Sunday, April 24, 2011

Action, danger, comics! New books for Wednesday, April 27

Superman finally returns to Action Comics this week with the release of issue #900! Over the past year, Lex Luthor has been on a quest for the mysterious black energy spheres. Now, everything comes to a head in a showdown between Superman and a cosmically powered Luthor! This 100-page giant not only brings the Man of Steel back to the title but also sets the stage for an epic story coming this summer. Along with regular writer Paul Cornell, guest writers Richard Donner (Dir. of Super: The Movie), David Goyer (Writer of The Dark Knight), Damon Lindelof (co-creator of Lost), and more join forces to help celebrate this landmark issue.

Abbey and the rest of the Danger Girls are back in Danger Girl and The Army of Darkness #1 by writer Andy Hartnell and artist Chris Bolson. After the girls learn of the reappearance of the elusive Book of the Dead, they quickly discover it has fallen into the wrong hands, so they set out to stop whatever evil may come of it. On their quest, they encounter Ash, a man who has given life and hand to make sure the horrors of the book never see the light of day.  Action, adventure, and witty banter! What more can you ask for? Fans of either series should definitely check this book out.

Marvel's Point One project rolls on this week in the pages of Avengers and Secret Avengers. In Avengers #12.1, Bendis and Hitch prepare new and old readers for the upcoming events between Marvel's favorite superhero team and the Intelligencia. There is also the little mystery of the disappearance of Spider-Woman. In Secret Avengers #12.1, by writer Nick Spencer and artist Scot Eaton, Steve Rogers' elite secret team of heroes has been revealed to the world. Now, they are in a race to save their compromised superhuman assets around the globe before it is too late. Also out this week is Secret Avengers #12 by Ed Brubaker.

Flashpoint draws ever closer, and Hot Pursuit's secret will be revealed with the release of Geoff Johns' Flash #11 this week!

Also out this week from Marvel, keep your eyes on the shelf for these hit-series follow up issues: Venom #2 and FF #2!

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!)

Friday, April 22, 2011

New comics for Wednesday, April 20

We're sorry for posting so late in the week, but the regular updater was battling mightily against the very air itself and the allergens living within it! You'll be happy to know that he has survived to fight another day.

Some books of note this week are Invincible Iron Man #503 (a Fear Itself tie-in), Avengers #12, Batman #709, Green Lantern #65 and Green Lantern Corps #59, Sigil #2, Robert Kirkman's (acclaimed writer of Walking Dead) new book Super Dinosaur #1, and many others. Again, sorry for the delay on this week's post; we will be back to our regularly scheduled comics update next Monday!

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!)

Friday, April 15, 2011

Godzilla Fans: Collect the Whole Set!

Here's a unique item that should appeal to the dedicated Godzilla collector: Dr. No's has one set of all 75 comic shop specialty covers of Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters #1. That includes not only the cover depicting the Big Lizard stomping on NW metro Atlanta's largest and oldest full-service comic shop, but it includes the other 74 specialty covers that are IDW produced in conjunction with other shops around the country. (While we were the only shop in Georgia to produce such a cover, there were other shops elsewhere in the country who were also eager to have Godzilla "make an impression" at their shop.)

This single set is available for $299.99. If you're interested, we recommend that you act quickly, though, because we don't expect to have this for long--and we won't be able to get another set!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Take a journey into comics this Wednesday, April 13

Returning to its roots, the Thor title is reverting back to Journey Into Mystery with issue #622. This issue marks the beginning of the new creative team of writer Kieron Gillen and artist Doug Braithwaite. Loki has returned from the dead, but mystery still surrounds his death and return. Back in Asgard, this trickster god is sure to make trouble, but what does this mean for Thor? While all of this is going on, something terrible is coming and nothing will be the same. This issue also includes a Thor primer to get new readers caught up on the god of thunder since Straczynski brought him back to the Marvel Universe. A Fear Itself tie-in.

