Posted May 22, 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.



Bass Guitar Battle!

Scott Pilgrim Color Vol. 3 (of 6) HC
Writer: O’malley, Bryan Lee
Artist: O’malley, Bryan Lee
Cover Artist: O’malley, Bryan Lee
The full color, completely remastered, utterly astounding republication of the Scott Pilgrim epic continues! This new 6″x9″ hardcover presents Scott’s run-in with Ramona ex, Envy boy toy and The Clash at Demon Head bassist Todd Ingram as you’ve never seen it before – in full-color! Plus, previously unpublished extras, hard-to-find short stories, and exclusive bonus materials will make you see Scott Pilgrim in a whole new light!
Price: $24.99

With his intruiging SEX title, Joe Casey releases a “superhero” book  [R. Kelly’s Bounce plays in the background]

Bounce #1
Writer: Casey, Joe
Artist: Messina, David
Cover Artist: Messina, David
written by JOE CASEY art and cover by DAVID MESSINA FIRST ISSUE SPECTACULAR! Meet the ultimate slacker superhero for the 21st Century! Jasper Jenkins is a super-head AND a super-hero! He’s relatable AND reliable and he’s embarking on the adventure of a lifetime! The sensational debut of the new feel-good hero of the decade! You can’t afford to miss it!
Format: COMIC
Price: $2.99

Did you get to read the last issue (#25)? Waid & Samnee team-up have not missed a ‘beat’ with Matt Murdock

Daredevil #26
Writer: Waid, Mark
Artist: Samnee, Chris
Cover Artist: Samnee, Chris
A DOUBLE-SIZED EXTRA-vanagnza celebrating the third-year of the acclaimed series!
? Face to face with his opposite number–a foe Daredevil cannot beat!
? What is his connection to the accident that created Daredevil?
? PLUS: As Foggy deals with his cancer, Matt turns to one of the brightest guys in the galaxy for help. ? Here comes…Iron Man!
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99



Creators of V for Vendetta are together again; sorry, Natalie Portman is not included in this comic

Occupy Comics #1
Writer: Moore, Alan
Artist: Lloyd, David
Cover Artist: Allred, Mike
Occupy Comics brings together more than 50 comics pros to discuss and document the themes, goals, and ideals of the Occupy movement while also raising funds to support it. With a roster spanning from legends like Alan Moore & David Lloyd (V For Vendetta) to rising stars like Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead) to icons like Art Spiegelman (Maus), Occupy Comics is a once-in-a-lifetime coalition of intelligent creatives using sequential art to record history as it’s being made.
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.50
I look up to these artists coz they are just fantastic!

Journey Into Mystery #652
Writer: Immonen, Kathryn
Artist: Scalera, Matteo
Cover Artist: Dekal, Jeff
? After her most recent (mis?)adventures, Sif’s working on getting her, let’s just call them feelings…under control.
? However, when a certain hammer-wielding, space-faring ex shows up…all bets are off!
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99
Star Wars Legacy Prisoner of the Floating World #3
Writer: Bechko, Corinna
Artist: Hardman, Gabriel
Cover Artist: Rosenberg, Rachelle
Ania Solo and her friends have been chased, blockaded, and shot at, and now they’re stuck on a world of molten sulfur all because an Imperial Knight wants them dead. Just when things seem bleakest, another Imperial Knight shows up! Is he here to help them, or help destroy them?
Format: COMIC
Price: $2.99

Marvel’s Uncanny titles (except Uncanny X-Force) are good

Uncanny Avengers #8AU 
Writer: Remender, Rick
Artist: Acu?a, Daniel
Cover Artist: Cassaday, John
? Kang and the The Apocalypse Twins enter the Age of Ultron, but what do they want?
? Havok and Rogue, leaders of the Morlocks, must fight to save the man who condemned their people!
? What secret will Rogue unearth about the Twins hidden past?
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99
Uncanny X-Men #6
Writer: Bendis, Brian Michael
Artist: Bachalo, Chris
Cover Artist: Bachalo, Chris
* The Uncanny X-Men face evil sorcerer DORMAMMU! Don’t miss this new take on the evil sorcerer demon courtesy of Bendis and Irving.
* Discover the secrets Magik has been hiding since the Phoenix Force left her in AVENGERS VS. X-MEN.
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

