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Posted September 29, 2010 by Norby Ela in Columns
 
 

GEEKLY WEEKLY: Comic Guide (Sept. 30, 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 #893

Written by PAUL CORNELL
Co-feature written by NICK SPENCER
Art by PETE WOODS
Co-feature art by R.B. SILVA
Cover by DAVID FINCH & RICHARD FRIEND

Lex Luthor is a pro at breaking man’s laws, but when he leads a raid on one of Gorilla Grodd’s bases and breaks The Law of the Jungle – “Don’t Mess with Grodd” – can he make it out alive? Or will he become Grodd’s latest meal?
Plus, this issue kicks off an exciting new co-feature starring Jimmy Olsen by up-and-comers Nick Spencer (Existence 3.0, Morning Glories) and R.B. Silva (SECRET SIX)! Get ready for an entirely different look at Metropolis – courtesy of Superman’s pal!

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

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Atlas #5

COVER BY: CARLO PAGULAYAN
WRITER: Jeff Parker
PENCILS: GABRIEL HARDMAN
INKS: GABRIEL HARDMAN
RAMON ROSANAS
COLORED BY: ELIZABETH BREITWEISER
LETTERED BY: EDWARD C. DUKESHIRE

The Agents of Atlas take the fight to the invaders in a way that will once and for all show why ATLAS is different from the average super team! Will their battle change the order of the entire universe? And another return to the Department Zero of the 1950’s.

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

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Avengers: Prime #3 (of 5)

COVER BY: ALAN DAVIS
WRITER: BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
PENCILS: ALAN DAVIS
INKS: MARK FARMER
COLORED BY: JAVIER RODRIGUEZ
LETTERED BY: NEUROTIC CARTOONIST, INC

The team-up you never thought you’d ever see again! Steve Rogers and Tony Stark battle together to save each other and the life of their fallen friend Thor! But will that be enough to heal the divide between these two headstrong heroes? And what is the secret to the nightmare that is destroying the Nine Realms?!

Format: FC, 32pg., LIMITED SERIES
Price: $3.99

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Captain America #610

COVER BY: MARKO DJURDJEVIC
WRITER: ED BRUBAKER
PENCILS: BUTCH GUICE
INKS: FILIPE DANIEL MORENO DE ANDRADE
BUTCH GUICE
COLORED BY: CHRISTOPHER SOTOMAYOR|DEAN V. WHITE
LETTERED BY: NEUROTIC CARTOONIST, INC|NEUROTIC CARTOONIST, INC

It’s the grand finale – the showdown between Zemo and Bucky Barnes, and even if Bucky can survive a second trip to Zemo’s island his world will never be the same after what Helmut Zemo has done to it. Plus a NOMAD back-up by Sean McKeever & Filipe Andrade

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

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Casanova #3 (MR)

COVER BY: Gabriel Ba
WRITER: Matt Fraction
PENCILS: Gabriel Ba
Fabio Moon
COLORED BY: POP ART EDITORACAO EMPRESARIAL LTDA
LETTERED BY: DUSTIN HARBIN

LUXURIA abounds! A street magician stands on the cusp of duplicating a superhuman feat of endurance only done once in history — by Buddha himself. The world braces itself for a real-life miracle man…and Casanova Quinn comes to steal him. The catch? His wicked sister Zephyr is sent along on the mission with him and she comes with her own agenda. And then, on the last island on Earth untouched by modern civilization, the cornerstone of Sabine Seychelle’s criminal empire lies hidden and protected by the indigenous savages that live there. As Casanova infiltrates Coldheart Island, those so-called savages will teach him secrets that will save his life…DARE YOU READ THE FULL-COLOR COMIC BOOK THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING FOR EVERYONE FOREVER? 32 REVELATORY PAGES! NEW BONUS MATERIAL! “JOKES!” By Fraction (INVINCIBLE IRON MAN, UNCANNY X-MEN, THOR) and Ba (Daytripper, Umbrella Academy, Pixu).

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

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Chew #14 (MR)

By: John Layman, Rob Guillory

‘JUST DESSERTS,’ Part Four

Cibopath showdown! RETAILER WARNING: NOT SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

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

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Secret Warriors #20

COVER BY: Jim Cheung
WRITER: Jonathan Hickman
PENCILS: ALESSANDRO VITTI
INKS: ALESSANDRO VITTI
COLORED BY: SUNNY GHO
LETTERED BY: DAVID M. A. LANPHEAR

“Night”, the new story arc of SECRET WARRIORS begins here! After the devastating events of “The Last Ride of the Howling Commandos”, an even more determined Nick Fury sets his endgame in motion. Join us as Jonathan Hickman begins to bring all his mad plans to fruition and we rocket towards the jaw-dropping conclusion of what ComicBookResources.com calls “a great, anything-goes series!”

