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Posted March 15, 2011 by Norby Ela in Columns
 
 

GEEKLY WEEKLY COMIC GUIDE (Mar 17, 2011)

GEEKLY WEEKLY COMIC GUIDE (Mar 17, 2011)

Our picks of comics (singles, TPBs, HCs OGNs) 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 what books are great and worthy to buy. We will release this every Tuesday.

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Adventure Comics #524

Written by PAUL LEVITZ; Art by PHIL JIMENEZ & ANDY LANNING; Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ
Paul Levitz (LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES) and Phil Jimenez (INFINITE CRISIS) continue their “Legion Academy” arc starring Legionnaires in training! And the Taurus Gang resurfaces with dark ties to the Academy!
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Amazing Spider-Man #656

Written by DAN SLOTT
Art & Cover by MARCOS MARTIN
Captain America 70th Anniversary Variant Cover by JOE QUESADA
The debut of the NEW SPIDER-ARMOR! If Spider-Man hopes to find a way to defeat his new nemesis MASSACRE, he’ll need the help of his all new, all-power costume! But will protecting the people of New York mean that Spider-Man finally takes the last measure– killing a bloodthirsty madman when there are no other options? (by the way, your first answer is wrong!)
Format: 40pg., COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Bad Dog #4 (MR)

By: Joe Kelly, Diego Greco
Lou is derailed from his quest to score the perfect bender when he finds himself face to face with the mysterious BAKER. Will a sweet job offer mark the end of Lou’s existential crisis…or is he too *@^#$ drunk to notice?
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Avengers Academy #11

Written by CHRISTOS GAGE
Pencils by TOM RANEY
Covers by MIKE MCKONE
The return of the Wasp? The return of Korvac? It’s two book-shaking issues in one month – and issue #12 guest-stars the Avengers! First it’s a ‘day in the life’ of the students, with special guest instructors Protector and Dr. Strange! Then Thor, Steve Rogers, Iron Man and more assemble as one of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes’ most powerful villains storms the school as Korvac comes back! Enroll in AVENGERS ACADEMY now and find out why ComicBookResources.com calls it ‘one of my favorite new series to come along in a while.’

Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Batman #708

Written by TONY DANIEL; Art by ANDY CLARKE; Cover by TONY DANIEL
Batman uncovers just how deep the Falcone Crime Family has penetrated the inner (and outer) workings of Gotham City, while Kitrina Falcone – a.k.a. Catgirl – is tempted to take over the family business. When she finds herself in hot water, she’ll need Batman’s help or all of her nine lives may run out.
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Casanova: Gula #3 (of 4) (MR)

Written by MATT FRACTION
Art & Cover by Fabio Moon
SO MUCH VIOLENCE. SO…SO MUCH VIOLENCE. Zephyr and Kubark make a daring raid on E.M.P.I.R.E. H.Q. and pretty much kill everything that gets in front of them. Like half the cast dies. But but but! But what if all the shocking mayhem was just a blood-spatterd smoke-screen? BECAUSE IT IS. And the stunning revelation behind all the death and brutality will put the fate of time-lost Casanova Quinn in the hands of his evil twin Zephyr. See it, believe it, and hold on for the conclusion next month…by Matt and Fabio, Cris and Dharb.
Format: 40pg., LIMITED SERIES
Price: $3.99

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Chew: Script Book (MR)

By: John Layman, Rob Guillory
Presenting a special behind-the-scenes, chock-full-o’-extras look of the New York Times Best Selling, Eisner and Harvey award-winning, and inexplicably popular first issue of CHEW. Contains the entire first script, as well as penciled and preliminary art, and a detailed look at the entire process of putting the book together. An absolute must-have for anybody who must have this sort of stuff!
Format: COMIC
Price: $4.99

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DMZ #63 (MR)

