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Posted December 22, 2010 by Norby Ela in Columns
 
 

GEEKLY WEEKLY COMIC GUIDE (Dec 23, 2010)

GEEKLY WEEKLY COMIC GUIDE (Dec 23, 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. We will release this every Tuesday.

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American Vampire #10 (MR)

Written by SCOTT SNYDER; Art by MATEUS SANTOLOUCO; Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
1936 – American Vampire Pearl Jones and her husband Henry Preston have tried to live a quiet life ever since their showdown with a coven of vicious Hollywood vampires. But when a chance encounter brings them face-to-face with old enemies, they’ll learn the hard way that sometimes, the fight comes to you. . . with a vengeance. Catch up with your favorite vampire-killing husband-and-wife team in this 2-part tale of booze, bullets and bloodlines.
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $3.99
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Batman, Inc. #2

Written by GRANT MORRISON; Art and cover by YANICK PAQUETTE & MICHAEL LACOMBE 1:25 Variant cover by ANDY KUBERT
The dynamic new era of Batman continues! The Dark Knight and Mr. Unknown – the Batman of Japan – go up against Lord Death Man. It’s going to be a fight to the end that could see the failure of Batman, Inc. before it’s even begun!
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Chew #16 (MR)

By: John Layman, Rob Guillory
‘FLAMBE,’ Part 1 of 5
Mother Clucker’s Homestyle Fried Chicken Palace is open for business! THIS YEAR’S EISNER AND HARVEY AWARD WINNERS FOR BEST NEW SERIES, BELIEVE IT OR NOT! RETAILER WARNING: NOT SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES
Format: COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Deadpool #30

COVER BY: DAVID JOHNSON
WRITER: DANIEL WAY
PENCILS: CARLO BARBERI
COLORED BY: MARTE GRACIA
LETTERED BY: NEUROTIC CARTOONIST, INC
“I Rule, You Suck,” Part 1 (of 2)
Deadpool blowing away vampires-how @#$%ing cool is that?! Wait…he’s not blowing away vampires? He’s protecting vampires? That doesn’t sound cool at all.

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

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Fantastic Four #586

COVER BY: ALAN DAVIS
WRITER: Jonathan Hickman
PENCILS: STEPHEN H. EPTING
INKS: STEPHEN H. EPTING
COLORED BY: PAUL MOUNTS
LETTERED BY: NEUROTIC CARTOONIST, INC
As the army of the Anti-priest begins an invasion of the Baxter Building, and the Invisible Woman is caught in between the warring factions of New and Old Atlantis, Reed Richards must decide the fate of the Earth amidst the chaos of Galactus devouring Nu-World.

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

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Incognito: Bad Influences #2 (MR)

Written by ED BRUBAKER
Pencils and Cover by SEAN PHILLIPS
What if you were a bad guy gone good, struggling with the new world around you? And what if your new bosses forced you to go right into the corrupt and gritty world you just clawed your way out of? Tempations and old enemies collide in the second issue of the smash hit INCOGNITO sequel. And featuring the popular back pages features Brubaker and Phillips work has become known for, with another essay from Jess Nevins, the professor of Pulp history. Only found in the printed single issues!
Format: 32pg., COMIC
Price: $3.50

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Invincible #76 (MR)

By: Robert Kirkman, Ryan Ottley, Fco Plasencia
THE VILTRUMITE WAR CONTINUES! It’s all been leading up to this: Invincible vs. Thragg, one-on-one! It’s the fight to end all fights, and the fate of the entire universe hangs in the balance. Whatever you do, don’t miss this issue!
Format: COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Invincible Iron Man #33

COVER BY: SALVADOR LARROCA MARTINEZ
WRITER: Matt Fraction
PENCILS: SALVADOR LARROCA MARTINEZ
INKS: SALVADOR LARROCA MARTINEZ
COLORED BY: FRANK D\’ARMATA
LETTERED BY: NEUROTIC CARTOONIST, INC
The FINALE TO STARK: RESILIENT is here! Tony Stark must outrace Detroit Steel and a fleet of Hammer Murderdrones or it’s the end of everything — of him, his company, his legacy, and of the Iron Man itself. The only thing more shocking than the first 19 pages are the last 3. The end of the past is HERE. The birth of the future is NOW. The End Of All Things is just around the corner and it’s got Tony Stark dead in its sights…

