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Posted December 5, 2011 by Norby Ela in Columns
 
 

GEEKLY WEEKLY COMIC GUIDE (December 7, 2011)

GEEKLY WEEKLY COMIC GUIDE (December 7, 2011)

Our picks of comics (singles, TPBs, HCs OGNs) and what not that will be released weekly . We know that comic books are expensive and its hard to spend cash these days. We are here to guide you what books are great and worthy to buy.

Action Comics #4

Written by GRANT MORRISON and JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV; Art by RAGS MORALES, GENE HA, RICK BRYANT and MATT CAMP; Cover by RAGS MORALES; Variant cover by GREG CAPULLO; 1:200 B&W Variant cover by RAGS MORALES
Is your mind prepared for an encounter with the deadly Terminauts? What awful master do they serve? What horrible fate awaits Superman and the city of Metropolis? The true scope of Grant Morrison and Rags Morales’ ACTION COMICS run begins to come into view, so get those sunglasses ready, ’cause it is gonna be blinding!
And in a backup story from writer Joshua Hale Fialkov and artist Matt Camp that spins out of ACTION COMICS #2, John Henry Irons takes his first steps toward becoming the hero known as Steel!
Format: FC, 40pg., COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Detective Comics #4

Written by TONY S. DANIEL; Art and cover by TONY S. DANIEL and SANDU FLOREA
As Batman uncovers a deranged plot with far-reaching tentacles that touch some of the city’s most elite citizens, he finds himself facing off against his newest and most fearsome foes: Dollmaker and his twisted family of killers!
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Animal Man #4


Written by JEFF LEMIRE; Art and cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN
After coming face to face with the mysterious Totems, Buddy learns the truth about Maxine’s destiny — but it may be too late, as The Red is infiltrated by agents of The Other, and Buddy struggles to control his new, unfiltered powers with deadly results! Meanwhile, Ellen and Cliff must face the last Hunters alone!
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

You might also like the original run by its creator – Grant Morrison:

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Swamp Thing #4

Written by SCOTT SNYDER; Art by VICTOR IBANEZ; Cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
All across the world, those with a primal connection to the forces of life and death can feel that something is very wrong. The war between The Green and The Other has begun, and the knights of decay walk the Earth unchecked — but without Alec Holland, the Green has no champion strong enough to fight back!
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

You might also like to get the collected editions of Alan Moore’s run:

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Amazing Spider-Man #675

(W) Dan Slott (A/CA) G. Camuncoli
The Vulture is back and making kids do his high flying dirty work for him. With Spidey back on the cops’ bad side will he be able to stop this avian menace from twisting young runaways before another boy falls from the sky?
Format: 32pg., COMIC

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Avengers: The X-Sanction #1 (of 4)

(W) Jeph Loeb (A/CA) Ed McGuinness
How has Cable been reborn? Where has he been since SECOND COMING? And what dark event has driven him to destroy the Avengers?
Format: 32pg., LIMITED SERIES
Price: $3.99

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Avenging Spider-Man #2

(W) Zeb Wells
(A/CA) Joe Madureira
Spider-Man and Red Hulk lead an underground army in this action packed extravaganza!
Format: 32pg., COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Punisher #6

(W) Greg Rucka (A) Matthew Clark, Matthew Southworth (CA) Bryan Hitch
THE BIGGEST SHOT OF ALL IS DOWN! A fallen Frank Castle…alive but dead inside. Secrets of the Exchange revealed…and it’s connected to some of the Marvel Universe’s darkest secrets!
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC

If you want a more bloody and violent Punisher read, check these out:

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S.H.I.E.L.D. #4 (of 6)

(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Dustin Weaver
The Immortal City has been destroyed and Issac Newton is on the lam. Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Nostradamus and the Eternal Dynamo need to make an impossible journey to stop him.
Format: FC, 32pg., LIMITED SERIES
Price: $2.99

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Ultimate Comics Spider-Man: Must Have #1

(W/A/CA) Various
Collecting Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #1-#3.
Format: 72pg., COMIC
Price: $4.99
Price: $2.99
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Venom Vol. 2 #10

(W) Rick Remender (A) Lan Medina (CA) Tony Moore
The death of a loved one reminds Flash Thompson that his secret identity is in the hands of the villainous Crime-Master — and the only way to take his life back is to go rogue. But Captain America is out to shut him down.
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Defenders #1

(W) Matt Fraction (A/CA) Terry Dodson
Springing out of Fear Itself! Everyone’s favorite Marvel characters band together to solve a mysterious conspiracy deep at the heart of the Marvel Universe! They are the last line of defense against the forces of the unknown! They are The Defenders!

