|Hot Picks for the Week!|
By John Judy
AVENGERS CLASSIC #1 by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Others. Representing the original AVENGERS #1, with bonus material including an un-told tale by Stan the Man and an amazing cover by Art Adams! Fun!
BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL VOL.7: ON THE PERFECTION OF ANATOMY by Hiroaki Samura. When an immortal swordsman tells you he doesn’t want to share the secrets of his kessen-chu bloodworms with you, just accept it and move on.
BPRD GARDEN OF SOULS #4 of 5 by John Arcudi, Mike Mignola, and Guy Davis. Abe Sapien’s working overtime to keep the world from ending. But aren’t we all?
COUNTDOWN #46 by Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, and Jesus Saiz. So Mary Marvel’s evil now? And when did Black Adam get his powers back? Ya gotta look…
ELEPHANTMEN: THE PILOT by Richard Starkings and His Amazing Friends. An anthology book with lotsa stories. “Blade Runner Meets Doctor Moreau!” A wowzer!
FABLES #62 by Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham, and Steve Leialoha. The weight of the world falls on Flycatcher. Is the former frog-prince up to it? Also out this week, FABLES VOL.9: SONS OF EMPIRE TP. Enjoy!
FALLEN SON DEATH OF CAPTAIN AMERICA: SPIDER-MAN by Jeph Loeb and David Finch. Did you know that Spidey and Cap working together can knock out the Hulk? Well, Jeph Loeb does! The trick is they have to hit him together at the same time. Maybe pressure points are involved? Like with the Vulcan neck pinch? I’m trying here, Mr. Loeb…
FANTASTIC FOUR OMNIBUS VOL.2 HC by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Collecting FF #31-60 and ANNUALS #2-4. “The Wedding of Reed and Sue”, the origin of Doctor Doom, the first Surfer, letters, essays… You know you’ve gotta have this. Don’t try to fight it. Just skip filling your gas tank for a few weeks, eat ramen noodles, buy regular covers not sketch variants… Highly recommended.
FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #21 by Peter David and Todd Nauck. There’s a staff change at the Daily Bugle and Nurse Arrow tries to get Spidey pregnant. Honest.
GOTHAM CENTRAL VOL.5: DEAD ROBIN TP by Greg Rucka, Ed Brubaker, and Kano. Collecting issues #33-40 of this much-missed series in which someone is dressing young men as Robin the Boy Wonder and killing them. Recommended. (The book, not the other thing. That’s illegal.)
HULK: PLANET HULK HC by Greg Pak and Friends. Collecting all the stories of an exiled Hulk with a big, honkin’ axe in his hand. For those who know what they like.
JACK KIRBY’S FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS VOL.1 HC written and drawn by Jack Kirby. Collecting the first appearances of the New Gods, Mister Miracle, Darkseid, and a bunch of other stuff from the days right after The King crossed the street. Recommended.
JUSTICE #12 of 12 by Alex Ross, Jim Krueger, and Doug Braithwaite. It all ends here. For now.
NEW AVENGERS #31 by Brian Michael Bendis and Leinil Francis Yu. A “Civil War/Initiative” cross-over featuring “the most important last page of any comic this year.” Okay.
NOVA #3 by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, and Sean Chen. A “Civil War/Initiative” cross-over in which the Human Rocket is reunited with his old pal Speedball and takes the only sensible action regarding The Initiative. Featuring the most important last page of any NOVA comic this month!
PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #8 by Matt Fraction and Ariel Olivetti. A “Civil War/Initiative” cross-over in which we discover Frank missed his calling as a fashion designer. Featuring the most important second-to-last page this issue!
SHOWCASE PRESENTS THE ATOM VOL.1 TP by Gardner Fox, Gil Kane, Murphy Anderson, and Sid Greene. Collecting SHOWCASE #34-36 and THE ATOM #1-17. Dynamite comes in small packages as these Silver-Age Ray Palmer adventures prove. Recommended!
SUB-MARINER #1 of 6 by Matt Cherniss, Peter Johnson, and Phil Brionis. A “Civil War/Initiative” cross-over in which Namor gets new duds and some unwelcome surprises from old associates. Featuring the most important splash page of any comic beginning with the letter “S” this quarter!
WORLD WAR HULK #1 of 5 by Greg Pak and John Romita Jr. A large green gentleman returns from exile intent on stating his displeasure with those he holds responsible. Featuring the most important lower right hand panel on page six this year! Guilty Pleasure! Guilty Pleasure! Guilty Pleasure!
Also, from DC, the REACTIVATED KINGDOM COME ACTION FIGURES including Batman, Green Lantern, Superman, and Wonder Woman. Warehouse overstock never looked so cool!
