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Posted October 29, 2013 by Norby Ela in Columns
 
 

GEEKLY WEEKLY GUIDE (October 30, 2013)

GEEKLY WEEKLY GUIDE (October 30, 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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TOP PICKS!

Batman Vol. 3: Death of the Family (n52) HC

Writer: Snyder, Scott
Artist: Capullo, Greg
Cover Artist: Capullo, Greg
After having his face sliced off, The Joker makes his horrifying return to Gotham City in this epic from issues #13-17 that shook Batman to his core! But even for a man who’s committed a lifetime of murder, he’s more dangerous than ever before. How can Batman protect his city and those he’s closest to?
This new hardcover features an acetate dust jacket showcasing the face of The Joker as it appeared on the die-cut covers of the “Death of the Family” comics – and under that dust jacket lies the horror that is The Joker’s skinless skull!
RETAILERS, PLEASE NOTE: This acetate cover will be available only on the first printing of this title.
Format: HARD COVER
Price: $24.99

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Sandman Overture #1 (of 6)

Writer: Gaiman, Neil
Artist: Williams, J. H.
Cover Artist: Williams, J. H.
Twenty-five years since THE SANDMAN changed the landscape of modern comics, Neil Gaiman’s legendary series is back! THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE heralds New York Times best-selling writer Neil Gaiman’s return to the art form that made him famous, ably abetted by artistic luminary JH Williams III (BATWOMAN, PROMETHEA), whose lush, widescreen images provide an epic scope to The Sandman’s origin story. From the birth of a galaxy to the moment that Morpheus is captured, THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE will feature cameo appearances by fan-favorite characters such as The Corinthian, Merv Pumpkinhead and, of course, the Dream King’s siblings: Death, Desire, Despair, Delirium, Destruction and Destiny. ‘People have often asked me what happened to Morpheus to make it possible for him to be captured in THE SANDMAN #1,’ Gaiman said. ‘And now they get to find out. And finding out, they get to learn secrets of the Endless that I’ve kept to myself for 25 years. Family secrets. And I should warn you: one of the Endless dies on page five.’ The first issue of this 6-issue, bimonthly miniseries features a stunning double-page interior foldout.
Format: LIMITED SERIES
Price: $4.99

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Superior Spider-Man #20

Writer: Slott, Dan
Artist: Stegman, Ryan
Cover Artist: Stegman, Ryan
* From the fallout of NECESSARY EVIL, comes new beginnings and new twists that will be felt in the pages of Spider-Man for years to come! SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #20 is where it all starts! Do NOT miss this one!
* It’s the first ever adventure for the Superior Spider-Man and the Black Cat. Felicia Hardy always cared for the Spider more than the man. But what happens when that man is Otto Octavius?
* Plus: A day Otto has been waiting for is finally here. Is the world ready for “Dr. Peter Parker”… and what he plans to do next?
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Saga #15

Writer: Vaughan, Brian K.
Artist: Staples, Fiona
Cover Artist: Staples, Fiona
Everything starts coming together.
Format: COMIC
Price: $2.99

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X-O Manowar Dlx Vol. 1 HC

Writer: Venditti, Robert
Artist: Nord, Cary
Cover Artist: Nord, Cary
An oversized, deluxe hardcover collecting X-O Manowar’s complete first year in the Valiant Universe! From the epic origin to the battle for Planet Death, the definitive tale of Valiant’s flagship hero comes together in this prestige-sized collection by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Green Lantern, The Surrogates) and comics visionaries Cary Nord (Conan), Lee Garbett (Batman: RIP), and Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis). Aric of Dacia, a fifth century Visigoth armed with the universe’s most powerful weapon, is all that stands between the Earth and all-out annihilation at the hands of the alien race that abducted him from his own time. Stranded in the modern day, X-O Manowar’s battle against the Vine will take him into the shadows with the lethal operative known as Ninjak — and launch a quest for vengeance that will bring an alien empire to its knees. The Vine destroyed Aric’s world. Now he will give them war. Collecting the sold-out X-O MANOWAR #1-14, the X-O Manowar Vol. 1 Deluxe Oversized HC also comes jam-packed with more than 20 pages of never-before-seen art and extras, direct from the Valiant vaults.
Format: HARD COVER
Price: $39.99

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Infinity #5 (of 6)

