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Archive for January, 2011

Spoon!

Posted by bnwadmin On January - 31 - 2011

Crossover to End All Crossovers Marvel and DC Comics have churned out some truly memorable (Uncanny X-Men/Teen Titans anyone?) crossover events. And from time-to-time Dc would even do so with it’s own Wildstorm. And IDW is joining it’s license titles together against the ever-growing zombie threat of the world in Infestation. But no one could have ever predicated the next big crossover event when Danger Girl meets Army of Darkness. Chin meet Chin. That’s right Abbey Chase is teaming up with Ash as Dynamite and IDW join forces to give fans something they never knew they wanted.

Doc Jones Keeping up with the Joneses might never be so difficult, but it should be fun as DC Comics is handing over the writing duties to J.G. Jones with issue #13. This is not the first time DC is letting an artist try their hand at writing and it should be interesting to see what Jones does with the book. Doc Savage #13 will be drawn by Qing Ping Miu.

Let’s Get Ready to Rumble! That’s right, the historic issue #900 of Action Comics is approaching (scheduled to ship in April) and Superman is going to return. Of course, this title will not be big enough for BOTH Lex Luthor and Superman, so something is going to have to give. Of course they decide to settle this dispute like gentlemen, and FIGHT! Oh yeah.

Things Are About to Change If you are a fan of G.I. Joe, you really need to pick up issue #12 of G.I. Joe Cobra last week. Someone dies and everything that we thought we knew is about to change. Characters die in comics all the time, but this one has a huge impact on the Joe Universe. Check it out!

On Sale February 3 SPOTLIGHT

Posted by bnwadmin On January - 30 - 2011

Archie #617

Alex Simmons (w) Dan Parent (a)

Part two of “Campaign Pains,” President Obama and Sarah Palin arrive in Riverdale as Archie and Reggie have made a mess of things claiming that they have the support of one the town’s guests. This being Archie, of course hilarity ensues and then the Secret Service gets involved. My sources tell me a trip to Guatanamo Bay might be the our pals’ future.

Batman The Return of Bruce Wayne Deluxe Hardcover

Grant Morrison (w) Various (a)

Collecting the six-issue mini-series that saw the return of said title, Grant Morrison puts the finishing touches on his Final Crisis epic and introduces us to a new chapter in the Caped Crusader. But first he needs to get back and that is where the fun begins as Bruce jumps though time. If you thought Johnny Depp was cool, then wait until you meet Swashbuckling Bruce Wayne.

Brightest Day #19

Geoff Johns, Peter Tomasi (w) Ivan Reis, Patrick Gleason, Adrian Syaf, Scott Clark, Joe Prado (a)

Calling all Aquaman fans! Our favorite fish guy is about to go to war, “Aquawar” as Brightest Day sets to wind down to it’s shocking conclusion (really? do you think we will really be shocked? does anything shock us anymore?). Anyway, Aqauman calls in all his fish buddies, including the Morton Fishsticks guy because you can never have enough people to battle the Black Manta – natch!

Daytripper TP

Gabriel Ba (w) Fabio Moon (a)

The Brazilian twins are at it again with what just might be their masterpiece, until their next new book. What are the most important days of your life? That is the answer the brothers search for during select moments of Oliva Domingos life. One thing is for certain, the journey is just beginning for all of us. And as an added bonus, this one is going to be the Willow Grove February Book Discussion title (February 26).

DC Universe Online Legends #1

Tony Bedard, Marv Wolfman (a) Harold Porter, Livesay, Adriana Melo, Norman Lee (a)

You’ve drooled over the trailer. You’ve played the game. Now read the comic. The highly-anticipated MMO is now a 26-biweekly series as Luthor’s obsession of destroying Superman reaches its height as a handshake deal with Brainac seals the all of humanity’s fate. Exciting, isn’t it?

Deadpool and Cable #26

Duane Swierczynski (w) Leo Fernandez (a)

Just because Cable is dead doesn’t mean this team-up can’t happen. Deadpool is left devastated after his good buddy’s passing and he decides to honor his life the only way Wade Wilson can – starting a Cable museum, amusement park, TV show and whatever else that crazy dude can think of. It’s our buddy Swierczynski at the helm so you know this one is going to be a good time.

