Jan 222016

Cry HavocCry Havoc #1

-A war comic unlike any you’ve read before!

-Modern warfare blends with folklore in Cry Havoc, as a female soldier embarks on a mission overseas.  Oh, and did I mention she’s a lesbian werewolf?

-Cult favorite British writer, Si Spurrier (X-Club, Doctor Who 11th Doctor, X-Force, X-Men Legacy) brings his surreal vision to this new Image Comics series.

-Indy artist darling, Ryan Kelly (Survivor’s Club, Northlanders, Letter 44) handles art duties on the series.

Faith #1 (of 4)Faith #1

-As with all of Valiant‘s miniseries, Faith #1 acts as a perfect opportunity for new readers to dive into the universe.

-Spinning out of Harbinger, everywoman superhero Faith Herbert has struck out on her own.  After discovering an alien conspiracy, will she wish she hadn’t?

-Up-and-coming writer, Jody Houser, joins the Valiant stable with this miniseries after handling writing duties on Orphan Black, The Calvary Shield one-shot, and stories in Womanthology.

-Two veteran DC artists, Francis Portela (Green Lantern) and Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells), combine powers to provide Faith with gorgeous interiors.

Suicide Squad Most Wanted Deadshot KatanaSuicide Squad Most Wanted: Deadshot and Katana #1 (of 6)

-You’ve seen the awesome, new trailer for the Suicide Squad movie, now find out about the characters starring in the film!

-Get two stories for the price of one in this oversized issue!

-Each issue of the Most Wanted miniseries will have a one story about Deadshot and one about Katana, each by a different creative team.

-In Deadshot‘s story, he’s assigned to assassinate Lex Luthor.  In Katana‘s, she has to delve into the history of her sword, Soultaker, before it overtakes her mind.

Old Man Logan #1Old Man Logan

-Spins out of the Secret Wars Old Man Logan miniseries!

-Brian Michael Bendis has passed writing duties on to Jeff Lemire (Green Arrow, Extraordinary X-Men, All New Hawkeye, Animal Man).

-While Bendis is gone, Andrea Sorrentino has stuck around after his run on the Secret Wars miniseries.

-In Old Man Logan’s future, he’s killed nearly all the other superheroes and had his wife murdered by The Hulk.  Now stuck on the Marvel Prime Earth, Logan is on a mission to wipe out the possibility of that future ever occurring, which means killing some heroes.

Jan 212011

Anybody hear something about someone dieing this week?  Hmm, was it Spider-Man?  No, that’s later this year.  Iron Man maybe?  No, that was kinda, sorta last week (his future self if anyone’s wondering).

I don’t know, something to do with “Clobberin’ time”….Oh, wait, Howard the Duck!

Just kidding.  Yes, one of the Fantastic Four (or if some rumors are true, three of them) will be biting the big one this week.  Which one will it be?  You’ll have to pick up the issue and find out.  If you want a better chance at nabbing FF #587, then I recommend stopping by Tuesday night because this special issue will actually be on sale one day early!

Once again this week brings a restock on some of the key Eaglemoss lead statues.  The majority this week are from the Marvel selection.  They include (drum roll, please) the Scarlet Spider (actually a new fig), Wolverine, Gambit, Venom, and the Hulk.  Also, we’ll be getting in another Wildcat figurine from the DC side of things since we sold out of all the ones we got last Wednesday.  What can we say, boxing geriatric superheroes are all the rage.

Little bit of a different book up next.  We talk a lot about superhero stuff on here and a good portion of our customers love the cape and cowl books, but every once and awhile it’s nice to try something a bit different.  New York Five is a perfect chance to do just that.  Written by Brian Wood (DMZ, Local, Northlanders) and drawn by Ryan Kelly (Local, Lucifer), this book is a romantic drama about a group of girls living, dating, and mating in New York.  It is a sequel to New York Four, which was written and drawn by the same team, but, don’t fret, it can be read as a stand alone.  If you’re into books like Strangers in Paradise, Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane, or Wood’s previous coming-of-age epic Local, its fair to say this and its predecessor will be in good company with those books.

If you’ve been reading any Marvel books during the past couple of months you’ve probably noticed all the promos for Age of X.  You can check it out in detail below.  What we know about the book is that it is set in an alternate future where mutantkind is nearly extinct and the handful of remaining mutants have to band together to fight off the hordes that want them dead.  Relationships are different than in current continuity.  Who’s living is different.  If you’ve ever read Age of Apocalypse, Marvel is certainly not hiding the fact that this will be similar.  Frankly, I’m just a fan of future stories; I always love the twists and turns as well as seeing characters in completely different situations from what they’re normally in.  If any of that sounds interesting to you, then I’d recommend you try this bad boy out.