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Posted March 19, 2013 by Norby Ela in Columns
 
 

GEEKLY WEEKLY GUIDE (Mar 20, 2013)

GEEKLY WEEKLY GUIDE (Mar 20, 2013)

Here are our picks of comics (singles, TPBs, HCs OGNs, Toys, Apparel and other geeky stuff) and what-not that will be 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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Top #1 Issue right here. This is gonna be a sleeper hit for me.

Star Wars Legacy #1 Prisoner of the Floating World
Writer: Bechko, Corinna
Artist: Hardman, Gabriel
Cover Artist: Rosenberg, Rachelle
Despite her famous heritage, Ania Solo is just a girl trying to make her way in a galaxy gone bad. But it all gets worse when she comes into possession of a lightsaber and an Imperial communications droid – and discovers she has been targeted for death!
Format: COMIC
Price: $2.99
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Good story and good art, this is all you want in a comic book

All-New X-Men #9
Writer: Bendis, Brian Michael
Artist: Marquez, David
Cover Artist: Immonen, Stuart
* The Original Five X-Men get new costumes!
* Series main-artist Stuart Immonen returns!
* Mystique makes her big move.
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99
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The Big Two are releasing both two of their flagship titles this week… sige nga, maghawakan nga kayo ng tenga 

Avengers #8
Writer: Hickman, Jonathan
Artist: Weaver, Dustin
Cover Artist: Weaver, Dustin
“SYSTEM FAILURE”
* The Avengers face off against the World Breaker.
* Discover the imminent threat to the Avengers World.
* Watch as we get our first hints as the hidden connections between the events of Avengers and New Avengers.
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99
New Avengers #4
Writer: Hickman, Jonathan
Artist: Epting, Steve
Cover Artist: Jock,
“WORLD EATER”
* The Illuminati have learned that Earth is the center point for the death of the Universe.
* If this is true, doesn’t that mean destroying it might save everything else?
* Enter the world eater, Galactus.
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99
Justice League #18
Writer: Johns, Geoff
Artist: Reis, Ivan
Cover Artist: Reis, Ivan
* Cyborg takes center stage as events fall into place for next month’s massive new story arc: “OFF THE GRID”!
* Also, Batman continues to be question the Superman/Wonder Woman alliance and Aquaman’s future with the League.
* Plus: The Shazam backup story reveals the origin of Black Adam-and what it means for Billy Batson’s survival!
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99
Justice League of America #2
Writer: Johns, Geoff
Artist: Finch, David
Cover Artist: Finch, David
* The new Justice League of America team continues to form, but the question remains: What do these heroes want in return for their membership?
* Secret motives are everywhere, and the outcome will have a huge impact on this team and the rest of The New 52!
* Plus, the alien MANHUNTER’s back-up series begins revealing more about J’onn’s plans for this team…and the other Justice League. ? The new Justice League of America team continues to form, but the question remains: What do these heroes want in return for their membership?
* Secret motives are everywhere, and the outcome will have a huge impact on this team and the rest of The New 52!
* Plus, the alien MANHUNTER’s back-up series begins revealing more about J’onn’s plans for this team…and the other Justice League.
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99
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Constantine… “Whoa, demons” (Trying to do a really good Keanu Reeves impression)

Constantine #1
Writer: Jeff Lemire, Ray Fawkes
Artist: Guedes, Renato
Cover Artist: Ryp, Juan Jose
* The star of JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK is unleashed in his all-new ongoing series!
* Liar, cheater, manipulator…John Constantine is all of these, and yet he uses these skills and more to protect the world from the darkest corners of the DC Universe.
* What Constantine learns in this first issue will shake the very foundations of the New 52…and only he knows how to deal with it!
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99
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Matt Kindt-LOVE

Mind Mgmt #9
Writer: Kindt, Matt
Artist: Kindt, Matt
Cover Artist: Kindt, Matt
The fight against the shadowy Mind Management organization spreads to the Middle East! The race is on, as former agent Henry Lyme and investigator Meru rush to recruit assets like the Musician-whose pop music influences the politics and unrest in Egypt-before MIND MGMT does!
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99
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These two are on my list for my GEEK SHELF at home

