20 Oct

C.C. Show Notes Ep. 41

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For the week of February 16th 2015.

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· This Week’s Comic News:

No news this week as we discuss the All-New Marvel #1 issues from the last two weeks.

Marvel #1 issues from October 7th:
(Marvel.com)

All New All Different Point One #1 (Marvel)
Writer: Various,
Artist: Various,
Cover Artist: Mundo, Mike Del
In the aftermath of SECRET WARS, it’s an All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe, and this is your one-stop entry point to the changes and mysteries that have developed during the eight months that have passed! Featuring new stories of DAREDEVIL, CARNAGE, CLASSFIED, CLASSIFIED, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. and CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS!

Contest of Champions #1 (Marvel)
Writer: Ewing, Al
Artist: Medina, Paco
Cover Artist: Medina, Paco
Welcome to the BATTLEREALM–a broken section of space-time where cosmic beings gamble for the ultimate power while their unwilling pawns fight for their lives and a chance to return back to Earth. Who will survive… THE CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS?

Avengers #0 (Marvel)
Writer: Various,
Artist: Various,
Cover Artist: Rocafort, Kenneth
The kickoff to the All-New AVENGERS line begins here, with new stories of the ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS, SQUADRON SUPREME, A-FORCE, NEW AVENGERS, ULTIMATES and UNCANNY AVENGERS! Someone is carefully studying the movements of the Avengers and those in their orbit-but do they mean to harm, or help? Find out the first clues in this special launch issue!

Invincible Iron Man #1 (Marvel)
Writer: Various,
Artist: Various,
To be revealed.

Doctor Strange #1 (Marvel)
Writer: Aaron, Jason
Artist: Bachalo, Chris
Cover Artist: Bachalo, Chris
Who do you call when things are coming out of your dreams and trying to kill you? Or when your daughter is cursing in Latin and walking like a spider? Or when your dog keeps screaming at you to strangle your neighbors? Doctor Strange, of course. He’s the only person standing between us and the forces of darkness, but has he been paying his tab? Every act of magic has a cost and Jason Aaron (THOR, ORIGINAL SIN) and Chris Bachalo (UNCANNY X-MEN) are going to put Stephen Strange through hell to even the scales.

Marvel #1 issues from October 14th:
(Marvel.com)

Captain America Sam Wilson #1 (Marvel)
Writer: Spencer, Nick
Artist: Acuna, Daniel
When Steve Rogers was restored to his natural age, he chose one of his closest and most trusted allies to take up his shield. Now Sam Wilson, formerly the Avenger known as Falcon, carries on the fight for liberty and justice as the all-new, all-different Captain America!

New Avengers #1 (Marvel)
Writer: Ewing, Al
Artist: Sandoval, Gerardo
Cover Artist: Sandoval, Gerardo
EVERYTHING IS NEW. In the wake of SECRET WARS, the old order changeth – and Bobby DaCosta, Sunspot, is just the man to changeth it. Welcome to AVENGERS IDEA MECHANICS – a super-scientific global rescue squad of tomorrow’s heroes… today! America doesn’t want them! S.H.I.E.L.D. doesn’t know what to do with them! But Earth might not survive without… the NEW AVENGERS!

Uncanny Avengers #1 (Marvel)
Writer: Duggan, Gerry
Artist: Stegman, Ryan
Cover Artist: Stegman, Ryan
New team, same mission. Steve Rogers has formed a new Avengers unity squad compromised of humans, mutants and…Inhumans? A new threat to the Avengers is revealed. Wait, is that Deadpool on the cover? Is he seriously an Avenger now?

Comics Worth Reading:

DC Comics: Bombshells  #3(DC)
Writer: Bennett, Marguerite
Artist: Sauvage, Marguerite
Cover Artist: Lucia, Ant
A dark ritual is performed in a German cabaret, and a supernatural servant is brought forth to serve the Reich- has Zatanna been manipulated by The Joker’s Daughter? Plus, Batwoman leaves Gotham City, and Amanda Waller introduces her to an unearthly ally. And Wonder Woman gets into combat as she joins Mera on the European war front.

