|Hot Picks for the Week!|
ABE SAPIEN: ABYSSAL PLAIN #1 of 2 by Mike Mignola, John Arcudi and Peter Snejbjerg. Hellboy’s pal finds a haunted commie sub. Hijinks ensue. Pretty art.
ACTION COMICS #890 by Paul Cornell and Pete Woods. After an eternity plowing through the adventures of Night-Who-Knows and Flame-Who-Cares we finally have a star of this title whom fans want to read about: Lex-frickin-Luthor! Turns out Lex really dug being an Orange Lantern and now he wants to recapture that orange juice. Of course some fools are gonna get in his way. And that’s how you write a comic called ACTION! Highly recommended.
ASTONISHING X-MEN #34 by Warren Ellis and Phil Jimenez. Undead…robot…alien…mutant…Ellisy stuff! Gotta look.
BATMAN BEYOND #1 of 6 by Adam Beechen and Ryan Benjamin. Future Batman kicks future butt.
CAPTAIN AMERICA #607 by Ed Brubaker and Butch Guice. Baron Zemo wants to kill Bucky America all over again. The continuing epic that, were it written by anyone but Brubaker, would require the author to be punched in the face. Recommended.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE 1940S NEWSPAPER STRIP #1 by Karl Kesel and Butch Guice. Collecting the recently unearthed run of the 1940s daily strip by time-traveling bullpenners Kesel and Guice! Sadly they were not allowed to kill Hitler.
CAPTAIN SWING #2 of 4 by Warren Ellis and Raul Caceres. If high-tech anarchists are taking it to The Man it’s probably written by Warren Ellis. High voltage graphic entertainment with a cockney ‘tude. Recommended.
CHIMICHANGA #3 of 3 written and drawn by Eric Powell. Last issue those carny-trash bastids turned on Chimichanga! Dare we hope, given his brutish strength and appetites, he might attain a modicum of “git-back?” Because that would be great... Recommended.
CHRONICLES OF WORMWOOD: LAST BATTLE #4 of 6 by Garth Ennis and Oscar Jimenez. Jay comes out as the returned Christ and the undead Pope Jacko’s on the warpath! How can this not be hideously awesome? Recommended. Not for kids.
COMPLETE DR AND QUINCH GN by Alan Moore and Alan Davis. Check out the humor strip Alan Moore blatantly plagiarized from NATIONAL LAMPOON back in 1983! Seriously, character-types, storylines, even narrative tone ripped whole cloth from the earlier OC AND STIGGS stories written by Tod Carroll and Ted Mann for NATIONAL LAMPOON in 1981-82. This is why you are allowed to look down your nose at Alan Moore anytime he whines about DC making money from stuff he created. You’re welcome.
FLASH #3 by Geoff Johns and Francis Manapul. From future rogue cops to super murder mysteries, things haven’t slowed down since Barry Allen came back from the dead. Or should we say, “back from the dead for now?”
GREEN LANTERN #55 by Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke. Featuring Atrocitus the Red Lantern versus Lobo, so you kind of have to buy this. Big fight with biker chains and red puke. Recommended.
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN ANNUAL #1 by Matt Fraction, Salvador Larroca and Carmine DiGiandomenico. Okay, so this should really be called “The Mandarin Annual #1” but it’s pretty cool and Iron Man shows up several times. Recommended.
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #46 by James Robinson and Mark Bagley. It’s a JLA/JSA crossover with the teams fighting all kinds of new bad guys created when the original Green Lantern’s power source goes nuts. Ruckus guaranteed!
JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #40 by Bill Willingham and Jesus Merino. Future Ratzis get theirs! Next up: JLA team-up!
MEATCAKE GN written and drawn by Dame Darcy. A collection of bizarre fantasy humor, including a collaboration with Alan Moore that he didn’t plagiarize from anyone. From Fantagraphics.
MINDFIELD #1 by J.T. Krul and Alex Konat. CIA mind-readers fighting Terror!
NORTHLANDERS #29 by Brian Wood and Fiona Staples. A Viking boat gets lost. Will they ask for directions? Highly recommended.
