|Hot Picks for the Week!|
AFTER 9-11: AMERICAíS WAR ON TERROR HC & SC by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon. The team behind the excellent 9-11 REPORT graphic adaptation now present us with its tragic sequel. While the creators strive to be fair to all concerned the Bushies come off almost as badly as they deserve. Hey, misleading a nation into a bankrupting, unnecessary war will do that sometimes! Highly recommended for 4,115 reasons as of this writing.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #573 by Dan Slott and John Romita Jr. Spidey and Norman Osborn mix it up but the real story is the variant cover featuring Stephen Colbert! ďStephen Colbert: Better than zombies and apes put together!Ē
ASTONISHING X-MEN #27 by Warren Ellis and Simone Bianchi. This is one of those special books where, even if you donít love where itís going, you have to respect the intelligence of the writing and the intricate beauty of the art. It even has jokes that work! Who knew the White Queenís real power was drollery? Recommended.
CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND MI13 #6 by Paul Cornell and Leonard Kirk. Vampires! Mindless Ones! But enough about the GOP baseÖ This is a good comic. Clever, worth reading, recommended.
DC UNIVERSE DECISIONS #3 of 4 by Judd Winick, Bill Willingham and Rick Leonardi. The most amazing thing about the DCU isnít the superheroes. Itís that there are four viable candidates for President in the general election. I wish we could have President Luthor back. He kept us safe.
EX MACHINA VOL. 7: EX CATHEDRA SC by Brian K. Vaughan and Tony Harris. Collecting issues #30-35 in which the Great Machine meets the Pope. Hijinks ensue. Recommended.
FINAL CRISIS: LEGION OF THREE WORLDS #2 of 5 by Geoff Johns and George Perez. Great, epic, continuity-shattering space opera by two guys who were born to do this sort of thing! On, Nerdery, on! Recommended.
FINAL CRISIS: ROGUES REVENGE #3 of 3 by Geoff Johns and Scott Kolins. The big throw-down between the Rogues and the Secret Society! Who will burn? Who will freeze? Who willÖ look bad in the mirror? Plus, Barry Allen!
GHOST RIDER #28 by Jason Aaron and Tang Eng Hut. Two Ghost Riders, Johnny Blaze and Danny Ketch, fight in the mountains of Tibet. Why isnít Tarantino filming this right now? Also, a Very Special back-up story.
GREATEST HITS #2 of 6 by David Tischman, Glenn Fabry and Gary Erskine. A great new series based on the idea that the British Invasion of the sixties was not rockers but superheroes. Oh, and somebody dies. Probably the hero whose superpowers are drumming and mooching off his girlfriend. Very clever, lots of inside humor, recommended.
HULK MONSTER-SIZE SPECIAL #1. (Insert incredibly inappropriate joke here.)
JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #19 by Geoff Johns, Alex Ross and Dale Eaglesham. Everybody fights everybody! Finally! Itís Gog-errific!
MIGHTY AVENGERS #19 by Brian Michael Bendis and Steve Kurth. Warning! This issue may contain actual Avengers!
PUNISHER MAX #63 by Gregg Hurwitz and Laurence Campbell. Last issue some low-down meth dealers tricked Frank into wasting a kidnapped little girl. This issue Frank responds. Not for kids.
RASL #3 written and drawn by Jeff Smith. The mystery of Smithís dimension-hopping thief continues. Who is the lizard dude and why is he chasing Rasl down? Cartoon, sci-fi noir. Good stuff. Recommended.
SCALPED VOL.3 SC: DEAD MOTHERS by Jason Aaron, R.M. Guera and John Paul Leon. Donít buy anything else this week until youíve picked up this book, collecting issues #12Ė18 of this amazing, gut-punching series. Not for kids. For everyone else. Highly recommended.
SUPERMAN AND BATMAN VS VAMPIRES AND WEREWOLVES #1 of 6. I list this comic only because I wanted to type the title.
