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Posted November 24, 2010 by Norby Ela in Columns
 
 

GEEKLY WEEKLY: Comic Guide (Nov 25, 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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Action Comics #895

Written by PAUL CORNELL; Co-feature written by NICK SPENCER; Art by PETE WOODS Co-feature; Art by RB SILVA & DENIS FRIETAS; Cover by DAVID FINCH & BATT
Lex Luthor has had an incredibly difficult time of it lately, what with fighting master assassin Deathstroke, avoiding being eaten by Gorilla Grodd, and even meeting Death herself! Now he’s finally back at his office in Metropolis, so he can relax a little bit – oh shoot, Lex, watch out for Vandal Savage and that axe!
In the Jimmy Olsen co-feature, Superman’s pal has to convince a bunch of bloodthirsty aliens that Earth is too boring and staid to host the universe’s biggest (and most destructive) party. But how exactly is he going to do that? (Everyone, put on a bow tie!)
Format: FC, 40pg., COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Amazing Spider-Man #649

COVER BY: HUMBERTO RAMOS
WRITER: Dan Slott
PENCILS: HUMBERTO RAMOS
LETTERED BY: NEUROTIC CARTOONIST, INC
THE HOBGOBLIN’S BACK! You wanted him, you got him! And he’s ready to hit the BIG TIME too-with a whole new bag of tricks! Who’s under the mask this time? Is it Roderick Kingsley, Jason Macendale, or somebody else? Ready for another long, unfolding mystery with months of clues, red herrings, and shocking twists? Well tough! We’re showing you who he is in THIS ISSUE! Plus: What’s wrong with Mac Gargan? More trouble for Norah Winters. And Peter Parker makes good on a promise that goes back to AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1! Guest-starring the BLACK CAT!
Format: FC, 40pg., COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Batman and Robin #17

Written by PETER J. TOMASI; Art by PATRICK GLEASON & MARK IRWIN; Cover by PATRICK GLEASON; 1:10 Variant cover by GENE HA
From the pages of the best-selling BRIGHTEST DAY and GREEN LANTERN CORPS comes the new regular creative team of writer Peter J. Tomasi and artist Patrick Gleason! Kicking off the action is “Dark Knight, White Knight” part 1 of 3, as Bruce Wayne returns from the dead, and Gotham City finds itself locked in the grip of chaos! Dick Grayson and Damian Wayne come face-to-face with what could possibly be the strangest Bat Villain yet. Who is the White Knight, and why is he hell-bent on making Gotham City into Heaven on Earth?
PREVIEW
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Batwoman #0

Written by J.H. WILLIAMS III & W. HADEN BLACKMAN; Art by J.H. WILLIAMS III and AMY REEDER with RICHARD FRIEND; Cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III; 1:10 Variant cover by AMY REEDER
“I suspect that Batwoman is socialite Kate Kane. I intend to prove it beyond a shadow. I need to know if she can be trusted, what her motivations are. I’m going undercover.” – Batman: Mission Log Entry 2756
Featuring a unique story composition that combines the art of Eisner Award-winner J.H. Williams III (DETECTIVE COMICS, PROMETHEA) and Amy Reeder (MADAME XANADU), this special #0 issue acts as a new introduction into the life of Batwoman! Things pick up roughly where the BATWOMAN: ELEGY HC left off, and this issue acts as a primer for the upcoming new series featuring multiple award-winning creators!
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Captain America #612

COVER BY: MARKO DJURDJEVIC
WRITER: ED BRUBAKER
SEAN MCKEEVER
PENCILS: BUTCH GUICE
INKS: RICHARD MAGYAR
COLORED BY: DEAN V. WHITE
LETTERED BY: NEUROTIC CARTOONIST, INC|NEUROTIC CARTOONIST, INC
Not even Captain America can escape the crimes buried in his past… The most controversial story of the year “The Trial of Captain America” continues! By the acclaimed team of Ed Brubaker and Butch Guice.
PREVIEW
Format: FC, COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Deadpool #29

