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Posted January 19, 2011 by Norby Ela in Columns
 
 

GEEKLY WEEKLY COMIC GUIDE (Jan 20, 2011)

GEEKLY WEEKLY COMIC GUIDE (Jan 20, 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 Tuesday.

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Amazing Spider-Man #652

WRITER: Dan Slott
PENCILS: STEFANO CASELLI
INKS: STEFANO CASELLI
LETTERED BY: NEUROTIC CARTOONIST, INC
REVENGE OF THE SPIDER-SLAYER Part 1 of 3 “Army of Insects”
THE SCORPION was just the beginning! Alistair Smythe, THE SPIDER-SLAYER, has returned, and Mac Gargan isn’t the only subject he’s upgraded. The Spider-Slayer is about to unleash an entire INSECT ARMY on Spider-Man’s world! And as part of his ultimate revenge, Smythe is out turn one of Spidey’s first ever victories into one of his biggest losses. Everyone is at risk. Big changes are coming! Don’t you dare miss an issue! All this, plus an all-new story showing a hidden side of Mac Gargan’s past!

PREVIEW

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

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Avengers Academy #8

By: Christos Gage, Mike McKone
Avengers Academy vs. The Hood! The video of Tigra being beaten by The Hood ends up on the internet — but what’s more dangerous: how Tigra reacts, or the mission of revenge the students embark upon? And when they seek out Parker Robbins, are they getting in way over their heads…or going so far down the path of evil they can never turn back?
And how does it all lead to The Hood’s new quest in AVENGERS? Don’t miss this powerful chapter in the hit new series that has Aint It Cool News raving: ‘With this simple yet elegant twist…it’s nice to see that teenage angst isn’t just for mutants anymore.’

PREVIEW

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

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Batman #706

Written by TONY DANIEL; Art and cover by TONY DANIEL
A powerful relic, hidden and protected by an ancient order, falls into the hands of one of Batman’s deadliest foes! The Dark Knight and his allies are outnumbered and outmatched as they struggle to free themselves from their merciless adversary. With death and destruction imminent, Batman must make a crucial sacrifice…

PREVIEW

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

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Deadpoolmax #4 (MR)

COVER BY: KYLE BAKER
WRITER: DAVID LAPHAM
PENCILS: KYLE BAKER
INKS: KYLE BAKER
COLORED BY: KYLE BAKER
“NO CABLE NO FUTURE”
For years, when Uncle Sam needed to erase untouchable global madmen, it called on the legendary super-agent known as Cable. That is, until two years ago, Cable disappeared for parts unknown…and a certain Merc with a Mouth took up the slack. But now Cable has reemerged from where he claims is the far-flung future to take back his old job. How will that sit with Deadpool? Like Tacos before bedtime. It’s super-agent vs super-agent in a fight to the finish.

PREVIEW

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

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Green Lantern Corps #56 (brightest Day)

Written by TONY BEDARD;; Art and cover by TYLER KIRKHAM & BATT; 1:10 Variant cover by PATRICK GLEASON
The Sinestro Corps battles the Weaponer as the Green Lantern Corps finds itself caught in the middle of the mayhem! Will the GLC shatter its truce with the yellow fear masters to protect innocent Qwardians? Has the Weaponer brought doom upon his world? And what role does Firestorm play in this BRIGHTEST DAY tie-in?
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Invincible Iron Man #500

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
GIANT-SIZED ANNIVERSARY ISSUE! Three generations of Starks face their ultimate foe, seventy-some years in the future while, in the present, Spider-Man joins Iron Man as he tries to fill in the blanks of his missing memory. What if amnesia was a weapon? What if the smartest man in the land had ten nightmares that all came true? Who is the son of Tony Stark? What’s inside of the rings? The future starts now, for the Marvel Universe’s favorite futurist. The Eisner-award-winning series makes a four-hundred-something-issue leap and raises a glass of non-alcoholic champale in salute to Ol’ Shell-head! By Matt Fraction (THOR, UNCANNY X-MEN, CASANOVA) and Salvador Larroca (UNCANNY X-MEN, FANTASTIC FOUR), with special guests Howard X, Y and Z!

PREVIEW

Format: FC, 104pg., COMIC
Price: $4.99

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The Legion of Super-Heroes #9

Written by PAUL LEVITZ ; Art by YILDIRAY CINAR, FRANCIS PORTELA and WAYNE FAUCHER; Cover by YILDIRAY CINAR & WAYNE FAUCHER
The Durlan plot against the United Planets explodes before the Legion’s eyes with one assassin still free – and she’s the deadliest of them all! As far as one particular Legionnaire is concerned, the fight just became very, very personal!
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Locke & Key: Keys To the Kingdom #4 (of 6)

When Squadron Strange accept a mission from a ghost, they find themselves on their most perilous raid ever… straight into the heart of a haunted mansion! Sgt. Rufus Whedon and Corporal Bode Locke have a terrifying lesson to learn: if you’re dealing with a dead man, you better think fast and fight hard, if you don’t want to wind up one yourself!
Format: LIMITED SERIES
Price: $3.99

