New Comic Books For 1/4/12

New Comic Books For 1/4/12

Welcome to the first comics Wednesday of the new year! I am very excited about what 2012 has to offer from the comic industry, from the X-Men vs Avengers over at Marvel to the bold new directions IDW is taking with Transformers and G.I. Joe. This week we get just a little taste of what they year will look like as the publishers lay out their groundwork leading up to the bigger events in the coming months!

Buzz Worthy Books!


Action Comics #5 (DC Comics)
In this issue we see the New 52 origin of Superman, well, the Krypton parts at least. I would be more excited if I didn’t just see the release of Superman: Secret Origin only a few months ago. Still worth a look though to see if Morrison craps all over what Johns had recently written.


Avengers Annual #1 (One Shot) (Marvel Comics)
This is the second part of a three part story that started forever ago with Wonder Man and his Revengers team causing damage. Despite the vague memory of what has transpired in the last issue this should still be good.


Avengers: X-Sanction #2 (Marvel Comics)
This series leads right into the upcoming X-Men vs Avengers event so be sure to pick this up! We left off with Cable on a mission to stop the Avengers from keeping Hope from saving the world and he has schooled Captain America with his sights on Iron Man next!


Batwing #5 (DC Comics)
In the last few issues Batwing has been getting his handed to him by Massacre. After almost all of the heros in Africa are killed by this guy, Batwing decides to call in the big guns: BATMAN!


Boys #62 (Dynamite Entertainment)
First off, that cover is nasty. Look at it carefully and see if you can see it. Second, this book is hitting a new round of awesomeness in my opinion and the final battle is almost here! As long as The Homelander gets his I’ll be happy.


Detective Comics #5 (DC Comics)
Someone is killing people and Batman blames The Penguin. But will his emotions get the best of him when he finds out that his girlfriend is on the list? Thats all well and fine, but I want to see more about The Joker and his missing face!


G.I. JOE #9 (IDW Publishing)
The search for the new Cobra Commander is over, now begins the epic crossover titled “Cobra Command”. IDW has quickly turned yet another franchise that I had zero interest about into a title I am 100% behind. I am going to make a bold prediction and call the entire G.I. Joe Line SERIES OF THE YEAR.


Penguin: Pain And Prejudice #4 (of 5) (DC Comics)
A series focusing on the life of the Batman villain and all of his criminal activity, this series made me look at a once laughable character in an entirely new, sinister light. I cannot recommend this series enough to both long time fans and new ones looking for something interesting to read.


Punisher #7 (Marvel Comics)
It’s a Punisher vs Daredevil brawl in the latest chapter of Rucka’s run on this book. It has been an interesting series so far and the injuries Frank has taken are, for me, the most interesting part. Just check out that eye patch! What’s that all about? Buy this and find out!


Robocop: Road Trip #1 (Dynamite Entertainment)
Rob Williams is where it is at in terms of Robocop. I fell in love with his Robocop vs Terminator series last year and because of that I am diving into this series with all of the enthusiasm that I can muster. This brand new series is not a continuation from that book so it is new reader friendly as we get to explore the main character’s world outside of the OCP dominated Detroit.


Uncanny X-Force #19.1 (Marvel Comics)
“This is the dawning of the Age of Apocalypse, the Age of Apocalyyyyypppsssseee” okay, enough with the Hair lyrics. This new Point One story was briefly touched on in the Point One One-Shot a couple of months back and sets as a launch issue for the new Age of Apocalypse series coming soon from Marvel set in the popular alternate reality.


Uncanny X-Men #4 (Marvel Comics)
I am all about team Cyclops when it comes to my X-Men, so I am looking forward to the new arc in the flagship Uncanny book. The alien race called The Phallanx are back and they automatically start a fight. Why does it always end like that for these guys?

Here is a complete list of what is due out this week.
DC COMICS
Action Comics #5 (Andy Kubert & Joe Prado Regular Cover)
Action Comics #5 (Andy Kubert Black & White Variant Cover)
Action Comics #5 (Combo Pack Edition)
Action Comics #5 (Rags Morales Variant Cover)
Animal Man #5
Batwing #5
DC Comics Presents The Dark #1 (was ‘DC Comics Presents The New 52’)
Detective Comics #5 (Tony S. Daniel Regular Cover)
Detective Comics #5 (Tony S. Daniel Variant Cover)
Green Arrow #5
Hawk And Dove #5
Huntress #4 (of 6)
Justice League #1 (Jim Lee & Scott Williams 5th Printing Variant Cover)
Justice League International #5
Men Of War #5
O.M.A.C. #5
Penguin Pain And Prejudice #4 (of 5)
Red Lanterns #5
Scooby-Doo Where Are You #17
Static Shock #5
Stormwatch #5 (Miguel Sepulveda Regular Cover)
Stormwatch #5 (Miguel Sepulveda Variant Cover)
Supernatural #4 (of 6)
Swamp Thing #5 (Yanick Paquette Regular Cover)
Swamp Thing #5 (Yanick Paquette Variant Cover)

Vertigo
I Zombie #21
Sweet Tooth #29 (Jeff Lemire Regular Cover)
Sweet Tooth #29 (Travel Foreman Variant Cover)


MARVEL COMICS
Avengers Academy #24
Avengers Annual #1 (One Shot)
Avengers X-Sanction #2 (of 4) (Ed McGuinness Regular Cover)
Avengers X-Sanction #2 (of 4) (Leinil Francis Yu Variant Cover)
Avengers X-Sanction #2 (of 4) (Stephen Platt Variant Cover)
Defenders #2 (Chris Stevens Venom Variant Cover)
Defenders #2 (I Am A Defender Variant Cover)
Defenders #2 (Mark Bagley Variant Cover)
Defenders #2 (Terry Dodson Regular Cover)
Fear Itself The Fearless #6 (of 12)
Hulk #47
Punisher #7
Strikeforce Morituri We Who Are About To Die #1 (One Shot)
Thor The Deviants Saga #3 (of 5)
Thunderbolts #168
Uncanny X-Force #18 (Jerome Opena 2nd Printing Variant Cover)
Uncanny X-Force #19.1
Uncanny X-Men #4
Villains For Hire #2 (of 4)
Wolverine And The X-Men Alpha And Omega #1 (of 5)
X-23 #20 (Kalman Andrasofszky Regular Cover) (Final Issue)
X-Club #2 (of 5)
X-Men #23 (Adi Granov Regular Cover)
X-Men #23 (John Tyler Christopher Venom Variant Cover)


AVATAR PRESS / BOUNDLESS COMICS
Ferals #1 (Gabriel Andrade Regular Cover)
Ferals #1 (Gabriel Andrade Gore Cover)
Ferals #1 (Gabriel Andrade Wrapround Cover)
Ferals #1 (Gabriel Andrade Slashed Variant Cover)
Lady Death #13 (Gabriel Andrade Regular Cover)
Lady Death #13 (Richard Ortiz Wrapround Cover)
Lady Death #13 (Michael Dipascale Art Deco Variant Cover)

BOOM! STUDIOS
Betrayal Of The Planet Of The Apes #3 (of 4) (Cover A Gabriel Hardman)
Betrayal Of The Planet Of The Apes #3 (of 4) (Cover B Declan Shalvey)
Clive Barker’s Hellraiser #9 (Cover A)
Clive Barker’s Hellraiser #9 (Cover B)
Clive Barker’s Hellraiser #9 (Cover C Nick Percival)
Clive Barker’s Hellraiser Masterpieces #5
Elric The Balance Lost #7 (Cover A Francesco Mattina)
Elric The Balance Lost #7 (Cover B Jonboy Meyers)
Elric The Balance Lost #7 (Cover C Francesco Mattina)
Irredeemable #33 (Cover A Kalman Andrasofszky)
Irredeemable #33 (Cover B Dan Panosian)
Peanuts #1 (of 4) (Charles Schultz First Appearance Of Charlie Brown Variant Cover)
Peanuts #1 (of 4) (Charles Schultz Regular Cover)
Valen The Outcast #2 (Cover A Liam Sharp)
Valen The Outcast #2 (Cover B Ale Garza)
Valen The Outcast #2 (Cover C Matteo Scalera)
Valen The Outcast #2 (Cover D Liam Sharp Negative Cover)
Valen The Outcast #2 (Cover E Ale Garza Sketch Cover)
Valen The Outcast #2 (Cover H Joe Jusko CGG 9.8 Virgin Variant Cover)

DARK HORSE COMICS
Brody’s Ghost (One Shot)
Goon #37 (Eric Powell Regular Cover)
Goon #37 (Eric Powell Variant Cover)

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Boys #62
Flash Gordon Zeitgeist #2 (Alex Ross Regular Cover)
Flash Gordon Zeitgeist #2 (Alex Ross Virgin Variant Cover)
Flash Gordon Zeitgeist #2 (Francesco Francavilla Variant Cover)
Flash Gordon Zeitgeist #2 (Francesco Francavilla Virgin Variant Cover)
Flash Gordon Zeitgeist #2 (Paul Renaud Black & White Variant Cover)
Flash Gordon Zeitgeist #2 (Paul Renaud Regular Cover)
Living Corpse Exhumed #5 (of 6) (Ken Haeser & Buz Hasson Regular Cover)
Living Corpse Exhumed #5 (of 6) (Mark Kidwell Regular Cover)
Lone Ranger #1 (Alex Ross Blue Variant Cover)
Lone Ranger #1 (Alex Ross Negative Art Variant Cover)
Lone Ranger #1 (Alex Ross Regular Cover)
Lone Ranger #1 (Francesco Francavilla Regular Cover)
Lone Ranger #1 (Francesco Francavilla Virgin Variant Cover)
Nowhere Man #1 (of 4) (Jeevan J. Kang Regular Cover)
Robocop Road Trip #1 (Fabiano Neves Black & White Variant Cover)
Robocop Road Trip #1 (Fabiano Neves Regular Cover)
Vampirella Vs Dracula #1 (of 6) (Joseph Michael Linsner Negative Variant Cover)
Vampirella Vs Dracula #1 (of 6) (Joseph Michael Linsner Regular Cover)
Vampirella Vs Dracula #1 (of 6) (Joseph Michael Linsner Sketch Variant Cover)
Warlord Of Mars Dejah Thoris #9 (Ale Garza Regular Cover)
Warlord Of Mars Dejah Thoris #9 (Ale Garza Risque Art Variant Cover)
Warlord Of Mars Dejah Thoris #9 (Joe Jusko Regular Cover)
Warlord Of Mars Dejah Thoris #9 (Paul Renaud Martian Red Variant Cover)
Warlord Of Mars Dejah Thoris #9 (Paul Renaud Regular Cover)
Zorro Rides Again #7 (of 12)

