Monday, June 20, 2011

Peter Parker makes the ultimate sacrifice this Wednesday, June 22

Peter Parker has finally met his match in this week's Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #160 by Brian Bendis and Mark Bagley. In the final chapter of the 'Death of Spider-Man' storyline, a happy ending is not looking likely for our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. With his identity revealed to those around him, Spider-Man will do whatever it takes to save the people he loves. This issue will come polybagged. Also out this week, Ultimate Comics Avengers vs New Ultimates #5 by Mark Millar and Leinil Yu will continue its side of the 'DOSM' story.

At the conclusion of Brightest Day, Earth's new protector, the Swamp Thing, was chosen. In Brightest Day Aftermath: The Search for the Swamp Thing #1 by Jonathan Vankin and Marco Castiello, John Constantine, returning to the DC universe after a long absence, tries to convince the heroes of the DCU that the return of Swamp Thing may not be the best news. Constantine knows something isn't right and the brightest day is drawing to its end.

Flashpoints need not worry this week because four new books aim to reveal even more about the new DCU. In Flashpoint: Kid Flash Lost #1 by Sterling Gates and Oliver Nome, Kid Flash is lost, but the question is not where but when? After hearing of her exploits among the Amazons, we can finally learn what Lois Lane has been up to as she prepares to reveal the Amazon's secrets in Flashpoint: Lois Lane and the Resistance #1 by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, and Eddy Nunez. In Flashpoint: The Outsider by James Robinson and Javi Fernandez, the Outsider refuses to join in the war, and who can really blame him? If you had a suit like his, would you want to get it dirty? Each of these first issues comes with a promotional button. Last but not least, there is Flashpoint: The Reverse Flash One-Shot by Sean Ryan and Joel Gomez. He has more power than ever, but what has he been up to?

Also out from Marvel this week is Carnage #5, bringing the miniseries by Zeb Wells and Clayton Crain to its conclusion.

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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