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

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Absolute Promethea Book 2 HC

Written by ALAN MOORE; Art by J.H. WILLIAMS III and MICK GRAY; Cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III

The second slipcased, oversized collection of Alan Moore’s occult masterpiece is here, collecting PROMETHEA #13-24. The story begins as Promethea and Sophie embark on a quest to find a different sort of magic, leaving Sophie’s friend Stacia behind as a new, temporary Promethea! And this untried hero has her hands full as the forces of Hell take control of New York’s mayor. As a bonus, this volume includes an extensive gallery of sketches, developmental art and more.

Format: FC, 328pg., HARD COVER
Price: $99.99

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American Vampire Vol. 1 HC (MR)

Written by SCOTT SNYDER & STEPHEN KING
Art and cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE

From writers Scott Snyder and Stephen King, AMERICAN VAMPIRE introduces a new strain of vampire – a more vicious species – and traces the creatures’ bloodline through decades of American history.
This first hardcover volume of the critically acclaimed series collects issues #1-5 and follows two stories: one written by Snyder and one written by King, both with art by future superstar Rafael Albuquerque. Snyder’s tale follows Pearl, a young woman living in 1920s Los Angeles, who is brutally turned into a vampire and sets out on a path of righteous revenge against the European monsters who tortured and abused her. And in King’s story set in the days of America’s Wild West, readers learn the origin of Skinner Sweet, the original American vampire – a stronger, faster creature than any vampire ever seen before.
Don’t miss out as Snyder and King set fire to the horror genre with this visionary, all-original take on one of the most popular monster stories!
This beautiful collection features a new introduction by Stephen King and bonus art including character sketches, variant covers and more!

Format: FC, 192pg., HARD COVER
Price: $24.99

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De: Tales HC

Writer: Gabriel Ba & Fabio Moon
Artist: Gabriel Ba & Fabio Moon

From the company that introduced American audiences to Brazilian twins Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba (Daytripper, Pixu) comes a new hardcover edition of Dark Horse’s out-of-print De:Tales, a collection of the twins’ breakthrough short stories!
After three Eisner Awards and a series of acclaimed projects with writers Joss Whedon (Sugarshock), Gerard Way (The Umbrella Academy), Mike Mignola (B.P.R.D.: 1947), and Matt Fraction (Casanova), Moon and Ba are now among the hottest artists in comics. De:Tales is the duo’s most personal work to date, presenting their work separately, together, and in tandem-as the twins trade off on the roles of writing and illustrating, share those roles, or fly solo. Brimming with all the details of human life, their charming tales move from the urban reality of their home in Sao Paulo to the magical realism of their Latin American background.
Featuring a brand-new cover, Moon and Ba’s seminal and sought-after work is finally back in this handsome hardcover packaging, proving once again that they are a talented pair to watch out for.
* Named by Booklist as one of the 10 best Graphic Novels of the year, Foreword Magazine gave it a silver medal on the Graphic Novel category of their “Book of the Year” award, and it was nominated for an Eisner Award.
Now available in hardcover!

Format: BW, 112pg., HARD COVER
Price: $19.99

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X-Men: Second Coming HC

COVER BY: David Finch
WRITER: Mike Carey
Matt Fraction
Craig Kyle
Zeb Wells
Christopher Yost
PENCILS: Mike Choi
Terry Dodson
David Finch
Greg Land
Ibraim Roberson

MANY WILL BE WOUNDED. SEVERAL WILL DIE. The climax of four years of X-Men stories is the X-Event of 2010! What started in HOUSE OF M with the Decimation of mutantkind and erupted with the first new mutant birth in MESSIAH COMPLEX finishes here. In the epic crossover SECOND COMING, Cyclops’ faith pays off when Cable returns to the present with Hope, the girl he believes to be the mutant messiah. But will she be the savior or destroyer of mutantkind? We may never know, as she is the target of an initiative for mutant eradication unlike anything the X-Men have ever experienced. Many will be wounded. Several will die. Is Hope worth it? Collecting SECOND COMING: PREPARE, SECOND COMING #1-2, UNCANNY X-MEN #523-525, NEW MUTANTS #12-14, X-MEN LEGACY #235-237 and X-FORCE #26-28.

Format: FC, 344pg., HARD COVER
Price: $39.99


Norby Ela

 
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