Posted January 23, 2013 by Norby Ela in Columns



To start off with the new year, here are our picks of comics (singles, TPBs, HCs OGNs, Toys, Apparel and other geeky stuff) and what-not that will be 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.


Marvel NOW is kickin’ ass this week!

Avengers #3 
Writer: Hickman, Jonathan
Artist: Opena, Jerome
Cover Artist: Weaver, Dustin
* The birth of the New Adam.
* On Mars, the Battle between The Avengers and the Garden comes to a dramatic conclusion.
* “If you want LIFE and all the good things living entails, then you’ll have to earn it.” –Ex Nihilo
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99
Uncanny Avengers #3
Writer: Remender, Rick
Artist: Cassaday, John
Cover Artist: Cassaday, John
Red Skull is using his new powers to incite violence against mutants across the globe!
Scarlet Witch and Rogue make a terrible discovery that will haunt them forever!
The UNCANNY AVENGERS feel the full might of Red Skull’s S-Men.
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99
Uncanny X-Force #1
Writer: Humphries, Sam
Artist: Garney, Ron
Cover Artist: Coipel, Olivier
THE DARKEST CORNERS OF THE MUTANT UNIVERSE: EXPOSED! The X-Men: sworn to protect a world that fears and hates them. UNCANNY X-FORCE: charged to deal with situations the X-Men fear and hate! Psylocke and Storm lead a new team of outcasts and scoundrels, including fan-favorite Puck, the villainous Spiral, and the mysterious Cluster. The first adversary to strike out from the darkness? X-legend BISHOP!
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99
Young Avengers #1 
Writer: Gillen, Kieron
Artist: McKelvie, Jamie
Cover Artist: McKelvie, Jamie
Legacy isn’t a dirty word… but it’s an irrelevant one. It’s not important what our parents did. It matters what WE do. Someone has to save the world. You’re someone. Do the math. The critically acclaimed team of Gillen/McKelvie/Wilson (with added Norton Sauce) decide to reinvent the teen superhero comic for the 21st century, uniting Wiccan, Hulkling and Hawkeye with Loki, Marvel Boy and Ms. America. No pressure. Young Avengers is as NOW! as the air in your lungs, and twice as vital. It’s the book that knows Hyperbole is the BEST! THING! EVER!
Format: FC, COMIC
Price: $2.99

Eye Candy!

Batwoman #16
Writer: Williams, J. H.
Artist: Williams, J. H.
Cover Artist: Williams, J. H.
This issue guest-stars everybody!
In this penultimate chapter, everything that’s been happening in BATWOMAN comes to a head!
Plus, a new hero is introduced, and Wonder Woman fights monsters!
Format: FC, COMIC
Price: $2.99
Frank Cho Women Book 2 HC 
(W/A/CA) Frank Cho
This is the second art collection book by the internationally renowned and Emmy Award-winning master artist, FRANK CHO. This book highlights the latest covers, pin-ups, illustrations, paintings and sketches by FRANK CHO, including art from his recent Liberty Meadows project. This book contains the images of women in various states of undress and in full cheesecake glory. Definitely not for the faint of heart and Tea-bag Republicans.
Price: $24.99
Harbinger #8  Lemire Variant Cover
Writer: Dysart, Joshua D. M.
Artist: Briones, Philippe
Cover Artist: Lemire, Jeff
The Renegades recruit their newest member – Torque! In a shed in the backwoods of Northern Georgia lives a meek, sequestered teen named John Torkelson. Raised just this side of feral, and on a steady diet of MMA and reality TV, fried catfish and Cheeto pie, he’s a firm believer that women should be seen and not heard (though he really hasn’t met many). But when four strange, super-powered outlaw teenagers suddenly appear in the woods outside his shed, Torkelson’s life takes a turn he could’ve never imagined. Now the boy his poppa called “Stump” is about to become more man than he could’ve ever imagine. But then…what exactly is a “real man”? For that matter, what’s a real hero? Only one thing’s certain, the Renegades are about to get a hell of a lot stronger.
Format: COMIC
Price: PI

Top comics that makes fun again

Chew #31
Writer: Layman, John
Artist: Guillory, Rob
Cover Artist: Guillory, Rob
The second half of CHEW starts here. With a funeral.
Format: COMIC
Price: $2.99
Deadpool #4
Writer: Duggan, Gerry
Artist: Moore, Tony
Cover Artist: Darrow, Geof
* The grudge match you’ve been waiting for: DEADPOOL VS. LINCOLN!
* Deadpool de-undead-ifies AT LEAST twelve Presidents, easy.
* Guaranteed to make you better looking to potential mates!
Format: FC, COMIC
Price: $2.99
FF #3
Writer: Fraction, Matt
Artist: Allred, Mike
Cover Artist: Allred, Mike
* The new FF take to the streets to celebrate 2013! How does the world respond?
* How do the kids of the Future Foundation feel about these new grown-ups running the show?
* And what does Scott Lang have in store for Doom? The war begins…
Format: FC, COMIC
Price: $2.99
Ultimate Comics Ultimates #20
Writer: Humphries, Sam
Artist: Eaton, Scot
Cover Artist: Yardin, David
Black Widow: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D.! As America rebuilds, President Cap must find out who is behind the latest wave of attacks on the country!
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

Solid books here!

