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Posted February 23, 2011 by Norby Ela in Columns
 
 

GEEKLY WEEKLY COMIC GUIDE (Feb 24, 2011)

GEEKLY WEEKLY COMIC GUIDE (Feb 24, 2011)

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 Wednesday.

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Amazing Spider-Man #655

By: Dan Slott, Marcos Martin
‘Awakening’
February may be the shortest month of the year, but this time it’s the BIGGEST month for AMAZING SPIDER-MAN! We can’t tell you what’s in this issue without spoiling the end of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #654. But we can say this: Marcos Martin returns to AMAZING SPIDER-MAN in a full-length 30 page story that will haunt you.
As the fallout of recent events continues to rock Peter Parker’s world, he makes a choice–a promise–that even he might not be able to fulfill…
Format: 40pg., COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Action Comics #898

Written by PAUL CORNELL; Art by PETE WOODS; Cover by DAVID FINCH & RYAN WINN
First his own action figure, then his own Christmas special – now GREEN LANTERN’s Larfleeze wants to take over ACTION COMICS?! Not if Lex Luthor has anything to say about it! Tune in for the rematch that’s been brewing ever since Lex tried to steal Larfleeze’s Orange Lantern back in BLACKEST NIGHT!
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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American Vampire #12 (MR)

Written by SCOTT SNYDER; Art by DANIJEL ZEZELJ; Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
In this lost tale of Skinner Sweet, it’s 1924 when the first American vampire crosses paths with a Wild West show featuring some old pals and enemies from his outlaw days – and he is not happy. From the dying West to flying biplanes, we see how Skinner adjusts to life in the 20th century. Featuring stunning art by Danijel Zezelj (NORTHLANDERS, LUNA PARK).
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Avengers #10

By: Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita Jr
The Infinity Gauntlet is back! And no power on the Earth can stop it! It is sentences like these that made Stan Lee invent the phrase: ‘Nuff Said!! Another pulse-pounding, Earth-shattering chapter from Marvel’s blockbuster superteam of Bendis and Romita Jr! Plus: Another illustrated chapter of the oral history of the Avengers!
Format: 32pg., COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Captain America #615

By: Ed Brubaker, Butch Guice, Marko Djurdjevic
The shocking finale of THE TRIAL OF CAPTAIN AMERICA! Did we mention nothing would ever be the same again? Because seriously, it won’t.
Format: 32pg., COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Deadpool #33

Written by DANIEL WAY
Penciled by CARLO BARBERI
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
‘SPACE ODDITY,’ PART 1
Deadpool, everyone’s favorite fun-loving killer-for-hire, is back in business, taking on a new gig – in space! Will this job cement his rep as the best merc in the solar system, or will things like lack of oxygen and zero-gravity throw him off his game? One word: Maybe!
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Crossed: Psychopath #1 (of 6)

(W) David Lapham (A) Raulo Caceres (C) Jacen Burrows, Raulo Caceres, Matt Martin
The most disturbed horror series of all time returns with an all-new six-issue series written by David (Crossed: Family Values) Lapham! Meet Mr. Lorre –a single, horribly selfish, man trying to survive on his own. A man who will leave behind every shred of his humanity to survive the Crossed.
Now join us as Lapham and artist Raulo (Capt Swing) Caceres descend into a story about the worst aspects of human behavior, a tale of unspeakable evils, violent assaults on both mind and body, and of longing for death and the sweet release it will bring.
Imagine, for a moment, the worst crimes against humanity. Picture the cruelest affronts to decency. Conjure your darkest nightmares… and then realize it could all be so much worse. When civilization crumbles in one terrifying moment; when people are gleefully breaking into unthinkable acts of violence all around you; when everyone you love has died screaming in agony: What do you do?
There is no help. There is no hope. There is no escape. There are only the Crossed. Crossed: Psychopath #1 is available with a Regular cover by Jacen Burrows, a Wraparound cover by series artist Raulo Caceres, a Torture cover by Matt Martin, and a special rare Red Crossed retailer incentive.
MATURE THEMES
Format: LIMITED SERIES
Price: $3.99