Invincible #77

Robert Kirkman (w) Ryan Ottley, FCO Plascencia (a)

This is it, the final stand. The Viltrumite War has raged on and on and on. I think this think is lasting longer than the Dominion War in Deep Space Nine, longer than War & Peace. You get my drift, it’s been a long one. Of course the fate of all life is at stake, once again. Where’s a vampire slayer when the apocalypse is on our doorstep again? Anyway, think Invincible loses?

Invincible Iron Man 500.1

Matt Fraction (w) Salvador Larroca (a)

Here it is, Marvel’s first point one issue. The perfect jumping on point for new fans and readers. This issue is a must for all as Tony Stark takes his first step into the future. Isn’t he technically doing that each time he takes a step, because the step is in the future and then the present and finally the past. I really hate teaching quantum mechanics to newbies. Anyway, this one is going to set up the most-action packed story ever in the history of the Shellhead, EVER! A great jumping on point (pun intended).

Legion of Super-Heroes Annual #1

Paul Levitz (w) Keith Giffen (w/a) John Dell (a)

The reunion we have all waited for, more than the Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, Bill and Monica. Paul Levitz and Keith Giffen reunite for their first all-new Legion tale in 20 years. And this one will be a doozy as we meet the all-new, all-deadly Emerald Empress. Let the hyperbole fly as one Legionnaire’s life will no longer be the same Yo.

Secret Six #30

Gail Simone (w) J. Calafiore (a)

This issue sees the end of one of the Sixer’s career. The question of course is who, and then how? This is the team that took on Lex Luthor last month, and now must face the Doom Patrol. Please don’t tell me someone gets taken out by a Doom Patrol member. Please. Taken out might be the wrong choice of words of course. If you have yet to check out what Simone has been doing, now is a good as time as any to start.

Superman 80-Page Giant 2011 #1

Various (w) Various (a)

Are you a fan of Superman but afraid of picking up the monthly because of all the continuity? Well fear not fan of the man in blue, have we got the book for you this week as we get seven fresh and exciting new tales spotlight Superman and his amazing friends by some of the industry’s up-and-coming talent. This one has vampires, clones and of course a little Bizarro!

Superman War of the Supermen HC

James Robinson, Sterling Gates (w) Eddy Barrows, Aaron Lopresti, More (a)

Think of North vs South except with Kryptonians and Lois Lane’s Dad. Intrigued? Well this is the final New Krypton story that changes everything for a certain big blue boy scout. Also, this is why Superman is on his walkabout. Collects Superman War of the Supermen #0-4 and material from Superman #700.

Ultimate Comics New Ultimates #5 (of 5)

Jeph Loeb (w) Frank Cho (a)

The final chapter is here (and it’s about time), but Loeb and Cho have yet to disappoint as Thor is back, but he is mad. The question is, is it an angry kind of mad or crazy kind of mad? Good question isn’t it? One thing is for sure, we should at least learn just what Loki is trying to accomplish.

New This Week: 2.2.11

Posted by BRiAN On January - 29 - 2011

Here’s the list of comics and comics related things coming to both Brave New Worlds locations on Wednesday Feb 2nd 2011!

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The Comicverse #16

Posted by bnwadmin On January - 29 - 2011

What I Liked This Week

Posted by bnwadmin On January - 28 - 2011
Fantastic Four #587
Jonathan Hickman (w) Steve Epting (a)
I am beginning to feel like a broken record each month when certain titles come out. And Fantastic Four is definitely one of them, but what Hickman is doing with the fab four in my humble opinion is career defining – i.e. we will be talking about this stuff for years and years to come. By now, unless you live under a rock or do not have access to Yahoo! News you know this is the issue that someone dies.

Even though my introduction says one thing, I am by no means a genius, especially when it comes to figuring out these stories. But it really came to no surprise for me who wound up biting the bullet. It was really just logic, who’s death would have the biggest impact? And it was a heroic death, a true sacrifice and very touching. And it felt a little like a Hollywood blockbuster. That being said, I can not wait for the aftermath. The majority of the team has been separated for the past several issues, amping up the drama ten-fold.

Next month will be the final issue of the Fantastic Four, before a new title FF #1 debuts with Hickman. It’s never too late to start reading this game-changing run that Hickman has been penning.

Ultimate Doom #2
Brian Michael Bendis (w) Rafa Sandoval (a)
Talk about your double doses of Fantastic Four. We just watched one out the four die a heroic death in the regular Marvel Univsere, meanwhile in the Ultimate Universe, it looks a lot like one of the Fantastic Four has gone plum loco.

