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Dynamite Entertainment Previews – 8/29/12

PROPHECY #3

32 pages FC •  $3.99  • Teen +
Written by RON MARZ
Art by WALTER GEOVANI
Cover by PAUL RENAUD
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The battlelines are drawn. With each passing hour, the sorcerer Kulan Gath uses the Mayan 2012 doomsday prophecy to push the world closer to destruction. But his sworn enemy Red Sonja followed him through time itself, and has now gathered a team of allies to oppose Gath and his army of the dead. Joined by Vampirella, Dracula, Pantha, Herbert West the Reanimator and many more, Sonja has sworn to stop Gath, even if the cost is her own soul. Dynamite’s biggest crossover ever rolls on, masterminded by writer Ron Marz, with artist Walter Geovani doing the best work of his career!

WITCHBLADE: DEMON REBORN #2

32 pages FC •  $3.99  • Teen +
Written by ANDE PARKS
Art by JOSE LUIS
Covers by DENNIS CALERO (main), JAE LEE (1:10)
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The Demon has been to hell. Now he’s back, ready to take revenge on the person who sent him there: Sara Pezzini. As the Demon continues to taunt and test Sara with a horrific series of murders, Sara’s fragile grip on her home life starts to slip. Meanwhile, the Witchblade screams for justice against another sadistic criminal who has been set free. Sara must struggle to control her own desire for vengeance. When ghosts from the Witchblade’s bloody past invade Sara’s home, she may finally lose control altogether. The road to hell beckons, with the Demon as Sara’s personal guide.

THE BIONIC WOMAN #3

32 pages FC  • $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by PAUL TOBIN
Art by LENO CARVALHO
Cover by PAUL RENAUD
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The Bionic Woman is smashing down mansion doors and kicking holes in yachts, dodging bullets in the tropics and turning super-spy in the Mediterranean, all in a frenzied quest to uncover the real secrets behind the Mission, and shut them down once and for all. But she’s not the only one on a hunt, and she’s about to find out that you should never kick a hole in a yacht you’re on and that not all bullets can be dodged.

WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #14

32 pages FC •  $3.99  • Mature
Written by ROBERT PLACE NAPTON
Art by CARLOS RAFAEL
Covers by PAUL RENAUD (50%), FABIANO NEVES (50%)
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The Boora Witch has possessed Dejah and brought her people to the edge of destruction.  Her family makes the impossible decision to assassinate their daughter rather than have Dejah live as a puppet.  Kantos Kan, determined to save his princess, becomes embattled in the marshes in a desperate attempt to destroy the Witch’s body and break the psychic link.

THE LONE RANGER: SNAKE OF IRON #2

32 pages FC •  $3.99  • Teen +
Written by CHUCK DIXON
Art by ESTEVE POLLS
Cover by DENNIS CALERO
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The Ranger and Tonto face long odds on the lawless badlands of the Texas panhandle. The Masked Rider of the plains outnumbered by dangerous Comancheros on his way to stop a Kiowa uprising. At the same time, Tonto finds himself in the middle of a hostage situation aboard a train stranded in a raging blizzard. Chuck Dixon and Esteve Polls re-unite to bring you more blistering frontier action hotter than a prairie fire!

LORD OF THE JUNGLE #7

32 pages FC •  $3.99  • Mature
Written by ARVID NELSON
Art by SERGIO FERNANDEZ DAVILA
Covers by LUCIO PARRILLO (50%), PAUL RENAUD (50%)
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Tarzan has lost Jane Porter, his true love, to his rival John Clayton. All he wants is to slink back to his jungle home in Africa. Before he can do that, however, he’ll have to deal with the menace of Robert Canler, a notorious gangster whom Tarzan ran afoul of. Tarzan didn’t kill Canler when he had the chance, a fact which he’ll come to regret. And he’ll have to face Canler on his own turf – not in the African jungle, but on the mean streets of Baltimore, where none of Tarzan’s jungle instincts will help him. Or will they?

GREEN HORNET #27

32 pages FC •  $3.99  • Teen +
Written by ANDE PARKS
Art by RONAN CLIQUET
Covers by PHIL HESTER (50%), STEPHEN SADOWSKI (50%)

The Outcast arc reaches its thunderous conclusion! Green Hornet has been set up for murder. He’s seen his entire city turned against him. He’s seen the foundations of everything he and his father have built in Century City damaged. Now, it’s time to strike back. With the aid of a new hero, Green Hornet and Kato fight back to save their city, and their own legacies. Will Britt Reid reclaim his role as Century City’s mysterious avenger, or will he be permanently labeled an outcast?

RED SONJA #68

32 pages FC •  $3.99  • Teen +
Written by ERIC TRAUTMANN
Art by MARCIO ABREU
Covers by WALTER GEOVANI (50%), FABIANO NEVES (50%)

Khitai, the kingdom of jade. A land of rigid honor codes, and fanatical warriors loyal to their god-emperor. Where better for Red Sonja to ply her trade than a nation of master swordsmen?

KIRBY: GENESIS VOL. 1 TP

272 pages FC •  $29.99  • Teen +   •  (C:0-1-2)
Written by KURT BUSIEK, ALEX ROSS
Art by JACK HERBERT, ALEX ROSS
Cover by ALEX ROSS

The Kirby Event of the new millennium by the bestselling and award-winning creators of Marvels! Superstars Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross bring Jack “King” Kirby’s creations to life in a way you’ll never forget! The Pioneer 10 space probe carried a message to the stars. Now an answer’s on the way — but not one we expected! As cosmic visitors begin to be revealed to the world, a deadly battle begins — and three ordinary people are caught up in the middle of it. This is the beginning. This is the Genesis! Featuring Captain Victory, Silver Star, and more of Jack Kirby’s greatest concepts, including characters never-before-seen in comics form!

