The Incredible Transbuddha Comic Preview

by alphamonkey on February 7, 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 Detective Comics, Midnighter, Newuniversal, The Perhapanauts: Second Chances, Scalped, Shazam: Monster Society of Evil, Ultimate Spider-Man, and more graphic novels than you could shake a stick at including American Way, Chronicles of Conan Volume 11: The Dance of the Skull and Other Stories, Civil War: The Road to War, Iron Man: Executive Program, and Justice Society Vol. 2.  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)

Detective Comics #828 – When one of Bruce Wayne’s oldest friends is found dead in the Gotham Bay the Dark Knight goes after who, or what, is responsible. [$2.99]

The Helmet of Fate: Sargon the Sorcerer – The “Helmet of Fate” storyline continues examining the origin of Sargon the Sorcerer as the helmet finds itself into his hands. [$2.99]

Justice League Unlimited #30 – The Watchtower is invaded by Doctor Polaris; all that stands between him and control of the station is the two-some of Booster Gold and Speedy.  The world is doomed. [$2.25]

Mystery in Space #6 (of 8) – The Eternal Light Corporation hires the League of Insect Assassins (I swear I’m not making his up) to take down Captain Comet. [$2.99]

Shazam: The Monster Society of Evil #1 (of 4) – The prestige format mini-series focuses on the Big Red Cheese trying to save the world from an invasion of alien and earthy monsters. You can download a sneak peek here. [$5.99]

Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born #1 – Stephen King’s creation is given the comic book treatment as Peter David, Robin Furth, and Jae Lee examine the origins of Roland. [$3.99]

Ms. Marvel #12 – Ms. Marvel’s life gets complicated by killer robots, contagious zombies, and impatient teen sidekicks.  Sounds like one of teh ‘monkey’s nightmares to me. [$2.99]

Newuniversal #3 – The White Event, the most startling celestial phenomenon ever witnessed by the human race.  Sounds kinda’ important doesn’t it?  Maybe you should buy an issue and find out. [$2.99]

Ultimate Spider-Man #105 – Peter picks up the pieces of his life, deals with Aunt May’s heart attack, wonders about the mysterious Spider-Woman, and decides between Kitty Pryde and MJ. [$2.99]

X-Men Annual #1 – Rogue and her team try to complete their mission aboard the S.H.I.E.L.D. Hovercarrier, but an old foe has his own plans for the ship. [$3.99]

Midnighter #4 – Trapped in the past the Midnighter continues his try and fulfill his mission to kill Adolf Hitler. [$2.99]

The Other Side #5 (of 5) – The final issue of the critically acclaimed mini-series concludes with PFC Evertee and Vo Dai face-to-face on the battlefield. [$2.99]

The Perhapanauts: Second Chances #4 – Dark Horse hype says, “In this issue–everything happens!” Well, you wouldn’t want to miss that! [$2.99]

Scalped #2 – Dash Bad Horse spends his first week as a cop on The Rez and soon discovers he might have bitten off more than he can chew. [$2.99]

The Secret #1 – From the founder of Dark Horse Comics Mike Richardson comes a tale of young Tommy Morris whose life unravels when a prank goes horribly wrong. [$2.99]

American Way – Trade paperback collecting the eight-issue mini-series from John Ridley and Geoges Jeanty looks at the Civil Defense Corp – a government run super-hero program from the 1940’s to catch evildoers and stop Communism, but how does it look twenty years later? [$19.99]

Chronicles of Conan Volume 11: The Dance of the Skull and Other Stories – Trade paperback collecting part of John Buscema and Roy Thomas’s run on Conan the Barbarian issues #82-90 as Conan fights of mutated man-dragons and dark spells of a cunning sorceress. [#16.95]

Civil War: The Road to Civil War – Trade paperback collecting the set-up to Marvel’s huge “Civil War” crossover from the pages of Amazing Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, and New Avengers: Illuminati. [$14.99]

DMZ Vol. 2: Body of a Journalist – Trade paperback collecting issues #7-12 following Roth’s adventures as he lands an interview with the infamous leaders of the Free Armies. [$12.99]

Ghost Rider Team-Up – Trade paperback of the Spirit of Vengeance teaming up with some of Marvel’s biggest names including Spider-Man, the Thing, and Hawkeye (okay, so maybe they aren’t all the biggest names). [$15.99]

Iron Man: Execute Program – Trade paperback collecting old shellhead’s adventures from Iron Man (the relaunch) issues #7-12. [$14.99]

Justice Society Vol. 2 – Trade paperback collection of America’s first super-hero team from All-Star Comics issues #68-74 and Adventure Comics issues #461-466. [$14.99]

Showcase Presents: The House of Mystery Vol. 2 – Black and white tales of mystery and suspense from the 1970’s fill this trade paperback collection of House of Mystery issues #195-211. [$16.99]

Superman Chronicles Vol. 2 – Classic Superman tales from Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster are collected here in this trade paperback as the Man of Steel takes on crooked politicians and brings justice to the masses of Metropolis. [$14.99]

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