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Posted August 7, 2013 by Norby Ela in Columns
 
 

GEEKLY WEEKLY GUIDE (August 7, 2013)

GEEKLY WEEKLY GUIDE (August 7, 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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Personal faves

Trillium #1 (of 8)

Writer: Lemire, Jeff
Artist: Lemire, Jeff
Cover Artist: Lemire, Jeff
It’s the year 3797, and botanist Nika Temsmith is researching a strange species on a remote science station near the outermost rim of colonized space. It’s the year 1921, and renowned English explorer William Pike leads an expedition into the dense jungles of Peru in search of the fabled “Lost Temple of the Incas,” an elusive sanctuary said to have strange healing properties. Two disparate souls separated by thousands of years and hundreds of millions of miles. Yet they will fall in love and, as a result, bring about the end of the universe. Even though reality is unraveling all around them, nothing can pull them apart. This isn’t just a love story; It’s the LAST love story ever told.
Trillium is an 8-issue series that combines rich historical adventure and mind-bending science fiction into a sprawling, unconventional love story by Jeff Lemire (SWEET TOOTH, CONSTANTINE, ANIMAL MAN).
This amazing miniseries kicks off with 28-pages of story in a flip-book with two covers and two separate but connected stories!
Format: FC, 32pg., LIMITED SERIES
Price: $2.99

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Daredevil By Mark Waid Premiere Vol. 5 HC

Writer: Waid, Mark
Artist: Samnee, Chris
Cover Artist: TBD,
The Eisner and Harvey Award-winner for Book of the Year continues as Daredevil teams up with the all-new Superior Spider-Man! Yes, America, we’ve heard your calls! Stilt-Man is back! And the leggy villain is better than ever thanks to some last-minute help from
Format: HARD COVER
Price: $19.99

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Abe Sapien Dark & Terrible #5

Writer: Mignola, Mike
Artist: Fiumara, Max
Cover Artist: Stewart, Dave
After a half-eaten body washes ashore, a small cult suspects the hungry killer may be Abe, who flees to the Salton Sea only to confront a dangerous Ogdru Hem larva.
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.50

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Pop The Walking Dead Governor, Merle & Rick Vinyl Fig

Inspired by the urban and stylized character designs of today’s designer toys, Funko presents a unique spin on the characters of AMC’s hit series The Walking Dead with their new line of POP! The Walking Dead Vinyl Figures! These 3 3/4′ tall figures includes fan-favorite characters such as Merle, the Prison Guard Zombie, the Governor, and Prison Rick. Window box packaging.
Format: MERCHANDISE
Price: PI

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The Spidey titles are all good

Superior Spider-Man #15

Writer: Slott, Dan
Artist: Ramos, Humberto
Cover Artist: Ramos, Humberto
“Run, Goblin, Run!” Part 1 of 2
* What’s it like to be a villain in the Marvel Universe…once the Superior Spider-Man sets his sights on you?
* Find out, from Phil Urich’s point of view, in what might be the final days of the Hobgoblin.
* Plus, what is the secret of “The Tinkerer’s Apprentice”? Who’s been helping the Terrible Tinkerer? And how is he, of all people, the reason everything in Spider-Man’s life will be changed forever?!
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Superior Foes of Spider-Man #2

Writer: Spencer, Nick
Artist: Lieber, Steve
Cover Artist: Martin, Marcos
* With superior villains come superior problems as the year’s sleeper hit continues!
* Out of bail and aiming to stay out of jail, Boomerang must get his cronies on target – but does the PUNISHER have them targeted already?
* Nick Spencer (AVENGERS) and Steve Lieber (HAWKEYE) continue this most evil exploration into the Marvel U!
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Superior Carnage #2 (of 5)

Writer: Schinick, Kevin
Artist: Segovia, Stephen
Cover Artist: Crain, Clayton
* CARNAGE IS CAPTURED! But can the Wizard and Klaw subdue him long enough to create their SUPERIOR CARNAGE?
* KEVIN SHINICK (Avenging Spider-Man) and STEPHEN SEGOVIA (X-Treme X-Men) perform unspeakable acts to create their own monster issue!
Format: LIMITED SERIES
Price: $3.99

