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The Flash 101 Sale @ Comixology

12 Aug

Comixology is having a 48hr $0.99 sale on digital Flash comics starting 8/13/11. Great way to get your hands on some Flash stories as well as a great introduction to “The Scarlet Speedsters”. For those of you who haven’t tried comics in the digital medium, this is a great way to sample and see how you like it. The sale includes many “first appearance” issues as well as some really recent stuff such as the most recent Flash run by Geoff Johns and Francis Manapul and even the first issue of the current event Flashpoint! So get on there and get’em before they’re gone in a flash!

https://comics.comixology.com

New Comics Shipping List 8/17/11

11 Aug


Here are the comics that will be arriving Wednesday August 17th.

DARK HORSE COMICS

BPRD HELL ON EARTH TP VOL 01 NEW WORLD $19.99
CONAN ROAD OF KINGS #7 (OF 7) $3.50
LITTLE LULU TP VOL 28 PRIZE WINNER AND OTHER STORIES $14.99
STAR WARS KNIGHT ERRANT DELUGE #1 (OF 5) QUINONES CVR $3.50
TOO MUCH COFFEE MAN OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 $24.99

DC COMICS

99 DAYS HC $19.99
BATMAN #713 $2.99
DC COMICS PRESENTS TEEN TITANS #1 $7.99
DC RETROACTIVE BATMAN THE 90S #1 $4.99
DC RETROACTIVE THE FLASH THE 90S #1 $4.99
DC RETROACTIVE WONDER WOMAN THE 90S #1 $4.99
DC UNIVERSE ONLINE LEGENDS #14 $2.99
DMZ #68 $2.99
FABLES #108 $2.99
FABLES DELUXE EDITION HC VOL 03 $29.99
FLASHPOINT ABIN SUR THE GREEN LANTERN #3 (OF 3) $2.99
FLASHPOINT LEGION OF DOOM #3 (OF 3) $2.99
FLASHPOINT THE OUTSIDER #3 (OF 3) $2.99
FLASHPOINT WONDER WOMAN AND THE FURIES #3 (OF 3 $2.99
FOGTOWN TP $12.99
GOTHAM CITY SIRENS HC VOL 03 STRANGE FRUIT $22.99
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #63 $2.99
HELLBLAZER #282 $2.99
HELLBLAZER BLOODY CARNATIONS TP $19.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #60 $2.99
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #16 $2.99
OUTSIDERS THE GREAT DIVIDE TP $17.99
POWER GIRL #27 $2.99
RESIDENT EVIL TP $19.99
SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER VILLAINS HC $39.99
SUPERBOY #11 $2.99
SUPERGIRL #67 $2.99
SUPERMAN BATMAN #87 $2.99
SUPERMAN BATMAN NIGHT AND DAY TP $17.99
TALES OF THE BATMAN GENE COLAN HC VOL 01 $39.99
TINY TITANS #43 $2.99
TITANS #38 $2.99
TRANSMETROPOLITAN TP VOL 10 ONE MORE TIME NEW ED $19.99
WE 3 DELUXE EDITION HC $24.99
ZATANNA #16 $2.99

IDW PUBLISHING

COMPLETE LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE HC VOL 07 $49.99

IMAGE COMICS

ALL NIGHTER #3 (OF 5) $2.99
BREED COL VOL 02 BOOK OF ECCLESIASTES TP $17.99
DEADLANDS DEATH WAS SILENT ONE SHOT $2.99
ELEPHANTMEN TP VOL 02 FATAL DISEASES REVISED & EXPANDED ED $24.99
GLADSTONES SCHOOL FOR WORLD CONQUERORS #4 $2.99
HALCYON TP $14.99
INVINCIBLE COMPENDIUM TP VOL 01 $64.99
SAMURAIS BLOOD #3 (OF 6) $2.99
WALKING DEAD #88 $2.99
WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #33 $2.99