Writer: Hickman, Jonathan
Artist: Opena, Jerome
Cover Artist: Kubert, Adam
* The Avengers Universe.
* The Heroes of Earth rally to defeat Thanos.
* The war for Earth begins.
Variants available. Contact local retailer for more information.
Format: LIMITED SERIES
Price: $3.99

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My Personal Faves…

Uzumaki 3-in-1 Dlx Ed HC

Writer: Ito, Junji
Artist: Ito, Junji
Cover Artist: Ito, Junji
Kurozu-cho, a small fogbound town on the coast of Japan, is cursed. According to Shuichi Saito, the withdrawn boyfriend of teenager Kirie Goshima, their town is haunted not by a person or being but by a pattern: uzumaki, the spiral, the hypnotic secret shape of the world. It manifests itself in everything from seashells and whirlpools in water to the spiral marks on people’s bodies, the insane obsessions of Shuichi’s father and the voice from the cochlea in our inner ear. As the madness spreads, the inhabitants of Kurozu-cho are pulled ever deeper into a whirlpool from which there is no return!
Format: HARD COVER
Price: $27.99

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Revival Dlx Coll Vol. 1 HC

Writer: Seeley, Tim
Artist: Norton, Mike
Cover Artist: Frison, Jenny
For one day in rural central Wisconsin, the dead came back to life. Now it’s up to Officer Dana Cypress to deal with the media scrutiny, religious zealots, and government quarantine that has come with them. In a town where the living have to learn to deal with those who are supposed to be dead, Officer Cypress must solve a brutal murder, and everyone, alive or undead, is a suspect. The sell-out hit series created by New York Times Bestselling author TIM SEELEY and Eisner-winning artist MIKE NORTON is collected in this oversized hardcover. Collects REVIVAL #1-11 and the FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2012 short story, plus many behind-the-scenes bonuses and other features.
Format: HARD COVER
Price: $34.99

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Mara TP

Writer: Wood, Brian
Artist: Doyle, Ming
Cover Artist: Doyle, Ming
Acclaimed creator BRIAN WOOD (The Massive, DMZ, X-Men) and brilliant newcomer MING DOYLE (Guardians of the Galaxy, Fantastic Four, Girl Comics) bring you MARA, the story of an especially gifted woman in a sports- and war-obsessed future. When she starts manifesting strange superpowers, the world that once embraced her turns against her, and for this young woman who once had it all, it’s almost too much to bear. Both an intimate coming-of-age story and an epic superhero drama, MARA takes the genre to new places. Young adult friendly. Perfect for readers of WOOD’s Demo, Local, and X-Men work. Collects MARA #1-6
Format: TRADE PAPERBACK
Price: $12.99

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Last of Us TP

Writer: Hicks, Faith Erin
Artist: Hicks, Faith Erin
Cover Artist: Tedesco, Julian Totino
Nineteen years ago, a parasitic fungal outbreak killed the majority of the world’s population, forcing survivors into a handful of quarantine zones. Thirteen-year-old Ellie has grown up in this violent, postpandemic world, and her disrespect for the military authority running her boarding school earns her new enemies, a new friend in fellow rebel Riley, and her first trip into the outside world.
Format: TRADE PAPERBACK
Price: $16.99

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Support Your Own

Avengers #22

Writer: Hickman, Jonathan
Artist: Yu, Leinil Francis
Cover Artist: Yu, Leinil Francis
INFINITY TIE-IN – “AVENGERS UNIVERSE: V”
* The Avengers return to our Solar System.
* The battle for Earth starts in the heavens.
* The Black Order makes their move.
Variants available. Contact local retailer for more information.
Format: COMIC
Price: 3.99

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Punisher Trial of Punisher #2 (of 2)

Writer: Guggenheim, Marc
Artist: Yu, Leinil Francis
Cover Artist: Yu, Leinil Francis
* The PUNISHER faces justice for his crimes!
* Prosecution witness: MATT MURDOCK
* Why did the Punisher murder a district attorney?
Format: LIMITED SERIES
Price: $3.99

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Other GOOD Books Out There

X-Men Battle of Atom #2 (of 2)

Writer: Bendis, Brian Michael
Artist: Cho, Frank
Cover Artist: Adams, Arthur
X-MEN: BATTLE OF THE ATOM, PART 8!
* Wolverine, who just lost his healing factor, takes a mortal hit!
* And a surprise ending that changes everything in the X-Men Event of 2013!
Format: LIMITED SERIES
Price: $3.99

