key: Head Games #5
Marvel Adventures Avengers #36
Marvel Mystery Comics #1 70th Anniversary Special
Outsiders #18
Patricia Brigg’s Mercy Thompson: Homecoming #3 (OF 4)
Planet Skaar Prologue (one-shot)
Punisher #5 DKR
Resident Evil #2 (OF 6)
Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time: Eye of the World #0
Scooby Doo #144
Silver Age Sentinels GM Screen
Skrull Kill Krew #2 (OF 5)
Star Trek: Aliens Spotlight - Romulans
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic #41
Star Wars Light Saber USB Glow Lamp
Stephen Colbert’s Tek Jansen #5 (OF 5)
Supergirl #41
Superman/Batman #60
Terror, Inc.: Apocalypse Soon #2 (OF 4)
Thor vol 2 Premiere HC
Thunderbolts #132
Timestorm 2009/2099 #2 (OF 4)
Tiny Titans #16
Tiny Titans vol 2 TP: Adventures in Awesomeness
Transformers: All Hail Megatron #11
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen #1
Trinity #51
Uncanny X-Men #510
Uncanny X-Men #510 Campbell Variant
Vigilante #6
Warhammer 40K RPG Game Master’s Kit
Wolverine Noir #2 (OF 4)
Wolverine: Weapon X #2
World of Warcraft #19
X-Men Forever: Alpha
Zorro #13

Boys: Herogasm #1 – Heroes on the planet uniting to defend us all... a secret crisis of such utter finality that a countdown to civil or infinite war seems unavoidable... but have you ever wondered what really happens during Crossovers? The Seven, Payback, Teenage Kix, Fantastico and every other supe on Earth team up for an annual event like no other... and where the supes go, can a certain 'five complications and a dog' be far behind? Vought-American prepare to make their move, in a story that will change the world of the Boys forever: Herogasm #1. The first-ever Boys spin-off mini-series features the pairing of Ennis with Hitman artist John McCrea and covers by Boys artist and co-creator Darick Robertson!

Complete Dracula #1 (OF 5) – Dynamite presents an unprecedented comic book series starring the Lord of the Undead - Dracula! Writers John Reppion and Leah Moore are joined by painter Colton Worley for a 5 issue odyssey of life, death and the blood that flows within us all! This fully-painted series features a massive 32 pages of story and art per issue, each page fully-painted in a rich, moody style by Worley, all under covers by modern master John Cassaday! Join us for this authentic and exhaustive adaptation by Moore and Reppion, who also provide bonus materials such as script pages, annotations and samplings of the original text by Stoker!

Killapalooza #1 (OF 6) – You've never seen anything like a rock band that moonlights as a super-powered assassination squad! Superstar noisemakers The Clap thought they were the only ones, but apparently there's at least one more - and they've both marked the honoree of a benefit concert as their next target! If The Clap can survive a death trap laid by their mystery rivals, they'll face their greatest challenge yet - a dinner for the concert's sponsor! The world's biggest music stars and their egos in the same room? Expect mayhem and murder with your shrimp cocktail!

Marvel Mystery Comics #1 70th Anniversary Special – The original Human Torch, Toro, the Sub-Mariner, the Angel and the Ferret team up to prevent Nazi saboteurs and one of the Torch's earliest foes from creating the ultimate weapon of mass destruction in this all-new 22 page story. Plus another 10 page classic vintage tale from Marvel's Golden Age!

Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time: Eye of the World #0 – At long last, the Dabel Brothers proudly bring you the adaptation of Robert Jordan's epic fantasy masterwork: The Wheel of Time! The saga begins here with the Fall of the Dragon and the Breaking of the World in this prelude issue to the ongoing series, in this edition available with Regular and PREVIEWS Exclusive covers. And the Shadow fell upon the Land, and the World was riven stone from stone. The oceans fled, and the mountains were swallowed up, and the nations were scattered to the eight corners of the World. The moon was blood, and the sun was as ashes. The seas boiled, and the living envied the dead. All was shattered, and all but memory lost, and one memory above all others, of him who brought the Shadow and the Breaking of the World. And him they named Dragon.

