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Posted November 5, 2013 by Norby Ela in Columns
 
 

GEEKLY WEEKLY GUIDE (November 6, 2013)

GEEKLY WEEKLY GUIDE (November 6, 2013)

Here are our picks of comics (singles, TPBs, HCs OGNs, Toys, Apparel and other geeky stuff) and what-not that are 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.

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Issue Ones that we should all try

Amazing X-Men #1

Writer: Aaron, Jason
Artist: McGuinness, Ed
Cover Artist: McGuinness, Ed
An AMAZING new era for the X-Men starts here! Ever since his Nightcrawler’s death in X-MEN MESSIAH COMPLEX, the X-Men have been without their heart and soul. After learning that their friend may not be gone after all, it’s up to WOLVERINE, STORM, BEAST, ICEMAN, NORTHSTAR and FIRESTAR to find and bring back the fan favorite fuzzy blue elf! Super star artist ED MCGUINNESS (HULK) joins master X-Writer JASON AARON (WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN, X-MEN: SCHISM) to bring you the most exciting comic on the stands!
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Alex + Ada #1

Writer: Luna, Jonathan
Artist: Luna, Jonathan
Cover Artist: Luna, Jonathan
From JONATHAN LUNA (GIRLS, THE SWORD, Spider-Woman, ULTRA) and SARAH VAUGHN (Sparkshooter) comes ALEX + ADA, a sci-fi drama set in the near future. The last thing in the world Alex wanted was an X5, the latest in realistic androids. But when Ada is dropped into his life, will Alex keep her? This will be JONATHAN LUNA’s return to comics after three years off since the end of THE SWORD!
Format: COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Drumhellar #1: (previously Strangeways)

Writer: Link, Alex
Artist: Rossmo, Riley
Cover Artist: Rossmo, Riley
When shock-induced visions drive a detective specializing in the paranormal to a small town in South Dakota, he finds himself up against flesh-hungry bog-men, his ex-girlfriend, their mutual ex-girlfriend (did we mention she’s a werewolf?), and a demon that’s stolen his arsenal of psychedelics. Then things start to get weird. We live in strange times. They call for strange ways! NEW SERIES FROM BEDLAM’S RILEY ROSSMO! ALTERNATE COVER BY RAT QUEEN’S ROC UPCHURCH!
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.50

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Collected Gems for this


Hawkeye Vol. 1 HC

Writer: Fraction, Matt
Artist: Various,
Cover Artist: Aja, David
The must-read, sleeper-hit book of 2012! Clint Barton – a.k.a. the self-made hero Hawkeye, breakout star of the Avengers film, fights for justice…and good rooftop BBQs! And with Young Avenger Kate Bishop by his side, it’s double the Hawkeye and double the trouble as they battle Superstorm Sandy, digital doomsday, dog detectives, lady problems, murder for money, tracksuited killers and more! It’s cars, guns and videotape as Matt Fraction and David Aja (IMMORTAL IRON FIST) reunite for this exciting, adventurous reinvention of the arrowed Avenger! Plus: Relive Kate’s first meeting with Clint as she learns wanting something can be miles away from actually earning it. And most important, Pizza Dog gets his own story! Can he solve the grisly murder that shocked Team Hawkguy? Who knows! He’s a dog! Collecting HAWKEYE (2012) #1-11 and YOUNG AVENGERS PRESENTS #6.
Format: HARD COVER
Price: $34.99

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Quantum & Woody Vol. 1: Worlds Worst TP

Writer: Asmus, James
Artist: Fowler, Tom
Cover Artist: Sook, Ryan
Those guys are the worst. Once upon a time, Eric and Woody Henderson were inseparable. Adopted brothers. Best friends. Brilliant minds. Years later, they are estranged siblings, petty rivals, and washed-up failures. But when their father’s murder leads them into the throes of a life-altering scientific accident, Eric and Woody will find themselves with a whole new purpose – and a perfectly legitimate reason to wear costumes and fight crime. Go big or go home, folks! Quantum and Woody are coming! (And, yes, there is a goat too.)Collecting QUANTUM AND WOODY #1-4 by creators James Asmus (Thief of Thieves) and Tom Fowler (Hulk: Season One), start reading here to jump into the action-packed, zeitgeist-shredding exploitation stunt comic that Comic Book Resources calls ‘yet another critically acclaimed hit for Valiant Comics.’
Format: TRADE PAPERBACK
Price: $9.99

