|Hot Picks for the Week!|
By John Judy
52 WEEK #2 by Johns, Morrison, Rucka, Waid and Company. DC’s ambitious weekly series about what happened between INFINITE CRISIS and today. Plus, the new back-up feature “History of the DC Universe.” So far they’re 2-for-2!
ALL-STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER #4 of 6 by Frank Miller and Jim Lee. Yes, this book is still being published. It’s bi-monthly. Or quarterly. Or whenever Frank Miller gets his dosages right. And it sort of has Black Canary in a way. Frank Miller did DARK KNIGHT. The first one.
AQUAMAN: SWORD OF ATLANTIS #42 by Kurt Busiek and Butch Guice. Aquaman heads to the surface world for the first time. It’s post-Crisis. New rules. Kurt will make this work.
BLACK PANTHER: BAD MUTHA SC by Reginald Hudlin and Scot Eaton. Collecting BLACK PANTHER #10-13 in which we learn that Luke Cage is just a big fan-geek when it comes to the King of Wakanda. Lots of fights, famous cameos and vampires!
CAPTAIN AMERICA #18 by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting. Cap fights Nazis. When are those goose-steppers gonna learn?
CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER HC by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting. Collecting CATAIN AMERICA #8-9 and 11-14 in which the unthinkable finally happens: Bucky returns, knocking the revolving door to the afterlife off its hinges, with nary a torch or pitchfork in sight.
ESSENTIAL DR. STRANGE, VOL. 1 SC by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Reprinting the classic STRANGE TALES #110 & 111, 114-168. That’s a lot of comics! Featuring the dread Dormammu, Baron Mordo, Loki and many more. Covering five years of the Silver Age of Comics, 1963-1968. Cool!
FELL #5 by Warren Ellis and Ben Templesmith. Detective Richard Fell interrogates a suspect. Recommended for fans of The Shield(TV show not super-hero).
HAUNT OF HORROR: EDGAR ALLAN POE #1 of 3 by Richard Corben, Rich Margopoulos, and Edgar Allan Poe. A “Mature Readers” adaptation of Poe’s “The Conqueror Worm”, “The Sleeper”, and “The Raven” accompanied by Poe’s original text for comparison. The perfect pick me up for anyone taking American Lit!
MAN-BAT #2 of 5 by Bruce Jones and Mike Huddleston. Kirk Langstrom’s family is dead, Black Mask is alive, and the Dark Knight is finally taking an interest.
MARVEL LEGACY 1970s HANDBOOK by People Who Love This Stuff! A must-have Handbook for anyone who want the low-down on Xorr the God Jewel, Manphibian, Hellcow, and the Lady Liberators! Oh, and there’s also something in there about an obscure re-launch called “The All-New, All-Different Uncanny X-Men!”
MOON KNIGHT #2 by Charlie Huston and David Finch. Moon Knight starts jonesing for his meds so bad he spends half an issue in flashback. Really violent, not for kids or people squeamish about non-medical facial peels.
MS. MARVEL #3 by Brian Reed and Roberto Del La Torre. Ms. Marvel saves the world (at least most of it), gets covered in space goo and goes on TV.
SHADOWPACT #1 by Bill Willingham. What do you get when you mix the writer/artist of FABLES with Nightmaster, Blue Devil, the Enchantress, Nightshade, Ragman, and Detective Chimp? Continuing where DAY OF VENGEANCE left off.
SUPERMAN/BATMAN #25 by Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness. It’s Loeb’s final issue, wrapping up everything from the past two years. Big, serious, major fight!
WOLVERINE ORIGINS #2 by Daniel Way and Steve Dillon. It’s the issue you’d write if you wanted to seriously hack off Frank Miller! That’s right, it’s the return of “Nuke” who it turns out has met Wolverine before and isn’t dead after all… AND a guy who looks just like Jesse Custer from PREACHER! Really violent! Read it before Daredevil fans buy up all the copies and burn them!
X-MEN #186 by Peter Milligan and Salvador Larroca. The Avengers team up with the X-Men to knock a big flying sphinx out of the sky! Plus, see if you can name both of the X-Men who HAVEN’T been Horsemen of Apocalypse!