The third part of the three-book trilogy, Ultimate Doom feels like the final part, with all the action, drama and story moving at a quick, break-neck pace. With each issue we get a little closer to learning the truth about just what the heck is going on.

This is also another one of those titles that continuously makes me happy each month it’s released. Can not wait to see what Bendis has in store for the final two issues. And while it is only been about a year and half since Ultimatum, I really do feel Marvel has achieved its goal with the reboot plan of bringing readers things they would never expect in the new Marvel Ultimate Universe.

Avengers #9
Brian Michael Bendis (w) John Romita Jr, Klaus Janson (a)
No, it just seems like everything Bendis writes is amazing. And yes, that goes for this month’s Avengers as well. Parker Robbins, aka The Hood, has always attempted to be a power player, and for his part, Bendis always seems more than happy to help him on his way.

While this issues has a ton of exposition, you never really feel like the story is not moving. Meanwhile, Bendis connects the dots and allows us into the just how and why Robbins is on his current kick – collecting infinity gems. Some people collects stamps and comic books, not Robbins, he wants the shiny colors. Wonder what he would do if he existed in the DC Universe?

Honorable Mention The two-issue arc concluded in American Vampire #13 was a fun one and sets up future stories with Hattie’s quest to find her old pal Pearl. And while I am not a huge fan of the compilation story issues, it worked for Age of X Alpha, as it introduced readers to the players  and their roles in what is the next big X-crossover event. Action Comics #897 shows the great difference between the Prince of Anarchy and Humanity’s savior, aka as The Joker and Lex Luthor, as Lex needs to sit down man-to-psycho and ask the old card for some people. Yeah, it goes well. Detective Comics #873 sees the end of Scott Snyder and Jock’s opening arc on the title, and it ends very strongly as Dick Grayson firmly entrenches himself as Gotham City’s Batman. And last, but certainly not least (I told you there was a lot of books out this week) Brian Wood’s The New York Five #1. Now under the Vertigo imprint, Five is the sequel to Wood’s briliiant Minx The New York Four that came out about two years ago. The story continues and it gets really interesting in a hurry. You do not need to read NY Four to enjoy this issue, but of course Brave New Worlds has copies in stock if you are so inclined. Okay, I have said way to much this week. Can’t wait to see what’s coming out next Wednesday.

My Pick

Posted by bnwadmin On January - 28 - 2011

Danger Girl The Ultimate Collection

Scott Campbell (w/a) Andy Hartnell (w)

“If you don’t get that gun outta my face, an eye won’t be your only damaged organ.”

You might scoff. You might laugh. But for me, I was sold on Danger Girl as soon I arrived at page 5. Bruce Campbell’s (The Chin) introduction “hooked” me and then the character who I thought was Campbell in the story kept me turning the page.

Yes, Campbell’s drawings of the lovely ladies did not hurt, and he does have a penchant for drawing girls, curves and all. But honestly this story is just about the fun for me.

Abbey Chase is recruited by the spy agency Danger Girl to stop evil-doers from taking over the world (they never are interested in anything else are they?). Along the way they meet the most over-the-top characters ever collected or assembled in one story (and that includes the Austin Powers trilogy!).

But wait there’s more. There is action galore, and adventure that could put the Indiana Jones saga to shame (okay, I really can not back that up, but it’s a lot of fun). Plus witty dialogue and wordplay that would make Adam West and possibly Joss Whedon proud (okay, probably not up to Whedon’s standards but still there is a fun with the dialogue that is undeniable).

The book reminds me a lot of James Bond and there is a nice homage to the opening sequences of those movies on the introduction splash page introducing the story in chapter one. I also see it a little She Spies (the former campy syndicated television show starring Natasha Henstridge, which must have been influenced some part by this book) when I read Danger Girl.

Not to give too much away, but once you start reading the book you will realize what kind of a ride you are in fact in for as our heroine Abbey Chase is being held by two “goons” at gun point by a “friend” Donavin for “stealing” his gold mayan skull. Of course, hilarity and escape ensue with crocodiles, amazing acrobatics, eluding bullets, clothes being torn (in strategic places, natch!) that would make James Kirk blush, a speed boat chase, a helicopter and a jeep plummeting off a mountain that end the prologue on, of course, a cliffhanger.

