Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Year's Comics!! (1-5-11)


Adventure Comics #522
Anita Blake: Ingenue #1 (OF 5)
Ant-Man and Wasp #3 (OF 3)
Avengers: Children’s Crusade #4 (OF 9)
Avengers Prime #5 (OF 5)
Axe Cop vol 1 TP – S/O JW
Azrael #16
Batman Beyond #1
Batman Confidential #52
Boondock Saints: Head of the Snake #2 (OF 2)
Boys: Highland Laddie #5 (OF 6) – Shortage Replacement
Brightest Day #17
Bring the Thunder #2
Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers #2
Choker #5 (OF 6)
Days Missing: Kestus #1 (OF 5)
DC Comics Presents: Lobo #1
Doom Patrol #18
Dracula: Company of Monsters #5
Dungeons and Dragons: Dark Sun #1 (OF 5)
Dungeons and Dragons: Dark Sun #1 (OF 5) Module Variant – S/O #157
Earp: Saints for Sinners #1 (OF 5)
Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Lost Continent GN - S/O #151
Edge of Doom #3
Fallen Angel: Return of the Sun #1 (OF 4)
Feeding Ground #1 (OF 6)
Firefly 7-Pc Dice Set Aqua
Freedom Fighters #5
GI Joe Origins #23
Green Hornet #12
Green Hornet: Blood Ties #3
Halo TP: Helljumper
Hobbit: Green Dragon Glass Stein
Hobbit: Prancing Pony Glass Stein
House of Mystery #33
Iron Man Legacy #10
Irredeemable #21
iZombie #9
John Byrne’s Next Men #2
JSA All Stars #14
Jules Verne’s Master of the World GN - S/O #151
Lady Death #1

Marineman #2
Mouse Guard: Black Axe #1 (OF 6)
Neil Gaiman: Graveyard Book MMPB
Ozma of Oz #3 (OF 8)
RPG Battle Dice Set Tube
Ryder on the Storm #2 (OF 3)
She-Hulks #3 (OF 4)
Soulfire vol 2 #9
Spike #4 (OF 8)
Star Trek: Khan – Ruling in Hell #4 (OF 4)
Starman/Congorilla #1
Steel #1
Superboy #3
Supergod #1-5 Complete Set
Terry Moore’s Echo #27
Thanos Imperative: Devastation
The Suicide Forest #2 (OF 4)
Transformers #15
Transformers: Prime #1 (OF 4)
Transformers: Prime #2 (OF 4)
True Blood #1 Legacy Edition
Ultimate Comics: Captain America #1 (OF 4)
Uncle Scrooge #399
Vampirella #2
Walking Dead #80
Walking Dead Weekly #1
Weird Worlds #1 (OF 6)
Wizard Magazine #234
Wolverine: Best There Is #2
X-Factor #213


Batman Beyond #1 – Yep, you read that right - the future of the DC Universe continues, as BATMAN BEYOND becomes an ongoing series! Terry McGinnis and Bruce Wayne are stronger than ever after the battle with 'Hush' brought their alliance close to the breaking point. But now a super-powered criminal has gotten in way over his head - and the whole Justice League has come to Neo-Gotham to hunt him down! To top it all off, the crook's taken hostages... including Terry's mom! It's the start of a story that will change Terry's life - and the BEYOND universe - forever... so don't miss out!

Days Missing: Kestus #1 (OF 5) – Archaia and Roddenberry Productions are proud to present the thrilling sequel to the critically acclaimed series, Days Missing! Days Missing: Kestus continues the saga of The Steward, a mysterious being whose ability to 'fold' days of time has resulted in critical human events being absent from our historical record. Their existence is not remembered… but the occurrences of these days have forever changed the course of our evolution. Since humanity's birth, The Steward has stood as a guiding force for our species. But now, he is not alone! The emergence of the ancient being, Kestus, may put everything he knows in question, and the future of those he means to protect in jeopardy.

Dungeons and Dragons: Dark Sun #1 (OF 5) – The post-apocalyptic DUNGEONS & DRAGONS setting gets its first ever comic! Beneath a crimson sun lie wastelands of majestic desolation and cities of cruel splendor where life hangs by a thread. Welcome to Athas! In Part 1 of 'Ianto's Tomb,' a runaway gladiator and part-time slave hunter cross swords, forever entwining their fates on this savage desert planet.

Earp: Saints for Sinners #1 (OF 5) – A modern-day re-imagining of a classic western hero! In a world where the American economy has all but collapsed to the levels of the Great Depression, infamous bandits roam the country and the law is as corrupt as the criminals its sworn to stop. Yet one lawman remains a steadfast moral compass for the people: WYATT EARP. Earp has collared more most-wanted men than anyone in history - but after a violent assignment claims the life of his brother, Wyatt sets out to forge a simple life in the only boomtown left: Las Vegas. With gorgeous women and free-flowing money on endless tap, Sin City attracts more people than a modern gold rush. Though Earp no longer wears a U.S. Marshall's badge, his past is about to catch up to him. With nearly everything to lose, Earp will have to beat the odds stacked against him in order to bring old-fashioned justice to Sin City.

Lady Death #1 – Lady Death is back in an all-new, on-going monthly series! The most popular femme fatale in comics returns with a vicious new tale that delivers for both new and old readers! Lady Death's quest to recover the fragments of her mysterious past and otherworldly powers begins! Living as a simple thief among a family of renegades and robbers, Illadra now knows that her existence is a mere facade, masking a heritage of horror and incredible abilities that were born in the dimension called 'The Nether Realm.' Tortured by fragments of nightmares and the glimpses of a past life long-forgotten, Illadra knows that her soul will not rest until she has recovered that which was stolen from her by the entity known as 'Death Queen.' But her journey may end before it has begun, as a monstrous, werewolf assassin is dispatched through the dimensional breach to hunt Illadra and destroy her before she can recover her lost powers. This series promises to be the most powerful Lady Death tale ever (which, let’s face it, shouldn’t be that hard to accomplish)!

Ultimate Comics: Captain America #1 (OF 4) – Captain America meets his ultimate nemesis-the Captain America of the Vietnam War! As new enemies face off, old secrets from the super soldier project are revealed. From the superstar Wolverine: Weapon X creative team of Jason Aaron and Ron Garney, get ready for a hard hitting story of one man's quest to serve his countryÖand the sacrifices he must make.

Weird Worlds #1 (OF 6) – Welcome to one of the weirdest titles DC has ever assembled - 6 issues filled with stories of monsters, ghouls and far-out cosmic craziness! Each month, you'll be treated to new 10-page chapters in three exciting serials. In this debut issue, Kevin Van Hook and Jerry Ordway bring you the continuing adventures of Lobo, everyone's favorite Czarnian (after all, he's the only one left, so he'd better be your favorite). Aaron Lopresti introduces you to his newest creation, the kindhearted monster called Garbageman. And Kevin Maguire takes you to the farthest reaches of outer space with the introduction of a hero called Tanga! Wrap it all up in a cover by the amazing Justiniano, and you've got a truly monstrous hit on your hands! These artists are letting their freak flags fly - join them, why don't you?

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

2010's Last Comics!! (12-29-10)


ACTION COMICS #896
ALL NEW BATMAN THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #2
ASTONISHING SPIDER-MAN/WOLVERINE #4 (OF 6)
ASTONISHING X-MEN: XENOGENESIS #4 (OF 5)
AVENGERS #8
AVENGERS EARTHS MIGHTIEST HEROES #3 (OF 4)
BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #1
BULLSEYE PERFECT GAME #2 (OF 2)
CAPTAIN AMERICA #613
CAPTAIN AMERICA HAIL HYDRA #1 (OF 5)
CARNAGE #2 (OF 5)
CHAOS WAR X-MEN #1 (OF 2)
DAKEN DARK WOLVERINE #4
DEADPOOL CORPS #9
DEADPOOL TEAM-UP #886
DETECTIVE COMICS #872
ELEPHANTMEN #29
FLASH #8
GAME TRADE MAGAZINE #131
GENERATION HOPE #3
GI JOE #25
GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #18
GREEN ARROW #7
GREEN LANTERN #61
HALO: FALL OF REACH - BOOT CAMP #3 (OF 4)
HELLBOY: SLEEPING & DEAD #1 (OF 2)
HEROIC AGE X-MEN #1
HULK #28
IRON MAN/THOR #3 (OF 4)
JACK OF FABLES #49
JLA: THE 99 #3 (OF 6)
JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #46
MARVEL PREVIEWS - JANUARY 2011
NEMESIS #4 (OF 4)
NEW MUTANTS #20
ONE MONTH TO LIVE PREM HC
OSBORN #2 BIG
PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR #2 (OF 4)
PREVIEWS #268 JANUARY 2011
RED: EYES ONLY #1
SECRET AVENGERS #8
SECRET WARRIORS #23
SHIELD #5
SHREK #2 (OF 4)
SPIDER-GIRL #2
SUPERMAN VS MUHAMMAD ALI STATUE – S/O #28
TEEN TITANS #90
THUNDERSTRIKE #2 (OF 5)
TINY TITANS #35
TRANSFORMERS SECTOR 7 #4 (OF 5)
TRUE BLOOD #6 (OF 6)
ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS 3 #5 (OF 6)
ULTIMATE COMICS THOR #3 (OF 4)
WHAT IF?! 200
WIDOWMAKER #2 (OF 4)
X-23 #4
X-MEN FOREVER 2 #14
X-MEN: TO SERVE AND PROTECT #2 (OF 4)


BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #1 – Comics superstar David Finch takes full creative control (both writing and illustrating!) on this brand-new Batman monthly series! Joined by the best of the best - Scott Williams - on inks, this new series is sure to be on everyone's must-read pile! Delving into the more supernatural and esoteric areas of Gotham City, the 6-part storyline explores the horrific murder of one of Bruce Wayne's childhood friends...and the terrible ramifications the brutal crime has on Batman's life!