MARVEL COMICS

AVENGERS #16 $3.99
AVENGERS ACADEMY #18 $2.99
AVENGERS ACADEMY TP ARCADE DEATH GAME $14.99
CAPTAIN AMERICA #2 $3.99
CAPTAIN AMERICA CORPS #3 (OF 5) $2.99
DAREDEVIL #2 $2.99
FANTASTIC FOUR BY WAID & WIERINGO ULT COLL TP BOOK 02 $24.99
FEAR ITSELF DEADPOOL #3 (OF 3) $2.99
FEAR ITSELF FEARSOME FOUR #3 (OF 4) $2.99
FEAR ITSELF HOME FRONT #5 (OF 7) $3.99
GENERATION HOPE #10 $2.99
HULK #39 $2.99
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #507 $3.99
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN TP VOL 06 STARK RESILIENT BOOK 2 $15.99
IRON MAN 2.0 MODERN WARFARE #1 $4.99
JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #626 $2.99
KA-ZAR #3 (OF 5) $2.99
MARVEL ADV SPIDER-MAN TP NEIGHBORHOOD DIGEST $9.99
MARVEL UNIVERSE VS WOLVERINE #3 (OF 4) $3.99
NEW AVENGERS BY BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS PREM HC VOL 02 $24.99
NEW X-MEN BY GRANT MORRISON GN TP BOOK 04 $14.99
SPIDER-ISLAND AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL #1 (OF 3) $2.99
THUNDERBOLTS #162 $2.99
ULTIMATE COMICS FALLOUT #6 (OF 6) $3.99
UNCANNY X-MEN #542 $3.99
VAMPIRE TALES GN TP VOL 03 $19.99
VENOM #6 $2.99
WOLVERINE AND BLACK CAT CLAWS 2 #2 (OF 3) $3.99
X-FACTOR #224 $2.99
X-MEN CURSE OF MUTANTS TP $19.99
X-MEN CURSE OF MUTANTS TP MUTANTS VS VAMPIRES $19.99
X-MEN SCHISM #3 (OF 5) $3.99

Shipping List 8/10/11

5 Aug


Here are the comics that will be arriving Wednesday August 10th.


DARK HORSE COMICS

BALTIMORE CURSE BELLS #1 MIKE MIGNOLA CVR
BILLY THE KID OLD TIMEY ODDITIES TP VOL 02 FIEND LONDON
BORIS KARLOFF TALES OF MYSTERY ARCHIVES HC VOL 06
BPRD HELL ON EARTH MONSTERS #2 (OF 2)
CHRONICLES OF CONAN TP VOL 21 BLOOD OF TITAN
DOLLHOUSE EPITAPHS #2 (OF 5) PHIL NOTO CVR
FLASH GORDON COMIC BOOK ARCHIVES HC VOL 04
GANTZ TP VOL 18
HELLBOY THE FURY #3 (OF 3)
MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER TP VOL 01
SPACE FAMILY ROBINSON ARCHIVES HC VOL 01
STAR WARS INVASION REVELATIONS #2 (OF 5)
STAR WARS LONG TIME AGO OMNIBUS TP VOL 04
STAR WARS OLD REPUBLIC #3 (OF 5) LOST SUNS