Star Wars Light Saber USB Glow Lamp - That's right, you can plug this life-size light saber into your USB port and use it as a desk lamp, and you can also unplug your fully charged light saber and kill bad guys with it. You know you want this...

X-Men Forever: Alpha – X-Men Forever marks Chris Claremont's exciting return to a story he left unfinished over 15 years ago. Now, X-Men Forever Alpha #1 gets you caught up on all the best-selling action leading into Forever #1 with this special reprint of X-Men #1-3. The Master of Magnetism embarks on a holy crusade to rescue his fellow mutants from the coming genetic conflagration with humanity...regardless of the cost to either side. All that stands in the way of absolute chaos are the mutant heroes known as the X-Men, whose powers and abilities set them apart from a humanity that hates and fears them.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Wednesday's Comics!! (5-13-09)

Action Comics #877
All New Savage She-Hulk #2 (OF 4)
Amazon #3 (OF 3)
Angel: Not Fade Away #1
Astro Boy, Movie Prequel: Underground #1
Azrael: Death’s Dark Knight #3 (OF 3)
Batman: Battle for the Cowl – The Network #1 – Shortage Replacement
Batman Confidential #29
Battlestar Galactica: Final Five #2 (OF 4)
Black Panther 2 #4
Booster Gold #20
BPRD: Black Goddess #5 (OF 5)
Captain Britain and MI 13 #13
Dark Reign: Hawkeye #2 (OF 5)
Dark Reign: Young Avengers #1 (OF 5)
Dark Tower: The Fall of Gilead #1 (OF 6)
Deadpool: Suicide Kings #2 (OF 5)
Fables #84
Fall of Cthulhu vol 1 TP: Fugue – S/O
Farscape: Dargo’s Lament #1 (OF 4) – S/O #157
Final Crisis Aftermath: Escape #1 (OF 6)
Fone Bone Plush Toy
Fusion #1 (OF 3)
Genext United #1 (OF 5)

GI Joe: Cobra #3
Green Lantern Corps #36
House of Mystery #13
Howling Commandos #1
Hulk: Movie Minimates Custom Set – S/O #64
Lockjaw & the Pet Avengers #1 (OF 4)
Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #51
Marvel Adventures Superheroes #11
Oracle #3 (OF 3)
Pride & Prejudice #2 (OF 5)
Punisher: Frank Castle Max #70
Rebels #4
Rising Stars vol 3 TP: Fire & Ash – S/O #17
Rising Stars vol 4 TP – S/O #17
Savage Dragon #148
Secret Six #9
Secret Warriors #4
Sonic the Hedgehog #200
Star Trek: Mission’s End #3
Star Wars: Clone Wars #6 (OF 6)
Storming Paradise #5 (OF 6)
Stormwatch PhD #21
Super Friends #15
Terry Moore’s Echo #12
Thor: Tales of Asgard by Lee & Kirby #1 (OF 6)
Titans #13
Trinity #50
Ultimate Spider-Man #132
Ultimates 3 TP: Who Killed Scarlet Witch?
Umbrella Academy: Dallas #6 (OF 6)
Unknown #1 (OF 4)
Unthinkable #1 (OF 4)
Unwritten #1

Walking Dead #61
War of Kings Ascension #2 (OF 4)
Warlord #1 – S/O #59
Wolverine #73
Wolverine #73 Djurdejevic 70th Annniversary Variant
Wonderful Wizard of Oz #6 (OF 8)
X-Factor #43
Zorro #13

Fusion #1 (OF 3) – The mother of all Top Cow/Marvel crossovers debuts in May! Top Cow's two covert tech teams collide with Marvel's Initiative enforcers, the Mighty Avengers and the Thunderbolts. When a rapid and unregistered Ripclaw starts tearing through a small Northeast town, the Mighty Avengers move in to stop him. When the feral hero escapes, they're drawn into an inevitable conflict with Cyberforce. A crossover event too massive to be contained in a single issue brought to you by the writing team of Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (Guardians of the Galaxy, Nova) and Top Cow favorite artist Tyler Kirkham (Ultimate Fantastic Four, Broken Trinity: Aftermath).