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Sandman Omnibus Vol. 2 HC

Writer: Gaiman, Neil
Artist: Thompson, Jill
Cover Artist: McKean, Dave
In this second SANDMAN OMNIBUS, Delirium prevails upon the Sandman to help her find their errant brother, Destruction. But their quest will lead to a painful reunion between Morpheus and his son, Orpheus. Then, the Sandman and others are trapped in a mysterious inn while a tempest rages-and all they can do to while away the time is tell the stories of their lives. And when a young woman’s baby is stolen, she turns to The Kindly Ones for vengeance, only to set off a series of events that will lead the Sandman to his ultimate fate, and the baby to find a destiny no one could have foretold. This massive tome collects THE SANDMAN #38-75, plus stories from VERTIGO JAM #1 and VERTIGO: WINTER’S EDGE #3.
Format: HARD COVER
Price: $150.00

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Uncanny X-Men Premiere Vol. 2: Lost In Limbo HC

Writer: Bendis, Brian Michael
Artist: Irving, Frazer
Cover Artist: Bachalo, Chris
The all-new, all-revolutionary Uncanny X-Men have barely had time to find their footing as a team before they must face the evil Dormammu! Can Magik match the demon’s lord’s sorcery? Is she even on the X-Men’s side anymore? Discover the secrets Magik has been hiding since AVX! Then: School is in session! The Uncanny X-Men have seen what can happen with no control over their powers. It cannot happen again. One mutant learns that once you leave the X-Men, the real world can be a punishing place. Another learns just what it means to be an X-Man. But what, exactly, are they being trained for? Plus: Cyclops and Magneto finally have it out! And which other former ally has signed up with S.H.I.E.L.D. to keep tabs on the X-Men? Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN (2013) #6-11.
Format: HARD COVER
Price: $24.99

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Justice League of America Vol. 1 HC

Writer: Johns, Geoff
Artist: Finch, David
Cover Artist: Finch, David
Green Lantern! Green Arrow! Catwoman! Katana! Vibe! Hawkman! Stargirl! They aren’t the world’s greatest Super Heroes-they’re the most dangerous! But why does a team like the JLA need to exist? What is their ultimate mission? And who is pulling the strings? Find out in this collection of the first five issues of the new series as the team takes on the Secret Society of Super-Villains!
Format: HARD COVER
Price: $24.99

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Manhattan Projects Vol. 3 TP

Writer: Hickman, Jonathan
Artist: Pitarra, Nick
Cover Artist: Shaky Kane
story JONATHAN HICKMAN art NICK PITARRA ‘BUILDING’ What if the research and development department created to produce the first atomic bomb was a front for a series of other, more unusual, programs? The acclaimed FEEL GOOD, BAD SCIENCE epic series now in one super educational package. It’s THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS, VOLUME 3: BUILDING! Collecting issues 11-15 of the world’s most irreverent alt history book.
Format: TRADE PAPERBACK
Price: $14.99

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Its good to see them again

Marvel Knights Spider-Man #2 (of 5)

Writer: Kindt, Matt
Artist: Rudy, Marco
Cover Artist: Rudy, Marco
* Spider-Man’s got 99 problems…and a race against time is one of them!
* Spider-Man finds himself thousands of miles above the planet, fighting for his life against some of his greatest foe
* Marvel Knights’ Matt Kindt a
Format: LIMITED SERIES
Price: $3.99

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Fantomex Max #2 (of 4)

Writer: Hope, Andrew
Artist: Crystal, Shawn
Cover Artist: Francavilla, Francesco
* Fantomex finds himself at the bottom of the ocean… in Antarctica?
* Vicious villains, kidnapping, and the end of the world.
* Then, someone releases the Kraken!
Format: LIMITED SERIES
Price: $3.99

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Here comes good non-Big Two titles


