Monday, November 29, 2010

Don't forget, new comics are out Thursday, December 2nd!

A quick reminder to all of you out there still recovering from the holiday feasts. Comics will go on sale this Thursday, December 2nd, due to the holidays, but we'll have books ready to go the minute we open the doors on Thursday morning!

He's the best there is at what he does, so the new book by writer Charlie Huston and artist Juan Jose Ryp, Wolverine: Best There Is, is aptly named. In his new series, Wolverine is up against a enemy like none he's had before. Usually, our Canadian friend solves all of his problems with the liberal use of his claws, but that may not be the best option when he goes up against Contagion. What happens when Wolverine battles someone who is actually far worse when dead? Find out this week!

For those of you just getting caught up on the Blackest Night storyline through those wonderful hardcovers, the new Brightest Day HC Vol. 01 collect issues 0-7 and will get you started on the next leg of the journey. Follow the story of the twelve heroes and villains resurrected in Blackest Night and find out what the mysterious with light has in store for them. Brightest Day #15 also hits the shelves this week.

Don't miss the exciting conclusion to Shadowland with the release of issue 5. Daredevil has beaten his former friends with the help of his former enemies and is poised to take over all of New York, but will he survive to see the plan out to the end? And don't miss Matt Murdock's final chapter in issue 512 of Daredevil also out this week. This is where everything changes for Hell's Kitchen and its faithful guardian.

Batman fans need not worry. In the Batman 80 Page Giant 2010, some of the most promising new talents in comics bring seven short stories featuring some of the Dark Knight's most known villains: The Joker, Riddler, Calendar Man, Scarecrow, and Humpty Dumpty. Eddie Berganza, writer, and artists Carlo Barberi and Juan Vlasco's new two part miniseries, Batman Orphans, also starts this week. Taking place pre-Red Robin, Batman and Tim Drake are on the trail of the person who killed an impostor Robin. They quickly find out that things are much worse as the duo discovers a new team of teenage sidekicks who've have been promised the title of the new Robin . . . if they can survive.

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!)

Monday, November 22, 2010

New Comics for Wednesday, November 24!

Fans of The Walking Dead get an early treat this week. The Walking Dead TP Vol. 13 comes out this Tuesday, a whole day before all those other books, which isn't too bad for zombies. The trade collects issues 73-78. If that isn't enough, The Walking Dead #79 comes out on Wednesday! This offers new fans the chance to finally get caught up to the most recent storyline of this amazing book.
Hot on the heels of Stan Lee's first series with BOOM! Studios, Soldier Zero, Stan Lee's The Traveler #1 marks the start of his newest series with fan-favorite writer Mark Waid and artist Chad Hardin. Follow the time-bending adventures of the mysterious hero known as The Traveler as he moves through time fighting the forces of evil in hopes of saving the past, present, and future! This Lee and Waid team-up is a book any fan of superhero comics will want to check out.

To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the Ultimate Marvel universe, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man's numbering goes back to its roots this week as issue #150 hits the shelves. Our ultimate wall crawler has not had an easy time of it, especially lately, and his life is in ruin. The New Ultimates, Sue and Johnny Storm, Ben Grimm, Iceman, Kitty Pryde and more all guest star in this book to help finally decide what to do with Spider-Man. Also out this week, Amazing Spider-Man #649 continues from last issues big reveal: The Hobgoblin is back! With a new array of tricks, who could be under the mask? Don't worry, you'll find out this issue. That's right. No waiting. Don't miss this action packed issue!

Where has Batwoman been and how does she fit into the new Bat family? Batwoman #0 picks up shortly after the Elegy storyline from Detective Comics and acts as a great primer for those unfamiliar with the character or fans looking forward to her upcoming new series. Batman and Robin #17 marks the debut of the books new creative team: writer Peter J. Tomas and artist Patrick Gleason. And finally, the Batman Beyond miniseries comes to a close this week with issue 6, but don't worry because there is an ongoing series on its way!

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!)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Bat to the Future, November 17th

The new era of Batman starts this week with the release of Grant Morrison, David Finch, and Scott Williams' Batman: The Return! After a long journey back to present Gotham, the 'real' Batman is back, but what about Dick Grayson and Bruce's son Damian? This issue will bridge the Return of Bruce Wayne story to the new status quo. Speaking of the new status quo, once you read The Return, you can check out Grant Morrison's new ongoing Bat-book, Batman, Inc. The first issue, with art by Yanick Paquette, sets the stage for the next evolution of The Dark Knight's... franchise? Not only will readers get their fair share of Bruce Wayne as Batman, but also tons of guest-stars to the new, extended Bat-Family. Also, don't forget Batman #704 with Tony Daniel back as the regular writer and artist. Even though Bruce is back, Dick Grayson still has Gotham to worry about, so don't miss it!

With the release of New Fun #1 by Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, DC Comics was born. Seventy-five years and over 40,000 comics later, DC has entertained and amazed fans of all ages. And to honor this, publisher Taschen has produced the most comprehensive retrospective of the company's history ever: 75 Years of DC Comics HC. DC veteran Paul Levitz, with the company for 35 years, provides in-depth essays spanning the company's amazing history. Oh yea, did I mention the book is huge? Measuring almost a-foot-and-a-half high and a foot wide, this massive tomb is bound to please fans.

