Monday, March 28, 2011

New comics rampage their way to shelves this Wednesday, March 30th

The King of the Monsters is in town, and no one is safe, especially your favorite comic shop! This Wednesday, Godzilla destroys Dr. No's Comics and Games on our very own, exclusive cover of IDW's new series, Godzilla, Kingdom of Monsters #1! Writers Eric Powell and Tracy Marsh and artist Phil Hester bring the big green guy back to comics, and this time, he is bringing some of his famous Toho monster friends with him!

Nick Spencer's co-feature, 'Jimmy Olsen's Big Week,' from Action Comics is collected in this weeks Jimmy Olsen #1. But wait! Not only does it reprint the original four parts of the story, an ALL NEW 30-pages of story bring Jimmy's adventure to an appropriately crazy conclusion. Follow along as Jimmy tries to one-up his ex-girlfriend, Chloe Sullivan, as she spends a week writing a profile piece on one of LexCorp's young, big-shot employees. If bar fights with drunken aliens, craft time with Supergirl, and Jimmy Olsen: Space Warrior sound exciting to you, don't miss this one-shot!

Until now, much of the Age of X universe has remained shrouded in mystery. Writer Simon Spurrier and artist Khoi Pham bring you Age of X: Universe #1. The remaining mutants have all taken sanctuary behind the walls of Fortress X, but how did they get there and how did they survive extermination by the mutant hunting group known as The Avengers? This two-part series reveals the foundations of the Age of X storyline and takes a look at the Marvel Universe beyond the walls of the mutant fortress. X-fans should also watch the shelves this week for Cyclops #1 (taking a look at the man behind the ruby visor), Wolverine #7, and X-23 #8!

Jeph Loeb and Arthur Adams long awaited Ultimate Comics X #4 is out this week! During Ultimatum, Peter Parker's classmate Liz Allen disappeared. Now, Liz is back but with the vile Blob too. Join the Ultimate X crew as they set out for Southern California to find out where she has been and her connections to the big man.

Fans of Joss Whedon's short-lived series Dollhouse should keep an eye on the shelves for Dollhouse: Epitaphs. Show writers Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon are back after the the post-apocalyptic conclusion of the television series with artist Cliff Richards to bring you the continued story of three survivors  in a technological virus ravaged world. The tech used by the Rossum Corporation to create their "dolls" for the wealthy and powerful has been released on the world. With those affected by the virus turning into mindless butchers, a few who escaped with their minds join forces in hopes of taking Rossum down!

Mark Millar's Kick-Ass 2 #2 is finally here! Dave Lizewski, our masked hero, has inspired people to become their own heroes, and they are forming their own super hero group! Is this all too good to be true? Probably. Oh yea, Hit-Girl is along for the ride as well! Don't miss it!

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!)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Hellraiser Bonus!

Hellraiser #1, written by Hellraiser creator Clive Barker, is a new release this week--and for those of you who just can't get enough of the old Cenobytes, here's a bonus: click this link and you can download a special PDF file of a Hellraiser Prelude story that's not included in the comic. Try it out and see what you think--and if you like it, come by and pick up a copy of the first issue!

Monday, March 21, 2011

A heck of a good week for comics this Wednesday, March 23!

Clive Barker, one of the most well known names in horror, and Boom! Studios are bringing Pinhead back to comics this week with the help of writer Christopher Monfette and artist Leonardo Manco in Hellraiser #1. Barker takes on writing duties once again to bring the next official chapter in the saga that will change the Cenobites forever: Pinhead's final story! Fans of Barker's original novella and film and horror fans alike will not want to pass this book up. As a bonus, a ten-page back up story written by Larry Wachowski, co-writer and director of The Matrix, is included in this huge 40-page premiere issue!

The streets of Gotham are safe once again with the release of David Finch's awaited Batman: The Dark Knight #2. Confronting the Penguin in his search for Dawn Golden, Bruce's childhood friend, leads Batman down a darker road than ever before. Faced with this, The Dark Knight must turn to the demon Etrigan for a favor that is not without a price. Also out this week, Grant Morrison's Batman Inc. #4 takes Bruce back to Gotham for a team-up with Batwoman. 

Two more of Marvel's new-reader-friendly Point One books hit this week. First up, Captain America #615.1 finds Buck Barnes on trial while the need for a Captain America is greater than ever. Who will take up the legendary shield and become the newest Captain America? Keep an eye out for these other Cap books this week as well: Captain America and Batroc, Captain America: Man out of Time #5, and Captain America #1 70th Anniversary Edition, presenting the classic first issue by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby.

