Comic Book Weekly Update

by alphamonkey on January 24, 2007 · 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 Astro City: The Dark Age Book 2, Checkmate, The Flash: Fastest Man Alive, Hellblazer, Hereos for Hire, Wolverine, , and more graphic novels than you could shake a stick at including JSA Classified: Honor Among Thieves, Lucifer Evensong Vol. 11, Marvel Masterworks: Warlock Vol. 1, Red Sonja/Claw the Unconquered: Devil’s Hands.  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.  (The snide asides were thrown in for free)

Checkmate #10 – The “Pawn 502” storyline concludes with a survivor of Luthor’s Everyman Project making things difficult for the team. [$2.99]

Connor Hawke: Dragon’s Blood #3 (of 6) – As the world greatest archers are being murdered Connor Hawke searches for the killer, but will he find him before his number comes up? [$2.99]

The Flash: Fastest Man Alive #8 – Flash finds himself battling the evil dark twin of Impulse – Inertia.  Evil twin you say?  Hmm… [$2.99]

The Helmet of Fate: Ibis the Invincible – The “Helmet of Fate” series continues as the countdown to a new Dr. Fate grows closer.  This issue follows Ibis the Invincible’s attempt to find a worthy successor who is destined to encounter the Dr. Fate helmet. [$2.99]

Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes #26 – Robot Rebellion threatens the future of the earth (as ‘monkey might say “damn those evil machines!”). [$2.99]

Avengers Next #5 – The earth is being mutated into New Asgard; can the heroes stop Sylene, daughter of Loki, form her evil plans? [$2.99]

Eternals #6 – A double-sized epic ending to Neil Gaiman and John Romita’s mini-series as the group finally comes face-to-face with their mysterious adversary. [$3.99]

Heroes for Hire #6 – Humbug is hired by a 10 year-old to rescue his robot from super-villains.  Awwwwwww [$2.99]

Marvel Adventures Fantatic Four #20 – The Human Torch vs. Iceman. [$2.99]

Wolverine #50 – Writer Jeph Loeb brigns us an epic Wolverine vs. Sabertooth battle for this oversized 50th issue. [$3.99]

100 Bullets #80 – Agent Graves has been pulling Dizzy strings, but will she be up to his latest challenge? [$2.99]

Astro City: The Dark Age Book 2 #2 – From outer space The Emissary arrives with a message for the world as Astro City erupts into gangwar. [$2.99]

Criminal Macabre: Two Red Eyes #2 – Cal McDonald finds himself hospitalized and going through withdrawal.  Can he hold his sanity long enough to regain his strength and to take on Nosferatu? [$2.99]

Crossing Midnight #3 – The deadly kami of knives returns to collect the debt owed from the Hara twins. [$2.99]

Hellblazer #228 – Constantine’s Glasgow adventure comes to an end, but will it be a happy ending? [$2.99]

JSA Classified: Honor Among Thieves – Trade paperback collecting JSA Classified issues #5-9 including the Injustice Society’s attempt to break into the JSA’s headquarters. [$14.99]

The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service Volume 2 – Is it possible to take vengeance against the dead?  Sasaki decides to find out when the corpse of the man who murdered her parents shows up at the Corpse Delivery Service. [$10.95]

Lucifer: Evensong Vol. 11 – Trade paperback collecting Lucifer issues #70-75 which include the aftermath of the battle for Heaven. [$14.99]

Marvel Masterworks: Warlock Vol. 1 – Roy Thomas and Gil Kane’s 70’s creation Adam Warlock is featured here in this Marvel Masterworks hardcover collection which features the High Evolutionary, Dr. Doom, the Hulk, and more. [$54.99]

Marvel Team-Up Vol. 4: Freedom Ring – From the shards of the cosmic cube a reality-altering ring is created (one ring to rule them all?).  This trade paperback introduces the new hero Freedom Ring and features appearances by Cable, Captain America, Wolverine, Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, and more. [$17.99]

Red Sonja/Claw the Unconquered: Devil’s Hands – The crossover four-issue mini-series is collected here in this trade paperback as the two warriors team up to take on an evil sorcerer. [$12.99]

Showcae Presents: The Brave and the Bold – The Batman Team-Ups Vol. 1 – The Dark Knight’s classic team-ups with Green Lantern, the Flash, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, the Atom, Hawkman, and more are collected here in this trade paperback. [$16.99]

Ultimate Annuals Vol. 2 – Trade paperback collection of the latest Annuals from Marvel’s Ultimate line including Ultimate Fantastic Four Annual #2, Ultimate Spider-Man Annual #2, and The Ultimates Annual #2. [$13.99]

Wolverine & Black Cat: Claws – Hardcover collection of the mini-series Claws features Logan and the Black Cat hunted as prey by rich hunters. [$17.99]

X-Factor: Life and Death Matters PremiereX-Factor issues #7-12 are collected here in the hardcover Premiere edition following the group’s adventures during the Marvel Civil War. [$19.99]

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