|Hot Picks for the Week!|
By John Judy
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #529 by J. Michael Straczynki and Mike Deodato. The debut of “The Iron Spider!” Okay, they’re not calling him that (yet) but Tony Stark’s new costume for Spidey is … different…. Can you say “Action Figure?”
AMERICAN WAY #1 of 8 by John Ridley and Georges Jeanty. It’s ASTRO CITY meets STORMWATCH as the darker side of the All-American Hero is explored, circa 1961. Very strong premiere issue, guest-starring Attorney General Bobby Kennedy.
ASTONISHING X-MEN #13 by Joss Whedon and John Cassaday. Face Front, True Believer! Joss “The Boss” Whedon and John “Upper Level Management” Cassaday are back to mutate your world and guarantee we don’t see another issue of PLANETARY for a year! This week’s Must-Have!
BLACK PANTHER #13 by Reginald Hudlin and Scot Eaton. T’Challa continues his fight against the vampires of New Orleans alongside Blade, Luke Cage and Brother Voodoo. Plus, the Avengers’ own Photon shows ‘em how it’s done.
CAPTAIN AMERICA #15 by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting. A stand-alone issue focusing on Crossbones and his efforts to “de-habilitate” the Red Skull’s amnesiac daughter, Sin. (For nefarious purposes, we have no doubt…)
CATWOMAN #52 by Will Pfeifer and Pete Woods. The final battle between Selina and the Black Mask ends with a bang, leading into next issue’s “One Year Later.”
ESSENTIAL IRON MAN VOL. 2 by Stan Lee, Don Heck and Gene Colan. Reprinting TALES OF SUSPENSE #73-99, IRON MAN & SUB-MARINER #1 and IRON MAN #1-10. Classic tales from the Silver-Age of Marvel featuring Shell-Head versus Ultimo, the Mandarin, the Titanium Man and lots of commies!
FANTASTIC FOUR #535 by J. Michael Straczynski and Mike McKone. The Thing and the Torch attempt to pacify an enraged Hulk in the middle of Las Vegas. Place your bets.
GREEN LANTERN #9 by Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver. GL and the Batman put aside their differences to stop a string of murders in Gotham City. (Even though on the cover it looks like they’re fighting again…)
I HEART MARVEL: OUTLAW LOVE by Fabian Nicieza and Jon Proctor. Super-Villains in love! Bullseye is gunning for the Answer! Or is he just trying to get his attention? The comic so awesome they got the star of “The Crucible” to draw it!
JLA CLASSIFIED #17 by Gail Simone and Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez. Two of DC’s strongest talents present the League with their most vexing challenge yet. And Wonder Woman has to take on the Flash gone nuts!
JLA: GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD SC by Many Talented People. Reprinting JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #19, 77, 122, 166-168, JUSTICE LEAGUE #1, JLA SECRET FILES #1, JLA #61 and the origin tale from JLA #100 penciled by George Perez. Cover by Alex Ross, of course.
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #15 Moore, Waid, Kitson and Oliffe. A stand-alone issue featuring all those Legionnaires we haven’t seen in a while. One for the fans.
STORM #1 of 6 by Eric Jerome Dickey and David Yardin. A love story featuring the X-Men’s Storm and the Black Panther. It leads into “The Wedding of the Century” so eat that, Reed and Sue! (Okay, Reed and Sue were the last century. So weird….)
SOLO #9 FEATURING SCOTT HAMPTON. A wonderful comic focusing on the work of a gifted creator. Stand-out pieces include the story of a spurned comics illustrator and a graphic interpretation of a love letter Hampton once found discarded on a train. Easily one of the best comics out this week.
SUPERGIRL #5 by Jeph Loeb and Ian Churchill. It’s Good Supergirl vs. Bad Supergirl with bare mid-riffs all over the place. What? You want more?
SUPREME POWER: HYPERION #4 of 5 by J. Michael Straczynski and Dan Jurgens. The crisis appears infinite after Burbank’s crew re-boots the world to defeat Hyperion.
