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Posted September 11, 2013 by Norby Ela in Columns
 
 

GEEKLY WEEKLY GUIDE (September 11, 2013)

GEEKLY WEEKLY GUIDE (September 11, 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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Superior Spidey-Ock gets the Hardcover Treatment!

Superior Spider-Man Vol. 1 HC

Writer: Slott, Dan
Artist: Various,
Cover Artist: Ramos, Humberto
It’s the story that turned Spider-Man’s world upside-down as a dying Dr. Octopus hatches his master plan for vengeance against Spider-Man: He will become him! When Peter Parker suddenly awakens to find himself trapped in the failing body of his greatest foe, Otto Octavius rejoices in the power and youth of his new form. Can Peter switch their minds back before his time runs out? Yes
Format: HARD COVER
Price: $34.99

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A.T. Invasion!

Adventure Time: Candy Capers #3
Written by Ananth Panagriya & Yuko Ota
Art Ian McGinty

The wacky team-ups keep coming hard and fast in the latest issue of this Peppermint Butler/Cinnamon Bun who-done-it ADVENTURE TIME caper! Last issue, we followed along as Marceline and Tree Trunks tried to be the hero team Ooo didn’t know it needed…who will try to take Finn and Jake’s place this issue? A great series for fans of crime spoofs and kids who can’t get enough of Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys!
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

Adventure Time Vol. 3 TP

Writer: North, Ryan
Artist: Paroline, Shelli
Cover Artist: Houghton, Chris
What Time Is It? Adventure Time! Join Finn the Human, Jake the Dog, and Princess Bubblegum for all-new adventures in The Land of Ooo. The top-rated Cartoon Network show now has its own comic book! Experience the algebraic adventures with your favorite characters like Marceline the Vampire Queen, Lumpy Space Princess, Ice King, Peppermint Butler, and so many more. Not only does this graphic novel collect the out-of-control, adventure-packed third story arc, it also includes the unforgettable ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ story. The biggest hit in the comic book industry in 2012, ADVENTURE TIME has received unmatched critical acclaim and commercial success in all-ages comics!
Format: TRADE PAPERBACK
Price: $14.99

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Personal Favorites…

East of West Vol. 1: The Promise TP

Writer: Hickman, Jonathan
Artist: Dragotta, Nick
Cover Artist: Dragotta, Nick
This is the world. It is not the one we wanted, but it is the one we deserved. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse roam the Earth, signaling the End Times for humanity, and our best hope for life, lies in DEATH. Collects EAST OF WEST #1 – #5.
Format: TRADE PAPERBACK
Price: $9.99

Indestructible Hulk Premiere Vol. 2: Gods and Monster Now HC

Writer: Waid, Mark
Artist: Simonson, Walter
Cover Artist: Simonson, Walter
Superstar creator Walter Simonson returns to his signature character: the mighty Thor! When Bruce Banner takes his lab team to Jotunheim, it can mean only one thing: Hulk vs. Frost Giants! Thor joins the fray, but what’s wrong with the God of Thunder – and why doesn’t he recognize Hulk? As the Frost Giants prepare to invade Earth, not even Hulk and Thor can stand in their way – so they’ll have to call in some help! Plus: Hulk takes on urban crime, and takes the witness stand, as the secrets of Matt Murdock and Bruce Banner’s friendship are revealed! Daredevil guest-stars as the Hulk experiences blind rage! Collecting INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #6-10.
Format: HARD COVER
Price: $24.99

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Indestructible Hulk #13

Writer: Waid, Mark
Artist: Scalera, Matteo
Cover Artist: Singh, Mukesh
“HULK AGENT OF T.I.M.E.” PART 3!
* Guest-Starring the BLACK KNIGHT!
* CHRONARCHISTS in the time of Camelot–with MERLIN at their command!
* BRUCE BANNER is running out of time–literally!
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

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The Walking Dead #114

Writer: Kirkman, Robert
Artist: Adlard, Charlie
Cover Artist: Adlard, Charlie
What would Jesus do?
Format: COMIC
Price: $2.99

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The Manhattan Projects #14

Writer: Hickman, Jonathan
Artist: Pitarra, Nick
Cover Artist: Hickman, Jonathan
story JONATHAN HICKMAN art NICK PITARRA ‘UPWARD BOUND’ Lines are drawn as the Manhattan Projects fractures. Who is on which side? Where are the lines drawn? Can anyone trust anyone? The great game called FUTURE begins! The thrilling FEEL GOOD, BAD SCIENCE series continues in THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS 13: UPWARD BOUND!
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.50

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Solid titles!

