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Preview: Higher Earth #9

 HIGHER EARTH #9

Written by Sam Humphries
Drawn by Francesco Biagini
SC, 32pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
COVER A: FRAZER IRVING
COVER B: PHIL NOTO
Diamond Code: NOV12 1001

THIS IS IT, THE FINAL ISSUE! For the first time in her life, Heidi is absolutely certain of what she must do next…and Rex is forced to face the consequences of the events he has set in motion, as the final push against HIGHER EARTH comes to its epic conclusion!

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Preview: Higher Earth #8

HIGHER EARTH #8

Written by Sam Humphries
Drawn by Francesco Biagini
SC, 32pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
COVER A: FRAZER IRVING
COVER B: PHIL NOTO
Diamond Code: OCT12 0908

The truth of Higher Earth is out and now Heidi must find a way to make things right. With nowhere else to turn, Heidi must ally herself with the last person she ever suspected. But can they be trusted, or has Heidi lost sight of the truth? Find out in the penultimate issue of HIGHER EARTH!

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BOOM! Studios Hosts the “12 Days Of BOOM!” Sales Event

BOOM! Studios is getting into the holiday spirit by showing our fans how much they mean to us with the “12 DAYS OF BOOM!” sales event at boom-studios.com!

Each day a different set of innovative BOOM! books will be available at enticing sales prices. A new set every day for 12 days leading up to the holiday season! Once the 24 hour period is over, the sets will still be available, but at their normal price. As the days get larger, the savings gets bigger!

Starting today, December 6th, the “12 DAYS OF BOOM!” sales event kicks off with a great deal on GRACE RANDOLPH’S SUPURBIA Volume 1 trade paperback plus GRACE RANDOLPH’S SUPUBRIA (ONGOING) #1 and #2. Regularly priced at $23, the soapy superhero saga is on sale for just $19.50 a savings of 15%. The event continues on Friday, December 7th, with a bundle on STEED AND MRS PEEL ONGOING #0-#3 by Mark Waid (IRREDEEMABLE). On sale for $13 and regularly $16, fans of the original Avengers will save 20%. On Saturday, December 8th, the 3rd day brings savings on the Eisner Award Winning SNARKED Volumes 1 & 2 trade paperbacks by Roger Langridge (POPEYE). Normally carrying a price of $30, these two collections are on sale for $24 with a 20% discount has been applied. This weekend rounds out on Sunday with fantastic discounts on VALEN THE OUTCAST #1- #4. On sale for $10 (regularly $13), this pack introducing BOOM!’s undead fantasy is discounted 25% off the cover price.

Next week the savings continue with EXTERMINATION #1-#4 on Monday, December 10th. The pack normally retails for $13, but at $10 fans get a 25% discount. Rising star Sam Humphries (UNCANNY X-FORCE) brings you parallel earth sci-fi action in HIGHER EARTH #1- #5 on Tuesday, December 11th. Regularly priced at $17, the pack is a great introduction at $12 (or 30% off the cover price). Wednesday, December 12th is our 7th day of savings and brings on the living dead in FANBOYS VS ZOMBIES #5-#8, also written by Sam Humphries. On sale for $11 (regularly $16) means fans will get a 30% discount. If the zombie apocalypse isn’t your cup of tea, dive into a classic franchise on Thursday, December 13th, with PLANET OF THE APES: CATACLYSM #1-#4. Normally retailing for $16, fans will only pay $11 per pack resulting in a 30% discount.

Next weekend, we’re in the final stretch with the 9th day of the “12 DAYS OF BOOM!” sales event. Friday, December 14th, brings back the all-ages friendly fare with ICE AGE: ICED IN, ICE AGE: PLAYING FAVORITES, and ICE AGE: WHERE THERE’S THUNDER. The 8”x8” stand alone stories are on sale for $8, with a 33% discount applied to the normal $12 cover price. The savings get deeper on Saturday, December 15th, with the return of VALEN THE OUTCAST featuring a pack of issues #5-#8. On sale for $10 and regularly $16, a 38% discount has been applied.