COLLECTION FEATURES:
• Issues 0 through 8 of the hit series by Kurt Busiek (Marvels, Astro City), Alex Ross (Marvels, Earth X), and Jack Herbert
• All of the covers by artists Alex Ross, Ryan Sook (BPRD), Paul Renaud (Prophecy), Dale Keown (The Incredible Hulk), and Jack Herbert
• Over 25 pages of sketches, designs, thumbnails, and more!

THE LONE RANGER VOL. 5: HARD COUNTRY TP

160 pages FC  • $19.99  •  Teen +
Advance-solicit. In stores August 2012
Written by ANDE PARKS
Art by ESTEVE POLLS
Cover by ALEX ROSS

The Wild West is a harsh landscape. The terrain is unforgiving, the men hardened and desperate and the law hard to come by. Now, those who find themselves oppressed or victimized have new allies. Two brave men who have dedicated themselves to helping those in need… to justice. “Hard Country” tells the story of the early days of The Lone Ranger and Tonto on the open trail. As the two heroes roam the West, they encounter a murderous gang, a legendary gunfighter at the end of his bloody career, a megalomaniacal Sheriff and the suffering each leaves in their path. The Lone Ranger and Tonto have hit the trails of the Wild West. Now, the West hits back. In a story that draws on the actual history of the period, two good men will do all they can to make a difference… in a hard country.

COLLECTION FEATURES:
• Issues 1-6 of the second Lone Ranger series by Ande Parks and Esteve Polls
• All issue covers by Alex Ross and Francesco Francavilla
• Writer’s commentary for issue #1 by Ande Parks
• Ande Parks’ script for a deleted scene to issue #2

Dynamite Entertainment Previews – 7/11/12

THE LONE RANGER: SNAKE OF IRON #1

32 pages FC  • $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by CHUCK DIXON
Art by ESTEVE POLLS
Cover by DENNIS CALERO
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The Ranger and Tonto are in the crossfire as a bloody Kiowa uprising draws these Western legends onto the warpath. The Spirit Horse has returned to the plains and calling the tribes to battle. Is this a ghostly apparation or something else? If the Lone Ranger cannot solve the mystery then the land north of the Brazos will run red with blood!

PANTHA #2

32 pages FC  • $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by BRANDON JERWA
Art by POW RODRIX
Cover by MARK TEXIERA
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Chaos spreads its dark influence across the desert while Pantha and her teammates Lorelei, Tongueman and Pendragon struggle to keep their alliance together. Mamba’s on the loose, innocent souls are suffering, and two mysterious new threats step out of the shadows! Pantha’s DANGEROUS GAME continues!

GEORGE R.R. MARTIN’S A GAME OF THRONES #9

32 pages FC •  $3.99  • Mature
Written by GEORGE R.R MARTIN
Adapted by DANIEL ABRAHAM
Art by TOMMY PATTERSON
Cover by MIKE S. MILLER

Old hatreds, dark suspicions, and deadly machinations are the order of the day.  When fate delivers Tyrion Lannister to Lady Catelyn Stark, she will have her revenge upon him for the attempted murder of her son Brandon—whatever the consequences. Meanwhile, in King’s Landing, Sansa Stark, surrounded by  enemies, finds an unlikely friend: the brutish, horribly disfigured knight Sandor Clegane. And as a murderous conspiracy unfolds behind the colorful pageantry of a royal tourney, Lord Eddard Stark will be approached by a mysterious new ally in his quest to solve the riddle of Jon Arryn’s death.

THE BIONIC MAN #10

32 pages FC  • $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by KEVIN SMITH w/ PHIL HESTER
Art by JONATHAN LAU
Covers by ALEX ROSS (main), JONATHAN LAU (1:10)
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Washington D.C. lies in ruins, O.S.I. headquarters is occupied by a hostile cyborg army, Steve Austin’s bionic parts are failing, and the cybernetic madman known as Hull holds Jaime Summers in his unbreakable grip. It may be too much to ask for a happy ending now, but we guarantee an exciting one. Be there for the conclusion of Kevin Smith’s epic reinterpretation of the beloved hero.

JENNIFER BLOOD #14

32 pages FC •  $3.99  • Mature
Written by AL EWING
Art by KEWBER BAAL
Cover by TIM BRADSTREET
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Andrew Fellows is a struggling accountant with two kids that are starting to resent him, a marriage that’s slowly drifting into the ‘loveless’ category and an ex-girlfriend who’s increasingly on his mind. It’s a recipe for a fairly standard suburban drama… except for one thing. Andrew Fellows is married to Jennifer Blood. This will not end well.

KIRBY: GENESIS #8

32 pages FC  • $3.99  •  Teen +
Plot by KURT BUSIEK, ALEX ROSS
Script by KURT BUSIEK
Art by JACK HERBERT, ALEX ROSS
Covers by ALEX ROSS (main), RYAN SOOK (1-in-10)
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The Lightning Lady’s cosmic Hive threatens all of Earth — unless Captain Victory, Silver Star and the other assembled heroes can destroy it. And deep within, Kirby must reawaken the humanity of the Midnight Swan, or Bobbi is lost to him forever. Under the eyes of great cosmic forces, judging us, humanity’s future depends on…both battles? All-out action with a human core, as only Busiek, Ross and Herbert can deliver it!

