Comic Book Geek Weekly Update

by alphamonkey on December 20, 2006 · 0 comments

in Comics!

It’s Wednesday so it must be time to take a gander at the new stack of comic book titles hitting the shelves today.  So get your comic book geek on, and let’s take a look, shall we?

This week’s fun includes Batman Legends of the Dark Knight, Conan, Hellblazer, Iron Man/Captain America: Casualties of War, New Avengers: Illuminati, Red Menace, Secret Six, and more graphic novels than you could shake a stick at including Alan Moore’s Albion, Avengers Disassembled, Justice League of America Hereby Elects.., and the Wolverine by Claremont & Miller Premiere edition .  Okay, you probably could shake a stick at all of ‘em, but why bother?

So true believers, sit back and relax as we take a look at the comics hitting your local newsstands, bookstores, and comic shops this week, ‘Buddha style.  (Those cornball jokes were thrown in for free)

52 #33 – The weekly year long story of a DC Universe without Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman continues here with a Christmas adventure with Batwoman and the origin of Two-Face. [$2.50]

Batman Legends of the Dark Knight #213 – A new collector with a super-hero fetish sets his sights on something belonging to the caped crusader.  (Think it’s the Bat-cuffs?  Kinky). [$2.99]

Birds of Prey #101 – The US Government wants to shut down Oracle for good as one of the new birds becomes the focus of a government sting operation. [$2.99]

Secret Six #6 (of 6) – The mini-series concludes as the group takes on Vandal Savage. [$2.99]

Teen Titans #42 – Kid Devil confronts his mentor the Blue Devil.  How bad would is suck to have Blue Devil as your mentor?  Even Aqualad would laugh at you. [$2.99]

Civil War: War Crimes #1 – Has Tony Stark found a new ally in the Kingpin?  Yeah, I’m sure he can be trusted. [$3.99]

Iron Man/Captain America: Casualties of War #1 – The former friends meet one last time trying to work out a solution before the Marvel Universe is torn apart. [$3.99]

Marvel Adventures #8 – The Juggernaut finds some allies in the Wrecker and the U-Foes (um…were Toad and the Tarantula not available?) to take on The Avengers. [$2.99]

New Avengers: Illuminati #1 – Six heroes (Dr. Strange, Professor X, Black Bolt, Reed Richards, Namor, Iron Man) have worked secretly behind the scenes to shape the super-hero world, but the Illuminati’s existence may no longer be secret. [$2.99]

Sensational Spider-Man – Aunt May mends Peter’s wounds, but how long can she sit back and take watching him brutalized now that the world knows his secret? [$2.99]

Conan #35 – King Conan has foiled an assassination plot but who was behind the plot?  (My guess – Dick Chaney) [$2.99]

Criminal Macabre: Two Red Eyes #1 – Private-eye Cal McDonald is a drunk and an addict, but neither of those is his biggest problem as his girlfriend leaves him, his only friend dies, the cops beat him into intensive care, and Nosferatu shows up.  Yeah, that’s a bad day. [$2.99]

Hellblazer #227 – Constantine bringer of joy?  To save the world he must find all the happy people he can and get them to Glasgow.  The world is doomed. [$2.99]

Hellgate: London #2 – London, at least what’s left after the demon world made it into its playground (note – don’t vacation in London this year), may hold the secret to humanity’s survival if only Commander Jessica Sumerisle and her team and decipher the arcane symbol. [$2.99]

Red Menace #2 (of 6) – The Eagle is arrested and charged as a Soviet spy. [$2.99]

Albion – This trade paperback collects Alan Moore’s mini-series that resurrected the lost heroes of Britain’s past – Robot Archie, the Steel Claw, Captain Hurrican, and the Spider. [$19.99]

Avengers Disassembled – Deluxe oversized hardcover of the final adventures of The Avengers from Avengers issues #500-503 and Avengers Finale. [$24.99]

Daredevil: Father – The mini-series by Joe Quesada is collected here in this hardcover volume as the man without fear searches for a serial killer in Hell’s Kitchen. [$24.99]

Fables Vol. 8: Wolves – Trade paperback collecting issues #48-51 of the Vertigo series. [$17.99]

The Justice League of America Hereby Elects… – Ever wonder how some of your favorite DC heroes became part of the Jutice League?  Or wonder why that guy was part of the league?  This trade paperback collects how Green Arrow, Black Canary, Elongated Man, Hawkgirl, Zatana, Black Lighting, and (a favorite of mine) Red Tornado, all became members of the league. [$14.99]

Thor: Blood Oath – Trade paperback of Thor’s adventures with the Warriors Three. [$14.99]

Wolverine by Claremont & Miller Premiere – Two of comic’s best join forces in this Premiere Hardcover edition collecting Wolverine issues #1-4 and Uncanny X-Men issues #172-173. [$19.99]

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