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Posted November 12, 2012 by Norby Ela in Columns
 
 

GEEKLY WEEKLY GUIDE (Nov 14, 2012)

GEEKLY WEEKLY GUIDE (Nov 14, 2012)
Our picks of comics (singles, TPBs, HCs OGNs, Blu-Rays & DVDs and Apparel) and what not that will be released weekly . We know that comic books and merchandise are expensive. But, we are here to guide you on what books & trade of geekery are great and worthy to buy.

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ASM #700 is nearing down

Amazing Spider-Man #697
(W) Dan Slott, Christos N. Gage (A) Giuseppe Camuncoli (CA) Steve McNiven
? Spider-Man joins the WAR of the Goblins!
? We brought back Roderick Kingsley, the original Hobgoblin-will any other Goblins show?
? And the pieces of the puzzle are almost complete for AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #700…
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99
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Is Alfred alive or… dead? Damn you, JOKER!

 
Batman #14
(W) Scott Snyder (A) Greg Capullo & Various (CA) Greg Capullo
? “DEATH OF THE FAMILY” continues!
? The Joker is back and somehow more sinister than ever! What caused this change? And can even Batman stop a Joker so driven and dangerous?
? And where is Alfred?
? Plus: In the backup feature, The Penguin is running out of options as he’s confronted by The Joker!
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99
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Where the F**K is Becky Cloonan?!

 
Conan the Barbarian #10
(W) Brian Wood (A) Declan Shalvey (CA) Dave Stewart, Massimo Carnevale
Conan and Belit are the undisputed masters of the Western Ocean, their names whispered in fearful awe all along the Black Coast. But when Conan spots a mysterious, derelict ship following them, its horrifying cargo threatens to destroy everything they’ve built and tear them apart!
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.50
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Marvel NOW Launches their second wave

 
Fantastic Four #1 Now
(W) Matt Fraction (A/CA) Mark Bagley
Four adults. Two kids. One ‘car.’ NOW! begins a journey through all of infinite time and space.
Format: FC, COMIC
Price: $2.99
X-Men Legacy #1 Now
(W) Simon Spurrier (A) Diogenes Neves (CA) Mike Del Mundo
Legion, the most powerful and unstable mutant in the world and son to Professor Charles Xavier, has killed gods and reshaped the face of the universe. NOW! in the aftermath of Avengers vs. X-Men, Legion will finally attempt to conquer his demons and embrace his father’s legacy!
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99
All New X-Men #1 Now
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Stuart Immonen
It’s a blast from the past as the original five students of Professor X – Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Iceman, Angel and Beast – are plucked from the past and brought to the present. But what they find, the state that their future selves are in and the state of Xavier’s dream, is far from the future they dreamed of. And how will the X-Men of the present deal with their past coming crashing forward?
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99
Thor God of Thunder #1 Now
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Esad Ribic
Throughout the ages, the gods of the Marvel Universe have been vanishing, their mortal worshippers left in chaos. NOW! the Mighty Thor follows a trail of blood that threatens to consume his past, present and future selves. The only hope for these ravaged worlds lies with the God of Thunder unraveling the gruesome mystery of the God Butcher!
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

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I have a man-crush on Matt Kindt!

Mind Mgmt #0
(W/A/CA) Matt Kindt
Haven’t tried Matt Kindt’s visionary MIND MGMT series yet? Well, lock up your dolphins, shield your brain, and don’t believe anything you see, because this specially priced issue is the perfect initiation into Kindt’s electrifying tale of Mind Management’s psychic spies, its most infamous defector, and Meru, the journalist who stumbles upon their incredible secrets! Available in print for the first time, these three stories introduce the series’ key players and delve deeper than ever into MIND MGMT’s secret history! Whether you’re new to the series or already hooked, this special issue can’t be missed!
Format: COMIC
Price: $2.99
Frankenstein, Agent of SHADE #14
(W) Matt Kindt (A/CA) Alberto Ponticelli, Wayne Faucher
? “ROTWORLD: SECRETS OF THE DEAD” continues here!
? Frankenstein travels the Rot-infested Earth in search of pieces of the Soul Grinder, a machine Doctor Frankenstein used to bring his monster to
life – because it’s their only hope against the Rot!
? The Rot may be winning, but Frankenstein won’t go down without a fight!
Format: FC, COMIC
Price: $2.99
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Tomasi is solid. He never lets me down.