SAN FRANCISCO PANORAMA: COMICS SECTION TABLOID FORMAT by Art Spiegelman, Dan Clowes, Adrian Tomine and many more. Like DC’s WEDNESDAY COMICS done by awesome indy creators. Gotta look!
SECRET AVENGERS #2 by Ed Brubaker and Mike Deodato. Hey, if Moon Knight was on your team you’d keep it a secret too! Bam! No seriously, it’s cool. It’s Brubaker/Deodato and the heroes go to Mars. Recommended.
SHADE THE CHANGING MAN, VOL. 3: SCREAM TIME SC by Peter Milligan and Several Awesome Artists. Collecting issues #14-19 of the amazing psychedelic 80s horror comic, courtesy of the wayback machine and the American Scream. Recommended!
SIMPSONS SUPER SPECTACULAR #11 by Many Funny Folks. Springfield’s finest superheroes for readers in need of good all-ages fun.
THOR #611 by Kieron Gillen and Richard Elson. Thor goes to Hell to straighten some stuff out. Hard.
TURF #2 by Jonathan Ross and Tommy Lee Edwards. Bootleg Era gangsters fight vampires with the help of alien invaders from space! You’re darn right you need to have this!
VELOCITY #1 of 4 by Ron Marz and Kenneth Rocafort. The adventures of the fastest woman in the world, Image-style! Winner of the “Pilot Season” contest!
WEREWOLVES OF MONPELIER GN by Jason. A romantic comedy about the perils of pretending to be something you’re not. Like, a werewolf, say… An antidote to “Twilight.” Recommended.
WONDER WOMAN #600 by Everyone, including Simone, Straczynski, Perez and Jimenez. A bunch of stories from Diana’s past, present and future celebrating 600 comics with the Princess of Paradise Island in the lead! Recommended!
X-CAMPUS #1 of 4 by Lotsa People. Basically an alternate universe version of the X-gang where everyone’s in a seriously cliquey high school. Like the Ultimate stuff except done by European creators. “Euro-Ultimate X-Men?”
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|ACTION COMICS #890|
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|ARMY OF TWO #6|
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|ATOMIC ROBO REVENGE OF THE VAMPIRE DIMENSION #4 (Of 4)|
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|BATMAN RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE #2 (Of 6) 2ND PRINTING|
|BATMAN THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #18|
|BATWOMAN ELEGY DELUXE EDITION HC|
|BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #182|
|BRAM STOKERS DEATH SHIP #2|
|CAPTAIN AMERICA #607 (HEROIC AGE)|
|CAPTAIN AMERICA 1940S NEWSPAPER STRIP #1|
|CAPTAIN SWING #1 (Of 4) WIZARD TORONTO ED|
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|CASPER & THE SPECTRALS #2 (Of 3)|
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|DANTES INFERNO SC|
|DARKNESS ORIGINS SC VOL 2|
|DEADPOOL TEAM-UP #892|
|DEADPOOL WADE WILSONS WAR #2 (Of 4)|
|DEATH OF DRACULA #1|
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|DO ANDROIDS DREAM DUST TO DUST #2 (Of 12)|
|DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP #12 (Of 24)|
|DOC SAVAGE DOUBLE NOVEL VOL 38|
|DOOMWAR #5 (Of 6)|
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|EXPENDABLES #3 (Of 4)|
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|GHOST PROJEKT #3 (Of 5)|
|GI JOE HEARTS AND MINDS #2|
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|GREEN LANTERN #55 (BRIGHTEST DAY)|