The sale get truly spectacular on Sunday, December 16th, with a spotlight on hit sci-fi writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY). The discount on HYPERNATURALS Free Comic Book Day issue plus issues #1-#5 is 50% off! The cosmic superheroes are sale for $10 and regularly $20. Finally, Monday, December 17th, the 12th and final day we’re pleased to reveal our biggest savings on the BOOM! #1 Originals pack consisting of FANBOYS VS ZOMBIES #1, EXTERMINATION #1, HIGHER EARTH #1, HYPERNATURALS #1, FREELANCERS #1 and GRACE RANDOLPH’S SUPURBIA (ONGOING) #1. At full price these first issues would cost $12, but with a 58% discount applied, they can be yours for only $5.

Head over to BOOM-studios.com or Kaboom-studios.com to get your holiday shopping started!

Preview – Higher Earth #6

HIGHER EARTH #6

Written by Sam Humphries
Drawn by Francesco Biagini
SC, 32pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
COVER A: FRAZER IRVING
COVER B: PHIL NOTO
Diamond Code: AUG120929

With no one to trust, not even each other, Rex and Heidi must find a way to work together as the agents of Higher Earth come ever closer… Rex’s master plan begins to unfold as he and Heidi continue their arduous journey through a hundred different Earths

BOOM! Studios in January 2013


DEATHMATCH #2 (A)
DEATHMATCH #2 (B)
DEATHMATCH #2 (C)
Written by Paul Jenkins
Drawn by Carlos Magno
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
 

The battle royale continues as the world’s greatest superheroes are forced to fight each other to the death in a mysterious, otherworldly prison. Who will be crowned the victor in this month’s grudge match? More importantly, who will be the loser? And will the cabal of Sable, Meridian, Sol Invictus, and the Manchurian be able to decipher the mysteries of the prison before one of them is selected to enter the arena? Written by industry legend Paul Jenkins (SENTRY, INHUMANS) and drawn by comics superstar Carlos Magno (PLANET OF THE APES, TRANSFORMERS), DEATHMATCH is a dark, psychological deconstruction of the superhero genre that can’t be missed.


 

EXTERMINATION #8 (A)
EXTERMINATION #8 (B)
Written by Simon Spurrier 
Drawn by V Ken Marion 
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99

FINAL ISSUE! It all ends here – in the heart of the Abattoir, Nox and Red Reaper attempt to unleash Absolute on the world. Will their final gamble succeed in ridding our dimension of the EDDA infiltration? Will they both survive the encounter? And what will become of the post-post-apocalypse? The superhero epic comes to its conclusion, straight from the minds of Simon Spurrier and artist V Ken Marion! 


 

EXTERMINATION VOL. 1

Written by Simon Spurrior
Drawn by Jeffrey Edwards and V Ken Marion
SC, 128 pgs, FC, SRP: $14.99
 

WE LOST. THEY WON.
In the wake of an apocalyptic alien invasion, the world’s greatest super-heroes and deadliest super-villains must form an alliance to prevent their own extermination. Two archenemies — Nox, a driven hero, and the Red Reaper, a ruthless villain — form a volatile partnership for the greater good. The enemy of your enemy is your friend…but will they be able to ultimately put aside their bitter past to prevent global genocide? What happens when all the battle lines are redrawn and foes become unlikely allies in a desperate war for the fate of the very planet, and the outcome of a species?Written by Simon Spurrier (X-Men: Legacy, X-Club), EXTERMINATION is a super-hero survival story by an author that boldly explores the dark crevices of an entire genre! 