Astro City #4

Writer: Busiek, Kurt
Artist: Anderson, Brent Eric
Cover Artist: Ross, Alex
Mattie Sullivan isn’t a super hero or a villain-she uses her telekinetic powers to do special effects for movies and television. But when she’s forcibly ‘recruited’ by a new criminal mastermind, Mattie faces a choice: Will she fight, or will she continue to stay on the sidelines? A look into the lives of super humans who’ve taken different paths, and how they manage.
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Avengers #19

Writer: Hickman, Jonathan
Artist: Yu, Leinil Francis
Cover Artist: Yu, Leinil Francis
* The Avengers, prisoners of war!
* One last desperate plan.
* Betrayal in the Galactic Council.
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Avengers Arena #15

Writer: Hopeless, Dennis
Artist: Walker, Kev
Cover Artist: Deodato, Mike
“BOSS LEVEL” PART TWO: THE UK LOVE TRIANGLE EXPLODES!
* Nara…Anachronism…Bloodstone: whose heart gets broken-or stopped?
* You think you know Cullen’s big secret-guess again!
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Star Wars #9

Writer: Wood, Brian
Artist: Kelly, Ryan
Cover Artist: Eltaeb, Gabe
On her own, out in the wide galaxy, while her friends struggle to escape the Empire and evade bounty hunters, Princess Leia steers her X-wing toward the heart of all her grief-a place she longs for, but should probably never revisit: the shattered ruins of her homeworld of Alderaan.
Format: COMIC
Price: $2.99

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True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys #4 (of 6)

Writer: Way, Gerard
Artist: Cloonan, Becky
Cover Artist: Cloonan, Becky
‘Love. It makes people do dangerous things . . . It’s an emotion better suited for the uncivilized class.’ Wanted fugitives Blue and Red, porno droids that have disobeyed the strict rules of Battery City in the name of love, make a run toward freedom. Will they make it to the city line before BLI pulls their batteries? In the desert, the Girl makes a life-changing discovery and suffers the loss of a dear friend. The party’s over and it’s time to fight!
Preview
Format: LIMITED SERIES
Price: $3.99

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Ultimate Comics Ultimates #30

Writer: Fialkov, Joshua Hale
Artist: Giandomenico, Carmine Di
Cover Artist: Komarck, Michael
THE SHOCKING CONCLUSION OF “ULTIMATES DISASSEMBLED”!!!
* Hold on, you said Kang is WHO?!?
* But, that means _________ has the Infinity Gauntlet?!?
* Nobody can stop them. Nobody except __________.
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Prophet #39

Writer: Roy, Simon
Artist: Roy, Simon
Cover Artist: Maier, Helen
story BRANDON GRAHAM & SIMON ROY art SIMON ROY & GIANNIA MILONOGIANNIS cover HELEN MAIER Die-Hard, a cyborg trying to regain his humanity, looks back over the thousands of years since his birth.
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Rachel Rising #19

Writer: Moore, Terry
Artist: Moore, Terry
Cover Artist: Moore, Terry
Hell hath no fury like a witch scorn, and the village of Manson made a serious mistake when it scorned Lilith 300 years ago. Now her plan for revenge is bearing fruit as she brings the townspeople to their knees with one crippling spell after another. Rachel and Jet are determined to stop her but first they have to make a deal with the devil.
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Deadpool #16

Writer: Duggan, Gerry
Artist: Shalvey, Declan
Cover Artist: Shalvey, Declan
THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY part 2!
* In the heart of the enemy’s clutches, Deadpool meets some uncanny friends…
* Captain America & Wolverine get sucked into the mystery of Deadpool’s past.
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Avengers Arena Vol. 2: Game On Now TP

Writer: Hopeless, Dennis
Artist: Vitti, Alessandro
Cover Artist: Johnson, Dave
What are X-23’s secrets? What is Darkhawk’s big reveal? Secrets explode, alliances shatter, and Apex – the mean girl you love to hate – makes her move as the next chapter of the Arena’s deadly game begins and the contest continues to take its toll! And as Nico makes a valiant stand against Sentinel, Hazmat strikes up a startling new romance – with Reptil?! Apex squares off in a bloody battle against an unexpected opponent, Death Locket gets a shocking eyeful, and Arcade
Format: TRADE PAPERBACK
Price: $15.99