DC COMICS

ALL NEW BATMAN THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #10
AMERICAN VAMPIRE SURVIVAL OT FITTEST #3 (OF 5)
BATGIRL #24
BATMAN 80 PAGE GIANT 2011 #1
BATMAN AND ROBIN #26
BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE STATUE DUSTIN NGUYEN
BATMAN IMPOSTORS TP
BIRDS OF PREY #15
BOOSTER GOLD #47 (FLASHPOINT)
COVER GIRLS OF THE DCU HAWKGIRL STATUE
DARK RAIN A NEW ORLEANS STORY SC
DC RETROACTIVE GREEN LANTERN THE 80S #1
DC RETROACTIVE JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA THE 80S #1
DC RETROACTIVE SUPERMAN THE 80S #1
DETECTIVE COMICS #881
DOC SAVAGE #17
FLASHPOINT CITIZEN COLD #3 (OF 3)
FLASHPOINT DEADMAN AND THE FLYING GRAYSONS #3 (OF 3)
FLASHPOINT EMPEROR AQUAMAN #3 (OF 3)
FLASHPOINT FRANKENSTEIN CREATURES OF UNKNOWN #3 (OF 3)
GREEN LANTERN EMERALD WARRIORS HC VOL 01
MADAME XANADU TP VOL 04 EXTRA SENSORY
RED ROBIN #26
SHOWCASE PRESENTS TRIAL OF THE FLASH TP
SPIRIT #17
SUPERMAN FAMILY MULTI PART STATUE PART 1
TEEN TITANS #99
THUNDER AGENTS #10
UNWRITTEN #28
VERTIGO RESURRECTED JONNY DOUBLE #1
WAR OF THE GREEN LANTERNS AFTERMATH #2 (OF 2)

IDW PUBLISHING

ARCHIES MAD HOUSE HC VOL 01 (NOTE PRICE)
DOCTOR WHO CLASSICS OMNIBUS TP VOL 02
GI JOE TP VOL 05
GODZILLA GANGSTERS & GOLIATHS #3 (OF 5)
INFESTATION TP VOL 01
TRANSFORMERS ONGOING #23

IMAGE COMICS

ARTIFACTS #9 (OF 13) CVR A LEON
ARTIFACTS #9 (OF 13) CVR B KEOWN
ARTIFACTS #9 (OF 13) CVR C CHRISTOPHER
BLUE ESTATE #5
BREED III #4 (OF 6)
HAUNT IMMORTAL ED HC VOL 01
MAGDALENA TP VOL 01
MORNING GLORIES #11
RED SPIKE #4 (OF 5)
RED WING #2 (OF 4)
REED GUNTHER #3
SPAWN #210 (RES)
WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #32

MARVEL COMICS

ALL WINNERS SQUAD BAND OF HEROES #3 (OF 8)
ALPHA FLIGHT #3 (OF 8) FEAR
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #667
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN OMNIBUS HC
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN OMNIBUS HC DM VAR ED
ANITA BLAKE CIRCUS OF DAMNED INGENUE #5 (OF 5)
BLACK PANTHER MAN WITHOUT FEAR #522 FEAR
CRIMINAL LAST OF INNOCENT #3 (OF 4)
DAKEN DARK WOLVERINE #12
DAKEN DARK WOLVERINE EMPIRE TP
DEADPOOL #41
DEADPOOL AM SPIDER-MAN HULK IDENTITY WARS PREM HC
FEAR ITSELF #5 (OF 7) FEAR
FEAR ITSELF FELLOWSHIP OF FEAR FEAR
FEAR ITSELF UNCANNY X-FORCE #2 (OF 3) FEAR
GHOST RIDER #2 FEAR
HULK VISIONARIES PETER DAVID TP VOL 08
INCREDIBLE HULKS #634
INCREDIBLE HULKS DARK SON TP
IRON AGE #3 (OF 3) J DJURDJEVIC VAR
IRON AGE #3 (OF 3) JIMENEZ VAR
MMW DAREDEVIL HC VOL 06
MMW DAREDEVIL HC VOL 06 DM VAR ED 163
NEW AVENGERS #15 FEAR
NEW MUTANTS #29 FEAR
PUNISHER MOON KNIGHT AND DAREDEVIL BIG SHOTS
PUNISHERMAX #16
ROCKET RACCOON GUARDIAN PREM HC DM VAR 72
SHADOWLAND DAREDEVIL TP
SPIDER-ISLAND CLOAK AND DAGGER #1 (OF 3)
SPIDER-ISLAND DEADLY FOES #1 SPI
SPIDER-MAN FANTASTIC SPIDER-MAN PREM HC
STAND NIGHT HAS COME #1 (OF 6)
SUPER HEROES #17
SUPREME POWER #3 (OF 4)
THOR GODS & MEN TP NEW PTG
ULTIMATE COMICS FALLOUT #5 (OF 6)
VENGEANCE #2 (OF 6)
WOLVERINE HERCULES MYTHS MONSTERS AND MUTANTS TP
WOLVERINE PUNISHER GHOST RIDER OFF INDEX MU #1
X-MEN #15.1
X-MEN LEGACY #253
X-MEN X-TINCTION AGENDA HC

