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Archive for October, 2010

New This Week: 10.27.10

Posted by BRiAN On October - 24 - 2010

Did you blink? October is over. Halloween is upon us and so is the Walking Dead’s world television premiere! Get psyched! Also let’s look at what new comics are coming out this week. Hit the jump

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Hey you just missed Greg Pak

Posted by BRiAN On October - 23 - 2010

If you didn’t make it out to Old City for the short visit from Chaos War scribe, Greg Pak,don’t worry; he signed a bunch of stuff for us so you can always pretend he signed your book for you. I kid I kid.

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The Comicverse #4

Posted by bnwadmin On October - 23 - 2010

My Pick

Posted by bnwadmin On October - 21 - 2010

Star Trek: Countdown TP

Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Mike Johnson, Tim Jones (w), David Messina (a)

Unique Vision When the decision came down to allow J.J. Abrams to make a new Star Trek film, and for that film to be set with the Original Series characters, fans would probably be surprised that the story’s roots actually take place in the Next Generation’s timeline. Star Trek Countdown is that story.

No Time to Be Arguing About Time Since a new timeline was created to give fans a new perspective with some old characters, the question should be how exactly did this happen? It was explained a little bit in the movie, Star Trek: Countdown explains it in detail.

Trekkies Settle Down I know a lot of fans where bent out of shape and upset when they heard that this story was set in a new timeline. What does this mean, does my entire collection of shows no longer matter? Well duh, of course it no longer matters – kidding. Actually, because the catalyst of the new film is due to events from the TNG era, everything that came before DOES in fact matter. Thank you Orci and Kurtzman for making that happen.

Licenses When artist tackle real-character likenesses, it can get pretty dicey. A successful comic story is not just about the writer, but the artist as well. Messina is definitely one of those rare artists who can nail an actor’s likeness, as also seen in his True Blood and Angel work for IDW. His Star Trek work never disappoints. I am just disappointed that he no longer will be doing Trek work.

How Nero Got His Groove On Or rather, how did his mining ship get all souped up for his jump to this time. Well, that’s explained here.

Three Cheers for the Blind Man Turns out Spock’s ship that was designed to stop the nova blast was designed by none other than one Geordi LaForge.

Why Should You Read This Book Well, if you are a Star Trek fan, of any of its incarnations or are new to the party with this film, this book is for you. It shows us where the saga has come from, and where it is going. It is truly a perfect prequel to last summer’s movie.

New Stories Orci and Kurtzman laid out two other tales that take place due to this timeline shift, both coincidentally in the original universe – Spock Reflections and Nero, both of which are available to Brave New Worlds, and are excellent tales.

Spoon!

Posted by bnwadmin On October - 19 - 2010

More X News The next arc for the Victor Gischler written X-Men title will be called “Serve and Protect” and will feature not only Chris Bachalo on pencils but Spider-Man as well.

About Time Move over Warren Ellis, Phil Jimenez and Kaare Andrews. Daniel Way and Jason Pearson will be taking over the Astonishing X-Men with their “Monsters” story arc coming to shelves soon. Way’s story begins with the X-Men attending a funeral in Japan. When horrified giant monsters begin coming ashore from nearby Monster Island, the team is forced to investigate. Their arrival on the island will bring them face to face with a villain they weren’t expecting.

Astonishing Cap! That’s right, following in the footsteps of the Astonishing X-Men, Captain America is getting a new title next summer, to coincide with the release of the movie next summer. Andy Diggle will provide the words, Adi Granov the art.

The Biggest Characters Godzilla is coming to comics, tiny little Japanese run for cover. And I am talking those scale people from the original movies Yo. The new title will debut in February. Check out the promotional art from Eric Powell.

I’m So Happy Yes, there is a new creative team coming to Supergirl beginning with issue #60 next year – Nick Spencer and Bernard Chang. Here’s keeping my fingers crossed.

Superman: Earth One – Next WG Book Discussion

Posted by bnwadmin On October - 18 - 2010

Brave New Worlds Willow Grove latest book discussion selection will be the soon-to-be-released Superman: Earth One on Saturday, November 13 @ 7 p.m. The book is scheduled to hit shelves on Wednesday, October 27. Make sure to reserve your copy today.