Batman and Robin #14
(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray (CA) Mick Gray, Patrick Gleason
? Damian sets out to take down the Z Club!
? Batfans won’t want to miss this lead-in to the “DEATH OF THE FAMILY” event!
Format: FC, COMIC
Price: $2.99
Green Lantern Corps  #14
(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Fernando Pasarin, Scott Hanna (CA) Scott Clark
? “Rise of the Third Army” continues!
? Guy Gardner’s life is ruined!
? The Guardians aim to take John Stewart out of the looming conflict no matter the cost!
Format: FC, COMIC
Price: $2.99
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Small, but great!

Invincible #97
(W) Robert Kirkman (A/CA) Ryan Ottley, John Rauch
Finally, at long last: the origin of Zandale Randolph, otherwise known as Invincible. Also in this issue, an update on Mark Grayson, as the stage is set for the MONUMENTAL 100TH ISSUE! Do not miss out!
Format: COMIC
Price: $2.99
Peter Panzerfaust #7
(W) Kurtis J. Wiebe (A/CA) Tyler Jenkins
“PARIS,” Part Two The Boys team up with a local band of resistance fighters who fight for the same goal of freeing prisoners of war. A daring rescue operation puts Peter and the Lost Boys in the crosshairs of the German army while new allies offer a door to a whole new world. “Wiebe and Jenkins are making magic. First star to the right, straight on to the next issue. The Verdict: 10/10″ – Comicosity
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.50
Saucer Country #9
(W) Paul Cornell (A/CA) Ryan Kelly
Arcadia is one step away from clinching the Democratic nomination, solving the mystery of the Men in Black – or losing it all. Meanwhile, what did Michael just see? Can it be true? And is he responsible? ‘The Reticulan Candidate’ continues!
Format: FC, COMIC
Price: $2.99
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Some scary s**t!

Locke & Key Omega #1 (of 7)
(W) Joe Hill (A/CA) Gabriel Rodriguez
The Locke family’s story began in 2007 in Welcome to Lovecraft, and after five years of tension and terror, there are only seven issues left to their story. The beginning of the end starts here. Dodge has the Omega key, and nothing can stop him from using it.
Format: LIMITED SERIES
Price: $3.99
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Other than getting crazy stories from Mr. Parker, he got a Filipino artist on board. Support your own.

 
Red She-Hulk #59
(W) Jeff Parker (A) Carlo Pagulayan, Wellington Alves (CA) Carlo Pagulayan
The world’s most powerful female super human is CLASSIFIED!
? Red She-Hulk’s war on ALL superhumans continues!
? Captain America has no choice but to hunt her down!
? Will the newly redesigned X-51 need to use lethal force against her?
Format: FC, COMIC
Price: $2.99
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Hi again Fiona Staples. [kicks BKV to the curb]

 
Saga #7
(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A/CA) Fiona Staples
Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples’ smash-hit ongoing series returns! An all-new adventure begins, as new parents Marko and Alana make an unexpected discovery in the vast emptiness of outer space.
Format: COMIC
Price: $2.99
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Go Rick! F**k’em up!

 
The Walking Dead #104
(W) Robert Kirkman (A) Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn (CA) Charlie Adlard
If you won’t handle this… I will.
Format: COMIC
Price: $2.99
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Jason Aaron is kicking ass with this series… Can Marvel make a plush doll of Broo so I can give it to millions and millions of young children?

 
Wolverine and the X-Men #20
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Nick Bradshaw, Steven Sanders (CA) Nick Bradshaw
* STORM joins the faculty of the Jean Grey School!
* Wolverine is a clown? Iceman is a fire swallower? Rachel Grey a fortune teller?
* Frankenstein’s Murder Circus comes to town!
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99
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One of the nicest and creative books I’ve ever read, now you can get a limited signed copy.

