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Posted September 6, 2011 by Norby Ela in Columns
 
 

GEEKLY WEEKLY COMIC GUIDE (Sept. 7, 2011)

GEEKLY WEEKLY COMIC GUIDE (September 7, 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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Action Comics #1

Written by: Grant Morrison
Pencils by: Rags Morales
Inks by: Richard Bryant
Cover by: Rags Morales

The one and only Grant Morrison (ALL-STAR SUPERMAN) returns to the Man of Steel, joined by sensational artist Rags Morales (IDENTITY CRISIS), to bring you the story of Superman, updated for the Modern Age! This extra-sized debut issue is the cornerstone of the entire DC Universe!
Format: FC, 40pg., COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Animal Man #1

Written by: Jeff Lemire
Pencils by: Travel Foreman
Inks by: Dan Green
Cover by: Travel Foreman

Buddy Baker has gone from “super” man to family man–but is he strong enough to hold his family together when Maxine, his young daughter, starts to manifest her own dangerous powers? Find out in this dramatic new series from writer Jeff Lemire (SWEET TOOTH) and artist Travel Foreman.
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Batgirl #1

Written by: Gail Simone
Pencils by: Ardian Syaf
Inks by: Vicente Cifuentes
Cover by: Adam Hughes

Barbara Gordon is back as Batgirl–and she’s going to have to face the city’s most horrifying new villains as well as the dark secrets from her past. You won’t want to miss this stunning debut issue from fan-favorite BIRDS OF PREY writer Gail Simone!
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Batwing #1

Written by: Judd Winick
Art by: Ben Oliver
Cover by: Ben Oliver

Africa, a land of beauty and of great horror. A land of creation and conflict. It is in desperate need of a defender, and from the ranks of Batman Incorporated comes a soldier to carry on the legacy of The Dark Knight in the most tumultuous region on Earth.
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Casanova: Avaritia #1 (of 4)

Written by MATT FRACTION
Penciled by GABRIEL BA
Cover by GABRIEL BA

From the writer of Marvel’s smash hit FEAR ITSELF and the artist of the best-selling book Umbrella Academy comes the FULL-COLOR rebirth of the coolest comic of all time — CASANOVA IS BACK and NOW YOU can see what everybody’s been talking about. THIS ISSUE: The world’s sexiest and savviest superspy kills his way from dimension to dimension in a high-stakes, action-packed adventure that cannot be described in a mere hu-man ‘solicitation.’ !!! 32 ALL-NEW FULL-COLOR PAGES. PREORDER THIS BOOK! IF YOUR RETAILER CAN’T READ YOUR MIND, YOU CAN’T READ ‘CASANOVA.’
Format: LIMITED SERIES
Price: $4.99

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Dark Tower: The Gunslinger – The Battle of Tull #4 (of 5)

Written by PETER DAVID
Pencils & Cover by MICHAEL LARK

The child of the Devil is being carried inside Sylvia Pittson! The Man in Black has done the dirty deed by impregnating the enormous minister with the seed of the supreme being of evil-the Crimson King himself! And gunslinger Roland Deschain will not leave the cursed town of Tull until he has forcibly removed the demonic thing from Pittson’s very womb! We continue Roland’s quest for the mysterious Dark Tower with this shocker of the year. You must not miss it.
Format: LIMITED SERIES
Price: $3.99

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Detective Comics #1

Written by: Tony Daniel
Pencils by: Tony Daniel
Inks by: Ryan A Winn
Cover by: Tony Daniel

DC’s flagship title is relaunched for the first time ever, with new Batman adventures from acclaimed writer/artist Tony S. Daniel! A killer called The Gotham Ripper is on the loose on Batman’s home turf–leading The Dark Knight on a deadly game of cat and mouse.
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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House of Mystery #41

Written by MATTHEW STURGES – Art by LUCA ROSSI, JOSE MARZAN JR. and ANNIE WU – Cover by ESAO ANDREWS

Fig has defied the Conception and come face-to-face with her adversary, Lotus Blossom. Now, all will be resolved as two versions of reality collide, leaving a surprising result. What will the future hold for Fig, Lotus Blossom and Harry? Featuring Jordan Mayer’s directorial debut, “Mystery House,” illustrated by Annie Wu.
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Heroes For Hire #11

Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING Penciled by KYLE HOTZ Cover by JAY ANACLETO

On the devastated Raft, the Purple Man unleashes Elektra as his pet killer—with only The Shroud standing in the way! Meanwhile, in the shattered streets of Manhattan, Misty Knight joins cult faves Gargoyle and Paladin to fight the macabre menace of Monster!
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Hulk #40

Written by JEFF PARKER
Pencils & Cover by GABRIEL HARDMAN

Apparently you really can’t go home again. The Red Hulk just wanted to visit his old homestead, but is now in the fight of his life against the mighty Omegex, the world destroyer! As Red Hulk is on the ropes and it seems as though things can’t get any worse, super-villainess extraordinaire Zero/One and her henchman Black Fog arrive. Rulk’s renowned writer Jeff Parker and all-star artist Gabriel Hardman bring a thrilling, action-packed conclusion to Red Hulk’s most dangerous dust-up yet!
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Kirby: Genesis #3

(W) Kurt Busiek (A) Jack Herbert, Alex Ross (C) Alex Ross (main), Ryan Sook (1-in-10)

The explosive cosmic world-changing event picks up speed! As Silver Star, Captain Victory and the Glory Knights form an uneasy alliance, their foes unite as well — and make their move to claim the all-powerful Proto-Seed. Meanwhile, young Kirby discovers the secrets of the Phantom Continent — and comes face-to-face with the Primals! And what’s the Wanderer’s role in all this?
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Morning Glories #12

story NICK SPENCER art JOE EISMA cover RODIN ESQUEJO

With a slew of unexpected deaths rocking the very foundations of the academy, the faculty are on high alert – and suspicions arise among the Glories as they learn there may be a killer in their midst. The stage is set for the action-packed third arc right here!
Format: COMIC
Price: $2.99

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OMAC #1

Written by: Dan Didio,Keith Giffen
Pencils by: Keith Giffen
Inks by: Scott Koblish
Cover by: Keith Giffen

The all-seeing Brother Eye satellite has unleashed a new beast upon the DC Universe in this smashing new series! Kevin Kho has become an unwilling participant in a war between Checkmate and Brother Eye as he is transformed into the One Machine Army Corp known only as O.M.A.C.!
Format: FC, COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Punisher #3

Written by GREG RUCKA
Penciled by MARCO CHECCHETTO
Cover by BRYAN HITCH

Award winning novelist GREG RUCKA continues his violent and visionary return to Marvel. Even 10,000 feet above New York, no one escapes the Punisher. As Frank trails the criminal underbelly of the city, he encounters the deadly, mob created villain: THE VULTURE for a brutal battle against death and gravity. Meanwhile as NYPD detectives get closer to understanding Frank Castle’s new relationship, one of New York’s finest is struggling keep his own Punisher association untraceable.
Format: FC, COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Red Skull #3 (of 5)

Written by GREG PAK
Art by MIRKO COLAK
Cover by DAVID AJA

Johann Schmidt seeks out his destiny in a world teetering on the verge of chaos – the future as unpredictable to him, as it is tragic with the hindsight of history. A doom-spelling chain of events brings the Nazis to power in Berlin and Johann, seeking power to ensure his survival, follows the path to becoming the Red Skull. By Greg Pak (MAGNETO: TESTAMENT) and Mirko Colak (SECRET WARRIORS).
Format: FC, LIMITED SERIES
Price: $2.99

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Spider-Island: I Love New York City #1

Written by GREG RUCKA, KELLY SUE DECONNICK, JOE CARAMAGNA & SKOTTIE YOUNG Art by MAX FIUMARA Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO SPIDER-ISLAND TIE-IN
Start Webbing the News! It’s a swinging tribute to New York City as the Big Apple is overwhelmed by the threat of Spider-Island! The citizens of the Big Apple nay have gained Spider-Powers, but that doesn’t mean they have any of the responsibility! See the summer’s biggest Spidey-Event through the eyes of folks just like you as they deal with the new found hero inside them all. Plus award-winning writer Greg Rucka presents a very violent look at how the Punisher deals with a world where every criminal is now a super hero. (Here’s a hint: he doesn’t deal with it pleasantly.)
Format: FC, 40pg., COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Stormwatch #1

Written by: Paul Cornell
Art by: Miguel Sepulveda
Cover by: Miguel Sepulveda

They are Stormwatch, a dangerous superhuman police force whose existence is kept secret from the world! Picking up from SUPERMAN #1, Adam One leads half the team to recover the [INFORMATION REDACTED] from deep in the Himalayas. Meanwhile, Jack Hawksmoor and the rest of the Stormwatch crew look to recruit two of the deadliest superhumans on the planet: Midnighter and Apollo!
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Swamp Thing #1

Written by: Scott Snyder
Art by: Yanick Paquette
Cover by: Yanick Paquette

One of the world’s most iconic characters has returned to the heart of the DC Universe, and every step he takes will shake the foundations of the Earth! Alec Holland has his life back, but the Green has plans for it. A monstrous evil is rising in the desert, and it’ll take a monster of another kind to defend life as we know it!
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Sweet Tooth #25

Written by JEFF LEMIRE Art and cover by JEFF LEMIRE
Vertigo’s weird and wonderful antlered-epic reaches issue #25 as new revelations about Walter Fish and Project Evergreen push Jepperd over the edge. When his violent actions finally ostracize him from the rest of the group, he’s forced to leave The Dam. But Jepperd won’t go quietly – and he won’t go without Gus.
Format: FC, COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Thunderbolts #163

Written by JEFF PARKER Penciled by KEV WALKER Cover by PASQUAL FERRY

YOUR EYES DO NOT DECEIVE YOU! The Thunderbolts have pulled off THE GREATEST ESCAPE IN HISTORY – and joining the powerful ex-cons are CAPTAIN AMERICA and NAMOR the SUB-MARINER! This new era takes the kings of supercrime to a whole new level- at light speed!! By Jeff Parker (INCREDIBLE HULKS) and Kev Walker (SECRET AVENGERS)
Format: FC, COMIC
Price: $2.99

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The Walking Dead: Weekly #36

Story: Robert Kirkman Art/Cover: Charlie Adlard & Cliff Rathburn
Marriage proposal.
Format: 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Wolverine: Debt of Death #1

Written by DAVID LAPHAM Art & Cover by DAVID AJA
WOLVERINE FIGHTS FLYING BATTLEROBO SUITS IN JAPAN!!!! By David Lapham (DEADPOOL MAX) and David Aja (SECRET AVENGERS)!
Format: 48pg., COMIC
Price: $3.99

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X-Factor #224.1

Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by VALENTINE DE LANDRO
Cover by DAVID YARDIN

X-Factor Investigations has been taking on stranger and stranger cases recently, but when an eerie sighting leads the group to the hometown of their leader, Jamie Madrox the Multiple Man, they may have stumbled on a bigger mystery than they intended. With this new-reader friendly issue, there’s never been a better time to check out the series IGN.com says ‘puts most Triple-A titles to shame’!
Format: FC, COMIC
Price: $2.99

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The Legion of Super Heroes 2: Consequences HC

Written by PAUL LEVITZ and KEITH GIFFEN Art by YILDIRAY CINAR, DANIEL HDR, KEITH GIFFEN, FRANCIS PORTELA, WAYNE FAUCHER, MARLO ALQUIZA, JOHN DELL and BOB WIACEK Cover by YILDIRAY CINAR and WAYNE FAUCHER

In this exciting new collection featuring LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #7-10, ADVENTURE COMICS #521-522 and ANNUAL #1, the first strike of Durlan assassins arrives on Earth! Their goal: kill the United Planets leadership in revenge for the death of Legion mentor R.J. Brande! Plus: The legendary team of Paul Levitz and Keith Giffen reunite on the Legion for the first time in 20 years! And their next 31st century masterpiece introduces the all-new, all-deadly Emerald Empress!
Format: FC, 208pg., HARD COVER
Price: $24.99

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Oz: Ozma of Oz HC

Written by ERIC SHANOWER Penciled by SKOTTIE YOUNG Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG

Dorothy Gale plunges into adventure again, this time with a talking chicken named Billina. Dorothy and Billina are washed off their sailing ship to face drowning, starvation – and screaming Wheelers, strange men with wheels instead of hands and feet. The multiple Eisner Award-winning and New York Times-bestselling team of Shanower and Young returns to Oz with this comics adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s third Oz book! Collecting OZMA OF OZ #1-8.
Format: 192pg., HARD COVER
Price: $29.99

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Stand Vol. 1: Captain Trips TP

Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA Penciled by MIKE PERKINS Cover by LEE BERMEJO

The Stand is a classic tale of good vs. evil, loss weighed against redemption and despair pitted against hope. It is an apocalyptic vision of man’s battle to save life against a worldwide plague of death. For when Captain Trips works its way across the land, it is time to make a stand. Award-winning writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (HBO’s Big Love), and artists Mike Perkins (Captain America) and Laura Martin (Astonishing X-Men), join forces to bring one of the great novels of modern literature to life through graphic art storytelling. Collecting Stephen King’s THE STAND: CAPTAIN TRIPS #1-5.
Format: 160pg., TRADE PAPERBACK
Price: $14.99

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Powers Vol. 2: Roleplay HC

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Penciled by MICHAEL AVON OEMING Cover by MICHAEL AVON OEMING

Follow the series that made Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming comic-book superstars! Detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim work special homicide cases that involve Powers, and this is the most disturbing one of their careers. A group of college kids who ‘role play’ their favorite real-life superheroes D&D style are being murdered one by one. And the path of violence takes our detectives to the most unexpected places! This completely redesigned, reformatted and reworked hardcover is perfect for both new readers and old! Collecting POWERS (2000) #8-11.
Format: 112pg., HARD COVER
Price: $19.99


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