QUEEN SONJA #30

32 pages FC •  $3.99  • Teen +
Written by LUKE LIEBERMAN
Art by MILTON ESTEVAM
Cover by LUCIO PARRILLO

The Empress sleeps alone while all around her find comfort, she reconsiders her vows, and holds a Tournament of Kings.  Every throne needs an heir, after all.

PATRICIA BRIGGS’ ALPHA & OMEGA: CRY WOLF #8

32 pages FC •  $3.99  • Teen +
Written by PATRICIA BRIGGS, DAVID LAWRENCE
Art by TODD HERMAN
Cover by JENNY FRISON

Dark magic brings dire results as the evil witch Mariposa attempts to enslave the king of the
werewolves and awakens a legendary beast within!  Will Alpha wolf Charles escape the icy grip of her sorcery only to die at the hands of his enraged father? Time and hope are running out…unless the gentle Omega wolf Anna can somehow tip the scales in time! Be there as Alpha & Omega: Cry Wolf reaches its stunning conclusion!

VAMPIRELLA ARCHIVES VOL. 5 HC

416 pages BW & FC  •  $49.99  • Mature  •  (C:0-1-2)
Written by DOUG MOENCH, JEFF JONES, GERRY BORDEAU, BUDD LEWIS AND MORE
Art by JOSÉ GONZALEZ, ESTEBAN MAROTO, AURALEON, RAMON TORRENTS, RICHARD CORBEN AND MORE
Cover by ENRICH

The New York Times Bestselling Series Continues!

Continuing Dynamite Entertainment’s masterpiece collections of the classic Vampirella magazine. This edition collects issues #29-35, capturing all the sexy macabre that the 1970’s had to offer. Creators who wrote and drew these wonderfully dreadful tales include Jose Gonzalez, Auraleon, Jeff Jones, Doug Moench and many more!

“…the writers and artists who chronicled her stories are the best of the best.“ – The New York Times



Dynamite Entertainment Previews – 4/25/12

MERCILESS: THE RISE OF MING #1

32 pages FC •  $3.99  • Teen +
Written by SCOTT BEATTY
Art by RON ADRIAN
Cover by ALEX ROSS
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Visit scenic Mongo before Ming’s rise to power! In this prequel to the critically acclaimed and best-selling FLASH GORDON: ZEITGEST, Prince Ming begins his rise to dominion over the entirety of Mongo! But who (or what) was Ming before he was ‘Merciless’? Find out here as the origin of one of science fiction’s preeminent villains is presented in all its diabolical details!

VAMPIRELLA: THE RED ROOM #1

32 pages FC •  $3.99  • Teen+
Written by DAN BRERETON
Art by JEAN DIAZ
Covers by DAN BRERETON (33%), FABIANO NEVES (33%), ALÉ GARZA (33%)
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Written by Dan Brereton (The Last Battle, Nocturnals, Red Sonja, Punisher: Frankencastle), Vampirella and a colorful, driven lawman track vampires on a blood-letting rampage through rural Arkansas to the Red Room, an underground circuit where high rollers stage mortals vs. monster death matches. She faces a host of fiends, quickly realizing more arcane forces drive the bouts and their frenzied combatants, enhanced with a powerful, corrupting essence, firmly stacking the odds against Vampirella surviving the night.

GEORGE R.R. MARTIN’S A GAME OF THRONES #7

32 pages FC •  $3.99  • Teen +
Written by GEORGE R.R. MARTIN
Adapted by DANIEL ABRAHAM
Art by TOMMY PATTERSON
Covers by MIKE S. MILLER (50%), MICHAEL KOMARCK (50%)
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Dark portents cast troubled shadows through the seventh installment of Daniel Abraham’s adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s bestselling epic fantasy A Game of Thrones .   High atop the Wall, in an unforgiving world of wind and ice, the bastard Jon Snow and the dwarf Tyrion Lannister, by rights mortal enemies, forge an unlikely friendship. In King’s Landing, Arya Stark, embittered by the loss of her direwolf, gains an unusual dancing master—Syrio Forel, formerly First Sword of the Sealord of Braavos. While in Winterfell, young Brandon Stark, who will never walk again, learns that he may yet ride . . . and perhaps even fly.

WARLORD OF MARS #17

32 pages FC  • $3.99  •  Mature
Written by ARVID NELSON  •
Art by EDGAR SALAZAR
Covers by JOE JUSKO (50%), LUCIO PARRILLO (50%),
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John Carter returns to his beloved Helium, only to find it in the clutches of a brutal dictator. His princess, Dejah Thoris, is a prisoner of the evil priests who control the cult of Issus, the false goddess worshipped throughout Mars. John Carter’s enemies have branded him a heretic and an outcast, but Carter has his own allies – his son, Carthoris, the great Thark warrior, Tars Tarkas, and his own sword arm! Warlord of Mars #17: Helium Divided is the second-to-last installment of the Gods of Mars story arc. The stage is set for the final confrontation!

ARMY OF DARKNESS VOL. 3 #3

32 pages FC •  $3.99  • Teen +
Written by ELLIOTT R. SERRANO
Art by MARAT MYCHAELS
Covers by TIM SEELEY (main), MARAT MYCHAELS (1:10)

Darkness is falling in South America and it may take not one, but TWO “Ashes” to handle it! After being tossed through time and space, the alternate-universe “Ash” finds herself lost in the Brazilian rainforest facing an undead army. Meanwhile, our very own Ashley J. Williams is summoned to go on a harrowing journey himself — on an economy airline! It’s the plane ride from Hell and it just may push our hero over the edge!

