Posted January 9, 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.


A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far, away… actually, not long ago. It’s fu*******ng now! BRIAN WOOD is writing STAR WARS #1!!!

Star Wars #1Writer: Wood, Brian Artist: D’anda, Carlos Cover Artist: Eltaeb, Gabe This is Star Wars as you remember it . . . and as you have never seen it before! We’re taking you back to those heady, adventure-filled days following the destruction of the Death Star-when the Empire ruled, the Rebels were on the run, and the galaxy was a dangerous place where anything might happen! Format: COMIC Price: $2.99


Otto Parker is… SUPERIOR Spider-man!… (with goggles!)


Superior Spider-Man #1Writer: 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


Other than Remender, Fraction and Hickman — Aaron is just plowing great work for Marvel NOW

Thor: God of Thunder #4 Writer: Aaron, Jason Artist: Ribic, Esad Cover Artist: Ribic, Esad * Thousands of years in the future the last god king of a ruined Asgard makes his final stand against the berserker legions of the God Butcher. * But even a king can fall. Even King Thor. Format: COMIC Price: $3.99 Wolverine and the X-Men #23Writer: Aaron, Jason Artist: Bradshaw, Nick Cover Artist: Bradshaw, Nick * Wolverine vs. Frankenstein! * The Murder Circus claims its victims! Format: COMIC Price: $3.99


One of my fave titles is coming to an end

Sweet Tooth #40Writer: Lemire, Jeff Artist: Lemire, Jeff Cover Artist: Lemire, Jeff Gus’s journey comes to an end and the fate of the hybrids is revealed in the final issue of the acclaimed Vertigo series! ? FINAL ISSUE Format: COMIC Price: $4.99


Awesome book right here! Get Volume 1! Enjoyable book!

Legend of Luther Strode #2 (of 6)Writer: Jordan, Justin Artist: Moore, Tradd Cover Artist: Moore, Tradd The trap has been sprung on Luther Strode. As he fends off the attack on his life and home, he discovers that his enemies are much more powerful than he knew, and for the first time in years, Luther Strode finds himself struggling not just to win, but to survive. Format: LIMITED SERIES Price: $3.50


Snyder and Lemire are ROTTIN’ my world

Animal Man #16 Writer: Lemire, Jeff Artist: Pugh, Steve Cover Artist: Pugh, Steve “ROTWORLD: THE RED KINGDOM” part four! Animal Man has Constantine, Steel, Black Orchid, Beast Boy, Frankenstein and a whole army of patchwork men and women at his back – but is that enough to go up against Anton Arcane at the heart of the Rot? Team Red sets off for Metropolis to recruit a powerful new ally! Format: FC, COMIC Price: $2.99 Swamp Thing #16Writer: Snyder, Scott Artist: Paquette, Yanick Cover Artist: Paquette, Yanick “ROTWORLD: THE GREEN KINGDOM” races toward its epic conclusion! It’s Swamp Thing vs. Rotmonster as Superman as Arcane’s ultimate plan is revealed! What sacrifice must Swamp Thing make to cleanse the Earth of the Rot? And what secret did Batman leave behind in the ruins of Gotham City? Format: FC, COMIC Price: $2.99


New 52 picks

Action Comics #16 Writer: Morrison, Grant Artist: Morales, Rags Cover Artist: Morales, Rags The Man of Steel vs. the worst foe the multiverse has ever seen: Superdoom, a demon Superman from an alternate universe! With the Little Man’s true identity revealed, learn more about his plan and why he hates Superman so much. And in the backup story, a spotlight on a key moment from Superman’s climactic battle with the Anti-Superman Army! Format: COMIC Price: $3.99 Detective Comics #16 Writer: Layman, John Artist: Fabok, Jason Cover Artist: Fabok, Jason Batman is forced to cut a deal with the Penguin…one that will come back to haunt both of them when a new villain interferes! And in the backup story, Ignatius Ogivly usurps The Penguin’s throne and decides to lead the underworld crimelords in The Penguin’s place! Format: COMIC Price: $3.99 Dial H #8Writer: Mieville, China Artist: Ponticelli, Alberto Cover Artist: Bolland, Brian The Centipede creeps in and strikes! Nelson and Roxie are on the trail to unlock the mysteries of the H-dial while being stalked by the mysterious Centipede, who may have the answers they are looking for…and his own dark and deadly motivations. Everything combusts when Flame War appears and ignites a confrontation that must be read to be believed! Format: FC, COMIC Price: $2.99



Infinite Vacation #5 (of 5)By: Nick Spencer, Christian Ward This is it: the mind-blowing conclusion to the biggest sci-fi epic of 2011! As Mark comes face to face with the makers of The Infinite Vacation and discovers the startling truth behind the multiverse, he’ll be forced to make a decision that will change the very nature of life itself forever! Format: LIMITED SERIES Price: $3.50


Give me some action!

