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Posted October 19, 2010 by Norby Ela in Columns
 
 

GEEKLY WEEKLY: Comic Guide (Oct 21, 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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Batman and Robin #15

Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art by FRAZER IRVING
Cover by FRANK QUITELY
1:25 variant cover by FRAZER IRVING
In the final chapter of “Batman Must Die,” all is lost and everything has gone to pieces! Is Dick Grayson alive? Will Damian make a pact with the devil? And what will happen after the final confrontation with Dr. Hurt?
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Brightest Day #12

Written by GEOFF JOHNS & PETER J. TOMASI
Art by IVAN REIS, PAT GLEASON ARDIAN SYAF, SCOTT CLARK and JOE PRADO
#11 cover by DAVID FINCH & SCOTT WILLIAMS
#12 cover by DAVID FINCH
1:10 Variant covers by IVAN REIS
Don’t miss the hottest event in comics as the biweekly BRIGHTEST DAY continues with the return of the Black Lanterns! Has time run out for our resurrected heroes? Plus, you must not miss the stunning origin of the new Aqualad, the battle between Aquaman and Black Manta, and the bizarre journey of Jason Rusch and Ronnie Raymond as they delve into the inner workings of the Firestorm matrix and uncover its secret!
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Carnage #1 (of 5)

Written by ZEB WELLS
Pencils & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
Variant Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
Variant Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS
CARNAGE IS BACK! The fan-favorite villain returns to rock the Marvel Universe with the Amazing Spider-Man and the Invincible Iron Man first on his hit list. But just why — and how — has Carnage returned, and how many of Marvel’s heroes will it take to stop him? Superstar creators Zeb Wells (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, NEW MUTANTS) and Clayton Crain (GHOST RIDER, X-FORCE) team up for the Spider-Man epic that’ll leave jaws on the floor! Literally!
Format: 32pg., LIMITED SERIES
Price: $3.99

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DMZ #58 (MR)

Written by BRIAN WOOD; Art by DANILEL ZEZELJ; Cover by JP LEON
Last time we saw the legendary street artist “Decade Later,” he was in cuffs and headed to a detention camp. Years have passed, and the man is back, walking the streets like he never left – a symbol of art defiant in the face of violent oppression.
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Green Lantern Corps #53 (Brightest Day)

Written by TONY BEDARD
Art and cover by TYLER KIRKHAM & BATT
1:10 Variant cover by PATRICK GLEASON
BRIGHTEST DAY continues as a new superstar art team joins the Corps – Tyler Kirkham and inker Batt! The Qwardian known as The Weaponer has been constructing a shield from the remaining traces of the White Lantern Energy and has a mean vendetta against Sinestro – and the reason why will shock you! For his retribution, The Weaponer’s targeting Sinestro’s daughter, Soranik Natu. But first he’ll have to get through Kyle Rayner…
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Fables #99 (MR)

Written by BILL WILLINGHAM; Art by INAKI MIRANDA; Cover by JOAO RUAS
Mister Dark continues having his effect on the mundy city of New York, as Castle Dark rises menacingly above the skyline. But now one of the Fables (no, we won’t tell you who) has vowed to kill Mister Dark in a duel. What has to happen before a duel? A visit from one’s “Seconds” to try to talk them out of such folly. But who’s powerful enough to call on the Dark Man without getting his body corpsified and his teeth stolen?
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Hulk #26

Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by GABRIEL HARDMAN
Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
Vampire Variant by SALVA ESPI
It’s god versus Hulk as MODOK’s apocalyptic SCORCHED EARTH protocol continues, because one doomsday is never enough! To save the world, Red Hulk needs the mightiest Avenger, and THOR has just the right tool for the job – the matchless MJOLNIR! But when the God of Thunder’s hammer drops, how much of Thor’s wrath will fall on Red Hulk himself? From the sensational hit creative team of JEFF PARKER (THUNDERBOLTS/FALL OF THE HULKS ALPHA) and rising star GABRIEL HARDMAN (MONSTER-SIZE HULK)!
Format: 40pg., COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Kick-Ass 2 #1: Balls to the Wall (MR)

(W) Mark Millar (A) John Romita, Jr.
But here now is the sequel to the biggest creator-owned comic of the decade — the one that spawned the number one hit movie and the worldwide phenomenon–is here! Kick-Ass is back, just as over-the-top as ever! As everybody’s favorite psychotic 11-year-old, Hit Girl, trains Kick-Ass to be…well, a bad-ass, Red Mist gathers a team of super-villains to take them down! It’s super hero mayhem as only Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. can bring you!
Format: FC, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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The Legion of Super-Heroes #6