IDW PUBLISHING
Cold War #4 (John Byrne Regular Cover)
Cold War #4 (John Byrne Variant Cover)
G.I. JOE #9 (Cover A Dave Wilkins)
G.I. JOE #9 (Cover B Will Rosado)
G.I. JOE #9 (Nick Runge Variant Cover)
Godzilla Legends #3 (of 5) (Arthur Adams Black & White Variant Cover)
Godzilla Legends #3 (of 5) (Cover A Arthur Adams)
Godzilla Legends #3 (of 5) (Cover B Bob Eggleton)
Jurassic Park Dangerous Games #5 (of 5) (Jeff Zornow Black & White Variant Cover)
Jurassic Park Dangerous Games #5 (of 5) (Jeff Zornow Regular Cover)
Star Trek Legion Of Super-Heroes #4 (of 6) (Cover A Chris Sprouse)
Star Trek Legion Of Super-Heroes #4 (of 6) (Cover B Phil Jimenez)
Star Trek Legion Of Super-Heroes #4 (of 6) (Gabriel Rodriguez Variant Cover)
True Blood The French Quarter #5 (of 6) (Cover A Joe Corroney)
True Blood The French Quarter #5 (of 6) (Cover B David Messina)
True Blood The French Quarter #5 (of 6) (Joe Corroney Sketch Variant Cover)
True Blood The French Quarter #5 (of 6) (Photo Variant Cover)

IMAGE COMICS 
Artifacts #13 (Cover A Dale Keown)
Artifacts #13 (Cover B John Tyler Christopher)
Artifacts #13 (Cover C John Tyler Christopher)
Artifacts #13 (Dale Keown Sketch Variant Cover)
Artifacts #13 (Comics Pro Variant Cover)
Blood Red Dragon #3
Fatale #1 (Cover A Sean Phillips Beauty Cover)
Fatale #1 (Cover B Sean Phillips Beast Cover)
Graveyard Of Empires #3 (of 4)
Li’l Depressed Boy #8
Mudman #2
Shinku #4
Super Dinosaur #7
Vescell #5
Witchblade #151 (Cover A John Tyler Christopher)
Witchblade #151 (Cover B Dennis Calero)
Witchblade #151 (Cover C J. Scott Campbell)
Witchblade #151 (Foil Stamped & Signed Collector’s Edition)


215 INK
Fall GN
Price (One Shot)

ABSTRACT STUDIOS
Rachel Rising #4

ANTARCTIC PRESS
Gold Digger #134
Gold Digger Holidays Special #1

ARCHAIA ENTERTAINMENT
Cyclops #8
Black Fire HC
Billy Fog The Gift Of Trouble-Sight HC
Dare Detectives The Snow Pea Plot HC (Collected Edition)
Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Volume 1 Creation Myths HC

ARCHIE COMICS
Betty & Veronica Double Digest #197
Life With Archie #16

ARDDEN ENTERTAINMENT
Atlas Unified #1 (Cover A Grim Ghost)
Atlas Unified #1 (Cover B Phoenix)
Atlas Unified #1 (Cover C Wulf)
Atlas Unified #1 (Cover D Wraparound)

ASPEN MLT
Scourge #6 (Cover A Eric Battle)
Scourge #6 (Cover B Ale Garza)
Scourge #6 (Infected Variant Cover)
Soulfire Volume 3 #6 (Cover A Jason Fabok)
Soulfire Volume 3 #6 (Cover B Micah Gunnell)

COMIC SHOP NEWS
Comic Shop News #1281

FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
Wandering Son Volume 2 HC

LAST GASP
Terminally Illin #1

MARKOSIA ENTERPRISES
Raising Amy GN
Superfun Adventures Of Jax GN

MOONSTONE
Vampire PA Pittsburgh Noir HC

NBM
Inner Sanctum GN

PANINI PUBLISHING
Doctor Who Insider #9 (January 2012)
Doctor Who Magazine #442

PANTHEON BOOKS
Habibi GN (Limited Signed Bookplate Edition)
Metamaus A Look Inside A Modern Classic Maus HC

REBELLION
2000 AD #1763
2000 AD Prog 2012
Insurrection TP
Judge Dredd Megazine #318
Judge Dredd The Complete Case Files Volume 4 TP (Simon & Schuster Edition)

TITAN PUBLISHING
Star Wars Insider #130 (January 2012) (Special) (Previews Exclusive Edition)
Tank Girl Carioca #3 (of 3)

TWOMORROWS PUBLISHING
Alter Ego #106
Modern Masters Volume 27 Ron Garney SC

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT
Charmed #17
Grimm Fairy Tales Myths And Legends #11 (Cover A Romano Molenaar)
Grimm Fairy Tales Myths And Legends #11 (Cover B Anthony Spay)
Salem’s Daughter Haunting #4 (Cover A Stjepan Sejic)
Salem’s Daughter Haunting #4 (Cover B Natali Sanders)
Theater #4 (Cover A Eric Basaldua)
Theater #4 (Cover B Angel Medina)

New Comic Releases for 11/16/2011

New Comic Releases for 11/16/2011

This comic’s week is a killer on my wallet with a whopping fifty titles on my reading list. With so many great things to point out where can I start off?

Mario’s Top Ten Picks of the Week!

10) Fear Itself #7.3 (Marvel Comics)
STORY BY Matt Fraction, ART BY Salvador Larocca

Another issue from the event that never seems to end, this third closing chapter of Fear Itself focuses on Iron Man and his newly returned alcoholism. What does Fraction have in-store for us and The Invincible Iron Man series? Pick this up and find out.

 

9) The Boys: Butcher, Baker, Candlestickmaker #5 (Dynamite Entertainment)
STORY BY Garth Ennis, ART BY Darick Robertson

Butcher’s origin continues to roll along and after last issue’s heartbreaking ending I really want to see what kind of crazy leads him to despise The Homelander. But mainly I want to see just how the hell it all happened with his gal in his sight the whole time. A must read!

 

8 ) Red Hood And The Outlaws #3 (DC Comics)
STORY BY Scott Lobdell, ART BY Kenneth Rocafort

I am a sucker for Jason Todd stories and despite all of the negative hype that an over-sexed Starfire had wrought it is actually a decent read. So these people no one had ever heard of are being killed by another group of people that no one had ever heard of but the story’s leading trio is here to make sure some bullets are introduced to brian matter.

 

7) Walking Dead #91 (Image Comics)
STORY BY Robert Kirkman, ART BY Charlie Adlard

Rick has learned to turn the other cheek with the help of a gun on his side, but will the truce last? Also, when the hell are we going to see some zombies? Maybe Kirkman should shift the focus to someone else for a few issues and then come back to Rick’s camp just to let the story get fresh again?

 

6) Mass Effect: Invasion #2 (Dark Horse)
STORY BY Mac Walters & John Jackson Miller, ART BY Omar Francia

I had originally looked forward to this series as a way to hold me over until the new game is released in March but it is actually pretty damn good on its own. Without giving away spoilers, fans of the series should really find their way to reading this as an official tale of the ME Universe and some back story on Omega Station.

 

5) Ultimate Comics X-Men #3 (Marvel Comics)
STORY BY Nick Spencer, ART BY Paco Medina, Juan Vlasco

The gang have set up at the old Morlock Tunnels but the heat is still of for all mutants. And what’s up with Wanda? I hope Quicksilver really knows what he is doing if he isnt behind her craziness.

 

4) Justice League #3 (DC Comics)
STORY BY Geoff Johns, ART BY Jim Lee

The flashback tale telling us how this version of the Justice League came together is going on with two of the biggest names in the game at the wheel. Sounds like a winning combo right? You would think so but the first issue had me wondering it there was such a thing as TOO much hype when it came to comics. The second issue was much better with the introduction of The Flash but I am looking forward to the big villain reveal that is coming!

 

3) Supergirl #3 (DC Comics)
STORY BY Michael Green & Mike Johnson, ART BY Mahmud Asrar & Bill Reinhold

Last issue’s fight with Superman was one hell of a read and I cannot wait to see what this issue has. Supergirl is still new to this Earth and apparently the last 20+ years since Krypton exploded she has been asleep so you can imagine here surprise when she is told what Superman tells her.

 

2) Amazing Spider-Man #674 (Marvel Comics)
STORY BY Dan Slott, ART BY Giuseppe Camuncoli

Now that Spider-Island is over the Sinister Six is taking this as their opportunity to do some evil or other in the name of Doctor Octopus and one of his crazy plans. Want to see how Spidey gets his block handed to him? Tune in for an all new chapter starting here!

 

1) Avengers #19 (Marvel Comics)
STORY BY Brian Michael Bendis, ART BY Daniel Acuña

The new line-up is revealed as the countdown to the Ultron War begins! Captain America has reshuffled the deck for the prime team to better suit his vision of world security after the whole Serpent fiasco. I love new beginnings as much as the next guy and Bendis has been around the block enough times to switch it up when he sees that it is getting stale. Throw in Norman Osborn and H.A.M.M.E.R. and that in one interesting mix.

 

 

Full List of New Releases for 11/9/2011

DC COMICS
Batman #3 (Greg Capullo & Jonathan Glapion Regular Cover)
Batman #3 (Francis Manapul Black & White Variant Cover)
Batman #3 (Ivan Reis & Joe Prado Variant Cover)
Birds Of Prey #3
Blue Beetle #3
Captain Atom #3
Catwoman #3
DC Comics Presents Superman The Kents #1
DC Universe Online Legends #17
DC Universe Presents #3
End Of Nations #1 (of 4)
Green Lantern Corps #3
Justice League #3 (Combo Pack Edition)
Justice League #3 (Jim Lee & Scott Williams Regular Cover)
Justice League #3 (Greg Capullo Variant Cover)
Justice League #3 (Jim Lee Black & White Variant Cover)
Legion Of Super-Heroes #3
My Greatest Adventure #2 (of 6)
Nightwing #3
Red Hood And The Outlaws #3
Supergirl #3
Wonder Woman #3
Young Justice #10

