Posted January 29, 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.


Hurrah to Ryan Ottley & Robert Kirkman

Invincible #100

Writer: Kirkman, Robert
Artist: Ottley, Ryan
Cover Artist: Ottley, Ryan
THE DEATH OF EVERYONE: CONCLUSION! It’s all been building to this. Mark Grayson’s entire life as a superhero, all he’s learned, all he’s endured, it’s all been leading to this one moment. Will he become the hero he was meant to or will he choose… a DIFFERENT path? The aftermath of this EXTRA-SIZED issue will shock you.
Format: COMIC
Price: PI


Who said that Aquaman was lame? For two years he hasn’t!

Aquaman #16

Writer: Johns, Geoff
Artist: Pelletier, Paul
Cover Artist: Barrows, Eddy
Continuing from this month’s JUSTICE LEAGUE #16!
Torn between Ocean Master and the League in this penultimate chapter of “Throne of Atlantis, Aquaman is pushed toward an impossible choice!
The monstrous Trench are back – and they’re hungry!
Format: FC, COMIC
Price: $2.99


“For me. (Again. For me.) I was a bit disappointed with issue 3. But, here’s issue 4 to make me smile”

Avengers #4

Writer: Hickman, Jonathan
Artist: Kubert, Adam
Cover Artist: Weaver, Dustin
* The Secret Origin of Hyperion.
* The Legacy of the Garden unfolds in the Savage Land.
* “We’ll have to field test our theories here. NOW.” –Dr. Deeds
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99


Support your own!… Barry Allen is a Filipino?! Manapul is… So Barry is a blond Filipino?

The Flash #16

Writer: Manapul, Francis
Artist: Manapul, Francis
Cover Artist: Manapul, Francis
* The Flash takes Grodd into the Speed Force in a last-ditch effort to defeat the mad gorilla! And…he loses?!
* Plus: The Rogues, the introduction of a major villain and a look at the one and only date between Barry Allen and Iris West in The New 52!
Format: FC, COMIC
Price: $2.99


“Hawkguy! Hawkguy! Hawkguy!”

Hawkeye #7

Writer: Fraction, Matt
Artist: Aja, David
Cover Artist: Aja, David
* Cherry’s got a gun. And she looks good in it.
* Hawkeye gets distracted. Just like you are right now.
Format: FC, COMIC
Price: $2.99

Fun, fun & fun!

Journey Into Mystery #648

Writer: Immonen, Kathryn
Artist: Schiti, Valerio
Cover Artist: Dekal, Jeff
* Lady-like? There’s no lady like SIF! Spoiling for a fight since the day she was born, Sif makes her OWN action!
* Exiled to a forgotten island, things heat up when our heroine falls in with a group of brutal Asgardian savages! Whatever is a lady to do?!
* Why, join them in their millennia-old battle against monsters of course!
Format: FC, COMIC
Price: $2.99

All Star Western #16

Writer: Gray, Justin
Artist: Moritat,
Cover Artist: Simonson, Walter
Hex is being driven mad as he recuperates at Dr. Arkham’s house, where he meets more of the Arkham family than anyone would ever want to – until an uninvited guest drops by, and it’s an all-out brawl as Hex tries to take Hyde out and get the Black Diamond!
And in the backup story, Tomahawk leads a gathering of Native American tribes in a final stand to protect their homeland.
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

Macgyver Fugitive Gauntlet #4 (of 5)

Writer: Zlotff, David Lee
Artist: Sliney, Will
Cover Artist: Tong, Andie
The hit comic series continues, co-written by MACGYVER creator LEE DAVID ZLOTOFF! Captured in Moscow by the Chinese secret service, MACGYVER needs to escape from a locked down embassy and stop industrialist Joseph Moscone before he becomes more powerful than ever… But is this one too challenge too many?
Price: $3.50