Fun! [Humming the opening song of the old ‘Spectacular Spider-Man’ cartoon] 

Superior Spider-Man #10 
Writer: Slott, Dan
Artist: Ramos, Humberto
Cover Artist: Ramos, Humberto
? A perfect jumping on point as The Green Goblin returns…and Spider-Man is nowhere to be found!
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

The New 52 titles that are here to stay

Justice League #20
Writer: Johns, Geoff
Artist: Reis, Ivan
Cover Artist: Reis, Ivan
The PROLOGUE TO TRINITY WAR continues as a revelation about Pandora’s Box could destroy Wonder Woman and Superman’s relationship!
Variants available. Contact local retailer for information.
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99
All Star Western #20
Writer: Gray, Justin
Artist: Moritat,
Cover Artist: Porter, Howard
The future collides with the past in this issue as time traveler [REDACTED] causes problems for Jonah Hex. And in the backup story, a never before seen Stormwatch team takes the spotlight!
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99
Aquaman #20
Writer: Johns, Geoff
Artist: Pelletier, Paul
Cover Artist: Pelletier, Paul
Aquaman’s right to the throne is put to the test when an Atlantean rises up to defend the city-an Atlantean who many others believe should be King
Variant available. Contact local retailer for more information.
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99
The Flash #20
Writer: Buccellato, Brian
Artist: Manapul, Francis
Cover Artist: Manapul, Francis
An all-new Flash epic begins here, and the stakes have never been higher as Barry races toward a confrontation with the Reverse Flash!
Variant available. Contact local retailer for more information.
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

Here to stay?

Batman Incorporated  #11
Writer: Morrison, Grant
Artist: Burnham, Chris
Cover Artist: Burnham, Chris
Batman’s world has been devastated by his war against Talia, but is he willing to give up on his own humanity?
Variant available. Contact local retailer for more information.
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

Entertaining Marvel NOW books that you can fancy

Deadpool #10 
Writer: Duggan, Gerry
Artist: Hawthorne, Mike
Cover Artist: Adams, Arthur
* Deadpool targets a MAN with AQUATIC powers!
* Then he teams-up with your SUPERIOR Neighborhood SPIDER-MAN!
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99
Fantastic Four #8 
Writer: Fraction, Matt
Artist: Bagley, Mark
Cover Artist: Bagley, Mark
* One day a year, The Thing reverts to his human form. This year… Ben Grimm is going to go home again — as Ben Grimm!
* What was Yancy Street REALLY like back in the day? And how long until the ever-loving’ THING makes his appearance?
* And meanwhile, the tables get turned in Franklin and Val’s relationship… and when these two siblings have a rivalry, all bets are off.
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

Lanterns all the way!

Green Lantern #20 
Writer: Johns, Geoff
Artist: Mahnke, Doug
Cover Artist: Mahnke, Doug
It’s the final battle against the First Lantern and the Guardians in this, the extra-sized finale of Geoff Johns’ historic run on the title! Plus, don’t miss a special retrospective on Geoff’s run on GL!
Variants available. Contact local retailer for more information.
Format: COMIC
Price: $7.99
Green Lantern: New Guardians #20 
Writer: Bedard, Antony
Artist: Guinaldo, Andres
Cover Artist: Kuder, Aaron
‘WRATH OF THE FIRST LANTERN’ epilogue! As a White Lantern, Kyle played a crucial role in the battle against the First Lantern and the Guardians. But a loss they suffered in the battle has left Kyle devastated, throwing off the control he had over the entire emotional spectrum. Has his time as a White Lantern ended before it’s truly begun? Find out in the conclusion of Tony Bedard’s run!
Variant available. Contact local retailer for more information.
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