Vertigo
I Zombie #19
Northlanders #46

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MARVEL COMICS
Amazing Spider-Man #674 (Giuseppe Camuncoli Regular Cover)
Amazing Spider-Man #674 (Pasqual Ferry Marvel Comics 50th Anniversary Variant Cover)
Avengers #19
Avengers Academy #22
Avengers Origins Luke Cage #1 (One Shot)
Captain America #4 (Steve McNiven Regular Cover)
Captain America #4 (Marko Djurdjevic Fantastic Four 50th Anniversary Variant Cover)
Deadpool #46
Deadpool MAX 2 #2
Fear Itself #7.3 (Adam Kubert Regular Cover)
Fear Itself #7.3 (Ariel Olivetti Variant Cover)
Fear Itself The Fearless #3 (of 12)
Generation Hope #13 (Ibraim Roberson Regular Cover)
Generation Hope #13 (Dale Keown Regenesis Blue Variant Cover)
I Am Captain America #1 (One Shot)
Incredible Hulk #2 (Marc Silvestri Regular Cover)
Incredible Hulk #2 (Marc Silvestri Sketch Variant Cover)
Incredible Hulk #2 (Mike Deodata Marvel Comics 50th Anniversary Variant Cover)
John Carter A Princess Of Mars #3 (of 5)
Legion Of Monsters #2 (of 4)
New Mutants #34
Punisher #5 (Marco Checchetto Regular Cover)
Punisher #5 (Mike Perkins Marvel Comics 50th Anniversary Variant Cover)
Six Guns #2 (of 5)
Stand The Night Has Come #4 (of 6)
Super Heroes #20 (Marvel Adventures)
Thunderbolts #165
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #3 (Kaare Andrews 2nd Printing Variant Cover)
Ultimate Comics X-Men #2 (Kaare Andrews 2nd Printing Variant Cover)
Ultimate Comics X-Men #3
Venom #9 (John Tyler Christopher Regular Cover)
Venom #9 (Michael Lark Marvel Comics 50th Anniversary Variant Cover)
Wolverine Punisher And Ghost Rider Official Index To The Marvel Universe #4
Wolverine The Best There Is #11
X-23 #17
X-Factor #227
X-Men #21 (Adi Granov Regular Cover)
X-Men Regenesis #1 (One Shot) (Cyclops 2nd Printing Variant Cover)
X-Men Regenesis #1 (One Shot) (Wolverine 2nd Printing Variant Cover)
X-Men Schism #1 (of 5) (Frank Cho X Printing Variant Cover)
X-Men Schism #2 (of 5) (Frank Cho X Printing Variant Cover)
X-Men Schism #3 (of 5) (Frank Cho X Printing Variant Cover)
X-Men Schism #4 (of 5) (Frank Cho X Printing Variant Cover)
X-Men Schism #5 (of 5) (Frank Cho X Printing Variant Cover)

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AVATAR PRESS/BOUNDLESS COMICS
War Goddess #3 (Matt Martin Reguar Cover)
War Goddess #3 (Matt Martin Gore Cover)
War Goddess #3 (Michael Dipascale Art Deco Variant Cover)
War Goddess #3 (Michael Dipascale Wrap Cover)

BOOM! STUDIOS
Decision 2012 Michele Bachmann #1 (Cover A Jeffrey Spokes)
Decision 2012 Michele Bachmann #1 (Cover B Jeffrey Spokes Superhero Variant)
Key Of Z #2 (of 4)
Planet Of The Apes #8 (Cover A)
Planet Of The Apes #8 (Cover B)
Planet Of The Apes #8 (Cover C Scott Keatin)
Stan Lee’s Starborn #12 (Cover A)
Stan Lee’s Starborn #12 (Cover B Jonboy Meyers)

DARK HORSE
Conan Road Of Kings #10
Drawing Down the Moon The Art Of Charles Vess TP
Mass Effect Invasion #2 (of 4) (Massimo Carnevale Regular Cover)
Mass Effect Invasion #2 (of 4) (Paul Renaud Variant Cover)
Star Wars Knight Errant Deluge #4 (of 5)
Star Wars Invasion Revelations #5 (of 5)

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Boys Butcher Baker Candlestickmaker #5 (of 6)
Charlaine Harris’ Grave Sight Volume 2 GN (of 3)
Dean Koontz’s Nevermore #5 (of 6)
Kevin Smith’s The Bionic Man #4 (Alex Ross Regular Cover)
Kevin Smith’s The Bionic Man #4 (Alex Ross Virgin Variant Cover)
Kevin Smith’s The Bionic Man #4 (Jonathan Lau Black & White Variant Cover)
Kevin Smith’s The Bionic Man #4 (Jonathan Lau Variant Cover)
Kirby Genesis Captain Victory #1 (Alex Ross Regular Cover)
Kirby Genesis Captain Victory #1 (Alex Ross Negative Art Variant Cover)
Kirby Genesis Captain Victory #1 (Alex Ross Red Variant Cover)
Kirby Genesis Captain Victory #1 (Michael Avon Oeming Variant Cover)
Kirby Genesis Captain Victory #1 (Michael Avon Oeming Virgin Variant Cover)
Kirby Genesis Captain Victory #1 (Sean Chen Negative Art Variant Cover)
Kirby Genesis Captain Victory #1 (Sean Chen Variant Cover)
Kirby Genesis Captain Victory #1 (Wagner Reis Variant Cover)
Living Corpse Exhumed #4 (of 6) (Ken Haeser & Buz Hasson Regular Cover)
Living Corpse Exhumed #4 (of 6) (Movie Cover)
Queen Sonja #24 (Adriano Batista Regular Cover)
Queen Sonja #24 (Lucio Parrillo Regular Cover)
Zorro Rides Again #5 (of 12)

IDW PUBLISHING
Angel Portraits 100-Page Spectacular
Anne Rice’s Servant Of The Bones #4 (of 6) (Renae DeLiz Regular Cover)
Anne Rice’s Servant Of The Bones #4 (of 6) (Jenny Frison Variant Cover)
G.I. JOE A Real American Hero #172 (Cover A S.L. Gallant)
G.I. JOE A Real American Hero #172 (Cover B Herb Trimpe)
G.I. JOE A Real American Hero #172 (Larry Hama Variant Sketch Cover)
Ghostbusters #3 (Cover A Dan Schoening)
Ghostbusters #3 (Cover B Nick Runge)
Ghostbusters #3 (Tristan Jones Variant Cover)
Godzilla Legends #1 (of 5) (Cover A Bob Eggelton)
Godzilla Legends #1 (of 5) (Cover B Art Adams)
Godzilla Legends #1 (of 5) (Cover C Matt Frank)
Godzilla Legends #1 (of 5) (Matt Frank Sketch Variant Cover)
Hawken #1 (of 6) (Tim Truman Regular Cover)
Hawken #1 (of 6) (Tim Truman Wanted Poster Variant Cover)
Jack Avarice Is The Courier #3 (of 5) (Chris Madden Regular Cover)
Jack Avarice Is The Courier #3 (of 5) (Chris Madden Sketch Variant Cover)
Snake Eyes #7 (Cover A Robert Atkins)
Snake Eyes #7 (Cover B Agustin Padilla)
Snake Eyes #7 (Trevor Hutchison Variant Cover)
Star Trek 100-Page Spectacular
Transformers #30 (Cover A Livio Ramondelli)
Transformers #30 (Cover B Livio Ramondelli)
Transformers #30 (Livio Ramondelli Black & White Variant Cover)

IMAGE COMICS
68 Hardship (One Shot) (Cover A Jeff Zornow & Jay Fotos)
68 Hardship (One Shot) (Cover B Nat Jones & Jay Fotos)
Blue Estate #7
Carbon Grey Origins #1 (of 2) (Khari Evans & Kinsun Loh Regular Cover)
Carbon Grey Origins #1 (of 2) (Hoang Nguyen Variant Cover)
Chew #19 (Rob Guillory SDCC 2011 Glow-In-The-Dark Variant Cover)
Elephantmen #36
Epoch #3 (of 5)
Haunt #18
Morning Glories #14
Mudman #1
Pilot Season Seraph #1
Severed #4 (of 7)
Walking Dead #91
Walking Dead Weekly #46
Xenoholics #2

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ABSTRACT STUDIOS
Terry Moore How To Draw #2 (Expressions)

ALLEGORY MEDIA
Speed Racer Circle Of Vengeance #1 (of 4)

APE ENTERTAINMENT
Dream Reavers #2 (of 4)

ARCANA STUDIOS
Blood Shells And Roses GN
Trout GN

ARCHIE COMICS
Betty & Veronica Friends Double Digest #219
Jughead #210

ARDDEN ENTERTAINMENT
Flash Gordon Invasion Of The Red Sword #6

AZURE PRESS
Ninjas Vs Zombies #4 (Jaime Martinez Regular Cover)
Ninjas Vs Zombies #4 (Photo Variant Cover)

BONGO COMICS
Sergio Aragones Funnies #5
Simpsons Comics #184

COMIC SHOP NEWS
Comic Shop News #1274

EIDOLON FINE ARTS
Fracture Of The Universal Boy GN

EVIL TRIN COMICS
Comic Book Comics #6 (of 6)

FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
Estonia A Ramble Through The Periphery HC
Oil And Water HC
Pogo The Complete Syndicated Comic Strips Volume 1 Through The Wild Blue Wonder HC
Walt Disney’s Donald Duck Volume 1 Lost In The Andes HC

KENZER AND COMPANY
Knights Of The Dinner Table #180

KICKSTART COMICS
Dead Walker GN

MARKOSIA ENTERPRISES
Vessel Of Terror GN

MOONSTONE
Spider Satan’s Seven Swordsmen Volume 1 GN

PANINI PUBLISHING
Doctor Who Insider #8

REBELLION/2000 AD
Cradlegrave GN

RED 5 COMICS
Atomic Robo And The Ghost Of Station X #3 (of 6)
Bonnie Lass #3 (of 4)

TITAN PUBLISHING
Figure Drawing For All It’s Worth HC (by Andrew Loomis)
Star Wars Souvenir Special

TWOMORROWS PUBLISHING
Back Issue #52

New Comics Releases for Wednesday 11/9/2011

New Comics Releases for Wednesday 11/9/2011

It all begins here (again) as the future direction of Marvel is finally unveiled in the much advertised Point One one-shot book. Aside from that, the rest of the week is pretty “meh” with a few gems here and there to keep it interesting.