SUPERMANíS PAL, JIMMY OLSEN SPECIAL #1 by James Robinson and Jesus Merino. We always knew he was.
ULTIMATE ORIGINS #5 of 5 by Brian Michael Bendis and Butch Guice. Okay, itís been an interesting ride, but Iíd like to officially request of Marvel that all future ULTIMATE mini-series actually have an ending rather than just being lead-ins to the next frigginí ULTIMATE mini-series! Just make it a maxi-series if it takes longer than six issues to tell the story. Nuff said!
UNCANNY X-MEN #503 by Matt Fraction, Ed Brubaker and Greg Land. Mutants drink beer, fight and smile a lot. Did you know that in San Francisco everyone has perfectly straight, white teeth? Or at least solid white bands where teeth should be? Donít tell me comic books lie! Also a certain redhead is back from the dead. It must be Wednesday.
WELCOME TO HOXFORD #3 written and executed by Ben Templesmith. The artist of FELL pulls out the stops on this Werewolves vs. Psycho-Killer diversion. Itís fun but not for kids.
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|AGE OF SENTRY #2 (Of 6)|
|AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #571 JRJR VARIANT|
|AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #573|
|AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #573 DJURDJEVIC ZOMBIE VARIANT|
|ANNIHILATION CONQUEST SC BOOK 01|
|ARCHIE DIGEST #248|
|ASTONISHING X-MEN #27 MANIFEST DESTINY|
|ATOMIC ROBO DOGS OF WAR #3 (Of 5)|
|BATGIRL #4 (Of 6)|
|BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #12 RIP|
|BATMAN CHRONICLES SC VOL 6|
|BOOSTER GOLD #13|
|BRAVE AND THE BOLD #18|
|CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND MI 13 #6|
|CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND MI 13 #6 YARDIN ZOMBIE VARIANT|
|CASEY BLUE BEYOND TOMORROW #6 (Of 6)|
|CHALLENGER DEEP #3 (Of 4)|
|CHARLATAN BALL #4|
|CHRONICLES OF DR HERBERT WEST #1 (Of 6)|
|COMIC FOUNDRY MAGAZINE FALL 2008|
|COMIC SHOP NEWS #1113|
|COMICS JOURNAL #293|
|CONAN THE CIMMERIAN #4|
|CROSSING MIDNIGHT SC VOL 3 SWORD IN THE SOUL|
|DARKNESS #6 MULTIPLE COVERS|
|DC SPECIAL CYBORG #6 (Of 6)|
|DC UNIVERSE DECISIONS #3 (Of 4)|
|DEADPOOL #1 MEDINA VARIANT|
|DOCTOR WHO FORGOTTEN #2|
|DOKTOR SLEEPLESS SC VOL 1 ENGINES OF DESIRE|
|DREAMLAND CHRONICLES SC BOOK 1|
|DYNAMO 5 #17|
|EX MACHINA SC VOL 7 EX CATHEDRA|
|FATE STAY NIGHT SC VOL 1 (Of 5)|
|FINAL CRISIS LEGION OF THREE WORLDS #2 (Of 5)|
|FINAL CRISIS ROGUES REVENGE #3 (Of 3)|
|FOOLKILLER WHITE ANGELS #4 (Of 5)|
|GHOST RIDER #28|
|GHOSTBUSTERS THE OTHER SIDE #1|
|GOD THE DYSLEXIC DOG SC VOL 2|
|GRANT MORRISONS DOCTOR WHO #1|