COVER BY: DAVID JOHNSON
WRITER: DANIEL WAY
PENCILS: CARLO BARBERI
INKS: JUAN FRANCISCO VELASCO
COLORED BY: MARTE GRACIA
LETTERED BY: NEUROTIC CARTOONIST, INC
I’M YOUR MAN, Part 3 (of 3)
DOCTOR BONG? Are you SERIOUS?! Wow, this whole team up with the former Captain America to fight terrorists has really gone off the rails and Steve Rogers — the REAL Steve Rogers – isn’t happy about it. But that’s okay because Deadpool has a plan to make everything right again. Well, not really a plan — more like an idea, really — but mostly just some random one-liners and A WHOLE LOTTA GUNS.
PREVIEW
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Detective Comics #871

Written by SCOTT SNYDER; Art and cover by JOCK; Co-feature; Art by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
Up-and-coming writer Scott Snyder (AMERICAN VAMPIRE) and acclaimed artist Jock (THE LOSERS) make their debut as the new ONGOING creative team of DETECTIVE COMICS!
In “The Black Mirror” part 1 of 3, a series of brutal murders pushes Batman’s detective skills to the limit and forces him to confront one of Gotham City’s oldest evils.
Plus, in the start of a COMMISSIONER GORDON second feature also written by Scott Snyder, when a figure from the past returns to Gotham, Jim Gordon must face some of his darkest demons. Featuring; Art by Francesco Francavilla (GARRISON).
Format: FC, 40pg., COMIC
Price: $3.99

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DMZ #59 (MR)

Written by BRIAN WOOD; Art by DAVID LAPHAM; Cover by JP LEON
During a hellish night of bombing, Matty lends his Liberty News secure phone line to DMZ citizens to reach out to loved ones outside the city – a direct violation of his contract. Is this the beginning of a new, compassionate Matty looking to atone? Or are more cynical motives at play? ‘Collective Punishment’ ends here, setting the stage for the final year of the war in Manhattan.
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Fantastic Four #585

COVER BY: ALAN DAVIS
WRITER: Jonathan Hickman
PENCILS: Steve Epting
INKS: STEPHEN H. EPTING
COLORED BY: PAUL MOUNTS
LETTERED BY: NEUROTIC CARTOONIST, INC
FANTASTIC FOUR #585 Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN Penciled by STEVE EPTING Cover by ALAN DAVIS World’s apart from each other, the Fantastic Four embark on their individual journeys with one destined to end in tragedy and change the face of Marvel’s first family. It’s THREE, part 3:’The Last Kings of Atlantis’!
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Invincible Iron Man #32

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
IRON MAN vs. DETROIT STEEL! The fuse that was lit with STARK RESILIENT reaches an inevitable, explosive end. Tony Stark races for his life against an endless Hammer Industries fleet intent on killing him and destroying his greatest creation. War Machine and Rescue fight Detroit Steel as Hammer plays its hand against the nascent Stark Resilient. And all of Tony Stark’s plans are in danger as the greatest foe he’s ever faced finally reveals his hand…
PREVIEW
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Namor: The First Mutant #4

COVER BY: JAE HYEOG LEE
WRITER: STUART MOORE
PENCILS: ARIEL OLIVETTI
“Royal Blood” concludes! In the dark, hidden city of the underwater vampires, Namor fights the Highlord for the survival of the Atlantean people! But once he knows the vamp’s secret, can Namor bring himself to finish the job? A turning point for Marvel’s first mutant, guest-starring the X-Men!
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Scalped #43 (MR)