 

Mario’s Top Ten Picks of the Week

10) MAGNETO: NOT A HERO #1 of 4 (Marvel Comics)
STORY BY Skottie Young, ART BY Clay Mann

My all-time favorite villain gets another mini-series, this time courtesy of first time writer Skottie Young. I am not really concerned on who writes the book as much as I am with the characters involved but if his writing is as good as his art then we shall be in safe hands. Plus, look at the title of the series. Not A Hero? Hopefully that is a preview of what we will see inside!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9) BATGIRL #3 (DC Comics)
STORY BY Gail Simone, ART BY Ardian Syaf, Vicente Cifuentes

Nightwing is such a Dick 8)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 ) PUNISHERMAX #19 (Marvel Comics)
STORY BY Jason Aaron, ART BY Steve Dillon

All of the players on the field are closing around Fisk and I can’t wait to see him meet his demise in the most glorious way. Not since Gustavo Fring have I both cheered and booed a story’s villain that was so cunning, conniving, and charismatic all while keeping an air of humanity about him. Aaron, I bow down to your excellence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7) UNCANNY X-FORCE #17 (Marvel Comics)
STORY BY Rick Remender, ART BY Jerome Opena

Archangel is coming close to bringing hell on Earth and the team is all but defeated. I sense that Wolverine is going to maim a bro or two in this issue to balance the scales. I am appreciating the use of Age of Apocalypse characters (although Ice Man being evil suddenly through me for a loop) to fill in for characters that have already been dispatched in the regular Marvel Universe, as well as the appearance of Holocaust in the 616. This story arc has definitely been satisfactory on the action that was promised, i only hope that the momentum continues in this issue and onto the next story.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6) BATMAN AND ROBIN #3 (DC Comics)
STORY BY Peter Tomasi, ART BY Pat Gleason

BATMAN AND ROBIN!!!!!! That’s all I need to sell this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5) GREEN LANTERN #3 (DC Comics)
STORY BY Geoff Johns, ART BY Doug Mahnke

Sinestro shows up on Earth and schools Hal on how to use the ring to rescue people in peril? My, how the people of Earth in the DCU are forgetful. With the assault on the Yellow Lantern stronghold of Korugar (Sinestro’s old crew AND home planet) coming up I hope to see this series capture that spark that I have not been feeling lately.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4) TERMINATOR ROBOCOP KILL HUMAN #4 of 4 (Dynamite Entertainment)
STORY BY Rob Williams, ART BY P.J. Holden

I do not want to see this series end! Dynamite, you better bring Williams and Holden back for round two. The last issue showed Murphy rescuing The Connors from the dreaded T-1000 in an elaborate set-up that only experienced fans of how time travel works will understand. I am curious to see how this explosive series ends but I really hope it is more of a BANG than a fizzle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3) ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #4 (Marvel Comics)
STORY BY Brian Michael Bendis, ART BY Sara Pichelli

The last issue ended with Miles getting the news that Peter Parker was just shot on the Queensboro Bridge, so I really hope we see him put on the costume (or that makeshift one we saw in Ultimate Fallout) sometime soon. Pichelli’s english may not be the tightest but she more than makes up for that with her art work, and Bendis is Bendis. Much like a comic book writing Jay Z, he has been around forever and if you don’t dig him by this point you are just a hater (just kidding).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2) PIGS #3 (Image Comics)
STORY BY NATE COSBY & BEN McCOOL, ART BY BRENO TEMURA

The next generation of terrorism is here, and apparently it has always been there waiting for the right moment to strike. This series is such a highly detailed look at a world where the Cold War rages on that I am kind of suspicious on what Cosby and McCool are really up to. Pick this issue up (and the first to for that matter), you will thank me later. Oh, and Amanda Connor’s cover is pretty slick, huh?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) POINT ONE #1 (Marvel Comics)
STORY BY Brian Michael Bendis, Jeph Loeb, Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction , David Lapham , Fred Van Lente , and Christopher Yost, ART BY Ed McGuinness, Bryan Hitch, Terry Dodson, Roberto De La Torre , Ryan Stegman , and Javier Pulido

So what does 2012 have in store for Marvel? Check out this one book to get the scoop. One of the reason that I love these larger titles comprised of short stories is that it is kind of a sampler platter for new readers and a preview of new tales t come for long time fans. While it is NOT necessary to read this book I highly suggest that you do so when something comes back around over the next few months you will know the full story of the “Who’s” and “Why’s” involved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full List of New Releases for 11/9/2011

DC COMICS
All-New Batman The Brave And The Bold #13
Batgirl #3
Batman And Robin #3
Batwoman #3
DC Comics Presents Batman Bad #1
Deathstroke #3
Demon Knights #3
Frankenstein Agent Of S.H.A.D.E. #3
Green Lantern #3 (Doug Mahnke Regular Cover)
Green Lantern #3 (Doug Mahnke Black & White Variant Cover)
Green Lantern #3 (Ethan Van Sciver Variant Cover)
Green Lantern Super-Spectacular #3
Grifter #3
Huntress #2 (of 6)
Legion Lost #3
Mister Terrific #3
Penguin Pain And Prejudice #2 (of 5)
Resurrection Man #3
Suicide Squad #3 (Dan Panosian Regular Cover)
Superboy #3 (Shane Davis Regular Cover)

Vertigo
Unwritten #31
Vertigo Resurrected My Faith In Frankie #1

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MARVEL COMICS
Avengers Origins Vision #1 (One Shot)
Avenging Spider-Man #1 (Joe Madureira Regular Cover)
Avenging Spider-Man #1 (Blank Variant Cover)
Avenging Spider-Man #1 (Humberto Ramos Variant Cover)
Avenging Spider-Man #1 (J. Scott Campbell Variant Cover)
Avenging Spider-Man #1 (Joe Quesada Sketch Variant Cover)
Avenging Spider-Man #1 (Joe Quesada Variant Cover)
Battle Scars #1 (of 6)
Black Panther The Most Dangerous Man Alive #525
Fear Itself #7.2 (Salvador Larroca Regular Cover)
Fear Itself #7.2 (Salvador Larroca Variant Cover)
Ghost Rider #5
John Carter World Of Mars #2 (of 5)
Journey Into Mystery #631 (Stephanie Hans Regular Cover)
Journey Into Mystery #631 (Amanda Conners Marvel Comics 50th Anniversary Variant Cover)
Magneto Not A Hero #1 (of 4)
New Avengers #18
Northanger Abby #1 (of 5)
Point One #1 (One Shot) (Adam Kubert Regular Cover)
Point One #1 (One Shot) (Nick Bradshaw Inked Variant Cover)
Point One #1 (One Shot) (Nick Bradshaw Variant Cover)
PunisherMAX #19
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #4
Uncanny X-Force #17
Wolverine #18 (Ron Garney Regular Cover)
Wolverine #18 (Khoi Pham Marvel Comics 50th Anniversary Variant Cover)
X-Men Legacy #258

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AVATAR PRESS/BOUNDLESS COMICS
Caligula #4 (of 6) (Michael Dipascale Auxiliary Cover)
Crossed Psychopath #3 (of 7) (Gianluca Pagliarani San Diego Comic Con Cover)
Crossed Wish You Were Here Ashcan (Jacen Burrows Gore Cover)
Lady Death #6 (Gabriel Andrade True Queen Cover)
Lady Death #7 (Michael Dipascale Auxiliary Cover)
Lady Death Origins Annual #1 (Matt Martin Starstruck Cover)
War Goddess #1 (Clint Hilinsk Auxiliary Cover)

BOOM! STUDIOS
Clive Barker’s Hellraiser #7 (Cover A Tim Bradstreet)
Clive Barker’s Hellraiser #7 (Cover B Nick Percival)
Clive Barker’s Hellraiser #7 (Cover C Tim Bradstreet)
Clive Barker’s Hellraiser Masterpieces #1
Darkwing Duck #18 (Cover A)
Darkwing Duck #18 (Cover B)
Decision 2012 Barack Obama #1 (Cover A)
Decision 2012 Barack Obama #1 (Cover B Superhero Variant)
Ducktales #6 (Cover A)
Ducktales #6 (Cover B)
Operation Broken Wings 1936 #1 (of 3)
Roger Langridge’s Snarked #1 (Roger Langridge 2nd Printing Variant Cover)
Space Warped #5 (of 6)
WordGirl Volume 2 Incredible Shrinking Allowance GN

DARK HORSE
Baltimore The Curse Bells #4 (of 5)
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 9 #3 (Georges Jeanty Variant Cover)
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 9 #3 (Steve Morris Regular Cover)
Dollhouse Epitaphs #5 (Phil Noto Regular Cover)
Dollhouse Epitaphs #5 (Frank Stockton Variant Cover)
Kull The Cat And The Skull #2 (of 4)
Occultist #1 (of 3) (Steve Morris Regular Cover)
Occultist #1 (of 3) (Jenny Frison 25th Anniversary Variant Cover)
Orchid #2
PC Cast’s House Of Night #1 (of 5) (Jenny Frison Regular Cover)
PC Cast’s House Of Night #1 (of 5) (Steve Morris Variant Cover)

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Garth Ennis’ Jennifer Blood #6 (Tim Bradstreet Regular Cover)
Garth Ennis’ Jennifer Blood #6 (Ale Garza Variant Cover)
Garth Ennis’ Jennifer Blood #6 (Johnny Desjardins Variant Cover)
Garth Ennis’ Jennifer Blood #6 (Jonathan Lau Variant Cover)
Garth Ennis’ Jennifer Blood #6 (Tim Bradstreet Black & White Variant Cover)
Garth Ennis’ Jennifer Blood #6 (Tim Bradstreet Virgin Variant Cover)
Kirby Genesis Silver Star #1 (Alex Ross Regular Cover)
Kirby Genesis Silver Star #1 (Jae Lee Regular Cover)
Kirby Genesis Silver Star #1 (Mark Buckingham Regular Cover)
Kirby Genesis Silver Star #1 (Alex Ross Negative Art Variant Cover)
Kirby Genesis Silver Star #1 (Alex Ross Sketch Variant Cover)
Kirby Genesis Silver Star #1 (Jae Lee Black & White Variant Cover)
Last Phantom Annual #1
Red Sonja #58 (Fabiano Neves Regular Cover)
Red Sonja #58 (Walter Geovani Regular Cover)
Robert Jordan’s Wheel Of Time The Eye Of The World #16 (Seamas Gallagher Regular Cover)
Terminator Robocop Kill Human #4 (of 4) (Jonathan Lau Regular Cover)
Terminator Robocop Kill Human #4 (of 4) (Tom Feister Regular Cover)
Terminator Robocop Kill Human #4 (of 4) (Wagner Reis Regular Cover)
Terminator Robocop Kill Human #4 (of 4) (Jonathan Lau Black & White Variant Cover)

