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Posted by bnwadmin On December - 12 - 2010

Amazing Spider-Man #650

Dan Slott (w) Humberto Ramos (a)

Slott and Ramos continue their opening Big Time arc. Spidey gets a new suit (about time some would say) and the Black Cat gets her own little side mission, but it’s hush, hush so she can’t tell you what’s what. If you put Spidey down because of Brand New Day, now’s the time to pick it back up with a new creative team and mantra at the helm.

Avengers Academy #7

Christos Gage (w) Mike McKone (a)

This issue is a BIG one and we do mean the pun as we see the return of Henry Pym’s Giant-Man alter ego. It’s been awhile. Lately he’s been parading around as the new Wasp and living with Jocasta (I mean what is up with that?). But with a new cartoon and movie on the horizon, it’s important for comic readers to see the entire crew represent in the funny pages. Considered Giant Man represented.

Birds of Prey #7

Gail Simone (w) Ardian Syaf, Vicente Cifuentes (a)

A new artist takes over for the Simone-penned title. This one is being billed as the “death of Oracle.” What do you think the odds are that she actually dies? I mean it’s a comic book, no one stays dead, in fact, speaking of which, guess who’s back in this issue? That’s right, Bruce Wayne. Didn’t he JUST die? I mean C’MON.

Black Panther Man Without Fear #513

David Liss (w) Francesco Francavilla (a)

Matt Murdoch is dead, long live the Black Panther. Confused? Well then you should read this issue. With Shadowland done and Daredevil gone someone needs to protect the denizens of Hell’s Kitchen and that would be the former king of Wakandam of course.

Conan The Road of Kings #1 (of 6)

Roy Thomas (w) Mike Hawthorne, John Lucas (a)

Conan the Pirate? That’s right. What’s a barbarian to do after pillaging, plundering and protecting the honor and virtue of a scantily clad lady to do but head off to the high seas of course and try his hand at some treasure hunting. This treasure however leads to the Road of Kings. Intrigued? Buy the issue this week, we can’t give everything away now can we?

Iron Siege #1

James Abraham, Andrew Hong (w) Trevor Goring (a)

It’s the holiday season and you know what that means, Nazis! That’s right, but this ain’t no typical Nazi book, this one is about a group of captured Nazi’s in a deserted town that has a dangerous secret. Why can’t these towns ever be filled with apple pie and kittens, you know? But no, it’s always dangerous. If you like the Walking Dead or Zombie books, this one might just be for you, because what’s better than Zombies, but Nazi Zombies. Or maybe Smurf Zombies, but that might be a copyright issue.

Spirit #9

David Hine (w), Moritat (a)

Hine and Moritat have been doing yeoman’s work with Will Eisner’s buddy The Spirit. If you have not been reading this title, now’s a good of time as any to check this book out. As an added bonus each issue, there is a back story in black and white by some of the industry’s top talent. This week features a holiday tale with Paul Dini and Mike Ploog.

Star Wars Legacy War #1 (of 6)

John Ostrander (w), Jan Duursema, Dan Parsons (a)

All of you Star Wars Legacy fans who have been sobbing because they canceled your book can relax now. This week sees the start of an all-new six-issue mini-series with all your pals – Darth Krayt, Cade Skywalkers, Sith, Jedi and maybe if we are really good we will get a Christmas miracle and good ol’ Ben Kenobi will stop by with a tale of the good ol’ days.l

Superman #706

Michael Straczynski (w) Eddy Barrows (a)

I always knew Des Moines, Iowa was a messed up place. It’s just a gut feeling you know, like how can anything called shoe-fly pie be bad. Trust me, it was. But Des Moines does a number this week to the Man of Steel, who while walking through on his walkabout goes back in time and becomes Superboy once again. It’s like an episode of Fringe, if instead of going to an alternate universe they go back in time instead. Come to think of it, it may be more like Eureka – my bad.

Thunderbolts #151

Jeff Parker (w) Kev Walker (a)

It might be Christmas but its a perfect time for a Ghost Story – Thunderbolts style. If you have not checked out this Parker-Walker joint, now is a perfect time to see what the fuss is all about. As is usual a theme for a book for me, it’s fun and it’s also well done. Luke Cage is literally running the asylum. So what could go wrong from week-to-week. Moonstone, our favorite Ms Marvel during the Dark Reign, takes center stage in this one.

Preacher HC Book 3

Garth Ennis (w) Steve Dillon, Carlos Ezquerra (a)

Now that Walking Dead has successfully been adapted, it’s time for someone in Hollywood to check out Ennis’ tale of Jesse Custer. The third Preacher hardcover collects Preacher #27-33, Saint of Killers #1-4 and Preacher Special: Cassidy – Blood and Whiskey.

Superman Secret Origin Deluxe Hardcover

Geoff Johns, Gary Frank, Jon Sibal (a)

Johns takes his hand at retconning Superman’s origin with Lex Luthor, the Legion of Super-Heroes, Lois Lane, Metallo, Jimmy Olsen and more. I know you may be tired of reading ANOTHER Superman origin story, but Johns and Franks (who channels his inner Christopher Reeves and it looks creepy on a little kid) do a nice job. A must for any Superman fan’s collection.

X-Necrosha TP

Marvel’s answer to Blackest Night, dead mutants rise as the psychic vampire (nice mix ) Selene is on a quest (some would say its a mad quest) to grab enough souls so (you guessed it) she can ascend to Godhood. Didn’t she read A God Somewhere? That never ends wells. For some reason, Cyclops and his buddy decide this might not be the best thing for everyone. This is their story. Collects New X-Men #32, X-Force #11, 21-25, New Mutnats #6-8, X-Men Legacy #231-234, X-Force/New Mutants Necrosha One-Shot, X Necrosha The Gathering and some stuff from the X-Force Annual.

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