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Morning Glories #6

By: Nick Spencer, Joe Eisma, Rodin Esquejo
Mutually Assured Destruction.
‘Nick Spencer gives each of our six teens a distinct voice, whereas Joe Eisma gives them each a distinct look. I think this is a case where one is not better than the other, they expertly mesh into a fairly flawless book.’ -Newsarama Best Shots
‘Verdict is that anyone that loved the Runaways needs to check this out. It’s a strong story with awesome artwork. This will be a book I will watch very closely!’ -Eric Ratcliff, Comic Related
THE HOTTEST NEW SERIES OF THE YEAR! EVERY ISSUE HAS SOLD OUT AND GONE INTO MULTIPLE PRINTINGS! SEE WHAT ALL OF THE BUZZ IS ABOUT!
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.50

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Scarlet #4 (MR)

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Alex Maleev
The comic book revolution continues!! As Scarlet’s controversial and violent actions are made known to the public the fallout is immediate, insane and worldwide. This is when the revolution kicks into high gear!
Format: 40pg., COMIC
Price: $3.95

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Superior #4 (of 6) (MR)

By: Mark Millar, Lenil Francis Yu
The runaway hit super hero series continues! Secrets are revealed, as young Simon Pooni begins to come to terms with what it means to be Superior–and with what fate has in store for him! Don’t miss this thrilling series in the growing Millarworld empire! MATURE
Format: FC, 32pg., LIMITED SERIES
Price: $2.99

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The Walking Dead Weekly #3 (MR)

Now, reunited with his family Rick Grime’s focus shifts from survival to protection. It’s one thing to know that you have to watch your back every second of every day. It’s another thing entirely to have to worry about losing your family in the blink of an eye. MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

PREVIEW

Format: COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Young Justice #0

Written by GREG WEISMAN and KEVIN HOPPS; Cover and art by MIKE NORTON
Based on the upcoming hit animated show from Warner Bros. debuting on Cartoon Network! Robin, Superboy, Kid Flash and Aqualad star in this explosive issue kickstarting an all-new ongoing series! They’re four young superheroes learning how to be a team…and maybe doing a bit of growing up along the way – but only just a little bit!
Animation writers Greg Wiesman (The Batman, Gargoyles) and Kevin Hopps (Spectacular Spider-Man, Smurfs) join fan-favorite artist Mike Norton (BILLY BATSON AND THE MAGIC OF SHAZAM) for this exciting new, all-ages title!
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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B.P.R.D.: Plague of Frogs Vol. 1 HC

Writer: Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden, Geoff Johns, Michael Avon Oeming
Artist: Michael Avon Oeming, Guy Davis, Ryan Sook, and others
In 2001, Hellboy quit the B.P.R.D., leaving Abe Sapien to lead Liz Sherman and a bizarre roster of special agents in defending the world from occult threats, including the growing menace of the frog army, first spotted in Hellboy: Seed of Destruction.
Mike Mignola and Dark Horse present the complete Plague of Frogs saga, from Hollow Earth to King of Fear. This first book explores the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense after Hellboy’s departure, cracks open the secrets of Abe Sapien’s origin, and sets the war on frogs in motion.
* Mike Mignola teams with cowriters Christopher Golden (Baltimore), Geoff Johns (Blackest Night), Tom Sniegoski (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), and others for occult adventure drawn by Ryan Sook (X-Factor), Cameron Stewart (Seaguy), Scott Kolins (The Flash), and, making his Hellboy-universe debut, award-winning, longtime B.P.R.D. artist Guy Davis!
* This hardcover collection includes the first appearances of Lobster Johnson and Johann Kraus!
* Over 400 pages, collecting Hollow Earth, The Soul of Venice, and Plague of Frogs.

Format: FC, 408pg., HARD COVER
Price: $34.99

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The Astounding Wolf-Man Vol. 4 TP

By: Robert Kirkman, Jason Howard
THIS IS THE END! The elder’s master plan is revealed! Zechariah’s final fate is decided! Wolf-Man’s astounding adventure comes to a close. Every moment from the beginning of the series to now has been leading to this. After this volume, the world of the Astounding Wolf-Man will never be the same again! Collects THE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN 19-25

PREVIEW

Format: TRADE PAPERBACK
Price: $16.99

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Rat Catcher HC (MR)

Written by ANDY DIGGLE; Art by VICTOR IBAÑEZ; Cover by LEE BERMEJO
According to underworld legend, the Rat Catcher is a peerless assassin who specializes in silencing mob snitches. There’s just one problem – he doesn’t exist. At least, not according to the U.S. Marshals who oversee the Witness Protection Program…
Now there’s a pile of dead bodies in a burning safe house outside El Paso. The Rat Catcher has finally slipped up, and a washed-up FBI agent has one last chance to hunt him down before he disappears forever. But as the two master manhunters spiral in towards each other in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse, each of them hides a secret from the other – secrets that could destroy them both.
New York Times best-selling author Andy Diggle (THE LOSERS, Daredevil) partners with future superstar Victor Ibanez in a tense Vertigo Crime thriller that’s unrelenting to the very last twist.
Format: 192pg., HARD COVER
Price: $19.99