|GREATEST HITS #2 (Of 6)|
|GRIMM FAIRY TALES #31|
|GRIMM FAIRY TALES PRESENTS BEAUTY & THE BEAST COLLECTION|
|GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #6 SI|
|HALLOWEEN FIRST DEATH OF LAURIE STRODE #1 (Of 3) MULTIPLE COVERS|
|HAWAIIAN DICK #5|
|HE IS MY MASTER SC VOL 4|
|HERESY #1 (Of 4)|
|HOW TO DRAW & FIGHT ZOMBIES SUPERSIZE SC|
|HULK MONSTER SIZE SPECIAL #1|
|HYPERKINETIC #3 (Of 4)|
|I WAS KIDNAPPED BY LESBIAN PIRATES OUTERSPACE #4 (Of 6)|
|ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #24|
|IRON MAN DIRECTOR OF SHIELD #34 SECRET INVASION|
|JAMILTI & OTHER STORIES HC|
|JLA THAT WAS THEN THIS IS NOW SC|
|JONAH HEX LUCK RUNS OUT SC|
|JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #19|
|JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #19 VARIANT|
|LEES TOY REVIEW #192 OCT 2008|
|LOVERS PLEDGE SC|
|MADMAN ATOMIC COMICS #11|
|MARVEL ADVENTURES AVENGERS #29|
|MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS DIGEST VOL 7|
|MARVEL ILLUSTRATED THREE MUSKETEERS #5 (Of 6)|
|MARVEL MASTERWORKS X-MEN HC VOL 7 MULTIPLE COVERS|
|MARVEL MINIATURE ALLIANCE IRON MAN PVC FIGURE|
|MERCY SPARX #1 (Of 3) MULTIPLE COVERS|
|MIGHTY AVENGERS #19 SECRET INVASION|
|MOON KNIGHT #23|
|NYX NO WAY HOME #3 (Of 6)|
|PHANTOM #25 CHECKMATE PART 5 (Of 5)|
|PUNISHER MAX #63|
|PUNISHER MAX SC VOL 10 VALLEY FORGE|
|ROBERTS #2 (Of 2)|
|ROUGH STUFF #10|
|ROYAL FLUSH MAGAZINE #5|
|RUE MORGUE MAGAZINE #83|
|SABRINA VOL 2 #97|
|SCALPED SC VOL 3 DEAD MOTHERS|
|SCOOBY DOO #137|
|SECRET INVASION FRONT LINE #4 (Of 5)|
|SENTENCES THE LIFE OF MF GRIMM SC|
|SIMPSONS COMICS #147|
|SKRULLS VS POWER PACK #4 (Of 4)|
|SOULFIRE SHADOW MAGIC #0 (Of 3) MULTIPLE COVERS|
|SPEED RACER SC VOL 6|
|SPIDER-MAN SC VOL 1 BRAND NEW DAY|
|SPOOKS OMEGA TEAM #2 MULTIPLE COVERS|
|SQUADRON SUPREME 2 #4|
|STAR TREK ROMULANS HOLLOW CROWN #2 (Of 2)|
|STAR WARS CLONE WARS #2 (Of 6)|
|STEPHEN COLBERTS TEK JANSEN #3 (Of 5)|
|STORMWATCH PHD #15|
|STREET FIGHTER II TURBO #1 MULTIPLE COVERS|
|SUPER FRIENDS #8|
|SUPERMAN BATMAN VS VAMPIRES WEREWOLVES #1 Of(6)|
|SUPERMANS PAL JIMMY OLSEN SPECIAL #1|
|SUPERMANS PAL JIMMY OLSEN SPECIAL #1 VARIANT|
|TORCHWOOD MAGAZINE #9|
|ULTIMATE ORIGINS #5 (Of 5)|
|UNCANNY X-MEN #503 MANIFEST DESTINY|
|WAR IS HELL FIRST FLIGHT PHANTOM EAGLE MAX PREM HC|
|WELCOME TO HOXFORD #3|
|WILL EISNERS SPIRIT ARCHIVES HC VOL 25|
|WIZARD ANIME INSIDER #62 DARKER THAN BLACK COVER|
|WOMEN OF THE DCU SERIES 2 CATWOMAN BUST|
|X-MEN WORLDS APART #1 (Of 4)|
|YOUNG X-MEN #7 MANIFEST DESTINY|
|YOUNG X-MEN #7 YARDIN ZOMBIE VARIANT|