Genext United #1 (OF 5) – The newest generation of X-Men returns! In a world where the years passed in real-time for the X-Men since their foundation, the newest crop of students at Xavier's are the children and grandchildren of the heroes we know. But with all the trouble Becka Monroe, Pavel Rasputin, Olivier Raven and company got into last time, they're not sure they want to go back to school. With Professor Henry 'Beast' McCoy watching over them, GeNEXT is striking out on their own!

Howling Commandos #1 – Nothing less than the fate of the free world is at stake as Sgt. Nick Fury leads the Howling Commandos on their most dangerous mission ever! SHOTGUN OPERA sets the stage for the harrowing events of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale's best-selling CAPTAIN AMERICA: WHITE. After parachuting deep into enemy-held Yugoslavia, Fury, Dum Dum, Izzy, Reb, Gabe, and Pinky Pinkerton need every bullet and grenade in the Allied armory as they are chased by Tiger tanks, strafed by screaming Stukas, betrayed by beautiful babes, and forced into gladiatorial combat against Baron Strucker's diabolical war machine: PANZER MAX! Brought to you by the team of Jesse Alexander (HEROES, LOST, ALIAS) and John Paul Leon (EARTH X), HOWLING COMMANDOES is a must-have for all Fury Fans, Cap Completists, and anyone who likes war comics that take no prisoners, show no mercy, and cry havoc! WA-HOO!

Lockjaw & the Pet Avengers #1 (OF 4) – And there came a day, a day unlike any other, when Earth’s mightiest heroes were unaware of a threat greater than all of them could handle. And on that day, a teleporting puppy scoured the world to assemble a team of animals to fight the foes no single beast could withstand! Strap on your collar and hop on-board the adventures of LOCKJAW, LOCKHEED, REDWING, HAIRBALL, and an all-new FROG THOR!

Thor: Tales of Asgard by Lee & Kirby #1 (OF 6) – The legend has come true! By the will of the gods, I am alive! I am invincible! I am — THOR!!! And so began the very first epic tale of Marvel’s most revered hero, the mighty Thor, whose legend would grow alongside the success of Marvel comics, making him the most exciting super hero of all time! Never has Thor been more sensational than during these early tales, crafted by Marvel’s greatest, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Re-live classic Norse mythology in the mighty Marvel manner as well as Stan and Jack’s stories of the Norse Gods and Thor before he came to Earth as Don Blake. Witness as these masters breathe life into the thunder god and some of Marvel’s most enduring characters: Helmdall, Balder, Loki, Odin and Hela. Read these stories as never before with all-new, modern coloring and six extraordinary interlocking covers by current THOR artist Olivier Coipel. Collecting the “Tales of Asgard” backup stories from JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #97-104.

Unknown #1 (OF 4) – She has solved every mystery known to man. But there is one mystery that remains unknown! Revered as the smartest person alive, Catherine Allingham is the world's most famous private investigator. Follow her adventures as she sets out to solve the one mystery she's never been able to crack! A new original mini-series from Mark Waid in the vein of Ruse with international superstar Minck Oosterveer.

Unthinkable #1 (OF 4) – They've been hired to think the UNTHINKABLE. But what happens when the unthinkable actually happens? After 9-11, best-selling author Alan Ripley joins a government think tank consisting of the most imaginative minds in diverse fields. Their job? Think of nightmare scenarios and crippling terrorist attacks so the government can safeguard against them. But when members of the think tank start to disappear one by one, can Alan stop the UNTHINKABLE from coming to pass? Find out in this new mini-series from hot writer Mark (TWO-FACE YEAR ONE, CYBORG) Sable and rising talent Julian Totino Tedesco.

Unwritten #1 – Everyone's read the Tommy Taylor books, the popular series of novels turned pop culture phenomenon about a boy wizard's adventures. And everyone knows about Tom Taylor, the boy the novels were based on, whose life was so overshadowed by his Dad's fictional epic that Tom's become a lame Z-level celebrity at best and a human viral marketing tool at worst. But what if the resemblance goes even deeper? What if Tom is the boy-wizard of the books made flesh? And if that sounds crazy, why is it bringing him into the crosshairs of an ancient faction that has never been named in any book or text? To discover the truth about himself, Tom must search through all the places in history where fiction and reality have intersected. And in the process, he'll learn more about that unwritten cabal and the plot they're at the center of -- a plot that spans all of literature from the first clay tablets to the gothic castles where Frankenstein was conceived to the self-adjusting stories of the internet.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Snikt... Owww!

