Posted March 4, 2013 by Norby Ela in Columns



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.





Not excited, yet I’ll try it

Age of Ultron #1 (of 10)

Writer: Bendis, Brian Michael
Artist: Hitch, Bryan
Cover Artist: Hitch, Bryan
For years the heroes of the Marvel Universe have lived in fear that the artificial intelligence known as Ultron would one day evolve to fulfill its desire to wipe out all organic life and take over the Earth — that day has arrived. This massive 10-part Marvel Universe-spanning event is brought to you by Eisner award-winning writer Brian Michael Bendis and comics legend Bryan Hitch.
Price: $3.99



Animal Man #18

Writer: Lemire, Jeff
Artist: Pugh, Steve
Cover Artist: Lee, Jae
* “ROTWORLD” epilogue!
* The horrible tragedy of ROTWORLD weighs heavily on the Baker family.
* Nothing will be the same for Animal Man after this issue!
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

Swamp Thing #18

Writer: Snyder, Scott
Artist: Paquette, Yanick
Cover Artist: Paquette, Yanick
? Don’t miss the heartbreaking epilogue to “ROTWORLD.”
? Swamp Thing makes the ultimate sacriface in an attempt save the world from the Rot!
? This issue marks the end of life as Swamp Thing knows it!
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99


Thank God, Dustin Weaver comes to save the day!

Avengers #7

Writer: Hickman, Jonathan
Artist: Weaver, Dustin
Cover Artist: Weaver, Dustin
* The Avengers must scramble to deal with the threat of another Universal SYSTEM.
* The New Adam is transformed, and his true self revealed.
* And the most dangerous hero on Earth is created.
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99


Books that are so gritty, gritty and bad-ass for this week

Bedlam #5

Writer: Spencer, Nick
Artist: Rossmo, Riley
Cover Artist: Irving, Frazer
“A great weeping.”
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.50

Daredevil: End of Days #6 (of 8)

Writer: Bendis, Brian Michael
Artist: Janson, Klaus
Cover Artist: Maleev, Alex
* As Ben Urich looks for the secret behind Daredevil’s death, some of Daredevil’s greatest foes come looking for Ben! But before they can kill the intrepid investigator, they’ll have to do battle with…Daredevil?!
* Some of the Man Without Fear’s greatest creators come together to reveal the final Daredevil story!
Price: $3.99

Kick-Ass 2 Prelude Hit-girl Premiere HC

Writer: Millar, Mark
Artist: Romita, John
Cover Artist: Romita, John
Hit-Girl spins off into her own blood-soaked saga! Mindy McCready attempts to settle into life as a regular schoolgirl, but desires nothing more than to be dispensing hot justice to the scum of New York City. Her mother thinks she’s doing her homework – but in reality, she’s taken Kick-Ass on as her sidekick. She’s training him up to punch, shoot and stab – just like Daddy would have wanted. And in return, Kick-Ass is helping her learn to survive middle school – without spilling anyone’s blood. But when Kick-Ass gets benched, leaving Mindy to take on the mafia solo, even Hit-Girl may be in over her head. Meanwhile, Red Mist pursues his goal of becoming a super villain – and faces a final test of his own. Collecting HIT-GIRL #1-5.
Price: $24.99

Severed TP

Writer: Snyder, Scott
Artist: Futaki, Attila
Cover Artist: Futaki, Attila
The hit horror comic of 2012 will be released as a complete trade paperback. 12-year-old Jack Garron runs away from home to find his biological father, a wayward minstrel. Along the way he meets up with a traveling salesman whose winning smile is fake, beneath which hide his real teeth… jagged spikes that he uses to eat children. Eisner Award Winning Writer SCOTT SNYDER (BATMAN, SWAMP THING, AMERICAN VAMPIRE), SCOTT TUFT & NY Times Best Selling Artist ATTILA FUTAKI (THE LIGHTNING THIEF) bring you the collected paperback that everyone has been talking about. SEVERED.
Collects SEVERED #1-7
Price: $14.99


Time to go to Hell. Nobody is ruling down there. So, yeah, FREE PASS!

