GEEKLY WEEKLY COMIC GUIDE (August 3, 2011)

GEEKLY WEEKLY COMIC GUIDE (August 3, 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.

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Avengers Academy #17

Written by CHRISTOS GAGE Pencils by SEAN CHEN Covers by BILLY TAN
FEAR ITSELF TIE-IN! Trapped in the Infinite Mansion with murderous demigods, the heroes-in-training of Avengers Academy must do the unthinkable…or die! Is this the issue where the students choose evil? Find out as August delivers two issues of the series that IGN calls “the under-appreciated gem of the Avengers franchise.”
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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50 Girls 50 #3 (of 4)

story FRANK CHO & DOUG MURRAY art AXEL MEDELLIN cover FRANK CHO
The penultimate chapter of FRANK CHO (X-Men: Schism) and DOUG MURRAY’s (The ‘Nam) galaxy-spanning sci-fi epic has arrived! With the ESS Savannah now further from Earth than ever before, the crew is faced with the fact they may have to make a new home elsewhere. Will their new planet’s natives welcome them with open arms? No. Not even close.
Format: LIMITED SERIES
Price: $2.99

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Batman: Gates of Gotham #4 (of 5)

Written by SCOTT SNYDER and KYLE HIGGINS; Art and covers by TREVOR MCCARTHY; 1:25 Variant covers by DUSTIN NGUYEN
Batman, Red Robin, Robin and Black Bat are all thrown into a race against time as The Architect’s true plan is revealed! But what does that mean for Oswald Cobblepot and Tommy Elliot? And just how does the first Super Villain of Gotham City factor into The Architect’s plot to destroy the city’s first families? Be here for the exciting penultimate issue!
Format: FC, 32pg., LIMITED SERIES
Price: $2.99

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Dark Tower: The Gunslinger – The Battle of Tull #3 (of 5)

Written by PETER DAVID Pencils & Cover by MICHAEL LARK
Roland Deschain has been mistaken for the Antichrist! In the cursed town of Tull, the gunslinger enters the church presided over by the huge, imposing minister named Syliva Pittson.And once he enters, she shrieks that Roland is the Crimson King himself as the town then descends on him in a murderous frenzy! And, if the hunted gunslinger survives, he must learn the dark secret of the enormous woman who sought his death. It’s a shocker!
Format: 32pg., LIMITED SERIES
Price: $3.99

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Flashpoint #4 (of 5)

Written by GEOFF JOHNS; Art by ANDY KUBERT and SANDRA HOPE; Covers by ANDY KUBERT and SANDRA HOPE; 1:25 Black and white variant covers A by ANDY KUBERT; Variant cover B by IVAN REIS and GEORGE PEREZ
FLASH FACT: The war between the Amazons and the Atlantians has arrived. The battle between Diana of Themyscira and Emperor Aquaman will tear this world apart unless The Flash can fix it!
Format: FC, 40pg., LIMITED SERIES
Price: $3.99

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Herc #6

writers Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente artist Neil Edwards
FEAR ITSELF TIE-IN! Depowered, abandoned by those closest to him and cast away in a twisted, nightmarish version of his new home of Brooklyn, Hercules prepares for to make his stand against Kyknos, son of his immortal enemy Ares, and Hecate, the villainous goddess of witchcraft. Will strength and heart alone be enough to overcome his seemingly insurmountable obstacles, or will this be the final, fatal trial of Hercules? Star writers Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente team up with ace artist Neil Edwards to bring the closing chapter to Hercules versus FEAR ITSELF.
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Hero Comics 2011 #0 (One-Shot)

Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, John Layman, Richard Starkings, Steven Perry, Ralph Reese (w) Mike Dringenberg, Sam Kieth, Rob Guillory, Chris Ivy, Stephen R. Bissette, Ralph Reese (a) J. Scott Campbell, Adam Hughes
Hero Comics 2011 reunites the original Sandman creative team for the first time in more than 20 years! Gaiman, Kieth, Dringenberg, together again at last! This is BIG! This is THE BEATLES getting back together for one final album-this is an event that is not to be missed! But that’s not all, we also have an exclusive CHEW short story by John Layman and Rob Guillory! Chew was one of the most honored and acclaimed books last year, taking the comics world by storm. Its meteoric rise included an Eisner Award for best new series of the year! Plus, we’ve got a beauty of an ELEPHANTMAN story by Richard Starkings and Dougie Braithwaite! Special bonus-Sam Kieth brings you a behind-the-scenes mini-memoir of how this Sandman-alum project came to be. Plus true-to-life experiences from comics creators who have personally benefitted from the Hero Initiative!
Format: ONE-SHOT
Price: $3.99

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Heroes For Hire #10

Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING Penciled by KYLE HOTZ Cover by Jay Anacleto & BRIAN HABERLIN
FEAR ITSELF TIE-IN Manhattan’s in flames and while some of the Heroes For Hire fight to control the apocalyptic situation, others are fighting each other at the command of a threat they-and you-never saw coming!
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Iron Man 2.0 #7 Point One

Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Penciller (cover):
Ariel Olivetti
FEAR ITSELF TIE-IN! China is about to become scorched earth! The monstrous agents of FEAR ITSELF rip across the continent, as War Machine and the Immortal Iron Fist finally live up to their mysterious destiny! And will Marvel’s newest hero unite Rhodey and the Immortal Weapons…or tear them apart?!
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Irredeemable #28

(W) Mark Waid (A) Peter Krause
Haven’t picked up Irredeemable yet? Now is your chance as a brand new arc is set to begin in this multiple Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated series. The Plutonian has gone from a Mad God wreaking havoc on the world to a captured denizen of an intergalactic insane asylum. Legendary comic writer Mark Waid continues this rollercoaster of a saga with an issue that’s new reader friendly and sure to shock longtime fans. Don’t dare miss this epic superhero comic that is redefining the genre!
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Jonah Hex #70

Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI; Art by RYAN SOOK and MICK GRAY; Cover by RYAN SOOK
For a man like Jonah Hex, death is a constant presence — always looming, always ready to strike. But how and when will it come for Hex? Find out here, as guest artist Ryan Sook illustrates a very unusual HEX tale, one we could only call “Weird Western.”
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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The Punisher #1

Greg Rucka and artist Marco Checchetto
TIME TO GET BACK TO WORK. For Frank Castle death comes easy…life is where things gets complicated. Fully loaded with the Eisner winning writer Greg Rucka (Batwoman, Queen and Country, WOLVERINE) and neo-superstar artist Marco Checchetto (Amazing Spider-Man, Daredevil), the BIGGEST GUN of all returns with blood on his hands and vengeance in his eyes. As New York City’s body counts continue to rise, the city’s streets are teeming with more methodical criminals than ever and a police force doing it’s best to keep its head above water. The Punisher has returned to serve his own brand of justice with everything’s he’s got… but can he survive the darkness stored in his own arsenal? Plus bonus pages exploring some of the new personalities in Frank’s life…and how closely intertwined living is with dying.

Format: 40pg., COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Rachel Rising #1

(W/A/C) Terry Moore
Rachel wakes up at sunrise on a shallow grave in the woods and discovers the freshly murdered body in the dirt is her own. With events of the previous night a blur, Rachel seeks out her boyfriend Phillip. But Phillip has a new girl now and Rachel is beginning to suspect she rose from the grave for a reason… revenge! Don’t miss the Premier Issue of this haunting new series by Eisner and Harvey Award-winning creator Terry Moore!
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Red Skull #2 (of 5)

Writer:
Greg Pak
Penciller:
MIRKO COLAK
Penciller (cover):
David Aja
The young man who will be the Red Skull struggles to stay alive, as the martial drumbeat of Berlin’s forces of evil grows in power. Johann’s life is a hardscrabble fight and a miserable existence…hunger, thievery, scrapping with street gangs…until he wins the affections of a friendly shopkeeper and his daughter. But if a boy raised himself on the streets through violence, can there be any other way but tragic destiny?
Format: FC, 32pg., LIMITED SERIES
Price: $2.99

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Scalped #51

Written by JASON AARON Art by R.M. GUERA Cover by JOCK
In ‘Knuckle Up’ part 1 of 5, it’s war on the reservation as Red Crow loses his grip on the reins, Agent Nitz gains momentum and Dash Bad Horse faces his toughest foe yet.
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Secret Six #36

Written by GAIL SIMONE; Art and cover by J. CALAFIORE
Bane’s ambitious plans turn darker and deadlier than anyone imagined, putting The Secret Six in the most perilous position of their nasty little lives! No one escapes unscathed in this one — and the Six won’t ever be the same!
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Severed #1

story SCOTT SNYDER & SCOTT TUFT art / cover ATTILA FUTAKI
‘NOTHING WASTED,’ Part One 1916. A man haunts the roads; a man with sharp teeth and a hunger for flesh. When 12-year-old Jack Garron runs away from home, he’ll see how quickly the American Dream becomes a nightmare. Be there at the beginning of the series that everyone will be talking about! From Eisner-nominated writer SCOTT SNYDER (American Vampire, Detective Comics), SCOTT TUFT and ATTILA FUTAKI (NYT Best-Selling-Artist: Percy Jackson) comes the most terrifying horror series of 2011–SEVERED.
Format: COMIC
Price: $2.99

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S.H.I.E.L.D. Vol. 2 #2

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN Penciled by DUSTIN WEAVER Cover by GERALD PAREL Historical Variant by DUSTIN WEAVER
Why don’t we know about the first super heroes of the Marvel Universe? Leonardo Da Vinci, Imhotep, Sir Issac Newton, Nostradamus and Galileo are among the members of the Brotherhood of the Shield and have saved us all countless times. What events did they set in motion that still affect the Marvel U today? Do not miss the book that will be talked about for the next ten years.
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Sweet Tooth #24

Written by JEFF LEMIRE; Art and cover by JEFF LEMIRE
“Endangered Species” concludes! As Gus lies dying, he has a new and terrible vision that will test the group’s faith. Meanwhile, Lucy and Jepperd’s relationship crumbles, and Walter Fish is left to pick up the pieces.
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Thunderbolts #161

