Monday, August 08, 2011

Amazing new comics and collections for Wednesday, August 10

Captain Lord Henry Baltimore returns in the latest Dark Horse series Baltimore, The Curse Bells #1 by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden with art by Ben Stenbeck. After the vampire Haigus destroyed Baltimore's life, he has been on a quest to end the monster's life and finally have peace. However, peace is in short supply as Europe is infested by monsters, and, of course, Haigus is the cause of all the chaos. Baltimore tracks Haigus to a cloister but quickly finds the vampire's haven is full of death and black magic. What will become of Baltimore?

Out of print for ten years,  the Crow Special Edition TP finds its way back to shelves this week. Eric Draven and his fiancee are murdered on the eve of Halloween. Eric's spirit, unable to find rest and hungry for revenge, returns from the dead, guided by a crow, to find his fiancee's killers. This is the story that inspired the hit film. The special edition trade collects thirty pages of never-before-seen material and features a new design.  This is a great book for fans of the movie or the original comic.

Fans of collected editions are in luck this week! Marvel is releasing the Amazing Spider-Man By David Michelinie & Todd McFarlane Omnibus HC! This giant collection features fan favorite issues by these two amazing creators! Inside this wonderful, 848 page hardcover, readers will find Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #296-329 and material from Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #10. If that isn't enough Spider-Man for you, Amazing Spider-Man #667 begins the Spider-Event of the decade! New York City is infested and eight million people are plagued, and the Jackal is going to take advantage of the situation with a Spider-powered army of his own. Spider-Island: Cloak and Dagger #1 puts these two heroes on the front line as the people of New York or gifted with great power and no responsibility, and the Spider-Island: Deadly Foes one-shot presents two deadly stories featuring the Jackal and Hobgoblin!

Marvel's big summer event continues this week in Fear Itself #,5 and you won't want to miss the fight of the year: Thor vs. Hulk vs. Thing! Fear Itself: Uncanny X-Force #2 continues as the lethal X-Force team hunts down Jonathan Standish and his rogue Purifiers. Also,the Marvel handbook Fear Itself: Fellowship of Fear details the major players and events of the series and features a map tracing the path of Fear through the Marvel U.

DC's Flashpoint event marches on in Flashpoint: Citizen Cold #3; Deadman and the Flying Graysons #3; Emperor Aquaman #3; and Frankenstein and the Creatures of the Unknown #3. Also, you do not want to miss DC Retroactive: Green Lantern the 80s; Justice League of America the 80s: Superman the 80s! If you have not looked at the DC Retroactive line and love classic stories, you will want to see these new tales told in the style of their time by writers and artists of the time.

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!)

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