Written by BRIAN WOOD; Art by RICCARDO BURCHIELLI; Cover by JP LEON
For close to six years, the DMZ has been a no-man’s-land where armies feared to tread – but not any longer. The rival armies of the USA and the FSA clash in the streets of the city, and Matty Roth watches his adopted city bleed – but is it for the greater good? “Free States Rising” continues here!
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Fear Itself: Book of the Skull #1

Written by ED BRUBAKER
Pencils by SCOT EATON
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Variant Cover by Joe Quesada
All the Red Skull’s terrible secrets and plans are in the hands of his evil?daughter, Sin, who’s intent on outdoing her father… Now find out about the Skull’s most-dangerous World War II mission, that he risked everything for…and how it’s going to tear the Marvel Universe apart today. FEAR ITSELF starts here…in the darkest secrets of the past!

Format: 32pg., COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Hulk #30.1

Written by JEFF PARKER
Art by GABRIEL HARDMAN
Cover by RON GARNEY
Special POINT ONE issue. START READING with this Point One issue. For years, General Thunderbolt Ross chased the Hulk across the planet, hoping to capture and defeat the Jade Giant. Now, Ross himself is a gamma-irradiated force of nature and a new enemy emerges to fill the general’s army boots. His name is Fortean. His mission: to enact vengeance on the beast that took the life of Thunderbolt Ross. Little does he know that the beast and the man are one and the same! Prepare for the birth of the next great Hulk villain!

Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Invincible Iron Man #502

Written by Matt Fraction
Art & Cover by Salvador Larroca
Variant Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Captain America 70th Anniversary Variant Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO
FIX ME Part Two!
Doctor Otto Octavius is dying, and the only man that can help him is Tony Stark. Will Stark save the life of a madman, if it means sparing the lives of everyone in Broxton that Doc Ock will kill if he refuses? By Matt & Salva & Frankie & Joe.

Format: 32pg., COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Knight and Squire #6 (of 6)

Written by PAUL CORNELL; Art by JIMMY BROXTON; Cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
The Joker is going to kill all British heroes, and he’s going to make Jarvis Poker watch. The Knight and Squire and their whole community have to stand together – or lose everything – as a chill wind blows through their cozy world.

Format: FC, 32pg., LIMITED SERIES
Price: $2.99

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Northlanders #38 (MR)

Written by BRIAN WOOD; Art by SIMON GANE; Cover by MASSIMO CARNEVALE
“The Siege Of Paris” continues as foot soldier Mads documents the brutality of the siege and winter threatens to do what the trebuchets can’t quite manage: wipe out his army. One late night commando-style raid across the frigid Seine to the very walls of Paris suggests a possible way out and a victory that a few hundred have denied tens of thousands.
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Ruse #1 (of 4)

Written by Mark Waid
Art by MIRCO PIERFEDERICI
Cover by BUTCH GUICE & MIKE PERKINS
Variant Cover by MITCH BREITWEISER
Renowned as the Victorian world’s greatest detective, Simon Archard is the most intelligent of men. But when he crosses paths with the mysterious and enchanting Emma Bishop, has the smartest man in the world met his equal? Brought to readers by superstar writer Mark Waid (Amazing Spider-Man) and red-hot artist Mirco Pierfederici (Tron: Original Movie Adaptation), this is the new comic series that’ll leave you breathless.

Format: FC, 32pg., LIMITED SERIES
Price: $2.99

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T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #5

Written by NICK SPENCER ; Art by CAFU & BIT and RYAN SOOK; Cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
Believe the buzz! T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS continues to deliver the kind of action-packed, espionage-filled tales you won’t find anywhere else in the DCU! This issue spotlights Menthor – a.k.a. Toby the Salesman. If you think you know Toby, well, you’re wrong, and in a sequence illustrated by Ryan Sook, boy will you see why! Nick Spencer and CAFU turn everything on its head this issue, as the secrets behind both Spider and T.H.U.N.D.E.R. finally start to come to light.
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Thunderbolts #155

Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by KEV WALKER
Covers by ARTHUR ADAMS
Issue #155 Captain America 70th Anniversary Variant Cover by GERALD PAREL
Before he was pressed into service for the Thunderbolts, the mysterious swamp monster of the team knew another life: as guardian for a force of nature called The Nexus of Realities. An old friend of the creature does remember this–and breaks the silent one out of The Raft to return to duty at the borders of our world. What danger awaits the Man-Thing–and what will The Thunderbolts say to losing their favorite plant? The team is back in action after word has come down on high about a weakness in Thunderbolt’s, and they must bolster their ranks to deal with the imminent magical threats. Luke Cage calls on New Avenger DOCTOR STRANGE to help find the perfect candidate to fill the role, but bringing this person in is far from easy–which is why SATANA will make a fine Thunderbolt. Back at The Raft, the status quo is changing to an even greater extent without Luke’s knowledge. Get ready for new levels of lightning-like justice!

Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Ultimate Avengers vs. New Ultimates #2 (of 6)

Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils & Cover by LEINIL YU
Variant Cover by BRYAN HITCH
The two most powerful super teams in the Ultimate Universe collide in the brawl of the century! A misunderstanding has brought these two colossal teams to blows and their battle may just spell the end for the Ultimate world!
Part of Death of Spider-Man
Format: FC, 32pg., LIMITED SERIES
Price: $3.99

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The Unwritten #23 (MR)

Written by MIKE CAREY; Art by PETER GROSS & VINCE LOCKE; Cover by YUKO SHIMIZU
Tom’s search for the source of his father’s power has ended in disaster, as he joins an eclectic group of doomed mariners in a trap that they all should have seen coming. But there’s one great whale he hasn’t even met yet, and it’s the most powerful of all. Maybe it has the answer to Tom’s question – if he lives long enough to ask it.
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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The Walking Dead Weekly #11 (MR)

By: Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Tony Moore
Rick is finally getting settled into his new life. He’s got a roof over his head, and a pretty secure shelter, and he’s surrounded by people who he’s come to know as friends. Over all, life is good, and after the last few months he’s been through he welcomes this change. But things can’t stay like this forever, something bad looms just beyond the horizon, something really bad.
Format: COMIC
Price: $2.99

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X-Factor #217

Written by Peter David
Pencils by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
Covers by David Yardin
Ever wonder how X-Factor manages to operate out in the open in a New York City where superhero-hating J. Jonah Jameson is the mayor? Well, here’s where you find out, as jolly JJJ thrusts NYC’s premiere detective agency into the midst of a murder investigation where the trail may lead them straight to…Jonah himself? Guest-starring the ever-amazing Spider-Man and the Black Cat!

Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis HC Premiere Hardcover

Written by WARREN ELLIS
Penciled by KAARE ANDREWS
Cover by KAARE ANDREWS
The superstar team of Warren Ellis and Kaare Andrews (SPIDER-MAN: REIGN) take the X-Men into the Heroic Age! Something’s happening in the tiny East African city of Mbangwi. Something that requires immediate investigation. A newborn sprouts metal electrodes and explodes, taking out an entire hospital. Is this the first wave of mutant rebirth that the X-Men have been praying for – or something very, very different? Something sinister? Collecting ASTONISHING X-MEN: XENOGENESIS #1-5 and material from ASTONISHING X-MEN: XENOGENESIS #1 DIRECTOR’S CUT.
Format: 160pg., HARD COVER
Price: $24.99

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Deadpool: Pulp HC Premiere Hardcover

