Monday, May 30, 2011

The big events of comics continue this Wednesday, June 1

To ease anyone's fear, we want to let you know that Memorial Day has not impacted new books this week, so comics will come in as normal this Wednesday. We look forward to seeing you!

Shocking revelations and universe altering events continue this week in DC's Flashpoint #2 by Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert! No matter the cost, Barry Allen has set out to discover where his world's super heroes have gone. Meanwhile, on the other side of the ocean, the clash between Emperor Aquaman and the pirate Deathstroke comes to a head. This Wednesday also sees the release of several mini-series that take a closer look at the faces of this world's heroes and villians, and as a bonus, each of these titles comes with a special pin to celebrate the event! In Flashpoint: Abin Sur, The Green Lantern #1, Abin Sur survived the crash landing on Earth and must sacrifice everything he holds dear to protect his sector. In Flashpoint: Batman, Knight of Vengeance #1, Wayne spends his nights protecting the streets as Batman, but at day, he spends his time running Wayne Casinos! Flashpoint: Secret Seven #1 sees a team divided as one betrays all of them. With the worlds greatest heroes gone or preoccupied, it is up to Traci 13, a 15-year-old-girl, to save the world in Flashpoint: The World of Flashpoint #1, but does she have what it takes to save a planet on the edge?

Marvel's big event also continues this week in Fear Itself #3 by Matt Fraction and Stuart Immonen. As the world panics in fear, Sin launches one of the worst attacks ever seen on American soil. Meanwhile, Loki has a scheme to end all schemes. All of this and major hero falls at the hands of the Serpent! You won't want to miss this shocking ending. Also on shelves, Fear Itself: The Deep #1 finds Namor hunted by one of Sin's hammer-wielding minions, and with the X-Men also under attack, Namor turns to an old friend, Dr. Strange, for help. Strange must form a team with enough power to stop the spread of fear already gripping the mainland to the sea, or the world may not have any hope left.

Frank Cho with co-writer Doug Murray and artist Axel Medellin bring you a new sci-fi epic this week in 50 Girls 50 #1. The crew of Space Vessel ESS Savannah and its beautiful crew are on a journey to discover the wormhole that will take them home, but along their way, they will encounter many exotic world and hostile aliens! Sci-fans will want to make sure they take a look at this book.

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, May 23, 2011

Something old, something new, something Kirby this Wednesday, May 25

In their first full project together since the mid-nineties, Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross, the powerhouse team behind Kingdom Come, are reunited in the pages of Dynamite Entertainment's Kirby Genesis #0! Set in a universe populated by some of Kirby's greatest concepts, such as Captain Victory, Silver Star, and characters never seen before. A message was sent into the stars on the Pioneer 10 space probe, and the world is about to get an answer. However, this answer will change the lives of three regular people, and the world is never going to be the same. This zero issue offers an original story introducing people to the Genesis with a bunch of bonus material sure to please fans.

The biggest Zenescope crossover event of the year starts in Grimm Fairy Tales: Dream Eater Saga Crossover #1. The Dream Eater has set upon the Earth looking for its first victim, and the heroes and villians from across the Grimm Fairy Tale universe must prepares themselves for what looks like the end of everything. Look for characters from Wonderland, Neverland, Salem's Daughter, Sinbad, and all of the other Grimm Fairy Tale books! There are also trades available to help anyone interested in the Grimm universe catch up!

The 'War of the Green Lanterns' continues this week! The last time we saw them, Hal Jordan, Guy Gardner, John Stewart, and Kyle Rayner were up against impossible odds, and those odds don't seem to be getting any better in the pages of Green Lantern #66, Green Lantern Corps #60, and Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #10. Don't miss a page of this amazing story.

Doomsday is back, and you have never seen him like this! This week, Action Comics #901 continues the 'Reign of Doomsday' storyline. The table is turned this issue; Superboy, Steel, Cyborg Superman, and Eradicator have all been capture by Doomsday, and it is going to be up to Superman to save them this time around. Also look for the second printing of Action Comics #900, and see what everyone was talking about.

