Hot Picks for the Week!
- ASTRO CITY: LOCAL HEROES TP by Kurt Busiek and Brent Eric Anderson. If the hardcover was too pricey the paperback edition is finally here. Great stories, plus character design sketches and Alex Ross covers.
- COMPLETE CALVIN & HOBBES HC by Bill Watterson. For the person who has everything, this three-volume hardcover slip-cased edition is the holy grail. At 150 bucks it ain't cheap. Still a must-have for serious Calvinists.
- DOOM PATROL, VOL. 3: DOWN PARADISE WAY SC by Grant Morrison and various artists. Reprinting issues #35-41 of the eighties series, features the debut of Danny the Street and the first appearance of Flex Mentallo, "Hero of the Beach!"
- ESSENTIAL WEREWOLF BY NIGHT, VOL. 1 SC by pretty much the entire seventies Marvel Bullpen except Don Heck! With guest-appearances by Spider-Man, Topaz, Tigra the Were-Woman (don't ask), and Count Dracula!
- FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #1 by Peter David and Mike Wieringo. Issue #1 of the new Spidey on-going series by the legendary "Writer of Stuff!" Great art by Wieringo and the beginning of "The Other: Evolve or Die" story-line. We suspect Spidey opts for the former.
- GHOST RIDER #2 of 6 by Garth Ennis and Clayton Crain. Johnny Blaze finally gets out of Hell to track down a rogue demon and lay some smack on a sultry angel. And there's another demon involved who looks like Jim Belushi. Twisted Ennis dark humor and DEFINITELY NOT for kids!
- GOON ACTION FIGURE ASSORTMENT 'Nuff said!
- GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH HC by Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver. Collecting the 6-issue series in which Hal Jordan puts his Spectre days to rest and dukes it out hard with the evil Parallax. Featuring an intro by Brad IDENTITY CRISIS Meltzer and a new cover by Van Sciver!
- HOUSE OF M #6 of 7 by Brian Michael Bendis and Olivier Coipel. Depending on who you believe this is either the ultimate or penultimate chapter of this story. Either way there's bound to be action in the Mighty Marvel Manner! Or at least a lot of great Bendis dialogue.
- INFINITE CRISIS #1 of 7 by Geoff Johns and Phil Jimenez. Okay, this is what all those mini-series (COUNTDOWN, DAY OF VENGEANCE, RANN/THANAGAR WAR, VILLAINS UNITED, OMAC PROJECT) have been leading up to. Scuttlebutt says there could be fisticuffs involved. And of course "Things will never be the same again."
- JLA #120 by Bob Harras. Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman have been replaced by Aquaman, Green Arrow, and Black Canary. Finally! Part 1 of 2.
- MARVEL MASTERWORKS: GOLDEN-AGE HUMAN TORCH, VOL. 1 HC by Carlos Burgos, Bill Everett and Joe Simon. Reprinting the first four appearances of the HUMAN TORCH from 1940-41, featuring the introduction and origin of Toro, the Flaming Kid. Also featuring the adventures of Microman, Mantor the Magician, the Fiery Mask and the Patriot. 280 pages of all-ages fun!
- VILLAINS UNITED #6 of 6 by Gail Simone and Dale Eaglesham. This red-hot series wraps up as the identity of Mockingbird is revealed and lots of bad guys try to kill each other. Leads into INFINITE CRISIS!
- WALLY WOOD'S WAYOUT SC by Wally Wood. From the Department of Easily Overlooked Gems there is this 323-page offering: A focus on the sci-fi and fantasy art of EC's Wally Wood. Ninety percent of this material has not been reprinted since original publication. If you want to see the guy who influenced the key realistic artists of today, here he is.
- WHERE MONSTERS DWELL #1 by Keith Giffen, Peter David, and Others. October is Sixties Marvel Monsters Month! This issue features three great monster stories plus a re-print of the classic Jack "King" Kirby tale I Was Trapped by Titano! (No mention of whether or not DC sued them for it.) This is the Must-Have Comic of the Week! Bombu! Manoo! And The Return of Monstrollo, the Terror of Hollywood is worth the whole book on its own. Read this!
- Finally, keep an eye out for THEODOR SEUSS GEISEL: THE EARLY WORKS, VOLUMES 1 and 2, collecting various political cartoons, advertisements, and various images published long before "Dr. Seuss" had written any of his world-famous books. 170 pages, hardcover. Could be here any day now.
