Monday, September 12, 2011

Amazing comic beginnings this Wednesday, September 14

Miles Morales steps into some new Spider-duds this week in Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man #1 by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli. Who is Miles Morales? He's the new Spider-Man, of course! Morales takes up the mantel after Peter Parker's death, but fans should not fear because Bendis plans to keep the theme of the series the same as it has always been, power and responsibility. This book is part of Marvel's new Ultimates initiative to bring fans a more cohesive universe with consistent release schedules and is a great jumping on point for readers.

Marvel's big summer event also continues this week with the release of Fear Itself #6. With the heroes' hopes shattered, what will become of the world as it is shrouded in Fear?

Buffy is back in Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9: Freefall #1 by Adrew Chambliss and Joss Whedon with art by Georges Jeanty! At the end of season 8, Buffy saved the world by cutting it off from any supernatural influences, which means Willow has been left powerless and the long line of vampire slayers has come to a close. Even though her intentions were good, Buffy is now hated by those that once followed her into battle, so she relocates to San Fransisco to once again focus on slaying the things that go bump in the night. Whedon fans should also know that Dollhouse: Epitaphs #3 is out this week!

After last week's sell-out of every new-52 DCU book, there is another group set to hit shelves this week. Bat-fans have a couple books to watch for. Batman and Robin #1 by Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason, and Mick Gray unites Batman and his son Damian in their battle against evil, but adjusting to their new partnership may be more difficult than they thought. Kate Kane finally gets her new series with the release of Batwoman #1 by J.H. Williams and Haden Blackman, and there is a lot going on in her life. Children are going missing, Bette Kane wants to be her sidekick, and some unsettling revelations about her father arise. The Superman family better watch out because its newest member happens to be a deadly weapon! Superboy #1, by Scott Lobdell, RB Silva, and Rob Lean, introduces the clone thought to be a failed experiment combining Kryptonian and human DNA, but as his powers are revealed, the world hopes a clone can develop a conscience. Speaking of science gone bad, Micheal Holt uses his brains and fists to stop problems only the world's third-smartest man can handle in Mister Terrific #1 by Eric Wallace and Roger Robinson. Those looking for a little cosmic action should look no further then Green Lantern #1 by Geoff Johns, Doug Mahnke, and Christian Alamy. The Corps has a new member, and a lot of Lanterns are not too happy. Speaking of people the Green Lanterns don't like, Atrocitus and the rest of his Corps are back in there very own book: Red Lanterns #1 by Peter Milligan, Ed Benes, and Rob Hunter. Readers will also want to grab Legion Lost #1 by Fabian Nicieza and Pete Woods. Seven heroes travel back from the 31st century to the present day with the mission of saving their future, but when something goes wrong, the Legion finds themselves struggling for survival in a nightmarish world.

DC continues to show its supernatural side with the release of several new titles. Demon Knights #1, by Paul Cornell, Diogenes Neves, and Oclair Albert, takes readers back to the Dark Ages of the DCU as Madam Xanadu and Jason Blood are all that stand in the way of an invading barbarian horde. Resurrection Man #1, by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, and Fernando Dagnino, marks the return of Mitch Shelly to the DCU; Shelly was dead, but he cam back again, and again, and again. Each time he comes back, he is reborn with a new power. However, his escape from death has not gone unnoticed all of these times and forces gather to stop him from ever coming back again. Fresh off his hit issue of Animal Man #1, Jeff Lemire presents Frankenstein, Agent of Shade #1 with art by Alberto Ponticelli. Frankenstein is a member of the secret organization known as The Super Human Advanced Defense Executive tasked with protection the world from threats more horrifying than him, but when he lives in a world that vilifies him for who and what he is, will Frank even want to help?

If bad guys are your thing, look no further than Suicide Squad #1 by Adam Glass and Marco Rudy. A team of death-row super villians-Harley Quinn, Deadshot, and King Shark-are recruited to take on missions too dangerous for anyone that isn't disposable, but after being captured, which one of them will reveal the truth behind this illegal operation? Not one for teams, Slade Wilson, DCU's best mercenary, gets his own book this week: Deathstroke #1 by Kyle Kiggins, Joe Bennett, and Art Thibert. Deathstroke has been at it for a long time and made a lot of enemies, and they should remember that he never quits and never to turn their backs. While not exactly a bad guy like these other folks, Cole Cash, the charming grifter, finds himself labeled as a serial killer while hunting inhuman monsters disguised as regular people in Grifter #1 by Nathan Edmondson and Cafu.

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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