Written by PAUL LEVITZ; Art and Cover by YILDIRAY CINAR and WAYNE FAUCHER; 1:10 Variant cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
The first storyline ends here after issue #5’s shocking last page! (Didn’t see that one coming, didja?) Legion leader Cosmic Boy makes a drastic decision, that will affect the next year’s worth of LEGION stories. And the quest to build up the 31st century Green Lantern Corps continues!
Format: FC, 40pg., COMIC
Price: $3.99

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Loki #1 (of 4)

Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA
Art & Cover by SEBASTIAN FIUMARA
The true origin of Thor’s archenemy and Marvel’s most unpredictable villain! He is the lie-smith; he is the shape-changer; he is the fire that burns. The God of Mischief and Trickery, Loki. Meet the mirthful, beloved young man that made all the Asgardians laugh…until the first time he killed. Discover the gnarled roots of his twisted, unrelenting hatred of the Asgardians. And learn the chilling truth of why he’ll never be stopped…
Format: 40pg., LIMITED SERIES
Price: $3.99

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Morning Glories #3

By: Nick Spencer, Joe Eisma, Rodin Esquejo
While the rest of the Glories prepare for their first day of classes, Jade finds herself trapped in the Nurse’s office and about to undergo a ghastly procedure. But when she attempts to make her escape, she stumbles across the deadliest secret yet found within the hallowed halls of Morning Glory Academy! TAG: Continuing the most hotly anticipated new series of the year! It’s Runaways meets Lost from the writer of FORGETLESS, SHUDDERTOWN, and EXISTENCE 2.0!
Format: FC, 48pg., COMIC
Price: $3.50

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The Walking Dead #78 (MR)

By: Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn
Despite all the turmoil around them, they find each other.
Format: BW, 32pg., COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Luthor HC

Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art by LEE BERMEJO, MICK GRAY and KARL STORY
Cover by LEE BERMEJO
Writer Brian Azzarello and artist Lee Bermejo (the creators behind the acclaimed best-selling graphic novel JOKER) deliver a bold story in which readers get a glimpse into the mind of Superman’s longtime foe, published for the first time in hardcover – with new, additional story pages, sketch material and more!
Collected from the 5-issue miniseries LEX LUTHOR: MAN OF STEEL, LUTHOR reveals why the genius villain chooses to be the proverbial thorn in the Man of Steel’s side: to save humanity from the untrustworthy alien being.
Format: FC, 144pg., HARD COVER
Price: $19.99

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Y: The Last Man Vol. 4 HC (MR) Deluxe Edition

Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
Art by PIA GUERRA, GORAN SUDZUKA and JOSE MARZAN, JR.
Cover by MASSIMO CARNEVALE
As this deluxe edition collecting Y: THE LAST MAN #37-48 begins, we catch up on the adventures of Yorick’s monkey Ampersand (whose biology may hold the key to stopping the male-killing plague) and learn the origin of Yorick’s mysterious protector, Agent 355. Meanwhile, Yorick searches for his fiancee in Australia with deadly results before heading off to Japan to learn the shocking truth behind who ordered Ampersand’s recent abduction.
Format: FC, 296pg., HARD COVER
Price: $29.99

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Naoki Urasawa’s 20th Century Boys Vol. 11

By: Naoki Urasawa
Is the Friend really Kanna’s father?! Will she still be able to stand up and fight, despite this anguishing news? Meanwhile, Koizumi Kyoko and Sadakiyo have gotten away from the Dream Navigators by the skin of their teeth, but as Yoshitsune once warned, these people will chase you to the ends of the earth… With Kanna in shock over the truth of her paternity, will she have the strength to go and rescue Koizumi? Also, back in the summer of 2002, Mon-chan succeeded in tracking down Sadakiyo and got him to commit to paper the truth about the Friend’s identity and his actions. But to prove his loyalty to his trusted Friend, Sadakiyo took measures to ensure that the ‘Mon-chan Memo’ stayed hidden. What exactly was ‘the Lie of 1970′ and how far will the Dream Navigators go to prevent it from being revealed?
Format: GRAPHIC NOVEL
Price: $12.99

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Kick-Ass Hit Girl 12-in AF

Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr.’s hyper-violent comic Kick-Ass from Marvel Comics is being brought to the screen by director Matthew Vaughn (Stardust). Fans of the comic or the movie will want Mezco’s Kick-Ass 12-Inch Action Figures, which bring title character Kick-Ass and underage vigilante Hit-Girl to life. Each figure features a costume and facial sculpt taken from the film, and they come with accessories.
Format: ACTION FIGURE
Price: PI


Norby Ela

 
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