HELLBOY: SLEEPING & DEAD #1 (OF 2) – While chasing a giant bat through the forest, Hellboy meets an old man with insider knowledge of the coming vampire apocalypse. For the first time, Mike Mignola teams up with artist Scott Hampton (Batman, The Books of Magic) for this gothic tale. First collaboration between Mike Mignola and Scott Hampton. Classic vampire horror!

ONE MONTH TO LIVE PREM HC – An all-star creative roster brings you an all-new Marvel event! Featuring Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the Avengers! In a world of unlikely heroes, Dennis Sykes is about to become Marvel's unlikeliest. Banker by day, struggling parent by night - and unhappy about it all. But when a tragic turn of events gives Dennis a 30 day death sentence, he discovers his accident comes with super-powers. And as the weeks in Dennis' life tick down, he sets out to leave a mark one way or the other - - even if he has to go through Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the Avengers to do it. Everyone is the hero of their own story - but not every hero is a good guy.

RED: EYES ONLY #1 – Don't miss this prequel to the acclaimed graphic novel by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner. Paul Moses was a killer in the service of the C.I.A. for decades and has the nightmares to prove it. But what mission was the turning point to his retirement? What betrayal cut so deep that it went all the way to the top?

WHAT IF?! 200 – Finally, celebrate the historic 200th issue of What If? Since debuting in 1977, What If? has become a corner staple in the Marvel Universe by spotlighting 'the road not traveled' by many of its heroes and villains as well as the domino effect that the point of divergence creates. What If? 200 offers two titanic tales- the main story is one with a different POV on Siege, 'What If Norman Osborn Won the Siege of Asgard?' What if the Sentry didn't lose control of the Void during battle, allowing for the Siege to ultimately decimate our heroes? With Osborn on top of the world, only one force stands in his way: Doom...and he's not alone as he rebuilds the Cabal with the X-Men?! The second tale is one that will be talked about amongst the multiverse: the murder of Galactus at the hands of...the WATCHER!?! Based on the events in the classic 'Coming of Galactus' storyline in 'The Fantastic Four 48-50,' this one is written by none other than the scribe of those original stories, Stan 'The Man' Lee, himself. Joining him is recent FF artist, Dale Eaglesham. If there is only one back-up story you'll read this year, true believers, it must be this one!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Fear Itself...


On Tuesday, December 21, New York City’s Midtown Comics played host to a Marvel Comics press conference, during which Marvel’s Editor-in-Chief & Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada and Vice President Executive Editors Tom Brevoort and Axel Alonso announced the House of Ideas’ 2011 comic book event – Fear Itself.

Written by Matt Fraction and featuring the talents of artists Stuart Immonen, Wade Von Grawbadger and Laura Martin, Fear Itself will be a seven-issue limited series beginning in April in which many of Marvel’s heroes will stand against the a villain that thrives on the fear of others, and eight of the most worthy men and women on the planet to oppose him will emerge. During the conference, it was promised that this event would reflect the state of the real world and would thus be just as ambitious as Civil War, if not more so.

“Marvel comics have always used the real world as the canvas on which we write and draw our stories, and on which our characters live,” said Quesada. “From World War II to Apollo 11 to September 11th, the events that have shaped our world have shaped the Marvel Universe. Truth of the matter is, the [time when] Marvel Comics has always excelled – actually, when we’re at our best – is when we’ve taken stock of the world we live in and the era which we’re a part of.”



"There is a secret, a concealed act that happened at the heart of the Marvel Universe years ago, that once revealed will change everything," Brevoort said during the press conference. "We've been setting up dominoes covertly for a while now – some that have been recognized by fans and some that have remained covert.”

Like Civil War and Secret Invasion, the Fear Itself series will present a complete story for those readers that want to only pick up this core title. However, as a universe-encompassing event, this story will also affect a majority of the characters in the Marvel Universe, thus tie-in stories will play out through ongoing series as well as in new mini-series launched in coordination with Fear Itself.

"I've waited a really long time to be able to talk about this,” Fraction commented. “The story should be relatable to where we are today. Like the best of our Marvel stuff, it speaks to the world we live in."

In March, Marvel will release a Fear Itself: Prologue from writer Ed Brubaker and artist Scot Eaton, a World War II-era story starring Captain America and the Invaders that sets the stage for this event’s start.

“Thor. Captain America. Iron Man. The Avengers. Truthfully, has there ever been a time when we’ve need our heroes more?” posed Quesada. “And what about us? What about the Avengers that live deep inside of each one of us? Are we truly the ones we’ve been waiting for? So come this April, all of this is going to be put to the test. What happens when the world gets to a point where despair is so prevalent and seems norm? Like us, will our heroes stand and fight, or will they give in to what they fear the most?”

Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas Comics!! (12-22-10)

ABATTOIR #2 (OF 6)
AGATHA H AND AIRSHIP CITY A GIRL GENIUS NOVEL HC
AGE OF BRONZE #31
ALAN MOORE NEONOMICON #3 (OF 4)
AMERICAN VAMPIRE #10
ANGEL ILLYRIA #2 (OF 4)
ARCHIE #616
ARTIFACTS #4 (OF 13)
AZRAEL #15
BATMAN ANNUAL #28
BATMAN INCORPORATED #1 – S/O #54
BATMAN INCORPORATED #2
BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM #18
BOMB QUEEN VI #3 (OF 4)
BOYS HIGHLAND LADDIE #5 (OF 6) – Shortage Replacement
CHAOS WAR ARES #1
CHAOS WAR DEAD AVENGERS #2 (OF 3)
CLASSIC GI JOE TP VOL 10
D&D 4TH ED DM TOKEN SET
D&D GAMMA WORLD RPG FAMINE FARGO EXP
DARK TOWER LONG ROAD HOME HC BGI EXCLUSIVE VAR
DC COMICS PRESENTS BATMAN #1 – S/O #19
DC COMICS PRESENTS SUPERMAN #3
DC COMICS PRESENTS YOUNG JUSTICE #3 – S/O #19
DC UNIVERSE LEGACIES #8 (OF 10)
DEADPOOL #30
DYNAMO 5 HOLIDAY SPECIAL 2010 #1
FANTASTIC FOUR #586 BIG
GIANT-SIZE GFT 2010 HOLIDAY ED
GREEN HORNET GOLDEN AGE REMASTERED #5
GREEN HORNET YEAR ONE #7
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #55
GREEN LANTERN LARFLEEZE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL #1
GRIMM FAIRY TALES #54
GUILD VORK #1
HAUNT #12
I AM AN AVENGER #4 (OF 5)
INCORRUPTIBLE #13
INCORRUPTIBLE TP VOL 03
INCREDIBLE HULKS #619
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #33
JOHN MOORE PRESENTS DEAD SOLDIER #4 (OF 4)
JUSTICE LEAGUE GENERATION LOST #16
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #52
KEVIN SMITH KATO #6
KLAWS OF PANTHER #4 (OF 4)
KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #169
KULL THE HATE WITCH #2 (OF 4)
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #8
LIFE WITH ARCHIE MARRIED LIFE #6
LONE RANGER & TONTO #4
MAGE AWAKENING RPG GRIMOIRE GRIMOIRES HC
MICKEY MOUSE & FRIENDS #303
MORNING GLORIES #5
NAMOR FIRST MUTANT #5
NORTHERN GUARD #1
OUTSIDERS #35
PETER & MAX A FABLES NOVEL TP
POWER GIRL #19
PUNISHER IN BLOOD #2 (OF 5)
ROBERT E HOWARD'S SAVAGE SWORD #1
ROBERT JORDAN WHEEL OF TIME EYE O/T WORLD #7
SAVAGE DRAGON #167
SECRET AVENGERS #8
SHADOWLAND AFTER FALL #1
SIXTH GUN #7
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #220
SPIDER-MAN #9
STAN LEE TRAVELER #2
STAR WARS INVASION RESCUES #6 (OF 6)
SUPERIOR #3 (OF 6)
SUPERMAN BATMAN #79
TEEN TITANS COLD CASE #1
THOR: WOLVES of the NORTH #1
TICK GIANT CHRISTMAS CAVALCADE TP
TOY STORY TALES FROM TOY CHEST #4
ULTIMATE COMICS DOOM #1 (OF 4)
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #151
UNCANNY X-MEN #531
UNTOUCHABLE ONE-SHOT
USAGI YOJIMBO #134
WALT DISNEYS COMICS & STORIES #714
WARLORD OF MARS #3
WHAT IF DARK REIGN
WONDER WOMAN #605
X-FILES 30 DAYS OF NIGHT #6 (OF 6)
X-MEN #6
X-MEN LEGACY #243
ZATANNA #8


GUILD VORK #1 – Hot off filming The Guild Season Four, Felicia Day returns to comics with five brand--new one--shots spotlighting the Knights of Good! As leader of the Knights of Good, Vork rules with an iron spreadsheet. Having devoted his life to gaming and the pursuit of Goodness, he's earned the nickname "Goody--Two--Greaves" within the game world, but there's more to Vork than his guild knows. Written by Day and Vork himself--actor Jeff Lewis--this hilarious one--shot delves into the man behind the rule book!