Format: FC, 40pg., COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Joe Hill’s The Cape (One-Shot)

Joe Hill & Jason Ciaramella (w) Zach Howard (a) Howard x 2 (c)
Locke & Key: Keys to the Kingdom takes a month break in December, but in its place is another Joe Hill extravaganza! This special one-shot takes Hill’s acclaimed short story from his best-selling short-story collection 20th Century Ghosts and adapts it to comics! The Cape will walk you along the fence of childhood innocence, and then throw you face first into a brick wall. Explore your dark side in this tale by Hill and Jason Ciaramella, with art and two covers by Zach Howard.
Format: ONE-SHOT
Price: $3.99

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The Legion of Super-Heroes #8

Written by PAUL LEVITZ; Art and cover by YILDIRAY CINAR & WAYNE FAUCHER
As votes come in from across the galaxy for the next Legion leader, Chameleon Boy enlists Yera in the hunt for their fellow shape-shifting Durlans, convinced that more are at work to destroy the United Planets.
Format: FC, 40pg., COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Morning Glories #5

By: Nick Spencer, Joe Eisma, Rodin Esquejo
It’s an explosive confrontation as the Glories attempt to rescue one of their own from the deadly clutches of the Academy. But with their newly formed team already falling apart, they suddenly look like they’re in need of rescue themselves! The breakout hit of the summer concludes its action-packed and mystery-filled first arc! TAGS: ‘4 OUT OF 5! AN ENGROSSING AND FUN READ… (THE) WRITING IS FEARLESS.’ – COMIC BOOK RESOURCES ‘A TRIPPY, FOREBODING READ… A DARKER, UNNERVING SPIN ON THE COMING OF AGE SAGA.’ – NEWSARAMA
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.50

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Secret Avengers #8

COVER BY: Mike Deodato
WRITER: ED BRUBAKER
PENCILS: MIKE DEODATO
INKS: MIKE DEODATO
COLORED BY: RAINIER BEREDO
LETTERED BY: DAVID M. A. LANPHEAR
Marvel’s newest hit Avengers team continues its breakneck pace! Steve Rogers comes face-to-face with an old comrade in arms from the war…who’s now working for the Shadow Council! The Secret Avengers Hong Kong Kung Fu extravaganza continues!

Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Skullkickers #4

By: Jim Zubkavich, Huang, Coates, Chris Stevens
‘ONE THOUSAND OPAS AND A DEAD BODY,’ Part Four
The Skullkickers are up to their necks in trouble and the key to their survival is the Necromancer who wants to see them both (un)dead! Or, more eloquently explained in Haiku: death magic chaos undead army rising fast flee you crazy fools
Format: COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Superior #3 (of 6) (MR)

Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils and Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
Who is Superior? Where did he come from? And who the hell is after him?!? MARK MILLAR (KICK-ASS, NEMESIS, CIVIL WAR) and LEINIL FRANCIS YU (SECRET INVASION, NEW AVENGERS) continue the non-stop excitement of their all-new super hero series. If you liked KICK-ASS and NEMESIS–do yourself the greatest favor you could ever do. Don’t miss SUPERIOR!
Format: FC, 32pg., LIMITED SERIES
Price: $2.99

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Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man #151

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by SARA PICHELLI
Cover by DAVID LAFUENTE
After the shocking status quo game changer from last issue’s 10th anniversary special, Spider-Man must now undergo afterschool super hero training-and the lessons start here!!! Plus Peter Parker gets a new girlfriend? And you won’t believe who she is. They’ll be guest stars galore in this action packed adventure as Spidey gets schooled!

