Monday, July 25, 2011

The Day of Extraordinary Comics for Wednesday, July 27

Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen III: Century: 1969 finally reaches store shelves this week! The year is 1969 and the place is London, but the times have changed in the sixty years since we last heard from Mina Murray and her league. Tadukic Acid Diethylamide 26 is the drug of choice putting London into its psychedelic daze. The same magic order the League investigated in 1910 is back, but now Mina and crew must traverse London's hippie and criminal subculture along with its occultists to stop the Moonchild that may turn out to be the Anti-Christ! Fans of Moore should also take a peak at Alan Moore: Storyteller by Gary Spencer Millidge with a forward by Michael Moorcock. This lovingly crafted book surveys Moore's work from some of his most best selling titles to his rarely seen or heard experimental projects. Storyteller comes with an audio CD featuring excerpts from some of Moore's multimedia pieces.

The Spider-Event of the decade starts now in Amazing Spider-Man #666 by Dan Slott and Stefano Caselli! New York is infested but not with your average bugs; the unsuspecting people of Manhattan are getting Spider-Powers! However, not everyone was lucky enough to have an Uncle Ben to teach them the old adage about power and responsibility. Did we mention that all the heroes and villains are crawling all over the city as well? Well, they are, and Peter Parker's life is never going to be the same after this!

Marvel has several other great books coming out this week! The Fear Itself story continues in Fear Itself: The Deep #2, Fear Itself: The Worthy #1, Avengers Academy #16, and Secret Avengers #15. The road to the new Ultimate Universe line-up continues in Ultimate Fallout #3. And the biggest X-Men event of the past decade continues in X-Men Schism #2!

DC has several new issues in its Retroactive line this week that include DC Retroactive: Green Lantern, The 70s by Dennis O'Neil and Mike Grell; Justice League of America, The 70s by Cary Bates, Andy Smith, and Gordon Purcell; and Superman, The 70s by Martin Pasko and Eduardo Barretto! The dawning of the new DCU continues in Flashpoint: Hal Jordan #2, Kid Flash Lost #2, and Lois Lane #2. Also, don't miss Brightest Day Aftermath: The Search for the Swamp Thing!

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, July 18, 2011

Daredevil returns this Wednesday, July 20!

Fan-favorite writer Mark Waid and artists Paolo Rivera and Marcos Martin bring the Man Without Fear back to comics this week in Daredevil #1! After the life shattering events of Shadowland, Matt Murdock has returned to Hell's Kitchen with a new outlook on life. No longer wallowing in self-pity and depression, Matt is going full steam ahead with life, career, and Daredevil. However, old friends and allies may not be able to forgive and forget his past transgressions as easily as he has.  There is also a new D.A. in town, and she might have an idea of who the Daredevil is. Waid takes Daredevil in a brand new direction with this double-sized first issue that will delight new and returning fans. Don't miss this classic Marvel character's big return.

Even with DC's line-wide relaunch fast approaching, they are not forgetting their past. In DC's new series DC Retroactive the company will take a look back at some of its key characters and tell a brand new story like they would have been told in the 70s, 80s, and 90s. In fact, they got the original writers and artists to come back and tell these tales! First up, DC Retroactive: Batman, The 70s #1 tells a new tale from writer Len Wein and artist Tom Mandrake and includes a reprint of a classic Wein story. Next, writer Cary Bates and artist Benito Gallego present a new Scarlet Speedster story in DC Retroactive: The Flash, The 70s #1, which also includes a classic story from the 70s also by Cary Bates. Last but not least, DC Retroactive: Wonder Woman, The 70s #1 is brought to you by Dennis O'Neil and artist J. Bone and includes a reprint of one of O'Neil's original 70s stories. This new series of retro books promises to be a fun read for all fans.

The war is over between the Green Lanterns, and War of the Green Lanterns, Aftermath #1 by Tony Bedard reveals the consequences. Hal Jordan faces an unclear future, and the lives of Guy Gardner, John Stewart, and Kyle Rayner are never going to be the same. Forget everything you knew about the Corps! The future of the Lanterns starts here.

Fans of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson's The Boys are in for a treat this week! Ennis is reunited with Robertson on The Boys: Butcher, Baker, Candlestickmaker #1, the final miniseries before heading into the conclusion of the series. This new series takes a look at the origin of Billy Butcher and helps define who he is and why he does what he does. This is the story fans have been waiting for.

This weeks also brings several new entries into Marvel's latest blockbuster Fear Itself. Keep an eye out for Fear Itself: Deadpool #2, FF #1, Fearsome Four #2, and Home Front #4 miniseries. There are also several tie-ins this week that include Herc #5, Hulk #37, Invincible Iron Man #506, Iron Man 2.0 #7, Avengers #15, and Uncanncy X-Men #541.

Fan's of DC's Flashpoint won't be left in the cold. Make sure you pick up Flashpoint: Deadman and the Flying Graysons #2, Legion of Doom #2, The Outsider #2, and Wonder Woman and the Furies #2.

Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide Vol. 41 is finally here! Get the most up to date values for your entire collection! The guide is available in hardcover and softcover.

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, July 11, 2011

New beginnings in comics on Wednesday, July 13

X-Men: Schism #1 (written by Jason Aarron and art by Carlos Pacheco), the most important X-Men event of the decade, releases Wednesday and aims to set the stage for X-books in the coming years. With their decreased population, times have never been more uncertain and dangerous for mutants than they are now. Humanity, despite the X-Men's best effort, still refuses to trust the mutant race, and anti-mutant fear and hatred only grows after a mutant-triggered international incident occurs. However, when mutant kind needs them the most, a split begins to form between two factions within the X-Men, threatening to destroy their entire foundation. Schism is the perfect starting place for new readers wanting to take a step into the X-Men universe. Each issue in this five part story will feature Jason Aarron teaming up with some of the industry's top artists.

Written by Ed Brubaker with art by Steve McNiven, Captain America #1 spins out of the shocking events in Fear Itself. After the lose of Bucky Barnes, a nation is left without a Captain America, so Steve Rogers must take up the mantle once again to lead the good fight. During the funeral of his friend, successor, and sidekick, a mysterious figure from Captain America's past returns with murder on his agenda. This return also uncovers shocking secrets from Roger's past and threatens to affect everyone he loves. Brubaker aims to give new and old readers alike one of the best Captain America stories to date.

Ultimate Comics: Fallout #1, by Brian Bendis and art by Mark Bagley and others, finds everyone in shock after the death of Peter Parker, Spider-Man. Fallout sets the stage for Marvel's three new core Ultimate titles: Spider-Man, Ultimates, and X-Men. The new standard for the Marvel Ultimate Universe begins here! Also this week, keep an eye on the shelves for Ultimate Comics: Avengers vs New Ultimates #6.

Ghost Rider #1 roars onto shelves this week by the writer/artist team of Rob Williams and Matthew Clark. Johnny Blaze was given the chance to be rid of his curse, and he took it. However, the new host of the Ghost Rider is here and wants to cleanse the earth of its filth. Blaze has no idea what he has released upon the world! For those following Fear Itself, this issue is a tie-in.

Don't worry, DC has some books coming out this week too! Flashpoint: Citizen Cold #2; Deathstroke, The Curse of Ravager #2; Emperor Aquaman #2; and Frankenstein, Creatures of the Unknown #2 are out, and the sold out Flashpoint: Batman, Knight of Vengeance #1 returns with a second printing.

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, July 04, 2011

Never fear! New comics are here for Wednesday, July 6!

I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe fourth of July! A quick note, comics will NOT be delayed this week because of the holiday. The books will be on shelves this Wednesday, July 6 when the doors open at 11 a.m.

Two of the Marvel universe's favorite clawed heroes return in James Palmiotti and Joseph Michael Linsner's Wolverine and Black Cat: Claws 2 #1! Picking up right where the first series left off, Black Cat and Wolverine have barely had a chance to relax from their encounter with Arcade and White Rabbit before it starts all over again. After the two villains escape their exile in The Savage Land, Wolverine and Black Cat are back on their trails, and we are sure to get a great no-holds barred battle between the four in this new Claws Adventure.

Magneto has reformed and join the X-Men, but when he goes to save a young mutant in trouble, he accidentally sets off a series of events that will explore the evil of the Marvel universe like never before in Vengeance #1 by Joe Casey and Nick Dragotta. Find out who the new Teen Brigade is and what the Brotherhood wants with the Young Masters of Evil! If that isn't enough, the Red Skull is somehow pulling the strings from beyond the grave. Evil is afoot, and vengeance is not far behind.

DC's Flashpoint #3 hits shelves this week, and I know I can't wait to see what happens after the shocking ending of the last issue. Also, keep your eyes out for several of these Flashpoint tie-in series: Abin Sur, The Green Lantern #2; Batman, Knight of Vengeance #2; Secret Seven #2; and The World of Flashpoint #2!

Marvel's Fear Itself #4 continues it's reign of fear this week. After the loss of one of their own, the Avengers must stand against the Serpent as it grows ever stronger. The action doesn't stop there; the X-Force must stop the hate group The Purifiers as it tries to 'save' as many souls as it can before the end of the world in Fear Itself: Uncanny X-Force #1 by Rob Williams and Simone Bianchi. There is not rest for Wolverine as he fights against a mercenary black ops group called STRIKE and tries to protect his reporter girlfriend, Melita, in Feat Itself: Wolvering #1 by Seth Peck and Roland Boschi. Also, make sure you don't miss Fear Itself: Youth in Revolt #3 on shelves this week.

Fans of the hit web comic Penny Arcade are in luck! Penny Arcade TP Vol 07, Be Good Little Puppy is out and collects an entire year's worth of hilarious comics with commentary from the creators, Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik!

Remember, comics will be here on Wednesday, July 6!

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!)