Hellboy In Hell #4

Writer: Mignola, Mike
Artist: Mignola, Mike
Cover Artist: Mignola, Mike
After a bizarre family reunion, Hellboy can barely process the new information, and the things he’s done, since arriving in Hell. But Mike Mignola has one more revelation before concluding this initial monthly run of the story we’ve been building to since 1994 . . .
Format: COMIC
Price: $2.99


Image Gems of the week

Lost Vegas #1 (of 4)

Writer: McCann, Jim
Artist: Lee, Janet
Cover Artist: Lee, Janet
The EISNER AWARD-WINNING team of JIM McCANN & JANET LEE reunite to create a universe filled with intrigue as one gambler-turned-slave has 24 hours to go all in and pull off the greatest heist the universe has seen.
WELCOME TO LOST VEGAS! Aboard this luxurious casino-filled traveling space-station you will find the highest stakes games from every corner of every planet, unheard-of winnings, and the greatest attractions anywhere!
Price: $3.50

Sex #1

Writer: Casey, Joe
Artist: Kowalski, Piotr
Cover Artist: Kowalski, Piotr
FIRST ISSUE – COLLECTOR’S ITEM! Finally, a good reason for you come in the comicbook store — to buy SEX! Simon Cooke has retired from his own “alternative lifestyle” and returned to the city he’d previously sworn to protect. Now he’s just another average citizen — or is he? The term “adult” has never been so appropriate as it is when it applies to SEX.
Format: COMIC
Price: $2.99

Mara #3 (of 6)

Writer: Wood, Brian
Artist: Doyle, Ming
Cover Artist: Doyle, Ming
Seeing her friends and supporters abandon her, and instead of trying to suppress her newfound powers, Mara goes public. Openly displaying her rapidly developing abilities, she challenges the bias and discrimination. People start to see her as not a freak, but rather someone who can’t be stopped, and that starts to make a lot of very serious people very concerned. Socially-aware superheroics in a world we’ve never seen. Brian Wood, Ming Doyle, and Jordie Bellaire bring the goods.
Price: $2.99

Snapshot #2 (of 4)

Writer: Diggle, Andy
Artist: Jock,
Cover Artist: Jock,
Jake’s life spirals into nightmare as he finds himself hunted by the very hit-man who has framed him for murder. Maybe the victim’s daughter can give Jake the key to the mystery… if he lives that long! Continuing the new thriller from the creators of The Losers and Green Arrow: Year One!
Price: $2.99


For the kiddies

My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #4

Writer: Cook, Katie
Artist: Price, Andy
Cover Artist: Buscema, Stephanie
Introducing the first of six spotlights focusing on everyone’s favorite Ponies! Twilight Sparkle becomes enthralled in a literary masterpiece. Dismayed to hear the series never continued, Twilight goes on a quest to hunt down the reclusive author, Jade Singer. It will take all of the studious Pony’s detective skill to find the author, and twists and turns abound! Don’t miss this adventure in imagination!
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

Monsters Inc A Perfect Date #1

Writer: Ferrari, Alessandro
Artist: Merli, Anna
Cover Artist: Ghiglione, Marco
* An all-new Monsters, Inc. tale!
* Mike forgets a special date he promised his girlfriend, Celia, and she’s furious with him.
* Can Mike get his relationship off the rocks with a little help from his pal Sulley?
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

Road To Oz #6 (of 6)

Writer: Shanower, Eric
Artist: Young, Skottie
Cover Artist: Young, Skottie
* Time to party!
* When the celebration is for Ozma of Oz, you know it will be the most extravagant bash in all of fantasy literature.
* Lots of food, lots of magic, and a guest list that includes Santa Claus!
* Plus: the best way to go home? Magic bubbles of course!
Price: $3.99


Solid singles issues, HCs & TPBs

All-New X-Men #8

Writer: Bendis, Brian Michael
Artist: Marquez, David
Cover Artist: Immonen, Stuart
* Guest-starring the Avengers!
* How will the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes react to the time-swept X-Men?
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

Superior Spider-Man #5

Writer: Slott, Dan
Artist: Camuncoli, Giuseppe
Cover Artist: Camuncoli, Giuseppe
“Death Sentence”
* How many have to die before the Superior Spider-Man will kill a super villain?
* Spider-Man versus Massacre– with hundreds of lives in the balance.
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

Ultimate Comics Ultimates #22

Writer: Humphries, Sam
Artist: Bennett, Joe
Cover Artist: Bullock, Dave
* A new wave of superheroes makes their debut!
* A formidable faction takes on President Cap!
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

Fairy Quest #2 (of 2)

Writer: Jenkins, Paul
Artist: Ramos, Humberto
Cover Artist: Ramos, Humberto
The world of Fablewood, where all of the stories that have ever been told live side-by-side, is a sinister place indeed! The thrilling adventure of Red Riding Hood and her Wolf continues as they try to escape and find sanctuary in a mysterious place called the Real World, all the while staying one step ahead of the dreaded Mister Grimm and his Think Police!
Written by industry legend Paul Jenkins (SENTRY, DEATHMATCH) and drawn by comics superstar Humberto Ramos (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN), the smash Kickstarter success story, FAIRY QUEST, is now available in single issue format for the first time!
Price: $3.99

