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Posted February 12, 2014 by Norby Ela in Columns
 
 

GEEKLY WEEKLY GUIDE: February 12, 2014

GEEKLY WEEKLY GUIDE (February 12, 2014)

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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My personal choices…

All-New X-Men #23

Writer: Bendis, Brian Michael
Artist: Immonen, Stuart
Cover Artist: Immonen, Stuart
‘THE TRIAL OF JEAN GREY’ PART 3!
* Jean is on trial and it’s up to the All-New X-Men and Guardians of the Galaxy to get her free.
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

Bunker #1

Writer: Fialkov, Joshua Hale
Artist: Infurnari, Joe
Cover Artist: Infurnari, Joe
THE SMASH HIT DIGITAL COMIC COMES TO PRINT WITH A DOUBLE-SIZED DEBUT ISSUE! When five friends go to bury a time capsule before going their separate ways, they find a mysterious bunker stamped with their names and containing artifacts from a time that has yet to come. Will their discovery save the world or doom it? From Joshua Hale Fialkov (I, VAMPIRE; ULTIMATES) and Joe Infurnari (MARATHON) comes a new ongoing series that proves outrunning your future is no easier than escaping your past.
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

Daredevil By Mark Waid Vol. 2 HC

Writer: Waid, Mark
Artist: Checchetto, Marco
Cover Artist: Samnee, Chris
Mark Waid’s epic re-invigoration of the Man Without Fear continues! Daredevil and Spider-Man form a shaky alliance with not one, but two Punishers to obtain the invaluable Omega Drive – which contains the information needed to dismantle an international criminal network. But the plan goes pear-shaped when one hero betrays the group! Then, Daredevil undergoes urgent brain surgery as size-changing scientiest Hank Pym enters his head to destroy sensory-deprivation robots implanted by Dr. Doom. But Daredevil’s recovery hits a snag when he starts to question reality. His best friend, Foggy Nelson – believing Matt is losing his mind, and that he presents a danger to himself and others – dissolves their law partnership
Format: HARD COVER
Price: $34.99

She-Hulk #1

Writer: Soule, Charles
Artist: Pulido, Javier
Cover Artist: Wada, Kevin
JENNIFER WALTERS IS…THE SHE-HULK! A stalwart Avenger, valued member of the FF, savior of the world on more than one occasion, she’s also a killer attorney with a pile of degrees and professional respect. A 7-foot-tall drink of cool, emerald water, she’s tough enough to knock out Galactus with one punch (possibly?) and has a heart bigger than the moon. But juggling cases and kicking bad guy butt is starting to be a little more complicated than she anticipated. With a new practice, a new paralegal and a mounting number of super villains she’s racking up as personal enemies, She Hulk might have bitten off a little more than she can chew…but she just calls that that Tuesday.
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

Batman #28 (Zero Year)

Writer: Snyder, Scott
Artist: Capullo, Greg
Cover Artist: Capullo, Greg
This special issue, written by Scott Snyder and James Tynion with art and cover by Dustin Nguyen, will provide a peek at what’s to come in the weekly Batman Eternal series, with glimpses at some key characters in the series.
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

Wolverine and the X-Men #41

Writer: Aaron, Jason
Artist: Larraz, Pepe
Cover Artist: Bradshaw, Nick
SCHOOL’S OUT FOREVER! FINAL ISSUES!
* It’s the end of the year for the Jean Grey school – but where do our graduates go from here? And who will have survived the experience?!
* Jason Aaron, Pepe Larraz & Nick Bradshaw bring the story of the Jean Grey school to a close!
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Ribic is back!

Thor: God of Thunder #19.1

Writer: Aaron, Jason
Artist: Ribic, Esad
Cover Artist: Ribic, Esad
THE LAST DAYS OF MIDGARD begin NOW! Thor, Asgardian God of Thunder, has always fought to save his adopted home of Earth. But who can he fight when the planet itself is dying? Thor’s mortal ally and environmental secret agent Roz Solomon has a few ideas. Namely the world’s largest and most nefarious energy company Roxxon, and its ruthless new CEO known as ‘The Minotaur.’ Has the God of Thunder finally met his match, in the form of a multinational super-corporation? Meanwhile, many millennia ahead, a future version of Thor faces a very different battle to save what remains of the earth–a battle against the greatest villain the Marvel Universe has ever known-Galactus, the Devourer of Worlds!
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Image-strong!

Fatale #20

Writer: Brubaker, Ed
Artist: Phillips, Sean
Cover Artist: Phillips, Sean
NEW STORY ARC! Nicolas Lash is in the deepest trouble possible, and there’s only one person who can save him now… the problem is, trouble is her business. And don’t forget all the back page extras you can only find in FATALE’s single issues every month!
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.50

This title may contain material inappropriate for younger readers.

