|Hot Picks for the Week!|
100 % SC written and drawn by Paul Pope. Collecting five issues of the cyber-punk life circa 2038!
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #628 by Roger Stern and Lee Weeks. So that’s whatever happened to Captain Universe. Too bad for the Juggernaut though. Saying you got slapped by Captain Universe has got to be the worst…
AMERICAN VAMPIRE #2 by Scott Snyder, Stephen King and Rafael Albuquerque. Skinner and Pearl rise to their occasions. Recommended.
BENNY AND PENNY IN THE TOYBREAKER HC written and drawn by Geoffrey Hayes. Cousin Bo seriously busts up B&P’s toys every time he visits. Cousin Bo is going to have to be dealt with. Great for all ages.
BRAVE AND THE BOLD #33 by J. Michael Straczynski and Cliff Chiang. Wonder Woman, Zatanna and Batgirl (the real one!) go out for a night on the town. There may or may not be a story attached but who cares? Highly recommended.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: WHO WON’T WIELD THE SHIELD #1 by Jason Aaron, Matt Fraction and Some Swell Artists. Who won’t it be?! Sarah Palin? The cute barista at Starbucks? That dude with the really ill-advised tattoo? Only Irving Forbush knows for sure!
CRISIS ON MULTIPLE EARTHS, VOL. 5 SC by Gerry Conway, Dick Dillin, George Perez and Others. Justice League/Society cross-overs from JLA#159, 160, 183, 184 and 185. Big fights and gorgeous George Perez art! Recommended.
CROSSED: FAMILY VALUES #1 of 6 by David Lapham and Javier Barreno. Lapham takes up where Garth Ennis left off in a world where a virus drives everyone who gets it to extremes of madness, torture and mayhem. It’s like a big teabagger rally with no cops. Absolutely not for kids.
DO ANYTHING, VOL. 1: THOUGHTS ON COMICS AND THINGS by Warren Ellis. That nice Mr. Ellis writes about stuff while channeling the robot head of Jack Kirby. It’s cheap and it’s from Avatar, so we’re lucky to have heard of it at all. Recommended.
DV8: GODS AND MONSTERS #1 of 8 by Brian Wood and Rebekah Isaacs. “So, tell us about the time you and your super-friends were briefly gods in a pre-historic world.”
FIRESTAR #1 by Sean McKeever and Emma Rios. It turns out Firestar has survived cancer. I get the feeling this will be a Very Special Episode of Firestar…
GARTH ENNIS BATTLEFIELDS #5 of 9 by Ennis and Carlos Ezquerra. “The Firefly and His Majesty” continues. Tank fight with ratzis! Recommended.
GREEN LANTERN #53 by Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke. So it’s the morning after “Darkest Night.” Let’s call it “Brightest Day” if you will. You’ve suddenly got all these other-than-green colored Lanterns running around, at least three of whom you want nothing to do with. In fact, you should probably be fighting them on account of them being mass murderers and all. What do you do? Recommended.
GREETINGS FROM CARTOONIA: THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE OF THE LAND OF COMICS SC by Various Creators. An international compilation of strips from twelve different creators, each inspired by different things from their country of choice. Gotta look! From Stripburger, distributed by Top Shelf.
GUILD #2 of 3 by Felicia Day and Jim Rugg. Our cute protagonist finds herself getting more and more into her on-line role-playing game as her boyfriend’s emotional neglect gets worse. (No, I’m not crying. It’s just something in my eye…)
HELLBLAZER #266 by Peter Milligan and Simon Bisley. The story of aging and wannabe punk rockers dedicated to raising the spirit of Sid Vicious is probably the best Constantine story Milligan has done so far. And Biz is the perfect artist for it. Highly recommended.
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #44 by James Robinson and Mark Bagley. Okay, I don’t know about you but I’m counting members of at least four different DC super-teams on this cover and not one of whom could be called proper JLA. What gives, Robinson?
RASL, VOL. 2: FIRE OF SAINT GEORGE SC written and drawn by Jeff Smith. The continuing adventures of Smith’s universe-hopping scientist/art thief/debaucher can be found here. Highly recommended.
SIEGE: SPIDER-MAN #1 by Brian Reed and Marco Santucci. Spidey dukes it out with Venom. For the title!
SIF #1 by Kelly Sue Deconnick and Ryan Stegman. Thor’s bride is in Loki-possession recovery and that requires chopping stuff up with her sword! It’s therapy, Norse goddess style!
