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A long weekend is almost here, yay! Here’s some news to waste the day away.

Around the Blogs:

ComicsAlliance – Amazon Ceases ‘Marvel Cinematic Universe’ Blu-Ray Set Pre-OrdersThat sucks.

ArtsBeat – Taymor, ‘Spider-Man’ Producers Reach Undisclosed Settlement on Dueling Lawsuits -And now the world can move on.


Around the Tubes Reviews:

IGN – Detective Comics Annual #1

ComicsGirl – Drama

CBR – Green Lantern Annual #1

IGN – Green Lantern Annual #1

CBR – Locke & Key: Grindhouse #1

IGN – Uncanny X-Force #30

IDW Publishing Previews – 8/29/12

Deadworld: War of the Dead #5 (of 5)

Gary Reed (w) • Sami Makkonen (a & c)

King Zombie makes his ultimate gambit as he decides that what every great King needs… is a great queen, in the form of Donna. Dan, stunned by the humans’ passive acceptance of their fate, knows that to defeat an army, you must cut off its head. In a world of death, even characters that have been around since the very first issue of Deadworld will not survive this catastrophic conclusion.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. Joe: Field Manual

Jim Sorenson & Bill Forster  (w) • Various (a) • Bill Forster (c)

Relive your favorite memories of the classic G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero cartoon with the G.I. Joe Field Manual, Volume One—an amazing archive of beautiful animation models. From Roadblock to Zartan, from the Skystriker to the H.I.S.S. Tank, from the Weather Dominator to the U.S.S. Flagg, all of your favorite characters, vehicles, and world conquering devices are present in this amazing volume. Thrill to never-before-published production artwork and behind-the-scenes designs that made the classic 80’s Joe cartoon so memorable.

TPB • BW • $19.99 • 208 pages • 8.5” x 11” • ISBN 978-1-61377-350-5

Godzilla #4

Duane Swierczynski (w) • Simon Gane (a) • Zach Howard, Matt Frank (c)

Unable to take down Titanosaurus on their own, Boxer and the Monster Kill Crew decide to fight monster with monster! After luring Rodan to the battlefield, the Crew is hoping for a two-for-one score. But in a world of kaiju, things seldom go as planned! Plus, the Crew starts to ask the big question: Why are the monsters reappearing now? They might not like the answer!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Locke & Key: Grindhouse

Joe Hill (w) • Gabriel Rodriguez (a & c)

THIS is the blood-splashed, bare-knuckled Locke & Key standalone story you’ve been waiting for! In the glare of a Depression-era summer, three Canuck gangsters pull the heist of their dreams and take off for the perfect hiding spot… an isolated mansion on the tip of Lovecraft Island known locally as Keyhouse. Locke & Key: Grindhouse includes an expanded “Guide to Keyhouse,” revealing every dark corner and secret room in America’s most frightening mansion!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Popeye #4

Roger Langridge (w) • Bruce Ozella & John Byrne (a & c)

It’s the boxing match to end all boxing matches as The Phantom Crusher hits town… and he’s after J. Wellington Wimpy! But when the Crusher is caught cheating, it’s up to Wimpy’s trainer, Popeye, to teach him a lesson he’ll never forget!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Smoke and Mirrors #5 (of 5)

Mike Costa & Jon Armstrong (w) Ryan Browne (a & c)

This is it—the issue you’ve been waiting for! Stage magician Terry Ward is going to need every trick, every sleight-of-hand, every illusion he knows if he’s going to overcome the conjuring powers of a world where spells are real and magic–not technology–rules. Everything comes down to this climactic confrontation!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #16

Chuck Dixon (w) • Robert Atkins (a) • Andrea Di Vito (c)

SERPENT’S SHADOW concludes here in the lair of the COBRA Commander! Snake Eyes, Storm shadow and the murderous Rika must free themselves from a trap set by the Commander in the only way they know how—KILL their way out! Will Snake Eyes show his hand and reveal his betrayal of the Arashikage or play this round out to the end?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Trek TNG/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 #4 (of 8)

Scott & David Tipton with Tony Lee (w) • J.K. Woodward (a) • Woodward, Francesco Francavilla (c)

The biggest science-fiction crossover of all time continues, in STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION/DOCTOR WHO: ASSIMILATION2! As the CyberBorg continue to carve a swath of destruction across the galaxy, the Federation is met with the possibility of assistance, but from an unthinkable source!  Will Captain Picard and the Doctor agree to an alliance that could be worse than the enemy they face?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Microseries #7: April

Barbara Randall Kesel (w) • Marley Zarcone (a) • David Petersen, Zarcone (c)

April O’Neil’s life has been turned upside down in the aftermath of meeting the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Rather than running from the choas, April decides to meet it head-on. Determined to make a difference, April starts to investigate suspicious circumstances at Stockgen Labs. What she finds will have serious repercussions for herself… and the Turtles!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classics, Vol. 2

Mark Martin (w & a) • Michael Dooney (c)

The original stories from the Mirage Studios era come roaring back to shelves—in all-new, full color trade paperbacks! Volume 2 contains Mirage Studios issues #16 and #22–23. And long-time TMNT artist Michael Dooney provides another all-new cover.

TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN 978-1-61377-357-4

Trio #4

John Byrne (w & a & c)

An ancient evil is born into a world that has never seen its like before. Can even our brave and resourceful Trio stand against the menace that is… GOLGOTHA? You know how to find out!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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.