Manifest Destiny #4

Writer: Dingess, Chris
Artist: Roberts, Matthew
Cover Artist: Roberts, Matthew
Surrounded by buffalotaur and fighting for survival, what Lewis and Clark need most is a monster killer. And her name is Sacagawea.
Format: COMIC
Price: $2.99

Prophet Vol. 3: Empire TP

Writer: Graham, Brandon
Artist: Roy, Simon
Cover Artist: Dalrymple, Farel
The Earth Empire is now rebuilt and gaining a stronger grasp on Earthspace. Facing an even more menacing new threat, Old Man Prophet and his team look for the help of an old ally. Collects PROPHET #32 & 34-38
Format: TRADE PAPERBACK
Price: $14.99

The Walking Dead #121

Writer: Kirkman, Robert
Artist: Adlard, Charlie
Cover Artist: Adlard, Charlie
‘ALL OUT WAR,’ Part Seven In the aftermath of the unthinkable.
Format: COMIC
Price: $2.99

This title may contain material inappropriate for younger readers.

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Image Comics’ New #1s

 

Fuse #1

Writer: Johnston, Antony
Artist: Greenwood, Justin
Cover Artist: Greenwood, Justin
‘THE RUSSIA SHIFT,’ Part One Working homicide 22,000 miles up on an orbiting energy platform, in a five-mile-long jury-rigged steel city stuffed with a half million people, with no help from your so-called colleagues back on Earth, is more than tough…it’s murder! Cynical, foul-mouthed veteran ANTONY JOHNSTON (UMBRAL, Wasteland, Daredevil) gets partnered with fresh-faced idealist JUSTIN GREENWOOD (Wasteland, Resurrection) for a new crime series with attitude! Murder, mayhem, and mystery-22,000 miles straight up.
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.50

This title may contain material inappropriate for younger readers.

Mercenary Sea #1

Writer: Symons, Kel
Artist: Reynolds, Mathew
Cover Artist: Reynolds, Mathew
‘NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT’ Action and adventure set in 1938-The South Seas. Japan has invaded China. War in Europe is imminent. Ex-bootlegger Jack Harper captains The Venture, a refitted German U-Boat, with a crew of expats, mercenaries and treasure hunters. They do whatever it takes to stay afloat, often running up against pirates, headhunters, spies, and soldiers. They’re always one step away from the greatest score of their lives…or their certain demise.
Format: COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Last arc for Superior Spider-Man… This is the arc where Peter Parker comes back and The Amazing Spider-Man will return!

Superior Spider-Man #27.1

Writer: Slott, Dan
Artist: Camuncoli, Giuseppe
Cover Artist: Camuncoli, Giuseppe
‘Goblin Nation’ #1 (of 5)
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

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YES! Only for a dollar!

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic 100 Penny Press #1

Writer: Cook, Katie
Artist: Price, Andy
Cover Artist: Price, Andy
The story that started Pony comic book-mania returns for an affordable price! The perfect place to jump on to the My Little Pony bandwagon!
Format: COMIC
Price: $1.00

Red Sonja Dollar Book #1

Writer: Simone, Gail
Artist: Geovanni, Walter
Cover Artist: Frison, Jenny
ONLY ONE DOLLAR!!! Red Sonja gets a fresh new attitude by the dream team of writer Gail Simone and artist Walter Geovani, on the book they were born to create. Sonja pays back a blood debt owed to the one man who has gained her respect, even if it means leading a doomed army to their certain deaths! You do not want to miss this re-introduction the She-devil with a Sword!
Format: COMIC
Price: $1.00

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Solid books to read!

Superman/Wonder Woman #5

Writer: Soule, Charles
Artist: Daniel, Tony S.
Cover Artist: Daniel, Tony S.
Faora has joined Zod – and now, Earth must kneel before their combined might! Even Superman and Wonder Woman can’t stop their plan for the Phantom Zone!
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

Deadpool #23

Writer: Duggan, Gerry
Artist: Hawthorne, Mike
Cover Artist: Brooks, Mark
“Deadpool vs. S.H.I.E.L.D.” Part 3
* One helicarrier full of troops…
* One deadly creature intent on killing them all…
* A creature…named Deadpool.
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

Justice League of America #12

Writer: Kindt, Matt
Artist: Barrows, Eddy
Cover Artist: Barrows, Eddy
A devastating battle against Despero begins as Manhunter and Stargirl arrive in San Francisco to save Stargirl’s family from Firestorm’s fallout!
Format: COMIC
Price: PI