Green Arrow #18

Writer: Lemire, Jeff
Artist: Sorrentino, Andrea
Cover Artist: Sorrentino, Andrea
* Oliver Queen has lost everything: His company, his money, his friends and most of his arrows. It’s all because of one man: Komodo, who has come to tear Ollie’s life to shreds!
* From the ashes, Ollie must uncover the secrets of his father’s past – secrets of the island and Ollie’s own uncanny ability with the bow.
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

Joe the Barbarian TP

Writer: Morrison, Grant
Artist: Murphy, Sean
Cover Artist: Murphy, Sean
Joe is an imaginative eleven-year-old boy. He can’t fit in at school. He’s the victim of bullies. His dad died overseas in the Iraq war. He also suffers from Type 1 diabetes. One fateful day, his condition causes him to believe he has entered a vivid fantasy world in which he is the lost savior-a fantastic land based on the layout and contents of his home. His desperate attempts to make it out of his bedroom transform into an incredible, epic adventure through a bizarre landscape
of submarine pirate dwarves, evil Hell Hounds, Lightning Lords and besieged castles. But is his quest really just an insulin-deprived delirium-from which he can die if he doesn’t take his meds-or something much bigger? Collecting the 8-issue miniseries!
Price: $19.99

Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom HC

Writer: Waid, Mark
Artist: Samnee, Chris
Cover Artist: Samnee, Chris
Cliff Secord and the Rocketeer take to the skies once again as Mark Waid and Chris Samnee spin a yarn in the best tradition of Dave Stevens, bringing us a tale of great adventure, suspense, and humor! A ship docks in Los Angeles harbor from a far-off and exotic locale-with a big, mysterious… and living… cargo! Danger and mayhem abound as our hero leaps into the fray! Plus, the emergence of a lovely new character who will be vying against Betty for Cliff’s affections!
Price: $21.99


Support your own!

Vampirella #27

Writer: Jerwa, Brandon
Artist: Michael, Hubert Khan
Cover Artist: Neves, Fabiano
The 2-part “Theories of Relativity” story begins here! Secrets – and maybe a little blood – are certain to be spilled when Vampirella finds herself in the midst of an unexpected family reunion. The revelations don’t stop there – we’re also pulling back the curtain to reveal the origin stories of Criswell and The Conjuress! How are they connected, and what does their bond have to do with Vampirella’s mother, Lilith?
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99


Another nice collection for any noir and spy readers

Sleeper Omnibus HC

Writer: Brubaker, Ed
Artist: Phillips, Sean
Cover Artist: Phillips, Sean
(W) Ed Brubaker (A) Sean Phillips & Various (CA) Sean Phillips
Collecting POINT BLANK #1-5, SLEEPER #1-24, COUP D’ETAT: SLEEPER #1 and COUP D’ETAT: AFTERWARD #1, SLEEPER tells the story of agent Holden Carver, a reluctant double agent without hope of rescue. Tao, the criminal mastermind whose organization Carver has infiltrated, had Carver’s only lifeline, spymaster John Lynch, shot, leaving him in a coma. Tao’s cut off every means of escape, and he’s persuaded Carver to join him…for real this time.
Price: $75.00


ASM no more

Spider-Man Dying Wish Premiere HC

Writer: Slott, Dan
Artist: Various,
Cover Artist: Ramos, Humberto
This is it! The must-read story that turns over all the cards and reveals the secrets that have been seeded for the last three years! Dr. Octopus has mere hours left to live. He has no master plan ? all his wants is vengeance against his eternal enemy, Spider-Man. And he’s just discovered Peter Parker’s secret identity. Which members of Spider-Man’s rogues’ gallery will heed Ock’s call to arms? With special appearances by the Lizard, the Spider-Slayer, Morbius the Living Vampire and some surprising Spidey foes, believe us when we say this is the end of an era ? and quite possibly the end of Spider-Man’s world! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #698-700.
Price: $24.99


For TWD fans

The Walking Dead Magazine #3

Issue #3 is all about the importance of “family” in a zombie-infested world, from Rick’s dedication to his son, Carl, in the comic book to the more fractious relationship between rival siblings Darryl and Merle Dixon (Norman Reedus and Michael Rooker, both of whom are interviewed in this issue) in the TV series. Also, Robert Kirkman will answer more readers’ questions; letterer Rus Wooton reveals all about working on the comic book; we prick up our ears to the music of Bear McCreary; we find out the latest news on the forthcoming Activision videogame; and we visit the set to learn what it takes to be transformed into a flesh-hungry zombie.
Price: PI

Norby Ela

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