Straczynski pairs with artist Shane Davis and Sandra Hope to tell a new version of Superman’s first days as Superman, with a twist of course as the Man of Tomorrow’s origin is told today, in 2010.

So, forget everything you know about the Man of Steel, and sit down for an exciting tale brought to you by the Hugo Award-winning author who also penned Thor’s return to the Marvel Universe, Bablyon 5 and Amazing Spider-Man.

Earth One will be a new wave of original, stand-alone graphic novels re-imagining DC’s top heroes.

On Sale October 20 Spotlight

Posted by bnwadmin On October - 17 - 2010

Carnage #1 (of 5)

Zeb Wells (w) Clayton Crain (a)

After Venom, who is the one Spidey villain fans cry for all the time? Well if you guessed Carnage, you would be correct, as the crazy red one gets his own mini-series by Wells and Crain. This one promises to be fun as Spider-Man and Iron Man team up.

Kick-Ass 2 #1

Mark Millar (w) John Romita Jr (a)

Just like Dr. Horrible said when he plotted the demise of Captain Hammer, it’s a brand new day. Of course this new era we are talking about here is Kick Ass 2, Balls to the Wall. The much-anticipated sequel is finally here. More Kick Ass. More Hit Girl. And more ass-kicking.

Loki #1 (of 4)

Rob Rodi (w) Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Sebastian Fiumara (a)

There are two sides to every story. You know Loki’s has got to be a lie. I’m just saying, there is a reason he is called the God of Lies. Really, you think there is even a remote possibility he could be telling the truth at all? Didn’t think so. Still, should be an interesting read.

Ultimate Comics New Ultimates #4

Jeph Loeb (w) Frank Cho (a)

I feel like this title is a conspiracy by Marvel to force it’s way onto the Spotlight each time it comes out because it does so infrequently. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a fun read I just don’t know if it is Spotlight worthy each time, however I feel I owe you faithful readers a reminder on the rare occasions it actually ships. You are welcome.

DC Comics Year-by-Year Visual Chronicle HC

Daniel Wallace (w)

Here for the first time is the chronological account of the adventures of the characters and company that created them. The story starts at the beginning when DC was known as National Allied Publications in 1934. Check out how the story progressed over the years. This one will look great on your coffee table.

Final Crisis Legion of Three Worlds TP

Geoff Johns (w) George Perez, Scott Koblish

This one has been over for awhile, but is finally getting the softcover treatment. It’s the new quintessential Legion story that resets and cleans up their universe. It’s a great read for longtime fans of the Legion, as well as a terrific jumping on point for those who want to get into the Legion. And don’t tell anyone, but it really does not have that much to do with Final Crisis.

Luthor HC

Bryan Azzarello (w) Lee Bermejo, Mick Gray, Karl Story (a)

Yes, this story has been available for years in trade, however here comes a new twist to the original five-issue mini-series, Lex Luthor: Man of Steel, new material plus sketch pages, and of course a very attractive hardcover display. Besides a bag of chips what else could you ask for?

Y The Last Man Deluxe Edition HC Volume 4

Brian K. Vaughn (w) Pia Guerra, Goran Sudzuka, Jose Marzan Jr (a)

The latest hardcover collection includes issues #37-48 as the adventures of Yorick and Ampersand continue. We learn the origin of Yorick’s mysterious protector while he searches for his fiancee in Australia. Wonder if he will find any female companionship on his trip?

New This Week: 10.20.10

Posted by BRiAN On October - 17 - 2010

Check out what books are coming out this Wednesday!

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Get Ready! C.B.S. is COMING!

Posted by BRiAN On October - 16 - 2010

So do you like comics?! (if you said no then i am wondering why you are cruising around a comic shop website but we wont question you).  Are you looking for something to do on a Sunday that mat not revolve around a brown ball being thrown through the air?!  C.B.S. is here!

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The Comicverse #3

Posted by bnwadmin On October - 16 - 2010

Take a look at previous strips here.