Written by JASON AARON; Art by JASON LATOUR; Cover by JOCK
Along the border between Nebraska and the Prairie Rose Indian reservation, Sheriff Wooster Karnow is a bit of a legend; at least according to him. In this stand-alone issue, when a grizzled U.S. Marshal comes to town on the trail of a dangerous fugitive, Karnow will have to prove he’s more than just a lot of talk – or die trying.
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIChttp://flipgeeks.com/wp-admin/media-upload.php?post_id=7367&type=image&TB_iframe=1&width=640&height=652
Price: $2.99

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Secret Warriors #22

COVER BY: Jimmy Cheung
WRITER: Jonathan Hickman
PENCILS: MIRKO COLAK
INKS: MIRKO COLAK
COLORED BY: SUNNY GHO
LETTERED BY: DAVID M. A. LANPHEAR
“Night” concludes in tragedy as another member of Nick Fury’s team of Secret Warriors dies! The countdown to the shocking series conclusion continues!
PREVIEW
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Stan Lee’s The Traveler #1

(W) Mark Waid (A) Chad Hardin (C) Scott Clark, Chad Hardin
STAN’S BACK! The Publishing Event of the Year! Stan Lee, the most colossal force in the history of comics, teams up with BOOM! Studios to deliver a brand new line of superhero comics! The great innovator of our industry brings his inimitable talents back to the direct market in an explosive line of comics that nobody is prepared for! In this second ongoing series, The Traveler, Stan teams up with critically acclaimed writer Mark Waid (Irredeemable, Kingdom Come) and fan-favorite artist Chad Hardin (Age of Heroes, Amazing Spider-Man) to bring you a man out of time! The mysterious hero known only as The Traveler battles the forces of evil in a time-bending thriller that finds all of history – and the future – hanging in the balance! Rewrite history this November with Stan Lee and BOOM! Studios! Featuring covers by fan-favorite artists Scott Clark (Legion of Super-Heroes), Chad Hardin (Amazing Spider-Man), and Joe Benitez (Superman/Batman).
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #150

COVER BY: DAVID LAFUENTE
WRITER: Brian Michael Bendis
PENCILS: SKOTTIE YOUNG
Not only is this officially the Ultimate Spider-Man 150th issue anniversary, but it is also the 10 year anniversary of the birth of the Ultimate Marvel universe!! Can you believe it?? We can’t either! To celebrate, Eisner award-winning series writer Brian Michael Bendis has created this triple size extravaganza and gathered together a stellar lineup of amazing artists!! A reunion of the greatest artists of not only this historic book but of the the entire line of Ultimate Comics. Poor Peter Parker has made such a mess of his life as Spider-Man that the other super heroes are forced to gather together and decide once and for all what to do with the young wall crawler. Guest starring the New Ultimates, the Storm Siblings, Ben Grimm, Iceman, Kitty Pryde and a slew of surprise stars! Also includes reprinting of Ultimate Spider-Man Super Special #1 featuring an all-star artist line-up!
PREVIEW
Format: FC, COMIC
Price: $5.99

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Uncanny X-Force #2

COVER BY: ESAD RIBIC
WRITER: RICK REMENDER
PENCILS: JEROME OPENA
COLORED BY: DEAN V. WHITE
LETTERED BY: NEUROTIC CARTOONIST, INC
“THE APOCAYLPSE SOLUTION,” PART 2
The X-Force are in deep trouble. Stranded in the Blue Area of the moon at the hands of the Last Horsemen, EVA decimated, the team scattered, diseased and terribly injured, the situation is beyond hopeless. Ozymandias and the Akkaba Society are a step closer to instigating a new age. Apocalypse is ascending. X-Force is down, outmanned and without aid. That’s it – someone’s going feral.
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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The Walking Dead #79 (MR)

By: Robert Kirkman, Adlard, Cliff Rathburn
Surrounded.
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Format: COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Chew Vol. 3: Just Desserts TP (MR)