Batman Vol. 2: The City of Owls  HC
Writer: Snyder, Scott
Artist: Capullo, Greg
Cover Artist: Capullo, Greg
After a series of deadly discoveries, Bruce Wayne has learned that the Court of Owls is real – and a deadly threat out to control Gotham City!
Unleashing their deadly assassins known as the Talons, Batman must stop the insidious Court of Owls before they claim the city for their own. In doing so, The Dark Knight will uncover dark secrets – not just about the city he’s sworn to protect, but about the history of the Wayne family.
Collects BATMAN #8-12 and BATMAN ANNUAL #1.
Format: HARD COVER
Price: $24.99
Massive Vol. 1: Black Pacific TP
Writer: Wood, Brian
Artist: Donaldson, Kristian
Cover Artist: Wood, Brian
In this first volume of Brian Wood’s new, sprawling postapocalyptic epic, follow the crew of the Kapital from the flooded remnants of Hong Kong to Unalaska, with stops in Antarctica and Mogadishu, as post-Crash ethics and economics are explored across a broken world. Collecting issues #1-#6 of the series, plus three eight page stories from Dark Horse Presents.
Format: TRADE PAPERBACK
Price: $19.99
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Support Your Own: Leinil Yu, Gerry Alanguilan, Ed Tadeo and Mico Suayan

Indestructible Hulk #5
Writer: Waid, Mark
Artist: Yu, Leinil Francis
Cover Artist: Yu, Leinil Francis
* Hulk versus Attuma!
* What is the secret of Lost Lemuria?
* Attuma’s schemes guarantee death for all air-breathers!
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99
Kevin Smith’s Bionic Man #18
Writer: Gillespie, Aaron
Artist: Tadeo, Edgar
Cover Artist: Tadeo, Edgar
Caught in a lethal crossfire between a growing rebellion and a vicious dictator determined to hold on to power at any cost, the Bionic Man must enlist help if he’s to make it to Libue’s capitol city in time to stop certain catastrophe. Once there, Steve navigates the bloody streets, desperate to locate the country’s nuclear weapons before it’s too late. But as time ticks away, he uncovers a plot far more insidious than he expected.
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99
Superior TP
Writer: Millar, Mark
Artist: Yu, Leinil Francis
Cover Artist: Yu, Leinil Francis
Another explosive chapter in this Eisner Award-winning series! Both Walker and Pilgrim are now FBI agents, and they’re faced with a case so outrageous and so dangerous it will take more than just their expertise to solve. This all-new, all-different series focusing on federal powers crimes is a perfect jumping-on point for new readers. Plus: a new, never-award-winning POWERS letter column!
Format: TRADE PAPERBACK
Price: $19.99
Harbinger #10
Writer: Dysart, Joshua D. M.
Artist: Perez, Pere
Cover Artist: Suayan, Mico
Lead or die. Peter Stanchek is about to face his toughest test yet. Trapped between the opposing forces of Toyo Harada’s Eggbreakers and Project Rising Spirit, Peter Stanchek and his wayward band of renegade telekinetics are about to find themselves in a vicious, three-way firefight. Can they put aside their fears and do battle as the team they’ll need to be to survive? The Renegades are about to make their big debut – and, when the smoke clears, the Valiant Universe is going to be a very different place.
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99
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For your little princess

My Little Pony Micro Series (of 6) Rainbow Dash
Writer: Lindsay, Ryan
Artist: Fleecs, Tony
Cover Artist: Mebberson, Amy
All of Bud Sagendorf’s covers are brilliant genius, but this sports his greatest of all-one of the classic covers of comics history! And you can judge this comic by its cover… Popeye, Wimpy and Swee’ Pea are the hilarious cast in the rollicking fun comic “On the House.” The backup feature with Sappo and Watasnozzle has to be seen to be believed for it’s astonishing surrealness! Plus two Popeye-and one Swee’ Pea-mini-features. All beautifully reproduced on high-quality paper. You’ll love it! Collect them all!
Format: LIMITED SERIES
Price: PI
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Girl Power!