IDW PUBLISHING
30 Days Of Night #2 (Cover A Davide Furno)
30 Days Of Night #2 (Cover B Sam Kieth)
30 Days Of Night #2 (Bernie Wrightson Variant Cover)
Baja GN
Bob Powell’s Terror HC
Crawl To Me #4 (of 4) (Cover A Alan Robert)
Crawl To Me #4 (of 4) (Cover B Menton J. Matthews III)
Crawl To Me #4 (of 4) (David Lupton Variant Cover)
Dungeons And Dragons The Legend Of Drizzt #3 (of 5) (Cover A Gonzalo Flores)
Dungeons And Dragons The Legend Of Drizzt #3 (of 5) (Cover B Tim Seeley)
Dungeons And Dragons The Legend Of Drizzt #3 (of 5) (Monster Of The Month Variant Cover)
Godzilla Kingdom Of Monsters #1 (New Dimension Comics Exclusive Edition)
H.P. Lovecraft’s The Dunwich Horror #2 (of 4) (Menton J. Matthews III Regular Cover)
H.P. Lovecraft’s The Dunwich Horror #2 (of 4) (Dunwich Horror Prose Chapbook Volume 2 Of 3)
H.P. Lovecraft’s The Dunwich Horror #2 (of 4) (Nick Percival Variant Cover)
Jack Avarice Is The Courier #2 (of 5) (Chris Madden Regular Cover)
Jack Avarice Is The Courier #2 (of 5) (Chris Madden Sketch Variant Cover)
Jurassic Park Dangerous Games #3 (of 5) (Jeff Zornow Regular Cover)
Jurassic Park Dangerous Games #3 (of 5) (Jeff Zornow Black & White Variant Cover)
Spike #1 (of 8) (Franco Urru SDCC 2010 Evolution Of Spike Exclusive Edition)
Star Trek Khan Ruling In Hell #1 (of 4) (SDCC 2010 Exclusive Cover)
Star Trek Legion Of Super-Heroes #1 (of 6) (Keith Giffin 2nd Printing Variant Cover)
Star Trek Legion Of Super-Heroes #2 (of 6) (Cover A Phil Jimenez)
Star Trek Legion Of Super-Heroes #2 (of 6) (Cover B Steve Lightle)
Star Trek Legion Of Super-Heroes #2 (of 6) (Gabriel Rodriguez Variant Cover)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #2 (Kevin Eastman 3rd Printing Variant Cover)

IMAGE COMICS
Artifacts #11 (Cover A Jeremy Haun)
Artifacts #11 (Cover B John Tyler Christopher)
Artifacts #11 (Foil Symbol Variant Cover)
Artifacts #11 (Jeremy Haun Sketch Variant Cover)
Pigs #3
Pilot Season Anonymous #1
Walking Dead Weekly #45
Witchblade #149

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12 GAUGE COMICS
Loose Ends #3 (of 4)

ABSTRACT STUDIOS
Rachel Rising #3

AC COMICS
Femforce #157

ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
Princeless #1
Snowed In (One Shot)

ALLEGORY MEDIA
Speed Racer Circle Of Vengeance #1 (of 4) (Lee Kohse Cover)
Speed Racer Circle Of Vengeance #1 (of 4) (Robby Musso Cover)

ALTERNA COMICS
Novo Volume 5 Cycles GN

APE ENTERTAINMENT
Puss In Boots Movie Prequel GN

ARCANA STUDIOS
Blood Shells And Roses GN
Ripperman GN

ARCHIE COMICS
Jugheads Double Digest #175
Mega Man #7

ARDDEN ENTERTAINMENT
Knightingail #1
Wulf #4

COMIC SHOP NEWS
Comic Shop News #1273

FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
Everything Is An Afterthought Life And Writings Of Paul Nelson HC
Extraordinary Adventures Of Adele Blanc-Sec Volume 2 HC

HUMANOIDS PUBLISHING
Dominion GN

KENZER AND COMPANY
Knights Of The Dinner Table #180

MARKOSIA ENTERPRISES
Unbelievable The Man Who Ate Daffodils GN
Vessel Of Terror GN

MOONSTONE
Return Of The Monsters Black Bat Vs Dracula
Return Of The Monsters Domino Lady Vs Mummy
Return Of The Monsters Spider Vs Werewolf

PANINI PUBLISHING
Doctor Who Insider #8

REBELLION/2000 AD
2000 AD #1755
2000 AD #1756
Cradlegrave GN
Judge Dredd Megazine #316

TH3RD WORLD STUDIOS
Intrepid Escapegoat Curse Of The Buddhas Tooth #2 (of 3)

TITAN PUBLISHING
Charley’s War Volume 8 Hitler’s Youth HC
Simon And Kirby Library Crime HC
Supernatural Souvenir Special

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Neverland Hook #1 (Cover A Artgerm)
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Neverland Hook #1 (Cover B Ale Garza)
Grimm Fairy Tales #65
Salems Daughter Haunting #3 (Cover A Keu Cha)
Salems Daughter Haunting #3 (Cover B Alfredo Reyes)

New Comics Releases for Wednesday 10/26/2011

New Comics Releases for Wednesday 10/26/2011

Halloween is almost at hand and what better way to prepare for lavish outfits than by reading comics? This week features a number of jumping on points and a few issues that seem to have been built up to an epic climax. Also, if you are in the Los Angeles area this weekend I suggest you check out the Long Beach Comic Con going on Saturday and Sunday!

 

Mario’s Top 10 Picks of the Week!

10) GLADSTONES SCHOOL FOR WORLD CONQUERORS #6 (Image Comics)
Writer: Marc Andrew Smith
Pencils: Armand Villavert

Just check out the title! This book is hilarious and exciting, giving us a fresh perspective on the next generation of villains. I want to see more people discover this book. It is filled with high concept action with a large side of fun and entertainment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9) INCREDIBLE HULK #1 (Marvel Comics)
Writer: JASON AARON
Pencils: MARC SILVESTRI

The first of two new number one issues this week by Jason Aaron, I am a bit skeptical on the Hulk. This has been a hit or miss character for me and every time I think I start to get into it the character is handed off to a new writer who kicks off a new number 1 issue. Silvestri is great though so at least we will get pretty images in Aaron fails (which I doubt will be the case). I hope for big gritty action showing us what a monster this green bloke really is and with Aaron’s track record of crazy tales I think we might get just that.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 ) AQUAMAN #2 (DC Comics)
Writer: Geoff Johns
Pencils: Ivan Reis

I will admit the last issue fell a little flat, serving as more of Johns’ personal platform to argue the merits of Aquaman in an uninspired Tarantino knock-off diner scene than an feeling like actual exciting first issue. That ONE critique aside, I am expecting this issue to bring it. As one of the few true Aquaman fans around I will look to this issue to see if I will continue to recommend the series publicly or if it will be one of my many secret comic pleasures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7) STAR WARS: CRIMSON EMPIRE III – EMPIRE LOST #1 of 6 (Dark Horse Comics)
Writer: Mike Richardson
Pencils: Paul Gulacy

Dark Horse has been pumping out a lot from the Star Wars Universe lately, opting for continuing mini-series rather than highly numbered on-goings and this is yet another one. I hate to admit it but I am still fairly new to the extended Star Wars universe set in place by the comics but I am really eager to read them. This time the series focuses on the last of the Red Guards that were shown ever so briefly in Return of the Jedi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6) WALKING DEAD #90 (Image Comics)
Writer: ROBERT KIRKMAN
Pencils: CHARLIE ADLARD

Rick and his crew are taking over and if you don’t like it, well, I hope you like guns in your face. Yup, I just said that. This series continues to chug along at it’s usual pace of nothing happening but with this being the sixth issue of the VERY unsurprising built-for-collected-editions six issue story arcs that we have come to expect from Kirkman I expect something to finally happen in this issue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5) GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #2 (DC Comics)
Writer: TONY BEDARD
Pencils: TYLER KIRKHAM

The last issue was a cool retelling of how Kyle got his ring followed by ALL of the other colored rings finding their way to him. This issue looks like there is going to be a fight as representatives of the other Corps arrive to see just why the hell this guy “stole” the rings. I love Kyle and any opportunity to see the hilarious Orange Lanterns is pure win ion my book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4) WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #1 (Marvel Comics)
Writer: JASON AARON
Pencils: CHRIS BACHALO

This issue kicks off the start of Wolverine running his own school in New York and I honestly have no idea what to expect. Aaron has done a great job working on Wolverine in the solo book but how will he fair in an entirely group ensemble? I am sure it will be good and after all of the Regenesis hype I am glad to finally see this issue hit stands.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3) TEEN TITANS #2 (DC Comics)
Writer: SCOTT LOBDELL
Pencils: BRETT BOOTH

I hope Superboy finally throws down on these kids. Seriously.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2) ALL STAR WESTERN #2 (DC Comics)
Writers: JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art: MORITAT and JORDI BERNET

Jonah Hex living in the DC Universe working on a murder case taking place in Indistrial Revolution era Gotham City is exactly what it sounds like. The first issue packed one hell of a punch and I have found myself now going back and purchasing the trades for the Palmiotti/Gray run that came before this as I kick myself for missing them the first time around. If you like your good guys to have a bad side and your bad guys to get what they deserve then this is the book for you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #672 (Marvel Comics)
Writer: Dan Slott
Pencils: Humberto Ramos

The final chapter of Spider-Island is at hand! How will NYC cope with everyone being turned into spiders? Will Peter and Mary Jane get back together? When will J. Jonah Jameson give up his pathetic feud against Spidey? I bet none of these questions will be directly answered in this issue BUT I expect plenty of kicks and a splash page dedicated to the knock out punch!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are the rest of the releases for the week!

DC COMICS
All-New Batman The Brave And The Bold #12
All-Star Western #1 (Moritat 2nd Printing Variant Cover)
All-Star Western #2
Aquaman #1 (Ivan Reis & Joe Prado 2nd Printing Variant Cover)
Aquaman #2
Batman The Dark Knight #1 (David Finch 2nd Printing Variant Cover)
Batman The Dark Knight #2
Blackhawks #1 (Ken Lashley 2nd Printing Variant Cover)
Blackhawks #2
DC Comics Presents Catwoman Guardian Of Gotham #1
DC Comics Presents The Jack Kirby Omnibus Sampler #1
Flash #1 (Francis Manapul 2nd Printing Variant Cover)
Flash #2 (Francis Manapul Regular Cover)
Flash #2 (Francis Manapul Black & White Variant Edition)
Flash #2 (Greg Capullo Variant Cover)
Fury Of Firestorm The Nuclear Men #1 (Ethan Van Sciver 2nd Printing Variant Cover)
Fury Of Firestorm The Nuclear Men #2
Gears Of War #20
Green Lantern New Guardians #1 (Tyler Kirkham & Batt 2nd Printing Variant Cover)
Green Lantern New Guardians #2
I Vampire #1 (Jenny Frison 2nd Printing Variant Cover)
I Vampire #2
Justice League Dark #1 (Ryan Sook 2nd Printing Variant Cover)
Justice League Dark #2
Legion Secret Origin #1 (of 6)
MAD Magazine #512
Savage Hawkman #1 (Philip Tan 2nd Printing Variant Cover)
Savage Hawkman #2
Scalped #53
Supergirl #2
Superman #1 (George Perez 2nd Printing Variant Cover)
Superman #2
Teen Titans #1 (Brett Booth & Norm Rapmund 2nd Printing Variant Cover)
Teen Titans #2
Voodoo #1 (Sami Basri 2nd Printing Variant Cover)
Voodoo #2