Asterios Polyp Mazzucchelli Sgn Bookplate Ed TP
(W/A/CA) David Mazzucchelli
Asterios Polyp’s New York lifestyle goes up in flames. Trying to rebuild, he leaves the city and relocates to a small town in the American heartland. But what is this “escape” really about? The pieces of Polyp’s life come together as past and present collide, and the mystery of Hana, the artist he loved, deepens. Mazzucchelli’s extraordinarily imagined world of brilliantly conceived eccentrics becomes a masterpiece: a great American graphic novel.
Limited to 500 bookplates signed by David Mazzucchelli .
Format: TRADE PAPERBACK
Price: $29.95
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Haven’t read this yet, but look at the creative team.

 
Rock Bottom HC
(W) Joe Casey (A/CA) Charlie Adlard
THE ACCLAIMED OGN RETURNS IN AN ALL-NEW, OVERSIZED HARDCOVER EDITION! Meet Thomas Dare… an ordinary man dealing with an extraordinary circumstance. What would you do if you found you were turning to stone? What choices would you make? Hint: being a superhero is not one of them. From the CODEFLESH creative team of JOE CASEY (GØDLAND) and CHARLIE ADLARD (THE WALKING DEAD). “… ballsy in its unforgiving, raw and emotional nature. Dead-on dramatic pulp, pure and simple.” – Comic Book Zeitgeist “Really fine storytelling… that’ll linger long past many more flashy efforts.” -blogcritics ROCK BOTTOM: AN EPIC OF HUMAN PROPORTIONS!
Format: HARD COVER
Price: $19.99
Scalped Vol. 10: Trails End TP
(W) Jason Aaron (A) R. M. Guera (CA) Jock
The final volume of the acclaimed crime series brings together all the threads laid out from the very beginning for a dramatic conclusion years in the making! Collecting SCALPED #56-60.
Format: TRADE PAPERBACK
Price: $14.99
Scene of the Crime Dlx HC
(W) Ed Brubaker (A/CA) Michael Lark, Sean Phillips
From the co-creators of Gotham Central and FATALE comes a lost crime noir masterpiece. Long out of print, and presented here for the first time in an oversized hardback edition, SCENE OF THE CRIME was the first time ED BRUBAKER and MICHAEL LARK worked together – before their acclaimed runs on Daredevil and Gotham Central – and it was inked by SEAN PHILLIPS, who also designed this deluxe edition. This is where it all began, with a hard-hitting mystery story, a modern day ‘Chinatown’ that garnered nominations for Best Miniseries and Best Writer in the 2000 Eisner Awards. Also included in this new collection are behind the scenes art and stories, a new foreword by BRUBAKER, and many other extras. This is the book you’ll want on your shelves.
Format: HARD COVER
Price: $24.99
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Bendis just hits us on the right spot with  this one

 
Spider-Men HC
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Sara Pichelli (CA) Jim Cheung
It’s the ULTIMATE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN EVENT OF THE YEAR, as Spider-Man comes face-to-face with…Spider-Man! Can even Peter Parker and Miles Morales – the Spider-Men of two worlds – defeat Mysterio, the Master of Illusions? What happens when Miles encounters an older, wiser version of his inspiration, Peter Parker? And what will both Spider-Men do now that they know they’re not alone in the universe? Guest-starring Nick Fury and the Ultimates! Be here for the story that makes history, as Brian Michael Bendis tears down the walls between the Marvel Universe and the Ultimate Universe! Collecting SPIDER-MEN #1-5.
Format: HARD COVER
Price: $24.99
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If Duy Tano vouches for Carl Barks, then make sure to get a copy

 
Walt Disney: Donald Duck Vol. 2: Xmas Shacktown HC
(W/A/CA) Carl Barks
The third volume of Fantagraphics’ reprinting of Carl Barks’ classic Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge work focuses on the early 1950s, universally considered Barks’ peak period. Featured are one of Barks’ masterpieces (‘A Christmas for Shacktown’) plus ‘The Golden Helmet,’ ‘The Gilded Man,’ and ten of his smart and funny 10-pagers – all supplemented with extensive notes and essays by the foremost Duck experts in the world.
Format: HARD COVER
Price: $28.99

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