Batwoman #18
Writer: Williams, J. H.
Artist: McCarthy, Trevor
Cover Artist: McCarthy, Trevor
* A new story arc begins here as Batwoman adjusts to her new partner and her new role in the war on crime.
* Guest-starring Batman!
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99
Captain Marvel #11
Writer: DeConnick, Kelly Sue
Artist: Andrade, Filipe
Cover Artist: Quinones, Joe
* NEW Deathbird! Terror from the skies as Captain Marvel confronts a new version of an old foe!
* Can’t keep our girl down. Captain America gives Carol new wings in the form of old wheels.
* What would happen if your enemies knew your most dangerous secret? Captain Marvel is about to find out!
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99
Wonder Woman #18
Writer: Azzarello, Brian
Artist: Akins, Tony
Cover Artist: Chiang, Cliff
We’ve seen the history Wonder Woman shares with Ares – but what does the God of War have planned for her future?
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99
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Space-related goodies

Captain America #5
Writer: Remender, Rick
Artist: Romita, John
Cover Artist: Romita, John
THE ODD WAR OF DIMENSION Z BEGINS!
* Zola’s terrible experiments on the indigenous creatures give birth to a terrible new foe! No flesh escapes The Patchwork!
* Captain America vs Jet Black, with the fate of Ian in the balance.
* A young Steve Rogers must help his family to survive their worst year of the Great Depression, but how far will he go?
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99
Nova #2
Writer: Loeb, Jeph
Artist: McGuinness, Ed
Cover Artist: McGuinness, Ed
* A boy, a helmet, and an intergalactic legacy!
* Sam Alexander isn’t just any 15-year old, he’s just been recruited to the Nova Corps: the Universe’s police force.
* What do you get when you pair a raccoon, a green alien lady and a scared teenager? An amazingly awesome origin tale!
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99
Invincible #101
Writer: Kirkman, Robert
Artist: Ottley, Ryan
Cover Artist: Ottley, Ryan
The Aftermath.
Format: COMIC
Price: $2.99
X-O Manowar #11 
Writer: Venditti, Robert
Artist: Nord, Cary
Cover Artist: Crain, Clayton
PLANET DEATH has arrived! X-O Manowar’s one-man invasion of the Vine’s alien homeworld starts here! At long last, Aric of Dacia will take his revenge on the alien race that have pursued him at every turn. As his Visigoth forefathers sacked Rome, so too will Aric of Dacia bring a devastating assault to the doorstep of his oppressors. Taking the battle directly to the Vine planet of Loam, he will decimate their armies, he will level their cities – and he will not stop until the whole of their empire is reduced to ash. But when one man declares war on an entire world, what painful consequences will he reap for himself – and for the whole of human race?
Featuring the return of superstar penciller Cary Nord, PLANET DEATH is THE event that will define X-O Manowar’s place in the Valiant Universe. Don’t miss this juggernaut of a storyline when X-O Manowar descends on PLANET DEATH in March!
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99
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My all-time favorite blind guy other than Ray Charles

Daredevil #24
Writer: Waid, Mark
Artist: Samnee, Chris
Cover Artist: Samnee, Chris
* Fateful news about someone close to Daredevil!
* Will Matt be forced to abandon his Daredevil identity?
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99
Daredevil By Mark Waid Vol. 3 TP
Writer: Waid, Mark
Artist: Pham, Khoi
Cover Artist: Rivera, Paolo
Daredevil and Spider-Man form a shaky alliance with not one, but two Punishers when Frank Castle and his killer-in-training Rachel Cole-Alves nearly kill the Man Without Fear in an attempt to obtain the Omega Drive. In a last-ditch effort to end Megacrime’s manhunt, Daredevil convinces the heroes to attack the rival crime families, drawing them in to witness the drive’s destruction while turning its secrets over to the Avengers. But the plan goes pear-shaped and Daredevil’s life hangs in the balance when one hero betrays the group in exchange for the power to bring the international criminal network to its knees! Plus, Matt Murdock enjoys a first date with Assistant D.A. Kirsten McDuffie – until the Black Spectre shows up looking for the drive! Collecting DAREDEVIL (2011) #11-15, AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #6 and PUNISHER (2011) #10.
Format: TRADE PAPERBACK
Price: $16.99
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Sorry, Kindt, Lemire & Wood. Fiona Staples is my first choice. BKV is just a bonus. 