Vertigo
DMZ #70
Green Woman TP
Spaceman #1 (of 9)

 

MARVEL COMICS
Amazing Spider-Man #672
Annihilators Earthfall #2 (of 4)
Astonishing X-Men #43
Avengers Academy #20
Avengers Solo #1 (of 5) (John Tyler Christopher Regular Cover)
Avengers Solo #1 (of 5) (Captain America Movie Variant Cover)
Captain America And Bucky #623
Daken Dark Wolverine #16
Daredevil #3 (Paolo Rivera 2nd Printing Variant Cover)
Daredevil #5
Deadpool #45 (Nick Bradshaw Regular Cover)
Deadpool #45 (Greg Horn Marvel Comics 50th Anniversary Variant Cover)
Disney Pixar Presents Toy Story
Dorothy And The Wizard In Oz #2 (of 8)
Dream Logic #4
FF #11
Incredible Hulk #1 (Marc Silvestri Regular Cover)
Incredible Hulk #1 (Blank Variant Cover)
Incredible Hulk #1 (Dale Keown Variant Cover)
Incredible Hulk #1 (Jose Ladronn Variant Cover)
Incredible Hulk #1 (Marc Silvestri Sketch Variant Cover)
Incredible Hulk #1 (Neal Adams Variant Cover)
Incredible Hulk #1 (Whilce Portacio Variant Cover)
Journey Into Mystery #630
Mighty Thor #7 (Pasqual Ferry Regular Cover)
Mighty Thor #7 (Alan Davis Marvel Comics 50th Anniversary Variant Cover)
New Mutants #32
Red Skull #4 (of 5)
Secret Avengers #18 (John Cassaday Regular Cover)
Secret Avengers #18 (David Aja Variant Cover)
Spider-Island Cloak And Dagger #3 (of 3)
Spider-Island The Amazing Spider-Girl #3 (of 3)
Spider-Island Deadly Hands Of Kung Fu #3 (of 3)
Spider-Man #19 (Marvel Adventures)
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #2 (Kaare Andrews 2nd Printing Variant Cover)
Ultimate Comics The Ultimates #3
Vampires The Marvel Undead #1
Venom #8 (Tony Moore Regular Cover)
Wolverine And The X-Men #1 (Chris Bachalo Regular Cover)
Wolverine And The X-Men #1 (Blank Variant Cover)
Wolverine And The X-Men #1 (Frank Cho Variant Cover)
Wolverine And The X-Men #1 (Nick Bradshaw Regenesis Gold Variant Cover)

AVATAR PRESS
Captain Swing #4 (of 4) (Raulo Caceres Regular Cover) (resolicited)
Captain Swing #4 (of 4) (Raulo Caceres Auxiliary Cover) (resolicited)
Captain Swing #4 (of 4) (Raulo Caceres Wraparound Cover) (resolicited)

Captain Swing #4 (of 4) (Raulo Caceres Penny Dreadful Variant Cover) (resolicited)
Courtyard GN (Jacen Burrows Signed Variant)
Stitched #1 (Mike Wolfer Regular Cover)
Stitched #1 (Mike Wolfer Gore Cover
Stitched #1 (Movie Photo Variant Cover)
Stitched #1 (Mike Wolfer Wraparound Cover)

BOOM! STUDIOS
Incorruptible #23
Planet Of The Apes #7 (Cover A)
Planet Of The Apes #7 (Cover B)
Planet Of The Apes #7 (Cover C Scott Keating)

DARK HORSE
Abe Sapien The Devil Does Not Jest #2 (of 2)
Angel And Faith #3 (Rebekah Isaacs Variant Cover)
Angel And Faith #3 (Steve Morris Cover)
Star Wars Crimson Empire III Empire Lost #1 (of 6) (Dave Dorman Regular Cover)
Star Wars Crimson Empire III Empire Lost #1 (of 6) (Paul Gulacy Variant Cover)

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
George R.R. Martin’s A Game Of Thrones #2 (Alex Ross Regular Cover)
George R.R. Martin’s A Game Of Thrones #2 (Alex Ross Negative Art Variant Cover)
George R.R. Martin’s A Game Of Thrones #2 (Alex Ross Virgin Variant Cover)
George R.R. Martin’s A Game Of Thrones #2 (Mike Miller Variant Cover)
Kato #14 (Ale Garza Regular Cover)
Kato #14 (Ale Garza Black & White Variant Cover)
Kirby Genesis #4 (Alex Ross Regular Cover)
Kirby Genesis #4 (Alex Ross Marvelous Acetate Variant Cover)
Kirby Genesis #4 (Alex Ross Sketch Variant Cover)
Kirby Genesis #4 (Ryan Sook Black & White Variant Cover)
Kirby Genesis #4 (Ryan Sook Variant Cover)
Robert Jordan’s Wheel Of Time The Eye Of The World #15
Vampirella #11 (Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic Regular Cover)
Vampirella #11 (Johnny Desjardins Regular Cover)
Vampirella #11 (Paul Renaud Regular Cover)
Vampirella #11 (Wagner Reis Regular Cover)
Vampirella #11 (Paul Renaud Blood Red Variant Cover)
Vampirella #11 (Wagner Reis Black & White Variant Cover)
Vampirella And The Scarlet Legion #5 (Billy Tucci Regular Cover)
Vampirella And The Scarlet Legion #5 (Johnny Desjardins Regular Cover)
Vampirella And The Scarlet Legion #5 (Billy Tucci Black & White Variant Cover)

IDW PUBLISHING
Anne Rice’s Servant Of The Bones #3 (of 6) (Renae DeLiz Regular Cover)
Anne Rice’s Servant Of The Bones #3 (of 6) (Jenny Frison Variant Cover)
Cobra #6 (Cover A David Williams)
Cobra #6 (Cover B Antonio Fuso)
Cobra #6 (Danny Cruz Crisis On Infinite Earths Variant Cover)
Eternal Descent Volume 2 #1 (of 6) (Jason Metcalf Regular Cover)
Eternal Descent Volume 2 #1 (of 6) (Santi Casas Ikari Studio Variant Cover)
Godzilla Kingdom Of Monsters #8 (Eric Powell Regular Cover)
Godzilla Kingdom Of Monsters #8 (Matt Frank MechaGodzilla Variant Cover)
Star Trek #2 (Cover A Tim Bradstreet)
Star Trek #2 (Cover B Joe Corroney)
Star Trek #2 (Photo Variant Cover)
Star Trek #2 (Tim Bradstreet Sketch Variant Cover)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #3 (Cover A Dan Duncan)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #3 (Cover B Kevin Eastman)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #3 (Fred Hembeck Spoof Variant Cover)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #3 (Kevin Eastman Sketch Variant Cover)

IMAGE COMICS
27 Second Set #2 (of 4)
Avengelyne #4 (Cover A Rob Liefeld)
Avengelyne #4 (Cover B Owen Gieni)
Breed III #6 (of 7)
Butcher Baker The Righteous Maker #7
Darkness #94
Gladstone’s School For World Conquerors #6
Green Wake #6
Guarding The Globe #6 (of 6) (Ransom Getty & FCO Plascencia Regular Cover)
Guarding The Globe #6 (of 6) (Variant Cover)
Infinite Horizon #5 (of 6)
Li’l Depressed Boy #7
Magdalena #7 (of 13) (Ron Marz/Keu Cha/Nelson Blake II Signed Edition)
Magdalena #9
Pilot Season The Beauty #1
Red Wing #4 (of 4)
Screamland #5
Vault #3 (of 3)
Vescell #3
Walking Dead #90
Walking Dead Weekly #43
Witchblade #144 (Signed Edition)
Witchblade #145 (Erik Jones HeroesCon Exclusive Variant Cover)

12 GAUGE COMICS

I.C.E. #3 (of 4)

AMRYL ENTERTAINMENT
Cavewoman Snow #4
Cavewoman Snow #4 (Budd Root Special Edition)

ANTARCTIC PRESS
Gold Digger Annual #17
Gold Digger Halloween Special 2011
Last Zombie Inferno #4 (of 5)
Steampunk Halloween (One Shot)

APE ENTERTAINMENT
Caspers Scare School #1 (of 4)
Dark Axis Rise Of The Overmen #1 (of 4)
Helldorado #1 (of 3) (Martin Coccolo Regular Cover)
Helldorado #1 (of 3) (Martin Coccolo Zombie Variant Cover)
Strawberry Shortcake Berry Fun #3 (of 4)

ARCHIE COMICS
Archie #626 (Dan Parent Regular Cover)
Archie #626 (Dan Parent Sketch Variant Cover)
Archie & Friends #158
Archie Double Digest #223
Betty & Veronica #256
Sonic Universe #33

ARDDEN ENTERTAINMENT
Devil Is Due In Dreary #1
Knightingail #1

ASPEN MLT
Dead Mans Run #0 (Cover A Tony Parker)
Dead Mans Run #0 (Cover B Micha Gunnell)

BIG IF COMICS
Pood #4

BONGO COMICS
Bart Simpson Comics #64

CAMPFIRE
Ali Baba And The Forty Thieves Reloaded GN

COMIC SHOP NEWS
Comic Shop News #1271

CREATORS EDGE PRESS
Jeff GN

FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
Frank Book HC (New Printing)
Frank Book SC
Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse Volumes 1 & 2 Collectors Box Set HC
Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse Volume 2 Trapped On Treasure Island HC

GG STUDIO
Extinction Seed #0 (of 6) (Cover A Livia Pastore)
Extinction Seed #0 (of 6) (Cover B Guiseppe Cafaro)
Extinction Seed #0 (of 6) (Limited Extended Cover)

KENZER AND COMPANY
Knights Of The Dinner Table #179

ONI PRESS
Sixth Gun #16

PANINI PUBLISHING
Doctor Who Special #29
Doctor Who Insider #7
Doctor Who Magazine #439

REBELLION/2000 AD
2000 AD #1754
2000 AD Pack September 2011 (issues 1750-1753)
Flesh The Dino Files GN
Judge Dredd The Complete Case Files Volume 18 TP
Thargs Terror Tales Presents Necronauts And Love GN

RED ANVIL
War Of The Independents #1

TITAN PUBLISHING
CLiNT #11
Star Wars Insider #129 Special (November/December 2011) (Newsstand Edition)
Star Wars Insider #129 Special (November/December 2011) (Previews Exclusive Edition)
Star Wars The Clone Wars Magazine #8 (November/December 2011)
Tank Girl Carioca #1 (of 3)

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT
Brimstone #6
Charmed #15
Fly #5 (Cover A Eric J Letter F)
Fly #5 (Cover B Eric J Letter L)
Fly #5 (Cover C Eric J Letter Y)
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Ever After The Dream Eater Conclusion (Dream Eater Crossover Part 12 Conclusion) (Cover A Eric Basaldua)
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Ever After The Dream Eater Conclusion (Dream Eater Crossover Part 12) (Cover B Fan Yang)
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Ever After The Dream Eater Conclusion (Dream Eater Crossover Part 12) (Cover C Angel Medina)
Grimm Fairy Tales Halloween Special 2011 (Cover A Franchesco)
Grimm Fairy Tales Halloween Special 2011 (Cover B David Seidman)
Giant-Size Grimm Fairy Tales 2011 Sinbad (Cover A Eric Basaldua)
Giant-Size Grimm Fairy Tales 2011 Sinbad (Cover B Marat Mychaels)

New Comic Releases for Wednesday 10/5/11

New Comic Releases for Wednesday 10/5/11

A smaller week than we have seen lately to kick off new releases in the month of October, here are the new releases for 10/5/11

My Top Ten Picks Of The Week

10) The Boys #59 (Dynamite Entertainment)
Written by GARTH ENNIS
Art by RUSS BRAUN
Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON
32 pages, $3.99
The Boys and The Seven rush towards what seems like the bloody conclusion to their long-standing conflict, while Hughie does his best to stick up for himself without giving too many secrets away. It might have been the greatest near-miss of all time… but then someone does something very, very stupid. “The first bad day,” says Frenchie of what follows. “Just the first.”