Don't miss some of the great Marvel titles coming out this week! Look for FF #4, The Mighty Thor #2, X-Men Legacy #244, and Secret Warriors #27, to just name a few.

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, May 16, 2011

Awesome new comics this Wednesday, May 18!

Explore Gotham City's history in this week's Batman: Gates of Gotham #1 by writers Scott Snyder and Kyle Higgins and artist Trevor McCarthy. Batman is forming a team with some of the greatest detectives, such as Red Robin, Owlman, I-Ching, and others, to help explore a mystery older than Gotham itself. As the mystery grows, the team finds itself exploring different eras in Gotham's history and some of the most well known families in the city. This series will also delve further into some of the mysterious story elements from Grant Morrison's Batman: Return of Bruce Wayne. That's not all of the Bat books this week! Batman and Robin #23 features the return of Jason Todd as the Red Hood, and Batman #710 brings back another of Batman's infamous villains, Two-Face!

Acclaimed writer Chris Yost and artists Paco Medina and Dalibor Talajic kick off the next big X-Men story arc in X-Men Giant-Size #1! 'From First to Last' is the initial chapter of 'X-Men: First to Last' and finds the X-Men up against one of their greatest foes from the past that you have never seen before! Years ago, something so horrible happened to the original X-Men (Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Angel, Iceman, and Professor X) that they have locked the memory away, but it all comes back with the introduction of the Evolutionaries! Mutantkind's history is about to be rewritten. And don't miss X-Men: Prelude to Schism #2 on the shelves this week.

Dave Stevens introduced The Rocketeer to the world almost thirty years ago to instant acclaim. This week, the legacy of the beloved character is celebrated with the release of IDW's Rocketeer Adventures #1! This miniseries was created with the help of the Stevens family and some of the finest creators in comics. The first issue features an amazing cover by Alex Ross and contains stories by John Cassaday, Mike Allred, Kurt Busiek, and Michael Kaluta. There are also several wonderful pin-ups by Mike Mignola and Jim Silke inside. Fan's of Stevens' The Rocketeer should not miss this book.

Spinning out of Fear Itself, Alpha Flight #0 Point One, written by Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente with art by Ben Oliver, reintroduces the original team in this incredible stand alone issue for new and returning readers alike. This issue explores the heroes making up the team and how they became the super team they are today. The group will also face their greatest fear: their own country turning on them! Avengers #13 and Herc #3 are also out this week and are tie-ins to Fear Itself!

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, May 09, 2011

Get here in a flash for new comics this Wednesday, May 11!

This week, Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert bring readers DC's next big event in Flashpoint #1! Waking up at his desk, Barry Allen finds himself in a world rushing towards a cataclysmic war, but that isn't the only problem. Everyone is different. Friends and family once dead are alive while some are now gone. The heroes everyone knows have changed. Cyborg has become America's last hope, and he is trying to gather the likes of The Outsiders, The Secret 7, S!H!A!Z!A!M!, Citizen Cold, and others! If Flash doesn't find out who altered the timeline, it could mean the end of the world. Expect to see some very familiar faces like you never have before. Before you read Flashpoint, make sure you pick up Flash #12, which is also out this week. This issue concludes "The Road to Flashpoint" and leads directly into issue 1 of Flashpoint.

Fear Itself: Youth in Revolt #1 continues the wave of Fear rolling over the Marvel universe. Written by Sean McKeever with art by Mike Norton, Youth in Revolt finds the world still in the grip of the god of Fear, and the remaining members of the Initiative program are being sworn in as federal agents to help keep a semblance of normalcy. However, everything doesn't go as planned, and these young heroes may soon be dealing with their own civil war.

Batman: Arkham City #1, by Paul Dini and artist Carlos D'Anda, bridges the gap between hit games Batman: Arkham Asylum and the forthcoming Batman: Arkham City game. After stopping Joker's take over of Arkham, Batman is trying to return Gotham to a state of normalcy. However, the Dark Knight doesn't get a break as Gotham is targeted by two super-powered twins, which forces Gotham's new mayor to take drastic measures. Also out this week, Grant Morrison's Batman Incorporated #6 continues its globetrotting story.