'The Death of Spider-Man' is upon us in Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #157, and artist Mark Bagley is teaming back up with Brian Bendis to kick the story off right! The Sinister Six are on the loose after their escape from prison, and they are not pulling any punches. With Spidey just starting his training with the Ultimates, is he prepared for what's to come? Don't miss the beginning of the end. Also out this week, Mark Millar and Leinil Yu's Ultimate Avengers vs New Ultimates #3 continues its tie-in with 'The Death of Spider-Man."

The 'Reign of Doomsday' rampage continues in Superboy #6. Smallville has had its fair share of weird events since Connor has taken up residence in Superman's home town, but this may be its worse. Will Superboy be able to hold back the monster that killed Superman? Why is Doomsday after the Super-family? The questions keep on coming as conclusion of Act I draws closer.

The prelude to 'Flashpoint' continues this week with Geoff John's Flash #10. Hot Pursuit, the new speedster in town, is on the scene with his Cosmic Motorcycle, and he brings a terrible warning to Flash. The Flashpoint is drawing closer, and no one is safe.

Steve Rogers, Super Soldier Annual #1, by James Asmus and Ibraim Roberson, picks up after last month's Uncanny X-Men Annual #3. The X-men are trapped in another dimension by Blastaar, and Steve Rogers is embarking on a mission to bring them back. However, the Negative Zone is not going to make it easy on anyone.

Also on shelves, Jonathan Hickman and several talented artists bring readers the one-shot Shield: Inifinity. Continuing from the fan-favorite series of 2010, the mysteries of Da Vinci, Newton, Nostradamus, and Tesla are further explored as Hickman brings you the apocrypha of the Marvel Universe.

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, April 04, 2011

The Fear is here this Wednesday, April 6

The wait is over. Matt Fraction (Uncanny X-Men, Iron Man, Casanova, and more) and Stuart Immonen's (Ultimate Comics Spider-Man and more) Fear Itself #1 hits shelves this Wednesday and will set the tone of the Marvel Universe for years to come. Sin, daughter of the Red Skull, has discovered something of such great power that even her father failed in obtaining it. This discovery also reveals a secret that will shock the Marvel Universe to its core. Fear personified is rising, and as friends and family turn against each other, the mettle of the world's heroes will be tested but not everyone will survive. Also out, Fear Itself: Home Front #1 follows Robbie Baldwin, formerly Speedball and blamed for the events igniting Civil War, as he attempts to rally the people of Stamford against a new foe instilling fear in everyone. Can the man people blame for six hundred deaths unite them or will he die trying? Also in this issue, an all new story starring super agent Jimmy Woo!

After the events of the Chaos War, the son of Zeus, Hercules, has been left without powers and his faithful sidekick. But that won't stop him from kicking some butt. In Herc #1, writers Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente with artist Khoi Pham take Hercules to the streets when a mythic evil rises, and a group of Hercules-worshippers cry out for their god's help. With over three thousand years of combat under his belt, Herc raids the armory of Ares for some of his legendary weapons to answer the call of battle.

DC fans have a couple of specials to look forward to this week. Superman/Batman Annual #5 picks up the 'Reign of Doomsday' story line. Supergirl and Batman are trapped in the JLA satellite with Doomsday and Cyborg Superman. With the help of the Justice League, they attempt to fend off these two monsters, but the League may not be prepared for this new Doomsday. Then in the JLA 2011, 80 Page Giant, Adam Glass (producer and writer for TV's Supernatural) and many other creators take readers on a journey revealing different key battles between the JLA and their mystical foes.

Amazing Spider-Man Annual #38 is also out this week. Peter's life finally seems to be stabilizing, but we can't have that, now can we? When an accident at Horizon Labs sends Spidey, Deadpool, and the Hulk to another dimension, Peter discovers a world where Spider-Man is loved and he is a billionaire mogul, but at what price does all of this perfection come? Also, what surprises does this new world hold for Deadpool and the Hulk?

The new Marvel.1 book this week is Uncanny X-men #534.1. Magneto has been living alongside the X-Men for some time now, but do the people of San Fransico realize the man they once feared most out of all Mutants is living just off the coast? How would the X-Men explain this when Magneto is discovered? Find out in this issue! The X-Men titles have been notoriously difficult to pick up for new readers, but this issue will be a perfect jumping on point for anyone looking for just that!
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!)