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Posted August 21, 2013 by Norby Ela in Columns
 
 

GEEKLY WEEKLY GUIDE (August 21, 2013)

GEEKLY WEEKLY GUIDE (August 21, 2013)

Here are our picks of comics (singles, TPBs, HCs OGNs, Toys, Apparel and other geeky stuff) and what-not that are released weekly. We know that comic books and other geeky merchandise are expensive. But, we are here to for you on what books & trade of geekery are great and worthy of buying.

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Nanananananananana… BATMAN!!!

Batman ’66 #2

Written by: Jeff Parker Art by: Ty Templeton Cover by: Mike Allred Variant Cover by: Kevin Maguire It’s the middle of summer, so why is an iceberg blocking Gotham harbor? Aided by his new accomplice, Mr. Freeze, the Penguin floats in on a giant iceberg that he declares to be a soverign nation. Now, in order for ships to pass and commerce to continue, everyone is going to have to pay a toll to “Emperor Penguin.” Will the beaked criminal really be able to use diplomatic immunity to pull off this pernicious piracy? DIGITAL FIRST! Format: FC, 40pg., COMIC Price: $3.99

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Batman Beyond Universe #1

Writer: Higgins, Kyle Artist: Silas, Thony Cover Artist: Murphy, Sean The new series begins here with all-new creative teams and all-new adventure! Format: COMIC Price: $3.99

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Oooh, Matt Kindt!

Bloodshot #0

Writer: Kindt, Matt Artist: Cross, Chris Cover Artist: Bullock, Dave Discover the declassified secret history of Project Rising Spirit’s Bloodshot program and its most successful soldier – as told by superstar creator Matt Kindt (MIND MGMT, Justice League of America) and fan favorite artist ChrisCross (Superman/Batman)! From the darkest days of World War II and Korea, and through the hell of Vietnam and Afghanistan, Bloodshot’s origin leaves a bloody trail of discarded lives and forgotten families. But which memories are real? Which families? Which children? Is Bloodshot many men…or no man at all? Is he simply a soulless killing machine or something more? Who is responsible? And why have the engineered the most dangerous weapon ever conceived by man? This issue holds the answers Variants available. Contact local retailer for more information. Format: COMIC Price: $3.99

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Best sila!

Animal Man #23

Writer: Lemire, Jeff Artist: Pugh, Steve Cover Artist: Portela, Francis In the shocking conclusion of “Splinter Species,” Brother Blood and a stunning murder have Animal Man on the brink of extinction! Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC Price: $2.99

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Daredevil #30

Writer: Waid, Mark Artist: Samnee, Chris Cover Artist: Samnee, Chris * When soars the Silver Surfer! * What weird menace unites Daredevil with the Cosmic Rider of the Spaceways? Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC Price: $2.99

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Indestructible Hulk #12

Writer: Waid, Mark Artist: Scalera, Matteo Cover Artist: Rivera, Paolo “AGENT OF T.I.M.E.” PART 2! * The team-up you’ve been waiting for: HULK and…BRUCE BANNER? * In the last hours before the extinction of the dinosaurs, it’s Hulk vs. the CHRONARCHISTS! * And who is the true TOMORROW MAN? * Guest starring KID COLT, TWO GUN KID and RAWHIDE KID!!! Format: COMIC Price: $3.99

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Support Your Own – Leinil Yu, Heubert Michael & Gerry Alanguilan

Avengers #18

Writer: Hickman, Jonathan Artist: Yu, Leinil Francis Cover Artist: Yu, Leinil Francis * Deep in space, the Avengers join the Council of Worlds as they declare war on their cosmic invaders. * The rebirth of the Skrull Empire. * The first encounter with the Builders. Format: COMIC Price: $3.99

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Vampirella #32

Writer: Jerwa, Brandon Artist: Michael, Hubert Khan Cover Artist: Neves, Fabiano Vampirella finds terror in the heart of Cote de Soleil, an island nation with dark Voudon secrets… and that’s not all! A classic Vampi adversary may be hiding in the shadows, and waiting for the perfect moment to strike! Format: COMIC Price: $3.99

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You’re the Best Around! (Check out Joe Esposito)