JENNIFER BLOOD #12

32 pages FC  • $3.99  •  Mature
Written by AL EWING
Art by KEWBER BAAL
Covers by TIM BRADSTREET (main), ALÉ GARZA (1-in-15)
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It’s the DEATH ISSUE! Jen’s entrail-splattering war with Mason Buwick comes to a shocking end as she crosses the line – and then another, completely different line – in her attempt to get her life back once and for all! Write all the characters down in a grid and then play bingo – because nobody is safe! Seriously, we can still call the comic ‘Jennifer Blood’ if she’s dead. Google ‘Taggart’.

THE NINJETTES #3

32 pages FC •  $3.99  • Mature
Written by AL EWING
Art by EMAN CASALLOS
Cover by ADMIRA WIJAYA
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The Ninjettes take another step towards destiny as Kelly, Skyler and Chelsea meet for the first time. Meanwhile, Mike Blute wants Daisy dead, Senator Hara wants Varla dead, and Christie’s a professional killer who needs money. Do the math.

GREEN HORNET #24

32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by ANDE PARKS
Art by IGOR VITORINO
Covers by PHIL HESTER (33%), JONATHAN LAU (33%), BRIAN DENHAM (22%)

Green Hornet’s perception as a villain in Century City has been kicked up a notch, as someone disguised as the Hornet has assassinated the city’s Mayor. A pair of new villains finalize their plans to seize power, and a fearful public demands blood, with Green Hornet and Kato as the prime targets. Britt Reid has to find a way to clear his alter ego’s name while maintaining both his secret identity and his fearful reputation amongst the gangs of Century City. Green Hornet is now Public Enemy #1… with a bullet.

KIRBY: GENESIS #7

32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Teen +
Plot by KURT BUSIEK, ALEX ROSS
Script by KURT BUSIEK
Art by JACK HERBERT, ALEX ROSS
Covers by ALEX ROSS (main), RYAN SOOK (1-in-10)
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On one side, Captain Victory, Silver Star, the Primals, the Mythics and more. On the other, the Lightning Lady and the deadliest threat Earth has ever faced. In the midst of all out battle, Kirby must infiltrate the Hive to find and win Bobbi back. Is this what the Pioneer Two have been waiting for? The climactic confrontation begins.

Dynamite Entertainment Previews – 4/4/12

THE BOYS #65

40 pages FC •  $4.99  • Mature
Written by GARTH ENIS
Art by RUSS BRAUN
Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON

The showdown between Butcher and the Homelander turns out to be something neither of them expected, as all Hell breaks loose in the Washington skies and MM teaches Hughie one last Secret History lesson. One story ends and another begins, as Over The Hill With The Swords Of A Thousand Men reaches its bloody conclusion. Over 30 pages of story and art!  The Countdown begins!  Only 7 issues to go!

DEJAH THORIS AND THE WHITE APES OF MARS #1

32 pages FC •  $3.99  • Mature
Written by MARK RAHNER
Art by LUI ANTONIO
Covers by BRANDON PETERSON (main), ALÉ GARZA (1:10)
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On the way to an archeological dig at an ancient battle site at the “face” of Mars, Dejah Thoris and her party are stranded. They take shelter in a dead, ancient city –  infested with killer white apes. Hungry ones. The most harrowing horror story in the annals of Barsoom!

VOLTRON: YEAR ONE #1

32 pages FC •  $3.99  • Teen +
Written by BRANDON THOMAS
Art by CRAIG CERMAK
Covers by ADMIRA WIJAYA (main), JONATHAN LAU (1:10)
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Before they were known as the legendary Voltron Force, they were Space Explorer Squadron #686 of the Galaxy Alliance — four young men, led by Commander Sven, and tasked with keeping the Earth safe and the skies clear in a universe growing more and more dangerous every day. So it was no surprise that central command came to them first with an impossible rescue mission and an enemy even they didn’t truly understand. One that threatens the fragile coalition of planets they’ve risked their lives to maintain. Unbreakable bonds are formed and intense rivalries borne in the first chapter of “Fearless Leader”…

WITCHBLADE/RED SONJA #2

32 pages FC •  $3.99  • Teen +
Written by DOUG WAGNER
Art by CEZAR RAZEK
Cover by ALÉ GARZA
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Facing a mythical monster as old as the universe, Red Sonja is joined in battle by the Witchblade bearer of her time, Nissa. But the battle soon takes a morbid turn when the depraved creature resurrects someone from Sonja’s past. Someone whose mere presence brings the She-Devil to her knees. In modern day New York City, Sara Pezzini continues to investigate the bloodcurdling slaughter of a Catholic Priest. Is the gruesome murder a rite of passage for a clandestine cult, or something far more sinister?

JENNIFER BLOOD #11

32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Mature
Written by AL EWING
Art by KEWBER BAAL
Covers by TIM BRADSTREET (main), ALÉ GARZA (1-in-15)
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Jen gets ready for the final confrontation with Mason Buwick’s private army, while Detective Pruitt meets an old friend, Andrew meets an old flame and we find out exactly what it’s like to be married to Jennifer Blood. Also – massive explosions! Raging gun battles! Poo flinging! And the mind-exploding debut of — NINJETTES TWO! Watch out, they have extremely harmonious crystals.

QUEEN SONJA #28

32 pages FC  • $3.99  •  Teen +
Written by LUKE LIEBERMAN
Art by MILTON ESTEVAM
Covers by LUCIO PARRILLO (50%), FRANK MARTIN JR. (50%)

Koliostri strikes, Xander and Melea in his dungeons the wizard unleashes his zealous minions and wreaks havoc across the land, striking at the heart of the empire. Sonja must grapple with a foe that worships death, and gives blood freely to their cause.

