The Incredible Transbuddha Comic Preview

by alphamonkey on April 4, 2007 · 0 comments

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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 52, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8, Detective Comics, Dynamo, Immortal Iron Fist, Justice League of America, Midnighter, Omega Flight, and Scalped.  All that plus more graphic novels than you could shake a stick at including Absolute Batman: The Long Halloween, American Splendor: Another Day, Half Dead, Prey: Origin of the Species, and Sgt. Rock: The Prophecy.  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)

52 #48 – DC’s year-long tale of a year without Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman moves into it’s five-issue final story arc beginning here.  Visit the official site. [$2.50]

Detective Comics #831 – Paul Dini’s run continues with a new story involving the Joker’s on-again, off-again, gal Friday – Harley Quinn. [$2.99]

Justice League of America #7 – The new team finally makes its debut in this issue which includes a four-page foldout, a new team headquarters, and a few surprises.  (You think Booster Gold and Fire and Ice will make the team?  How ‘bout L-Ron?) You can download a free sneak peak here. [$3.50]

Supergirl #16 – The truth about why Kara was sent to Earth to kill Superman is finally revealed, and – what happens to the planet if she fails. [$2.99]

Superman #661 – The big blue schoolboy takes on teh Greek Gods with the help of Wonder Woman. [$2.99]

Immortal Iron Fist #4 – Danny Rand has a destiny, but someone has been waiting centuries to make sure Iron Fist’s legacy will be a short one. [$2.99]

Marvel Zombies/Army of Darkness #2 – The crazy cross-over continues as the Zombie plague turns countless super-heroes from the Marvel Universe into walking dead with only a S-Mart employee with a boomstick standing in their way. [$2.99]

New Excalibur #18 – The “Battle for Eternity” storyline begins here as Captain Britain takes on his opposite in a battle that will be waged upon many worlds. [$2.99]

Omega Flight #1 (of 5) – You’ve heard of Alpha Flight, right?  Well, hot off the events of “Civil War” comes the newest Canadian fightin’ team in the first issue of the new five-issue mini-series. [$2.99]

Spider-Man Family #2 – Venom shows up in town searching for vegenace, but Spidey isn’t who he’s looking for. [$4.99]

Danger Girl: Body Shots #1 (of 4) – A new four-issue mini-series from creator Andy Hartnell finds new mysterious forces after the wold’s greatest treasures and a legendary assassin taking pot shots at the Girls.  You can download a free sneak peek here. [$2.99]

Midnighter #6 – The Midnighter has some business in feudal Japan, and I don’t mean sight seeing, in this tale of forbidden romance, honor, love, and vengeance.  Yep, that sounds just up his alley. [$2.99]

A Nightmare on Elm Street #7 – Freddy may have met his match when he takes on a thousand year-old demon after the box store turns into an Aztec Temple. [$2.99]

Scalped #4 – As the Crazy Horse Casino prepares to open Gena Bad Horse, with a growing sense of unease, searches for her son, Boss Red Crow stops by for a late night visit, and Dash deals with his own problem – the Boss’s daughter. [$2.99]

Welcome to Tranquility #5 – The seniors take on the town’s super-powered youth team, and the town’s traitor fights to keep his dirty little secret. [$2.99]

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8: #2 – The untold eighth season of BtVS continues to unfold with the appearance of Giles, a very pissed off witch at the bottom of the Sunnydale crater, and more.  Also available in a variant cover. [$2.99]

Conan and the Midnight God #3 – Conan and his band travel deeper into Stygia only to find and battle darker and more grotesque forms of Ra-Sidh’s sorcery. [$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]

Dynamo 5 #2 – The new team takes on their father’s reptilian arch-nemesis Whiptail, Captain Dynamo’s widow attracts the attention of F.L.A.G., and Scatterbrain learns Visionary’s darkest secret. [$3.50]

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic #15 – The conclusion of “Days of Fear” as Zayne Carrick puts his life on the line to avert a cataclysmic disaster.  Check ou the free preview. [$2.99]

Absolute Batman: The Long Halloween – Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale’s thirteen-issue mini-series from Batman’s early days gets the Absolute treatment here in this oversized hardcover edition with slip case, with cool extras including interviews from the creators.  You can download a free mini-poster here. [$75.00]

American Splendor: Another Day – The new trade paperback collects the recent mini-series from Harvey Pekar which celebrated his 30 years in comics. [$14.99]

Batman: Detective – This new trade paperback collects Paul Dini’s (Batman: The Animated Series) recent run in Detective Comics issues #821-826 at Bats takes on the Riddler, the Penguin, and Poison Ivy. [$14.99]

Half Dead – A ballerina is transformed into half-dead vampire as a result of a terrorist attack on the London Underground.  Found and recruited by the British government Romany will be turned loose on the vampire threat in London. [$10.99]

Johnny Hex Vol. 2: Guns of Vengeance – Issues #7-12 of the series are collected in this trade paperback.  You can download a free mini-poster here. [$12.99]

Prey: Origin of the Species – The Promethus Corporation discovered something ancient and deadly in its underwater excavation and now wants to kill everything within a five mile radius to stop it, but one marine biologist will risk everything to stop them from accidentally unleashing even more danger onto mankind. [$10.99]

Sgt. Rock: The Prophecy – From Joe Kubert’s six-issue mini-series comes this trade paperback finding Sgt. Rock and this unit in the Balkans searching for a prize which could decide the outcome of WWII. [$17.99]

Showcase: Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 1 – A new huge oversized black & white volume of Legion of Super-Heroes from the pages of Adventure Comics, Action Comics, Superboy, Superman, and Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olson.

Spider-Girl Vol. 8: Duty CallsSpider-Girl issues #39-44 are collecting in this trade paperback which features appearances by both Spider-Man and the Scarlet Spider. [$7.99]

Star Wars: 30th Anniversary Collection Volume 2 – Jedi vs. Sith – The second hardcover from this new 30th Anniversary collection focuses on the Jedi of Light battling the Sith Army of Shadow at the Battle of Ruusan, which would forever change Sith teachings – allowing only a master and an apprentice, 1000 years before Luke Skywalker was ever born. [$29.95]

Ultimate Spider-Man: Clone Saga Premiere – The recent “Ultimate Clone Saga” gets Marvel’s Premiere hardcover treatment which collects Ultimate Spider-Man issues #97-105. [$29.99]

Wolverine: Orgins Vol. 1 – Born in Blood – Continuing the tale from Wolverine Origins & Endings Logan goes after those who once enslaved him and the U.S. Government will pull out all the stops to prevent him from taking revenges and learning the full truth about his past. [$13.99]

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