Saga #11
Writer: Vaughan, Brian K.
Artist: Staples, Fiona
Cover Artist: Staples, Fiona
It’s an intergalactic family reunion, as Hazel’s parents and grandparents join forces to escape a dying world.
Format: COMIC
Price: $2.99
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My spidey-sense is tingling

Superior Spider-Man #6 
Writer: Slott, Dan
Artist: Ramos, Humberto
Cover Artist: Ramos, Humberto
“Laugh It Off”
* The new super villain duo, JESTER & SCREWBALL, are punking heroes across the internet.
* And now they’ve set their site on the Superior Spider-Man. (Who is SO not good with that.)
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #21
Writer: Bendis, Brian Michael
Artist: Pichelli, Sara
Cover Artist: Pichelli, Sara
VENOM WAR CONTINUES
? As his father lies in critical condition, Miles is desperate to solve the mystery of the new VENOM!!
? How does the villain know so much about Miles?
? Miles turns to the one person who can help him… Gwen Stacy!
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99
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Dark & awesome

Revival #8
Writer: Seeley, Tim
Artist: Norton, Mike
Cover Artist: Frison, Jenny
Mayor Dillisch deals with body parts littering his highways. May Tao investigates Lester while Lester invesigates May Tao. Em gets an invite to an unusual Church meeting.
Format: COMIC
Price: $2.99
B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth #105 Cold Day In Hell #1 (of 2)
Writer: Mignola, Mike
Artist: Snejbjerg, Peter
Cover Artist: Stewart, Dave
Following the deadly events of The Return of the Master, the reanimated director of the Russian occult sciences division leads a rescue mission through a blizzard as the B.P.R.D. engage in battle with more bat-faced monsters. Why are the Russians obsessed with a fallen radio tower in the middle of nowhere?
Format: LIMITED SERIES
Price: $3.50
Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray #1 (of 5)
Writer: Barbiere, Frank J.
Artist: Mooneyham, Chris
Cover Artist: Mooneyham, Chris
A BOLD NEW ERA OF PULP ADVENTURE COMICS BEGINS HERE
After a tragic encounter with an artifact known as “The Dreamstone,” infamous treasure hunter Fabian Gray was possessed by five literary ghosts and has been granted access to their unique abilities.
Join writer FRANK J. BARBIERE and artist CHRIS MOONEYHAM for the most exciting debut of 2013 as they introduce you to a unique world full of action, black magic, exotic locales, and literary allusion!
Format: LIMITED SERIES
Price: $3.50
Price: $2.99
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For me, one of the best books that came out from DC’s New 52. Start here

Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Owls TP
Writer: Snyder, Scott
Artist: Capullo, Greg
Cover Artist: Capullo, Greg
* In this new trade paperback, a series of brutal murders rocks not only Gotham City to its core but also the Caped Crusader himself when the prime suspect is one of Batman’s closest allies: Dick Grayson!
* Collects BATMAN #1-7!
Format: TRADE PAPERBACK
Price: $16.99
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My monthly funnies

Chew #32 
Writer: Layman, John
Artist: Guillory, Rob
Cover Artist: Guillory, Rob
Revelations! Fights! Milkshakes!
Format: COMIC
Deadpool #6
Writer: Duggan, Gerry
Artist: Moore, Tony
Cover Artist: TBD,
* The epic finale of DEAD PRESIDENTS!
* Not everyone gets out alive!
* I mean, besides the Presidents, duh.
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99
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Good & solid series here