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|2000 AD #1455 (C: 4)|
|2000 AD #1456 (C: 4)|
|ACTION COMICS #832|
|APOCALYPSE NERD #2|
|ARCHIE & FRIENDS #95|
|ASTRO CITY LOCAL HEROES TP|
|BATMAN LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #196|
|BATMAN STRIKES #14|
|BATTLE POPE COLOR #3|
|BERSERK VOL 9 TP (MR) (C: 3 &4)|
|BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #137|
|BONE REST #4 (MR)|
|BTVS BUFFY PX BUFFY VS DRACULA BUST (C: 3 & 4)|
|CABLE DEADPOOL #21|
|CANNON HAWKE PRELUDE|
|CHILLER THEATRE #22 (C: 4)|
|CITY OF HEROES #6|
|COMIC SHOP NEWS 100CT BUNDLE #956 (NET)|
|DARKNESS VOL 3.5 FLESH & BLOOD TP|
|DEATH VALLEY #1|
|DIMONA VOL 1 GN (OF 3) (MR)|
|DOOM PATROL VOL 3 DOWN PARADISE WAY TP (MR)|
|DR WHO MAGAZINE #361 (C: 4)|
|DREAMWATCH USA NOV 05 #13 (C:4)|
|DUNGEON NOV 2005 #128 (C: 4)|
|ESCAPE OF THE LIVING DEAD #1 (OF 5) (MR)|
|ESCAPE OF THE LIVING DEAD TERROR CVR #1 (OF 5) (MR)|
|ESCAPE OF THE LIVING DEAD WRAPAROUND CVR #1 (OF 5) (MR)|
|ESSENTIAL SPIDER-MAN VOL 7 TP|
|ESSENTIAL WEREWOLF BY NIGHT VOL 1 TP|
|EVIL ERNIE IN SANTA FE #1 (OF4)|
|EX MACHINA #15 (MR)|
|FABLES #42 (MR)|
|FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #1|
|FROM EROICA WITH LOVE VOL 5 (C: 3)|
|GHOST RIDER #2 (OF 6)|
|GHOST RIDER DIRECTORS CUT #1|
|GOON 25 CENT COMIC|
|GOON AF ASST (C: 4)|
|GOON FANCY PANTS ED HC (C: 4)|
|GRAVITY #5 (OF 5)|
|GREEN ARROW #55|
|GREEN LANTERN REBIRTH HC|
|GUNBUSTER DLX AF (C: 3 & 4) (O/A)|
|HACK SLASH VOL 1 FIRST CUT TP|
|HELLBOY COMIC AF ASST (C: 4)|
|HOUSE OF M #7 (OF 8)|
|HOUSE OF M LARROCA VARIANT COVER #7 (OF 8) (PP #684)|
|HUNGER #5 (MR)|
|INFINITE CRISIS #1 (OF 7)|
|IRON GHOST #4 (OF 6) (C: 3)|
|JUDGE DREDD MEGAZINE #236 (C:4)|
|LIVEWIRES CLOCKWORK THUGS YO DIGEST TP|
|LOCUS #537 (C: 4)|
|MAD MAGAZINE #459|
|MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #5|
|MARVEL KNIGHTS 4 #23|
|MARVEL MILESTONES BLADE MAN-THING & SATANA|
|MARVEL MONSTERS WHERE MONSTERS DWELL|
|MARVEL NEMESIS IMPERFECTS #6 (OF 6)|
|MEGA MORPHS #4 (OF 4)|
|MODELERS RESOURCE FALL 2005 #62 (C: 4)|
|MUTOPIA X #4 (OF 5)|
|NBX 2005 PILL BOX WITH TOWN ART (C: 3 & 4)|
|NEO MAGAZINE #11 (C: 4)|
|OF BITTER SOULS #3|
|RING OF ROSES TP (RES)|
|SAMURAI CHAMPLOO ETERNAL STRUGGLE T/S MED (C: 4)|
|SCOOBY DOO #101|
|SFX #135 (C: 4)|
|SINFEST VOL 1 (O/A) (MR)|
|SMALLVILLE MAGAZINE #11 NEWSSTAND ED (RES) (C: 4)|
|SMALLVILLE MAGAZINE #11 PX ED(RES) (C: 4)|
|SPELLBINDERS SIGNS AND WONDERS DIGEST TP|
|STAR WARS CLONE WARS ADVENTURES VOL 4 TP (C: 3 & 4)|
|STAR WARS EMPIRE #36 (C: 3)|
|STOKERS DRACULA HC|
|STREET FIGHTER II #0 (NET)|
|SUPER MANGA BLAST #56 (MR) (C: 3)|
|TONY MILLIONAIRE LITTLE & LARGE HC (C: 4)|
|TOTALLY SPIES CINEMANGA VOL 4GN (OF 4)|
|TOYFARE TOP 100 GEEK MOMENTS CVR #100 (C: 4)|
|TV ZONE SPECIAL #65 BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (C: 4)|
|ULTIMATE X-MEN #64|
|VILLAINS UNITED #6 (OF 6)|
|WILDCATS NEMESIS #2 (OF 9)|
|X-MEN BIZARRE LOVE TRIANGLE TP|
|Y THE LAST MAN #38 (MR)|