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Detective Comics #874

Written by SCOTT SNYDER; Art and Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
“There are some cases that come screaming back at you…like phone calls in the night…”
For years, Jim Gordon has been haunted by the unsolved case of Gotham’s notorious
“Peter Pan Killer.” Now, armed with new evidence, Gordon is determined to put the case to rest.
But as he digs deeper, he’ll unearth a shocking discovery about his own past – a revelation that will shake him to the core. Skeletons will be exposed and secrets revealed in this special issue featuring art by Francesco Francavilla!
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Fantastic Four #588

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Penciled by NICK DRAGOTTA
Cover by ALAN DAVIS
Following the death of Johnny Storm, we spend a month?seeing how the remaining members of the Fantastic Four, the extended family, other heroes, and prominent villains react to the loss of this legendary hero. It’s the epilogue to THREE: A Month of Mourning. PLUS: The Amazing Spider-Man consoles Franklin Richards in a second all-new tale!
Format: 40pg., COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Invincible Iron Man #501

Written by MATT FRACTION
Art & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
Variant Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Why should Tony Stark be the one to benefit from all of his technology? What right does Stark have to keep his miracles to himself? A familiar threat in other corners of the Marvel Universe comes demanding answers- — and salvation — from Iron Man. And because it’s not enough to remake the world with free and limitless energy, Stark Resilient goes after the challenge of remaking another world: ASGARD. By Matt & Salva & Frankie & Joe.
Format: 32pg., COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Iron Man 2.0 #1

Written by NICK SPENCER Penciled by BARRY KITSON Covers by SALVADOR LARROCA Variant Covers by MARKO DJURDJEVIC & DHEERAJ VERMA
Prepare for a repulsor-powered sub-sonic flight through the history of War Machine and discover how Jim Rhodes becomes Iron Man 2.0!
Format: 40pg., COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Iron Man/Thor #4 (of 4)

Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING
Penciled by SCOT EATON
Cover by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
The High Evolutionary’s grand dream for the advancement of Mankind has gone disastrously wrong. The world is about to be torn apart and remade to the specifications of an insane and disgruntled genius. One man and one god, old friends and old comrades, are the only things left standing in his way. The climactic, earth-shattering battle ends here!
Format: 32pg., LIMITED SERIES
Price: $3.99

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Justice League: Generation Lost #20

Written by JUDD WINICK; Art by AARON LOPRESTI; Covers by DUSTIN NGUYEN; 1:10 Variant Covers by KEVIN MAGUIRE
DC’s biweekly JUSTICE LEAGUE event continues!
In issue #20, all of the pieces are finally in place, and Max Lord’s ultimate plan finally reveals itself. This is a special can’t-miss issue featuring Max Lord’s origin and the reason he’s made it his life’s work to snuff out metahumans, aliens and the entire Super Hero community.
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Morning Glories #7

By: Nick Spencer, Joe Eisma, Rodin Esquejo
Zoe has everything-looks, popularity, and a perfect GPA. But if you think you know all there is to know about her, think again. The secret she keeps sheds new light on the mysteries of Morning Glory Academy!
Format: COMIC
Price: $2.99

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The New York Five #2 (of 4) (MR)

Written by BRIAN WOOD; Art by RYAN KELLY; Cover by BRIAN WOOD & RYAN KELLY
Everyone has secrets, and Riley’s are well documented! But what about the other girls in THE NEW YORK FIVE? In this second issue, Merissa and Lona deal with ghosts both at home in Queens and coming into JFK on the red-eye…
Format: FC, 32pg., LIMITED SERIES
Price: $2.99

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Scalped #46 (MR)

Written by JASON AARON; Art by R.M. GUERA; Cover by JOCK
Officer Falls Down endures a bizarre captivity at the hands of the mysterious Catcher while inmate Lawrence Belcourt finally gets a face-to-face meeting with Chief Red Crow.
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Secret Avengers #10