THE LONE RANGER VOL. 2 #4

32 pages FC •  $3.99  • Teen +
Written by ANDE PARKS
Art by ESTEVE POLLS
Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA

Tonto and Lone Ranger set out to stop a deadly string of train robberies. Now, Tonto has been left for dead at the bottom of a ravine, and The Lone Ranger faces a noose at the hands of a maniacal sheriff in bizarre small town called Utopia. In short, the two greatest heroes of the old West are in a tight spot. As the epic Hard Country arc continues, Tonto must face down both death in the desert and his own, painful past as he struggles to make his way to Lone Ranger before the gallows lever is pulled.

KIRBY: GENESIS #6

32 pages FC  • $3.99  •  Teen +
Plot by KURT BURISK, ALEX ROSS
Script by KURT BUSIEK
Art by JACK HERBERT, ALEX ROSS
Covers by ALEX ROSS (main), RYAN SOOK (1-in-10)
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The Primals awaken — but are they Earth’s saviors, or harbingers of destruction? Kirby, along with the mysterious Wanderer, will have only one chance to win them as allies, and failure isn’t an option. Meanwhile, multiple threads come together as the villains discover their true master. And the Midnight Swan’s humanity may be lost to her forever…

ROBERT JORDAN’S WHEEL OF TIME: THE EYE OF THE WORLD #23

32 pages FC •  $3.99  • Teen +
Written by ROBERT JORDAN, CHUCK DIXON
Art and cover by ANDIE TONG

Hard traveling on the Caemlyn Road becomes a little bit easier for Rand and Mat after they’re inspired to travel as gleemen.  Their journey takes them to the village of Four Kings – and right back into danger.  In a world of treachery anyone can be your enemy!  Will it be the thieves or the Darkfriends that catch them first?

WAREHOUSE 13 #5 (of 5)

32 pages FC •  $3.99  • Teen +
Written by BEN RAAB, DERIC HUGHES
Art by BEN MORSE
Covers by BEN MORSE (50%), PHOTO (50%)

Pawns in a deadly game of survival, Pete and Myka prove why they’re the best of the best by turning the tables and taking the fight to their captor, the beautiful-but-deadly Viola Adair.  Little do they realize Viola’s got an artifact ace up her sleeve.  Once its terrible power is unleashed, can even the combined might of the Warehouse team stop it?  Find out in the pulse-pounding conclusion of WAREHOUSE 13!

TERMINATOR/ROBOCOP: KILL HUMAN TPB

112 pages FC  • $16.99  •  Teen +
Written by ROB WILLIAMS  • Art by P.J. HOLDEN
Robocop front cover by WALTER SIMONSON
Terminator back cover by  JONATHAN LAU

The ultimate killing machine meets the future of law enforcement! In the future, humanity has been wiped out and the machines are triumphant. Traumatized by his Skynet-influenced actions, Robocop looks to travel back in time and change the course of history. But when he emerges in the middle of Jon and Sarah Connor’s assault on Cyberdyne Systems, he comes face-to-face with the second time-travelling Terminator. Bullets will fly! And the T-1000 can’t be far behind!

“Put together Robocop and Terminator, and you have a geek’s dream come true!” – GEEKS OF DOOM

Comic Book Weekly Reviews – 7/27/11 Part 2

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I’m still a bit behind in my reviews.  Here’s the second part of reviews from releases weeks ago.  Hopefully I’ll be caught up this week.

Green Hornet #17 – Phil Hester continues to move this action packed comic forward.  It’s some great pulp action that shows how bad the movie was.  Too bad quality like this couldn’t represent the Hornet on the big screen.  Tons of fun and a definite read for fans of Batman or pulp hero comics.

Story: 8.25 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.25

Incorruptible #20 – This series along with it’s sister title is about taking the villain and hero dynamic and archetypes and breaking them down.  What’s interesting with this issue is that so common villain soliloquy is used and of course things go wrong for the bad guy.  For a series that makes us rethink about the typical super hero comic, in this issue it falls upon such a common writing tool.

Story: 8.25 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.25

Kirby Genesis #2 – This series is for Kirby die-hards.  The ideas are very much him and the designs mimic his style quite well, but overall, I give it a big meh.  It’s interesting but a bit too much too quickly I think.

Story: 7.5 Art: 8.25 Overall: 7.75

The Mighty Thor #4 – Thor vs. Silver Surfer, Odin vs. Galactus, it’s big battles here.  But, when does this take place?  Pre-Fear Itself it doesn’t make sense, but post may not have a Thor around.  So confusing…. but still entertaining.

Story: 8 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8

New Mutants #28 – To me, this is the quality I expect from the series.  Faced with doubt and the after affects of everything they’ve been through an outside shrink is brought in to help them deal.  It’s a solid story, worth the read.  Here’s hoping the quality keeps up.

Story: 8.25 Art: 7.25 Overall: 8

Secret Avengers #15 – An issue that gets very meta discussing “death” in comic books.  Even though it has Fear Itself on the cover, it’s more a statement about the recent deaths of comic book characters and the reaction by the public.  A very interesting read if you take it that way.

Story: 8.75 Art: 7 Overall: 8.5

Secret Warriors #28 - Not a thing I would change, a perfect ending to the series.  There’s so much hope, so much advice, and so much left out there.  It’s a shame it couldn’t continue.  But a big thanks goes out to the team that brought twenty eight pages of awesome.  Bravo.