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B.P.R.D. 1948 TP

Writer: Mignola, Mike
Artist: Fiumara, Max
Cover Artist: Mignola, Mike
Atomic-bred monsters are killing civilians in the Utah desert, pitting Professor Bruttenholm, guardian of the child Hellboy, an Anders, the agent possessed by vampires, to investigate. All signs point to a mysterious glass element discovered in the desert as the origin of these dangerous creatures entering our world. Collects the five-issue miniseries.
Preview
Format: TRADE PAPERBACK
Price: $17.99

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Star Wars: Jedi Academy Yr HC

Writer: Brown, Jeffrey
Artist: Brown, Jeffrey
Cover Artist: Brown, Jeffrey
New York Times-bestselling author/illustrator Jeffrey Brown takes readers to a middle school in a galaxy far, far away. Roan’s one dream is to leave home and attend Pilot Academy like his older brother, father, and grandfather. But just as Roan is mysteriously denied entrance to Pilot Academy, he is invited to attend Jedi Academy, a school that he didn’t apply to and only recruits children when they are just a few years old. That is, until now. This inventive novel follows Roan’s first year at Jedi Academy where, under the tutelage of Master Yoda, he learns that he possesses more strength and potential than he could have ever dreamed. Oh, and he learns other important things too – like how to make a baking soda volcano, fence with a lightsaber, slow dance with a girl, and lift boulders with the Force.
Format: HARD COVER
Price: $12.99

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Ultimate Comics X-Men By Brian Wood Vol. 2 TP

Writer: Wood, Brian
Artist: Asrar, Mahmud A.
Cover Artist: Johnson, Dave
The mutants have proven their worth, and Utopia thrives – but at what cost? Kitty makes a choice that could haunt her forever as Mach Two’s jungle insurgency gains strength! Meanwhile, there are eyes in the sky – but who’s watching the mutants? And when the new nation comes under siege, with General Ross leading the charge, Jimmy Hudson prepares for war – and Kitty and Mach Two must work together for the good of mutantkind! The big battle for Utopia is here – but when the dust clears, who will lead the mutant nation? Plus: Kitty Pryde faces off against Jean Grey, and we finally get some answers about Psylocke! Collecting ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #24-28.
Format: TRADE PAPERBACK
Price: $15.99

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Wolverine and the X-Men By Jason Aaron Vol. 6 TP

Writer: Aaron, Jason
Artist: Perez, Ramon K.
Cover Artist: Perez, Ramon K.
Jason Aaron and Eisner Award-winner Ramon Perez kick off the mega story that will define the hottest new X-book for the coming year! Wolverine and the students go to the Savage Land! But Wolverine’s half-brother, Dog Logan, is back – and Wolverine is in for a world of hurt. Which means that the students are on their own in the Savage Land with no supervision. Uh-oh. And after Dog defeats Wolverine and takes charge of the students, which one won’t be coming home? Plus: See the Jean Grey School of the future! The students of JGS put a time-capsule together that you can follow into the future – and learn what happens to all your favorite X-Men. Collecting WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN #25-29.
Format: TRADE PAPERBACK
Price: $17.99

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Wonder Woman Vol. 3  HC

Writer: Azzarello, Brian
Artist: Chiang, Cliff
Cover Artist: Chiang, Cliff
In these stories from issues #0 and #13-18, a terrible betrayal forces Wonder Woman to make a deal with the gods who want her dead, and her “family” grows larger than she could have imagined. Will the mysterious Orion help Wonder Woman rescue Zola’s baby from the clutches of Hermes, or does he have darker intentions?
Format: HARD COVER
Price: $24.99

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Wonder Woman Vol. 2: Guts  TP

Writer: Azzarello, Brian
Artist: Chiang, Cliff
Cover Artist: Chiang, Cliff
In this new trade paperback collecting issues #7-12, Wonder Woman goes to hell! After playing Poseidon, Hades, and Hera against each other, Hades strikes back by kidnapping Zola and trapping her in the Underworld. It’s up to Wonder Woman – with a little help from the God of Love and the God of Smiths – to break Zola out. But what is Hades’ real game? And once you get into the land of the dead, how exactly do you get out?
Format: TRADE PAPERBACK
Price: $14.99

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Support Your Own… Ed Tadeo & Lui Antonio