"It's not dissimilar to the tone of Joss Whedon at his best . . . Day makes one heck of a comic book writer."
--Comic Book Resources

NORTHERN GUARD #1 – Golden Age Canadian superheroes finally see distribution outside of their homeland! Johnny Canuck, Freelance, Commander Steele, Ghost Woman, Purple Rider, and the Red Rogue soar into action in all-new, full-length stories set in modern times, coupled with never before seen reprints of classic tales from the Golden Age for a punch-filled package of epic comic adventure.

ROBERT E HOWARDS SAVAGE SWORD #1 – Continuing our tradition of bringing Robert E. Howard's incomparable characters to life, Dark Horse is proud to present the inaugural issue of Robert E. Howard's Savage Sword! Each eighty--page, perfect--bound issue will showcase the exploits of Howard's heroes in new comic adventures and restored reprints of classic tales, and include a wide range of bonus material too! Some of these characters have never before appeared in comics--you'll see them here first, folks! Featuring the work of industry legends and today's top talent and hottest rising stars, this is a can't--miss series for fans of action--packed adventure comics! * Featured in this issue: Paul Tobin (Spider--Man & the Secret Wars), Wellinton Alves (Nova), Marc Andreyko (Manhunter), Robert Atkins (G.I. Joe), Tim Bradstreet (Punisher), Barry Windsor Smith (Conan), and more! * Inaugural issue of a brand--new anthology series!

THOR: WOLVES of the NORTH #1 – Hela lays siege to Asgard, and demon hordes are loose on Earth. Weakened and alone, Thor must make a dangerous bargain with a mortal woman in order to launch a last assault on the forces of death and chaos - as his enemies were hoping he would. Valiant Vikings, grotesque goblins, and lascivious ladies-what more could any thunder god ask for?

ULTIMATE COMICS DOOM #1 (OF 4) – The enemy has revealed itself and the Ultimate Universe has been rocked to its very core. Now, the surviving heroes must put together the most bad ass covert ops team ever if they have any chance of catching up to the enemy before he/she strikes again. Ultimate Doom is a story you have never seen in a Marvel Comics, and we promise you--no hype--the Ultimate Universe changes forever.

UNTOUCHABLE ONE-SHOT – Young Vimal is an outcast, constantly bullied and brutalized by his peers. Having never met his father, he has been told by his schoolmates that he's the horrific offspring of a demon that impregnated his noble mother. When he accidentally awakens Jara, an actual demon of sinister beauty and malevolent power, from a centuries-long slumber, his life takes a turn for the evil. Fed by the boy's anger and pain, Jara twists the trauma into a thirst for vengeance, offering him a 'magic' powder with which to exact revenge on his tormentors. But such gifts come with a price...This original tale is the first East-meets-West collaboration between British comics' master Mike Carey (X-Men, Lucifer, Unwritten) and Indian writer Samit Basu (Devi, Tall Tales).

CrossGen is BACK!!!!!!!!!!!! (12-17-10)


Marvel is proud to announce the all-new Crossgen imprint, launching in March 2011 with two series—Ruse and Sigil. Featuring some of today’s most acclaimed talents and crossing all genres, Crossgen brings Marvel’s incomparable storytelling sensibilities to new characters, new concepts and new audiences.

In the war for forever, time is only a small obstacle as the greatest warriors jump from century to century to ensure victory! Enter Samantha Rey, a 16 year old girl from present-day South Carolina who discovers a mysterious symbol on her chest granting her the power to turn the tide of this war. But will she save us or damn all of creation? New York Times best-selling scribe Mike Carey (Age of X, The Unwritten) and Leonard Kirk (New Mutants) begin the next great comic epic in Sigil #1.

Legendary scribe Mark Waid (Amazing Spider-Man) and rising star artist Mirco Pierfederici (Tron: Original Movie Adaptation) present Ruse #1, the mystery series that’ll leave you breathless! Simon Archard is the world’s greatest detective, but when he crosses paths with the enigmatic Emma Bishop, the smartest man may have met his equal…and find himself embroiled in the greatest mystery of his career!

“Crossgen is one of the biggest comic book imprint launches this century,” said David Gabriel, SVP of Sales & Circulation. “You’ve seen Marvel redefine super heroes and now we’re taking on every popular genre you can imagine, with some of the most unique and compelling new series you’ll find in 2011, each priced at only $2.99 per issue. You’ve never read Marvel comics like these!”

Sigil #1 (Of 4)
Written by Mike Carey
Penciled by Leonard Kirk
Cover by Jelena Kevic-Djurjevic
Variant Cover by ED Mcguinness
Rated T+ …$2.99
On Sale In March

Ruse #1 (Of 4)
Written by Mark Waid
Art by Mirco Pierfederici
Cover by Butch Guice & Mike Perkins
Variant Cover by Mitch Breitweiser
Rated T+ …$2.99
On Sale In March

Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas Comics Commence!! (12-15-10)


Amazing Spider-Man #650
Angel #40
Assassin’s Creed: The Fall #2 (OF 3)
Avengers Academy #7
Avengers vs Pet Avengers #3 (OF 4)
Batman #705
Batman and Robin #18
Batman #2 (OF 2)
Betty & Veronica #251
Birds of Prey #7
Black Panther: Man without Fear #513
Boys: Highland Laddie #5 (OF 6)
Brightest Day #16
Captain America: Man out of Time #2 (OF 5)
Chaos War #4 (OF 5)
Chaos War: Thor #2 (OF 2)
Conan: The Road of Kings #1 (OF 6)
Darkwing Duck #7
DC Comics Presents: Batman #2 – S/O #19
DC Comics Presents: Batman #3 – S/O #19
DC Comics Presents: Young Justice #2 – S/O #19
DC HeroClix 75th Anniversary Set
DC Heroes: Batman Comic Cover Tin
Deadpool Pulp #4 (OF 4)
Deadpool Max #3
Diamond Bookshelf #6
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep #18 (OF 24)
Donald Duck & Friends #361
Dr. Solar: Man of the Atom #4
Dr. Who Magazine #428
Dungeons and Dragons #2
Dungeons and Dragons #2 Module Variant – S/O #157
Famous Monsters of Filmland #253
Farscape #14
GFT Presents: Neverland #6 (OF 7)
GI Joe: Cobra II #11
Green Hornet #11
Green Lantern #60
Green Lantern #60 75th Anniversary Edition
Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #5
Green Lantern/Plastic Man: Weapon of Mass Deception #1
Grimm Fairy Tales #53
Hobbit: Green Dragon Glass Stein – S/O #3
Hobbit: Prancing Pony Glass Stein – S/O #3
Ides of Blood #5 (OF 6)
Iron Man Legacy #9
Iron Man: Rapture #3 (OF 4)
Iron Siege #1 (OF 3)
John Byrne’s Next Men #1

Jughead’s Double Digest #166
Last Zombie #3 (OF 5)
Loki #2 (OF 4)
LOTR ORC 7 INCH PLUSH – S/O #3
Metalocalypse: Dethklok #2 (OF 3)
Mighty Samson #1
Mouse Guard: Black Axe #1 (OF 6)

Mystery Society vol 1 TP
Occultists #1
Secret History: Book 13
Spirit #9
Stan Lee’s Soldier Zero #3
Star Munchkin: Space Ships Boosters
Star Wars Legacy: War #1 (OF 6)
Strange Tales 2 #3 (OF 3)
Supergirl #59
Superman #706
Tales of the Dragon Guard: Into the Veil #3 (OF 3)
Tank Girl: Bad Wind Rising #1 (OF 4)
The Suicide Forest #1 (OF 4)
Thor: First Thunder #4 (OF 5)
Thunderbolts #151
Tick: New Series #7
Time Bomb #3 (OF 3)
Time Masters: Vanishing Point #5 (OF 6)
Tron: Original Movie Adaptation #2 (OF 2)
Uncanny X-Force #3
Unwritten #20
Victorian Undead II: Holmes vs Dracula #2 (OF 5)
What If?! Spider-Man
Wolverine #4
X-Factor #212


Black Panther: Man without Fear #513 – In the wake of Shadowland, there's a new protector of Hell's Kitchen! He has no kingdom, no vibranium, and no high-tech safety net--just bloody knuckles and the will to prove himself in a foreign land where the fiercest of jungle predators stalks the most dangerous urban prey! His name is T'Challa, and in the aftermath of Shadowland, he will create a new life, a new identity, and learn what it is to be a different kind of hero. But with Daredevil gone, the bad guys are coming out to play, and a new nemesis--Vlad the Impaler--plots his bloody rise to power. Be there as national best-selling author and Edgar Award Winner David Liss and the pulp master Francesco Fracavilla (Zorro, Green Hornet) begin a shocking new chapter for the world's most dangerous man!

Conan: The Road of Kings #1 (OF 6) – The pirate world is about to get 100 percent more savage as Conan and his crew of brigands ravage the seas in search of treasure and glory. But when the beautiful Olivia appears aboard one of the captured ships and starts speaking of prophetic dreams and king's fortunes, Conan and his crew head in another direction--one that leads straight to the ROAD OF KINGS!

