The Incredible Transbuddha Comic Preview

by alphamonkey on January 31, 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 Batman and the Mad Monk, Daredevil, Ghost Rider Finale, Jack of Fables, Teen Titans, Usagi Yojimbo, and more graphic novels than you could shake a stick at (and this week I really mean it!) including ArchEnemies Vol.1, Batman: Secrets, Hellboy Animated Volume 1: The Black Wedding, Iron Man: Extremis, Seven Soldiers of Victory Vol. 4, and, for the first time translated into English, XIII Vol. 1: Day of the Black Sun.

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)


Batman and the Mad Monk #6 (of 6) – The final issue of Matt Wagner’s Golden Age Batman story as the Dark Knight takes on the Mad Monk. [$3.50]

The Creeper #6 (of 6) – Batman offers the Creeper a chance at a cure, but will he accept? [$2.99]

JLA: Classified #33 – When Dr. Destiny’s powers are controlled by lifetime loser Dareen Profit reality begins to change, but is it really for the better? [$2.99]

Teen Titans #43 – “Titans East” kicks off with Deathstroke leading the team of Batgirl, Risk, Match, Alter Boy, Enigma, Sun Girl and Inertia. [$2.99]

Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters #7 (of 8) – President Knight sends out his metahuman army aganist the Freedom Fighters. [$2.99]

Daredevil #93 – Matt Murdock returns to Hell’s Kitchen in the conclusion of “Devil Takes a Ride.” [$2.99]

Ghost Rider Finale #1 – A story eight years in the making finally hits comic stands which finally tells the fate of Dan Ketch and includes the original Ghost Rider issue #93 cliffhanger and other bonus material. [$3.99]

Ms. Marvel Special – 1 Shot #1 – A child with the ability to turn anything he imagines into reality begins to read a tale of Carol Danvers life among the stars creating havoc all over New York City. [$2.99]

Ultimate Fantastic Four #38 – Halycon and Aheron bring their God War to New York. [$2.99]

X-Men #195 – In India Rogue finds herself at the mercy of Pandemic. [$2.99]

American Virgin #11 – A new story arc begins as Adam tries to right his image with the help of his mom, God, and the best publicity machine on the planet, but what of the mysterious woman and her desires? [$2.99]

The Boys #7 – Just who or what is the man called “The Legend?” [$2.99]

Jack of Fables #7 – A trip to Vegas, a reunion with an old friend, a beautful woman, and the perfect scam – what could go wrong? [$2.99]

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic #13 – Fugitive Padawan Zayne Carrick parts with the crew of the Last Resort, striking out with con artist Gyph.  The pair might not want the Resort but somewhere across the galaxy a dark power begins a hunt for the ship. [$2.99]

Usagi Yojimbo #100 – Stan Sakai’s biggest admirers in the comics field (including Frank Miller) stop by to help celebrate this over-sized 100th issue by roasting both the rabbit ronin and his creator.  Mmmm…roasted rabbit. [$3.50]

ArchEnemies Vol. 1 – Roomates Ethan and Vincent don’t realize each is holding a secret.  Ethan is the stellar-powered Star Fighter; Vincent is the maglamaniacal Underloard.  Talk about an odd couple! [$12.95]

Astonishing X-Men Vol. 3: Torn – Joss Whedon and John Cassaday return to spiral the mutant group out of control in this trade paperback collection of Astonishing X-Men issues #13-18. [$14.99]

Batman: Secrets – The five-issue mini-series by Sam Kieth is collected in this trade paperback that examines how heores are treated by the media and viewed by the public. [$12.99]

Essential Ghost Rider Vol. 2 – Trade paperback collecting Ghost Rider issues #21-50 with appearances by Doctor Strange, Professor X, vampires, and more. [$16.99]

Hellboy Animated Volume 1: The Black Wedding – Comic adaption from the world of the new animated film Hellboy Animated: Sword of Storms continues in two new adventures including the kidnapping of Liz Sherman by an ancient cult, and the inspiration of Lobster Johnson on a young Hellboy. [$6.95]

Ion: The Torchbearer – Remember when Ron Marz tried to single-handedly destroy Green Lantern?  Here’s part of the fallout which follws Kyle Rayner becoming “the living embodiment of the Green Lantern legacy.” I think I might puke. [$14.99]

Iron Man: Extremis – Warren Ellis, yeah that Warren Ellis, takes old shell head into the 21st Century – a world of terrifying new technologies in this trade paperback collection of the six-issue mini-series. [$14.99]

Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Heroes Vol. 1 – Hardcover Marvel Masterwork collection of the 1950’s comic age which included heroes born of atomic science, alien menaces, and patriotic heroes fighting to rid the world of the evils of Communism. [$54.99]

Rex Mundi Volume 2: The River Underground – The trade paperback collects Rex Mundi issues #6-11 as Julien Saniere follows a conspiracy that includes sorcerers, the Catholic Church, knights of the first crusade, and the truth about the Holy Grail. [$16.95]

Seven Soldiers of Victory Vol.4 – The final volume collecting Grant Morrison’s ambitious project in reshaping the characters in the DCU.  The focus of this volume is Mister Miracle, Frankenstein, and the Bulleteer as they work together saving the world from a global threat without ever meeting one another. [$14.99]

Superman: Back in Action – Kurt Busiek presents a tale from Action Comics issues #841-843 where an alien race starts collecting specimens from Earth, and he introduces stories from DC Comics Presents as the Man of Tomorrow teams up with Nightwing, Aquaman, Firestorm, Deadman, and others. [$14.99]

XIII Vol. 1: Day of the Black Sun – On a beach an man suffering from amnesia awakes.  The only clue to his identity is a mysterious tattoo “XIII.” Attacked by would be killers he discovers his own deadly nature.  Inspired by books like Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Identity this best selling European graphic novel is available in English for the first time. [$14.99]

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