Harrow County #6 (Dark Horse)
Writer: Bunn, Cullen
Artist: Crook, Tyler
Cover Artist: Crook, Tyler
It’s said that everyone has an evil twin-and in Emmy’s case that may be true! But if Kammi is evil, she’s also charming, clever, and sweet, and she could lure Emmy down a dark and dangerous path-one that leads ever closer to fulfilling the legacy of the long-dead witch Hester Beck!

Star Trek/Green Lantern #4 of 6 (DC/IDW)
Writer: Johnson, Mike
Artist: Hernandez, Angel
Cover Artist: Laming, Marc
The crossover event of 2015 continues here, as Starfleet and the Green Lantern Corps team up in the middle of a ring-powered galactic war! The evil Nekron has arrived in the Star Trek universe… with his eye on resurrecting the planet Vulcan itself! Don’t miss out on the latest chapter of this franchise-spanning epic!

Rebels #7 (Dark Horse)
Writer: Wood, Brian
Artist: Woodson, Matthew
Cover Artist: Lotay, Tula
A standalone one-shot story featuring the lush artwork of Matthew Woodson (Northlanders, Meathaus), this issue takes the American folktale of Molly Pitcher and brings to it fresh relevance as a poignant commentary on the subjects of veterans’ rights and women in combat. Not to be missed.

Topic of the Week:

Spooky Comics: Come prepared to discuss your favorite scary, spooky, or halloween inspired comics.

  • Aliens: Labyrinth » 4 issues, VOLUME » Published by Dark Horse Comics. 1993.  One of the creepiest, most disturbing, and most influential Aliens stories of all time.
  • Several Aliens books and movies borrow scenes and concepts from this story, including the recent Prometheus movie.
  • Issue #3 describes the events from his youth that cause Dr. Church to become an expert on Xenomorph behavior. The story is chilling and tense from beginning to end

This Month’s Highlights:

Where we each callout the 1 or 2 books we’re most looking forward to. Also –any key #1’s or good jumping on points?

*Your Pull List for October 21, 2015

Black Canary #5(DC)
Writer: Fletcher, Brendan
Artist: Guerra, Pia
Cover Artist: Wu, Annie
The secrets of Ditto’s bizarre abilities come to light-and Dinah and her newfound nemesis Bo Maeve come face to face! It’s not gonna be pretty

Star Wars FASE #4 of 4 (Marvel)
Writer: Rucka, Greg
Artist: Checchetto, Marco
Cover Artist: Checchetto, Marco
* Concluding the first new-canon comic tale set between episodes VI and VII! * As the Empire Shatters around them, Rebel heroes fight for a better tomorrow! * Greg Rucka (Punisher, Cyclops, Wolverine) and Marco Checchetto (Punisher, Avengers World) take us into the more recent long, long time ago!

Empty Zone #5 (Image)
Writer: Alexander, Jason Shawn
Artist: Alexander, Jason Shawn
Cover Artist: Alexander, Jason Shawn
We learn Corinne’s dark secret and everything crashes down in pure destruction as she takes on a gang of thugs that are half-animal.

Cognetic #1 (BOOM!)
Writer: TynionIV, James
Artist: Donovan, Eryk
Cover Artist: Donovan, Eryk
What’s to Love: The creative team behind the award-nominated Memetic are back with another apocalyptic tale! In Cognetic, Tynion and Donovan offer a look at the fundamentally human desire for control-that deep-seated belief we all feel in our darkest moments that if we had total, absolute power, we would be able to create a perfect world. What It Is: Every human believes that they are self-reliant, self-determined individuals, each set on their own course. They’ve built civilizations, they’ve built culture, they’ve built lives… But what if that isn’t the right track? What if there is a singular mind ready to take back control and finally right the destiny of mankind and build a better tomorrow? Cognetic is the story of a powerful psychic being that once controlled one-third of the world’s population as a part of its hivemind, and his return to humanity in modern-day New York City. It’s a psychic action thriller, precariously positioned on the edge of outright apocalypse. It’s also the story of a young woman, the assistant to the director of the FBI, who might be the only one who can save humanity, but at a terrible, terrible cost. Each issue in this miniseries is oversized with 48 pages!