FANBOYS VS. ZOMBIES #10 (A)
FANBOYS VS. ZOMBIES #10 (B)
Written by Sam Humphries & Shane Houghton
Drawn by Jerry Gaylord
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99

 

Hey… you remember Rob and Burger? Two of the founding members of the Wrecking Crew, one of them had a thing with Jenna and the other was a bit loose in the cage with a penchant for going hyphy? Whatever happened to those dudes? FIND OUT HERE, in the very first FvZ flashback issue! 

 

FREELANCERS #4 (A)
FREELANCERS #4 (B)
Written by Ian Brill
Drawn by Joshua Covey
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99

The wild and crazy first arc of the breakout hit series comes to its thrilling conclusion! Val and Cass’ hunt for their missing man (and the rest of their payday) has led them back to the Kung Fu Orphange where they built their bonds and learned how to break bones. Now, they will learn secrets about the dojo that should have stayed buried… Oh, and that missing man? He’s back & ready to kick their butts. Another round of fire from Ian Brill & Joshua Covey! 


HIGHER EARTH #9 (A)
 HIGHER EARTH #9 (B)
Written by Sam Humphries
Drawn by Francesco Biagini
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99

THIS IS IT, THE FINAL ISSUE! For the first time in her life, Heidi is absolutely certain of what she must do next…and Rex is forced to face the consequences of the events he has set in motion, as the final push against HIGHER EARTH comes to its epic conclusion! 

HELLRAISER: THE ROAD BELOW  #4 (A)
HELLRAISER: THE ROAD BELOW #4 (B)
Written by Brandon Seifert
Drawn by Haemi Jang
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
 

FINAL ISSUE! DON’T MISS THE HORRIFYING CONCLUSION! Ruling Hell isn’t as easy as it looks… Kirsty Cotton has been thrown into the middle of a decades-long family feud, and her choices will end it once and for all. The bloody finale to Kirsty Cotton’s “Year One” story! 


THE HYPERNATURALS #7 (A)
THE HYPERNATURALS #7 (B)
Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning
Drawn by Tom Derenick and Andres Guinaldo
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99

With their greatest enemy on the loose, the Hypernaturals are left with little choice but to pursue the only avenue of inquiry they have left, one that might save the Quantinuum, or plunge the universe into a greater, more terrifying darkness… 


PLANET OF THE APES: CATACLYSM #5 (A)
PLANET OF THE APES: CATACLYSM #5 (B)

Written by Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman
Drawn by Damian Couceiro
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99


BRAND NEW ARC! PERFECT JUMPING-ON POINT FOR NEW READERS! After the destruction of Ape City, Doctor Zaius, his family, Cornelius and Marcus are faced with the difficult and often treacherous task of rebuilding…but what terror lies beneath the ruins? Find out what the Ape City cataclysm has awoken… 


PLANET OF THE APES VOL 4
Written by Daryl Gregory 
Drawn by Carlos Magno
SC, 144 pgs, FC, SRP: $19.99

 

THE PLANET OF THE APES SAGA CONTINUES! Don’t miss the fourth volume of the sci-fi masterpiece that pits man versus ape in the continuity of the landmark original feature film. The world has changed — humans seemingly have learned their place, and the utopia that Voice Alaya sought for her people has seemingly arrived at last. Writer Daryl Gregory and artist Carlos Magno continue their critically acclaimed run on PLANET OF THE APES!

STEED AND MRS. PEEL #5 (A)
STEED AND MRS. PEEL #5 (B)

Written by Caleb Monroe
Drawn by Will Sliney
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99

Mods…IN SPACE….

It’s well established that our spies are the swingingest secret agents in all the land, but what about in the galaxy? Emma Peel and John Steed enter the Space Race, thanks to the rocket-fueled talents of Caleb Monroe and Will Sliney!