Story: 10 Art: 9 Overall: 9.75

Uncanny X-Force #12 – Wow, that was certainly interesting.  A hell of an issue that really dives deep into the characters and focuses on them instead of the action, and then wham, one hell of an ending.  So, so good.  The art surrounding Wolverine was a bit off and inconsistent, but otherwise, a solid issue.

Story: 8.5 Art: 8 Overall: 8.25

Venom #5 – After all of the action, all of the swinging around, this issue quiets it down and instead focuses on Flash the man.  It’s interesting that the two books in this batch by Rick Remender focused not on the action and instead focused on characters.  It’s a solid book about a man who’s haunted by the past which is guiding his present.

Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5

X-Factor #222 – The issue with Rhane’s unborn child continues.  I can’t say I’m too crazy about the plot, but it has it’s moments and a few times the art is really good.  There’s a style that sneaks through that’s solid, but overall the art is ok.

Story: 7.5 Art: 7 Overall: 7

X-Men #15 – Overall a decent story arc that introduces a pretty cool villain.  It seems a bit odd to have such a solid story before a big event, and it’s a bit choppy with Schism occurring now.  But as a whole, I’ll give it high marks.

Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5

X-Men: Legacy #252 – Legion seeks out Styx with an ending I’m not quite sure I understand, but there’s clearly more going on involving Rogue, so we’ll see where this series goes next.

Story: 7.75 Art: 8 Overall: 7.75

X-Men: Schism #2 – The major shake up to the “X” universe continues as the world reacts to terrorist acts and the X-Men must assemble to take on antiquated Sentinels.  Meanwhile the Hellfire Club continues their movies.  This is the event us X-Men fans have been waiting for.

Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5

Comic Book Weekly Reviews – 6/15/11 Part 2


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This is the second part of the weekly comic book reviews.  Some decent comics in this bunch as well as some duds.

Graveyard of Empires #1 – What starts off as one hell of a war comic turns into something totally different by the end and now I have no idea what to expect with the second issue. All I can say is wow. This is a comic that just knocks you on your ass in so many ways.

Story: 10 Art: 9.5 Overall: 9.75

Green Hornet #16 – Two vigilantes are duped in taking on the Hornet in this ok issue.  Something was off, in what usually is a fantastic series.  The art, was especially not quite up to par as usual.  Overall, probably the weakest of the series so far.

Story: 7 Art: 6.5 Overall: 6.75

Invincible Iron Man #505 – I’ve generally been down on the Fear Itself event, but this tie-in is actually pretty good.  The highlight really is Tony’s reflection on what’s going on in Paris and what it all means.  Through all of the action, there’s a lot of character development going on.

Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5

Kirby: Genesis #1 – Uh, a very interesting way to introduce everyone that probably would play better on the movie or television screen, but is a bit choppy for a comic book.  A lot of set up, with very little substance.

Story: 7.5 Art: 7.75 Overall: 7.5

Mega Man #2 – The series seems to be progressing quickly as Mega Man has to deal with three different robots and has some reservations about it.  The comic reminds me of the fantastic cartoon series that used to be on.  Hopefully, it doesn’t progress too quickly.

Story: 8 Art: 8 Overall: 8

Power Girl #25 – The second part of the “Muslim Metahuman” story arc that’s not quite as good as the first part.  There’s a lot of fighting, and a neat and tidy ending.  Generally as a two part story it’s solid, but on it’s own, this issue is pretty lackluster.

Story: 7.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 7.75

Uncanny X-Men #538 – Wow, did I dislike this Breakworld storyline.  It seemed rushed and so many other things, but the art’s decent.

Story: 6.75 Art: 8.5 Overall: 7

X-Factor #221 – What the hell is going on!?  As a single issue, it’s meh, but I’m sure as part of the greater story arc it’d make much more sense.

Story: 7 Art: 7 Overall: 7

X-Men #13 – It’s the third part of the “First to Last” storyline and there’s a lot of retconning going on as well as somethings I didn’t see coming.  Overall, the story is growing on me and I’m looking forward to see where it goes.

Story: 8.25 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.25

X-Men: Prelude to Schism #3 – A threat bears down on Utopia and Cyclops makes his decision as to whether to stay and fight or run.  The series has gotten better as it’s gone along, but I’m a bit perplexed as to how it’s leading to what it’s leading to and have no idea who or what the threat is.

Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5

Pick of the Week – Flashpoint tie-ins

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Again this week, I’d have to say, your best bet as far as quality is to pick up this week’s batch of Flashpoint tie-ins.  This week includes Flashpoint: Deadman and the Flying Graysons #1, Flashpoint: Grodd of War #1, Flashpoint: Legion of Doom #1, Flashpoint: Wonder Woman and The Furies #1.  There’s multiple books, but there’s few clunkers so far and those that were, were still entertaining.

  1. Flashpoint tie-inssee above.
  2. G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes #2 – Tied into the “Search for Cobra Commander” storyline, the search for a new leader of a terrorist organization seems like a timely plot for today’s world.
  3. Green Hornet #16 – Consistently solid and entertaining, this is one of the best action hero stories you’re probably not reading.
  4. Alpha Flight #1 – The prelude comic had a lot of promise, hopefully the series delivers.
  5. Kirby: Genesis #1 – Like above, a lot of promise, and here’s where we find out if it delivers.

Comic Book Weekly Reviews – 5/25/11

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It was a long weekend and week and I took my time with last week’s reviews.  It was a pretty thick stack of books though.  Here’s what was worth the purchase and what should have been left on the shelf.  Expect another edition this Sunday for this week’s releases.