Written by ED BRUBAKER
Pencils & Cover by MIKE DEODATO JR.
The action-packed conclusion of our Secret Avengers second secret mission! Steve Rogers face-to-face with an old friend turned enemy! A Secret Avenger in the hands of the Shadow Council! This story may be over, but things are just heating up!
Format: 32pg., COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Thor #620

Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils & Cover by PASQUAL FERRY
The World Eaters are marauding across Earth on an?unstoppable rampage towards Asgard. The only thing that stands between them and our utter annihilation is Odin… and the Asgardian Blood Legion… and with them comes colossal combat the likes of which the world has never seen.
Format: 32pg., COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Turf #4 (MR)

By: Jonathan Ross, Tommy Lee Edwards
‘ONCE UPON A TIME IN HARLEM’
New York in February is never great, but back in 1929 it was unbearable. The weather sucked, of course, and prohibition meant it was hard to get a stiff drink in a hurry. But the Dragonmirs, a vampire clan from Romania really made life tough. Once they’d finished wiping out New York’s gangs they turned their attention to the Police. Their plan – to take over the city, keep humans like livestock and wake up the oldest vampire in existence to seal the deal. Mankind’s feeble hopes lie with a young female newspaper reporter, a weak and dying member of the Dragonmir family and a one-eared, one eyed former gang boss named Eddie Falco hoping to persuade Samuel Kane and his gang of Harlem racketeteers to join them. Oh, and a giant alien with unbelievable weapons called Squeed. Sounds about even, then…
Format: COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #154

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by SARA PICHELLI & DAVID LAFUENTE
Death of Spider-Man PRELUDE
Part of Death of Spider-Man
Format: 32pg., COMIC
Price: $3.99

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The Walking Dead Weekly #8 (MR)

By: Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Tony Moore
The search for suitable shelter continues. Rick and crew find themselves at the mercy of a harsh winter, making their arduous journey that much more difficult. For months they’ve looked for something to take their minds OFF the zombie threat at hand… And now that they’ve got it-they’re in more danger than ever before. MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES
Format: COMIC
Price: $2.99

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X-Men #8

Written by VICTOR GISCHLER
Penciled by CHRIS BACHALO
Cover by TERRY DODSON
‘TO SERVE AND PROTECT,’ PART 2
After braving the lizard-creature infested sewers beneath?Manhattan, Spider-Man reveals to the X-Men just exactly who they are up against. But this doesn’t explain the rash of disappearances of outcast teenagers. Why have they vanished, and what do these kids have in common? The X-Men must use their best detective skills to discover the secret, but nothing prepares them-or Spider-Man-for the surprise villain who is pulling all the strings.
Format: 32pg., COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Warriors Three #4 (of 4)

COVER BY: Amanda Conner
WRITER: WILLIAM THOMAS WILLINGHAM
PENCILS: NEIL EDWARDS
INKS: SCOTT D. HANNA
LETTERED BY: NEUROTIC CARTOONIST, INC
Things are looking grim for our trio of titans! As the fight moves to the mountaintops, can the Warriors Three contain the ancient evil of Fenris and the new, enterprising evil of Helen? Don’t miss a panel of this heart-pounding conclusion from Bestselling Comic Writer Bill Willingham with thrilling pencils by Neil Edwards!
Format: FC, 32pg., LIMITED SERIES
Price: $3.99

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Scalped Vol. 7: Rez Blues TP (MR)

Written by JASON AARON; Art by R.M. GUERA, DAVIDE FURNO and DANIJEL ZEZELJ ; Cover by JOCK
In this volume collecting issues #35-42 of the acclaimed series, Red Crow sends his right-hand man, Shunka, to sort out a feud with a rival Native American casino, but Shunka becomes embroiled in a murder. He knows he should walk away, but something inside won’t let him — which means things are about to get blood
Format: FC, 192pg., TRADE PAPERBACK
Price: $17.99