X-Men #4

Writer: Wood, Brian Artist: Coipel, Olivier Cover Artist: Connor, Amanda * After the game-changing events of PRIMER, the women of the X-Men must contemplate the future of their makeshift team. * Are the X-women ready for the BATTLE OF THE ATOM that’s right around the corner? * Meanwhile: Jubilee may still look like a kid, but she finds herself burdened with some very adult responsibilities. What kind of plans can a mutant vampire teen mom make for her own future? Variants available. Contact local retailer for more information. Format: COMIC Price: $3.99

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Conan the Barbarian #19

Writer: Wood, Brian Artist: Azaceta, Paul Cover Artist: Stewart, Dave Conan and Bêlit find themselves the unlikely couriers to a mysterious and ancient religious relic. They are soon beset on all sides by the feuding factions that wish to exploit the artifact’s power. Can they reach their destination while keeping their prize-and themselves-intact? Format: COMIC Price: $3.50

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Justice League Dark #23

Writer: Lemire, Jeff Artist: Janin, Mikel Cover Artist: Mahnke, Doug TRINITY WAR CHAPTER 5! The Justice Leagues continues to fracture as the murder of a hero is solved-and the line between justice and vengeance blurs as they head off to find those responsible! Variants available. Contact local retailer for more information. Format: COMIC Price: $3.99

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Superman Unchained #3

Writer: Snyder, Scott Artist: Lee, Jim Cover Artist: Lee, Jim Superman’s found out the secret the U.S. Army tried desperately to keep from him-or more specifically, that secret’s found him! But with hijacked drone aircraft tearing Tokyo apart, there’s not much time for mystery…and with Lois Lane on the case as well, what’s in the darkness will come to the light! Variants available. Contact local retailer for more information. Format: COMIC Price: $3.99

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Fables #132

Writer: Willingham, Bill Artist: Buckingham, Mark Cover Artist: Ruas, Joao Rose Red, as the human avatar of Hope, is inspired to gather her own knights and re-form the Round Table right on the Fables’ farm. Who will be Rose’s new recruits? Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC Price: $2.99

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Ultimate Comics Ultimates #29

Writer: Fialkov, Joshua Hale Artist: Giandomenico, Carmine Di Cover Artist: Komarck, Michael “ULTIMATES DISASSEMBLED” CONTINUES!!! * Twenty seconds in the life of QUICKSILVER…which may prove to be his last! * The identity of ULTIMATE KANG REVEALED! Format: COMIC Price: $3.99

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Wonder Woman #23

Writer: Azzarello, Brian Artist: Chiang, Cliff Cover Artist: Chiang, Cliff Wonder Woman had no choice but to abandon London to the bloodthirsty First Born-but now it’s time to take the city back! If Diana is truly War’s greatest student, then now is the time to prove it! Variants available. Contact local retailer for more information. Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC Price: $2.99

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Deadpool Vol. 2: Soul Hunter Now TP

Writer: Duggan, Gerry Artist: Koblish, Scott Cover Artist: TBD, First: Flash back to Deadpool’s adventures of yesteryear with Iron Man! Then: A demon hires Deadpool to reclaim damned souls! And just in case you didn’t think he could get any stranger, Wade gets in touch with his feminine side! Plus: Deadpool targets a man with aquatic powers, and then teams up with your Superior Neighborhood Spider-Man! And we promise he kills one of those two! Gerry Duggan and Brian Posehn’s hilarious, nonstop reinvention of the Merc With a Mouth continues here! Collecting DEADPOOL (2012) #7-12. Format: TRADE PAPERBACK Price: $15.99

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Fantastic Four Vol. 2: Road Trip Now TP

Writer: Fraction, Matt Artist: Bagley, Mark Cover Artist: TBD, The Fantastic Four’s road trip through time and space continues! On an alien world, the team encounters a thousand-year-old prophecy: Is the Invisible Woman a long-awaited intergalactic messiah? Then, the F4 sightsee in ancient Rome and dine with Caesar on the Ides of March. Did somebody say, ‘Pass the knife’? And it’s a visit to both the beginning and the end of time, as Marvel’s First Family witnesses the Big Bang and the Big Crunch! But to their surprise, they’re not alone! What happens beyond the end of infinite time and space? Plus: One day a year, the Thing reverts to his human form. This year, Ben Grimm is going to go home again – as Ben Grimm! And when there’s sibling rivalry between Franklin and Val, all bets are off! Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR (2012) #4-8. Format: TRADE PAPERBACK Price: $15.99