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Chew #22

Story JOHN LAYMAN
Art / Covers ROB GUILLORY
CHEW #21 ‘MAJOR LEAGUE CHEW,’ Part Two Two captives. Two kidnappers. Note: this issue will ship with two covers, 50/50 distribution, a Tony cover and a Savoy cover.
Format: COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Sweet Tooth #28

Written by JEFF LEMIRE; Art by MATT KINDT; Cover by JEFF LEMIRE
“The Taxidermist” concludes as Thacker leads his crew on an all-out assault on Simpson’s camp in an attempt to slaughter the mysterious antlered child! But will the child live on, or will the plague spread? Jeff Lemire and Matt Kindt conclude their mini-epic in bloody fashion with implications that will affect Gus, Jepperd and more.
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Girls: Complete Collection TP

story JOSHUA LUNA art & cover JONATHAN LUNA
This edition collects the complete run of GIRLS by THE LUNA BROTHERS (THE SWORD, ULTRA). Experience the epic horror series about a small town that is invaded by beautiful, murderous, egg-laying clones. Collects GIRLS #1-24

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The Li’l Depressed Boy TP


(W) S. Steven Struble (A) Various (CA) Lindsay Jane
‘LONELY HEART BLUES’ For the first time in print: Before disastrous road trips. Before style-points. Before Jazmin. Join LDB as he takes his first steps on his search for love. Told in shades of blue with artwork by SAM KIETH, JIM MAHFOOD, JIM VALENTINO and many more. Including never before seen artwork and an exclusive all-new story drawn by SINA GRACE.
Format: TRADE PAPERBACK
Price: $9.99

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Officer Downe: Bigger Better Bastard Edition HC

(W) Joe Casey (A/CA) Chris Burnham
The Badass With A Badge returns in a glorious oversized hardcover! Brought to you JOE CASEY (BUTCHER BAKER) and CHRIS BURNHAM (Batman, Inc.) – now with ADDED PAGES of over-the-top sex and violence – experience OFFICER DOWNE as it was meant to be experienced! You’ve never felt ‘command presence’ quite like this! This is the cop that’ll keep coming back for more, even from beyond the grave! Now with all-new bonus features!
Format: HARD COVER
Price: $12.99

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The Walking Dead Vol. 15 TP

The events of ‘No Way Out’ have affected everyone in the community, and not everyone has survived to pick up the pieces. Rick and the survivors must now try to pick themselves up and carry in the wake of disaster… and by doing so, they find hope. Collects THE WALKING DEAD #85-90
Format: TRADE PAPERBACK
Price: $14.99

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The Walking Dead HC Deluxe Slipcase Edition

story ROBERT KIRKMAN & JAY BONANSINGA
Find out the true origins of The Governor, the most vile and deadly villain to appear in THE WALKING DEAD series. Discover his transformation into the monster we grew to know, presented in a deluxe format that will keep it looking pristine on a bookshelf for decades to come. A must have for any die-hard Walking Dead fan, and the perfect gift for well…anyone.
Format: HARD COVER
Price: $74.99

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Criminal Vol. 6: Last of Innocent TP

Writer: Ed Brubaker
Artist: Sean Phillips
Cover Artist: Sean Philips
Obsession, sex, money, and longing for days long past all collide in THE LAST OF THE INNOCENT. Riley Richards got it all… The hottest girl in school and a ticket to the big time. So why isn’t he happy now? Why can’t he forget the life he left behind in small town Brookview? And why is he plotting a murder? Comics Bulletin says this ambitious CRIMINAL story does for kids comics ‘what Alan Moore did for superheroes with Watchmen’ and now is your chance to read the comic everyone’s been talking about. Introduction by best-selling author, actor, and stand-up comic Patton Oswalt.
Format: TRADE PAPERBACK
Price: $14.99
Spider-Man and Red Hulk lead an underground army in this action packed extravaganza!
Format: 32pg., COMIC
Price: $3.99