The two best industry quotes that best described Danger Girl are “… a great summer movie waiting to happen*” and “Danger Girl is one of those damn rare comic books that jump-starts that bundle of nerves at the base of your skull and reminds you of how you felt when reading comics as a kid. Just pkain, old-fashioned fun … woof!#”

So what are you waiting for? Stop by either Brave New Worlds location and pick up Danger Girl The Ultimate Collection, and prepare to have a swell time, and of course, one hell of a ride. In fact, this book is the amusement parks of comic books (I just thought that one up).

Be careful, this one might not be for the younger audience out there as it does have suggestive material but it’s probably nothing you can not find on cable television today.

*Craig Perry, producer American Pie and Final Destination

#Adam Hughes

Check out previous “My Pick” selections below.

Superman Earth One

Thor by J. Michael Straczynski TP Volume 1

Star Trek Countdown

Superman/Batman Supergirl

Final Crisis Legion of 3 Worlds

The Chill

Completely Different

Posted by bnwadmin On January - 27 - 2011

Now we do not want to assume what type of comics really get it done for you. Some people just read DC. Some just read Marvel. Others won’t touch super hero books or will only buy single issues. Well this month we have a treat for you. This book actually came out in 2009, but has been hard to find on shelves since it is always selling so well.

Asterios Polyp

David Mazzucchelli (w/a)

The 2010 Eisner Award for Best Graphic Novel – New!, David Mazzucchelli tells a story about a man who sees everything in his life go up in flames. Everything he owned, the world he lived in is now gone. Does he attempt to pick up the pieces and rebuild (he was living a nice New York City life) or does he decide to take a different path and rise from the ashes?

“What’s that noise?”

Past collides with the present as he attempts to find out what went wrong in his life and how he lost the love of his life.

Asterios Polyp is something completely different for the regular comic book reader and worth taking a chance on as it really is a masterpiece. Pay close attention how Mazzucchelli singles out certain characters and uses geometric shapes to tell his tale.

This is the journey of Asterios Polyp. You have been warned.

Remember Me?

Posted by bnwadmin On January - 25 - 2011

Remember Marv from Sin City? It’s been about five years since the successful movie adaptation of Frank Miller’s black-and-white noir world hit the screens and breakout of a certain unkillable man named Marv.

“Is that the best you can do, you pansies?”

It is fitting that our first introduction to Sin City in the very first book, on the very first page is Marv. In “The Hard Goodbye” we are introduced to this enormous oak tree of a man who is enjoying the simple pleasures of the world. Unfortunately when he wakes up, Goldie is dead and a crazy ride of a story begins.

Miller was at his best when writing and drawing Sin City and “The Hard Goodbye” was the perfect hook to pull us into this world of deceit, murder, corruption, heart, hard-luck and yes, even love. And Marv epitomized it all.

Marv will go on to be mentioned or appear in all seven installments, however the first is really the only one in which he is in the spotlight. Volume’s two “A Dame to Kill For” he helps out Dwight on his task, and Marv also goes onto appear in short stories “Silent Night” and “Just Another Saturday.”

“This isn’t some barroom brawl or some creep with a gas can looking to torch some wino. This is big and I’m right in the middle of it and there’s no place I’d rather be.”

Marv’s been setup and promises “the hard goodbye” when he finds out who did this to Goldie, with him own predicament being mostly a second thought. He is Tick-like in his nigh-invulnerability and has an uncanny ability to survive multiple (and I do mean multiple) gunshot wounds, but still manages to get himself captured on many of occasion.

He uses some interesting interrogation techniques, sticking the head of a would-be informant into a toilet bowl, or scraping their face along the ground while he drives a car holding the informant outside the door – ouch!

At the end of the day, Marv is more a victim of his circumstance than anything. Yes, he has lived a hard life, all the people who reside in Basin (Sin) City have, but he is set up and forced to become an unlikely hero, a hero who will do anything to find justice.

PARENT’S BE WARNED HOWEVER, as this book is meant for mature readers. Sex, nudity, drugs, extreme violence are all trademarks of this collection.

Hopefully now that we have reintroduced Marv to you, you will take a look at his saga and that of the other characters of Sin City. All seven Dark Horse Comics volumes are on sale now at both Brave New Worlds locations!