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The Best of the Rest

All-New X-Men #15

Writer: Bendis, Brian Michael
Artist: Immonen, Stuart
Cover Artist: Immonen, Stuart
* Love is in the air!
* Cyclops heart and future start to fade before his eyes.
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Avengers #17

Writer: Hickman, Jonathan
Artist: Caselli, Stefano
Cover Artist: Yu, Leinil Francis
“ALL QUIET”
* The Avengers recruit more members to deal with the soon-arriving threat to Earth.
* The Builders enter the Marvel Universe.
* The Finale of the Prelude to INFINITY: Part Four.
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Avengers Ai #2

Writer: Humphries, Sam
Artist: Araujo, Andre
Cover Artist: Marquez, David
* The return of the Sentient Iron Man armor!
* Dimitrios — a powerful super-intelligence with an axe to grind against humanity — strikes…!
* What secrets does the powerful Alexis hold for the Marvel Universe? Is it your bank account balance, your email password, your secret journal entries?
* There’s nothing about your life that artificial intelligence cannot use against you! BEWARE!
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Satellite Sam #2

Writer: Fraction, Matt
Artist: Chaykin, Howard
Cover Artist: Chaykin, Howard
SEX o DEATH o LIVE TV! NEW YORK CITY, 1951: Mike buries his father and Ginsburg buries the lede making his sales pitch. Will TV be an East Coast or West Coast medium? And in a pile of filthy photographs Mike finds one image that is really and truly shocking.
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.50

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Saucer Country Vol. 2: Reticulan Candidate TP

Writer: Cornell, Paul
Artist: Kelly, Ryan
Cover Artist: Kelly, Ryan
In this final SAUCER COUNTRY collection of issues #7-14, Arcadia and her team hit the campaign trail…but can she gain access to the government’s alien secrets? And whose side are the flying saucers really on?
Format: TRADE PAPERBACK
Price: $16.99

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Thor By Walter Simonson Vol. 1 TP

Writer: Simonson, Walter
Artist: Simonson, Walter
Cover Artist: Simonson, Walter
Few people have ever left their mark on one character quite the way Walter Simonson has. His work on the Mighty Thor swept the Norse God of Thunder to heights never before seen and rarely achieved in his wake. Spanning epic tales of heroism and treachery, love and war, Simonson’s work is often considered the definitive Thor. From the majesty and mystery of fabled Asgard to the gritty streets of New York City, Thor was never the same. That is the mark of a true visionary. This first volume begins the collection of Simonson’s epic run – completely remastered from the original artwork and newly colored by Steve Oliffe! Collecting THOR #337-345.
Format: TRADE PAPERBACK
Price: $24.99

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Deadpool Kills Deadpool #2 (of 4)

Writer: Bunn, Cullen
Artist: Espin, Salva
Cover Artist: Del Mundo, Michael
* Hope you’re not a Deadpool fan-he DIES in this issue!
* Oh, but, uh…I hope you are a Deadpool fan, because, like…there are a lot of Deadpools in this issue. LOTS.
* TIME TO THIN THE DEADPOOL HERD!
Format: FC, 32pg., LIMITED SERIES
Price: $2.99

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Dial H #15

Writer: Mieville, China
Artist: Ponticelli, Alberto
Cover Artist: Bolland, Brian
FINAL ISSUE
This extra-sized conclusion to the epic DIAL H series has all the answers you’ve been looking for, and more questions you didn’t even think to ask! Stay on the line! The entire universe is at stake!
Format: COMIC
Price: $4.99

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Fatale #16

Writer: Brubaker, Ed
Artist: Phillips, Sean
Cover Artist: Phillips, Sean
story ED BRUBAKER art SEAN PHILLIPS & ELIZABETH BREITWEISER cover SEAN PHILLIPS Nicolas is on Josephine’s trail of secrets, and they lead him back to 1990s Seattle, where a rock band, a gang of bank robbers, and a wandering serial killer all circle around a mysterious woman with no memory… 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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Legend of Luther Strode #6 (of 6)

Writer: Jordan, Justin
Artist: Moore, Tradd
Cover Artist: Moore, Tradd
story JUSTIN JORDAN art / cover TRADD MOORE MINISERIES CONCLUSION! Jack is loose in the world, and Luther isn’t strong enough to stop him. But Petra might be.
Format: LIMITED SERIES
Price: $3.50

