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Archive for February, 2010

First Wave #1/Buffy Volume 6 TP

Posted by bnwadmin On February - 28 - 2010

Out this Wednesday, DC unveils a shocking new universe with some classic (and unexpected) characters in First Wave #1.  Meanwhile as the Twilight mystery deepens in the pages of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dark Horse Comics releases the previous arc in trade paperback BTVS Volume 6 Retreat.

From the mind of Brian Azzarello, who teased readers a few months back with his Batman/Doc Savage Special, comes First Wave #1 this week, illustrated by Rags Morales.  It’s a DC Universe like we have never seen before featuring Doc Savage, the Spirit, the Blackhawks plus Batman and Black Canary (among others) in a pulpy war in the shadows of war.  This new book looks promising.

Brad Meltzer is up for his turn on Buffy the Vampire Slayer with the latest arc – Twilight.  But how did the Scoobies get here you ask?  Well, relive the five issue story “Retreat” by Jane Espenson that brought an all-out war to the Buffy ‘verse and brought our heroes to their current predicament.


New This Week: 3.3.10

Posted by BRiAN On February - 28 - 2010

This is what we will have to offer you for the first new comic book day for March of 2010 [ 3.3.10 ]! Read the rest of this entry »

What I Liked This Week

Posted by bnwadmin On February - 27 - 2010

It was a Marvel week for the taste buds as two titles rose above everything else – Thor #607 and Ultimate Comics Enemy #2.  Obviously I can not go a week without gushing over something that Brian Michael Bendis wrote.  Anyway …

I loved Straczynski’s run on Thor and was a little worried about Kieron Gillen assuming the mantle.  After a couple of issues, I finally found my self excited over an issue Gillen penned – Thor #607.  A Siege tie-in, this issue finally caught us up with the whereabouts of Volstagg since he inadvertently started the latest Marvel event.

This issue serves like the current New Avengers books, bringing readers up to the point where Siege began, and Thor really delivered this week on that account.  The wickedness and diabolicalness of Loki is on full display as he continues to manipulate Balder and his fellow Asgardians as war is about to come.

Meanwhile, in Marvel’s other universe – the Ultimate ‘ verse, Ultimate Comics Enemy is shaping up into an interesting read.  The mystery continues in issue two this week (by Bendis) as Nick Fury and Spider-Woman are tangled in the web of a an unknown enemy seemingly bent on their destruction.  What the ultimate goal is, no one knows, but its engaging enough to keep me wanting more.  It just seems like the assault on the Ultimate ‘verse is continuing, and the death toll just might keep increasing.

That’s all I have this week, until next time, enjoy …

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEFF SMITH!

Posted by BRiAN On February - 27 - 2010

The legendary Paul Pope brought to my attention today via his twitter feed that COMICS GOD Jeff Smith is turning 50 today! Jeff is thehe creator and self publisher of BONE and RASL, but you all knew that already didn’t you, and is one of our favorite comic creators of all time! Anyway…HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEFF SMITH!!

A Character To Learn More About

Posted by BRiAN On February - 27 - 2010

I know I am trying to spotlight characters who may be obscure or even lost in the halls of history but after certain events in comics this week, Blackest Night #7, and last week, Green Lantern #51, I finally broke down and looked up the history on that guy who has been stirring up trouble for everyone who’s…well, alive. That’s why this week I have chosen:

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Not Really Comics News As It Is Rap News

Posted by BRiAN On February - 26 - 2010

I know this isn’t really comics related news but Method Man, Ghostface Killah and Raekwon are going to be releasing a new album at the end of March ( it’s due March 3oth to be exact ) titled Wu-Massacre. While not all of our customers may be a fan of these guys, or their music, you gotta love this cover ( the real reason I am bringing this to your attention today ) by comic artist Chris Bachelo.  For track listing and other information click over to a real rap news site here. Enjoy your friday everyone!

Random Retro Comic Review

Posted by bnwadmin On February - 24 - 2010

Fate was back in my hands this week as I once again resumed my normal digging through Brave New Worlds back issue comics vault for this week’s gem from February 1975, Daredevil #188 (Volume 1) by Gerry Conway, Don Heck and Vince Colletta.

Talk about a treat as the big bad for this stand-alone story of Daredevil was none other than the Circus of Crime. Just who is the Circus of Crime you ask, sounds like a job for one of Brian’s “Character to Learn More About.”

As stand-alone issues go, this one had a lot happening as it opens with Daredevil returning to New York City after spending some time in San Francisco with the Black Widow (Ah Natasha …).  He takes down some petty thugs who are actually working for the aforementioned Circus of Crime.

Next Daredevil reverts to his alter ego Matt Murdoch so we get some face time with his partner Foggy Nelson.  But alas, the Circus of Crime is worried that DD is going to spoil their party and tail Daredevil to the office.  They attack, and hilarity ensues.

Shea Stadium serves as the focal point for the big finale as the Ringmaster turns a live television benefit into his own power source hypnotizing the crowd and the people at home watching, and then of course robbing them because back in the 1970s villains were only really concerned with making money (the easy way).  I guess Ringmaster’s parole officer failed to mention what his power was before they agreed to put him on live television.

Anyway, Daredevil arrives to save the day (‘natch).  The issue features the first appearance of Blackwing, which should be enough of a reason to pick up this lost treasure.

2 Comics I Wanna Read

Posted by BRiAN On February - 23 - 2010

Atop my stack of comics this week are 2 titles that I really really cannot wait to read! Hit the jump to see what they are this time around! Read the rest of this entry »

Action Comics 8.0 VF

Posted by BRiAN On February - 22 - 2010

Eternal comic buzzboy and gossip guru Rich Johnston just brought to my attention via his twitter that a copy of Action Comics #1, the holy grail of back issue comics!, sold for $1,000,000!!!!!!! The 8.0 VF CGC’d copy apparently sold to an anonymous buyer and, while it is the second highest graded edition of this comic, now holds the record for most ever paid for a comic. You can read what Rich had to say over at his site Bleeding Cool, he may have updates as more comes out about this sale.  While I would love to own this comic, even in the worst possible condition, I am not sure I would drop a cool 1,000,000 on it. Would you?

NEW THIS WEEK: 2.24.10

Posted by BRiAN On February - 21 - 2010

Like sand through an hourglass these are the comics that will be on the shelves 2.24.10! Read the rest of this entry »