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|HERALDS #5 (Of 5)|
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|INVINCIBLE IRON MAN ANNUAL #1|
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|IRON MAN KISS AND KILL #1|
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|JUGHEAD AND FRIENDS DIGEST #38|
|JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #46 (BRIGHTEST DAY)|
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|JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #40|
|JUXTAPOZ VOL 17 #7 JUL 2010|
|KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #164|
|LAST AIRBENDER MOVIE ADAPTATION SC|
|LAST UNICORN #2|
|LONE RANGER MAGAZINE MAY 1937|
|MADAME XANADU #24|
|MARVEL ZOMBIES 5 #4 (Of 5)|
|MINDFIELD #1 ALEX KONAT COVER|
|MINDFIELD #1 PHIL NOTO COVER|
|MMW ATLAS ERA STRANGE TALES HC VOL 3|
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|MUPPET SHOW #7|
|NEW AVENGERS LUKE CAGE #3 (Of 3)|
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|PHANTOM CAPTAIN ACTION #2 (Of 2)|
|PHANTOM GENERATIONS #13|
|PREDATORS #4 (Of 4)|
|PRINCE OF PERSIA #1 (Of 4)|
|PRINCE VALIANT HC VOL 2 1939-1940|
|PROJECT SUPERPOWERS CHAPTER TWO #10|
|R CRUMB DEVIL GIRL 12 CT HOT KISSES DISPLAY|
|R CRUMB TRADING CARD SET|
|RED SONJA WRATH OF THE GODS #5 (Of 5)|
|RESIDENT EVIL #5 OF(6)|
|ROYAL HISTORIAN OF OZ #1|
|SECRET AVENGERS #2 (HEROIC AGE)|
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|SECRET WARRIORS SC VOL 2 GOD OF FEAR GOD OF WAR|
|SHADE THE CHANGING MAN SC VOL 3 SCREAM TIME|
|SHADOW DOUBLE NOVEL VOL 39|
|SHERLOCK HOLMES HC VOL 2|
|SIMPSONS SUPER SPECTACULAR #11|
|SKY DOLL SPACE SHIP #2 (Of 2)|
|SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #214|
|SOULFIRE VOLUME TWO #6 MARCUS TO COVER|
|SOULFIRE VOLUME TWO #6 NICK BRADSHAW COVER|
|SPIDER-HAM 25TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1|
|STAR TREK BURDEN OF KNOWLEDGE #1|
|STAR TREK MAGAZINE #27|
|STAR WARS DARK TIMES #17 BLUE HARVEST PT 5 (Of 5)|
|STAR WARS INVASION RESCUES #2 (Of 6)|
|STAR WARS LEGACY #49 EXTREMES PART 2 (Of 3)|
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|STRANGE ADVENTURES OF HP LOVECRAFT SC VOL 1|
|SUPERMAN WAR OF THE SUPERMEN DOUBLE FEATURE #2|
|TANK GIRL ROYAL ESCAPE #4 (Of 4)|
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|TEEN TITANS #84|
|THOR #611 (HEROIC AGE)|
|TOMB OF DRACULA SC VOL 1|
|TOPPS 2010 ALLEN & GINTER MLB TRADING CARDS|
|TOY STORY #4|
|TRIBES DOG YEARS SC|
|ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS PREM HC NEXT GENERATION|
|ULTIMATES SC ULTIMATE COLLECTION|
|UNKNOWN SOLDIER #21|
|USAGI YOJIMBO #129|
|USAGI YOJIMBO 12 INCH PLUSH|
|VELOCITY #1 (Of 4) CHRISCROSS COVER|
|VELOCITY #1 (Of 4) ROCAFORT COVER|
|VIDEO WATCHDOG #157|
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|WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BARON VON SHOCK #2|
|WIZARD MAGAZINE #228 GREEN HORNET COVER|
|WIZARD MAGAZINE #228 SECRET JAM COVER|
|WIZARDS OF MICKEY #6|
|WIZARDS OF MICKEY SC VOL 2 GRAND TOURNAMENT|
|WONDER WOMAN #600|
|WONDER WOMAN #600 75TH ANNIV VARIANT|
|WONDER WOMAN ARCHIVES HC VOL 6|
|X-CAMPUS #1 (Of 4)|
|X-CAMPUS #1 (Of 4) MEDRI VARIANT|
|X-MEN FOREVER 2 #2|
|YOURS TRULY JACK THE RIPPER #1|
|ZOMBIES VS CHEERLEADERS #1|