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Posted September 22, 2010 by Norby Ela in Columns
 
 

GEEKLY WEEKLY: Comic Guide (Sept. 22, 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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Avengers #5

COVER BY: John Romita JR.
WRITER: BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
PENCILS: John Romita JR.

The Blockbuster Marvel series continues! The Avengers travel to the far-flung future to stop the timestream from ripping itself apart. But with time unraveling more and more with every second it may be too late to put the world back the way it was. All this plus a brand new chapter in the oral history of the Avengers!

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

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Avengers Academy #4

COVER BY: Mike Mckone
WRITER: CHRISTOS GAGE
PENCILS: Mike Mckone
COLORED BY: JEROMY COX
LETTERED BY: NEUROTIC CARTOONIST, INC

“SCARED STRAIGHT”
The explosive crossover with THUNDERBOLTS-continues! There’s a jailbreak at The Raft, the maximum security prison for super villains, and the students of Avengers Academy are caught in the middle! But whose side are they on? Will they help the Avengers put the criminals back behind bars…or has inmate Norman Osborn made them an offer they can’t refuse? Also: the origin of Mettle!

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

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Green Lantern Corps #52 (Brightest Day)

Written by TONY BEDARD
Art and Cover by ARDIAN SYAF & VICENTE CIFUENTES
1:10 Variant cover by PATRICK GLEASON
BRIGHTEST DAY continues as the final part of the “Revolt of the Alpha Lanterns” features a confrontation between Cyborg Superman and Ganthet! Will the villain finally get the eternal sleep he so desperately seeks? Meanwhile, the Weaponers of Qward attempt to tap into the White Energy from the construct left behind by Deadman’s battle with the Anti-Monitor.

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

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The Flash #5

Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Francis Manapul
1:10 White Lantern Variant cover by Ryan Sook, Fernando Pasarin and Joel Gomez

BRIGHTEST DAY continues with a shocking connection to the White Light as Captain Boomerang and the Reverse-Flash experience a bizarre event that ties them together. Meanwhile, it’s the Rogues vs. the Renegades with The Flash caught in the middle!

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

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Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #14

COVER BY: DAVID LAFUENTE GARCIA
WRITER: BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
PENCILS: DAVID LAFUENTEDAVID LAFUENTE
INKS: DAVID LAFUENTE GARCIA
COLORED BY: JAYPO LLC
LETTERED BY: NEUROTIC CARTOONIST, INC
The Chameleons have done as much damage to the world of Spider-Man and Peter Parker that could possibly be done. They have ruined him. Will his friends come to Peter’s aid or will they gang up to bring him down? Brian Bendis and David Lafuente pull out all the stops and deliver a finale like you’ve never seen!

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

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Fantastic Four #583

COVER BY: ALAN DAVIS
WRITER: Jonathan Hickman
PENCILS: Steve Epting
INKS: STEPHEN H. EPTING
COLORED BY: PAUL MOUNTS
LETTERED BY: NEUROTIC CARTOONIST, INC
Now joined by artist Steve Epting (CAPTAIN AMERICa) , Jonathan Hickman’s tenure on FANTASTIC FOUR hits critical mass with “THREE”, running through FF #583-588. The War of Four Cities has begun, and when it’s run its course, one member of the Fantastic Four will have breathed their last! Change is in the air as the World’s Greatest Comic Magazine lives up to its motto! While the Fantastic Four have to deal with an uprising in the Forever City of the High Evolutionary, back home in the Baxter Building Val finds her father’s Bridge machine and learns the Cost of Solving Everything. It’s the return of Doctor Doom and the debut of superstar artist Steve Epting in THREE, part 1: ‘In Lateveria, the Flowers Bloom in Winter.

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

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Fables #98 (MR)

Written by BILL WILLInGHAM
Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM & DAN GREEN
Cover by JOAO RUAS

If you think that Rose Red is truly ready to suit up, grab a deadly weapon and save the day, you may be in for a rude awakening. Or you may be absolutely right. Regardless, heads will roll, blood will spill and Snow White and Rose Red, the loveliest sisters in all the lands, will be forever changed after ‘Rose Red’ part 5 of 5.

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

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The Walking Dead #77 (MR)

By: Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn

No one can be trusted. Critically acclaimed, fan-favorite The Walking Dead depicts the harrowing aftermath of a zombie apocalypse. Rick Grimes, a small-town police officer from Cynthiana, Kentucky, woke from a coma to find the world he knew was gone, and zombies dominated the earth. Now he and his young son struggle to survive, battling “roamers,” cannibals, starvation . . . and his fellow humans. Harrowing, unpredictable, and emotionally devastating, The Walking Dead is THE zombie series of the 21st Century. SOON TO BE A TELEVISION SHOW ON AMC!