Written by JEFF PARKER Penciled by DECLAN SHALVEY Covers by J.S. ROSSBACH
FEAR ITSELF TIE-IN Juggernaut has brought destruction to the American Midwest. His team- the alpha squad of the Thunderbolts – have caught the full fury of Cain Marko joined to the ancient force of The Serpent. It all comes down to this! A stand has to be taken and the worst threats of a lost age will face the worst threats of today- the combined squads of the THUNDERBOLTS! It’s a major battle with major upheaval as members are transformed completely and others will reveal secret agendas– and betray their team. This explosive finale will change the Thunderbolts in profound ways, and turn old friends into bitter enemies. Don’t miss it!
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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The Walking Dead Weekly #31

story ROBERT KIRKMAN art / cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
The next exciting issue!
Format: COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Avengers Academy Premiere Vol. 2: Real World HC

Written by CHRISTOS GAGE Penciled by MIKE MCKONE, SEAN CHEN & TOM RANEY Cover by MIKE MCKONE
Hank Pym returns to his greatest role! That’s right, Giant-Man is back! Then, the Avengers Academy students take on a mission of vengeance against the Hood, and Finesse goes off in search of the man who could be her father: Taskmaster! But everything changes when Korvac returns and defeats the Avengers. Now, the world’s only hope lies with the Avengers Academy students, who have been aged to adulthood! With time manipulated, the team gets a glimpse of what the future might hold for them. For some, it’s a revelation; for others, a life sentence! Can they overcome their personal demons and master unfamiliar abilities in time to defeat a foe powerful enough to conquer Earth’s Mightiest Heroes? And if that wasn’t enough, enter the Young Allies, the Initiative – and the Sinister Six! Collecting AVENGERS ACADEMY #7-14.
Format: 184pg., HARD COVER
Price: $24.99

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Oz The Marvelous Land of Oz TP

Written by ERIC SHANOWER Penciled by SKOTTIE YOUNG Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
L. Frank Baum’s magical world of Oz comes to life in a way you never imagined! Follow the adventures of a young boy named Tip as he escapes the servitude of the mean old witch Mombi and runs away with his newly created magical companion, Jack Pumpkinhead. Along the way, they meet Sawhorse and follow the legendary Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City – now ruled by King Scarecrow! But when Jinjur overthrows King Scarecrow and Mombi returns, Tip and his friends must enlist the aid of Glinda, the Good Witch, to try to set things right in Oz! Collecting THE MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ #1-8.
Format: 200pg., TRADE PAPERBACK
Price: $19.99

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Spider-Man Big Time TP

Written by DAN SLOTT Penciled by HUMBERTO RAMOS Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS
The Avengers are working under your leadership in the field (darn right!), a high-salary job in the science industry just fell into your lap (about time!), and you have an awesome new girlfriend (finally!). Face it, Peter Parker – you just hit the Big Time! But just when things are looking amazing for ol’ Spidey, along comes the Hobgoblin to raise a little ruckus. With Norman Osborn in the pokey, there’s a giant-sized Goblin power vacuum – one Roderick Kingsley is more than willing and able to fill! And facing the threat of the newly revived Hobgoblin will take all of Spidey’s resolve – and probably a new costume, to boot! It’s a new status quo in the life, love and adventures of Peter Parker and Spider-Man – guest-starring the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, and a cavalcade of Spidey’s greatest friends and foes!Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #648-651.
Format: 144pg., TRADE PAPERBACK
Price: $14.99

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Walter Simonson’s Thor HC Artist’s Edition

Walter Simonson (w/a/c)
Last year, IDW Publishing released the inaugural Artist’s Edition book, printing the entire Rocketeer saga by Dave Stevens from the original art and at the same size it was drawn. The book was a smash hit and quickly sold out. This year, IDW Publishing, in cooperation with MARVEL Comics, is pleased to offer the second book in the series: Walter Simonson’s Thor: Artist’s Edition! This collection will present Thor 337-340 and 360-362-Simonson’s first story, followed by one of his favorite arcs. Thor #337 is one of the groundbreaking issues in modern comics, introducing the classic character, Beta Ray Bill. It was a runaway sellout when first released and it has only gained prominence with time. Simonson went on to write and draw approximately 40 issues of Thor and his legendary run on the title is an undisputed classic. All the pages in the Artist’s Edition were scanned from Simonson’s personal original art to ensure the highest possible quality reproduction. While appearing…
Format: HARD COVER
Price: $120.00

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Batman Incorporated: Balanced Case Asst AF

Bruce Wayne returns to Gotham City from his trip through time with a new mission, to recruit worthy hearoes to don the mantle of the bat! Realizing he can’t fight evil alone, Batman teams up with an array of heroes across the globe. Traveling the world, testing and training a strong team, Bruce Wayne builds a nearly unstoppable network of crimefighters. KNIGHT: 6.85″ h BATMAN: MAN OF BATS: 6.75″ h BATMAN: 6.75″ h DAMIAN WAYNE AS ROBIN: 5.5″ h All four figures feature multiple points of articulation and include a display base. 4-color clamshell blister card packaging.
Format: ACTION FIGURE
Price: PI
Price: $3.50

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