Spinning out of Amazing Spider-Man's Grim Hunt story-arc, a new Spider-Girl takes the stage in the first issue of her new ongoing series by writer Paul Tobin with art by Clayton Henry. Anya Corazon has finally filled the shoes everyone but her thought she was ready for and now she just has to balance her teenage life with the rough and tumble life of a Spider-Family member. Also, this issue guest stars Marvel's first family, The Fantastic Four as Spider-Girl goes up against impossible odds.

The Chaos War rages on in the Marvel Universe, and even the dead are getting involved in Chaos War: Dead Avengers #1. The Vision, Captain Mar-Vell, Yallowjacket, Deathcry, Swordsman, and Dr. Druid find themselves returned to life to assemble against one of the Avenger's greatest foes and the Chaos King's most fearsome ally. For some, this will be the chance at redemption or a second life, but all of them will prove they are worthy of being called Avengers.

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!)

Monday, November 08, 2010

Great reads for Wednesday, November 10th

The classic T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents (published in the 1960s by the great Tower Comics, and now a part of the DCU) returns  this week with a new first issue and a new batch of recruits. A group of people are given a choice: remain normal or accept super powers and save the world . . . but there's just one catch. The powers will kill them. Writer Nick Spencer of Morning Glories fame and artist CAFU bring you this new edition of a wonderful classic. Watch as the Agents make some of the toughest choices and defend the DCU from threats other heroes didn't even know existed!

The end of the beginning is finally here as Grant Morrison's sixth and final issue of Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne hits shelves this week. Batman is at the final leg of his journey through time, but there may still be some twists left for our returning Dark Knight. Don't miss this issue as it sets the future of the Batman universe.

This week, the battle that was so big it couldn't fit in a standard size issue is finally reprinted in two wonderful hardcovers. Superman vs Muhammad Ali brought together two of the biggest icons of the time to defend the Earth against the Srcubb alien race, but before they team up, Superman, temporarily without powers, must step in the ring with Muhammad Ali to see who is the true guardian of Earth. The Deluxe HC edition collects the original story in a more traditional size format with a new cover by fan favorite Neal Adams, while the Facsimile Edition HC presents the classic story in it original size of approximately 10' high and 13.25' wide.

A lot has changed in Hulk's world with all of the other Hulks now running around. And She-Hulk isn't the only one in town either. In She-Hulks #1, the original She-Hulk Jen Walters teams up with Lyra, the Sensational She-Hulk, to stop the remaining members of The Intelligencia. After their failed attempt to take over the world, the She-Hulks are going to make them pay with a little help from guest star The Incredible Hulk.

Fans of fantasy and the popular Dungeons & Dragons should keep their eye out for the new comic out this week from IDW. Follow the hero Adric Fell as he leads a band of heroes in a world where civilization has been reduced to a few scattered points of light amid a rising tide of shadows. A variant edition of Dungeons & Dragons #1 is also available with a playable module unique to this issue!

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!)

Monday, November 01, 2010

Beginnings and ends this Wednesday, November 3rd.

Jeff Lemire fans (and soon to be fans) rejoice. This is the week for you. After eight years, Superboy is finally back in his own brand-new ongoing series! Writer Jeff Lemire, creator of the hit book Sweet Tooth, takes Superboy on an adventure to a side of Smallville no one has seen before. With art by Pier Gallo, find out what mysteries lurk beneath the surface of Superman's home town and how they are tied to Superboy. Also on shelves this week is Jeff Lemire's Sweet Tooth #15

Attention Browncoasts! Keep your eyes out for the newest story in the Serenity universe: Serenity: Shepherd's Tale. This original, hardcover graphic novel written by Zack Whedon and art by Chris Samnee stars fan favorite Shepherd Book. Who was he before meeting Serenity's crew and how did he find God in a bowl of soup? Book's past is finally revealed in this action packed chapter of the Serenity saga.

Also out this week is the Absolute All-Star Superman HC by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely. This wonderful story brings to mind the Superman comics of the Silver Age as the Man of Steel battles several of his iconic villains before facing Lex Luthor's final revenge. Besides their amazing presentation, Absolute editions are well known for their bonus material, such as the sketchbook and more in the Absolute All-Star Superman.

Grant Morrison's run as writer for Batman and Robin comes to an end this week with issue sixteen. The final showdown between Batman and Black Glove is here. And Batman is looking for payback. Don't worry, the Joker and Professor Pyg will also be there. This will take readers into The Return of Bruce Wayne and the new status quo for Batman.

Also coming to an end this week is Spider-Man's Brand New Day in Amazing Spider-Man #647. As a Brand New Day comes to an end, a new tomorrow begins. With 101 issues under their belt, Spidey's writing team says goodbye in this triple-sized spectacular. Peter, his family, and his friends have been through a lot the past three years, but things are looking like they may get even worse for the Wallcrawler. Don't miss the issue that leads into the newest chapter of Spidey's history.

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!)