 


GRACE RANDOLPH’S SUPURBIA ONGOING #3 (A)
GRACE RANDOLPH’S SUPURBIA ONGOING #3 (B)
Written by Grace Randolph
Drawn by Russell Dauterman

SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
THE FAN-FAVORITE SERIES CONTINUES! After last month’s shocking events, Hella struggles to keep her carefully constructed suburban world from crumbling around her… While Jeremy and Eli attempt to escape the jungles of Mongolia, with the Daughters of Bright Moon hot on their tail, the Jenkins marriage hits a snag as Tia wishes to rejoin the “workforce…” Zari and Sara’s play-date is crashed by an uninvited visitor, and Gio makes an announcement that shocks the world, but none more so than Paul… All that, AND a cliffhanger that will have everyone talking. Don’t miss it! 

 


ADVENTURE TIME: FIONNA AND CAKE #1 (A)
ADVENTURE TIME: FIONNA AND CAKE #1 (B)
ADVENTURE TIME: FIONNA AND CAKE #1 (C)
Written & Drawn by Natasha Allegri
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99

FAN-FAVORITE ADVENTURE TIME SENSATIONS FIONNA & CAKE ARRIVE TO THE HIT ADVENTURE TIME COMIC!
Join Cake the Cat and Fionna the Human in this totally algebraic new adventure, written and drawn by Fionna & Cake creator and ADVENTURE TIME storyboard artist Natasha Allegri! When Fionna rescues a feral flame boy from a pack of wild fire lions, it starts her on a quest she’ll never forget… Don’t miss out on this sure-to-be INSANELY popular new ADVENTURE TIME mini-series! 


ADVENTURE TIME #12 (A)
ADVENTURE TIME #12 (B)
Written by Ryan North
Drawn by Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99

THE HOTTEST ALL-AGES COMIC CELEBRATES ITS ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY! BMO’s sick, but it’s not just any virus…it’s a magical virus! And now, Finn and Jake have to seek out a sorta-no-good-very-bad wizard to set things right! Don’t miss the latest issue of what critics called “the best series of 2012!” 


BRAVEST WARRIORS #4 (A)
BRAVEST WARRIORS #4 (B)
Written by Joey Comeau
Drawn by Mike Holmes
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99

THE NEW SERIES FROM THE CREATOR OF ADVENTURE TIME IS NOW ONGOING! DON’T MISS THE BODACIOUS CONCLUSION TO THE DEBUT ARC!
The Bravest Warriors have to band together to defeat the most nefarious villain of all…Sadness, bro! But Sadness isn’t going down without a weepy fight! The totally awesome comic adaptation of the new show from ADVENTURE TIME creator Pendelton Ward! 


GARFIELD #9 (A)
GARFIELD #9 (B)
Written by Mark Evanier
Drawn by Gary Barker, Dan Davis, Mike DeCarlo
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99

What’s Garfield’s New Year’s Resolution? More lasagna, more pizza, and never ever to wake up on a Monday! Our amazing team returns in 2013 to bring you two more ALL-NEW Garfield stories, and this time they brought along a friend: the legendary artist Al Jaffee, who draws this month’s variant cover! Make sure to reserve your copy today! 


PEANUTS #5 (A)
PEANUTS #5 (B)
Written by: Charles M. Schulz,Vicki Scott
Drawn by Charles M. Schulz, Vicki Scott
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99

NOW AN ONGOING SERIES! Peanuts is back for the new year with Snoopy’s most beloved personality taking center stage…The Flying Ace! Will his Sopwith Camel hold up against the Red Baron long enough for Snoopy to make it back to the café for a cold, tall root beer? Charles Schulz’s beloved creations keep going strong with all-new stories mixed in with Schulz original Sunday strips. 


 
 SNARKED VOL. 3
Written & Drawn by Roger Langridge

SC, 112 pgs, FC, SRP: $14.99

Eisner Award-winning creator Roger Langridge (THE MUPPET SHOW, THOR: THE MIGHTY AVENGER) returns as his critically acclaimed series SNARKED comes to its thrilling conclusion! After a perilous high seas journey, our heroes have finally reached their destination: Snark Island. But what dangers will they encounter on their search for the missing Red King? Will Scarlett be able to save the kingdom from the clutches of the dastardly royal advisors? And what will become of the Walrus and the Carpenter?