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Naoki Urasawa 20th Century Boys Vol. 13

The Friend is dead. As the news spreads around the world, the members of the Friends’ executive committee are faced with a dilemma: Is it all over, or will the events predicted in the New Book of Prophecy still be carried out?
Format: GRAPHIC NOVEL
Price: $12.99

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Batman: Arkham Asylum Series 1 – Balanced Case Asst AF

It’s a madhouse… and the lunatics are running the asylum! After arriving on Arkham Island, Batman is greeted by Warden Sharp and security personnel. Although The Joker is securely strapped to a handcart for transfer to the deepest bowels of Arkham, he escapes nonetheless. This is going to be the worst night of Batman’s life. With the Joker free, inciting unrest among the inmates, Batman faces a riot from a cadre of Gotham City’s most wanted: killers and psychopaths who are screaming for vengeance and out for blood. Batman’s blood. His mission? Stop The Joker – and his accomplices – at all costs. Welcome to the asylum. Arkham Asylum. BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM SERIES 1 ACTION FIGURES are based on the in-game designs of the ‘Most Critically Acclaimed Superhero Game Ever.’ * Batman 6.75′ high * Harley Quinn 6.5′ high * The Joker with Scarface 6.7′ high (Joker) 2′ high (Scarface) * Scarecrow 6′ high All four figures feature multiple points of articulation and include a display base. Character-appropriate accessories are also included. 4-color clamshell blister card packaging.
Format: ACTION FIGURE
Price: PI