American Vampire #15 – The battle against the new breed of vampires rages on in this excellent war meets vampire story arc.  What’s the secret of the island and why are these vampires so different?  We’re slowly learning the secrets in this excellently paced comic story.

Story: 9 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.75

Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine #6 – The story didn’t always make sense, but at the same time it was a hell of a lot of fun.  Spider-Man and Wolverine’s adventure through time is over in a rather convoluted sort of way.  It was definitely fun and an entertaining read.  Here’s hoping we get a second volume of this.

Story: 7.75 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8

Booster Gold #44 – There was a lot of buzz about this comic book that came out last week.  It was definitely entertaining and I can understand why folks enjoyed it, but generally the humor wasn’t for me.  But I see this being the sleeper of the the entire Flashpoint storyline.

Story: 7.75 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.75

Captain America #618 – The mystery of why Bucky has been sent to Russia deepens as it turns out to be a bigger conspiracy than expected.  There’s rumors swirling as to what will happen to Bucky and it’s clear Steve Rogers is returning to the red, white and blue, and this leads up to it all.  A new cap series launches soon with this one switching it’s focus.  An interesting ride so far.

Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5

Daken: Dark Wolverine #9.1 – Daken has been a character who lives in the shadow of his father Wolverine.  That’s true in the story and in the eyes of comic book fans.  This point one comic gives him a fresh start wrapping up the previous arc and charting him on his unique path.  The character has so much potential and hopefully we’re finally seeing it.  No matter what though, this is a fantastic comic.

Story: 9 Art: 9 Overall: 9

Deadpool #37 – Deadpool is on a mission to get killed and the action is over the top and missing the usual that makes Deadpool so much fun.  This series has dipped quite a bit, falling more into the slapstick end of things.  Give me the depiction in X-Force any day, it’s far superior.

Story: 6.5 Art: 7 Overall: 6.75

FF #4 – While the council still decides what to do with the Reeds, Susan, Spider-Man and Alex head to the other Atlantis.  Hickman has had a vision that’s still ongoing and I have no idea what the end game is going to be.  The series is solid, and deserves the renewed attention it’s gotten.

Story: 8.25 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.25

G.I. Joe: Cobra #1 – Another G.I. Joe comic debuts and like the previous two, it ties into the search for a new Cobra Commander, this time from Cobra’s perspective.  Like the previous two, the first issue is beyond solid and makes me wish I had been following all the lead up.

Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5

Green Lantern #66 – It’s part seven of the War of the Green Lanterns and Jordan and Gardner are having some issues as the corrupted guardians run amok.

Story: 7.75 Art: 8.25 Overall: 7.75

Green Lantern Corps. #60 – I’ve been waiting for that holy shit moment and it’s the eighth part of the War of the Green Lanterns that delivers it.  Rayner and Stewart are on a mission to stop Mogo and what’s done to achieve that is shocking.

Story: 8.25 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.25

Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #10 – The battle and War of the Green Lanterns continues.  With the impending shift at DC, it’ll be interesting to see how much of this remains vital, what’s used and what’s disregarded.

Story: 8 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8

Hellraiser #2 – Unless you’re familiar with the Hellraiser series, it’s hard to care about or figure out what’s going on.  I’m not familiar with the characters and the story is ok, but not enough to make me want to continue as a new reader.  Please, please, please explain more in upcoming issues.

Story: 6.75 Art: 7.25 Overall: 6.75

Incorruptible #18 – Max continues his road to redemption and attempts to recruit a politician to help, but as you’d expect things aren’t exactly as they seem.  Meanwhile others conspire to gain control of the damaged city as it attempts to rebuild.  The ending is a bit predictable, but it still doesn’t hurt the issue overall.  Mark Waid has done amazing things with this series and it’s sister comic Incorruptible.

Story: 7.75 Art: 7.75 Overall: 7.75

Iron Man 2.0 #5 – A Fear Itself tie-in that is all set up and little substance.  Sadly, I have a feeling this side step and distraction of an event is going to kill the great momentum the series had.  The story is blah and art so-so.

Story: 6.5 Art: 6.75 Overall: 6.5

Kirby: Genesis #0 – I liked the beginning of the issue and overall this is a tribute to Jack Kirby’s genius.  It’s familiar and riffs off of all the work he’s known for and some that didn’t see the light of day.  It’s impressive his style can be copied and the issue feels like Kirby did it himself.  Overall though, the issue is for those who appreciate the legend.

Story: 8.25 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.25

The Mighty Thor #2 – A certain cosmic being is headed towards Asgard and Thor versus him should be pretty damn interesting.  The issue is all lead up and setting up what’s to come, but it’s pretty decent.

Story: 8.25 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.25

Namor: The First Mutant #10 – The series still is struggling to find it’s foot hold.  Instead of just focusing on Namor’s rule and separatists/terrorists, we get distractions of time travel and other crap.  Keep it simple and the series would be excellent.

Story: 6.5 Art: 7.25 Overall: 6.75

Onslaught Unleashed #4 – An interesting ending and I’m not quite sure what to think.  Mostly because I’m not sure exactly what it means.  The art continues it’s interesting style as the battle against Onslaught concludes.  I can’t imagine this is the end, and hopefully someone picks up the story from here.

Story: 8 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8

Planet of the Apes #2 – Much like Hellraiser the series is written for those familiar with the material, but broken down, the story is really a search for an assassin, not much more.  Sadly, overall the issue isn’t as inviting to new readers not familiar with the material as you’d hope it’d be.