Constantine Vol. 1: Spark and the Flame TP

Writer: Lemire, Jeff
Artist: Guedes, Renato
Cover Artist: Reis, Ivan
This first CONSTANTINE collection includes issues #1-6 of The New 52 series, including a quest to find the last piece of a powerful mystic artifact and Constantine’s run-in with the power of Shazam!
Format: TRADE PAPERBACK
Price: $14.99

Star Wars #14

Writer: Wood, Brian
Artist: Percio, Facundo
Cover Artist: Cooke, Sean
Ben Kenobi haunts Darth Vader’s dreams, even as the name Skywalker occupies his waking thoughts. The Rebel victory over his former flagship has exposed spies and incompetence within the Empire, and Vader has decided an off-the-record mission of vengeance is needed to clear his head-and restore his reputation! o Artist Facundo Percio from Warren Ellis’s Anna Mercury! ‘If you haven’t read this series yet, please do so.’-Comic Booked ‘A great read and has been each and every issue.’-Comic List
Format: COMIC
Price: $2.99

Abe Sapien Dark & Terrible #10

Writer: Mignola, Mike
Artist: Fiumara, Max
Cover Artist: Fiumara, Max
Abe saved a small Arizona town from one Lovecraftian menace, but a new killer threatens to devour the last survivors! o Art by Max Fiumara (B.P.R.D.: 1948)! ‘You gotta love it.’-Adventures in Poor Taste ‘A collector’s item for any Mignolaverse fan.’-Comic Bastards
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.50

Eternal Warrior #6

Writer: Pak, Greg
Artist: Bernard, Diego
Cover Artist: LaRosa, Lewis
Long live the Eternal Emperor! The first glimpse into the Valiant Universe in the year 4001 continues here! The Eternal Emperor rules over a blighted landscape, the last hope of a desperate band of survivors. When an enigmatic force appears and threatens to destroy the last remnants of his people, he faces a horrific choice: travel an irradiated landscape in search to kidnap an innocent, or see his people destroyed. Welcome to the Valiant Universe of 4001.
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

Astro City #9

Writer: Busiek, Kurt
Artist: Anderson, Brent Eric
Cover Artist: Ross, Alex
The puppet master behind the attacks on Winged Victory is revealed-though it may be too late for even Samaritan and the Confessor’s aid to be any use. But Winged Victory finds an unexpected ally, one who gives her a new perspective on the crisis. And then there’s Joey
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

Letter 44 #4

Writer: Soule, Charles
Artist: Alburquerque, Alberto
Cover Artist: Alburquerque, Alberto
The crew of the Clarke has their first real encounter with the alien technology being built in the asteroid belt, while back on Earth, President Blades discovers the truth behind the brutal attack on his closest advisor, and unseen forces continue to move against him.
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Give’em a shot

Winter Soldier Bitter March #1

Writer: Remender, Rick
Artist: Boschi, Roland
Cover Artist: Robinson, Andrew
1966: With Nick Fury missing, and presumed dead, global espionage agency S.H.I.E.L.D. sends secret agent Ran Shen to collect two Nazi scientists with the key to defining who wins the Cold War. But the Americans are not the only ones who want the high value scientists. The Soviets have opened the Red Room, releasing their most dangerous operative –The Winter Soldier, who unbeknownst to the world, is the presumed-dead partner of Captain America-Bucky Barnes! The brainwashed soldier’s mission: to acquire the scientists by any means or to kill them should they fall into American hands. This classic 60’s style, high-octane, spy pulp told at Cold War’s peak follows Ran Shen and his terrified scientists as they creep out of the shadow of East Berlin. Intrigue, adventure, romance and murder abound with ramifications that will shatter relationships in the modern-day Marvel Universe-including one with the Star Spangled Avenger himself!
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

Down Set Fight

Writer: Sims, Chris
Artist: Kowalchuk, Scott
Cover Artist: Kowalchuk, Scott
One man versus every mascot in professional sports. THEY WILL ALL BE PUNCHED. It’s kick-off time for this year’s most action-packed and hilarious comic! ‘Fearless’ Chuck Fairlane was football’s fastest rising star, but his career came to a screeching halt when he was expelled from the league affter goin’ HAM and causing the giggest brawl in the history of sports. Years later, Chuck has found peace as a high school football coach, until costumed mascots begin attacking him for seemingly no reason. Before long, Chuck’s going to discover that you can’t run away from the past–but you CAN punch it square in the face!
Format: GRAPHIC NOVEL
Price: $19.99

Beautiful Darkness HC

Writer: Vehlmann, Fabien
Artist: Kerascoet,
Cover Artist: Kerascoet,
A dark fairy tale about surviving the human experience. Beautiful Darkness is a harrowing look at the human psyche and the darkness that hides behind the routine politeness and meaningless kindness of civilized society. The sweet faces and bright leaves of Kerasco
Format: HARD COVER
Price: $22.95

This title may contain material inappropriate for younger readers.