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The Manhattan Projects #13

Writer: Hickman, Jonathan
Artist: Pitarra, Nick
Cover Artist: Hickman, Jonathan
“PIECE BY PIECE”
After a decade of working together to overcome everything that stood against them, fractures begin to form between the scientists of the Manhattan Projects.
The thrilling FEEL GOOD, BAD SCIENCE series continues in THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS #13: PIECE BY PIECE!
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.50

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Owl #2 (of 4)

Writer: Krul, J. T.
Artist: Michael, Hubert Khan
Cover Artist: Ross, Alex
The Owl is stunned by a blast from the past when Owl Girl shows up on the scene. But this can’t be the same woman he partnered up with all those years ago. She died. So who is this mysterious new Owl Girl? And where did she get her violent streak from?
Format: LIMITED SERIES
Price: $3.99

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Prophet #38

Writer: Roy, Simon
Artist: Roy, Simon
Cover Artist: Rugg, Jim
It’s a race for power, with Prophets seeking to enslave the children of Badrock to use them as living weapons against a new mysterious foe.
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Quantum & Woody #2

Writer: Asmus, James
Artist: Fowler, Tom
Cover Artist: Sook, Ryan
Off to a bad start! Eric and Woody Henderson have accidentally blown up their father’s life’s work – and themselves along with it! Now, as their bizarre new superpowers begin to manifest, will they be able to outmaneuver the squad of trigger-happy cops that think Eric and Woody are to blame for their dad’s murder? Plus! The mysterious cabal targeting the world’s worst superhero team only gets creepier. Seriously, it’s like an iceberg of creepy. Only 10 percent is showing! And Quantum and Woody are about to crash right the %$!@ into it!
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Frank Miller Robocop Last Stand #1 (of 7)

Writer: Miller, Frank
Artist: ztekin, Korkut
Cover Artist: Shalvey, Declan
Author(s): Frank Miller, Steven Grant FRANK MILLER’S VISION FOR ROBOCOP’S FINAL CHAPTER REVEALED! Frank Miller’s incredible unproduced screenplay has been brought to life in this hardhitting Steven Grant (2 GUNS, PUNISHER: CIRCLE OF BLOOD) penned the adaptation. With all the brains, guts, and bullets that made the first film an instant classic, this is a comic event not to miss. The police force has disbanded. The people of Detroit have been evicted from their homes. ED209s and OCP officers run the streets. With OCP’s vision for Delta City well underway, Robocop may be his city’s last hope. This is Robocop’s last stand, as it was always intended to be.
Ask your retailer about the striking Mondo incentive variant cover by Jay Shaw!
Format: LIMITED SERIES
Price: $3.99

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Thrilling Adventure Hour HC

Writer: Acker, Ben
Artist: Bishop, Randy
Cover Artist: Fowler, Tess
Re-creating the popular stage show and Nerdist Industries podcast in print, The Thrilling Adventure Hour is a timeless collection of original genre tales that harkens back to the heyday of old-time radio entertainment. Written by TAH co-creators Ben Acker and Ben Acker, this hardcover anthology features new stories from the most fan-favored worlds of the TAH universe. Brought to life by top artists from the comics community, each stand-alone tale celebrates and reinvigorates a new genre from the radio comedies of yesteryear, including science fiction, fantasy, westerns, superheroes, horror, war dramas, and many more. A unique, timey-wimey blend of silver age pulp and post-modern pop, this one-of-a-kind anthology promises something for everyone as this cult phenomenon jumps off the proscenium stage and onto the page for the first time in over eight years and 100+ consecutive shows around the globe!
Format: HARD COVER
Price: $19.95

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Winter Soldier Vol. 4: Electric Ghost TP

Writer: Latour, Jason
Artist: Klein, Nic
Cover Artist: TBD,
New mission! New creative team! New status quo! Join writer Jason Latour (Loose Ends, WOLVERINE) and artist Nic Klein (Dancer, Viking, Doc Savage) as they take the reins to the critically acclaimed series! In the wake of the hunt for the Black Widow, a broken and beaten Winter Soldier begins perhaps his most personal mission yet: a quest for redemption. But as Bucky looks to make peace with his deadly past, a new villain from his future is out for war – and blood. Collecting WINTER SOLDIER #15-19.
Format: TRADE PAPERBACK
Price: $14.99

 

 

 


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