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Secret Avengers Vol. 1: Mission To Mars HC Prem Hardcover

COVER BY: Marko Djurdjevic
WRITER: Ed Brubaker
PENCILS: Mike Deodato
Who are the Secret Avengers? Are they a covert team of heroes working the darkest corners of the globe to stop disaster? Are they part-spy, part-superhero? or all they all of the above? A new era begins as Marvel’s hottest team takes a 21st century twist! Collecting SECRET AVENGERS #1-5.
Format: FC, 128pg., HARD COVER
Price: $24.99

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Secret Six: Cat’s In the Cradle TP

Written by GAIL SIMONE
Art by J. CALAFIORE, R.B. SILVA and ALEXANDRE PALAMARO
Cover by DANIEL LUVISI
In these stories from issues #19-24 of the new series, Thomas Blake – a.k.a. Catman – heads to Africa to find the three men who kidnapped his long lost son, while Catman leaves a trail of destruction in his wake that threatens to destroy the Secret Six once and for all.
Format: 144pg., TRADE PAPERBACK
Price: $14.99

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Starman Omnibus Vol. 6 HC

Written by JAMES ROBINSON; Art by PETER SNEJBJERG and others; Cover by TONY HARRIS
In this final STARMAN OMNIBUS hardcover featuring issues #61-81 of the classic series, Jack Knight’s worst nightmare becomes reality, as Opal City burns to the ground and chaos ensues, with hundreds of villains seizing the chance to strike.
Then, after a meeting with Superman and a last talk with his brother David, Jack must uncover the mystery of the Starman of 1951 – by going back in time to meet him face to- face!
Format: FC, 544pg., HARD COVER
Price: $49.99

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Yesterday’s Tomorrows Vol. 1 TP

story GRANT MORRISON, RAYMOND CHANDLER & TOM DeHAVEN with JOHN FREEMAN & CHRIS REYNOLDS
art & cover RIAN HUGHES
AN ECLECTIC AND STYLISH COLLECTION OF COMICS FROM RIAN HUGHES, RENOWNED ILLUSTRATOR AND GRAPHIC DESIGNER. Features infamous and hard-to-find collaborations with Eisner Award winner GRANT MORRISON: Dan Dare, a post-modern classic that sets the aging and retired iconic British character Dare against a modern British landscape he no longer understands; and Really and Truly, a high-octane psychedelic road-trip torn from the pages of cult comic 2000AD. Hughes’ clean graphic style comes to the fore in duotone for The Science Service, written by JOHN FREEMAN, while Hughes explores an evocative noir palette replete with dramatic angular lighting for RAYMOND CHANDLER’s Goldfish, adapted by It’s Superman author TOM DeHAVEN. In addition to sketchbook pages, merchandise and rare strips-many never seen before or out of print for over a decade-the book features an introduction by comics guru PAUL GRAVETT, who published Hughes’ very first strips in his seminal independent comics magazine Escape. Features: GRANT MORRISON DAN DARE GRANT MORRISON REALLY AND TRULY TOM DeHAVEN RAYMOND CHANDLER’S GOLDFISH JOHN FREEMAN THE SCIENCE SERVICE CHRIS REYNOLDS THE LIGHTED CITIES ‘Dare is a work of simple and elegant beauty’ Time Out ‘One of the most successful and prolific British illustrator-designers of the past twenty years’ -Roger Sabin, Eye Magazine ‘It’s definitely not the Dan Dare of old. Morrison completely deconstructs the character, using him as an iconic figure of a better past… Dan Dare the brand still says patriotism, individual strength and the dream of a glittering modernist future…’ -Richard Bruton, Forbidden Planet International ‘Hughes has been credited with doing more than anyone else to elevate the sophistication level of comic book design.’ -Michael Dooley, AIGA ‘Rian Hughes is a luminescent pop culture demon.’ -David Quantick (from the foreword)
Format: TRADE PAPERBACK
Price: $24.99

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Steve Rogers: Super-soldier HC Prem Hardcover

COVER BY: Carlos Pacheco
WRITER: Ed Brubaker
PENCILS: Dale Eaglesham
Steve Rogers was America’s first Super-Soldier – Captain America – and he’s fought for his country since World War II. Now a face from the past reappears, a woman that cannot be alive because Steve watched her die! Steve has fought for so long, and lost so much — is his past coming back to haunt him now? Or could this be the plot of an old enemy who controls nearly everything he touches, including Steve’s mind? From multiple Award-Winning Captain America scribe Ed Brubaker and acclaimed artist Dale Eaglesham comes a book no Cap or Avengers fan will want to miss! Collecting STEVE ROGERS: SUPER-SOLDIER #1-4.
Format: FC, 112pg., HARD COVER
Price: $19.99


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