Legend of Zelda Hyrule Historia HC

Dark Horse Books and Nintendo
Price: $34.99


Dark & Exciting titles

Justice League Dark  #16

Writer: Lemire, Jeff
Artist: Janin, Mikel
Cover Artist: Janin, Mikel
The team is trapped on a magic-less planet that makes a horrible mockery of their powers!
With time running out, Tim Hunter may be the team’s last chance to escape…if Steve Trevor doesn’t seal their fate first!
Keep an eye out for a new character based on a winning design from SyFy’s popular show Face Off!
Format: FC, COMIC
Price: $2.99

The Unwritten #45

Writer: Carey, Mike
Artist: Gross, Peter
Cover Artist: Shimizu, Yuko
As the old stories die, new stories wake and stretch – without Leviathan to rein them in. And detective Didge Patterson gets pulled into a messy homicide case that brings together a strange, young boy with a wicked imagination, a pack of zombies and one very hungry vampire journalist.
Format: FC, COMIC
Price: $2.99

I, Vampire #16

Writer: Fialkov, Joshua Hale
Artist: Calero, Dennis
Cover Artist: Garner, Alex
The true origin of vampires in The New 52 is revealed here through the life and times of Cain!
Andrew’s plans as King of Vampires are coming together, and that’s not good for humanity.
Format: FC, COMIC
Price: $2.99

Global Frequency TP

Writer: Ellis, Warren
Artist: Leach, Garry
Cover Artist: Wood, Brian
Collecting the entire GLOBAL FREQUENCY 12-issue series in one volume! Global Frequency is a worldwide rescue organization that offers a last shred of hope when all other options have failed. Manned by 1,001 operatives, the Frequency is made up of experts in fields as diverse as bio-weapon engineering and Le Parkour Running. Each agent – equipped with a special mobile vid-phone – is specifically chosen by Miranda Zero, enigmatic leader of the Global Frequency, based on proximity, expertise, and, in some cases, sheer desperation!
Format: TRADE


Mara #1 had a good cliffhanger. Here comes #2.

Mara #2 (of 6)

Writer: Wood, Brian
Artist: Doyle, Ming
Cover Artist: Doyle, Ming
As superstar athlete Mara Prince’s superpower manifestation is caught on live TV, her life rapidly starts to spiral out of control. The media descends like vultures. Her handlers go into spin mode. The footage is seen around the world, and this young woman, who only hours ago was the darling of pop culture, is now being slammed and ridiculed for being a fraud and a liar. But the more she tries to fight back, the only thing she’s doing is escalating the problem. A sci-fi take on real world superheroes by the powerhouse team of BRIAN WOOD, MING DOYLE and JORDIE BELLAIRE!
Price: $2.99


I know that Stan is the man, but Moebius sells this

Silver Surfer By Stan Lee and Moebius #1 TP

Writer: Lee, Stan
Artist: Moebius,
Cover Artist: Moebius,
* Galactus has converted humanity into his followers, and he’s leading them to their doom!
* His only challenger is the hero he himself trapped on Earth: the Silver Surfer!
* It’s a war for Earth’s worship, but how much will be left when it’s over?
* Collecting SILVER SURFER: PARABLE #1-2.
Price: $7.99


Doc Ock-Parker is living the life… But, Peter Parker-Patrick Zwayze ghost butts in

Superior Spider-Man #2

Writer: Slott, Dan
Artist: Stegman, Ryan
Cover Artist: Stegman, Ryan
THEN!…Peter Parker spent a lifetime living up to the responsibilities his powers foisted upon him but his Amazing story finally ended dramatically in the historic Spider-Man #700.
NOW!…The new Amazing Spider-Man has arrived and he is better in every single way. Smarter, stronger…Superior.
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99


Let me give you a try

Superman  #16

Writer: Lobdell, Scott
Artist: Rocafort, Kenneth
Cover Artist: Rocafort, Kenneth
The “H’EL ON EARTH” crossover event takes a shocking turn!
Guest-starring THE JUSTICE LEAGUE!
The Man of Steel leads Wonder Woman, Batman, Cyborg, the Flash and Superboy on the final assault on the Fortress of Solitude!
Can Superman stop H’El when Supergirl is standing in the way?
Format: FC, COMIC
Price: $2.99


Norby Ela

Now residing in San Diego, CA, I strive to work in art and further grow FlipGeeks around the world.