Written by ADAM GLASS & MIKE BENSON
Penciled by LAURENCE CAMPBELL
Cover by JAE LEE
It’s the Merc with a Mouth in a pulp caper filled with lies, spies and shapely thighs – courtesy of Mike Benson and Adam Glass (DEADPOOL: SUICIDE KINGS, LUKE CAGE NOIR) and Laurence Campbell (PUNISHER)! Wade Wilson. Codename: Deadpool. He’s the CIA’s deadliest agent. He’s also certifiably insane, suffering from Multiple Personality Disorder and haunted by the ghosts of his past. In other words, he’s the perfect soldier in a Cold War where it’s impossible to tell friend from foe and reality from a lie. Wilson is also the only one capable of hunting down a rogue CIA agent and recovering the stolen nuclear suitcase she’s carrying before she hands it over to America’s enemies. But who is this femme fatale, and why has she turned traitor? And is Deadpool crazy enough to survive, or will he become trapped in a web of international intrigue? Collecting DEADPOOL PULP #1-4.
Format: 112pg., HARD COVER
Price: $19.99

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Izombie Vol. 1: Dead To the World TP (MR)

Written by CHRIS ROBERSON; Art and Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
“iZombie is flat out my favorite new title this year…The main cast is really fun and have solid voices, and the recurring set pieces give the series a welcoming feel, more like a favorite TV show than a typical monthly.” – CBR/COMICS SHOULD BE GOOD
The first five issues of this smart detective series that mixes urban fantasy and romantic dramedy is collected, with a story from the HOUSE OF MYSTERY HALLOWEEN ANNUAL #1.
Gwendolyn “Gwen” Dylan is a 20-something gravedigger in an eco-friendly cemetery. Once a month she must eat a human brain to keep from losing her own memories, but in the process she becomes consumed with the thoughts and personality of the dead person – until she eats her next brain. Gwen sets out to fulfill the dead person’s last request, solve a crime or right a wrong. Our zombie girl detective is joined by her best friend, Eleanor, who happens to be a swinging ’60s ghost, a posse of paintball-blasting vampires, a smitten were-dog and a hot but demented mummy.
Format: FC, 144pg., TRADE PAPERBACK
Price: $14.99