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|2000 AD #1484|
|2000 AD #1485|
|52 WEEK #2|
|A G SUPER EROTIC ANTHOLOGY #34|
|ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN THE BOY WONDER #4|
|ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN THE BOY WONDER #4 VARIANT|
|ANGEL SCRIPTBOOK #3|
|ANIMATION MAGAZINE JUNE 2006 #161|
|ANNIHILATION NOVA #2 (Of 4)|
|AQUAMAN SWORD OF ATLANTIS #42|
|ART OF KIKIS DELIVERY SERVICE|
|BACK ISSUE #16|
|BATMAN LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #205|
|BATMAN YEAR ONE HUNDRED #4 (Of 4)|
|BEAR VOL 2 DEMONS SC|
|BECKETT BASEBALL JUNE 2006 #255|
|BETTY & VERONICA SPECTACULAR #74|
|BITE CLUB VAMPIRE CRIME UNIT #2 (Of 5)|
|BLACK PANTHER BAD MUTHA SC|
|BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL #113|
|BOMB QUEEN #4 (Of 4)|
|CAPTAIN AMERICA #18|
|CAPTAIN AMERICA WINTER SOLDIER VOL 2 PREMIERE HC|
|CASTLE WAITING HC|
|CAVEWOMAN RELOADED #2|
|CINEMA RETRO #5|
|CLUTTER MAGAZINE DEC JAN 2006 #7|
|COMIC CREATORS ON X MEN SC|
|COMIC SHOP NEWS #987|
|CONAN VOL 3 TOWER OF THE ELEPHANT & STORIES HC|
|CYBERFORCE #3 B&W INCENTIVE|
|DONALD DUCK AND FRIENDS #340|
|DORK TOWER #33|
|DR WHO MAGAZINE #369|
|FALLEN ANGEL #5 (Of 5)|
|FAMILY GUY VOL 1 SC (Of 3)|
|FEAR AGENT #4|
|FORTEAN TIMES #210|
|FRANK MILLERS SIN CITY LIBRARY 2 HC|
|FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST VOL 7 SC|
|G-8 AND HIS BATTLE ACES #20|
|GREEN ARROW #62|
|HAUNT OF HORROR EDGAR ALLAN POE #1 (Of 3)|
|HOTWIRE COMIX SC|
|ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #16|
|INNOCENCE AND SEDUCTION HC|
|JACK STAFF #10|
|JEREMIAH HARM #3|
|JUXTAPOZ MAGAZINE #65|
|KIKIS DELIVERY SERVICE FILM COMICS VOL 2 SC|
|KRAZY & IGNATZ 1937-1938 SC|
|LEES TOY REVIEW APR 2006 #163|
|LOVE & ROCKETS VOL. 2 #16|
|MAN FROM KRYPTON SC|
|MAN-BAT #2 (Of 5)|
|MARVEL ADVENTURES AVENGERS #1|
|MARVEL ADVENTURES FLIP MAGAZINE #12|
|MARVEL LEGACY 1970S HANDBOOK|
|MICKEY MOUSE AND FRIENDS #289|
|MILTON CANIFFS STEVE CANYON 1950 SC|
|MILTON CANIFFS STEVE CANYON 1951 SC|
|MOON KNIGHT #2|
|MS MARVEL #3|
|NEO MAGAZINE #19|
|NEW MANGAVERSE #5 (Of 5)|
|NEW MYSTERY AVENTURES DEC 1935 REPLICA|
|NYMPH VOL 1 SC|
|PARADOX #3 (Of 3)|
|PHANTOM LEGACY SC|
|READ OR DIE VOL 2 SC|
|RED SONJA CLAW DEVILS HANDS #3 (Of 4)|
|RETRO ROCKET #2 (Of 4)|
|REX MUNDI #18|
|RIVAL SCHOOLS #1|
|SCOOBY DOO #108|
|SGT ROCK THE PROPHECY #5 (Of 6)|
|SHIVERS MAY 2006 #127|
|SILENT HILL DEAD ALIVE #5 (Of 5)|
|SIMPSONS COMICS #118|
|SIMPSONS VOL 5 BIG BOUNCY BOOK OF BART SIMPSON SC|
|SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #162|
|STAR WARS REBELLION #2|
|SUPERMAN BATMAN #25|
|SUPERMARKET #1 2ND PRINT|
|SUPERMARKET #2 2ND PRINT|
|SWEETY VOL 1 SC (Of 7)|
|TALENT #1 (Of 4)|
|TALES FROM RIVERDALE DIGEST #11|
|TALES OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #23|
|TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS #3|
|ULTIMATE X-MEN #70|
|VERVE EVER MEULEN SC|
|VIDEO WATCHDOG JAN 2006 #125|
|VIRGIL FINLAYS FAR BEYOND HC|
|WALT DISNEYS VACATION PARADE #3|
|WINSOR MCCAY VOL 7 EARLY WORKS|
|WIZARD ANIME INSIDER #33|
|WOLVERINE CLASSIC VOL 3 SC|
|WOLVERINE ORIGINS #2|
|WOLVERINE ORIGINS #2 VARIANT|
|WORKS MAY 2006 #6|
|X-MEN FAIRY TALES #1 (Of 4)|
|X-MEN FIRESTAR DIGEST SC|
|X-MEN POSTER BOOK|
|Y THE LAST MAN VOL 7 PAPER DOLLS SC|