Kevin Smith’s Bionic Man #23

Writer: Gillespie, Aaron
Artist: Tadeo, Edgar
Cover Artist: Lau, Jonathan
During his mission in China, Steve faces a life-and-death struggle against a truly wicked enemy and an army of indestructible battle mechs. The Bionic Man will have to rely on wits and a strange new partner to escape this one alive!
Preview
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Dejah Thoris and the Green Men of Mars #6 (of 8)

Writer: Rahner, Mark
Artist: Antonio, Lui
Cover Artist: Anacleto, Jay
Shaken from her near-dismemberment, Dejah Thoris must outwit the Thark terrorists set on destroying the new, peaceful status quo! The princess must also stay ahead of a former royal suitor whose prying could expose everything
Preview
Format: LIMITED SERIES
Price: $3.99

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Give these a chance!

Eternal Warrior #1

Writer: Pak, Greg
Artist: Hairsine, Trevor
Cover Artist: Crain, Clayton
New York Times best-selling writer Greg Pak (Planet Hulk, Batman/Superman) and superstar artist Trevor Hairsine (X-O Manowar, X-Men: Deadly Genesis) launch a brand new campaign for Valiant’s undying immortal champion, the Eternal Warrior, in an all-new monthly series! Across five millennia and a thousand battlefields, Gilad Anni-Padda has traversed the darkest, most mysterious corners of the Valiant Universe. But the horror and bloodshed of constant warfare has finally taken its toll on the man myth calls the Eternal Warrior…and he has abdicated his duties as the Fist and the Steel of Earth for a quite life of seclusion. But when a blood vendetta from the distant past suddenly reappears in the modern day, he must decide if he will return to the ways of war…for the child who betrayed him thousands of years ago…
Variants available. Contact local retailer for more information.
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Infinity Hunt #1 (of 4)

Writer: Kindt, Matt
Artist: Sanders, Steven
Cover Artist: Pasarin, Slava
INFINITY TIE-IN!
* Hank Pym, Wolverine, and She-Hulk bring the students of the Marvel Universe together to announce a new CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS!
* This CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS pits the super students of schools all over the Marvel U (including some you’ve never seen before) against each other.
* However, the Contest is interrupted when Thanos’ forces descend on Earth. What do they have to do with the young heroes?
Format: LIMITED SERIES
Price: $3.99

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Kings Watch #1 (of 5)

Writer: Parker, Jeff
Artist: Laming, Marc
Cover Artist: Laming, Marc
Panic spreads across the world. Strange phenomena fills the skies. Millions have nightmares of wild lands filled with horrible creatures… then wake to find the monsters are real. What are three men willing to sacrifice to save us all? Superstar writer Jeff Parker (Dark Avengers, Red She-Hulk) and artist Marc Laming (Planet of the Apes) deliver the earth-crushing event of 2013, featuring Flash Gordon, The Phantom, and Mandrake the Magician like you’ve never seen them!
Format: LIMITED SERIES
Price: $3.99

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Most Forever Villains Tie-ins

Batman #23.2 Riddler

Writer: Snyder, Scott
Artist: Haun, Jeremy
Cover Artist: March, Guillem
With The Dark Knight out of the picture, The Riddler engages in an epic game of wits. Learn what maddening early moments led a young Edward Nygma to evolve into Gotham City’s Prince of Mischief! And see how events of ZERO YEAR continue to affect The Riddler today!
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Justice League #23.2 Lobo

(W) Marguerite Bennett (A) Ben Oliver (CA) Aaron Kuder
Deep in the dark corridors of space lives a black-hearted being of unimaginable power. He’s witnessed horrors beyond description and committed unparalleled evils. In all of history, no being has ever been capable of as much chaos and terror as this lone individual. This is the story of the man called Lobo. He’s coming. And he’s bringing all of hell with him.
Format: COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Colli– I mean, FBP has issue 3!

FBP Federal Bureau of Psychics #3

Writer: Oliver, Simon
Artist: Rodriguez, Robbi
Cover Artist: Fox, Nathan
Vertigo’s strangest new series continues! While FBP Agent Adam Hardy sticks to his mission, inside the ‘bubbleverse’ his partner Jay is carrying out a very different operation, one that will endanger them both and throw the world of Collider on its head!
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

 

 


Norby Ela

 
FlipGeeks Operations Editor, Managing Editor of Comics, Komiks, Manga, atbp.