Steam Man #1 of 5 (Dark Horse)
Writer: Miller, Mark Alan
Artist: Kowalski, Piotr
Cover Artist: Kowalski, Piotr
The Old West, but not as we know it. Giant steam-powered robots are created to take down invading Martians and armies of killer albino apes in an all-out brawl. The Steam Man, a giant metal man operated by a team of monster hunters, seems to have the town protected and the West under control, until a crazed and powerful vampire comes to town to bring forth the apocalypse!

*Your Pull List for Oct 28, 2015

Art Ops #1 (Vertigo)
Writer: Simon, Shaun
Artist: Allred, Michael
Cover Artist: Allred, Michael
In this new series by Shaun Simon, co-writer (with Gerard Way) of The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, and legendary artist Michael Allred (iZOMBIE), art not only imitates life, it becomes it! When rogue figures from famous works of art come to life and escape their frames, it’s up to Reggie Riot and the agents of Art Operatives to track them down before they wreak havoc on the unsuspecting public. But Reggie has secrets of his own that may affect his ability to interact with these living works of art—and he wants no part in the agency his mother ran before him. Pop culture will never be the same.

Black Magick #1 (Image)
Writer: Rucka, Greg
Artist: Scott, Nicola
Cover Artist: Scott, Nicola
The hammer falls this Halloween! From New York Times bestselling and Eisner Award-winning writer GREG RUCKA (LAZARUS, Stumptown, Gotham Central) and superstar artist NICOLA SCOTT (Birds of Prey, Secret Six, Earth 2)! Detective Rowan Black works robbery/homicide for the Portsmouth PD, but her greatest mystery is the truth about herself

Gotham By Midnight #10 (DC)
Writer: Fawkes, Ray
Artist: Ferreyra, Juan
Cover Artist: Sienkiewicz, Bill
After the shocking ending of the Internal Affairs investigation into the Midnight Shift, Drake and Corrigan find themselves on the run from the GCPD! Can Corrigan face The Spectre once and for all in order to save Drake

Love Vol. 2: The Fox HC (Magnetic Press)
Written by Frédéric Brrémaud / Illustrated by Federico Bertolucci
It’s not easy being one of the smaller predators in the woods, competing with an entire woodland population for scraps along the food chain. But when nature throws cataclysmic weather into the mix, it becomes a race for survival – and love. Follow an agile, intrepid fox through a day’s journey through the woods in this beautiful all-ages title that explores genuine natural behavior through the dramatic lens of Disney-esque storytelling, like a nature documentary in lavish, wordless illustration.

· Panelist Goodbye:

You can find me at zebunation.com. Also at Trollthedice.com

 

 

 

11 Feb

The Full List 02-11-2015

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New list of comic books I bought this week month. With the Comics.Community podcast meeting every two weeks, sometimes I forget to pick up my pull lists on time.