The Race Issue: Spider-man

4 Aug

The issue of race in comics has been well documented. Even in this day and age there is a very polarizing nature in regards to race in comics. Publishers want to appeal to ethnic minorities and aren’t racist bigots (hopefully), but demand and the market is driven by Caucasian leads (who also happen to be male, but that’s another topic for another day).

I’m not going to talk about what the publishers should do, if they should spotlight more ethnic characters and diversify or not. No one’s really gonna win any votes arguing for racism, but again, I think the issue is more complex than just race. The truth is that outside of a few characters, the ones that sell well and maintain stability are those that have been around for a while. The Bruce Waynes and Peter Parkers are well known, have a solid fan demographic, rich history, and solid track records. This is obviously due to the times and places in which they were conceived as ideas and characters.

Having said all that, I still think Miles Morales is a fine choice to succeed Peter Parker as Spider-man. Just because it’s easier to swim with the current doesn’t mean you should. I think a lot of people are up in arms over the issue for very silly reasons (looking at you Glenn Beck). Some people are just irate that Spider-man isn’t white anymore. As if someone had just torched the American Flag and soiled some apple pie. Others think Marvel is just trying to be too politically correct. They jokingly argue that Mary Jane should be wheel chair bound and J. Jonah Jameson should be in a homosexual relationship with Robbie Roberston. There are even others who think the whole two ethnic diversities in one is equitable to killing two birds with one stone. Honestly, you guys really think Marvel is playing that angle to grasp at two different demographics through one character? Even if that were true, it should be a non-issue.

This is skin color folks, and people have to start to look past it or else this world really is a sad and ugly place.

New Comics Shipping 5/12/12

9 May

Batman: Return of Bruce Wayne #1

Just took a look at the comics shipping out this week for DC and man it’s gonna hurt the wallet.

DC COMICS

MAR100195 ADVENTURE COMICS #11 $3.99
FEB108511 AMERICAN VAMPIRE #1 2ND PRINTING (MR) $3.99
MAR100190 BATGIRL #10 $2.99
MAR100185 BATMAN #699 $2.99
MAR100178 BATMAN RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE #1 (OF 6) $3.99
MAR100169 BIRDS OF PREY #1 (BRIGHTEST DAY) $2.99
MAR100222 BOOSTER GOLD #32 $2.99
MAR100286 DANTES INFERNO #6 (OF 6) (MR) $3.99
MAR100303 DAYTRIPPER #6 (OF 10) (MR) $2.99
MAR100301 DMZ #53 (MR) $2.99
MAR100212 DOC SAVAGE #2 $3.99
FEB100231 EX MACHINA TP VOL 09 RING OUT THE OLD (MR) $14.99
MAR100298 FABLES #95 (RES) (MR) $2.99
FEB100158 FIRST WAVE #2 (OF 6) $3.99
MAR100171 FLASH #2 (BRIGHTEST DAY) $2.99
MAR100287 FREE REALMS #9 (OF 12) $3.99
MAR100300 GREEK STREET #11 (MR) $2.99
MAR100257 HELLBLAZER #1 NEW PTG $1.00
MAR100226 HUMAN TARGET #4 (OF 6) $2.99
MAR100165 JUSTICE LEAGUE GENERATION LOST #1 (BRIGHTEST DAY) $2.99
MAR100220 MAGOG #9 $2.99
FEB100269 NOBODY TP (MR) $14.99
FEB100192 OUTSIDERS THE HUNT TP $14.99
FEB100193 QUESTION TP VOL 06 THE PEACEMAKER $19.99
MAR100232 REBELS #16 $2.99
MAR100275 SCOOBY DOO #156 $2.50
MAR100209 SHIELD #9 $3.99
JAN100307 SUPERBOY THE BOY OF STEEL HC $19.99
MAR100201 SUPERMAN WAR OF THE SUPERMEN #2 (OF 4) $2.99
MAR100174 TITANS VILLIANS FOR HIRE SPECIAL #1 $4.99
MAR100313 UNWRITTEN #13 (MR) $2.99
FEB100200 WONDER WOMAN WARKILLER TP $14.99