SPIRIT #1 by Mark Schultz and Moritat. Co-feature by Dennis O’Neil and Bill Sienkiewicz. Re-launching the adventures of Will Eisner’s legendary domino-masked punch-up artist, this one features an interesting twist: A Spirit comic with a back-up story featuring “The Spirit!” Because most of us don’t care about the Spirit. We only want it for the Spirit.
ULTIMATE COMICS: AVENGERS #6 by Mark Millar and Carlos Pacheco. Ultimate Captain America and his little boy Ultimate Red Skull (yeah, I know…) go mano a mano in the conclusion of Millar’s latest burst of summer movie ultra-violence.
UNDELETED SCENES SC written and drawn by Jeffrey Brown. Top Shelf presents ten years worth of rare and previously uncollected works by indy humorist Brown. Recommended.
X-FACTOR #204 by Peter David and Valentine DeLandro. The team fights a reanimated dead guy named “Bolivar.” You kind of have to win this one if you ever want to show your face at the X-picnic again.
X-MEN LEGACY #235 by Mike Carey and Greg Land. The X-gang is still chasing after Hope. Once they get her they’ll work on Change.
|100 PERCENT SC|
|A-TEAM SHOTGUN WEDDING #4|
|ABSOLUTE GREEN LANTERN REBIRTH HC|
|AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #628|
|AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #628 IRON MAN BY DESIGN VARIANT|
|AMERICAN VAMPIRE #2|
|AMERICAN VAMPIRE #2 VARIANT|
|ANGEL HOLE IN THE WORLD #5|
|ART OF P CRAIG RUSSELL HC|
|AVENGERS VS ATLAS #4 (Of 4)|
|AVENGERS VS ATLAS #4 (Of 4) DAVIS VARIANT|
|BACK ISSUE #40|
|BASIL WOLVERTONS CULTURE CORNER HC|
|BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM #11|
|BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #180|
|BILLY BATSON AND THE MAGIC OF SHAZAM #15|
|BLACKEST NIGHT DIRECTORS CUT|
|BLACKEST NIGHT SER 4 ACTION FIGURES|
|BLOOM COUNTY COMPLETE LIBRARY HC VOL 2|
|BRAVE AND THE BOLD #33|
|CAPTAIN AMERICA WHO WONT WIELD SHIELD #1|
|CAPTAIN SWING #1 (Of 4) AUXILIARY ED|
|CLASSIC MARVEL FIG COLL MAG SPECIAL FIN FANG FOOM|
|CRISIS ON MULTIPLE EARTHS SC VOL 5|
|CROSSED FAMILY VALUES #1 (Of 6)|
|CROSSED FAMILY VALUES #1 (Of 6) TORTURE COVER|
|CROSSED FAMILY VALUES #1 (Of 6) WRAP COVER|
|CROSSED HC VOL 1|
|DARK TOWER BATTLE OF JERICHO HILL #5 (Of 5)|
|DARK WOLVERINE #85|
|DARK WOLVERINE #85 IRON MAN BY DESIGN VARIANT|
|DC SUPERHERO FIGURINE COLL MAG #50 HUNTRESS|
|DEADPOOL MERC WITH A MOUTH #10 (Of 13)|
|DEADPOOL MERC WITH A MOUTH #10(OF 13) IRON MAN BY DESIGN VARIANT|
|DEATHLOK #6 (Of 7)|
|DEVIL #3 (Of 4)|
|DO ANYTHING VOL 1|
|DONALD DUCK AND FRIENDS #353|
|DOOMWAR #3 (Of 6)|
|DV8 GODS AND MONSTERS #1 (Of 8)|
|DV8 GODS AND MONSTERS #1 (Of 8) VARIANT|
|FADE TO BLACK #2 (Of 5)|
|FALL OF HULKS SAVAGE SHE-HULKS #2 (Of 3)|
|FANGORIA #293 MAY 2010|
|FARSCAPE ONGOING #6|
|GARTH ENNIS BATTLEFIELDS #5 (Of 9) FIREFLY PART 2|
|GI JOE #17|