-All-New Captain America: Fear Him #1 & 2 (Marvel)
Writer: Hopeless, Dennis
Artist: Kudranski, Szymon
Cover Artist: Bianchi, Simone
A hungry villain has returned to feed on the city’s fear.
-Cluster #1 (BOOM!)
Writer: Brisson, Ed
Artist: Couceiro, Damian
Cover Artist: Stokoe, James
WHY WE LOVE IT: Ed Brisson (Sheltered) is one of comics’ best new voices and we could not wait to work with him on an original series following his run on Sons of Anarchy. After hearing his pitch for a gritty, violent, sci-fi epic in the vein of The Dirty Dozen, we knew there was no one better to bring the criminal cast of characters to life than the other half of the Sons of Anarchy team and Ed’s Murder Book collaborator, Damian Couceiro. WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Cluster is a series for fans of old-school, hard-boiled action. Brisson and Couceiro know how to tell stories about rich characters with criminal backgrounds, and the off-world setting allows them to tell personal stories with a massive scope. Have you ever wondered what a book starring all those lowlifes in the gutters of sci-fi havens like Mos Eisley would look like? Then we have the book for you. WHAT IT’S ABOUT: In the distant future, as mankind discovers life on other planets, it needs soldiers to defend its colonies and outposts across the stars. In order to increase the number of boots on the ground, criminals are offered the opportunity to serve in the place of incarceration. But as wars wage on and more soldiers are needed, small-time crimes are given long-term punishments. When a group of prisoners serving their time as soldiers become stranded and abandoned on a war-torn planet, they’ll need to work together to survive and uncover the truth behind Earth’s role in deep space.
-Star Wars #1 (Marvel)
Writer: Aaron, Jason
Artist: Cassaday, John
Cover Artist: Cassaday, John
THE GREATEST SPACE ADVENTURE OF ALL TIME CONTINUES!
* The Rebel assault on Cymoon 1 continues!
* Luke Skywalker – cornered by Darth Vader!
* Han, Leia, and the others – trapped!
-Darth Vader #1 (Marvel)
Writer: Gillen, Kieron
Artist: Larroca, Salvador
Cover Artist: Granov, Adi
The original Dark Lord of the Sith stars in his first ongoing series! Ever since Darth Vader made his first on-screen appearance, he became the one of the most popular villains to ever haunt an audience’s dreams! Now, follow Vader straight from the ending of A NEW HOPE (and the pages of the new STAR WARS comic book) into his own series, showing the Empire’s war with the Rebel Alliance from the other side! Writer Kieron Gillen (Uncanny X-Men, Journey Into Mystery, Iron Man) and artist Salvador Larroca (Invincible Iron Man, X-Men: No More Humans) bring us a peek behind the mask of evil!
-Daomu HC (Magnetic Press)
Writer: Xu, Kennedy
Artist: Chou, Ken
Cover Artist: Chou, Ken
Daomu follows young Sean and his initiation into a secret society of international tomb robbers, where he learns about the true legacy of his dysfunctional family: protecting ancient underworlds that are hidden beneath our feet. Along with a ragtag band of marauders, Sean must survive the terrors of the deep, solve his father’s brutal murder, and ultimately claim his birthright as leader of the Daomu. But forces are hell bent on stopping him!
-Thor #5 (Marvel)
Writer: Aaron, Jason
Artist: Molina, Jorge
Cover Artist: Dauterman, Russell
* The mysterious all-new Thor has taken Midgard by storm. But if her enemies have their say, her reign as the Goddess of Thunder will be a short one.
* Prince Odinson is making a list and checking it twice.
* All-Father Odin is so desperate to see Mjolnir returned to Asgard that he will call on some very dangerous, very unexpected allies.
* And the Absorbing Man and Titania are just up to their usual tricks. Namely, robbing banks and crushing anyone who dares get in their way.
-Wilds End #6 (BOOM!)
Writer: Abnett, Dan
Artist: Culbard, I. N. J.
Cover Artist: Culbard, I. N. J.
Not everyone who set out to uncover the truth behind the aliens creating havoc in Lower Crowchurch has survived the journey. Those that remain now put their lives on the line in a lastditch effort to save their town in this stunning conclusion to the hit series.

27 Jan

Year in Review: 2014

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For the week of January 26th 2015.

 

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· 2014 Year in Review:

If you listened to the Comics.Community year in review podcast, then you will have already heard my picks for best of 2014. Below are my notes from that podcast

Comics.Community – 2014 IN REVIEW

FAVORITE ONGOING SERIES 2014

-Favorite Pre-Established Ongoing Series – Your three favorite currently ongoing comic series that launched before 2014.