What if you saved up enough money to buy mutant powers, but could only afford one ability? Tip: Don't pick Wolverine.

Found via /Film

Rogue: "Does it hurt when they come out?"

Wolverine: "Every time."

Friday, May 01, 2009

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (and Wednesday's Comic)!!!

Don't forget, Havenites, that tomorrow - Saturday, May 2nd - is FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!! Come on out and pick up your free comics!!! There are some great titles available tomorrow, including a critical chapter of Green Lantern: Blackest Night, and a great New Avengers/Thor story. Disney/Pixar's Cars will also have a special FCBD issue shipping, so there's definitely something for everyone! Don't miss the biggest day of the comics year!!

Wednesday's Comics:

Agents of Atlas #4
Amazing Spider-Man #593
Angel: Blood and Trenches #3
Army of Darkness #20
Astonishing Tales #4
Astro City: The Dark Age, Book Three #1 (OF 4)
Atomic Robo: Shadow from Beyond Time #1 (OF 5)
Batman: Battle for the Cowl – The Network #1
Batman: Battle for the Cowl – The Underground #1 – Shortage Replacement
Batman: The Resurrection of Ra’s Al Ghul TP
Boys #30
Buffy the Vampire Slayer #25
Cable #14 XMW
Daredevil Noir #2 (OF 4)
Dead Romeo #2 (OF 6)
Deadpool #10
Destroyer #2 (OF 5)
Dr. Who Magazine #406
Exiles #2
Farscape: Strange Detractor #2 (OF 4)
Fin Fang Four Return #1
Final Crisis Aftermath: Run #1 (OF 6)
Flash Rebirth #2 (OF 5)
Fruits Basket vol 21 GN (OF 23)
GI Joe: Movie Prequel #3 Baroness
Green Arrow/Black Canary: League of Their Own TP
Grimm Fairy Tales: Return to Wonderland Annual #1
Hulk: Broken Worlds #2 (OF 2)
Human Torch Comics #1 70th Anniversary Special
Hunter RPG: Horror Recognition Guide
Invincible Iron Man #13
Irredeemable #2
Kull #6 (OF 6)
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen III: Century 1910 #1
Marvel Zombies 4 #2 (OF 4)
New Avengers Reunion #3 (OF 4)
New Mutants #1
Power Girl #1

Prototype #2 (OF 6)
Seaguy: Slaves of Mickey Eye #2 (OF 3)
Serenity RPG: Six-Shooters and Spaceships SC
Shrapnel #5 (OF 5)
Solomon Grundy #3 (OF 7)
Soulfire #9
Soulfire: New World Order #1 (OF 5)
Star Trek: Crew #3
Strange Adventures #3 (OF 8)
Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade #6 (OF 6)
Superman: World of New Krypton #3 (OF 12)
Teen Titans #70 – Shortage Replacement
Terror, Inc.: Apocalypse Soon #1 (OF 5)
Trinity #49
Trojan War #1 (OF 5)
Voltron: A Legend Forged #5
War of Kings #1 (OF 6) – Yu Variant
War of Kings #3 (OF 6)
Warlord #2
Wicked Munchkin Jumbo D10

Wizard Magazine #212 – Shortage Replacement
Wonder Woman #31 – Shortage Replacement
X-Men First Class: Finals #4 (OF 4)

Astro City: The Dark Age, Book Three #1 (OF 4) – Astro City's longest and most ambitious epic enters a new era and a new jumping-on point. It's the early 1980s - a time of darkness and danger, the era of the Point Man, the Omega Rangers and others. And for Charles and Royal Williams, it's a time for revenge as their pursuit of the man who killed their parents takes Royal deep into the bowels of the PYRAMID organization while Charles reaches heights he never imagined. Will it be morning in America - or will the long night continue? Also featuring the First Family, the debut of Cleopatra and more!