Story: 7 Art: 7 Overall: 7

Power Man and Iron Fist #5 – Wait, what!?  What started as a great C-list exploitation comic turned into a nonsensical story.  Seriously, what the hell did I read?

Story: 5.5 Art: 7 Overall: 5.75

Secret Avengers #13 – A Fear Itself tie-in that tries to tell a decent story focused on a member of Congress, but overall the story makes no sense and falls so short.  There’s some interesting moments, but as a whole, wtf?!  It was kind of cool to see a comic artist’s take on where I live though.

Story: 6 Art: 7 Overall: 6

Secret Warriors #27 – Hickman brings in back to the politics and shows us again how much of a badass Nick Fury is.  Such a good comic, it’s sad to see there’s only one issue left.  Here’s hoping we’ll get more of this in the future.

Story: 9 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.75

Uncanny X-Men #537 – The Breakworld story continues and I roll my eyes.  I’m just not into this story at all.  It’s not bad, but as I haven’t read the lead up, I just don’t care.

Story: 7 Art: 8.25 Overall: 7.25

Venom #3 – The fight continues as Venom’s adventure in the Savage Land continues.  The series is a pleasant surprise, but there’s somethings in this issue I wish was kept for a later date.  Still, it’s very entertaining.

Story: 8 Art: 8 Overall: 8

The Walking Dead #85 – So where can writer Robert Kirkman take this series that he hasn’t so far?  We get a look at the long term and begin to ponder what a new civilization would be like.  As usual, the comic is more about the emotional impact and human interactions than the zombies.

Story: 9 Art: 8.5 Overall: 9

Wolverine #9 – The silliness of this issue just gets out of hand.  Guns that can shoot through the planet?  A gun fight for what seems to be no reason whatsoever?  Wow has this series just crapped out.

Story: 6.5 Art: 7.5 Overall: 6.75

X-Men: Legacy #249 – It’s impressive how much a series can bounce back with one issue.  This is the prelude to the new team the series will focus on and it looks like it’s going to be really interesting.

Story: 8.75 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.5

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The weekend is almost here, and even better it’s a long weekend.  As usual there’s a long list of reviews for this week’s comics as well as other news you might have missed while you saw The Hangover 2.

Around the Blogs:

MTV Geek – Space Invaders Chair Looks Like A Geek Throne – I want. I want. I want.

The Mary Sue – Disney Will Not Trademark “SEAL Team 6″ – Reason wins for once.

Comics Alliance – 8 of the Best Noir Comics: Crime Does Pay – I love me a good noir comic.

The Mary Sue – There Are Fully Eight Directors in the Running for The Wolverine – I could pull this off…

Around the Tubes Reviews:

IGN – Action Comics #901

IGN – Amazing Spider-Man #662

IGN – American Vampire #15

IGN – Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine #6

IGN – Captain America #618

IGN – Detective Comics #877

IGN – Ducktales #1

Comic Book Resources – FF #4

IGN – FF #4

IGN – G.I. Joe: Cobra #1

IGN – Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters #3

IGN – Green Lantern #66

IGN – Green Lantern Corps. #60

IGN – Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #10

IGN – Hack/Slash #4

IGN – The Incredible Hulks #629

IGN – InFamous #6

IGN – Iron Man 2.0 #5

IGN – Kirby: Genesis #0

The Herts Advertiser 24 – Marvel Platinum: The Definite Thor

IGN – The Mighty Thor #2

IGN – Planet of the Apes #2

IGN – Secret Avengers #13

IGN – Secret Warriors #27

IGN – Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Lost Command #5

IGN – Strange Adventures #1

IGN – The Tattered Man

IGN – Uncanny X-Men #537

IGN – Venom #3

IGN – The Walking Dead #85

IGN – Wolverine #9

IGN – X-Men: Legacy #249

Comicvine – Comic Book Reviews For The Week of 5/25/11

IGN – Comic Book Reviews for 5/15/11

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Another day and a lot of news is out there.  Find out all the news other sites covered.

Around the Blogs:

Egyptian Uprising – Egypt’s banned graphic novel to be published in EnglishLook forward to reading this one.

Bleeding Cool – DC Expands Co-Op Advertising Scheme To Facebook And Will Pay Stores For “Featured” TitlesWhere’s my money!?

Bleeding Cool – DC Nation Moves To TelevisionThis one I look forward to, but it’s all in the execution.

The Beat – What does Avatar’s partnership with Boom! mean?I’m biting my tongue to prevent the joke I want to say.

Comics Alliance – Marvel’s Digital Comics Unlimited to Stream Free at Starbucks StoresNext thing you know hipsters will be reading comics and wearing t-shirts with comics… oh wait…

ICv2 – Kurt Busiek on ‘Kirby: Genesis’Nice interview, worth checking out.

The Beat – Best press release of the day: Wizard does somethingI’ll have to re-read this press release.

C2e2 Coverage:

Platform Nation – News From C2E2 Part 1

Bleeding Cool – A Comic Shop – Back From C2E2 And Loving It!

CBLDF – CBLDF Sweeps Through the Windy City During C2E2

Around the Tubes Reviews:

Bleeding Cool – FF#1 and The Dark Knight #2

The Hub – Foiled

Comic Book Resources – Local

Bleeding Cool – Neonomicon #4 and Hellraiser Prelude And #1

Daily Titan – Watchmen

GeekWeek – Xombi #1

Complex – The Best Comic Books This Week: Green Lantern, Thor, Captain America and More!

Revolver – Anthrax Guitarist Scott Ian Shares Five Of His Favorite Comic Books

Kotaku – Week in Comics

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