 

 

9) Moon Knight #6 (Marvel Comics)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by ALEX MALEEV
32 pages, $3.99
Moon Knight gets one step closer to the kingpin of Los Angeles and uses Ultron as bait. But in doing so he may have unleashed a hell the West Coast cannot survive. Another blistering chapter from the Eisner award-winning team that brought you DAREDEVIL and HALO!

 

 

 

8 ) Invincible #83 (Image Comics)
Story by ROBERT KIRKMAN
Art & Cover by CORY WALKER
32 pages, $2.99
RYAN OTTLEY RETURNS TO INVINCIBLE!
It came from outer space–and Invincible was completely unprepared. Get ready for another classic beat down in the grand Invincible fashion–but what does this have to do with The Viltrumites?

 

 

 

7) Hulk #42 (Marvel Comics)
Written by JEFF PARKER
Pencils & Covers by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Marvel Comics 50th Anniversary Variant by ARIEL OLIVETTI
32 pages, $2.99
HULK OF ARABIA!
A ghost from General Ross’s past has resurfaced, embroiled in a dangerous war in the Middle East. Red Hulk goes off the grid on an unsanctioned mission that puts him at direct odds with the Secret Avengers and Steve Rogers, his super hero sponsor. Teaming up with Machine Man, Rulk sets out on a covert mission that may be the most dangerous of his life! Jeff Parker continues his lauded run, with stunning art by the incomparable Patrick Zircher. Don’t miss the beginning of the biggest Red Hulk story yet!

 

6) Red Lanterns #2 (DC Comics)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art and cover by ED BENES and ROB HUNTER
32 pages, $2.99
On a war-torn world where invading forces fight insurgent forces, the innocent always suffer the most. When a child screams with red-hot rage at the madness around her, she is answered by her weapon of retribution: Atrocitus.

 

 

 

5) The Walking Dead #89 (Image Comics)
Story ROBERT KIRKMAN
Art & Cover by CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
32 PAGES / BW / M
$2.99
Glenn will soon regret his decision.

 

 

 

 

4) X-Men Schism #5 (of 5) (Marvel Comics)
Written by JASON AARON
Pencils & Cover by ADAM KUBERT
Variant Cover by FRANK CHO
32 pages, $3.99
It all comes down to this! After years of fighting side-by-side the X-Men are torn irrevocably in half. On one side, X-Men team leader, Cyclops. On the other, X-Men mainstay, Wolverine. Between them lies the fate of mutantkind, and surrounding them, the foes who want to end them forever! Be there for the conclusion of the story that will set the stage for the X-Men universe for years to come, from Marvel Architect writer Jason Aaron and art legend Adam Kubert!

 

3) G.I. JOE #6 (IDW Publishing)
Written by Chuck Dixon
Art by Wil Rosado
Covers by Tom Feister & Wil Rosado.
32 pages, $3.99
The Cobra Civil War takes no prisoners! The recently captured submarine cruiser, The Tuna is under a cyber-attack that could send it to the bottom of the sea with a full crew of Joes aboard! And Flint and Team Alpha are on the run with the Baroness their captive. And their only sanctuary may just be the deadliest place on Earth for the Joes: Springfield.

 

 

2) Detective Comics #2 (DC Comics)
Written by TONY S. DANIEL
Art by TONY S. DANIEL and RYAN WINN
Cover by TONY S. DANIEL
32 pages, $2.99
Batman sets his sights on the Gotham Ripper, who in turn has his sights on Batman. Meanwhile, Bruce Wayne explores a budding romance with television journalist Charlotte Rivers, who’s visiting Gotham City to cover the gruesome slayings – while also trying to uncover Bruce’s own mystery. But time is running out as both Commissioner Gordon and Batman work to uncover the true identity of this new serial killer.

 

 

1) Action Comics #2 (DC Comics)
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art by RAGS MORALES and RICK BRYANT
Cover by RAGS MORALES
Variant cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
1:200 B&W variant cover by RAGS MORALES
40 pages, $3.99
In his weakest moment, Superman is taken down – but by whom? And if the world wasn’t ready for a man with super powers, they’re utterly unprepared for the rage of a Superman cornered! The cornerstone character of the new DCU continues his debut adventure!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a look at everything else that will be available this week!

DC COMICS
Action Comics #2
Animal Man #1 (Travel Foreman 2nd Printing Variant Cover)
Animal Man #2
Batwing #1 (Ben Oliver 2nd Printing Variant Cover)
Batwing #2
DC Comics Presents Batman The Demon Laughs #1
DC Universe Online Legends #15
Detective Comics #1 (Tony S. Daniel 2nd Printing Variant Cover)
Detective Comics #2
Green Arrow #1 (Brett Booth & Rob Hunter 2nd Printing Variant Cover)
Green Arrow #2
Hawk And Dove #1 (Rob Liefeld 2nd Printing Variant Cover)
Hawk And Dove #2
Huntress #1 (of 6)
Justice League International #1 (Aaron Lopresti 2nd Printing Variant Cover)
Justice League International #2
Looney Tunes #203
Men Of War #1 (Viktor Kalvachev 2nd Printing Variant Cover)
Men Of War #2
O.M.A.C. #1 (Keith Giffen & Scott Koblish 2nd Printing Variant Cover)
O.M.A.C. #2
Penguin Pain And Prejudice #1 (of 5)
Red Lanterns #1 (Ed Benes & Rob Hunter 2nd Printing Variant Cover)
Red Lanterns #2
Scooby-Doo Where Are You #14
Static Shock #1 (Scott McDaniel & Jonathan Glapion 2nd Printing Variant Cover)
Static Shock #2
Stormwatch #1 (Miguel Sepulveda 2nd Printing Variant Cover)
Stormwatch #2
Supernatural #1 (of 6)
Swamp Thing #1 (Yanick Paquette 2nd Printing Variant Cover)
Swamp Thing #2

Vertigo
House Of Mystery #42 (Final Issue)
I Zombie #18
Sweet Tooth #26

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MARVEL COMICS
Avengers 1959 #1 (of 5)
Casanova Avaritia #2 (of 4)
Dark Tower Gunslinger Battle Of Tull #5 (of 5)
Deadpool #44
Hulk #42
Marvel Previews #98 (October 2011 For Products On-Sale December 2011)
Marvel Super Stars Magazine #8 (Marvel Adventures)
Moon Knight #6
Mystic #3 (of 4)
Season One Guide (Promotional Item)
Shattered Heroes Postcard (Promotional Item)
Spider-Island Heroes For Hire #1
Spider-Man With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility #7 (of 7)
Superior #5 (of 6)
Thunderbolts #164
Uncanny X-Men An Origin Story HC (Marvel Press)
X-23 #15
X-Men #19
X-Men Schism #5 (of 5)

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AVATAR PRESS/BOUNDLESS COMICS
Caligula #4 (of 6)
Lady Death #10
War Goddess #2

BOOM! STUDIOS
Grandpa Won’t Wake Up HC
Rinse #2
Roger Langridge’s Snarked #1
Roger Langridge’s Snarked #1
Stan Lee’s Starborn #11
Stan Lee’s Starborn #11

DARK HORSE
Fear Agent #31 (Out Of Step Part 4 of 5)
Kult #3 (of 4)
Mighty Samson #4
Turok Son Of Stone #4

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Boys #59
Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files Fool Moon #4 (of 8)
Queen Sonja #21
Warlord Of Mars Dejah Thoris #7

IDW PUBLISHING
All-Ghouls School GN
Crysis #5 (of 6)
G.I. JOE #6
Transformers #27

IMAGE COMICS
68 Encore Edition
Blood Red Dragon #0
Chew #21
Infinite #3
Infinite #3 (Deluxe Edition)
Invincible #83
Last Of The Greats #1
Marksmen #3 (of 6)
Moriarty #5
Pilot Season Test #1
Red Spike #5 (of 5)
Reed Gunther #5
Severed #3 (of 7)
Skullkickers #11
Spawn #212
Strange Talent Of Luther Strode #1 (of 6)
Vescell #2
Walking Dead #89
Walking Dead Weekly #40

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ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
Fracture #3

ARCHIE COMICS
Betty & Veronica Friends Double Digest #218
Jugheads Double Digest #174
Sonic The Hedgehog #229

ARDDEN ENTERTAINMENT
Flash Gordon Invasion Of The Red Sword #5
Grim Ghost #5
Phoenix #4

ASPEN MLT
Executive Assistant Iris Volume 2 #4

ASYLUM PRESS
Chopper #1 (of 5)

CAMPFIRE
400 BC The Story Of The 10 Thousand GN

COMIC SHOP NEWS
Comic Shop News #1268

DRAWN AND QUARTERLY
Hark A Vagrant HC
John Stanley Library Nancy Volume 3 HC

FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
Cabbie Volume 1 HC
Nuts HC
Prince Valiant Volume 4 1943-1944 HC

KENZER AND COMPANY
Knights Of The Dinner Table #178

MONSTERS FROM THE VAULT
Monsters From The Vault #29

MOONSTONE
Phases Of The Moon #2 (Honey West / Kolchak)

NBM
Stargazing Dog GN

SEA LION BOOKS
Aron Warner’s Pariah #3 (of 4)

TOP SHELF PRODUCTIONS
Underwire GN

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT
Grimm Fairy Tales Myths And Legends #8
Grimm Fairy Tales The Library #2
Salem’s Daughter Haunting #2
Theater #1

New Comic Releases for Wednesday 9/21/11

New Comic Releases for Wednesday 9/21/11

10) Star Wars Jedi The Dark Side #5 of 5 (Dark Horse Entertainment)
Writer: Scott Allie, Artist: Mahmud Asrar

The Final issue in this mini series, I have come to actually enjoy the adventures of Qui-Gon Jin beyond what little I have come to know of the character from the dreadful Episode One flick. Sad to see this series go but I have high hopes for big action and a nice send-off that hopefully leaves the door open for Scott Allie to come back and tell us some more!