|24 MAGAZINE SPECIAL #8|
|AI YORI AOSHI VOL 16 SC (Of 17)|
|AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL #9|
|AMORY WARS #1 (Of 5)|
|ANGEL AULD LANG SYNE SC|
|ARCHIE & FRIENDS #110|
|ARCHIE DIGEST #235|
|AVENGERS ART ADAMS POSTER|
|AVENGERS CLASSIC #1|
|BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #6|
|BATMAN STRIKES #34|
|BERNARD OF HOLLYWOOD STATIONARY SET|
|BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #152|
|BLACK DIAMOND #1 (Of 6)|
|BLACK DIAMOND DETECTIVE AGENCY SC|
|BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL VOL 17 SC PERFECTION OF ANATOMY|
|BLOODY BLENDERS SC|
|BPRD GARDEN OF SOULS #4 (Of 5)|
|BUMP #1 (Of 4)|
|CABLE DEADPOOL #41|
|CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #14|
|CHINATOWN DEATH CLOUD PERIL SC|
|CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOL 12 BEAST KING OF ABOMBI SC|
|CINEFEX #110 JUNE 2007|
|CIVIL WAR MARVEL UNIVERSE SC|
|COMIC SHOP NEWS #1043|
|CONAN & THE MIDNIGHT GOD #4 (Of 5)|
|CONAN HALL OF THE DEAD & OTHER STORIES VOL 4 HC|
|DEATH JR VOL 2 SC|
|DOMINION #2 (Of 5)|
|DRIFTING CLASSROOM VOL 6 SC|
|ESSENTIAL MARVEL TWO IN ONE VOL 2 SC|
|FABLES VOL 9 SONS OF EMPIRE SC|
|FANTASTIC FOUR OMNIBUS VOL 2 HC|
|FANTASTIC FOUR OMNIBUS VOL 2 HC VARIANT ED|
|FANTASTIC FOUR VISIONARIES JOHN BYRNE VOL 7 SC|
|FIREBLAST ADVENTURES IN THE 30TH CENTURY #3|
|FRANKLIN RICHARDS WORLD BE WARNED #1|
|FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #21|
|GEN 13 #9|
|GOLGO 13 VOL 9 SC|
|GOTHAM CENTRAL VOL 5 DEAD ROBIN SC|
|GRAPHIC CLASSICS VOL 14 GOTHIC CLASSICS|
|GREEN ARROW #75|
|GREEN LANTERN CORPS #13|
|GREYS ANATOMY MAGAZINE SPECIAL #3|
|GRIFTER MIDNIGHTER #4 (Of 6)|
|GTO EARLY YEARS VOL 4 SHONAN JUNAI GUMI SC (Of 15)|
|HACK SLASH SERIES MERHOFF #2|
|HELLBOY ANIMATED VOL 2 JUDGEMENT BELL SC|
|HELLGATE LONDON SC|
|HERO BY NIGHT #4 (Of 4)|
|HULK PLANET HULK HC|
|INDIA AUTHENTIC #2 KAALI|
|JACK KIRBYS FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS VOL 1 HC|
|JLA CLASSIFIED #39|
|JOURNAL BERNARD OF HOLLYWOOD|
|JUSTICE #12 (Of 12)|
|JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA VOL 1 HC|
|KABUKI REFLECTIONS #8|
|KERA MANIAX SPECIAL|
|KILLRAVEN PREMIERE HC|
|KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #127|
|LADY DEATH SHI #2 (Of 2)|
|LADY DEATH VS PANDORA #1|
|LOST OFFICIAL MAGAZINE #11|
|MAD WAR ON BUSH|
|MYSTIC ARCANA MAGIK|
|NEW AVENGERS #31 CIVIL WAR INITIATIVE|
|NEW TALES OF OLD PALOMAR #2|
|NEW X-MEN #39|
|NINJA HIGH SCHOOL #150|
|NOBLE CAUSES #30|
|NOVA #3 CIVIL WAR INITIATIVE|
|OCCULT CRIMES TASKFORCE VOL 1 SC|
|ONE LAST SONG #1 (Of 6)|
|PERHAPANAUTS SECOND CHANCES SC|
|PLAGUE OF THE LIVING DEAD #2 (Of 6)|
|PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #8 CIVIL WAR INITIATIVE|
|REACTIVATED SER 2 KINGDOM COME BATMAN ACTION FIGURE|
|RED PROPHET TALES OF ALVIN MAKER #8 (Of 12)|
|RUE MORGUE MAGAZINE #68|
|SAM NOIR VOL 1 RONIN DETECTIVE SC|
|SAMMY THE MOUSE SC|
|SCARLET TRACES THE GREAT GAME HC|
|SGT FROG VOL 13 SC (Of 14)|
|SHOWCASE PRESENTS THE ATOM VOL 1 SC|
|SMALLVILLE MAGAZINE #21|
|SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #176|
|SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES VOL 3 SC|
|SORCERERS AND SECRETARIES VOL 2 SC (Of 2)|
|SPARKY IN LOVE ONE SHOT|
|SPIDER-MAN FAIRY TALES #1|
|STAR WARS CLONE WARS ADVENTURES VOL 8 SC|
|STAR WARS LEGACY #13|
|STAR WARS OMNIBUS X-WING ROGUE SQUADRON VOL 3 SC|
|STAR WARS REBELLION #7|
|STORMWATCH PHD #8|
|STRANGERS IN PARADISE #90|
|SUB-MARINER #1 (Of 6) CIVIL WAR INITIATIVE|
|SUPERMAN BATMAN #36|
|SUPERPATRIOT WAR ON TERROR #4 (Of 4)|
|TAG CURSED #4 (Of 5)|
|TALES OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #35|
|TANK GIRL THE GIFTING #1|
|TENJHO TENGE VOL 14|
|THUNDERHEAD UNDERGROUND FALLS SC|
|TOYFARE TRANSFORMER MOVIE TOYS COVER #120|
|TRANSFORMERS MOVIE ADAPTATION #2 (Of 4)|
|TRANSFORMERS SPOTLIGHT TARGET 2006 #3|
|TRIALS OF SHAZAM #7 (Of 12)|
|VIDEO WATCHDOG #130|
|VIDEO WATCHDOG #131|
|WHAT IF EVENT HORIZON SC|
|WHOS WHO MYSTERY BOX SET SERIES 3 ACTION FIGURES|
|WILD BOYS #2 (Of 4)|
|WORLD WAR HULK #1 (Of 5) WWH|
|WORLD WAR HULK ROMITA JR VARIANT #1 (Of 5)|