By: John Layman, Rob Guillory
Things are looking up for Tony Chu, the cibopathic federal agent with the ability to get psychic impressions from the things he eats. He’s got a girlfriend. He’s got a partner he trusts. He even seems to be getting along with his jerk boss. But his ruthless ex-partner is still out there, operating outside of the law, intending to make good on his threats against Tony and everybody Tony cares about. It’s just a matter of time before their investigations collide, blood spills and-inevitably-body parts are eaten. Presenting the third storyline of CHEW, the follow-up to the New York Times Best Sellers ‘Taster’s Choice’ and ‘International Flavor.’ Check out the strange and darkly comic series about cops, crooks, cooks, cannibals and clairvoyants. Winner of the Eisner Award for Best New Series and nominated for Eagle and Harvey awards to boot! Collects CHEW #11-15
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Format: TRADE PAPERBACK
Price: $12.99

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Ex Machina Vol. 10: Term Limits TP (MR)

Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
Art and cover by TONY HARRIS
In this final EX MACHINA trade paperback collecting issues #45-50 of the Eisner Award-winning series, Mayor Hundred must navigate the most challenging hot-button issue of his career, while a powerful new enemy reveals a terrifying plan that’s been in the works since the very first issue of EX MACHINA! Will Mitchell Hundred’s new archenemy, a dogged reporter with powers far beyond those of the Great Machine, bring down the mayor’s administration? Will the tragedies hinted at in the very first issue of the series actually come to pass?
Format: FC, 160pg., TRADE PAPERBACK
Price: $14.99

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The Green Lantern Omnibus Vol. 1 HC

Written by JOHN BROOME and GARDNER FOX; Art by GIL KANE, MURPHY ANDERSON and others; Cover by GIL KANE and KEVIN NOWLAN
Collecting SHOWCASE #22-24 and GREEN LANTERN #1-21 in a massive new hardcover! These are the tales that introduced Hal Jordan and feature his induction into the Green Lantern Corps. Also included are the intros of the Guardians of the Universe, Star Sapphire, Sinestro and more!
Format: FC, 640pg., HARD COVER
Price: $75.00

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 4: Realm of Kings TP

COVER BY: Alex Garner
WRITER: Dan Abnett
Andy Lanning
PENCILS: WESLEY CRAIG
BRAD WALKER
THE RETURN OF THE GALAXY’S #1 VILLAIN! The Guardians of the Galaxy are in rough shape, mourning their comrades fallen in battle during the War of Kings, but the universe isn’t going to repair itself. When The Fault – a massive reality rift caused by the Terrigen bomb that ended the war – releases a viral xenoform that threatens to destroy the cosmos, the Guardians must return the creature to its own dimension before the unthinkable happens. But the legions of the Universal Church of Truth believe the creature is their savior and will stop at nothing to free the beast. But an unexpected foe is pulling the zealots’ strings and preparing to unleash a ghastly force into the universe. The Guardians must unveil the true threat and bring peace to a universe ravaged by war in this action-packed, shock-delivering, critically acclaimed Realm of Kings tie-in! Collecting GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #20-25.
Format: FC, 144pg., TRADE PAPERBACK
Price: $19.99

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Ultimate Comics Spider-Man/Chameleons Vol. 2 HC Premiere Hardcover

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA & DAVID LAFUENTE
Cover by DAVID LAFUENTE
Spider-Man and his amazing friends, Iceman and the Human Torch, team up to help the newly powered Rick Jones deal with the crazy changes and responsibilities that come with…power. But what side of the coin is Rick Jones on? Is this the birth of a new hero? Or the birth of an ultimate… enemy?? Collecting ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #7-14.
Format: 192pg., HARD COVER
Price: $24.99

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The Walking Dead Vol. 13: Too Far Gone TP (MR)

story ROBERT KIRKMAN art & cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN
Life in the community is as near as Rick and his group can ever hope to come to returning to normal life. So why is Rick so on edge? Will his behavior spell doom for everyone else? Will they let it get that far? Collects THE WALKING DEAD #73-78 RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES
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Format: TRADE PAPERBACK
Price: $14.99


Norby Ela

 
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