The Incredible Transbuddha Comic Preview

by Cap'n Carrot on April 11, 2007 · 0 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 B.R.P.D.: Garden of Souls, Fell, Green Arrow, Gen13, Legion of Monsters: Man Thing, Newuniversal, and Wonder Woman.  All that plus more graphic novels than you could shake a stick at including All Star Superman Vol. 1, Civil War, Crisis Aftermath: The Spectre, Grendel: Devil by the Deed, Sensational Spider-Man: Feral and Star Wars: Legacy Volume 1 – Broken.  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.  (Can you find the BtVS reference?)

Green Arrow #73 – Ollie’s days as Mayor come to an end when word of his nightly activities begins to spread.  Guess dressing up and shooting arrows into people is a political no-no.  Who knew? [$2.99]

Green Lantern Corps #11 – Guy Guardner makes a terrifying discovery as Soranik and Iolande take on the Children of the White Lobe and Stel and Green Man discover murdered Qwardians aboard an escape vessel retreating from a sinister force from the fringes of the galaxy. [$2.99]

JLA: Classified #37 – In the first chapter of a five-issue story arc Dr. Ivo and Amazo create “Kid Amazo.” [$2.99]

Teen Titans #45 – Deathstroke takes on his son and daughter, Jericho and Ravager, as Wonder Girl and Robin deal with a monster Superboy and secrets are revealed about Kid Devil and Miss Martian. [$2.99]

Wonder Woman #7 – Diana tries to figure out how to fulfill her mission to capture herself as Jodi Piccoult’s run continues.  Download a free mini-poster here. [$2.99]

Legion of Monsters: Man Thing #1 – A new tale from the dark corners of the Marvel Universe featuring Man-Thing! [$2.99]

New Avengers #29 – It’s Avenger vs. Avenger as the New Avengers take on the Mighty Avengers in an all-out brawl!  My money’s on the Avengers. [$2.99]

Newuniversal #5 – The “White Event” caused the birth of a handful of the first ever super-humans and Project Spitfire was initiated to keep them in check and will do everything in its power to prevent the disasterous consequences which would be caused if they would ever get together. [$2.99]

Nova #1 – Richard Rider is the last of the Nova Corps, but with his fellow peace keeping Centurions all dead and gone can one man keep order in the entire Marvel Universe? [$2.99]

Spider-Man: Back in Black Handbook – A handy dandy look at Spidey’s black costume, his powers, his friends, and his nemesisisis. [$3.99]

Fables #60 – “The Good Prince” story arc begins as Flycatcher deals with a recent revelation and makes his way to the farm for a very important conversation. [$2.99]

Loveless #17 – With the town of Blackwater under the control a sadistic Federal captain, will Ruth have to save the town before she can burn it down? [$2.99]

Gen13 #7 – Gail Simone and Alvin Lee stop by to team-up again on this one shot featuring an atomic red head surrounded by flesh eatin’ dinosaurs.  Well, that can’t be good – for the dinosaurs! [$2.99]

Grifter and Midnighter #2 (of 6) – The pair are sent to Paris on the same assignment – problem is the objectives are slightly different as one is sent to kill and one to protect.  Sounds like a showdown at Eifel Tower to me! [$2.99]

Sandman Mystery Theatre: Sleep of Reason #5 (of 5) – The mini-series concludes as Kiernan tries to stop Masad’s nightmarish plans. [$2.99]

Blade of the Immortal #124 – The “Barefoot” story arc continues with Doc Burando back in sevice in the prisons udner Edo Castle. [$2.99]

Bomb Queen Vol. 3 #2 – The Queen discovers her old sparring partner Blacklight has broken the law to rescue Rebound’s mother creating a shit storm of trouble in “The Good, the Bad and the Lovely” Part Two. [$3.50]

B.P.R.D.: Garden of Souls #2 – Abe Sapine investigates a jungle compound filled with cyborgs and makes a unexpected connection to his own past as Johann makes his own shocking discovery and Liz has a vision of the end of the world. [$2.99]

Death Dealer #1 – Frank Frazetta’s creation returns in this new series from Joshua Ortega, Nat Jones, and Jay Fotos in an epic tale of fantasy, magic and horror which was approved by Frazetta himself. [$3.99]

Fell #8 – Detective Richard Fell is on the case when his friend Mayko is blamed for a dead body outside Idiots Bar. [$1.99]

All Star Superman Vol. 1 – The first six issues of Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely’s new “back to basics” vision of the Man of Steel including appearances from Lex Luthor, Jimmy Olsen, Bizarro, and of course Lois Lane, is collected here in this trade paperback.  You can download a free mini-poster here. [$19.99]

Battle Pope Vol. 3 – Jesus vs. Santa, and the Pope goes through three love affairs and makes off with the Virgin Mary in this trade paperback. [$12.99]

Civil War – The first seven issues of the Marvel Universe’s recent cross-over is collected in this trade paperback as heroes take sides against each other over the the U.S. Government’s Superhuman Registration Act . [$24.99]

Claw the Unconquered – The beginings of Claw’s quest to learn about the dark prophecy surrrounding him kick-off here in this trade paperback collecting the first few issues of the ongoing series. [$17.99]

Conan and the Songs of the Dead – The trade paperback collects the five-issue mini-series from Joe R. Lansdale and Timothy Truman as Conan aids an old friend, fights an evil sorcerer, and attempts to save the world from evil abominations.  Check out the free preview. [$14.95]

Crisis Aftermath: The Spectre – The graphic novel collects the three-issue mini-series and the first three issues of the Tales of the Unexpected mini-series as the Spectre finds a new host in Gotham City Police Detective Crispus Allen. [$12.99]

Ferro City Vol. 1 – Cyrus Smithe has some problems.  The private-eye’s partner is dead, the cops are trying to pin him for the murder, and the only proof of innocence he has is a tiny gadget which would grant ten million sentinent robots freedom in this trade paperback that includes robot detectives, gorilla thugs, French gangsters, Russian mobsters and more double crosses than you can imagine. [$15.99]

Grendel: Devil by the Deed – The hard to find out-of-print series by Matt Wagner that introduced a brilliant twisted assassin named Grendel is reprinted here in this new hardcover edition complete with an introduction from Alan Moore.  A must-have for true comic nerds!  Check out the free preview. [$12.95]

Heroes For Hire Vol. 1: Civil War – With the “Civil War” tearing apart the Marvel Universe a new group of heroes (Black Cat, Shang-Chi Master of Kung Fu, Tarantula, Colleen Wing, Paladin, Misty Knight) bands together to hunt down heroes and villains who refuse to sign the Registration Act.  The first five issues of the ongoing series is collected in this trade paperback. [$13.99]

Marvel Masterworks: The Invicible Iron Man Vol. 4 – Another hardcover volume in the Marvel Masterworks line collects Tales of Suspense issues #84-99, Iron Man and Submariner issue #1, and Iron Man Vol. 1 #1. [$54.99]

Sandman Mystery Theatre Vol. 5: Dr. Death and the Night of the Butcher – Wesley Dodds deals with two grisly murders n this trade paperback collecting issues #21-29 of the Vertigo series. Download a free mini-poster here. [$19.99]

Sensational Spider-Man: FeralSensational Spider-Man issues #23-27 are collected here in this trade paperback as Spidey deals with the Black Cat, the Lizard, and Man-Wolf. [$13.99]

Star Wars: Legacy Volume 1 – Broken -Taking place a century after the events of Return of the Jedi as the Sith are reborn in this trade paperback collecting issues #1-3 and #5-7 of the ongoing series.  Check out the free preview. [$17.95]

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