Batman: Battle for the Cowl – The Network #1Batman: Battle for the Cowl is in full swing! A wave of heroes arrive in Gotham City in this one-shot, with hopes of helping stem the tide of chaos threatening to overwhelm everybody! Starring Huntress, Batgirl, Misfit, Ragman, Manhunter and many others. Will these heroes succeed--or will they be victims of Gotham City's madness? And if they do succeed, what does the future hold for them?

Fin Fang Four Return #1 – There was a time when giants walked the Earth! Monstrous creatures! Products of science gone mad!!! FIN FANG FOOM! ELEKTRO! GOOGAM! GORGILLA! Once they were great and terrible, and all trembled in their wake! Now, reduced to human size, they must live in the modern world and earn a buck. So what happens when the freakish foursome tries to play nice? Find out in this one-shot from the depraved minds of acclaimed comedy maestros Scott Gray and Roger Langridge!

Human Torch Comics #1 70th Anniversary Special – Before he became the hero he was created to be, the original Human Torch had to battle his inner demons to stake a claim on the soul he knows he has…and his enemies will stop at nothing to tear him apart to get at the city they want to control. Can he learn to tap into the human side of the Torch, or must he sacrifice himself to save the people he has sworn to protect in this al-new 22 page story? Also included is a bonus 10 page Torch tale from Marvel’s rich history!

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen III: Century 1910 #1 – Alan Moore's familiar cast of Victorian literary characters enters the brave new world of the 20th century, set against a backdrop of London, 1910, twelve years after the failed Martian invasion. In the bowels of the British Museum, Carnacki the ghost-finder is plagued by visions of a shadowy occult order who are attempting to create something called a Moonchild, while on London's dockside the most notorious serial murderer of the previous century has returned to carry on his grisly trade. Working for Mycroft Holmes' British Intelligence alongside a rejuvenated Allan Quartermain, the reformed thief Anthony Raffles, and the eternal warrior Orlando, Miss Murray is drawn into a brutal opera acted out upon the waterfront by players that include the furiously angry Pirate Jenny and the charismatic butcher known as Mac the Knife. This book is the first of three deluxe, 80-page, full-color, perfect-bound graphic novellas, written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Kevin O'Neill, each a self-contained narrative that takes place in three distinct eras, building to an apocalyptic conclusion occurring in our own twenty-first century. The return of the League is not to be missed!

New Mutants #1 – They're back together again! Cannonball, Dani Moonstar, Karma, Sunspot, Magma and Magik have been gathered once more, but can they stand against one of the most powerful X-Villains of all time? Legion is back, and the villain that thrust us into the Age of Apocalypse is scarier than ever. But what does he want with the New Mutants? Zeb Wells (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) and Diogenes Neves (X-MEN: WORLDS APART) bring your favorite teen heroes into adulthood. Don't miss it!

Power Girl #1 – In her own ongoing series at last! Straight from the pages of JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA, Power Girl starts life anew by building herself a secret identity. But a major villain from her past has other plans in store for the Super Hero, and to get his way, he's holding Manhattan hostage! From the fan-favorite writing team of Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray (JONAH HEX, TERRA) and featuring the vivacious art of Amanda Conner (JSA CLASSIFIED, TERRA) comes this rip-roaring new series!

Terror, Inc.: Apocalypse Soon #1 (OF 5) – Ol’ Skullface sings again! Our charming Mr. Terror – the cursed, undead, rotting, immortal entrepreneur – is back in action! Brutally ripping off his own limbs and “borrowing” other people’s body parts comes in so very handy for the lucrative purposes of assassination, espionage, and other sticky situations. Business is truly recession-proof…but is it plague-proof? Terror better hope so when he agrees to recover a weaponized virus from Middle Eastern terrorists – just one of those odd jobs the unique Mr. Terror is so well suited for. Writer David Lapham (STRAY BULLETS) brings you another bloody, gruesome, hilarious, ultraviolent adventure in the MAX vein, with jaw-dropping art by Koi Turnbull (FATHOM)!