Green Lantern/Plastic Man: Weapon of Mass Deception #1 – Here's the bad news: a horde of aliens is living undercover on Earth, and they're smuggling weapons off-planet to fuel an interstellar war! Here's the good news: two of Earth's most powerful heroes are on the case, and one of them is the finest cop in the galaxy, Green Lantern! But here's the bad news again: the other one is Plastic Man. Sorry, GL. This is gonna be roughÖ ONE-SHOT

Iron Siege #1 (OF 3) – WWII with a horror twist! An outfit of U.S. soldiers captures a group of Nazis led by a high-ranking SS officer. But when they come across a deserted town with a dangerous secret, they must forge an uneasy alliance to survive an unspeakable nightmare. It's Dawn of the Dead meets Assault on Precinct 13 in Iron Siege, a three-issue miniseries presented bi-monthly in Golden Age size.

John Byrne’s Next Men #1 – A NEW CHAPTER begins in the lives of the survivors of Project Next Men. New friends, new foes, and a tale that literally twists time itself out of joint. They said it would never happen, but it has! John Byrne has returned to his classic creation! This is where it STARTS, this is where you want to BE!

Mighty Samson #1 – Five hundred years after the end of the world, amid the ruins of a once--great city scourged by mutated monsters, marauders, and savage subhuman predators, the primitive N'Yark tribe ekes out a meager, fragile existence. But from among them rises a champion, gifted with prodigious strength--a warrior who can strike dead the most fearsome beast and stand alone against an army. Singlehandedly, he holds at bay the ravaging barbarian hordes of Jerz, thwarting the dark ambitions of beautiful, ruthless Queen Terra. At stake is the future of the world. Mighty Samson is the last, best hope of humankind.

Mouse Guard: Black Axe #1 (OF 6) – The Eisner Award-winning Mouse Guard returns with The Black Axe, a third volume to be told in six bi-monthly issues. Set in 1115, this prequel to Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 fulfills the promise the wise oldfur Celanawe made to Lieam the day his paw first touched the Black Axe: to tell the young warrior about the mouse who first wielded the deadly weapon. The arrival of distant kin takes Celanawe on an adventure that will carry him across the sea to uncharted waters and lands, all while unraveling the legend of Farrer, the blacksmith who forged the mythic Black Axe.

The Suicide Forest #1 (OF 4) – The legend of the Aokigahara forest (which lies just outside of Tokyo), says that those who have committed suicide in the massive wilderness are cursed to have their souls trapped within its very roots. Unfortunately for Alan, his girlfriend, Masami, committed her suicide there and she's now on a vengeful mission to ruin his life!

Friday, December 03, 2010

Heroes for Hire 3.5


Heroes for Hire is back! Every few years, Marvel decides to trot this pony out and get it a little exercise; then, without fail, it runs a little bit, falters, and ends up back in the barn.

Here's hoping this incarnation can stick around for a little bit. It's got a lot going for it, namely, the team of Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. They've been writing great books for a while now, and their concept for the book this time tweaks things a little bit, going with a new formula similar to that employed in the awesome new Secret Avengers title: Misty Knight runs things - a la Oracle in the Batman family - and she puts together a team of B-list characters to pull off jobs based on the skills required by the job. So the team will be changing all the time by design, keeping things fresh and interesting.

This time around, it's like they're trying to combine Warren Ellis' Global Frequency with the TV show Leverage. Yeah, it looks like a lot of fun.

Wednesday's Comics!! (12-8-10)


27 #1 (OF 4)
American Vampire #9 – Shortage Replacement
Archie & Friends #150
Archie & Friends Double Digest #1
Batgirl #16
Beasts of Burden HC
BPRD: Hell on Earth – New World #5 (OF 5)
Captain America: Korvac Saga #1 (OF 4)
Captain America Premiere HC: No Escape
D&D Essentials: Heroes – Forgotten Kingdoms
D&D Essentials: Monster Vault Boxed Set
Dark Tower: Gunslinger – Little Sisters of Eluria #1 (OF 6)
DC Comics Presents: Brightest Day #3
DCU Holiday Special 2010 #1
Deadpool #29 – Shortage Replacement
Deadpool Max #2 – Shortage Replacement
Detective Comics Annual #12
Doc Savage #9
Essential Guide to GI Joe vs Cobra SC – S/O #52
Fables #100
First Wave #5 (OF 6)
Flash #7
George RR Martin’s Doorways #2 (OF 4)
GI Joe: A Real American Hero #161
GI Joe: Future Noir SP #2 (OF 2)
GI Joe: Origins #22
House of Mystery #32
Incredible Hulk #618
Invaders Now #4 (OF 5)
Irredeemable vol 5 TP
Justice League: Generation Lost #15
Kick-Ass 2 #1 – Shortage Replacement
Knight & Squire #3 (OF 6)
Lady Mechanika #1
Let Me In: Crossroads #1 (OF 4)

Muppet Sherlock Holmes #4 (OF 4)
Mystery Society #5 (OF 5)
New Avengers #7
Northlanders #35
Ozma of Oz #2 (OF 8) – Shortage Replacement
Project Superpowers: Christmas Special #1
Rebels #23
Red Robin #18
Scooby Doo: Where Are You? #4
Spike #3 (OF 8)
Spirit #8 – S/O #64
Stan Lee: Starborn #1
Star Trek: Khan – Ruling in Hell #3 (OF 4)
Star Wars: Knight Errant - Aflame #3 (OF 5)
Super Hero Squad #12
Superheroes #9
Superboy #2
Terry Moore’s Echo #26
Thor #618
Tiny Titans/Little Archie #3 (OF 3)
Transformers #14
Uncle Scrooge #398
Warlord of Mars #2 – Shortage Replacement
What If?! Wolverine: Father
Widowmaker #1 (OF 4)
Wildstorm Presents: Planetary – Lost Worlds

X-Force HC: Sex & Violence
X-Men Forever 2 #13
Zombie Survival Board Game


27 #1 (OF 4) – Will Garland's quest to learn the truth about the 27 Club - famous musicians who die at age 27 (with our guitarist hero as its latest member) - takes an incredible turn as Garland meets a former member of the club and finally gets some answers.

Captain America: Korvac Saga #1 (OF 4) – Captain America: Proud member of the Avengers, but he's a man out of time, frozen for decades and unaccustomed to modern life. Can the Sentinel of Liberty learn to fight alongside heroes 60 years younger than him - and why does Cap feel a strange connection to the man named Korvac? Ben McCool (Choker) brings you an epic tale ten centuries in the making!

Fables #100 – In this fantastic 100-page issue, it's time to put an end to Mister Dark once and for all, and time for the Fables to return home to Fabletown. For that to happen, one of the Fables agrees to take on the Dark Man in single combat! It's big, it's epic, and if you live in New York City, you may want to take a quick vacation when this issue comes out, because things are going to get wrecked! In addition to the larger-than-life main story, we have a FABLES prose story written by Mark Buckingham and illustrated by Bill Willingham! We have an All-Star Burning Questions section that will knock your socks off (seriously, innocent people are going to lose some socks here). We have a puppet theatre created by the unstoppably creative Mark Buckingham, a FABLES board game, sequential stories painted by Chrissie Zullo and Joao Ruas, and even more surprises in this square-bound behemoth celebrating this award-winning Vertigo series!

Lady Mechanika #1 – The tabloids dubbed her 'Lady Mechanika', the sole survivor of a psychotic serial killer's three-year rampage through London. Found locked in an abandoned laboratory amidst countless corpses and body parts, with her own limbs amputated and replaced with mechanical components, her life began anew. With no memory of her captivity or her former life, Lady Mechanika eventually built a new life for herself as a private detective, using her unique abilities to solve cases the police couldn't or wouldn't handle. But, she has never stopped searching for answers. . .Now, brought into a case unlike any before, Lady Mechanika will have to rely on her advantage in all things occult and paranormal in order to solve the case and possibly unlock the secrets to her past!

Let Me In: Crossroads #1 (OF 4) – Being forced to spend eternity as a vampire--trapped in the mind and body of a child, with slaughter the only recourse for survival--is torture enough. But when Abby finds herself faced with a ruthless real-estate tycoon willing to do anything to get at the property she and her caretaker call home, far more monstrous torments await. In a small community torn apart by vicious men who are consumed by greed, wrath, and envy, she will learn which deadly sin is truly deadliest. Taking you even deeper into a tragic world of sophisticated horror with Let Me In: Crossroads, a chilling prelude to the highly anticipated film Let Me In.

Stan Lee: Starborn #1 – The most colossal creative force in the history of comics, Stan Lee, teams up with BOOM! Studios to deliver a brand new line of superhero comics, marking Stan's explosive return to the direct market! Stan Lee's third, epic new ongoing series, Starborn! Benjamin Warner is a failed fantasy novelist, always dreaming of far off worlds and exciting adventures. But when a familiar face reenters his life, and devastating trouble follows, Benjamin learns his rejected stories weren't fiction but memories of his home planet! Benjamin's forgotten past comes crashing down around him as he finds himself at the center of a galactic war and is forced to face the truth that he is not of this world!

What If?! Wolverine: Father – If there's one person who shouldn't raise a child, it's a berserker killing machine. In the regular Marvel Universe, Logan wasn't there for Daken, and his son grew up to become the murderous Dark Wolverine. But what would have happened if Logan had known of Daken's existence as a child, and had taken him under his wing from his first moments? Can a child with Logan's blood running through his veins ever turn his back on murder? Can Logan find redemption and be a good father? Raising Daken will be Wolverine's greatest battle. PLUS, What If: The Venom Symbiote Possessed Deadpool - Part 2!

