The Incredible Transbuddha Comic Preview

by alphamonkey on March 28, 2007 · 2 comments

in Comics!

It’s Wednesday so it must be time to take a gander at the new stack of comic books fresh off the presses from DC, Marvel, Vertigo, Wildstorm, Dark Horse, and Image Comics.

This week’s fun includes Firestorm: The Nuclear Man, Fables, Green Lantern, Heroes for Hire, Star Wars: Legacy, Strongarm, Ultimate X-Men, and Wetworks.  All that plus more graphic novels than you could shake a stick at including Batman: Snow, Green Lantern: Rebirth, Loveless Vol. 2: Thicker Than Blackwater, Spawn: Armageddon Part 2, Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 8, and Worlds of Amano.  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)

Connor Hawke: Dragon’s Blood #5 (of 6) – Connor takes on the awakened, and quite cranky, dragon.  See how happy you are when a Robin Hood wannabe wakes you from your eternal slumber! [$2.99]

Firestorm: The Nuclear Man #34 – Firestorm and Mister Miracle defend themselves against Orion and the Female Furies who want the secrets inside Professor Stein’s head (like that wonderful oatmeal raisin cookie recipe). [$2.99]

Green Lantern #18 – Writer Geoff Johns explained away Ron Marz’s crazytime, and made the JSA fit in the current continuity.  Next up, a real challenge as he tries to make sense of Star Saphire.  What are the true origins of this malevolent parasite, and why does it have it in for Hal Jordan? [$2.99]

JSA Classified #24 – After being attacked by Mircea, Dr. Midnight ponders what it means to be a vampire. [$2.99]

Wonder Woman #6 – Best selling author Jodi Piccoult begins a stint as the Amazon’s new writer.  First up, Diana Prince, in her job as an agent for the Department of Metahuman Affairs, is assigned to capture Wonder Woman.  Download a free mini-poster. [$2.99]

Black Panther #26 – Allowing Sue and Reed Richards some time to themselves, Storm and the Black Panther take up temporary residence in the Baxter Building.  First up for the new foursome is an escaped monster from the Negative Zone. [$2.99]

Heroes for Hire #8 – Humbug negotiates for the return of his head as the group begins to unravel the mystery of the villain responsible for the attack on the Statue of Libery.  Hmm, I wonder if the cover is a clue? [$2.99]

Red Prophet: The Tales of Alvin Maker #6 – The comic adaption of Orson Scott Card’s Alvin Maker Series continues as Alvin and Measure are saved by Ta-Kumsaw who takes them to Tenskwa-Tawa, the Red Prophet, who will tell Alvin about his destiny as a maker. [$2.99]

Ultimate X-Men #80 – In wake of the recent tragedy Cyclops decides to disband the X-Men. [$2.99]

Wolverine #52 – Wolverine vs. Sabertooth, and the key to victory lies in Wakanda. [$2.99]

100 Bullets #82 – Agent Graves and his team find out what else The Trust has to throw at them after The Minutemen quit. [$2.99]

Crossing Midnight #5 – Yasuo, the father of the twins, in an effort to save his daughters, will stumble upon a deadly secret and find himself caught in a world of urban violence and yakuza treachery. [$2.99]

Fables #59 – Who caught the bouquet as Snow’s wedding?  The latest issue of the series delves into unanswered questions with a series of funny short stories. [$2.99]

Ninja Scroll #7 – After heroically killing the creature who he thought was threatening the village Jubei returns expecting thanks only to find angry villagers who send him to the top of Mount Takao to confront the real monster. [$2.99]

Wetworks #7 – Vascar and his vampires have taken over the Air Force base leaving only Dane and Mother One to stop the carnage. [$2.99]

Pirates of Coney Island #5 – Ever seen a vampire cadillac?  Cadillacula now prowls the city streets; is it out for blood or oil? [$2.99]

Sam Noir: Ronin Holiday 3 (of 3) – After being buried alive and clawing himself out of his coffin, Sam discovers Eddie has teamed up with the evil island witch doctor in “Wake Up and Smell the Coffin.” [$2.99]

Star Wars: Legacy #10 – Cade Skywalker remains missing and on the run, as two spies attempt to stop the alliance of the former Imperials and the former Galactic Alliance against the new Sith threat led by Darth Krayt.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Strongarm #2 – Rob and Lindsey are locked together in a death embrace as Nick faces the fallout from his terrorist act.  And just who is Mr. Conner? [$2.99]