Insect Bath #1

Out of the nihilist inkwell and printed in poison! Meet the finest in new cosmic horror! Face melters from: Max Clotfelter (Henry & Glenn Forever), Alex Delaney, Eamon Espey (Wormdye and Songs of The Abyss), Noel Freibert, Sammy Harkham (The Simpsons’ Tree House of Horror, Kramers Ergotand Everything Together), Juliacks, Jason T. Miles, Scott Roller, Matthew Thurber (1-800 Mice and Infomaniacs), and Zach Hazard Vaupen.
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

Invisibles Book 1: Deluxe Edition HC

Writer: Morrison, Grant
Artist: Yeowell, Steve
Cover Artist: Bolland, Brian
These stories from THE INVISIBLES #1-12 introduce the team’s latest recruit: a teenage lout from the streets of London. Can Dane survive a mind-altering training course?
Format: HARD COVER
Price: $29.99

This title may contain material inappropriate for younger readers.

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If you are a big Cliff Chiang fan or a Wonder Woman New 52 fan, check this out.

Modern Masters Vol. 29: Cliff Chiang

Cliff Chiang’s star has never shone brighter. His bold, graphic style has a classic feel with a modern sensibility, and it’s no wonder he’s become one of the industry’s top illustrators. Now learn how Chiang went from promising assistant editor to in-demand freelance artist. This volume features a career-spanning interview, and loads of both iconic and rarely seen artwork from Cliff’s personal files.
Format: SOFT COVER
Price: $15.95

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Check out the Tenth Doctor!

Doctor Who Fig Coll #8

From Eaglemoss/Underground Toys! Celebrate 50 years of the Doctor and his greatest monsters with a unique figurine collection based on the world’s longest-running Sci-Fi television series! The series draws from every era of the show and includes all eleven versions of the Doctor plus his greatest monsters. Cast in a specially formulated metallic resin and painted by hand, every figurine in the collection is sculpted with incredible care and attention to detail. Every character is shown in a classic moment from a specific episode. The process begins by collecting detailed reference material from the Doctor Who archives, which is then sent to the sculptor who produces a 3D digital sculpt. This sculpt is refined in consultation with the BBC’s Doctor Who team before it is finally approved. The factory scales the digital files to exactly 1:21-scale and uses them to make precision tools. The figurines are cast in a special metallic resin and painted by hand, using original production color references, and then given final approval by the BBC. Continue your collection with the Sontaran General (#7), the Tenth Doctor (#8), or the Ice Warrior (#9).
Format: MERCHANDISE
Price: PI

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Your substitute for Legos

Marvel Minimates Series 54 Asst

A Diamond Select Release! Designed and Sculpted by Art Asylum! The new Captain America movie is on the way, but we couldn’t wait to pay tribute to the First Avenger with his own dedicated assortment of Minimates! Series 54 includes four different two-packs, including Fighting Chance Captain America and Robot Red Skull, The Winter Soldier and The Falcon, Baron Strucker and a Hydra Elite, and a short-packed variant set with a Hydra Elite and Madame Hydra! Each Minimate stands 2 inches tall and includes a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories.
Format: MERCHANDISE
Price: PI

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Kids craze for Adventure Time stuff!

Pop Adventure Time B-mo & Princess Bubblegum Vinyl Figs

More of your favorite Adventure Time characters are yours to collect with the next wave in Funko’s best-selling POP! Adventure Time Vinyl Figures series! Inspired by the urban and stylized character designs of today’s designer toys, Funko presents a new take on some the beloved characters from Adventure Time for 3 3/4′ tall figures of Fionna, Cake, B-Mo, Gunter, Lemongrab, and Princess Bubblegum. Each features Funko’s unique design, rotating heads, and articulation. Because these figures will look great on your desk, collect them all and embark on your own journey into the magical Land of Ooo! Window box packaging.
Format: MERCHANDISE
Price: PI

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Wee for Studio Ghibli!

My Neighbor Totoro Bank

From Benelic, Ltd.!
Format: MERCHANDISE
Price: PI

My Neighbor Totoro Kusakabe House Diorama

From Benelic, Ltd.! Visit the magical world of My Neighbor Totoro with this diorama of the Kusakabe family home! This diorama features LED lights inside Totoro’s sleeping hole and requires 3 AAA batteries (not included). The diorama measures 7′ x 5 1/4′ x 9 3/4′.
Format: MERCHANDISE
Price: PI

Spirited Away Knitting No Face Music Box

From Benelic, Ltd.! Based on Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away, this music box will charm any fan of the beloved film.
Format: MERCHANDISE
Price: PI


Norby Ela

 
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