Around the Tubes

The weekend is almost here, and maybe I can finally shake whatever it is I picked up at New York Comic Con.

Around the Blogs

Bleeding Cool – Boom Cancels Sam Humphries’ Higher EarthSucks, it’s a good series.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Talking Comics – Batwoman #13

ICv2 – The Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song HC

CBR – Hawkeye #3

Comicvine – Storm Dogs #1

Talking Comics – Uncanny X-Men #20

Paste Magazine – Comic Book & Graphic Novel Round Up 10/17/12

Pick of the Week – Idolized #2

Idolized is one of those series that will fall under the radar for far too many people. The series takes the American Idol formula and spins it to the super hero set with the winner getting a spot on “the” super hero team. The series follows a young girl with a secret that drives her motive in getting onto the show and winning it. The art is solid and story fantastic so far. What it really has going for it is an engaging story that has me entertained and hooked. When I went into issue #0, I thought it’d be like that other series with a similar premise, but instead, it cuts to the formula that works so well on reality television shows, driving the narrative of the show by focusing on an interesting character. It works on tv and it works for the comic so well, really breaking down what’s driven reality tv for so many years. Where the series goes and how well it can keep it up remains to be seen, but as far as books to read this week, Idolized #2 by Aspen Comics is the top of my list.

  • Idolized #2see above
  • Ultimate Comics Ultimates #16 – Marvel is hyping this issue which comes out one week after issue #15. Captain America/Steve Rogers is now President in a fractured United States. It should be interesting to see where this goes, but there’s so much potential.
  • Rachel Rising #11 – Terry Moore’s horror series has been amazing and should be on everyone’s list to read.
  • Higher Earth #5 – The plot and twists are predictable, but boy is it fun. The series revolves around a revolution in a world of infinite Earths. The fun is seeing what the creators come up with next.
  • Steed & Mrs. Peel #1 – Mark Waid is on a role, so it’ll be interesting to see what he does with these classic characters.

Preview – Higher Earth #5

HIGHER EARTH #5

Written by Sam Humphries
Drawn by Francesco Biagini
SC, 32pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
COVER A: FRAZER IRVING
COVER B: PHIL NOTO
Diamond Code: JUL120888

BRAND-NEW ARC! GREAT JUMPING-ON POINT FOR NEW READERS! Find out more about the Higher Earth empire and its deadly assassins as Sam Humphries dives deep into the infinite mythos that has everyone talking. A can’t-miss issue for fans and a perfect place for new readers to get started!

Pick of the Week – Scam #1

Comixtribe‘s growth as a publisher is a textbook case of how to beat the streets and build grassroots support from the start. The publisher, who was focused on micro-distribution, is going to the masses with their first mass market release of Scam #1. I read the comic a while ago and it’s entertaining, featuring an X-Men meets Ocean’s 11 vibe the series first issue had more than enough for me to want to come back for more. The art is decent, story entertaining and it’s from an independent publisher that’s worth supporting so we can see more of the the solid series’ they have hit the mass market.

  • Scam #1 – see above
  • Higher Earth #4 – BOOM!’s series that sees two individuals on the run in a world of infinite Earth’s is exciting and has exactly what I want in a sci-fi series. The last issue had an ending that I expected, but at the same time still had me wanting more.
  • American Vampire #30 – Scott Snyder’s new take on the vampire mythos has been amazing and a series everyone should be checking out. Each issue has a feel that fits the time blending in real Americana with the supernatural seamlessly.
  • Locke & Key: Grindhouse – It’s Locke & Key, do I need to say more?
  • Ultimate Comics X-Men #15 – Marvel’s Ultimate universe has been putting it all out there, to the point you have no idea what’s coming. All hell has broken loose at this point and there’s some big changes coming.
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