Check out other works by Ed Brubaker and Sean Philips:

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Bad Doings And Big Ideas: A Bill Willingham Deluxe Edition HC


Written by BILL WILLINGHAM; Art by SHAWN MCMANUS, PAUL GUINAN, MARK BUCKINGHAM and others; Cover by JAMES BENNETT
Don’t miss this new hardcover collection of tales from FABLES writer Bill Willingham, including the miniseries PROPOSITION PLAYER, THE SANDMAN PRESENTS: THE THESSALIAD and THESSALY; WITCH FOR HIRE, plus THE DREAMING #55, MERV PUMPKINHEAD: AGENT OF D.R.E.A.M., THE SANDMAN PRESENTS: EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT DREAMS BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK, plus Willingham’s short stories from HOUSE OF MYSTERY and FLINCH!

Format: FC, 464pg., HARD COVER
Price: $49.99

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X-statix Omnibus HC

Written by PETER MILLIGAN, X & NICK DERINGTON Penciled by MIKE ALLRED, SEAN PHILLIPS, DARWYN COOKE, DUNCAN FEGREDO, PAUL POPE, NICK DERINGTON, PHILIP BOND, NICK DRAGOTTA & MARCOS MARTIN Cover by MIKE ALLRED
Peter Milligan and Mike Allred’s subversive, media-loving mutants – the world-famous X-Statix – star in a series of bizarre, hilarious and deadly adventures with the most shocking ending ever! See all your favorites – including the Orphan, the Anarchist, Dead Girl, Doop, Venus Dee Milo and U-Go Girl – in action against and alongside Wolverine, the Avengers, Dr. Strange and others! Plus: the awful threats of Bad Guy, Pink Mink, Surrender Monkey and more! Collecting X-FORCE (1991) #116-129; BROTHERHOOD #9; X-STATIX #1-26; WOLVERINE/DOOP #1-2; X-STATIX PRESENTS DEAD GIRL #1-5; and material from X-MEN UNLIMITED (1993) #41, I [HEART] MARVEL: MY MUTANT HEART and NATION X #4.
Format: 1200pg., HARD COVER
Price: $125.00

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Rocketeer Adventures Vol. 1 HC

Mike Allred, John Arcudi, Kurt Busiek, John Cassady, Darwyn Cooke, Lowell Francis, Dave Gibbons, Joe R. Lansdale, Joe Pruett, Jonathan Ross, Ryan Sook and Mark Waid (w) ‘ Mike Allred, John Cassady, Darwyn Cooke, Tommy Lee Edwards, Gene Ha, Scott Hampton, Tony Harris, Michael Kaluta, Brendan McCarthy, Ryan Sook, Bruce Timm and Chris Weston (a) ‘ Alex Ross (c)
Dave Stevens’ The Rocketeer was an instant hit the moment it hit the spinner racks in the early 1980s. After the untimely passing of Stevens several years ago, many thought there would never be another Rocketeer story. But, with the full cooperation of the Stevens family, IDW has produced an anthology book that utilizes the talents of many of comics’ top creators, a veritable Who’s Who of writers and artists, and each one a labor of love to Dave and his greatest creation!
Format: HARD COVER
Price: $24.99

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Chew: Omnivore Edition Vol. 2 HC

(w) John Layman
(a) Rob Guillory
Tony Chu is a detective with a secret. A weird secret. Tony Chu is cibopathic, which means he gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats. It also means he’s a hell of a detective–as long as he doesn’t mind nibbling on the corpse of a murder victim to figure out whodunit and why. He’s been brought on by the Special Crimes Division of the FDA, the most powerful law enforcement agency on the planet, to investigate their strangest, sickest and most bizarre cases. Winner of the 2011 Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series, this gorgeous oversized edition, loaded with extras, collects issues #11-20, the third and fourth story-arcs of the acclaimed series, ‘Just Desserts’ and ‘Flambe’.
Format: HARD COVER
Price: $34.99


Norby Ela

 
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