Second Look

Posted by bnwadmin On January - 24 - 2011

Star Wars A Long Time Ago … Omnibus Volumes 1-3

Dark Horse Comics

Roy Thomas, Archie Goodwin, David Micheline, Plus Others (w) Harold Chaykin, Walt Simonson, Carmine Infantino, Al Williamson, Plus Others (a)

So where were we? Oh yes, a long time ago, in a time not too far away Star Wars fans could only relive the adventures of their favorite movie either through the action figures (and their own imaginations – I was always have full-scale, epic battles), through the LP (records for those of you too young to know what an LP stands for) that told the story of the movie (cut up from the movie with the actors dialogue – this was awesome) or they could read the Marvel Comic book, which featured all-new original stories.

We have been spoiled these past 10 years as Dark Horse Comics has really taken the Star Wars license and done wonderful things with it, expanding the original universe with new and fully developed layers that tell the stories that did not hit the screen. In fact, they have created all-new characters from background scenes in the prequels, including the story of the enigmatic Jedi Knight Qunilan Vos (who Lucas recently including in his Clone Wars animated series). Dark Horse has really added their unique stamp to the Lucas mythology.

And while Dark Horse Comics is the reason for this post, reprinting the original Marvel issues from my childhood, it is really a celebration of Marvel Comics, and more specifically Roy Thomas, Harold Chaykin and Archie Goodwin. These are the men that met with Lucas before the original Star Wars hit theaters in 1977 to plan the official movie adaptation (which is included in Volume 1 of the Omnibus). Star Wars Insider 122 (on sale at Brave New Worlds) has a great interview with Thomas and Chaykin regarding that meeting.

It was not until issue number seven that Thomas and Chaykin were able to tell their first all-new story – Han and Chewie go off on a solo adventure, coming up against Crimson Jack, Miss Sunshine and a Rabbit (yes a real human-like rabbit) bounty hunter. Those were truly special stories.

They were the first to play in the universe that almost all of us dream of playing in today. There were a lot of kooky stories and everything was based on the first movie – Luke Skywalker’s Dad was not Darth Vader! and other fun discrepancies. But that is the awesomeness of these stories. It’s not canon, and probably never was supposed to be. However, there were some seeds planted that grew into expanded universe characters or main players in the animated series (Thrawn, Yuzakhan and the Night Witches!).

Each Omnibus contains about 27 issues of the Marvel run. Volume 1 is the first 27 and also reprints the original Star Wars movie adaptation. Volume two contains issues 28-49, Giant-Size Annual 1 and the complete Empire Strikes Back adaptation while Volume three (released this week) features issues 50-67 and King-Size Annual 2. All three books takes us through the 1970s and into the 1980s where the only official tales were the original movie and the first and only sequel.

Nostalgia aside, these issues were really fun and featured some interesting guest writers (Chris Claremont) and artists (Michael Golden). Plus Carmine Infantino drew a ton of issues and his stuff was amazing on the title. Some interesting notes – issue 19 is titled “The Empire Strikes Back” but has nothing to do with the sequel as C3-P0 holds an unconscious Luke with Stormtroopers converging, issue 34 features a Han-Leia lip-lock, the Read Queen saga starting in issue 35. Issue 45 is the first post Empire story with Luke and R2-D2 stand-alone story while the next issue features a cape-wearing Lando.

If you are a stickler for continuity, these books are definitely not for you. But if you want to have a good time and enjoy all things Star Wars, my question really is – why haven’t you picked these up yet?

All three volumes are no currently available at Brave New Worlds.

Check out previous Second Look’s below.

New Mutants Return of Legion TP

Immortal Iron Fist The Last Iron Fist Story TP

Astonishing X-Men Gifted TP

Avengers Civil War TP

Wonder Woman Love and Murder

On Sale January 26 SPOTLIGHT

Posted by bnwadmin On January - 23 - 2011

Age of Alpha #1

Mike Carey (w) Too Many to List Here (a)

Spam! What is it good for? Oops, sorry about that. I meant to write War, what is it good for? Well for mutantkind it could be good fro everything as this one is being billed as their final conflict! Age of Alpha presents a world where the X-men never existed but the fate of their entire species rest on the shoulders of a few remaining muties. The question is, what are they willing to do to ensure victory. I mean, we are talking war which is usually winner takes all, so …

Avengers #9

Brian Michael Bendis (w) John Romita Jr. (a)

Talk about having fun in one comic. In their first arc, Bendis and Romita Jr brought back Kang and the Next Avengers (from the animated dvd – see below), this time it’s the Hood on a quest for the infinity gauntlet while the Red Hulk helps out our heroes. Fun, fun, fun. Too much fun for any of us to have one our own. In fact, after reading you should share this one with a friend.

