Monday, June 27, 2011

Great New Comics for Wednesday, June 29

Marvel welcomes everyone to a new age this week in Iron Age #1 by writers Christos Cage and Rob Williams and artists Lee Weeks and Ben Oliver. Tony Stark is trapped in the past, and it's up to Iron Man to save the future. Tony's past self is too drunk, and his fellow Avengers think his story of a doomed future is a simple drunk rambling, so he must turn to Hank Pym, exiled Avenger. That's not all though! They also must enlist the help of the Avenger's greatest foe, Ultron! A second story finds Tony fighting along side Captain Britain for freedom from a totalitarian state London trying to make a 'cleaner' future.

After a long sabbatical, Eric Powell's Goon #34 finds its way back to the shelves this week! In the Goon's absence, a new, sparkly breed of horror has moved into town, and he is none to happy. When some of these gothy vampires summon the new generation for revenge on the Goon, he makes sure they learn how much he dislikes the new status qua of horror. With this issue, Goon will be back on its bimonthly schedule!

DC is back this week with a new round of Flashpoint tie-ins! First up, we have Flashpoint: Project Superman #1, by Scott Snyder, Lowell Francis, and Gene Ha. After experimenting on him for years, Neil Sinclair was driven mad and locked away. Now, after a strange event in Metropolis, Sinclair has managed to escape! Flashpoint: Hal Jordan #1, by Adam Schlagman and Ben Oliver, is up next! Find out what Hal Jordan's life would be like if he never got the ring. Both of those books come with a free pin! There are also two one-shots on shelves. In Flashpoint: Green Arrow Industries One-Shot, by Pornsak Pichetshote and Mark Castiello, Oliver Queen profits from war! Last but not least, Flashpoint: The Canterbury Cricket One-Shot, by Mike Carlin and Rags Morales, follows a man whose  amazing power is also his greatest curse.

Marvel also has a new issue of Ultimate Comics X #5 this week, along with the Mark Bagley variant of Ultimate Spider-Man #160!

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, June 20, 2011

Peter Parker makes the ultimate sacrifice this Wednesday, June 22

Peter Parker has finally met his match in this week's Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #160 by Brian Bendis and Mark Bagley. In the final chapter of the 'Death of Spider-Man' storyline, a happy ending is not looking likely for our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. With his identity revealed to those around him, Spider-Man will do whatever it takes to save the people he loves. This issue will come polybagged. Also out this week, Ultimate Comics Avengers vs New Ultimates #5 by Mark Millar and Leinil Yu will continue its side of the 'DOSM' story.

At the conclusion of Brightest Day, Earth's new protector, the Swamp Thing, was chosen. In Brightest Day Aftermath: The Search for the Swamp Thing #1 by Jonathan Vankin and Marco Castiello, John Constantine, returning to the DC universe after a long absence, tries to convince the heroes of the DCU that the return of Swamp Thing may not be the best news. Constantine knows something isn't right and the brightest day is drawing to its end.

Flashpoints need not worry this week because four new books aim to reveal even more about the new DCU. In Flashpoint: Kid Flash Lost #1 by Sterling Gates and Oliver Nome, Kid Flash is lost, but the question is not where but when? After hearing of her exploits among the Amazons, we can finally learn what Lois Lane has been up to as she prepares to reveal the Amazon's secrets in Flashpoint: Lois Lane and the Resistance #1 by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, and Eddy Nunez. In Flashpoint: The Outsider by James Robinson and Javi Fernandez, the Outsider refuses to join in the war, and who can really blame him? If you had a suit like his, would you want to get it dirty? Each of these first issues comes with a promotional button. Last but not least, there is Flashpoint: The Reverse Flash One-Shot by Sean Ryan and Joel Gomez. He has more power than ever, but what has he been up to?

Also out from Marvel this week is Carnage #5, bringing the miniseries by Zeb Wells and Clayton Crain to its conclusion.

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!)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

UFS Pro Tour Circuit Event Info!

You may pre-register now for the UFS Marietta Georgia Pro Tour Circuit event! By pre-registering you will receive a discounted price on your entry fee in addition to being guaranteed to receive the special Promo card.You have until tomorrow, June 17th of 2011, before this deal is no more. Registration at the door will be $25 and only the 1st 20 people get the promo card, There are only 12 cards left!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Check out these great comics for Wednesday, June 15!

Alpha Flight #1, by best-selling authors Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente and artist Dale Eaglesham, hits shelves this week, kicking off the Fear Itself maxi-series spin-off. After the resurrection of their departed team members, the original Alpha Flight are reunited just in time to fight the Fear spreading through their country and the entire world. However, the actions of one of the team's closest allies causes the Fear stricken population to turn against their protectors. Alpha Flight needs everything they've got to survive an entire nation hunting them down. Several other Fear Itself tie-ins are also available this week: Fear Itself: Home Front #3, Fear Itself: Youth in Revolt #2, Avengers #14, Avengers Academy #15, and Invincible Iron Man #505.