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DC Nation Aardman Af 5 Pack

No Bat-Fan’s collection will be complete without these amazing action figures based on the hilarious animated shorts created by the Academy Award-winning team behind Wallace and Gromit featured on the DC NATION block seen on Cartoon Network. Format: MERCHANDISE Price: PI

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Pop TMNT Raphael Vinyl Fig

Currently starring in comics from IDW Publishing and soon to star in a new film from Transformers director Michael Bay, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are the latest sensation to join Funko’s fan-favorite POP! Vinyl Figures line! These 3 3/4′ tall figures of Leonardo, Donatello, Michaelangelo, Raphael, Shredder, and Splinter feature multiple points of articulation and the stylized urban design that have made these figures so popular. Collect them all to get the heroes on a half-shell! Window box packaging. Format: MERCHANDISE Price: PI

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For the kiddos

Nova #7

Writer: Wells, Zeb Artist: Medina, Paco Cover Artist: McGuinness, Ed * Nova’s Eventful World-Wide Adventure Rockets Roaringly Into Our Renegade Spider! * Zeb Wells (“Robot Chicken”, dressing as Thor on the internet) and Paco Medina (Ultimate X-Men) continue the story of Marvel’s newest, least experienced hero: Sam Alexander. * We’ll get to tying into Infinity next month, but you should probably pick this one up first. Format: COMIC Price: $3.99

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Bravest Warriors #11

Writer: Comeau, Joey Artist: Holmes, Mike Cover Artist: Hesse, Tyson IT’S TIME TO SAVE THE UNIVERSE…AND TALK ABOUT OUR FEELINGS! Join Beth, Wallow, Chris, Danny and Plum as they travel the multiverse saving folks and generally being totally rad dudes! Based on the hit web series from ADVENTURE TIME creator Pendleton Ward! POWER! RESPECT! Format: COMIC Price: $3.99

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Kiss Kids #1 (of 4)

Writer: Ryall, Chris Artist: Holder, Jose Cover Artist: Holder, Jose Presenting the adventures of Li’l Demon, Starchild, Catkid, and Spacey… the KISS Kids gang! This rockin’ new comic offers adventures for all ages (and many in-jokes and familiar characters for the KISS faithful, too.) No blood or fire here, just laughs and fun tales of the little costumed maniacs and the crazy town in which they live. Format: LIMITED SERIES Price: $3.99

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My Little Pony: Micro Series – Cutie Mark Crusaders #7

Writer: Anderson, Ted Artist: Bates, Ben Cover Artist: Mebberson, Amy On a hike through the woods the Cutie Mark Crusaders come across a creature unlike anything they’ve ever seen! When their new friend shows off an incredible ability, the Crusaders see an opportunity to earn their Cutie Marks! But their new friend is hiding an important secret that is sure to have a big impact on our tiny trio! Format: COMIC

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Small But GREAT!

Revival #13

Writer: Seeley, Tim Artist: Norton, Mike Cover Artist: Frison, Jenny The citizens of the quarantine know true fear as Valentine’s Day arrives with its dark herald, KARAOKE TRIPLE DATE NIGHT. Format: COMIC Price: $2.99

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Sixth Gun #33

Writer: Bunn, Cullen Artist: Hurtt, Brian Cover Artist: Hurtt, Brian Even after General Hume was killed, Becky Montcrief feared she had not seen the last of the madman. Now, he has returned-in a way no one could have imagined! How would the world look if the General’s forces had control of the Six? Becky will see it firsthand, but she might not survive to tell the tale! Meanwhile, Gord Cantrell and his friends stage a daring attack on a tribe of skinwalkers! Format: COMIC Price: $3.99

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Thief of Thieves #16

Writer: Kirkman, Robert Artist: Martinbrough, Shawn Cover Artist: Martinbrough, Shawn story ANDY DIGGLE & ROBERT KIRKMAN art / cover SHAWN MARTINBROUGH & FELIX SERRANO A sit down with the Godfather Format: COMIC Price: $2.99