Punisher War Zone #3 (of 5)Writer: Rucka, Greg Artist: Checchetto, Marco The Punisher vs. Thor. Format: FC, LIMITED SERIES Price: $2.99



The Walking Dead #106 Writer: Kirkman, Robert Artist: Adlard, Charlie Cover Artist: Adlard, Charlie REVENGE! Format: COMIC Price: $2.99 Mind the Gap #7 Writer: McAnn, Jim Artist: Esquejo, Rodin Cover Artist: Esquejo, Rodin “WISH YOU WERE HERE,” Part Two New Arc! Great Jumping on point! Join the mystery everyone is talking about!! As Dane and Jo try to find a way to clear his name, someone else is sitting pretty, unaware that it is merely the calm before the storm for them. And after Elle’s latest “possession,” will Dr Geller and Detective Wallace be able to set aside science and facts to start trusting in the supernatural? Format: COMIC Price: PI Peter Panzerfaust #8 (W) Kurtis J. Wiebe (A/CA) Tyler Jenkins ‘PARIS’ Part Three Time is against the Lost Boys and they only have one shot to save Felix before he’s shipped to Germany. Only one problem: how do you stop a speeding train? ‘One of the most consistent books right now, PETER PANZERFAUST continues to amaze.’ – Comixosity Format: COMIC Price: $3.50 Point of Impact #4 (of 4)Writer: Faerber, Jay Artist: Kuranel, Koray Cover Artist: Kuranel, Koray MINISERIES CONCLUSION The mystery is solved! All of the questions are answered … but who will survive the fallout? Format: LIMITED SERIES Price: $2.99


Any fringe story from Mignola is always awesome

B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth #103 Abyss Time #1 (of 2)Writer: Mignola, Mike Artist: Harren, James Cover Artist: Stewart, Dave A group of agents enter an abandoned warehouse in Chicago, only to discover the site of a hundred-year-old magical ritual and an old Hyperborean weapon, which leads to shocking revelations about man’s prehistory and the legacy of the Ogdru Hem! Format: LIMITED SERIES Price: $3.50


These are for the kiddies

Bravest Warriors #4 (of 6) Writer: Comeau, Joey Artist: Holmes, Mike Cover Artist: Hesse, Tyson THE NEW SERIES FROM THE CREATOR OF ADVENTURE TIME IS NOW ONGOING! DON’T MISS THE BODACIOUS CONCLUSION TO THE DEBUT ARC! The Bravest Warriors have to band together to defeat the most nefarious villain of all…Sadness, bro! But Sadness isn’t going down without a weepy fight! The totally awesome comic adaptation of the new show from ADVENTURE TIME creator Pendelton Ward! Format: LIMITED SERIES Price: $3.99 Strawberry Shortcake Vol. 2 #2(W) Georgia Ball (A/CA) Amy Mebberson When Cherry Jam’s opening act can’t perform, she asks Strawberry Shortcake to fill in. But Strawberry suggests open tryouts in the cafe. All the girls work hard to come up with new acts, but the auditions don’t go well for anyone! What will Cherry do now? This issue also includes 2 more exciting short stories and a real recipe you can make! It’s a delicious combination! Format: FC, 24pg., COMIC Price: $3.99


Wonder Woman in the New 52 is just bad-ass!