192pg. 32pg. a tale of unspeakable evils a Torture cover by Matt Martin a vampire clan from Romania really made life tough. Once they’d finished wiping out New York’s gangs they turned their attention to the Police. Their plan – to take over the city a weak and dying member of the Dragonmir family and a one-eared a Wraparound cover by series artist Raulo Caceres aliens and the entire Super Hero community. Format: FC all of the pieces are finally in place Amazing Spider-Man #655 By: Dan Slott and a giant alien with unbelievable weapons called Squeed. Sounds about even and a perfect GPA. But if you think you know all there is to know about her and a special rare Red Crossed retailer incentive. MATURE THEMES Format: LIMITED SERIES Price: $3.99 ================================================================================= Detective Comics and Max Lord’s ultimate plan finally reveals itself. This is a special can’t-miss issue featuring Max Lord’s origin and the reason he’s made it his life’s work to snuff out metahumans and of longing for death and the sweet release it will bring. Imagine and prohibition meant it was hard to get a stiff drink in a hurry. But the Dragonmirs and prominent villains react to the loss of this legendary hero. It’s the epilogue to THREE: A Month of Mourning. PLUS: The Amazing Spider-Man consoles Franklin Richards in a second all-new tale! Prev and Riley’s are well documented! But what about the other girls in THE NEW YORK FIVE? In this second issue and what do these kids have in common? The X-Men must use their best detective skills to discover the secret are the only things left standing in his way. The climactic armed with new evidence Batman faces a riot from a cadre of Gotham City’s most wanted: killers and psychopaths who are screaming for vengeance and out for blood. Batman’s blood. His mission? Stop The Joker – and his accompli Batman is greeted by Warden Sharp and security personnel. Although The Joker is securely strapped to a handcart for transfer to the deepest bowels of Arkham but back in 1929 it was unbearable. The weather sucked but nothing prepares them-or Spider-Man-for the surprise villain who is pulling all the strings. Preview Format: 32pg. but Shunka becomes embroiled in a murder. He knows he should walk away but something inside won’t let him — which means things are about to get blood Format: FC but things are just heating up! Format: 32pg. but this time it’s the BIGGEST month for AMAZING SPIDER-MAN! We can’t tell you what’s in this issue without spoiling the end of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #654. But we can say this: Marcos Martin returns to A Butch Guice can the Warriors Three contain the ancient evil of Fenris and the new charlie adlard COMIC Price: $2.99 ================================================================================= American Vampire #12 (MR) Written by SCOTT SNYDER; Art by DANIJEL ZEZELJ; Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQ COMIC Price: $2.99 ================================================================================= Avengers #10 By: Brian Michael Bendis COMIC Price: $2.99 ================================================================================= Crossed: Psychopath #1 (of 6) (W) David Lapham (A) Raulo Caceres (C) Jacen Burrows COMIC Price: $2.99 ================================================================================= Fantastic Four #588 Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN Penciled by NICK DRAGOTTA Cover by ALAN DAVIS Follo COMIC Price: $2.99 ================================================================================= Morning Glories #7 By: Nick Spencer COMIC Price: $2.99 ================================================================================= Secret Avengers #10 Written by ED BRUBAKER Pencils & Cover by MIKE DEODATO JR. The action-packe COMIC Price: $3.99 ================================================================================= Action Comics #898 Written by PAUL CORNELL; Art by PETE WOODS; Cover by DAVID FINCH & RYAN WINN COMIC Price: $3.99 ================================================================================= Captain America #615 By: Ed Brubaker COMIC Price: $3.99 ================================================================================= Deadpool #33 Written by DANIEL WAY Penciled by CARLO BARBERI Cover by DAVE JOHNSON ‘SPACE ODDITY COMIC Price: $3.99 ================================================================================= Invincible Iron Man #501 Written by MATT FRACTION Art & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA Variant Cover COMIC Price: $3.99 ================================================================================= Iron Man 2.0 #1 Written by NICK SPENCER Penciled by BARRY KITSON Covers by SALVADOR LARROCA Variant COMIC Price: $3.99 ================================================================================= Iron Man/Thor #4 (of 4) Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING Penciled by SCOT EATON Cover by ST COMIC Price: $3.99 ================================================================================= The Walking Dead Weekly #8 (MR) By: Robert Kirkman COMIC Price: $3.99 ================================================================================= Thor #620 Written by MATT FRACTION Pencils & Cover by PASQUAL FERRY The World Eaters are maraud COMIC Price: $3.99 ================================================================================= Turf #4 (MR) By: Jonathan Ross COMIC Price: $3.99 ================================================================================= Warriors Three #4 (of 4) COVER BY: Amanda Conner WRITER: WILLIAM THOMAS WILLINGHAM PENCILS: NEIL ED DAVIDE FURNO and DANIJEL ZEZELJ ; Cover by JOCK In this volume collecting issues #35-42 of the acclaimed series earth-shattering battle ends here! Format: 32pg. Earth-shattering chapter from