Holy crap. I’ll probably be picking up:

Adventure Comics 11, Batman 699, Batman: Return of Bruce Wayne 1 (of 6), Birds of Prey 01 (Brightest Day Tie-In), Booster Gold 32, Flash 02 (Brightest Day Tie-In), Justice League: Generations Lost 01 (of 26), (Brightest Day Tie-In), Superman: War of the Supermen 02 (of 4), and Titans: Villains for Hire Special 01. Will most likely pick up Amazing Spider-man #631 and maybe Black Widow #2.   Let me know what you all plan to pick up in the comments!

Brightest Day #1

8 May

98......99........100!

“Second Chances”

My Face!

Just reread Brightest Day’s first issue. Gotta say, it’s good to see Aquaman, J’onn J’onzz, and the others back alive and well…or are they…? Very interesting circumstances arise within this issue. The resurrected heroes seem to have lingering side effects, most noticeable was Arthur’s summoning of dead sea life and subsequent loss of control over them. A risen giant squid and shark carcass basically ripped through a bunch of Somali child sex trafficking bastards.

In J’onn J’onzz’s case, it almost seemed like he nearly lapsed back into his black lantern form…maybe more of a telepathic lapse than anything else. Sinestro leads Hal and Carol Ferris to the White Lantern in the beginning of the issue in order to try to lift it, but to no avail and the comic shifts directly to Boston Brand’s warping adventure. We also got a look at the Hawk’s and their continuing journey led by the “Claw of Horus” which is incidentally leading them to their original bodies which have been unearthed by mercenaries hired by the Hawk’s longtime nemesis, Hath-Set. Hath is then shown with the bodies in an undisclosed region in the Peruvian Amazon. There’s also scenes involving Black Manta and his totally INSANE self. Literally just gutting and filleting some innocents and then subsequently revealing his little known arsonist side.

Aquaman!

Last page with him on it was pretty awesome, definitely excited to see more of him and his ridiculous testosterone levels when he gets a chance to try and skewer the Sea King.

The one portion of the comic I didn’t find very interesting was the part involving the new/old firestorm combo. Maybe it’s just me, never really had much exposure to the first or second incarnations of the character and the truth is, at this point, it’s hard to care. Come on Johns, make me care about this guy! For now, the both of these babies just seem like whiners. One whines about his dead girlfriend and the other whines about not being able to hang out with his buddies. Okay, the dead GF is kind of a tough thing to go through, so I’ll let that slide, but still, less complaining and more substance please! Show me what kind of powers this guy has, show me his potential and keep the jibber jabber to a minimum if it’s gonna be so centered on this “I hate you/No I hate YOU!” mess. Oh, and did I mention the new plot element behind this dull duo is that since they combined to form firestorm, they can’t seem to uncombine…..Mmmm two people who don’t get along are forced to be stuck with one another? I smell a comedy sitcom, Odd Couple part deux anyone?

Anyway, overall the comic was worth the read. Probably rate it at about an 8/10 give or take. And yeah, don’t take my firestorm bashing too personally or let it affect whether or not you read the book, it really is more of a pet peeve than anything else.

Til next time comic book aficionados,
Sayonara.