 

 

 

9) Avengers #17 (Marvel Comics)
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis, Artist: John Romita Jr.

Hawkeye gets it in! Well, the cover sure does imply that. Fear Itself is still going strong and the end cannot come soon enough despite some solid stories in tie-ins such this current series arc. If the internets are to be believed then I am one of the very few Hawkeye fans out there and seeing a new turn in this character’s fictional life has been long overdue since what we have seen since his return has just been reactions to other events (with one big exception during Dark Reign).

 

 

 

8 ) Green Lantern Corps #1 (DC Comics)
Writer: Peter J. Tomasi, Artist: Fernando Pasarin

I want to see Tomasi take more of a leading roll in this series rather than seemingly following along with Johns’ grand vision and there is nothing better than a new #1 to give this idea a chance. I have no idea what to expect with this series like many of the other new DC #1’s but I will always give The Corps a chance.

 

 

 

7) George R.R. Martin’s A Game Of Thrones #1 (Dynamite Entertainment)
Writers: George R.R. Martin & Daniel Abraham, Artist: Tommy Patterson

I know nothing of this franchise beyond what I have seen on HBO but that is reason alone for me to give my money to Dynamite just to hold me over until the new season begins. Dynamite has proven track record of delivering amazing adaptions and I expect this to be no different. Look for what worked in the show to be found here as well as hopefully a little something different to give it a unique voice.

 

 

 

6) Star Trek #1 (IDW Publishing)
Writer: Mike Johnson, Artist: Stephen Molnar

Building off of the Abrams reboot universe, this series is something that I hope gives both longtime and new fans something to enjoy as we explore the fresh universe in advance of the second film. Hopefully we will see a synchronization between the two mediums rather than an adaption or something that does not officially count in the film’s mythos.

 

 

 

5) Batman #1 (DC Comics)
Writer: Scott Snyder, Artist: Greg Capullo

Rich kid’s parents die leaving him billions and he DOESN’T blow it all on cocaine and strippers? Welcome to Gotham! Just kidding. But seriously, Scott Snyder, I hope that you can deliver the beat-down of the week in this series. I know this book is #5 on my list but that is a precaution. My expectations for this are high!

 

 

 

4) X-Men Schism #4 of 5 (Marvel Comics)
Writer: Jason Aaron, Artist: Alan Davis

Cyclops and Wolverine throwdown as evil little kids make the humans throw all the robots they have at the mutant race. I know that this all ends with the upcoming X-Men event that has all of the teams choose one side or another but I really want to know what causes this. Here is to hopefully seeing that cause in this issue.

 

 

 

3) Marvel Universe Vs Wolverine #4 of 4 (Marvel Comics)
Writer: Jonathan Maberry, Artist: Laurence Campbell

What can I say? Maberry has delivered a hit that deserves more praise that it is currently receiving. This is the final issue of the prequel series to his previous Marvel Universe vs The Punisher (in store now!!!) so we should see a little something of how that world came to be. I really hope this is not the end but the second series in at least a trilogy. Sad to see this go :”(

 

 

 

2) Red Hood And The Outlaws #1 (DC Comics)
Writer: Scott Lobdell, Artist: Kenneth Rocafort

Jason Todd is leading a band of outlaws! I LOVE JT. Not kidding. I got into DC right when he returned and was instantly hooked. Scott Lobdell is the writer on this so I am a little worried since almost every writer with the exception of Winnick has not given this character a proper portrayal but this is one of those characters where I read it for that and not the creative team behind it.

 

 

 

1) Ultimate Comics X-Men #1 (Marvel Comics)
Writer: Nick Spencer, Artist: Paco Medina

After a long absence, the Ultimate version of the X-Men are back! Now that the world is aware that mutants are in fact a byproduct of American scientific engineering and not natural evolution expect the feces to hit the bladed rotational device. This is my pick of the week over so many amazing titles because of the creative team behind it. Spencer is an alright bloke I guess but his comics game is tight. I trust this guy as a creative mind to deliver something entertaining.

 

 

 

 

 

Full Release List

DC COMICS
Batman #1
Birds Of Prey #1
Blue Beetle #1
Captain Atom #1
Catwoman #1
DC Universe Presents #1
Green Lantern Corps #1
Justice League #1 (Jim Lee 2nd Printing Variant Cover)
Justice League #1 (Jim Lee 3rd Printing Variant Cover)
Legion Of Super-Heroes #1
Nightwing #1
Red Hood And The Outlaws #1
Supergirl #1
Tiny Titans #44
Wonder Woman #1
Young Justice #8

Vertigo
DMZ #69
Fables #109
Hellblazer #283
Northlanders #44

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MARVEL COMICS
Anita Blake Circus Of The Damned The Scoundrel #1 (of 5)
Avengers #17
Avengers The Children’s Crusade #7 (of 9)
Captain America #3
Captain America Corps #4 (of 5)
Daredevil #4
Fear Itself #4 (2nd Printing Variant Cover)
Fear Itself Fearsome Four #4 (of 4)
Fear Itself The Home Front #6 (of 7)
Fear Itself Uncanny X-Force #3 (of 3)
Fear Itself Youth In Revolt #5 (of 6)
Generation Hope #11
Heroes For Hire #12
Hulk #41
Invincible Iron Man #508
Ka-Zar The Burning Season #4 (of 5)
Marvel Universe Vs Wolverine #4 (of 4)
Moon Knight #1 (Alex Maleev 3rd Printing Variant Cover)
Moon Knight #2 (Alex Maleev 2nd Printing Variant Cover)
Moon Knight #3 (Alex Maleev 2nd Printing Variant Cover)
Spider-Island Cloak And Dagger #1 (of 3) (Mike Choi 2nd Printing Variant Cover)
Spider-Island Cloak And Dagger #2 (of 3)
Spider-Island Deadly Foes #1 (One Shot) (Stefano Caselli 2nd Printing Variant Cover)
Spider-Island Spider-Woman #1 (One Shot)
Thor Goes Hollywood #1 (One Shot)
Thunderbolts #163.1
Ultimate Comics Hawkeye #2 (of 4)
Ultimate Comics X-Men #1
Uncanny X-Men #543
Vengeance #3 (of 6)
Wolverine And Black Cat Claws 2 #3 (of 3)
Wolverine Punisher And Ghost Rider Official Index To The Marvel Universe #2
X-Factor #225
X-Men #18
X-Men Schism #4 (of 5)

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BOOM! STUDIOS
Darkwing Duck #16
Planet Of The Apes #6
Snarked Halloween Mini Comic 2011
Stan Lee’s Soldier Zero #12

DARK HORSE
B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth Russia #1 (of 5)
Conan Road Of Kings #8
Dark Horse Presents #4
Guild Clara (One Shot)
Scary Godmother Halloween Mini Comic 2011
Star Wars Jedi The Dark Side #5 (of 5)
Star Wars Knight Errant Deluge #2 (of 5)

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Boys Butcher Baker Candlestickmaker #3 (of 6)
George R.R. Martin’s A Game Of Thrones #1
Green Hornet #18
Kevin Smith’s The Bionic Man #1 (Dynamic Forces) (Alex Ross Exclusive Virgin Variant Cover)
Kevin Smith’s The Bionic Man #2
Vampirella And The Scarlet Legion #4
Zorro Rides Again #3 (of 12)

IDW PUBLISHING
Cobra #5
Done To Death GN
G.I. JOE Cobra Civil War 100-Page Spectacular
Pound GN
Star Trek #1
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #2
Transformers #26

IMAGE COMICS
All Nighter #4 (of 5)
Artifacts #6 (of 13) (Michael Broussard C2E2 Exclusive Variant Cover)
Darkness #90 (Tony Shasteen ECCC Variant Cover)
Darkness #93
Mysterious Ways #3 (of 6)
Near Death #1
Red Wing #3 (of 4)
Samurais Blood #4 (of 6)
Teen Wolf Bite Me #1 (of 3)
Walking Dead Weekly #38
Witch Doctor #3 (of 4)

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AMRYL ENTERTAINMENT
Cavewoman All Natural Special Edition (One Shot)

ANTARCTIC PRESS
Gobs #2 (of 4)
Gold Digger #132

APE ENTERTAINMENT
Casper’s Scare School/Strawberry Shortcake Halloween Mini Comic 2011
Richie Rich #4

ARCHAIA ENTERTAINMENT
Fraggle Rock Halloween Mini Comic 2011

ARCHIE COMICS
Archie Double Digest #222
Laugh Comics Mini Comic 2011
Sonic Universe #32

ARDDEN ENTERTAINMENT
Wulf #3

ASPEN MLT
Broken Pieces #1
Executive Assistant Lotus #3 (of 3)
Fathom Volume 4 #2
Mindfield #6
Soulfire Volume 3 #4

AT PRODUCTIONS
Unforgiving #1

BONGO COMICS
Bart Simpson Comics #63
Simpsons Treehouse Of Horror #17

COMIC SHOP NEWS
Comic Shop News #1266
Comic Shop News Fall 2011 Preview

FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
Armed Garden And Other Stories HC
Art Of Joe Kubert HC
Donald Duck Halloween Mini Comic 2011
Love And Rockets New Stories Volume 4 TP
Man Who Grew His Beard GN
Mark Twain’s Autobiography 1910-2010 HC
Prison Pit Volume 3 GN

FIRST SECOND
Zahra’s Paradise GN

ONI PRESS
Spontaneous #4 (of 5)

PANINI PUBLISHING
Doctor Who Insider #6

RADICAL PUBLISHING
Damaged #2 (of 6)

REBELLION/2000 AD
Judge Dredd Megazine #314

RIVERHEAD
Kite Runner GN

TH3RD WORLD STUDIOS
Stuff Of Legend Jesters Tale #2 (of 4)

TITAN PUBLISHING
Star Wars The Clone Wars Magazine #7
Star Wars Insider #128 (Special)

TWOMORROWS PUBLISHING
Back Issue #51

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT
Brimstone #5
Grimm Fairy Tales Inferno (One Shot)