Avengers by Brian Michael Bendis Premiere Hardcover Volume 1

Brian Michael Bendis (w) John Romita Jr (a)

Read above for the details, collects Avengers #1-6.

Avengers Academy Premiere Hardcover Permanent Record

Christos Gage (w) Mike McKone (a)

This is the team that has been handpicked to be the next era of heroes. Problem is, it was not actually the Avengers and friends who selected them, but crazy Norman Osborn when he was running his own Avengers squad. So why does Hank Pym want to keep these future heroes (crazies) around? Well now that’s why you need to pick up this hardcover collecting Avengers Academy #1-6 and parts of Enter the Heroic Age.

Detective Comics #873

Scott Snyder (w) Jock (a)

Have you checked this one out yet since Snyder and Jock took over three issues ago? Well what are you waiting for? This is good stuff yo. This issues concludes the first arc by the dynamic duo. And if you like the scribblings of Snyder, check out American Vampire this week – he’s got the goods.

Fantastic Four #587

Jonathan Hickman (w) Steve Epting (a)

You can actually jump the gun on this one as it will be available on Tuesday, January 25. One of the original members of the Fantastic Four will not survive this issue – dum, dum, dum (cue also music). My money is on Johnny, literally as I have placed a friendly wager with one of our regular customers who thinks they know – they don’t know. Trust me, it’s Johnny. Anyway, if you have not been reading Fantastic Four since Hickman took over, you do not know what you are missing – pick up this issue, and stay for his saga.

Green Arrow #8

J.T. Krul (w) Diogenes Neves, Vicente Cifuentes (a)

Is this book really ready for two arrow characters? I mean, c’mon, Ollie could not even share a title with Dinah, what makes us think he is ready to take on the “Black Arrow?” I’m just asking.

Infestation #1

Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (w) David Messina (a)

We might not have the droids you are looking for, but we do have the IDW crossover event you want, nay demanded as the zombies are coming, the zombies are coming (picture a zombied Paul Revere). That’s right, the zombies are crossing dimensions and licenses to take on G.I. Joe, the Transformers and some dudes from the Federation (Kirk, Spock, McCoy). Hide your women, in case they might get eaten – zombies and all.

New York Five #1 (of 4)

Brian Wood (w) Ryan Kelly (a)

The follow-up to the four, but who is the new fifth? Well that’s why you have to check this book out. This one gets in touch with real life, superheroes not so much as Wood examines how exciting college life can be in the big city. Of course there will be complications, we are talking about college girls here.

Shazam #1

Eric Wallace (w) Cliff Richards (a)

Blaze is trying to make a name for himself, and how better to do that than to tempt the powerless Billy and Mary Batson (no, leave them alone, they didn’t do anything to you). So enter one Freddie Freeman to save them. It’s all this special one-shot of DC’s Captain Marvel.

Star Wars Darth Vader and Lost Command #1 (of 5)

Haden Blackman (w) Rick Leonardi, Dan Green (a)

Do you like Star Wars? Who are we kidding, you like comics, of course you like Star Wars. So the real question is why have you not been checking out Dark Horse’s official comics? If you are looking for some original trilogy fix, we got it right here in this mini-series as Vader goes off to find the some of Governor Tarkin. Exciting, possibilities there are.

Teen Titans #91

J.T, Krul (a) Nicola Scott (a)

Don’t Robin and Ravager make a cute couple? Well she sure thinks so, Robin not so much. Anyway, these two possible lovebirds have to face off against some evil dudes by themselves as no one seems to know where the rest of the Titans are. Raven’s around, but doing her own thing.

X-Men #7

Victor Gischler (a) Chris Bachalo (a)

Protect and Serve starts here. Not there, or over where, but HERE! And no further. Anyway, Spidey shows up for Gischler’s second arc at the helm of our favorite mutants who just survived the vampire civil war. Turns out the X-Men are heading back to New York (didn’t they just leave?) to do this hero thing. Maybe Gischler did not get the memo?