Almost all of my male-crushes have their books going out this week

Massive #12
Writer: Wood, Brian
Artist: Zezelj, Danijel
Cover Artist: Leon, John Paul
When the crew of the Kapital gets trapped in an ice field, Captain Callum Israel ventures out on foot to continue the pursuit of The Massive. He quickly gets lost in the increasingly dangerous weather, and the reality of the risks he’s asked his crew to take fully hits him. When it does, it threatens to break him completely. ‘In a period where Wood’s name seems to pop up all over the industry, this series has emerged as one of his most ambitious and rewarding so far.’-IGN
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.50
Justice League Dark #20
Writer: Lemire, Jeff
Artist: Janin, Mikel
Cover Artist: Janin, Mikel
The Flash and Swamp Thing guest-star as the team struggles to recover the stolen House of Mystery from Dr. Destiny!
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99
Mind Mgmt #11
Writer: Kindt, Matt
Artist: Kindt, Matt
Cover Artist: Kindt, Matt
Once, Mind Management’s agents were trained in its remote headquarters, Shangri-la. Now, with MIND MGMT shut down-at least officially-its location has been erased from every former agent’s memories. So how do you find a secret base? With a secret map.
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

Speaking of Woody…

Wally Wood Eerie Tales of Crime & Horror
Writer: Various,
Artist: Wood, Wally
Cover Artist: Wood, Wally
The Official Wally Wood Classics series follows the hit Strange Worlds of Science Fiction with Eerie Tales of Crime & Horror, collecting the complete non-EC 1950’s crime and horror comics of Hall of Fame Weird Science, Daredevil, Mars Attacks, and Mad co-creator Wallace Wood.
Price: $24.95

My ‘Indie’-Love!

Revival #10
Writer: Seeley, Tim
Artist: Norton, Mike
Cover Artist: Frison, Jenny
story TIM SEELEY art MIKE NORTON cover by JENNY FRISON Ibrahaim’s first door-to-door inspection goes badly when he’s sent to the Holt farm. The Check brothers have Cooper hostage, and unfortunately for them, it’s Em Cypress to the rescue.
Format: COMIC
Price: $2.99
Sex #3 
Writer: Casey, Joe
Artist: Kowalski, Piotr
Cover Artist: Kowalski, Piotr
story JOE CASEY art / cover PIOTR KOWALSKI There are a million stories in Saturn City, and Simon Cooke’s is just one of them! His future may be wide open, but the past is hot on his tail! The Old Man can still get it up! No two ways about it — this is the perfect time to pay for SEX! It’s even better than you think!
Format: COMIC
Price: $2.99
The Unwritten #49
Writer: Carey, Mike
Artist: Gross, Peter
Cover Artist: Shimizu, Yuko
In the conclusion to ‘Orpheus In the Underworld,’ Tom meets the King of Hell again-and this time it’s even more unpleasant than before. The only way out is up, and the only way to get there is through a story. But what if the story says you have to lose? This issue leads directly into the epic fiftieth issue, and the start of THE UNWRITTEN FABLES!
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99
Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray #3 (of 5)
Writer: Barbiere, Frank J.
Artist: Mooneyham, Chris
Cover Artist: Mooneyham, Chris
story FRANK J. BARBIERE art / cover CHRIS MOONEYHAM ‘ENTER: THE FORGOTTEN CITY!’ In a fantastic valley…far from the eyes of man…Fabian Gray meets THE GUARDIAN OF DREAMS!
Price: $2.99
Half Past Danger #1 (of 6)
Writer: Mooney, Stephen
Artist: Mooney, Stephen
Cover Artist: Mooney, Stephen
DAMES. DINOSAURS. DANGER. Summer, 1943, and in the midst of a war waged by monsters, Staff Sergeant Tommy ‘Irish’ Flynn never expected to encounter a real one. But on a remote island in the South Pacific, Flynn and his squad come face-to-fanged-face with creatures long thought dead.
Price: $3.99

We salute and bid a farewell

Demon Knights Vol. 2: The Avalon Trap TP
Writer: Cornell, Paul
Artist: Chang, Bernard
Cover Artist: Choi, Mike
? The Demon Knights learn of the twisted love shared by Madame Xanadu and Etrigan. Even more twists abound as they travel to Avalon to revive Merlin, only to find more dangers than they could have expected!
? Collects DEMON KNIGHTS #0 and 8-12.
Price: $14.99

Norby Ela

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