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

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Zatanna #8

Written by PAUL DINI; Art by CLIFF CHIANG; Cover by STEPHANE ROUX
Beginning “Pupaphobia,” an all-new three-part adventure with art by the sensational Cliff Chiang! Everybody’s got that one thing that just creeps them out beyond all reason. (Yours is clowns, we know. It’s okay.) For Zatanna Zatara, it’s puppets: “Creepy, horrible, soul-sucking puppets.” But why is one of the most powerful sorcerers on Earth scared of little wooden men in cheap suits? Finding out is what’s got Zee back in therapy… but she might not uncover the truth before the truth comes gunning for her.

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

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Black Widow: Name of Rose HC Prem Hardcover

Written by MARJORIE LIU
Penciled by DANIEL ACUNA
Cover by DANIEL ACUNA
The deadly super-spy from IRON MAN 2, INVINCIBLE IRON MAN and CAPTAIN AMERICA in her own action-packed tale!
Natasha Romanoff is not a super hero. She’s not psychic. She doesn’t fly. And yet as the Black Widow, she manages to hold her own against a world of incredibly powerful enemies…and allies. But now someone has tried to kill Natasha…and almost succeeded.
Injured gravely, almost beyond her ability to recover, Black Widow sets out to find her attacker…with no suspects and no leads. Who could be deadly enough to get the drop on Natasha? And what connections do they have to some of her closest super hero friends…?
This title collects
BLACK WIDOW #1-5 and material from ENTER THE HEROIC AGE
Format: 136pg., HARD COVER
Price: $24.99

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Hit-Monkey: Year of the Monkey TP

Written by DANIEL WAY
Penciled by DALIBOR TALAJIC
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
A troubled soul, set upon a path of vengeance he does not understand. An assassin without equal, trained in the most secret of killing techniques. A flesh-and-blood specter, haunting the killers of the world. A monkey…with a gun. Bear witness as the legend is born! Collecting HIT-MONKEY #1-3 and HIT-MONKEY ONE-SHOT.
Format: 96pg., TRADE PAPERBACK
Price: $14.99

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Marvels: Eye of Camera TP

Written by KURT BUSIEK & ROGER STERN
Penciled by JAY ANACLETO
Cover by JAY ANACLETO
Following the trials of photographer Phil Sheldon as he documents the true life exploits of the Marvel Universe’s heroes and villains, Marvels: Eye of the Camera is the sequel to the sensational Kurt Busiek/Alex Ross series MARVELS. Written by Busiek (Avengers, Thunderbolts) with legendary comics scribe Roger Stern (Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers Forever), Eye of the Camera includes visuals by rising star Jay Anacleto (Athena, Inc., Aria) that capture both the grittiness and grandeur of the Marvel Age. Collecting MARVELS: EYE OF THE CAMERA #1-6.
Format: 160pg., TRADE PAPERBACK
Price: $19.99

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Peter & Max: A Fables Novel TP (MR)

Written by BILL WILLINGHAM; Art by STEVE LEIALOHA; Cover by DANIEL DOS SANTOS
“It’s everything a fan of the series could want – and everything a non-fan could need to get initiated.” – IO9
“Willingham manages to merge the gentle, meandering feel of fairy tales with a breakneck, contemporary pacing – a very clever trick indeed. The characters and stories are very engaging, the tension real, the mythos powerful.” – Boing Boing
The critically acclaimed prose novel from FABLES creator Bill Willingham – now in trade paperback!
The tale takes place long ago, in the deepest dark of The Black Forest. Two brothers – Peter Piper and his older brother Max – encounter ominous forces that change them both irreparably. Thus begins an epic tale of sibling rivalry, magic, music and revenge that spans medieval times to the present day, when their deadly conflict surfaces in the placid calm of modern day Fabletown.
PETER & MAX: A FABLES NOVEL features the prose of award-winning comic book writer Bill Willingham and the lush ink drawings of FABLES artist Steve Leialoha. The novel also reveals secrets of some of the regular FABLES series cast members including Bigby Wolf, Frau Totenkinder and Bo Peep, along with an 8-page comics story by Willingham and Leialoha!
Format: 400pg., TRADE PAPERBACK
Price: $14.99

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Usagi Yojimbo Special Edition HC