144pg. 2011) Our picks of comics (singles 32pg. a posse of paintball-blasting vampires a smitten were-dog and a hot but demented mummy. Format: FC all-power costume! But will protecting the people of New York mean that Spider-Man finally takes the last measure-- killing a bloodthirsty madman when there are no other options? (by the way and a detailed look at the entire process of putting the book together. An absolute must-have for anybody who must have this sort of stuff! Format: COMIC Price: $4.99 ================================= and a pretty secure shelter and after the last few months he's been through he welcomes this change. But things can't stay like this forever and he's going to make Jarvis Poker watch. The Knight and Squire and their whole community have to stand together - or lose everything - as a chill wind blows through their cozy world. Preview Format: and he's surrounded by people who he's come to know as friends. Over all and hold on for the conclusion next month...by Matt and Fabio and in a sequence illustrated by Ryan Sook and inexplicably popular first issue of CHEW. Contains the entire first script and it's the most powerful of all. Maybe it has the answer to Tom's question - if he lives long enough to ask it. Format: FC and Matty Roth watches his adopted city bleed - but is it for the greater good? "Free States Rising" continues here! Format: FC and the only man that can help him is Tony Stark. Will Stark save the life of a madman and the recurring set pieces give the series a welcoming feel and they must bolster their ranks to deal with the imminent magical threats. Luke Cage calls on New Avenger DOCTOR STRANGE to help find the perfect candidate to fill the role and why has she turned traitor? And is Deadpool crazy enough to survive as he joins an eclectic group of doomed mariners in a trap that they all should have seen coming. But there's one great whale he hasn't even met yet as jolly JJJ thrusts NYC's premiere detective agency into the midst of a murder investigation where the trail may lead them straight to...Jonah himself? Guest-starring the ever-amazing Spider-Man and as the secrets behind both Spider and T.H.U.N.D.E.R. finally start to come to light. Format: FC as well as penciled and preliminary art believe it boy will you see why! Nick Spencer and CAFU turn everything on its head this issue but bringing this person in is far from easy--which is why SATANA will make a fine Thunderbolt. Back at The Raft but in the process she becomes consumed with the thoughts and personality of the dead person – until she eats her next brain. Gwen sets out to fulfill the dead person's last request charlie adlard chock-full-o'-extras look of the New York Times Best Selling COMIC Price: $2.99 ================================================================================= Amazing Spider-Man #656 Written by DAN SLOTT Art & Cover by MARCOS MARTIN Captain America 70th COMIC Price: $2.99 ================================================================================= Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis HC Premiere Hardcover Written by WARREN ELLIS Penciled by KAARE ANDR COMIC Price: $2.99 ================================================================================= Avengers Academy #11 Written by CHRISTOS GAGE Pencils by TOM RANEY Covers by MIKE MCKONE The return COMIC Price: $2.99 ================================================================================= Batman #708 Written by TONY DANIEL; Art by ANDY CLARKE; Cover by TONY DANIEL Batman uncovers just h COMIC Price: $2.99 ================================================================================= Casanova: Gula #3 (of 4) (MR) Written by MATT FRACTION Art & Cover by Fabio Moon SO MUCH VIOLEN COMIC Price: $2.99 ================================================================================= Fear Itself: Book of the Skull #1 Written by ED BRUBAKER Pencils by SCOT EATON Cover by MARKO DJURD COMIC Price: $2.99 ================================================================================= Invincible Iron Man #502 Written by Matt Fraction Art & Cover by Salvador Larroca Variant Cover COMIC Price: $2.99 ================================================================================= Ruse #1 (of 4) Written by Mark Waid Art by MIRCO PIERFEDERICI Cover by BUTCH GUICE & MIKE PERKI COMIC Price: $2.99 ================================================================================= The Walking Dead Weekly #11 (MR) By: Robert Kirkman COMIC Price: $2.99 ================================================================================= Thunderbolts #155 Written by JEFF PARKER Penciled by KEV WALKER Covers by ARTHUR ADAMS Issue #155 C COMIC Price: $2.99 ================================================================================= Ultimate Avengers vs. New Ultimates #2 (of 6) Written by MARK MILLAR Pencils & Cover by LEINIL COMIC Price: $3.99 ================================================================================= Bad Dog #4 (MR) By: Joe Kelly COMIC Price: $3.99 ================================================================================= Hulk #30.1 Written by JEFF PARKER Art by GABRIEL HARDMAN Cover by RON GARNEY Special POINT ONE issu COMIC Price: $3.99 ================================================================================= Knight and Squire #6 (of 6) Written by PAUL CORNELL; Art by JIMMY BROXTON; Cover by YANICK PAQUETTE Cris and Dharb. Format: 40pg. Diego Greco Lou is derailed from his quest to score the perfect bender when he finds himself face to face with the mysterious BAKER. Will a sweet job offer mark the end of Lou's existential crisis...o Eisner and Harvey award-winning Eleanor