Monday, December 06, 2010

New Comics for Wednesday, December 8

It is that time of the year again. People are bustling around looking for the perfect gift for their special someone and celebrating in their own way! The heroes in the comics are no different... except for the whole super powers and super villains thing. This week, the DCU Holiday Special 2010 celebrates the winter holidays by focusing on the celebrations from Anthro at the dawn of time to the Legion of Super-Heroes in the far far future. Along with those two, the book has stories starring Superman, The Spectre, Jonah Hex, and Green Lantern John Stewart. There is something for every DCU fan in this book. D.E.'s Project Superpowers Christmas Special is also out and features the Fighting Yank, the Ghost, and the American Spirit up against the Clown and his plan that's guaranteed to throw a wrench in Christmas.

This is it, Vertigo's Fables has hit its 100th issue, and it is going to be huge! This 100-page special sees the Fables getting ready to return to Fabletown, but before anything happens, Mister Dark must be dealt with once and for all. The final confrontation promises to be epic. Also in this issue, Mark Buckingham contributes a special prose story with illustrations by Bill Willingham. Buckingham also offers up a special puppet theater. And that's not all! There is a board game, stories painted by Chrissie Zullo and Joao Ruas, and more! This is truly a celebration fit for the story books.

Stan Lee's Soldier Zero and Traveler have been hit stories, and BOOM! Studies is set to release his third on-going series this week with Stan Lee's Starborn! Always dreaming of alien worlds and amazing adventures, failed, fantasy-writer Benjamin Warner learns that his rejected books are not entirely fiction but memories from his home planet! This all comes to the forefront as he finds himself smack in the middle of a galactic war that once and for all forces him to face the truth that he is not from this world.

Joe Benitez's Lady Mechanika sold out of issue 0 the day it released. For anyone that missed it, Lady Mechanika #1 will be on store shelves this Wednesday along with the reprint of #0. Lady Mechanika is the sole survivor of a psychotic seliar killer's rampage through London. Abandoned in a laboratory, police found her with her limbs replaced by mechanical components. Along with her new parts came a new life. She's now a private detective taking cases the police can't or won't handle, often steeped in the supernatural and occult. All the while, she still searches for answers about her past.

These books, and many more, will be available as soon as we open the doors on Wednesday, so come on by! (And if you want to get an idea what else you can expect, check out the covers below!)

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