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Posted December 15, 2010 by Norby Ela in Columns
 
 

GEEKLY WEEKLY COMIC GUIDE (Dec. 16, 2010)

GEEKLY WEEKLY COMIC GUIDE (Dec. 16, 2010)

Our picks of comics (singles, TPBs, HCs OGNs) that will be released weekly . We know that comic books are expensive and its hard to spend cash these days. We are here to guide what books are great and worthy to buy.

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Amazing Spider-Man #650

COVER BY: HUMBERTO RAMOS
WRITER: Dan Slott
PENCILS: HUMBERTO RAMOS
LETTERED BY: NEUROTIC CARTOONIST, INC
To face off against an amped-up HOBGOBLIN, you need an amped-up SPIDER-MAN! What’s the story behind Spidey’s NEW SUIT? What is it and what can it do? Meanwhile, MACH 5 (from THE THUNDERBOLTS) faces off against one of Spidey’s deadliest foes! All this, and a secret side mission for THE BLACK CAT. Plus an additional 8 page story: We showed you who was behind the HOBGOBLIN’S mask last issue. But what were they up to BEFORE their startling return? Here’s where you find out!
PREVIEW
Format: FC, 40pg., COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Avengers Academy #7

COVER BY: Mike McKone
WRITER: CHRISTOS GAGE
PENCILS: Mike McKone
COLORED BY: JEROMY COX
LETTERED BY: NEUROTIC CARTOONIST, INC
This is it: The BIG return of Giant-Man! Founding Avenger Hank Pym has been a scientist, a hero, a disgrace, a convict, and — after a long road of redemption — he’s the headmaster of Avengers Academy. But now, at long last, Pym returns to his greatest role…that’s right, Giant-Man returns in this historic issue! But even with his students at his side, can he stand up to one of the most powerful villains in the Marvel Universe, a man who can become every bit as gigantic as he is? Find out in the latest chapter of the series that ComicBookResources.com hails as “a fine addition to the Heroic Age.”
PREVIEW
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Batman #705

Written by TONY DANIEL; Art and cover by TONY DANIEL
Batman joins forces with a new hero who’s as dangerous as she is beautiful. When members of a secret order turn up dead and tortured in Gotham City’s Chinatown district, I-Ching informs Batman that he fears an ancient relic is the target. Batman connects this case to that of a missing satellite architect. With few clues to go by and the stakes getting higher, Batman races to locate the surviving members of the order before it’s too late.
PREVIEW
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Batman and Robin #18

Written by PETER J. TOMASI; Art by PATRICK GLEASON & MARK IRWIN; Cover by PATRICK GLEASON; 1:10 Variant cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
“Dark Knight, White Knight” part 2 of 3!
Batman and Robin find themselves in the middle of a deadly crusade as “angels” continue falling from the skies! The White Knight is shining his heavenly light into the dark corners of Gotham City in his quest to vanquish the shadows of the soul in “Dark Knight, White Knight” part 2 of 3!
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Birds of Prey #7

Written by GAIL SIMONE
Art by ARDIAN SYAF & VICENTE CIFUENTES
Cover by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU
One of Oracle’s fiercest enemies finds her alone and far from her allies and safe houses – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg as Batman returns! Rising star artist Ardian Syaf (BRIGHEST DAY) makes his BIRDS OF PREY debut in a story you must not miss, which we’re calling “The Death of Oracle”!

Format: 32pg., COMIC
Price: 2.99

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DMZ #60 (MR)

Written by BRIAN WOOD; Art by SHAWN MARTINBROUGH; Cover by JP LEON
The final year of DMZ begins here! In part 1 of “Free States Rising,” we revisit the origins of this Second American Civil War and see just how a dangerous idea can ripple through a population and result in one of the most infamous wars in world history. Issue #60 kicks off this 2-parter, illustrated by guest artist Shawn Martinbrough (THE LOSERS, BATMAN)!
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Green Lantern #60

Written by GEOFF JOHNS; Art and cover by DOUG MAHNKE & CHRISTIAN ALAMY; 1:10 “DC 75th Anniversary” Variant cover by FRANK QUITELY
BRIGHTEST DAY continues as the truth about the Indigo Tribe members is revealed along with their Entity: the enigmatic Proselyte.
Plus, don’t miss a special Green Lantern movie image!

Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #5

Written by PETER J. TOMASI; Art by FERNANDO PASARIN & CAM SMITH ; Cover by RODOLFO MIGLIARI; 1:25 Variant cover by FELIPE MASSAFERA
Guy Gardner is seeing red rage! Much blood will be spilled, as the truth about his shocking pact with Atrocitus and Ganthet stands revealed to his teammates Kilowog and Arisia. And whose side will Sodam Yat find himself on?
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $3.99

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John Byrne’s Next Men #1

John Byrne (w & a & c)
A NEW CHAPTER begins in the lives of the survivors of Project Next Men. New friends, new foes, and a tale that literally twists time itself out of joint. They said it would never happen, but it has! John Byrne has returned to his classic creation! This is where it STARTS, this is where you want to BE!
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Loki #2 (of 4)