THING #4 by Dan Slott and Andrea Di Vito. A done-in-one tale in which Ben Grimm learns a valuable lesson and gets a dog. Oh, and he pounds the bejeebers out of some bad guy too.
ULTIMATE AVENGERS: THE MOVIE DVD Exactly what it sounds like. An animated version of the hit comic from Marvel. On-line trailer available at www.ultimateavengers.com
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #90 by Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley. Presenting: Ultimate Vulture! Guest-starring ultimate Iron Man for some serious wing-clipping.
ULTIMATE WOLVERINE VS. HULK #2 of 6 by Damon Lindelof and Leinil Francis Yu. After having the lower half of his body torn off and thrown atop a mountain, Ultimate Wolverine decides he wants some more. Will Ultimate Hulk tear length-ways this time? And still four more issues to go!
WONDER WOMAN #226 by Greg Rucka and Cliff Richards. It’s the final issue of this series as the Infinite Crisis drags everyone into the fray.
X-MEN #183 by Peter Milligan and Salvador Larroca. Apocalypse unleashes two of his new horsemen on the 198. And Gambit makes a career choice.
Also more HOUSE OF M collections, SPIDER-MAN and WORLD OF M, plus this month’s Diamond and Marvel PREVIEWS.
|A G SUPER EROTIC ANTHOLOGY #29|
|AI YORI AOSHI VOL 12 SC (Of 15)|
|ALICE IN WONDERLAND #1 (Of 4)|
|ALL NEW OFF HANDBOOK MARVEL UNIVERSE A TO Z #2|
|AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #529|
|AMERICAN WAY #1 (Of 8)|
|ANGEL MAGAZINE #13|
|ANIMATION MAGAZINE MAR 2006 #158|
|ARANA 3 NIGHT OF THE HUNTER DIGEST SC|
|ASIAN CULT CINEMA #49|
|ASTONISHING X-MEN #13|
|ASTONISHING X-MEN SKETCH VARIANT #13|
|BART SIMPSON COMICS #28|
|BATMAN JOURNEY INTO KNIGHT #7(OF 12)|
|BATTLE CLUB VOL 1 SC (Of 2)|
|BECKETT BASEBALL MAR 2006 #252|
|BECKETT BASKETBALL MAR 2006 #188|
|BIG QUESTIONS #8|
|BLACK PANTHER #13|
|BLACK WIDOW 2 #6 (Of 6)|
|BLUESMAN VOL 1 SC|
|BOOK OF DEADY VOL 1 SC|
|BOOK OF LOST SOULS #5|
|CAPTAIN AMERICA #15|
|CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #18|
|COMIC SHOP NEWS #975|
|DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES #4 (Of4)|
|DRAGON MAR 2006 #341|
|DRAGONLANCE CHRONICLES #7 (Of 8)|
|DREAMWATCH USA MAR 06 #17|
|DUEL #2 (Of 4)|
|FANTASTIC FOUR #535|
|FOLLOWING CEREBUS #7|
|FRESHMEN #6 (Of 6)|
|GATCHA GACHA VOL 1 SC (Of 5)|
|GI JOE SIGMA 6 #3|
|GOLGO 13 VOL 1 SC|
|GRAPHIC CLASSICS VOL 13 RAFAEL SABATINI|
|GREEN LANTERN #9|
|HORRORSHOW MAGAZINE #2|
|HOUSE OF M SPIDER-MAN SC|
|HOUSE OF M WORLD OF M SC|
|I HEART MARVEL OUTLAW LOVE|
|IN THE BLOOD #1 (Of 4)|
|INVINCIBLE SCRIPT BOOK #1|