Format: COMIC
Price: $2.99

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Uncanny X-Men #528

COVER BY: Terry Dodson
WRITER: Matt Fraction
PENCILS: WHILCE PORTACIO
INKS: EDGAR E. TADEO
LETTERED BY: NEUROTIC CARTOONIST, INC
“THE FIVE LIGHTS”
“THE FIVE LIGHTS” SECOND COMING is nearing it’s end, so you’ll soon get all kinds of info as to what’s coming from Matt Fraction (IRON MAN) and Whilce Portacio (HULK). Here’s something to whet your appetite- Kitty Pryde & Emma Frost’s first encounter since Kitty took her trip in a bullet. Part 3 (of 5)

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

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Hulk #25

By: Jeff Parker, Gabriel Hardman, Ed McGuinness

Take cover, here comes a rampaging engine of awesome force- and we’re talking about our new creative team of Jeff Parker and Gabriel Hardman bringing RED HULK into a new age of sci-fi adventure! The score has been settled, Red Hulk has been beaten by the Incredible Hulk decisively. The war is over and Steve Rogers is on tap to give these explosive characters a sense of direction! Red Hulk heads out to deal with a deadly contingency plan left behind by Leader and MODOK, for once on the side of the angels. But IRON MAN didn’t get the message…Plus, an extra 8-page backup featuring Rick Jones, the A-BOMB, by Jeff Parker and Mark Robinson.

Format: FC, 40pg., COMIC
Price: $3.99
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Thor #615

COVER BY: PASQUAL FERRY
WRITER: Matt Fraction
PENCILS: PASQUAL FERRY
INKS: PASQUAL FERRY
COLORED BY: MATTHEW DALE HOLLINGSWORTH
LETTERED BY: NEUROTIC CARTOONIST, INC

Fraction! Ferry! Heroic Age! The perfect jumping-on point as THOR’s all-new creative team and all-new era kick off HERE! In the wake of SIEGE, Asgard must take its proper place as the Golden Realm, most glorious of the nine worlds of myth. But that means Thor’s home isn’t just a beacon…it’s a target! And what happens to the Asgardians and the denizens of all nine worlds — including Earth! — when a dark, destructive force from another reality comes on the warpath?

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

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Secret Avengers #5

COVER BY: Marko Djurdjevic
WRITER: Ed Brubaker
A secret foe has been revealed – or has he? Find out everything you need to know about the OTHER Nick Fury as Secret Avengers continues to explore the volatile landscape of Marvel’s new Heroic Age!

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

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Millar & McNiven\’s: Nemesis #3 (of 4) (MR)

COVER BY: Steve McNiven
WRITER: Mark Millar
PENCILS: Steve McNiven
INKS: Array

Don’t worry, everyone. Nemesis has been captured and put in the highest security prison that America has to offer. Problem solved. Series over. What’s that? It’s only issue three? Uh-Oh! More shocking twists and turns from the masters of modern comic-book awesomeness Mark Millar (KICKASS, CIVIL WAR) and Steve McNiven (WOLVERINE: OLD MAN LOGAN, CIVIL WAR).

Format: FC, LIMITED SERIES
Price: $2.99

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New Avengers: Luke Cage – Town Without Pity TP

COVER BY: Eric Canete
WRITER: John Arcudi
Antony Johnston
PENCILS: Eric Canete
Sean Chen

When an old friend from Luke Cage’s past is put in the hospital by a vicious attack, Cage leaves his New York City, Avengers Assemblin’ adventure-filled life for the cold, harsh and mean streets of North Philadelphia. But what’s brought HAMMERHEAD to town as well? JOHN ARCUDI (Wednesdays Comics) and ERIC CANETE (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) team up to bring you this hard hitting, two-fisted look at the seedier sides of the Marvel U as the original Hero for Hire gets back to work in NEW AVENGERS: LUKE CAGE! And in CAGE MATCH, we look back at a bit of brutal history between Luke Cage and Daredevil, revealing a mutual respect that may soon be torn asunder. Collecting NEW AVENGERS: LUKE CAGE #1-3, DAREDEVIL: CAGE MATCH and HERO FOR HIRE #1.

Format: FC, 120pg., TRADE PAPERBACK
Price: $14.99

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Wildcats 3.0: Year One TP

Written by JOE CASEY
Art and cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN

In this new title collecting issues #1-12 of the pivotal WILDCATS series, Spartan decides that his team can do more for the Earth as responsible corporate citizens than heroes. But the rest of the team won’t adjust to the stuffy suit-and-tie lifestyle so easily.

Format: FC, 288pg., TRADE PAPERBACK
Price: $24.99


Norby Ela

 
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