Wonder Woman Vol. 1: Blood TP Writer: Azzarello, Brian Artist: Chiang, Cliff Cover Artist: Chiang, Cliff The first six issues of the DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 series, now in trade paperback! Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons, has kept a secret from her daughter all her life – and when Wonder Woman learns who her father is, her life will shatter like brittle clay. Format: TRADE PAPERBACK Price: $14.99 Wonder Woman Vol. 2: Guts HC(W) Brian Azzarello (A) Cliff Chiang & Various (CA) Cliff Chiang Wonder Woman goes to hell! After playing Poseidon, Hades, and Hera against each other, Hades strikes back by kidnapping Zola and trapping her in the Underworld. It’s up to Wonder Woman – with a little help from the God of Love and the God of Smiths – to break Zola out. But what is Hades’ real game, and once you get into the land of the dead, how exactly do you get out? Collects WONDER WOMAN #7-12. Format: HARD COVER Price: $22.99


Who would say no to a woman in white?… Teka, ‘white lady’ ba sya?!

Ghost #3Writer: Deconnick, Kelly Sue Artist: Noto, Phil Cover Artist: Noto, Phil Ghost finally discovers her true name and identity! As they investigate the mysterious disappearances surrounding a crystal-powered box, Ghost and her accomplices, Vaughn and Tommy, uncover a shocking conspiracy that stretches deep into Chicago’s history of political corruption. The stage is set for Ghost’s confrontation with the demonic mastermind who pulls all the strings-if Doctor October doesn’t get to her first! Format: COMIC Price: $2.99


You can never go wrong with these

Animal Man Vol. 2: Animal vs. Man TP Writer: Lemire, Jeff Artist: Foreman, Travel Cover Artist: Foreman, Travel In this second ANIMAL MAN collection, when Buddy goes missing, his family receives assistance from John Constantine and the Justice League Dark. Plus, learn the history between The Red, the Green, and the Rot! Collects ANIMAL MAN #7-11 and 0 and ANIMAL MAN ANNUAL #1 Format: TRADE PAPERBACK Price: $16.99 Conan Vol. 13: Queen of the Black Coast HC (W) Brian Wood (A) Becky Cloonan, James Harren (CA) Dave Stewart, Massimo Carnevale Kicking off Dark Horse’s sweeping adaptation of Robert E. Howard’s ‘Queen of the Black Coast,’ Conan turns his back on the civilized world and takes to the Western Ocean. Finding first danger and then passion in the arms of the pirate queen Belit, the Cimmerian begins a new life of pleasure and pillage along the Black Coast, in this epic of romance and terror! Collect issues #1-#6 of the Conan the Barbarian series. Format: HARD COVER Price: $24.99 Fantastic Four By Jonathan Hickman Vol. 5 TP Writer: Hickman, Jonathan Artist: Various, Cover Artist: Choi, Mike Jonathan Hickman’s epic story reaches its stunning climax! Earth is under simultaneous attack on multiple fronts. As the Future Foundation and its allies struggle to hold back the Kree Armada, Annihilus’ Negative Zone forces prepare to enter our universe through a portal in the Baxter Building. And a fate far worse is coming. If Earth is to be saved, it will take help from Galactus, the return of an old friend – and a miracle. Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #600-604. Format: TRADE PAPERBACK Price: $24.99 Northlanders Vol. 7: The Icelandic Trilogy TP (W) Brian Wood (A) Paul Azaceta & Various In this final epic from issues #42-50, young Ulf Hauksson takes over his clan’s settlement in a new land before moving on to a violent civil war that followed years later. Format: TRADE PAPERBACK Price: $16.99 Ultimate Comics Spider-Man By Bendis Premiere Vol. 3 HC (W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) David Marquez (CA) Kaare Andrews Miles Morales, the newly minted Spider-Man, teams up with the Prowler! But wait, isn’t the Prowler a bad guy?! Caught in a moral crisis, Miles must choose between battling his uncle-turned-crimelord, or joining him to keep his family safe! What path will the young hero take? And what will be the dramatic consequences? Plus: With the nation at war, Miles Morales decides to become a member of the Ultimates – and he will do absolutely anything it takes to earn that right. Collecting ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN (2011) #11-16. Format: HARD COVER Price: $24.99 Naoki Urasawa 21st Century Boys Vol. 1Written by: Naoki Urasawa Art by: Naoki Urasawa War is over. The Friend is dead. Mankind no longer faces the threat of extinction. Peace has finally come to Tokyo… Or has it? The mystery still remains. Nobody knows who the Friend was and where he came from. The only clue is hidden deep within the memories – the memories of the hero Kenji. It is time to open Pandora’s Box to discover what is left at the bottom. Format: GRAPHIC NOVEL Price: $12.99

Norby Ela

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