Monday, July 25, 2011

The Day of Extraordinary Comics for Wednesday, July 27

Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen III: Century: 1969 finally reaches store shelves this week! The year is 1969 and the place is London, but the times have changed in the sixty years since we last heard from Mina Murray and her league. Tadukic Acid Diethylamide 26 is the drug of choice putting London into its psychedelic daze. The same magic order the League investigated in 1910 is back, but now Mina and crew must traverse London's hippie and criminal subculture along with its occultists to stop the Moonchild that may turn out to be the Anti-Christ! Fans of Moore should also take a peak at Alan Moore: Storyteller by Gary Spencer Millidge with a forward by Michael Moorcock. This lovingly crafted book surveys Moore's work from some of his most best selling titles to his rarely seen or heard experimental projects. Storyteller comes with an audio CD featuring excerpts from some of Moore's multimedia pieces.

The Spider-Event of the decade starts now in Amazing Spider-Man #666 by Dan Slott and Stefano Caselli! New York is infested but not with your average bugs; the unsuspecting people of Manhattan are getting Spider-Powers! However, not everyone was lucky enough to have an Uncle Ben to teach them the old adage about power and responsibility. Did we mention that all the heroes and villains are crawling all over the city as well? Well, they are, and Peter Parker's life is never going to be the same after this!

Marvel has several other great books coming out this week! The Fear Itself story continues in Fear Itself: The Deep #2, Fear Itself: The Worthy #1, Avengers Academy #16, and Secret Avengers #15. The road to the new Ultimate Universe line-up continues in Ultimate Fallout #3. And the biggest X-Men event of the past decade continues in X-Men Schism #2!

DC has several new issues in its Retroactive line this week that include DC Retroactive: Green Lantern, The 70s by Dennis O'Neil and Mike Grell; Justice League of America, The 70s by Cary Bates, Andy Smith, and Gordon Purcell; and Superman, The 70s by Martin Pasko and Eduardo Barretto! The dawning of the new DCU continues in Flashpoint: Hal Jordan #2, Kid Flash Lost #2, and Lois Lane #2. Also, don't miss Brightest Day Aftermath: The Search for the Swamp Thing!

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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