Quantum & Woody #5

Writer: Asmus, James
Artist: Garbett, Lee
Cover Artist: Robinson, Andrew
All-new arc, all-new jumping-on point! All-new…problems?
Eric and Woody have had their lives turned upside down. What do you do
when the most annoying person in your life is also the only thing keeping you alive? You move in with him! And his goat. And his barely legal clone girlfriend. Besides, every team of heroes needs a secret headquarters…and this one has a slightly used hot tub. Plus: Quantum meets his first true super-villain!
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Fatale #18

Writer: Brubaker, Ed
Artist: Phillips, Sean
Cover Artist: Phillips, Sean
NOMINATED FOR MORE 2013 EISNER AWARDS THAN ANY OTHER COMIC! Everything goes wrong when Josephine appears in a Seattle band’s music video, and her effect on those who desire her runs wild, as the most exciting arc of Fatale continues. And remember, each issue of FATALE contains extra content, artwork and articles that are only available in the printed single issues.
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.50

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East of West #7

Writer: Hickman, Jonathan
Artist: Dragotta, Nick
Cover Artist: Dragotta, Nick
‘THE QUEST’ Death begins his great hunt, lines are drawn among the chosen, and the Ranger picks up the scent of his prey.
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.50

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Regular Show #5

Writer: Green, K.C.
Artist: Strejlau, Allison
Cover Artist: Jacobson, Phil
Great place to start for new readers! Mordecai and Rigby are once again finding themselves in a situation that they will naturally make worse! Get ready for this thrill ride of an issue! Written by acclaimed cartoonist KC Green (GUNSHOW) and with incentive covers pretty enough to hang in your rec room!
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Regular Show Skips #1 (of 6)

Writer: Rupert, Madeline
Artist: Rupert, Madeline
Cover Artist: Rupert, Madeline
WHY WE LOVE IT: No one is more mysterious in the crazy world of REGULAR SHOW than Skips, the park’s enigmatic yeti groundskeeper who always seems to know what’s going on. Finally, we get to see the world from his point of view. WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Because you know that REGULAR SHOW is anything but ordinary…and newcomer Mad Rupert has crafted a comic that is extraordinary. WHAT’S IT ABOUT: Pops decides to take the team on a mini-
Format: LIMITED SERIES
Price: $3.99

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DC’s Bests


Forever Evil #3 (of 7)

Writer: Johns, Geoff
Artist: Finch, David
Cover Artist: Finch, David
The first universe-wide event of The New 52 continues to explode across the DC Universe! With the world under the rule of the mysterious and deadly Crime Syndicate and our greatest heroes dead, it’s up to the unlikeliest of defenders to rise up to save us-humanity’s only hope-Lex Luthor?! Plus, a startling revelation about the dark secret of the Syndicate’s mission on Earth-and what it means for the future of the DC Universe and its heroes and villains.
Format: LIMITED SERIES
Price: $3.99

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Batman Black & White #3 (of 6)

Writer: Hughes, Rian
Artist: Bermejo, Lee
Cover Artist: Moss, Olly
It’s another spectacular selection of adventures by some of comics’ top talents, with tales of The Dark Knight by Lee Bermejo, Marv Wolfman and Riccardo Burchielli, Rian Hughes, Damion Scott, and Paul Dini and Stephane Roux.
Format: LIMITED SERIES
Price: $4.99

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Batman/Superman #5

Writer: Pak, Greg
Artist: Booth, Brett
Cover Artist: Booth, Brett
When the new Toymaster uses a secret, potentially deadly element in his new video game, the characters created by players manifest in real life! The ultimate fighting game results-and a world-wide network of players must team up to create the most powerful, skilled Super Heroes imaginable with one goal: To kill Batman. Can Superman come to the rescue before the game claims its victim? Find out in this amazing issue that’s printed in a special horizontal storytelling format.
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Superman Unchained #4

Writer: Snyder, Scott
Artist: Lee, Jim
Cover Artist: Lee, Jim
Superman rushes to stop Ascension’s attack and kicks off a huge battle with Wraith! Besieged on all sides, Superman has no choice but to call in some powerful friends…
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

 

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Norby Ela

 
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