Widowmaker #1 (OF 4) – Who is hunting Marvel's super spies? Espionage agents around the world are being assassinated, their covers blown, and governments' intelligence & security capabilities devastated! The person behind it: an all-new Ronin! The next two super-spies targeted for death: Black Widow and Mockingbird! The wildcard determined to unmask the killer: Hawkeye! Let the game begin as Marvel's spy community collides with it's superhuman agents!

Wildstorm Presents: Planetary – Lost Worlds – WildStorm's most enigmatic team returns in this special edition collecting two stories fans won't want to miss! First, during an investigation of The Authority, the post-human pantheon intrudes in one of Planetary's old cases. Then we introduce the new Planetary field crew - Clark Kent, Bruce Wayne and Diana Prince? The WildStorm Universe's mystery-tackling team collides with the DC Universe's Greatest Heroes in the most unexpected way!

Friday, November 26, 2010

December Comics!! (12-2-10)


Action Comics Annual #13
Adventure Comics #521
Alan Moore’s Neonomicon: Hornbook Artifact
American Vampire #9
Angel Illyria #1 (OF 4) – S/O #64
Ant-Man and Wasp #2 (OF 3)
Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes #2 (OF 4)
Baltimore Plague Ships #5
Batman 80-Page Giant 2010 #1
Batman Confidential #51
Batman: Orphans #1 (OF 2)
Blackest Night: Sinestro Corps - Mongul AF
Boys #49
Brightest Day #15
Bring the Thunder #1
Buffy the Vampire Slayer #39
Cable vol 1 HC: Messiah War
Captain America: Patriot #4 (OF 4)
Chaos War: God Squad #1
Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers #1
Daredevil #512 SL
Daredevil: Man Without Fear HC
Daredevil: Yellow HC
DC Comics Presents: Batman Beyond #1
Detective Comics #870 - REORDER
Do Androids Dream: Dust to Dust #7 (OF 8)
Doom Patrol #17
Dracula: Company of Monsters #4 – Shortage Replacement
Ender’s Game HC: Battle School
Fables vol 14 TP: Witches
Fevre Dream #9 (OF 10)
Generation Hope #2
Generation Hope #2 Djurdjevic Variant – S/O #14
Green Hornet Strikes #5
Grimm Fairy Tales #52
Heroes for Hire #1
Hulk: Gray HC
Incorruptible vol 1 TP – S/O #66
Iron Man/Thor #2 (OF 4)
Irredeemable #20
Island Tales #1 Nanaue’s Bite
iZombie #8
JSA All Stars #13
Kull: The Hate Witch #1 (OF 4) – Shortage Replacement
Lady Death #0

Large Cloth Dice Bag Assortment
Marineman #1
New Universal vol 1 HC: Everything Went White
Ozma of Oz #2 (OF 8)
Planetary vol 4 TP: Spacetime Archaeology
Power Girl #18 – Shortage Replacement
Robert E. Howard: Hawks of Outremer TP
Shadowhawk #5
Shadowland #5 (OF 5)
She-Hulks #2 (OF 4)
Spike #1 (OF 8) – S/O #64
Spirit #8 – Shortage Replacement
Star Wars: Blood Ties - Tale of Jango & Boba Fett #4 (OF 4) – Shortage Replacement
Star Wars: Clone Wars vol 6 TP
Star Wars: Old Republic #6 (OF 6)
Strange Science Fantasy #6
Supergod #5 (OF 5)
Taskmaster #4 (OF 4)
Thor: For Asgard #5 (OF 6)
Toy Story: Tales from the Toy Chest #3
Uncanny X-Force #2 - Shortage Replacement
Vertigo Resurrected: Winter’s Edge #1
Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #713
Warriors Three #2 (OF 4)
What If?! Demon in an Iron Mask
Wizard Magazine #233
Wizards of Mickey vol 1 TP: Mouse Magic
Wolverine: Best There Is #1
Women of Marvel #2 (OF 2)


Batman: Orphans #1 (OF 2) – Robin's been found dead! And that's not an easy thing to face - especially when you're Tim Drake! In this pre-RED ROBIN tale, Tim and Batman must solve the murder of an impostor Robin and follow the trail of someone putting together a new team of teenaged sidekicks made up of kids who've been promised that they'll become the new Robin - IF they survive!

Bring the Thunder #1 – Alex Ross Wayne Russell is an elite pararescue jumper in the Air Force serving in Afghanistan. He leads the most rigorously trained troops on the most dangerous missions into enemy territory. During a deadly mission, Wayne's team is ambushed. Mortally wounded, Wayne finds and fires an experimental weapon, but the weapon malfunctions. The result will change Wayne and warfare forever.

Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers #1 – It's the return of your favorite furry flatfoots in an all new original ongoing series! Coming on the heels of BOOM!'s bestselling Darkwing Duck ongoing series, BOOM! continues the the Disney Afternoon Revolution with Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers as the diminutive detectives embark on all-new original adventures! This is the series that will have you singing that song you can never forget: 'Sometimes some crimes go slipping through the cracks. But these two Gumshoes are picking up the slack. There's no case too big, no case too small, when you need help just call -Ch-ch-ch-Chip 'N Dale Rescue Rangers!

Heroes for Hire #1 – In the aftermath of Shadowland, Marvel's greatest street heroes - Punisher, Moon Knight, Shroud, Elektra, Paladin, Silver Sable, Ghost Rider, Iron Fist, Falcon, Misty Knight and more - leap into one all-new series! Who has brought these dangerous loners into one fighting force? How is this network different from all other teams? Who is their first target, and what mysteries wait for them? Discover the answers and enter the action on Marvel's mean streets.

Lady Death #0 – Lady Death is back in an all-new, on-going monthly series! The most popular femme fatale in comics returns with a vicious new tale that delivers for both new and old readers! Lady Death is no more, stripped of her supernatural abilities, memories and soul, banished from the Nether Realm and left for dead, utterly defeated and powerless. In her place, Hope's greatest foe has stolen her kingdom, her legacy and even her face, transforming the Realm into a nightmare world and rules it with an unparalleled, sadistic pleasure. But this is only the beginning! The most sprawling epic in Lady Death's history begins as Illadra, a simple thief in Medieval Spain, learns that her unnatural skills are tied to another life she has glimpsed in her darkest nightmares, one where she is Lady Death. Her world is about to be turned upside down when a demonic emissary and a battalion of zombie warriors thrusts her down a bloody path of self-discovery, and a quest to recover the true self that was ripped from her by the villainous Death Queen!

Marineman #1 – 'INTRODUCING: MARINEMAN!' Hulk, Supergirl and Uncanny X-Men superstar artist IAN CHURCHILL brings his all-new creator-owned series to Image Comics! Steve Ocean is MARINEMAN! A marine biologist and TV presenter; a man blessed with good looks, a good job, a good circle of friends and a life many would aspire to. But Steve Ocean also has a secret-a secret, which, if revealed, could throw his whole life into disarray! With underwater action and adventure all the way, MARINEMAN may just turn out to be the comic book you didn't know you were missing!

Wolverine: Best There Is #1 – 'Contagion, Part One: Impulsion & Whim,' PART 1 OF 6 When Wolverine faces a problem of the villainous kind there's a good chance that he'll use his Adamantium claws to whip up a lethal solution to it. What happens, though, when he faces an opponent who becomes a much bigger problem if he's killed? Enter: Contagion, a bold new addition to Wolverine's rogue's gallery. But first, Logan must contend with Contagion's defenders, the aptly named crew known as the Unkillables.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Thanksgiving Comics!! (11-24-10)


Havenites!

Comics will ship on their normal schedule this Wednesday, so be sure to come out before Thanksgiving to pick up your comics. You don't want to be stuck without any good reading material with all that family at your house, do you? No, I didn't think so.

