Monday, December 12, 2011

Cable returns this Wednesday, December 14

Last week, Marvel announced Avengers vs X-Men, which they are calling their "biggest event in comic book history!" But you won't have to wait until next April to see the opening salvo. This Wednesday, the superstar team of Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness kick everything off in Avengers: X-Sanction #1! Presumed dead after the events of X-Men: Second Coming, Cable returns to the present with one deadly mission: to save the world, he must kill the Avengers! First on his list is Captain America, and only one will be able to walk away. Don't miss the return of Cable and the lead in to next year's big event!

Also from Marvel this week, the critically acclaimed team of Zeb Wells and Clayton Crain brings everyone's favorite red and black symbiote that they love to hate back in Carnage USA #1! After the events of their Carnage (2011) series, Cletus Kasady has returned as Carnage, and he plans to continue his deadly rampage. Spider-Man and the Avengers will have to hunt Carnage down before he one small town in America's heartland pays the ultimate price.

Have you been waiting to get into the new DC 52 until you can find all of the first issues in one place? Well, you are in luck! On sale this Tuesday (that's right, a whole day earlier than the other books!), the DC Comics: The New 52 HC collects all of the first issues from the recent relaunch. This great collection, which also makes an awesome gift, weighs in at over 1,000 pages of action packed stories! DC has another new mini-series this week by Justin Gray and Rich Perrotta: Ray #1. Lucian Gates is transformed into the all-new Ray after being struck by a beam of energy, and his life will never be the same. His city is in luck, however, because its new protector is just what it needs when giant monsters attack from out of nowhere!

Dark Horse Comics presents the Star Wars' universe's very own James Bond in Star Wars: Agent of the Empire, Iron Eclipse #1 by John Ostrander and St├ęphane Roux. His name is Cross. Jahan Cross. He is the Empire's newest secret agent. With the assistance of his droid IN-GA 44, Cross must travel to the Corporate Sector and track down some stolen droid technology, where he is sure to make a lot of people not so happy.

Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan's vampire novel The Strain has entered the world of comics in the Dark Horse adaptation by Daniel Lapham and Mike Huddleston. When a plane lands at the JFK International Airport and goes dark on the runway, the CDC is called in to investigate. Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and his team of biological-threat first responders are on the scene, but one elderly man suspects darker more ancient threat.

Robert Kirkman's epic continues in The Walking Dead TP Vol. 15, collecting issues #85-90. Also, don't miss The Walking Dead #92 out this week as well.

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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