COVER BY: TRAVEL FOREMAN
WRITER: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
PENCILS: SEBASTIAN FIUMARA
Devious Loki! Murderous Loki! Poor Loki, wants only to make a difference in Asgard, to be important, to be remembered. But when the Norns who see fate itself tell him just how it is he’ll succeed…well, what else is there for crafty Loki but to play his destiny to the hilt? Now Loki embraces his future, the doom of all Asgard…and commits the greatest atrocity of his lifetime…
PREVIEW
Format: FC, 32pg., LIMITED SERIES
Price: $3.99

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Mouse Guard: The Black Axe #1 (of 6)

By: David Petersen
The Eisner Award-winning Mouse Guard returns with The Black Axe, a third volume to be told in six bi-monthly issues. Set in 1115, this prequel to Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 fulfills the promise the wise oldfur Celanawe made to Lieam the day his paw first touched the Black Axe: to tell the young warrior about the mouse who first wielded the deadly weapon. The arrival of distant kin takes Celanawe on an adventure that will carry him across the sea to uncharted waters and lands, all while unraveling the legend of Farrer, the blacksmith who forged the mythic Black Axe.
Format: LIMITED SERIES
Price: $3.50

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Strange Tales 2 #3 (of 3)

WRITER: Kate Beaton, Toby Cypress, Tim Hamilton, Terry Moore, Harvey Pekar, Ty Templeton, Dean Haspiel
PENCILS: Kate Beaton, Toby Cypress, Tim Hamilton, Terry Moore, Harvey Pekar, Ty Templeton, Dean Haspiel
INKS: TIMOTHY J. HAMILTON, DAVID HEATLEY, KEVIN HUIZENGA, JEFFREY LEMIRE, TERRY MOORE, FRANK SANTORO, GENE LUEN YANG
COLORED BY: TIMOTHY J. HAMILTON|DAVID HEATLEY|KEVIN HUIZENGA|JEFFREY LEMIRE|THIEN PHAM|FRANK SANTORO
LETTERED BY: TIMOTHY J. HAMILTON|DAVID HEATLEY|KEVIN HUIZENGA|JEFFREY LEMIRE|FRANK SANTORO|GENE LUEN YANG
Marvel’s critically acclaimed indie anthology concludes! The best, most exciting cartoonists working today re-imagine Marvel’s greatest characters in three giant-sized issues! And with no ads! Get excited, folks. Comics absolutely do not get more awesome than this! Don’t miss out on what’s guaranteed to be one of the best reads of the year!!!
PREVIEW
Format: FC, 48pg., LIMITED SERIES
Price: $4.99

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Uncanny X-Force #3

Written by RICK REMENDER
Pencils by JEROME OPENA
Cover by ESAD RIBIC
‘THE APOCAYLPSE SOLUTION,’ PART 3
Uncanny X-Force versus Apocalypse’s Last Horsemen to the death! With their target within striking distance the team separate in hopes that one of them might infiltrate the Akkaba stronghold and assassinate Apocalypse. However, breaking apart has left them vulnerable, and one member pays a heavy toll for the strategy. Will a member of the team die to stop Apocalypse? Or will the price be heavier still?
PREVIEW
Format: 32pg., COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Powers: The Definitive Collection Vol. 4 HC (MR)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by MICHAEL AVON OEMING
Cover by MICHAEL AVON OEMING
The deluxe hardcover collections continue, and this one is the biggest yet by more than 100 pages! Combining POWERS VOL. 8: LEGENDS, POWERS VOL. 9: PSYCHOTIC and POWERS VOL. 10: COSMIC, plus all the extras you expect to see in a beautiful oversized collection! In LEGENDS, a hero returns, and Deena is put through the ringer; in PSYCHOTIC, Deena struggles with her dark secret, and another Power ends up dead; and in COSMIC, a cosmic guardian of our galaxy turns up dead, and lands Walker and Pilgrim knee-deep in cosmic doo-doo. Histories revealed and characters going through some major changes, you won’t want to miss it! Collecting POWERS VOL. 2 #1-18.
Format: 600pg., HARD COVER
Price: $34.99

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Preacher Book 3 HC (MR)

Written by GARTH ENNIS ; Art by STEVE DILLON, CARLOS EZQUERRA and others ; Cover by GLEN FABRY
Collects PREACHER #27-33, SAINT OF KILLERS #1-4 and PREACHER SPECIAL: CASSIDY – BLOOD AND WHISKEY! During some down time, Jesse Custer faces an enemy from the past, who seeks vengeance for his father’s death. Also includes a story spotlighting the Saint of Killers and a standalone tale starring Cassidy, the vampire.
Format: FC, 352pg., HARD COVER
Price: $39.99

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Superman: Secret Origin HC Deluxe Edition

Written by GEOFF JOHNS; Art by GARY FRANK & JON SIBAL; Cover by GARY FRANK
Writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank bring you a startling new look at the beginnings of Lex Luthor, The Legion of Super-Heroes, Lois Lane, Metallo, Jimmy Olsen, The Parasite and more of your favorite characters from the Superman family in this new, deluxe hardcover. Collecting the acclaimed six-issue miniseries!
Format: FC, 224pg., HARD COVER
Price: $29.99


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