|GIRASOL PULP DOUBLES THE SPIDER VOL 15|
|GRAVEL #18 WRAP COVER|
|GREEN LANTERN #53 BRIGHTEST DAY|
|GREEN LANTERN #53 VARIANT BRIGHTEST DAY|
|GREEN LANTERN REBIRTH SC NEW EDITION|
|GREETINGS FROM CARTOONIA SC|
|GRIMJACK MANX CAT SC VOL 1|
|GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #25|
|GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #25 IRON MAN BY DESIGN VARIANT|
|GUILD #2 (Of 3) DONALDSON COVER|
|GUILD #2 (Of 3) STAWICKI COVER|
|HAIRY THINGS #3 (Of 3)|
|HERCULES FALL OF AN AVENGER #2 (Of 2)|
|HOTWIRE SC VOL 1 REQUIEM FOR THE DEAD|
|HUMAN TARGET #1 NEW PRINTING|
|IMAGE FIRSTS GIRLS #1|
|IMAGE FIRSTS WITCHBLADE #1|
|INVINCIBLE HC VOL 5 ULTIMATE COLL|
|IRON MANUAL MARK 3 #1|
|JOE THE BARBARIAN #4 (Of 8)|
|JUGHEAD AND FRIENDS DIGEST #37|
|JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #44|
|JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #44 VARIANT|
|KATO ORIGINS WAY OF THE NINJA #1|
|KENK A GRAPHIC PORTRAIT SC|
|KING CITY #6|
|LEES TOY REVIEW #209 APR 2010|
|LOCKJAW AND PET AVENGERS SC SC|
|MARVEL UNIVERSE HANDFUL OF HEROES ACTION FIGURES|
|MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ #5 (Of 8)|
|MICE TEMPLAR HC VOL 2 .1 DESTINY PT 1|
|MOME SC VOL 18|
|NEIL GAIMAN INSTRUCTIONS HC|
|NEW AVENGERS MGC #1|
|NOVA #36 IRON MAN BY DESIGN CHRISTOPHER VARIANT|
|OKKO CYCLE OF AIR #1 (Of 4)|
|PHANTOM DOUBLE SHOT #3 (Of 6) KGB NOIR|
|PHANTOM GHOST WHO WALKS #9|
|POWER GIRL #11|
|PRODIGAL EGG OF FIRST LIGHT #2 (Of 2)|
|PUNISHER DEAD END SC|
|QUEEN SONJA #6|
|REAL SC VOL 8|
|RESURRECTION VOL 2 #10|
|RUNAWAYS SC VOL 10 ROCK ZOMBIES DIGEST|
|SALEMS DAUGHTER #4|
|SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE SC VOL 8|
|SHEBUCANEER ORIGINS #1 (Of 3)|
|SIEGE SPIDER-MAN #1|
|SIMPSONS COMICS #165|
|SOULFIRE VOLUME TWO #4|
|SPELL CHECKERS SC VOL 1|
|SPIRIT #1 VARIANT|
|STREET FIGHTER LEGENDS IBUKI #2 (Of 4) DOGAN COVER|
|STREET FIGHTER LEGENDS IBUKI #2 (Of 4) JONG COVER|
|SUPERMAN BATMAN #71|
|SUPERMAN THE COMING OF ATLAS SC|
|SUPERNATURAL BEGINNINGS END #4 (Of 6)|
|SWORD OF MY MOUTH SC VOL 1|
|TERRY MOORES ECHO SC VOL 4 COLLIDER|
|TICK NEW SERIES #3|
|TINY TITANS #27|
|TITANIUM RAIN HC VOL 1|
|TORCH #7 (Of 8)|
|TRANSFORMERS LAST STAND OF THE WRECKERS #4|
|TRANSFORMERS SPOTLIGHT PROWL #1|
|ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS #6|
|ULTIMATE COMICS NEW ULTIMATES #1 CHO VARIANT|
|ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #9|
|VAGABOND VIZBIG ED SC VOL 7|
|WHAT IF SECRET INVASION SC|
|WWE HEROES #2|
|X-FACTOR #204 IRON MAN BY DESIGN VARIANT XSC|
|X-FACTOR #204 XSC|
|X-FACTOR SC VOL 8 OVERTIME|
|X-MEN FOREVER ANNUAL #1|
|X-MEN LEGACY #235 FINCH VARIANT XSC|
|X-MEN LEGACY #235 IRON MAN BY DESIGN JOHNSON VARIANT XSC|
|X-MEN LEGACY #235 XSC|
|X-MEN PIXIE STRIKES BACK #3 (Of 4)|
|Y THE LAST MAN DELUXE EDITION HC VOL 3|