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Chew Vol. 7: Bad Apples TP

Writer: Layman, John Artist: Guillory, Rob Cover Artist: Guillory, Rob Presenting a new storyline of the New York Times Best Selling, Harvey and multiple Eisner Award-winner series about cops, crooks, cooks, cannibals, and clairvoyants. Tony Chu – the cibopathic federal agent with the ability to get psychic impressions from what he eats – is back in action, just in time to face a cult of egg-worshipping terrorists who’ve declared holy war on the chicken-eaters of the world. Collects CHEW # 31-35. Format: TRADE PAPERBACK Price: $12.99

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Spidey fix for this week!

Superior Spider-Man #16

Writer: Slott, Dan Artist: Ramos, Humberto Cover Artist: Ramos, Humberto “Run, Goblin, Run!” Part 2 of 2 * How has the Hobgoblin evaded the Superior Spider-Man for so long? And does that hold the key to the Superior Spider-Man’s greatest success — or greatest failure? It’s the end of the line for Hobgoblin, and possibly an end for a big chapter in the history of Spider-Man. Format: COMIC Price: $3.99

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Spider-Man: Dying Wish TP

Writer: Slott, Dan Artist: Ramos, Humberto Cover Artist: Ramos, Humberto A dying wish for revenge! Dr. Octopus was given a year to live, his body and brain in terminal decline after a lifetime of brutal battles with his arch-foe Spider-Man. So the brilliant madman used that time as you might expect. First, he mobilized an army of Octobots to take over Manhattan. Then, he assembled six sinister super villains to abduct Norman Osborn’s child. Finally, he pursued Spider-Man to the ends of the Earth while threatening to burn the planet to a cinder. And each time, his ambitious plans ended in failure. Or did they? Were his defeats further proof of his madness – or his genius? With Dr. Octopus just hours from death, Spider-Man is about to learn the answer, as one of his oldest enemies turns the tables on him with a dying wish that spells doom for Peter Parker and everyone he loves! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #698-700. Format: TRADE PAPERBACK Price: $19.99

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Superior Spider-Man Vol. 2: Troubled Mind Now TP

Writer: Slott, Dan Artist: Ramos, Humberto Cover Artist: TBD, An Avenger no more? In light of his recent violent actions, will the Avengers kick Spidey off the team? With a villain acting like a hero and a hero acting like a villain, one man has decided enough is enough! The ghostly revenant of Peter Parker fights to regain control of his body, his mind and his destiny! Is this the beginning of the end for Otto Octavius? The time has come to see who will live, who will die – and who will emerge as the one, true Superior Spider-Man! But when the Green Goblin returns, why is Spidey nowhere to be found? Plus: Jester! Screwball! Cardiac! And a new development for a Spider-Man who hasn’t been seen for some time. And by ‘time,’ we mean centuries! Collecting SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #6-10. Format: TRADE PAPERBACK Price: $17.99

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Omnibus of the Week

Mighty Thor Omnibus Vol. 2 HC

Writer: Lee, Stan Artist: Kirby, Jack Cover Artist: Ribic, Esad A masterpiece of immortal action, cosmic scope and boundless drama, Stan and Jack’s THOR collaborations mark a cornerstone of the Marvel Universe – and that’s no small accomplishment coming from the imaginations of the most celebrated creators in comics! This second Omnibus edition brings you milestone stories including the first appearances of Ego the Living Planet, Ulik the Troll and the Wrecker; battles with the Absorbing Man, the Destroyer and the Super-Skrull; adventures into Pluto’s underworld and atop the High Evolutionary’s Wundagore Mountain; the debut of Lady Sif as Thor’s love interest; and classic tales featuring Thor and Hercules. Backed up by ‘Tales of Asgard’ and featuring each issue’s original letters page, it’s an extravaganza on an Asgardian scale! Collecting JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY (1952) #121-125, THOR (1966) #126-152, THOR ANNUAL #2 and NOT BRAND ECHH #3. Format: HARD COVER Price: $99.99


Norby Ela

 
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