ACTION COMICS #895
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #649
ARCHIE #615
ASTONISHING THOR #1 (OF 5)
AVENGERS & INFINITY GAUNTLET #4 (OF 4)
AVENGERS VS PET AVENGERS #2 (OF 4)
BATMAN AND ROBIN #17
BATMAN BEYOND #6 (OF 6)
BATMAN: ODYSSEY #5 (OF 13)
BATWOMAN #0
BEDTIME STORIES: IMPRESSIONABLE CHILDREN #1
BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #186
BILLY THE KID: GHASTLY FIEND, LONDON #3
BLACK WIDOW #8
BOMB QUEEN VI #2 (OF 4)
CAPTAIN AMERICA #612
CHAOS WAR: ALPHA FLIGHT #1
CONAN THE CIMMERIAN #25
D&D GAMMA WORLD RPG CORE BOX SET
D&D PLAYERS HANDBOOK RACES: DRAGONBORN
DEADPOOL #29
DEADPOOL PULP #3 (OF 4)
DEADPOOL TEAM-UP #887
DETECTIVE COMICS #871
DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP #17 (OF 24)
DRACULA: COMPANY OF MONSTERS #4
FANTASTIC FOUR #585
FRINGE: TALES FROM THE FRINGE #6 (OF 6)
GAME TRADE MAGAZINE #130
GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #17
GREEN ARROW #6
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #54
GUILD VOL 1 TP
HOLLOW POINT/DAMAGED FLIP BOOK
INCORRUPTIBLE #12
INCREDIBLE HULKS #617
INCREDIBLE HULKS: ENIGMA FORCE #3 (OF 3)
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #32
JLA: THE 99 #2 (OF 6)
JOHN MOORE PRESENTS: DEAD SOLDIER #3 (OF 4)
JUGHEAD #204
JUSTICE LEAGUE: GENERATION LOST #14
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #51
JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #45
KEVIN SMITH: GREEN HORNET #10
KLAWS OF PANTHER #3 (OF 4)
KULL: THE HATE WITCH #1 (OF 4)
LOCKE & KEY: KEYS TO THE KINGDOM #3 (OF 6)
MAGDALENA (ONGOING) #4
MARVEL PREVIEWS DECEMBER 2010
MICKEY MOUSE & FRIENDS #302
NAMOR: FIRST MUTANT #4
NEW MUTANTS #19
OUTSIDERS #34
PREVIEWS #267 DECEMBER 2010
SAVAGE DRAGON #166
SECRET AVENGERS #7
SECRET AVENGERS #7 TRON VAR
SECRET WARRIORS #22
SHADOWLAND: BLOOD ON STREETS #4 (OF 4)
SHADOWLAND: POWER MAN #4 (OF 4)
SHREK PREQUEL GN: RUMPELSTILTSKIN’S REVENGE
SPIDER-MAN #8
STAN LEE: TRAVELER #1
STAR WARS: BLOOD TIES, TALE JANGO & BOBA FETT #4 (OF 4)
SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE HC – 1 Copy S/O #28
TEEN TITANS #89
TERMINATOR: 1984 #3 (OF 3)
THUNDERSTRIKE #1 (OF 5)
TRANSFORMERS SECTOR 7 #3 (OF 5)
TRUE BLOOD #5 (OF 6)
ULTIMATE COMICS: AVENGERS 3 #4 (OF 6)
ULTIMATE COMICS: SPIDER-MAN #150
ULTIMATE COMICS: SPIDER-MAN #150 WRAPAROUND VAR
UNCANNY X-FORCE #2
UNCANNY X-MEN #530
USAGI YOJIMBO #133
VAMPIRELLA #1
WALKING DEAD #79
X-MEN: CURSE OF MUTANTS - SPOTLIGHT #1
X-MEN FOREVER 2 #12
X-MEN LEGACY #242
ZOMBIE SURVIVAL BOARD GAME


BATWOMAN #0 – 'I suspect that Batwoman is socialite Kate Kane. I intend to prove it beyond a shadow. I need to know if she can be trusted, what her motivations are. I'm going undercover.' - Batman: Mission Log Entry 2756.
Featuring a unique story composition that combines the art of Eisner Award-winner J.H. Williams III (DETECTIVE COMICS, PROMETHEA) and Amy Reeder (MADAME XANADU), this special #0 issue acts as a new introduction into the life of Batwoman! Things pick up roughly where the BATWOMAN: ELEGY HC left off, and this issue acts as a primer for the upcoming new series featuring multiple award-winning creators!

KULL: THE HATE WITCH #1 (OF 4) – Critically acclaimed comics scribe David Lapham (Stray Bullets) pens the next adventure of the great barbarian King Kull! The stoic Kull presides over a kingdom on the edge of revolution. Enter the Hate Witch--an ancient enemy eager to use Kull to destroy the great city of Valusia and with it, the whole of humanity. A string of murderers and noblemen looking to overthrow the king forces Kull to return to the land of his exile--Atlantis. Gabriel Guzman (Predators) illustrates this epic tale that tests King Kull's mettle as ruler of all Valusia, and reintroduces readers to Brule, Tu, and Queen Igraine.

STAN LEE: TRAVELER #1 – Stan Lee, the most colossal force in the history of comics, teams up with BOOM! Studios to deliver a brand new line of superhero comics! The great innovator of our industry brings his inimitable talents back to the direct market in an explosive line of comics that nobody is prepared for! In this second ongoing series, The Traveler, Stan teams up with critically acclaimed writer Mark Waid (Irredeemable, Kingdom Come) and fan-favorite artist Chad Hardin (Age of Heroes, Amazing Spider-Man) to bring you a man out of time! The mysterious hero known only as The Traveler battles the forces of evil in a time-bending thriller that finds all of history - and the future - hanging in the balance! Rewrite history this November with Stan Lee and BOOM! Studios!

THUNDERSTRIKE #1 (OF 5) – A proud legacy continues! Eric Masterson was the first to wield the enchanted mace called Thunderstrike and he sacrificed himself to save the world. But what happened to the mace? Has it been lost for all eternity or does the world still need heroes? Has the time finally come for someone else to follow Eric's journey and take on the mantle of Thunderstrike? Join us as the Marvel Universe welcomes back the everyman Avenger, THUNDERSTRIKE! Guest-starring Steve Rogers, Sharon Carter and the rampaging Rhino!

VAMPIRELLA #1 – Dynamite Entertainment is pleased to reintroduce readers to the scourge of the undead: VAMPIRELLA, and she is all that stands between us and the end of the world! Vampi's back and hot on the corpse-strewn trail of her nemesis, Vlad Dracula. It's a darker world for Vampirella, and something more sinister than vampires lurks in the shadows, something even Dracula himself has cause to fear...AS A BONUS FEATURE-A rare story by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Wednesday's Comics!! (11-17-10)


Abattoir #1 (OF 6)
After Dark #2 (OF 3)
Angel #39
Avengers #7
Avengers #7 Blank Cover
Avengers #7 Peterson Tron Variant
Azrael #14
Batman #704
Batman Incorporated #1
Batman: Streets of Gotham #17
Batman: The Return #1
Boys: Highland Laddie #4 (OF 6)
Brightest Day #14
Chaos War: Chaos King #1
Chaos War: Dead Avengers #1 (OF 3)
D&D Essentials: Heroes – Forgotten Kingdoms
D&D Essentials: Monster Vault Box Set
D&D Miniatures Game Starter Set
Daken: Dark Wolverine #3
Darkwing Duck #6
DC Universe Legacies #7 (OF 10)
Deadpool Corps #8
Deadpool Max #2
Donald Duck and Friends #360
Dr. Who Magazine #427
Elephantmen #28
Farscape Ongoing #13
Farscape Scorpius #7
Flash #6
George RR Martin’s Doorways #1 (OF 4)
GI Joe: Cobra II #10
GI Joe: Future Noir SP #1 (OF 2)
GI Joe vs Cobra Fall Special: Vacation in the Shadows
Green Hornet: Blood Ties #2
Green Hornet: Parallel Lives #5
Green Lantern #59
Hack/Slash: Trailers Part 2
Haunt #11
Hellboy: Double-Feature of Evil One-Shot
Heroic Age: Villains #1
Hulk #27
Ides of Blood #4 (OF 6)
Iron Man: Rapture #2 (OF 4)
Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files: Storm Front #4
Last Days of American Crime TP – S/O #122
Last Phantom #3
Last Unicorn #6 (OF 6)
Legion of Superheroes #7
Little Prince GN – S/O #151
Marvel Super Action #1

Morning Glories #4
Nightmaster: Monsters of Rock #1
Northlanders #34
Osborn #1 BIG (OF 4)
Phoenix without Ashes #4 (OF 4)
Power Girl #18
Ratchet and Clank #3 (OF 6)
Sixth Gun #6
Spider-Girl #1
Spirit #8
Stan Lee’s Soldier Zero #2
Stand: Hardcases #5 (OF 5)
Supergirl #58
Superior #2 (OF 6)
Superman #705
Superman/Batman #78
Thor: First Thunder #3 (OF 5)
Thunderbolts #150
Tiny Titans #34
Vertigo Resurrected: The Extremist #1
Very Zombie Christmas #2
Warlord of Mars #2
Whatever Happened to Baron Von Shock #4
World of Warcraft: Curse of the Worgen #1 (OF 5)
X-23 #3
X-Factor #211
X-Files/30 Days of Night #5 (OF 6)
X-Men #5
Zatanna #7
Zombies vs Cheerleaders #2


Batman Incorporated #1 – Grant Morrison continues his earth-shattering run on the Batman titles with this exciting, new ongoing series! Featuring art by the remarkable Yanick Paquette (SEVEN SOLDIERS: BULLETEER), BATMAN, INC. marks the next stage of evolution for The Dark Knight. This can't-miss series will star not just Bruce Wayne as Batman, but also a huge number of guest-stars!

Batman: The Return #1 – The event of the year is here! Bruce Wayne made his long journey back through the timestream in RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE, Dick Grayson and Damian uncovered important secrets in BATMAN & ROBIN, Gotham City's bravest heroes made their mark in BRUCE WAYNE - THE ROAD HOME...and now it's time for BATMAN to return! What happens to Dick Grayson now that the 'real' Batman is back? How will Bruce Wayne handle a reunion with his son, Damian? This special one-shot bridges two exciting eras of The Dark Knight and sets up a surprising new status quo that's just on the horizon. Featuring the talents of Batman mastermind Grant Morrison and superstar artist David Finch providing interior art, this issue is a can't-miss for comics fans!

George RR Martin’s Doorways #1 (OF 4) – What if you could open a doorway into another world? When a strange, feral young woman suddenly appears in the middle of the highway causing a massive explosion, Dr. Tom Mason doesn't quite know what to make of her, or the strange device on her arm...Acclaimed fantasy novelist George R.R. Martin scripts this all-new comic-book adventure!

GI Joe: Future Noir SP #1 (OF 2) – And now, for something different: IDW and Hasbro present an all-new take on the famed soldiers that includes high-explosive action in anime-influenced 'future noir' style! Join DUKE and SCARLETT on this special two-part extra-length adventure as they take their team into a mysterious investigation that's about to turn their world upside down! What is this COBRA cult? And how can it have Japan under its control?

Hellboy: Double-Feature of Evil One-Shot – Eisner Award-winning horror masters Mike Mignola and Richard Corben present this bloodcurdling double--feature comic with Hellboy entering two very different, but very deadly, houses--a carnivorous home and a pagan temple, both hungry for human sacrifices.

Marvel Super Action #1 – This monster magazine is 104 pages of all-black-and-white action in the spirit of the Mighty Marvel Magazines of yore, but in an ALL-NOW in style! Wolverine faces off against South Pacific pirates and a sniper with a secret! Then, it's the Sorcerer Supreme versus the magical might of the political terrorist known as the Doktor! And much much more!

Nightmaster: Monsters of Rock #1 – The Shadowpact have been kidnapped by an evil wizard, and it's up to former rock-god Jim Rook, the Nightmaster, to save them. No big deal, really, but a far more horrifying threat looms: the world's biggest Jim Rook fan is following him around and this dirty old hippie just...won't...shut...UP! Writer Adam Beechen (ROBIN, BATMAN BEYOND) and artist Kieron Dwyer (SUPERMAN: THE DARK SIDE) deliver a one-shot of supersonic proportions!

Osborn #1 (OF 4) – BIG TIME HITS SPIDER-MAN'S GREATEST ENEMY! The world's most dangerous felon is in the world's top super-max security prison - an institution so secret even the vice president doesn't know it exists. But can any cell contain Norman Osborn? After the events of SIEGE, the former Green Goblin, Iron Patriot and power-mad director of worldwide security isn't allowed to have a toothbrush... and he's surrounded by the deadliest criminals in the world. Lucky for Osborn, they're fans. Rising stars Kelly Sue DeConnick (SIF) and Emma Rios (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) throw Osborn in the darkest hole the public's never seen! Featuring an all-new bonus story written by Warren Ellis (THUNDERBOLTS)!

Spider-Girl #1 – Spinning from the GRIM HUNT in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN! Not every fight can get resolved by punching someone in the face...but Spider-Girl's gonna punch somebody anyway, just to make sure. Follow the swinging adventures of Anya Corazon, the Splendiferous Spider-Girl, as she balances the daily grind of teenage life with the bumps and bruises brought by banging 'bows with bad guys! Guest-starring the FANTASTIC FOUR and a villain that our hero could NEVER, EVER, EVER defeat. Paul Tobin (SPIDER-MAN, SUPER HEROES) and Clayton Henry (UNCANNY X-MEN) present an all-new hero for an all-new era!

Friday, November 05, 2010

Wednesday's Comics!! (11-10-10)


All New Batman: Brave and the Bold #1
Amazing Spider-Man #648
Amazing Spider-Man #648 Blank Variant
Angel: Illyria #1 (OF 4)
Ant-Man & Wasp #1 (OF 3)
Archie and Friends #149
Assassin’s Creed: The Fall #1 (OF 3)
Avengers: Children’s Crusade #3 (OF 9)
Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes #1 (OF 4)
Avengers Prime #4 (OF 5)
Batgirl #15
Batman: Return of Bruce Wayne #6 (OF 6)
Birds of Prey #6
Blackbeard: Legend of the Pyrate King #1 – S/O #29
Blackbeard: Legend of the Pyrate King #2 – S/O #29
Boondock Saints: Head of the Snake #1 (OF 2)
BPRD: Hell on Earth – New World #4 (OF 5)
Captain America: Forever Allies #4 (OF 4)
Chaos War: Thor #1 (OF 2)
Christmas Carol Campfire GN – S/O #151
Comic Book Guy: The Comic Book #5 (OF 5)
Cowboy Ninja Viking #10
Darkwing Duck vol 1 TP: Duck Knight Returns – S/O #151
DC HeroClix: Brightest Day Action Pack – S/O #66
Doc Savage #8
Dungeons and Dragons #1
Female Force: JK Rowling (Foil Edition) – S/O #43
Generation Hope #1 – Shortage Replacement
GI Joe: Real American Hero #160
GI Joe: Real American Hero #160 Incentive Variant – S/O #39
GI Joe: Origins #21
Grant Morrison: 18 Days
Green Hornet Golden Age: Remastered #4
Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #4
Halcyon #1
I am an Avenger #3 (OF 5)
Incredible Hulks #616
Invaders Now #3 (OF 5)
Iron Man: Rapture #1 (OF 4)
Jurassic Park: Redemption #5
Justice League: Generation Lost #13
Kato Origins: Way of the Ninja #5
Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet #9
Knight & Squire #2 (OF 6)
Knights of the Dinner Table #168
Lady Mechanika #0 - Reorder
Mighty Crusaders #5 (OF 6)
Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard #4 (OF 4)
Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard HC
Muppet Sherlock Holmes #3 (OF 4)
New Avengers #6
New Mutants Forever #4 (OF 5)
Okko, Cycle of Air #4 (OF 4)
Rebels #22
Red Robin #17
Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time: Eye of the World #6
Scott Pilgrim: Precious Little Box Set
Secret History Book 12
Shadowland: Daughters of Shadow #3 (OF 3)
She-Hulks #1 (OF 4)
Spike #2 (OF 8)
Star Trek: Khan – Ruling in Hell #2 (OF 4)
Star Wars: Knight Errant, Aflame #2 (OF 5)
Superhero Squad #11
Superheroes #8
Thanos Imperative #6 (OF 6)
Thor #617
Thor: For Asgard #4 (OF 6)
Thunder Agents #1
Tick: Edlund Epic #5 (OF 12)
Tiny Titans/Little Archie #2 (OF 3)
Toy Story: Tales from the Toy Chest #2
Transformers #13
Ultimate Comics: Thor #2 (OF 4)
Uncle Scrooge #397
Unwritten #19
Victorian Undead II: Holmes vs Dracula #1 (OF 5)
Witchblade #139
X-Men Forever 2 #11
ZombieSmarts Card Game – S/O #110


All New Batman: Brave and the Bold #1 – There's precious little crime in the tiny paradise that is the miniaturized Bottle City of Kandor. So, when Kandor is threatened by a plague of thefts that hint at a larger threat waiting in the wings, Superman and Batman shrink down to super-small size to unravel the super-big mystery! Don't miss the return of the comic based on the hit cartoon series!

Ant-Man & Wasp #1 (OF 3) – Two of Marvel's smallest heroes must join forces and get over one BIG elephant-in-the-room! Eric O'Grady once STOLE the Ant-Man suit from Hank Pym, but now, Eric is the only one who knows about a secret AIM plot to steal Pym's greatest invention! Can the two men get along long enough to save the soul of the former GOLIATH, Bill Foster? Tim Seeley, creator of 'Hack / Slash' brings us the big story of the two smallest Avengers! And make sure you check out this adventure before the astonishing events of AVENGERS ACADEMY #7 next month!

Assassin’s Creed: The Fall #1 (OF 3) – The monster-hit, historical fantasy/sci-fi Assassin's Creed video game from Ubisoft breaks into comics with a stunning 3-issue series written and illustrated by acclaimed creators Karl Kerschl (WEDNESDAY COMICS, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN) and Cameron Stewart (BATMAN AND ROBIN). ASSASSIN'S CREED: THE FALL follows 19th century Russian assassin Nikolai Orelov as he strives to claim an artifact of immense power from the hands of the Templars, leading to a climactic and violent showdown with the ruthless Tsar Alexander III aboard a speeding train! Meanwhile, in modern times, a troubled young drifter copes with unsettling visions of a possible past life - visions that have irreversible consequences for the present. ASSASSIN'S CREED: THE FALL is an exciting new chapter in the popular series that no fan will want to miss!

Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes #1 (OF 4) – Based on the AMAZING new animated series! What do you do when the world's evilest villains attack? Call Earth's Mightiest Heroes to save the day! In our first tale, CAPTAIN AMERICA and THOR face a threat bigger than BOTH of them! And in tale two, following the exploits of everyone's favorite arrow-flinger: HAWKEYE! Brought to you by superstar writer CHRISTOPHER YOST (X-FORCE) and incredible artists SCOTT WEGENER (Atomic Robo) and PATRICK SCHERBERGER (WORLD WAR HULKS)!

Dungeons and Dragons #1 – Beginning a new era in DUNGEONS & DRAGONS history! The genre-defining roleplaying game gets its first ongoing series in more than 20 years! Join writer John Rogers (Blue Beetle) and artist Andrea Di Vito (Annihilation) as they bring us a tale of high adventure and deep secrets. Adric Fell leads a band of heroes in a world where civilization has been reduced to a few scattered points of light amid a rising tide of shadows.