DC looks to further explore the world of Flashpoint with several new mini-series and a one-shot focusing on different characters in the new world. First up, we have Flashpoint: Deadman and the Flying Graysons #1 by J.T. Krul and Mikel Janin. Boston Brand and Dick Grayson are back in their original, high-flying element, and you won't want to miss their final performance! Next, we have Flashpoint: Legion of Doom #1 by Adam Glass, Rodney Buchemi, and Jose Marzan, Jr. Cyborg's greatest foe Heat Wave is dead set on revenge, and he will do whatever it takes to take down this world's greatest hero. Finally, don't miss Flashpoint: Wonder Woman and the Furies #1 by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Scott Clark, and David Beaty. You've read about and seen the destruction they have caused, but now really get to know the Wonder Woman of this world and her Furies who will rule the world. Each of these first issues will come with a commemorative pin. Don't forget the Flashpoint: Grodd of War One-Shot by Sean Ryan and Ig Guara and meet the ruler of Africa.

The release of the Green Lantern film draws closer, and this week, readers can pick up Green Lantern, Movie Prequel: Abin Sur by Michael Green and Karl Kerschl. Discover what Abin Sur was doing before his big screen adventure on June 17.

Fans of the runaway, or should I say shambling-away, series Walking Dead will have their hunger satiated this week with the release of Vol. 14 of the trade paperback collections.

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, June 06, 2011

New comics for Wednesday, June 8!

Hitting shelves this week, Ghost Rider #0.1 kicks off the new series written by Rob Williams and art by Matthew Clark. During the events of Fear Itself, a mysterious figure surfaces to offer Johnny Blaze what he has always wanted: a chance to no longer be the Ghost Rider. However, will he be able to accept this Faustian pact? The decision he makes will determine the fate of his and everyone in the Marvel Universe's souls. And if he does make this choice, someone will have to take his place, but who will it be? Make sure you check out the end of an era for Blaze and a new direction for the Ghost Rider!

Fear keeps spreading after the events of last week's Fear Itself #3. In Fear Itself: Deadpool #1, like a true business-minded mercenary, Deadpool sees the events of Fear Itself as an opportunity to make some serious cash! Is he one of the worthy? Did he truly receive one of the Serpent's hammers? Perhaps, he just bedazzled a regular hammer. While wise-crackin' Wade does his thing, Man-Thing goes mad as the world is consumed by fear in Fear Itself: Fearsome Four #1; She-Hulk, Nighthawk, Frankenstein, and Howard the Duck join forces to stop him, but in their effort, they too become monsters of fear! Problems for our Marvel heroes don't stop there. Also out this week, Fear Itself: Spider-Man #2 finds Spider-Man fighting to protect the people of New York City from themselves, but to make his job even more difficult, Vermin has popped his vile head into the picture.

In preparation for the new film, DC presents two of five one-shots. Green Lantern Movie Prequel: Kilowog (written by Peter Tomasi and Adam Schlagman) and Green Lantern Prequel: Tomar Re (written by Marc Guggenheim)  tell the story of the Kilowog and Tomar Re before the events of the film. Anyone looking forward to the film should give these one-shots a look.

If you're like us, you can not get enough of Flashpoint, and we're in luck this week! First up, we have Flashpoint: Emperor Aquaman #1; no longer the hero we once knew, Aquaman is going to flood the world and rule it! In Flashpoint: Citizen Cold #1, Citizen Cold loves someone he should not, but that surely won't back fire on him. Will it? Then, in Flashpoint: Frankenstein and the Creatures of the Unknown, a group of monsters must find their maker to survive. And last but not least, in Flashpoint: Deathstroke, The Curse of Ravager #1, the dreaded pirate Deathstroke will stop at nothing until he recovers his lost treasure. Don't forget! All of these issues come with an exclusive free pin when purchased!

The new miniseries American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest #1 comes to you this week by the ongoing series' writer Scott Snyder and artist Sean Murphy. Vampire hunters Felicia Book and Cash McCogan go behind enemy lines in Nazi-occupied Romania to discover a rumored vampire cure with the help of the secret organization Vassals of the Morningstar. However, their history with Skinner Sweet is about to make the mission even more difficult than imagined. Fans of the regular series will not want to miss this.

Also keep your eye out for the next chapter in the 'Death of Spider-Man' this week in Ultimate Spider-Man #159!

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!)