Marvel’s blockbuster superteam of Bendis and Romita Jr! Plus: Another illustrated chapter of the oral history of the Avengers! Format: 32pg. enterprising evil of Helen? Don’t miss a panel of this heart-pounding conclusion from Bestselling Comic Writer Bill Willingham with thrilling pencils by Neil Edwards! Format: FC everyone’s favorite fun-loving killer-for-hire for a moment Gordon is determined to put the case to rest. But as he digs deeper he escapes nonetheless. This is going to be the worst night of Batman’s life. With the Joker free he makes a choice–a promise–that even he might not be able to fulfill… Format: 40pg. he’ll unearth a shocking discovery about his own past – a revelation that will shake him to the core. Skeletons will be exposed and secrets revealed in this special issue featuring art by Francesco Fr horribly selfish INC Things are looking grim for our trio of titans! As the fight moves to the mountaintops inciting unrest among the inmates is back in business it won’t. Format: 32pg. it’s 1924 when the first American vampire crosses paths with a Wild West show featuring some old pals and enemies from his outlaw days – and he is not happy. From the dying West to flying biplanes Jim Gordon has been haunted by the unsolved case of Gotham’s notorious “Peter Pan Killer.” Now joe eisma John Romita Jr The Infinity Gauntlet is back! And no power on the Earth can stop it! It is sentences like these that made Stan Lee invent the phrase: ‘Nuff Said!! Another pulse-pounding keep humans like livestock and wake up the oldest vampire in existence to seal the deal. Mankind’s feeble hopes lie with a young female newspaper reporter LIMITED SERIES Price: $2.99 ================================================================================= Scalped #46 (MR) Written by JASON AARON; Art by R.M. GUERA; Cover by JOCK Officer Falls Do LIMITED SERIES Price: $3.99 ================================================================================= Justice League: Generation Lost #20 Written by JUDD WINICK; Art by AARON LOPRESTI; Covers LIMITED SERIES Price: $3.99 ================================================================================= Scalped Vol. 7: Rez Blues TP (MR) Written by JASON AARON; Art by R.M. GUERA LUNA PARK). Format: FC making their arduous journey that much more difficult. For months they’ve looked for something to take their minds OFF the zombie threat at hand… And now that they’ve got it-they’re in more danger tha man trying to survive on his own. A man who will leave behind every shred of his humanity to survive the Crossed. Now join us as Lapham and artist Raulo (Capt Swing) Caceres descend into a story about Marcos Martin ‘Awakening’ February may be the shortest month of the year Marko Djurdjevic The shocking finale of THE TRIAL OF CAPTAIN AMERICA! Did we mention nothing would ever be the same again? Because seriously Matt Martin The most disturbed horror series of all time returns with an all-new six-issue series written by David (Crossed: Family Values) Lapham! Meet Mr. Lorre –a single Merissa and Lona deal with ghosts both at home in Queens and coming into JFK on the red-eye… Preview Format: FC of course old friends and old comrades one eyed former gang boss named Eddie Falco hoping to persuade Samuel Kane and his gang of Harlem racketeteers to join them. Oh or will the events predicted in the New Book of Prophecy still be carried out? Format: GRAPHIC NOVEL Price: $12.99 ================================================================================= Bat or will things like lack of oxygen and zero-gravity throw him off his game? One word: Maybe! Format: FC other heroes popularity Raulo Caceres Red Crow sends his right-hand man Rodin Esquejo Zoe has everything-looks Shunka Spider-Man reveals to the X-Men just exactly who they are up against. But this doesn’t explain the rash of disappearances of outcast teenagers. Why have they vanished Stark Resilient goes after the challenge of remaking another world: ASGARD. By Matt & Salva & Frankie & Joe. Format: 32pg. taking on a new gig – in space! Will this job cement his rep as the best merc in the solar system the extended family the members of the Friends’ executive committee are faced with a dilemma: Is it all over the worst crimes against humanity. Picture the cruelest affronts to decency. Conjure your darkest nightmares… and then realize it could all be so much worse. When civilization crumbles in one terrifyi then his own Christmas special – now GREEN LANTERN’s Larfleeze wants to take over ACTION COMICS?! Not if Lex Luthor has anything to say about it! Tune in for the rematch that’s been brewing ever since then… Format: COMIC Price: $2.99 ================================================================================= Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #154 Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Pencils & Cover b think again. The secret she keeps sheds new light on the mysteries of Morning Glory Academy! Format: COMIC Price: $2.99 ================================================================================ to sort out a feud with a rival Native American casino Tommy Lee Edwards ‘ONCE UPON A TIME IN HARLEM’ New York in February is never great Tony Moore The search for suitable shelter continues. Rick and crew find themselves at the mercy of a harsh winter TRADE PAPERBACK Price: $17.99 ================================================================================= Naoki Urasawa 20th Century Boys Vol. 13 The Friend is dead. As the news spreads around t violent assaults on both mind and body we see how Skinner adjusts to life in the 20th century. Featuring stunning art by Danijel Zezelj (NORTHLANDERS we spend a month?seeing how the remaining members of the Fantastic Four ’ PART 1 Deadpool ’ PART 2 After braving the lizard-creature infested sewers beneath?Manhattan

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