By: Stan Sakai
Created in 1984, Stan Sakai’s USAGI YOJIMBO (2008 Eisner Nominee for Best Continuing Series) has vaulted to the forefront of iconic modern comics characters and is a perennial, favorite. Stuffed with engaging supporting characters, villains, and even a romantic interest or two, USAGI YOJIMBO chronicles the action-packed wanderings of a masterless samurai in feudal Japan. For the first ten years of his career, the battling bunny was published by Fantagraphics. In honor of his 25th anniversary, Fantagraphics is releasing a deluxe slipcase set collecting the first seven USAGI YOJIMBO books! With over 1000 pages of story and brimming with extra’s (full color cover gallery! behind the scenes art! career-spanning interview! and more!), this is the complete! definitive! early USAGI YOJIMBO!
Format: 1200pg., HARD COVER
Price: $100.00

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Naoki Urasawa’s 20th Century Boys Vol. 12

By Naoki Urasawa
Will 2015 bring an end to human history?! An urgent but mysterious messsage left by her mother Kiriko in 2002 finally reaches Kanna. But where is Kiriko, who developed the germ warfare weapons used on Bloody New Year’s Eve, and what is she doing now? Memories of New Years past flood the minds of Kenji’s friends and family. Will Yoshitsune’s clandestine actions eventually prove fruitful, or are they doomed to repeat the tragedies of the year 2000?
Format: GRAPHIC NOVEL
Price: $12.99

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EMITOWN TP

story, art & cover EMI LENOX

From the whimsical to the tragic, EMI LENOX brings you into her world with superb cartooning, a brilliant cast of characters, and an innocent perspective often left on the cutting room floor of other diary comics. With a broad range of styles, everyday is an adventure from the morning breakfast burrito to metaphoric tales of superheroes and battlefields of love. Emi proves that life is never dull in her first annual collection of EmiTown!

Based out of her hometown, Portland, Oregon, Emi has spent the last year doodling everyday in her diary sketchbook and taking on internships within the comics community. Having been raised on manga (via her Japanese mother) she has dreamed about becoming a cartoonist at a young age. In her early twenties the works of Jeff Smith, Adrian Tomine, and Craig Thompson entered her life and super inspiration struck! This is Emi’s first published work.

Introduction by JAMIE S. RICH.

“EmiTown is the rare and charming comic that doesn’t resort to nudity and misanthropy for it’s entertainment. It’s just adorable” – David Hahn (Bite Club, Fables)

“Emi can draw like nobody’s business. Her style is fabulous!” – Jamie S. Rich (You Have Killed Me, Spell Checkers)

“Some of the nicest cartooning I’ve discovered in a long time” – Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth, Essex County)

“Emi Lenox misrepresented herself to me as someone who doesn’t draw, when in fact she does. Really well too. Good narcissism!” – Jeff Parker (Underground, Agents of Atlas, X-Men: First Class)
Format: GRAPHIC NOVEL
Price: $19.99

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DC Comics’ 75th Annniversary Super Deluxe Kubrick Set

By MEDICOM TOY
Under special arrangement with Japanese toymaker MEDICOM TOY, DC DIRECT is pleased to wrap up DC Comics’ 75th Anniversary year with an extra-special, super deluxe set of DC Comics’ best-known heroes and villains, in an array of versions … KUBRICK style! *EXCLUSIVE NEW DECOS! Featured in this 10-figure, super deluxe set are: Superman (Superman Returns movie) Batgirl (animated-style): NEW DECO! The Joker (The Dark Knight movie): NEW DECO! NEW ACCESSORY! Batman (animated-style): NEW DECO! Batman (The Dark Knight movie) Batman (Batman movie 1989): NEW DECO! Robin (animated-style): NEW DECO! Catwoman (Batman Returns movie) Harley Quinn (animated-style): NEW DECO! Batman (comics-style): NEW DECO! Average size of each figure is 2.7 high. Packaged in a super deluxe 4-color window box measuring approximately 8 high x 7 wide x 2 deep. Limited Edition. Manufactured to order.
Format: MERCHANDISE
Price: $99.99


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