Fables #125
Writer: Willingham, Bill
Artist: Buckingham, Mark
Cover Artist: Buckingham, Mark
So Snow White is finally getting an arc of FABLES named after her? That’s too bad, since it always means the title character is about to be put through the ringer. And she has to go through these trials and tribulations alone, because Bigby is off learning to drive (which leads to its own harrowing implications). But she’s made of pretty stern stuff, our Snow, and she’s never been a wilting flower in the face of adversity, so let’s see what she’s made of.
Format: FC, COMIC
Price: $2.99
Wonder Woman  #16
Writer: Azzarello, Brian
Artist: Chiang, Cliff
Cover Artist: Chiang, Cliff
Wonder Woman and her half brother Milan must grapple with the dangerous New God known as Orion!
What strange alliance has the terrifying First Born made?
Format: FC, COMIC
Price: $2.99
Red Hood and the Outlaws #16
Writer: Lobdell, Scott
Artist: Green, Timothy
Cover Artist: Kirkham, Tyler
“DEATH OF THE FAMILY” continues here!
Ties in to this month’s TEEN TITANS #16!
Tim Drake and Jason Todd have to survive a confrontation with The Joker and stop their respective teams from killing each other.
Considering how well they have worked together in the past, that shouldn’t be a problem, right? RIGHT?
Format: FC, COMIC
Price: $2.99
Winter Soldier #14
Writer: Brubaker, Ed
Artist: Guice, Butch
Cover Artist: Acu?a, Daniel
Will Bucky sacrifice everything to save his love? Can Black Widow even be saved?
Format: FC, COMIC
Price: $2.99

Creepy, Noir and Espionage

Mind Mgmt #7
Writer: Kindt, Matt
Artist: Kindt, Matt
Cover Artist: Kindt, Matt
We’ve learned some of the secrets of Henry Lyme; now get ready to meet the rest of MIND MGMT, beginning with the Ad Man! With the remains of MIND MGMT on Lyme’s tail, the former spy is forced to seek help from other defectors.
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99
Revival #6
Writer: Seeley, Tim
Artist: Norton, Mike
Cover Artist: Frison, Jenny
A great jumping on point for new readers.
Dana investigates the murder of a prominent psychologist who specialized in coping with returned love ones. Cooper gets a visitor. And May Tao visits the hopsital.
Format: COMIC
Price: $2.99
Saucer Country #11 
Writer: Cornell, Paul
Artist: Colak, Mirko
Cover Artist: Kelly, Ryan
Michael desperately needs to know what’s causing him to slip between different realities. To save his sanity, he and Arcadia must return to the places of his childhood, and survive a terrifying encounter with “The Things at The Bottom of The Garden.” Don’t miss the done-in-one tale featuring art by Mirko Colak (Conan)!
Format: FC, COMIC
Price: $2.99
Stumptown #5
Writer: Rucka, Greg
Artist: Southworth, Matthew
Cover Artist: Southworth, Matthew
The conclusion of Eisner Award-winning writer Greg Rucka and acclaimed artist Matthew Southworth latest STUMPTOWN mystery! Stupid skinheads, angry DEA agents, and extremely irritated Portland Police are all focused on “Baby” – rockstar Mim Bracca’s most precious guitar! Can Dex navigate the politics, egos, and attitude to get the axe back without producing even more tabloid fodder?
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

I’m judging this book with this cover

Wolverine and the X-Men #24
Writer: Aaron, Jason
Artist: TBD,
Cover Artist: Perez, Ramon K.
Date Night! Kitty and Iceman! And… Storm and Wolverine?
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

Wood is giving me a woody… errr, that really sounds wrong! Tons! (Flipgeeks Editor-in-Chief,) I can’t believe you are letting me post this!

Massive #8
Writer: Wood, Brian
Artist: Brown, Garry
Cover Artist: Steward, Dave
The Kapital stumbles upon a newly declared sovereign nation-a community of hundreds living on oil platforms with dreams of a new utopia. With the world’s governments and economies in shambles, is this new “country” the hope for the future that Callum Israel and Ninth Wave are looking for?
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.50
Wolverine and the X-Men: Alpha and Omega TP
(W) Brian Wood (A) Mark Brooks, Roland Boschi (CA) John Tyler Christopher
It’s Wolverine vs. Kid Omega for dominance of the Jean Grey School! Quentin Quire has trapped Wolverine and Armor in Wolverine’s mind with no escape – and if that weren’t bad enough, Wolverine’s body is destroying the school! But when Quentin loses control of the Construct, it begins to break down and bleed into the real world. As Quentin enters his own creation as a ‘player’ to regain control, Rachel Grey confronts the invading Berserker in the real world – and Armor makes a decision that could affect her mind and powers permanently! Collecting WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN: ALPHA & OMEGA #1-5.
Price: $19.99

Norby Ela

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