Usagi Yojimbo #101 – Trying to protect his ally and friend Chizu, who is on the run from her brothers and sisters of the Neko Ninja Clan, leads Usagi straight into a trap.  Check out the free preview. [$2.99]

Batman: Snow – The origin of Mr. Freeze is retold here from the pages of Legends of the Dark Knight issues #192-196. [$14.99]

Essential X-Men Vol. 5Uncanny X-Men issues #180-198 and X-Men/Alpha Flight issues #1-2 are collected in this trade paperback at the mutant heroes take on Doctor Doom, the Juggernaut, and the Helions.  Featuring appearances by Spider-Man, Power Pack, and the Avengers, and the Secret Wars II cross-over. [$16.99]

Green Arrow: Crawling from the Wreckage – This new trade paperback collects the “One Year Later” storyline from Green Arrow issues #60-65 with Oliver Queen as mayor of Star City. [$12.99]

Green Lantern: Rebirth – Why don’t Green Lantern rings effect yellow?  Why is fear, or the lack of it so important?  Just what is Parallax?  All these questions and more are answered in Geoff Johns’ six-issue mini-series which returned Hal Jordan to the living as the DCU’s greatest Green Lantern (thus undoing part of the damage the the demented Ron Marz caused to the franchise) is now available in this trade paperback.  Download a free mini-poster. [$14.99]

Loveless Vol. 2: Thicker Than Blackwater – Issues #6-12 of the series are collecting in this trade paperback as Wes Cutter becomes sheriff of Blackwater and investigates a grisly murder. [$14.99]

Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age USA Comics Vol. 1 – Marvel collects Golden Age stories from USA Comics issues #1-4 which include the origins of the Whizzer, Jack Frost and Vagabond, and Stan Lee chronicles the first historic meeting of the heroes. [59.99]

Secret Six: Six Degrees of Devastation – In this trade paperback a new team of misfits takes on the dirtiest and craziest missions in the DCU including rescuing one of their own from a North Korean prison, and trying to discover who wants them all dead. [$14.99]

Spawn: Armageddon Part 2 – The Rapture arrives, the Four Horseman Ride, and Heaven takes on Hell on Earth.  But which side will Spawn choose?  Spawn issues #156-163 are collected here in this new trade paperback. [$15.99]

Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane Vol. 1 – The new hardcover collects the soap opera between Peter Parker and MJ from Mary Jane issues 1-4, Mary Jane: Homecoming issues #1-4, and Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane issues #1-5. [$24.99]

Superman: Action Comics Archives Vol. 5 – Another hardcover Archive collection of Superman stories.  Here Superman’s 1940’s adventures from Action Comics issues #69-85 are highlighted. [$49.99]

Ultimate Fantastic Four Vol. 7: God War – Marvel’s first family finds itself in the midst of a conflict which has raged for millennia in this trade paperback collecting Ultimate Fantastic Four issues #33-38. [$16.99]

Ultimate Spider-Man Ultimate Collection Book 1 – This trade paperback collects the first year of Ultimate Spider-Man from issues #1-13 as high school student Peter Parker deals with the death of Uncle Ben, his strange new powers, a job at the Daily Bugle, and takes on the Green Goblin and the Kingpin. [$24.99]

Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 8 – Hardcover collection of Ultimate Spider-Man issues #86-96 as Spider-Man takes on Silver Sable, Omega Red, and Deadpool, and teams up with Kitty Pryde. [$29.99]

Worlds of Amano – This hardcover collects over 107 color and 10 black and white illustrations of Yoshitaka Amano, one of the most influential pop-culture artstist working in Japan.  Included is a detailed introduction of his work in comics, art, and video game design. [$27.95]

  • Reddit
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Digg
  • LinkedIn
  • RSS
  • StumbleUpon
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • Posterous
  • Tumblr
  • from bohicket oaks

    I must admit this drew my attention. The reading was both cleaver and unique to
    say the least. Your reviews sure brought back memories from my child hood.
    I grew up watching both spiderman and superman. In fact, your reviews have me purchasing a few comics for my nephew. He is always asking me about the super heroes of the past. Here is his chance to learn. Thanks for such a wonderful blog.

  • RazorFine

    Thanks for the kind words! We’ve moved back over the RazorFine ( ) and have new comic updates every Wednesday (and sometimes a little comic love thrown in on Thursdays as well), plus reviews, news updates and more. Come by and join the fun!

Previous post:

Next post: