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!