Monday, April 11, 2011

Take a journey into comics this Wednesday, April 13

Returning to its roots, the Thor title is reverting back to Journey Into Mystery with issue #622. This issue marks the beginning of the new creative team of writer Kieron Gillen and artist Doug Braithwaite. Loki has returned from the dead, but mystery still surrounds his death and return. Back in Asgard, this trickster god is sure to make trouble, but what does this mean for Thor? While all of this is going on, something terrible is coming and nothing will be the same. This issue also includes a Thor primer to get new readers caught up on the god of thunder since Straczynski brought him back to the Marvel Universe. A Fear Itself tie-in.

'The Death of Spider-Man' is upon us in Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #157, and artist Mark Bagley is teaming back up with Brian Bendis to kick the story off right! The Sinister Six are on the loose after their escape from prison, and they are not pulling any punches. With Spidey just starting his training with the Ultimates, is he prepared for what's to come? Don't miss the beginning of the end. Also out this week, Mark Millar and Leinil Yu's Ultimate Avengers vs New Ultimates #3 continues its tie-in with 'The Death of Spider-Man."

The 'Reign of Doomsday' rampage continues in Superboy #6. Smallville has had its fair share of weird events since Connor has taken up residence in Superman's home town, but this may be its worse. Will Superboy be able to hold back the monster that killed Superman? Why is Doomsday after the Super-family? The questions keep on coming as conclusion of Act I draws closer.

The prelude to 'Flashpoint' continues this week with Geoff John's Flash #10. Hot Pursuit, the new speedster in town, is on the scene with his Cosmic Motorcycle, and he brings a terrible warning to Flash. The Flashpoint is drawing closer, and no one is safe.

Steve Rogers, Super Soldier Annual #1, by James Asmus and Ibraim Roberson, picks up after last month's Uncanny X-Men Annual #3. The X-men are trapped in another dimension by Blastaar, and Steve Rogers is embarking on a mission to bring them back. However, the Negative Zone is not going to make it easy on anyone.

Also on shelves, Jonathan Hickman and several talented artists bring readers the one-shot Shield: Inifinity. Continuing from the fan-favorite series of 2010, the mysteries of Da Vinci, Newton, Nostradamus, and Tesla are further explored as Hickman brings you the apocrypha of the Marvel Universe.

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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