Grant Morrison: 18 Days – From superstar creator Grant Morrison (All-Star Superman, Batman & Robin, The Invisibles) comes 18 Days, the story of three generations of super-warriors, meeting for the final battle of their age. 18 Days is a re-imagining of the great eastern myth, the Mahabharata and follows the course of the climactic war that concludes the age of the gods and begins the age of man. It is the prototype for every war ever fought. The scale is epic, wherein the biggest armies ever conceived of face one another across the ultimate battlefield to decide the fate of the future. This hardcover illustrated script book from Dynamite Entertainment and Liquid Comics, will allow readers a first glimpse into the mythic animated series being developed by Morrison. The book reveals the inner workings of the acclaimed writer's process and features the original animation scripts, story bibles, character descriptions, and commentaries. Grant's groundbreaking story is matched perfectly with original illustrations created by acclaimed artist, Mukesh Singh.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Wednesday's Comics (11-3-10)


Adventure Comics #520
Amazing Spider-Man #647
Avengers Academy #6
Baltimore Plague Ships #4
Batman and Robin #16
Batman/Catwoman: Follow the Money #1
Batman Confidential #50
Blackbeard: Legend of the Pyrate King #3 – S/O #29
Boys #48
BPRD vol 14 TP: King of Fear
Brightest Day #13
Broken Trinity: Pandora’s Box #4 (OF 6)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer #38
Bullseye: Perfect Game #1 (OF 2)
Captain America: Man out of Time #1 (OF 5)
Cars: Adventures of Tow Mater #4
Chaos War #3 (OF 5)
DC Universe Legacies #6 (OF 10) – Shortage Replacement
Doom Patrol #16
Dr. Who Magazine #426
Dracula: Company of Monsters #3 – Shortage Replacement
Dungeons and Dragons #1 Special Variant
DV8: Gods and Monsters #8 (OF 8)
Freedom Fighters #3
Generation Hope #1
GFT: Wonderland Annual
GI Joe #24
Hawkeye & Mockingbird #6
Heroic Age TP
House of Mystery #31
Iron Man Legacy #8
Iron Man/Thor #1 (OF 4)
Irredeemable #19
iZombie #7
JSA All Stars #12
Kevin Smith’s Kato #5
Kick-Ass 2 #1 – Shortage Replacement
Kill Shakespeare vol 1 TP
Marvel Illustrated: Man in the Iron Mask HC
Morning Glories #2 – Shortage Replacement
Mystery Society #4
Namor: First Mutant #3
Ozma of Oz #1 (OF 8)
Punisher: In Blood #1 (OF 5)
Red Hood: Lost Days #6 (OF 6)
Scarlet #3
Scooby Doo, Where Are You #3
Scourge #2
Serenity: Shepherd’s Tale HC
Shrapnel: Hubris #3 (OF 3)
Siege TP
Spider-Man #7
Star Wars: Old Republic #5 (OF 6)
Strange Sciency Fantasy #5
Strange Tales 2 #2 (OF 3)
Superboy #1
Taskmaster #3 (OF 4)
Tick: Edlund Epic #1 (OF 12)
Time Masters: Vanishing Point #4 (OF 6) – Shortage Replacement
Tron: Original Movie Adaptation #1 (OF 2)
Unknown Soldiers #25
Walt Disney Comics and Stories #712
Warriors Three #1 (OF 4)
Wolverine #3
Women of Marvel #1
X-Men: Curse of the Mutants – X-Men vs Vampires #2 (OF 2) – Shortage Replacement
X-Men: To Serve and Protect #1 (OF 4)
Young Allies #6


Batman/Catwoman: Follow the Money #1 – The Cavalier - that's the Z-lister with the swords, right? So how'd he manage to frame Catwoman for a run of burglaries? And how on Earth did he manage the more spectacular crime of cleaning out the Wayne Enterprises pension fund and framing Bruce Wayne for the deed? However impressive he may appear to be, The Cavalier will quickly learn that frame-ups like that cut both ways, as both Batman and Catwoman begin tracking the Gotham City villain in this stand-alone one-shot from comics legend Howard Chaykin!

Bullseye: Perfect Game #1 (OF 2) – There was a year when no one knew where he was. When Bullseye - the world's greatest assassin - simply vanished without a trace. In the glare of the white hot lights, no one noticed the lanky stranger with the rubber arm, throwing heat that could, well, take off a man's head. See, every man needs a challenge, a moment when he faces impossible odds, when he looks deep inside himself and sees what he's really made of. Bullseye's next pitch is one for the history books.

Captain America: Man out of Time #1 (OF 5) – Beginning a five-issue mini-series chronicling the rebirth of Captain America! When the Avengers pull a mysterious, tattered soldier from the sea, they unwittingly bring back to life the Living Legend of World War Two--a man whose memories of a life sixty years ago are as fresh as yesterday! How will Steve Rogers, frozen in suspended animation for half a century, adapt to the world of the 21st century? Brought to you by super-scribe Mark Waid (Captain America, Amazing Spider-Man) and Avengers: Initiative artist Jorge Molina!

Generation Hope #1 – Spinning directly out of UNCANNY X-MEN comes the most important new X-Book in years-GENERATION HOPE! When Hope Summers returned from the future she triggered the rebirth of the mutant gene. Five lights appeared on Cerebra and five mutants' powers came to life, but their activations have been chaotic and dangerous, nearly killing each of them. It was only the touch of Hope that saved their lives. With Rogue and the four new mutants who were gathered in UNCANNY X-MEN, Hope heads to Japan to join Cyclops, Wolverine and the fifth light. But will this new light be a hero or a villain?

Punisher: In Blood #1 (OF 5) – Frank Castle is back. Back for revenge. Back in New York. Back to cleaning its streets. Back together, healed and strong, his mission resumed as he partakes in the sweet wet work, and notches up one of the highest body counts in Punisher history. Cyber sensei Henry Russo is back, keeping Frank proficient with an eye in the sky. Others are back as well - two of Frank's most sadistic enemies united in a new vindictive plot: Enter the Jigsaw Bothers!

Serenity: Shepherd’s Tale HC – One of Serenity's greatest mysteries is finally revealed in Shepherd's Tale, filling in the life of one of the show's most beloved characters--Shepherd Book! Who was Book before meeting Mal and the rest of the Serenity crew, how did he become one of their most trusted allies, and how did he find God in a bowl of soup? Answers to these and more questions about Book's past are uncovered in this original graphic novel by rising stars Zack Whedon (Dr. Horrible, Terminator, Fringe) and Chris Samnee (Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps, Daredevil). A pivotal chapter in the ongoing Serenity saga, Shepherd's Tale is also a rollicking, action-packed epic in its own right!

Superboy #1 – Superboy is back in a brand-new ongoing series! Join Jeff Lemire (SWEET TOOTH) and amazing up-and-coming artist Pier Gallo as they take Superboy on a journey to a side of Smallville not even Superman knows about! What mysteries lurk beneath the surface of this all-American town - and what are their direct ties to Superboy? The start of the next great DC Universe epic begins right here!

Warriors Three #1 (OF 4) – Hath the world known anyone so noble as Hogun? So dashing as Fandral? SoÖ erÖ great as the mighty Volstagg? HATH THE WORLD EVER KNOWN ANYTHING LIKE THE WARRIORS THREE? The answer is 'no,' and that's probably a good thing, for the tectonic plates of Midgard most likely could not withstand such...ah...might. But lo, an evil is brewing down in the depths of Hel that neither man nor God is prepared for. When an ancient monster is let loose on the world, only the WARRIORS THREE are able to rise to the challenge! From the bestselling comics writer BILL WILLINGHAM (Fables) and breakout artist NEIL EDWARDS (Fantastic Four) comes a tale of such magnitude the Marvel Universe has never seen!

Women of Marvel #1 – In this opening salvo, a young Medusa learns that family makes the fiercest foes, Enchantress faces stiff competition from a shocking X-enemy, and the Black Cat finds the only thing standing between her and a shiny gem is (EEK!) the Devil's Daughter...SATANA!!

X-Men: To Serve and Protect #1 (OF 4) – We're knee-deep in the Heroic Age and the X-Men are smack-dab in the center of the Marvel Universe! CHRIS YOST returns to the X-Books to tell a story that pits two fan-favorite X-Men up against a major Spider-Man villain in a four-part story that will run through each issue of this multi-story extravaganza! Who are these X-Men and why are they wearing disguises? Also in this issue, Fantomex and Batroc fight over a stolen diamond, and more!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Superman Debuts New Look! (10-25-10)


-- Courtesy of CNN --

First Wonder Woman got a makeover, and now the Man of Steel is debuting a new look of his own. The redrawing will appear in“Superman: Earth One," a new graphic novel retelling of the origin of the super hero which DC Comics says is “Superman for the 21st century."

Does the modern Superman look a little familiar to you Twi-hards? As the New York Post points out, he bears “more of a resemblance to Robert Pattinson from the ‘Twilight’ movies than Christopher Reeve from the Superman films.” The new Superman still has the inky black hair and buff bod – six pack and all – but features more of a brooding look than the super hero's past clean-cut appearance.

The book is written by J. Michael Straczynski, known for writing Superman, Wonder Woman and Babylon 5 and drawn by artist Shane Davis who has previously worked on Green Lantern and the Superman/Batman series.

The new graphic novel series does not replace the original Superman comics, but is merely a reinterpretation of his younger years. The book goes on sale next Tuesday.

What do you think of the new Superman?

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My two cents: Go look at what JMS did to the Amazing Spider-Man. Go ahead; I'll wait. Yeah, look at the travesty that was. Horrible.

JMS' original work is great stuff (Midnight Nation rocks!), but why anyone would allow him to ever mess with established properties again after the Spider-Man fiasco is beyond me. Ok, ok, his take on Thor was...interesting. Having Asgard hover over Oklahoma was a really, really peculiar choice, but it wasn't bad.

Fine, I'll change my stance to say that JMS should never be allowed to touch A-list characters again. B-listers or long-dead guys like Thor? Sure. Knock yourself out. But Superman AND Wonder Woman? What is DC thinking?!?!?

At least this Superman book is DC's version of Marvel's Ultimate Universe and won't affect (for the time being) the established continuity of their universe.