The second Point One book this week is Thor #620.1 by writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning and art by Mark Brooks. Questing for immortality, the Grey Gargoyle sets his sites on obtaining godhood in Asgard, but Thor is there to stop Gargoyle in his tracks. However, will Asgard be the same after the battle between these two powerful foes? This is a great time to start reading Thor as it makes the transition into Journey Into Mystery #622 and Mighty Thor #1 in April.

Also out this week, Green Lantern #64 and Green Lantern Corps #58 continue the War of the Green Lanterns!

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!)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Don't fear, new books are here this Wednesday, March 16

Marvel's next big event is kicking off this weekend with the release of Fear Itself, Prologue: Book of the Skull. The Red Skull's daughter, Sin, teams up with Baron Zemo to uncover the secret power Red Skull left behind when he died. If Sin gets her hands on the what her father risked his life for in World War II, she will be able to accomplish what her father never could: complete power. Written by Ed Brubaker and art by Scot Eaton, this is a book not to be missed as it finally starts revealing the mystery of the Fear Itself event.

Following up the amazing first issue of Sigil, writer Mark Waid and artist Mirco Pierfederici resurrect CrossGen's Ruse with a new first issue. Simo Archard, the greatest Victorian detective the world has known, and his partner Emma Bishop are on the case of the mysterious death of an archduke, but what seems like an open and shut case leads to a life threatening revelation. Don't worry, readers do not have to be familiar with the previous series to pick up this new book!

CrossGen isn't the only series seeing a revival as Ardden Entertainment brings back two Atlas characters: Phoenix and The Grim Ghost! In Phoenix #1, Ed Tyler is on the run from alien abductors in a suit imbuing him with amazing powers: every time he dies, Ed comes back even more powerful! It is becoming apparent to Ed that he is no longer just a human! In The Grim Ghost #1, a man named Michael learns of 'The Fringe' from Matthew Dunzinane, The Grim Ghost, and its long, sorted history and powers, including a centuries-old force called Braddock. Make sure you check out the new takes on these old characters.

Marvel's Point One initiative continues this week with the release of Uncanny X-Force #5.1 and Hulk #30.1. These books offer new readers a chance to pick up some of Marvel's hottest series without worrying about the current story arch. If you have been wanting to check out either of these books, this is your chance!

The Young Avenger's co-creator Allan Heinberg and artist Alan Davis bring you Avengers Children's Crusade: Young Avengers #1. The Young Avenger's search for the Scarlet Witch has created a future where they are the newest Avengers, and their leader is none other than Kang the Conqueror! See how the Young Avengers first adventure, even before Young Avengers #1, sheds some light on why this future has come to be. The secrets of the Children's Crusade are finally revealed!

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, March 07, 2011

New beginnings this Wednesday, March 9th!

After seven years, Marvel revives CrossGen's hit comic Sigil with a brand new issue one this week. Writer Mike Carey (The Unwritten and  Age of X) and artist Leonard Kirk bring you the tale of a war raging through time on the battlefield of history. With the warriors in this epic clash at a stalemate, a 16 year old girl from South Carolina with a strange symbol on her chest may be the key to saving everyone or damning all of creation. Don't worry if you missed out on the original series, this new outing is meant for new and old fans alike.

Venom is America's new spider-hero, and he's getting his own book starting this week by writer Rick Remender and artist Tony Moore. Venom #1 picks up where Amazing Spider Man #654.1 left off with the alien symbiote in the U.S. military's possession and war hero Flash Thompson at the wheel. Venom, now a top covert agent, is ready to take on missions only he can handle, but can Flash handle the symbiote? See Venom like he never has been before.

Batman's globe trotting recruitment adventure picks back up this week in Batman, Inc. #3 by Grant Morrison and artist Yanick Paquette. This issue takes Bruce and Catwoman to South America in search of Gaucho, Argentina's Batman Incorporated representative. As always, nothing is as easy as it sounds as an unexpected adversary threatens to cut the trip short for this Bat and Cat.

Reign of Doomsday continues in Outsiders #37 this week. The Eradicator is up against the deadly Doomsday as Geo-Force, Katana, the Looker, Halo, and the Olympian's lives hang in the balance. All the while, Black Lighting and his Outsiders must choose between a life imprisoned or... Well, let's not ruin the surprise. Don't miss this issue as the Doomsday summer event grows ever closer.

Jason Aaron and Steve Dillon's Punishermax #11 is out and brings the long awaited conclusion to their Bullseye storyline.

The Age of X saga continues this week in X-Men Legacy #246 by writer Mike Carey and artist Clay Mann.

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!)