|IRON MAN THE INEVITABLE #3 (Of 6)|
|IRON WOK JAN SC #16|
|JAYSON VOL 1 BEST OF THE 80S SC|
|JAYSON VOL 2 BEST OF THE 90S SC|
|JLA CLASSIFIED #17|
|JLA THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD SC|
|JOURNAL OF VAMPIRE HUNTER 1 CLAWS OF DARKNESS #1|
|JOURNAL OF VAMPIRE HUNTER 1 CLAWS OF DARKNESS #2|
|KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #112|
|LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #15|
|LIONS TIGERS & BEARS SC|
|LOVE MODE VOL 2 SC|
|LUBAS COMICS & STORIES #7|
|LUCHA POP ONE SHOT|
|MARVEL MILESTONES DRAGON LORD SPEEDBALL & MAN IN THE SKY|
|MARVEL MINIMATES THANOS & SURFER 2-PK|
|MARVEL SPOTLIGHT JOSS WHEDON MICHAEL LARK|
|MAYBE MAYBE NOT AGAIN SC|
|MAYBE MAYBE NOT SC|
|MOUSE GUARD #1|
|MYSTIQUE MAGAZINE #5 MYSTICAL SIRENS|
|NEW WARRIORS REALITY CHECK SC|
|NEW X-MEN #23|
|NEWTYPE ENG ED W/DVD MAR 2006|
|NICK FURY HOWLING COMMANDOS #5|
|NIGHTCRAWLER THE WINDING WAY SC|
|NORTHWEST PASSAGE #2|
|ORIGINAL ADVENTURES OF CHOLLYAND FLYTRAP #1 (Of 2)|
|OZ THE MANGA #8 (Of 8)|
|PARIS #3 (Of 4)|
|POLLY & THE PIRATES #4 (Of 6)|
|PREVIEWS ADULT VOL XVI #3|
|PREVIEWS VOL XVI #3|
|PUT THE BOOK BACK ON SHELF BELLE & SEBASTIAN ANTHOLOGY SC|
|RAVE MASTER VOL 19 SC (Of 32)|
|RISING STARS UNTOUCHABLE #1 (Of 5)|
|SAMURAI CHAMPLOO VOL 2 SC|
|SAVAGE DRAGON #123|
|SCOOBY DOO VOL 5 SURFS UP|
|SCOOBY DOO VOL 6 SPACE FRIGHT|
|SENTRY #6 (Of 8)|
|SIMPSONS COMICS VOL 14 JAM PACKED JAMBOREE SC|
|SMALLVILLE MAGAZINE #13|
|SNAPDRAGONS COLL VOL 1 HERE BE SNAPDRAGONS SC|
|SNK VS CAPCOM VOL 3 SVC CHAOS SC|
|SNOW DROP VOL 12 SC (Of 12)|
|SOMEDAYS DREAMERS VOL 1 SC (Of 2)|
|SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #159|
|SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE #3|
|STAR WARS KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC #2|
|STORM #1 (Of 6)|
|SUPERMAN CHRONICLES VOL 1 SC|
|SUPERMAN THE JOURNEY SC|
|SUPREME POWER HYPERION #4 (Of5)|
|SWAMP THING BOOK 3 HEALING THE BREACH SC|
|TALES FROM RIVERDALE DIGEST #9|
|TALES OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #20|
|TEEN TITANS GO #28|
|THE ART OF USAGI YOJIMBO SC|
|THE GIFT #14|
|TOMARTS ACTION FIGURE DIGEST #142|
|TRANSFORMERS GENERATION 1 VOL1 SC|
|ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #90|
|ULTIMATE WOLVERINE VS HULK #2(OF 6)|
|UNCLE SCROOGE #351|
|UNRULY A COMIX & LITERARY JOURNAL #1|
|USAGI YOJIMBO #91|
|VAMPIRE GAME VOL 14 SC (Of 15)|
|VIGILANTE #6 (Of 6)|
|WALT DISNEYS COMICS & STORIES #666|
|WARCRAFT VOL 2 SC (Of 3)|
|WIZARD COMICS MAGAZINE #174|
|WONDER WOMAN #226|
|WRAITHBORN #5 (Of 6)|
|ZATCH BELL VOL 5 SC|