Fables #127
Writer: Willingham, Bill
Artist: Buckingham, Mark
Cover Artist: Ruas, Joao
In part 3 of “Snow White,” the newly established Fabletown in the former Castle Dark continues to yield dark secrets. Ruthless Prince Brandish locks one of Fables’ beloved princesses in a tower with no way out. And in Haven, Beast cooks up a scheme involving Geppetto and the Blue Fairy while Flycatcher enjoys a nice, relaxing bath-only to find more than a rubber duckie with him in the tub.
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Conan the Barbarian #14
Writer: Wood, Brian
Artist: Colak, Mirko
Cover Artist: Stewart, Dave
Brian Wood and Mirko Colak test Conan and Bêlit’s love like never before! Under the heat of the Shemite sun, Conan leads a suicidal raid on the fort at Ramah En Ram, while inside Bêlit heads up the fort’s defense! The mystery of Bêlit’s precense inside deepens, even as it drives Conan mad with jealousy and rage!
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.50
Price: $2.99
Winter Soldier Vol. 3: Black Widow Hunt TP
Writer: Brubaker, Ed
Artist: Guice, Butch
Cover Artist: Epting, Steve
The search for the Black Widow is on! And the Winter Soldier is on the trail – with help from Widow’s friends and Avengers teammates Wolverine, Captain America and Hawkeye! But who is hunting the hunter? Her mind cracked and warped, can Bucky save the Black Widow…from herself? As the hunt reaches its shocking end, Bucky must decide whether he is willing to sacrifice everything to help his love. And even if the answer is yes, can the Black Widow even BE saved? Master CAPTAIN AMERICA and WINTER SOLDIER writer Ed Brubaker finishes his critically acclaimed run here – and no one escapes unscathed! Collecting WINTER SOLDIER #10-14.
Format: TRADE PAPERBACK
Price: $15.99
Invincible Iron Man Vol. 10: Long Way Down TP
Writer: Fraction, Matt
Artist: Larroca, Salvador
Cover Artist: Larroca, Salvador
He quit being sober. He quit being an Avenger. Will he really quit being Iron Man? Tony Stark’s life is spiraling out of control – or so it seems. As his deadly chess match against the Mandarin reaches its fateful crescendo, will Tony’s inscrutable strategy result in a hard-fought victory or utter defeat? And if Iron Man is truly no more, what of Pepper, Rhodey and the Stark Resilient team? With revamped rogues from Iron Man’s past on the loose – and the murderous Spymaster finally making his move – all their lives are at stake, and one will be a horrible casualty in Stark’s war against Hammer Industries. If quitting on everything is the price Stark is willing to pay to win, will the cost be too steep? Collecting INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #516-520.
Format: TRADE PAPERBACK
Price: $16.99
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Gonna give these a try

Action Comics #18
Writer: Diggle, Andy
Artist: Daniel, Tony S.
Cover Artist: Daniel, Tony S.
* Welcome the new creative team of writer Andy Diggle and artist Tony S. Daniel!
* Superman battles Orion!
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99
Judge Dredd Year One #1
Writer: Smith, Matthew J.
Artist: Coleby, Simon
Cover Artist: Staples, Greg
“The Long Hard Road” begins here! In an all-new adventure from Joe Dredd’s early days as a Mega City-One Judge, writer (and Eagle-award-winning 2000 AD Editor) Matt Smith presents a tale where “all the young juves, carry the news,” only in this case, the news is delivered with a lethal blow!
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99
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Ooh-La-La

Vertigo Cover Girls Death Statue
Sculpted by Jack Mathews
“You get what anybody gets. You get a lifetime.”
The Cover Girls line of collectibles statues celebrates Vertigo with this beautiful statue of Death, inspired by the Sandman graphic novels. This is the first time that a Vertigo character has ever graced the Cover Girls line, so order now because, as Death herself would tell you, you only live once!
Measuring approximately 11.5″ high x 4.75″ wide x 5″ deep, his hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue is packaged in a 4-color box
Format: STATUES
Price: $99.95

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