espionage-filled tales you won't find anywhere else in the DCU! This issue spotlights Menthor - a.k.a. Toby the Salesman. If you think you know Toby GEEKLY WEEKLY COMIC GUIDE (Mar 17 General Thunderbolt Ross chased the Hulk across the planet HARD COVER Price: $19.99 ================================================================================= Izombie Vol. 1: Dead To the World TP (MR) Written by CHRIS ROBERSON; Art and Cover by MICHAEL HARD COVER Price: $24.99 ================================================================================= Deadpool: Pulp HC Premiere Hardcover Written by ADAM GLASS & MIKE BENSON Penciled by LAUR has the smartest man in the world met his equal? Brought to readers by superstar writer Mark Waid (Amazing Spider-Man) and red-hot artist Mirco Pierfederici (Tron: Original Movie Adaptation) HCs OGNs) 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 what books are great and worthy to buy. We will release this he'll need the help of his all new he's the perfect soldier in a Cold War where it's impossible to tell friend from foe and reality from a lie. Wilson is also the only one capable of hunting down a rogue CIA agent and recovering the st here's where you find out hoping to capture and defeat the Jade Giant. Now if it means sparing the lives of everyone in Broxton that Doc Ock will kill if he refuses? By Matt & Salva & Frankie & Joe. Preview Format: 32pg. Iron Man and more assemble as one of Earth's Mightiest Heroes' most powerful villains storms the school as Korvac comes back! Enroll in AVENGERS ACADEMY now and find out why ComicBookResources.com cal life is good LIMITED SERIES Price: $2.99 ================================================================================= Northlanders #38 (MR) Written by BRIAN WOOD; Art by SIMON GANE; Cover by MASSIMO CARNEVALE LIMITED SERIES Price: $2.99 ================================================================================= T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #5 Written by NICK SPENCER ; Art by CAFU & BIT and RYAN SOOK; Co LIMITED SERIES Price: $3.99 ================================================================================= Chew: Script Book (MR) By: John Layman LIMITED SERIES Price: $3.99 ================================================================================= The Unwritten #23 (MR) Written by MIKE CAREY; Art by PETER GROSS & VINCE LOCKE; Cover LUKE CAGE NOIR) and Laurence Campbell (PUNISHER)! Wade Wilson. Codename: Deadpool. He's the CIA's deadliest agent. He's also certifiably insane more like a favorite TV show than a typical monthly." – CBR/COMICS SHOULD BE GOOD The first five issues of this smart detective series that mixes urban fantasy and romantic dramedy is collected or will he become trapped in a web of international intrigue? Collecting DEADPOOL PULP #1-4. Format: 112pg. Rob Guillory Presenting a special behind-the-scenes Ross himself is a gamma-irradiated force of nature and a new enemy emerges to fill the general's army boots. His name is Fortean. His mission: to enact vengeance on the beast that took the life of Thu she'll need Batman's help or all of her nine lives may run out. Format: FC Simon Archard is the most intelligent of men. But when he crosses paths with the mysterious and enchanting Emma Bishop Sin solve a crime or right a wrong. Our zombie girl detective is joined by her best friend something bad looms just beyond the horizon something really bad. Format: COMIC Price: $2.99 ================================================================================= X-Factor #217 Written by Peter David Pencils by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO C spies and shapely thighs - courtesy of Mike Benson and Adam Glass (DEADPOOL: SUICIDE KINGS Steve Rogers suffering from Multiple Personality Disorder and haunted by the ghosts of his past. In other words taking out an entire hospital. Is this the first wave of mutant rebirth that the X-Men have been praying for - or something very that he risked everything for...and how it's going to tear the Marvel Universe apart today. FEAR ITSELF starts here...in the darkest secrets of the past! Preview Format: 32pg. the DMZ has been a no-man's-land where armies feared to tread - but not any longer. The rival armies of the USA and the FSA clash in the streets of the city the mysterious swamp monster of the team knew another life: as guardian for a force of nature called The Nexus of Realities. An old friend of the creature does remember this--and breaks the silent one the status quo is changing to an even greater extent without Luke's knowledge. Get ready for new levels of lightning-like justice! Preview Format: FC this is the new comic series that'll leave you breathless. Preview Format: FC Tony Moore Rick is finally getting settled into his new life. He's got a roof over his head TPBs TRADE PAPERBACK Price: $14.99 very different? Something sinister? Collecting ASTONISHING X-MEN: XENOGENESIS #1-5 and material from ASTONISHING X-MEN: XENOGENESIS #1 DIRECTOR'S CUT. Format: 160pg. well while Kitrina Falcone - a.k.a. Catgirl - is tempted to take over the family business. When she finds herself in hot water who happens to be a swinging '60s ghost who's intent on outdoing her father... Now find out about the Skull's most-dangerous World War II mission with a story from the HOUSE OF MYSTERY HALLOWEEN ANNUAL #1. Gwendolyn "Gwen" Dylan is a 20-something gravedigger in an eco-friendly cemetery. Once a month she must eat a human brain to keep from losin with special guest instructors Protector and Dr. Strange! Then Thor you're wrong your first answer is wrong!) Format: 40pg.

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