The chilling vampire tale continues in 30 Days of Night: Night Again #1 by Joe Lansdale and artist Sam Kieth. After a second vampire attack and only a few days left of night, a band of survivors in Alaska flee to a climate change facility where a strange object found in the ice is being studied. This leads to a deadly confrontation between humans and vampires with a surprising guest thrown in the mix. For readers new to the series, there are plenty of trades available to get caught up.

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!)

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Free Comic Book Day Is Happening!

Today's the day--from 11am until 8pm, Dr. No's will be giving away thousands upon thousands of comic books to eager readers, longtime fans, and people who'd like to learn what all the excitement is about! Please stop by today to check out this year's amazing array of FCBD offerings!

And don't forget that, from noon until 1:30pm, Dr. No's will host a quartet of talented creators who produce the wonderful content found in some of your favorite books! Mark Bagley (Ultimate Spider-Man, Justice League of America, Trinity), Tom Feister (Ex Machina, G.I. Joe: Origins), Joseph Michael Linsner (Dawn, Dark Ivory, Wolverine & Black Cat: Claws), and Brian Reed (Halo, Ms. Marvel, Spider-Man: American Son, Red Sonja), will all be at the store, signing and talking with fans about their work. Be sure to stop by and say hello!

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Tom Feister Visits Dr. No's for FCBD

We're very pleased to announce that artist Tom Feister (Ex Machina, GI Joe, and a variety of covers for Marvel, DC, Top Cow, and others) will be joining us on Saturday, May 7th, for Free Comic Book Day. He will join  Mark Bagley, Joseph Michael Linsner, and Brian Reed; all three guests will be here from noon until 1:30 talking with fans and signing books. Of course, we'll also have oodles of free comics that day, so please stop by!

Monday, May 02, 2011

Moon Knight is back--and he brought new comics for Wednesday, May 4

The dynamic-duo Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev (Halo, Spider-Woman, and Scarlet)  tackle their newest project this week in Moon Knight #1! Marc Spector has packed his bags, moved from New York to Los Angeles, and started producing a successful television series. But don't think he has abandoned his alter ego. In fact, he now has more money than ever to combat villains flocking to the west coast to get away from the Avengers in New York.  Even though things are changing, some are bound to stay the same; Spector is still dealing with multiple personalities, but he may have figured out how to make them useful by channeling the personalities of other heroes like Captain America, Spider-Man, Wolvering and more! Can the new Kingpin of the west coast fight against a man who is never actually himself? Find out this week, as Moon Knight's latest adventure begins!

Fear Itself #2 is on shelves and picks up with Thor imprisoned by Odin as the Asgardians abandon Earth to deal with the embodiment of Fear itself. All of the world's heroes band together in hope of stopping the God of Fear, but when the Serpent's Hammer comes and summons the living avatars of evil, will the Avenger's and others even have a chance? Follow the action into Fear Itself: Home Front #2 as Speedball and Jimmy Woo and the Agents of Atlas each fight their own battles against the growing threat of Fear. Don't think it stops there though! Fear Itself: Spider-Man #1 by Christopher Yost and Mike McKone also starts this week. Spider-Man is running on empty as he attempts to protect the people of Manhattan as it is overtaken by Fear, but will he be able to overcome his own worse nightmares before it is too late?

The X-Men event of the 2011 is fast approaching, and Marvel aims to prepare everyone for it in X-Men: Prelude to Schism #1 by writer Paul Jenkins and artist Roberto De La Torre. With everything that has happened to the X-Men in the past few years, a break would seem in order for them, but not everyone (Wolverine) sees eye-to-eye after some of the choices made by their leader, Cyclops. This prelude to the big event aims to answer what it takes to be a leader and how it changes a person. Anyone looking to get into the X-Men should check this book out.

Some notable DC titles to keep an eye out for this week are Superboy #7, Batman Beyond #5, Secret Six #33, Adventure Comics #526, and more!

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!)