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Ultimate Comics X-Men #33

Writer: Wood, Brian
Artist: Martinez, Alvaro
Cover Artist: Hardman, Gabriel
“WORLD WAR X” CONCLUDES!
* WORLD WAR X’s unbelievable conclusion!
* KITTY PRYDE takes extraordinary steps, shocks the planet!
* In the aftermath, who remains to pick up the pieces?
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

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True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys #5 (of 6)

Writer: Way, Gerard
Artist: Cloonan, Becky
Cover Artist: Cloonan, Becky
‘To put it as clearly as possible . . . there is something wrong with you and we are going to fix it.’ Better Living Industries works to reeducate Korse and is met with deadly consequences just as the Girl learns lessons from her forgotten past. The big battle is brewing in the sands of the desert as the Killjoys march on Battery City!
Preview
Format: LIMITED SERIES
Price: $3.99

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Thought Bubble Anthology #3

story FABIO MOON, GABRIEL BA, RICHARD STARKINGS, JEFFREY BROWN, BRANDON GRAHAM, TOM HUMBERSTONE, MARC ELLERBY, TAMSIN ISLES, CLARK BURSCOUGH art ADI GRANOV, RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE, RAMON PEREZ, BOO COOK, RUFUS DAYGLO, BRANDON GRAHAM, MING DOYLE, ADAM CALDWELL cover ALICE DUKE A collection of new short stories by some of the best in the business, including the first ever team-up of Elephantmen and Judge Dredd! Plus many more names to be announced. This anthology is part of the United Kingdom’s Thought Bubble Festival which takes place in Leeds, Northern England from November 17-24. All profits from this comic go to Barnardo’s, one of the largest children’s charities in the UK.
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #27

Writer: Waltz, Tom
Artist: Santolouco, Mateus
Cover Artist: Eastman, Kevin
‘City Fall: Part Six’ In this breathtaking penultimate issue to City Fall, Shredder asserts his dominance over the criminal underworld of NYC through a show of force. But what happens when the Turtles crash the party? With allegiances shifting no one is safe from all-out war!
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Swamp Thing Annual #2

Writer: Soule, Charles
Artist: Pina, Javier
Cover Artist: Foreman, Travel
Tying directly into the current storyline with The Seeder-witness the next evolution of Swamp Thing! Alec’s going to need to take his powers to another level to take Seeder down…with help from the stranger coaches imaginable! Plus: an appearance from a Swamp Thing you never thought you’d see!
Format: ANNUAL
Price: $4.99

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Prophet #40

Writer: Roy, Simon
Artist: Roy, Simon
Cover Artist: Dalrymple, Farel
Old man Prophet goes looking for ancient heroes in hopes of tracking down the missing Badrock.
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Guardians of the Galaxy #8

Writer: Bendis, Brian Michael
Artist: Pichelli, Sara
Cover Artist: Pichelli, Sara
INFINITY TIE-IN
* What will it take for Peter Quill to betray the entire Marvel Universe?
* And if you don’t know Eisner award winning artist Francesco Francavilla yet, you will after this comic!
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Five Ghosts: The Haunting of Fabian Gray #6

Writer: Barbiere, Frank J.
Artist: Brown, Garry
Cover Artist: Brown, Garry
NOW AN ONGOING SERIES! Fabian travels to Japan to aid an old ally in the search for a mythical weapon: the legendary sword known as MASAMUNE! A special stand-alone tale featuring artist GARRY BROWN (The Massive, Mass Effect)!
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.50

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Captain Midnight #4

Writer: Williamson, Joshua
Artist: Dagnino, Fernando
Cover Artist: Massafera, Felipe
Playing catch-up on the last eighty years, Captain Midnight heads for Manhattan to get a firsthand look at how far humanity has advanced in his absence. But when our hero hears about a mysterious high-rise heist artist who appears to be using Cap’s antigravity technology, his recon mission turns into an investigation of this strange sky man . . .
Preview
Format: COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Avengers A.I. #5

Writer: Humphries, Sam
Artist: Araujo, Andre
Cover Artist: Marquez, David
* With the Vision M.I.A., and A.I. considered a global threat, what’s a robot to do?
* Teaming up with S.H.I.E.L.D. the Avengers track down cyberterrorist Dimitrios’ signal and prepare to take him out…
* Query: It couldn’t really be that easy, could it?
* Response: No.
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

 

 


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