  1.      Saga
  2.      Manhattan Projects
  3.      Batgirl

Favorite New Ongoing Series – Your three favorite currently ongoing comic series that launched in 2014.

  1.      Gotham by Midnight
  2.      Thor
  3.      Ms. Marvel

 

FAVORITE MINI-SERIES

-Favorite Mini-Series – Your three favorite mini-series that launched in 2014.

  1.      Wild’s End
  2.      Squidder
  3.      Death of Wolverine: Deadpool & Captain America (1 shot)

 

FAVORITE EVENTS

-Favorite Events – Your three favorite “Events” that launched in 2014.

  1.      Multiversity
  2.      Original Sin
  3.      Death of Wolverine

 

GRAPHIC NOVELS AND COLLECTIONS

-Favorite Collected Edition (TPB or HC): Your three favorite Collected Editions that were published in 2014. Collected Editions are reprinted material published as a collection. The content can be pre-2014, but the collection must have been published in 2014.

  1.      Thor: God of Thunder.
  2.      Moon Knight Vol 1
  3.      Black Science Vol 1

Favorite OGN (original graphic novel): Your three favorite OGN’s that were published in 2014. An OGN is a new story published for the first time as a as a TPB or HC.

  1.      Doomboy
  2.      Andre the Giant: Life and Legend
  3.      Rocket Girl Vol 1

 

COMICS-RELATED MOVIES/TV

-Favorite comic-based movie/TV show of 2014 – Your three favorite comic-based movies/TV shows released in 2014.

  1.      Winter Soldier
  2.      Agents of Shield
  3.      The Walking Dead

 

COMIC NEWS/COMICS INDUSTRY

-Favorite Comic News Stories of 2014: What announcements/industry-events had you most excited?

  1.      Spider bum.
  2.      Marvel Movie news.
  3.      Batman/Superman in East Lansing

 –Favorite Publishers: Your three favorite publishers in 2014.

  1.      Marvel
  2.      Image
  3.      DC

Biggest Comic Flops: So much promise… so little outcome. Your three biggest comic disappointments (books you looked forward to that didn’t live up to the hype).

  1.      Pop!
  2.      Batwoman
  3.      Fire & Stone

 –Sad Cancellations: Three titles you were sorry to see go away.

  1.      Hawkeye
  2.      She-Hulk
  3.      Grace Randolph’s SUPURBIA. (Not cancelled, but done)

 –Publisher Suggestion Box: (Finish the sentence) Dear publishers, please…

  1.      DC fix Batwoman.
  2.      Marvel & DC, less heroes, more villains.
  3.      Bring back Steve Rogers.

 –Favorite Comic/Pop Culture Website

  1.      Comic Book Resources
  2.      The Mary Sue
  3.      EW

Favorite Comic/Pop Culture Podcasts

  1.      Post Show Recaps
  2.      SU&SD
  3.      AMC Movie News

 

LOOKING FORWARD TO 2015

Most anticipated comic book series (print) of 2015.

  1.      Star Wars #1
  2.      Multiversity Guidebook (80 pages!)
  3.      S.H.I.E.L.D #1
  4.     Star Trek/ Planet of the Apes

 Most anticipated comic property (TV, movie) of 2015.

  1.      The Avengers: Age of Ultron
  2.      Marvel’s Agent Carter
  3.      Walking Dead

 

13 Nov

The Full List 10-12-2014

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Comic books I bought this week. This was a big week for my pull list.

-All-New Captain America #1 (Marvel)
Writer: Remender, Rick
Artist: Immonen, Stuart
Cover Artist: Immonen, Stuart
* This is it! The all-new, Spy-Fi, highflying adventures of Sam Wilson Captain America and Nomad begin here!
* Hydra is growing, the terrorist band have has infiltrated the Marvel Universe completely! But what is their ultimate goal?
* United by Hydra, Cap’s rogue’s gallery gathers to take down the new untested Captain America and Nomad!

-Captain America & Mighty Avengers #1 (Marvel)
Writer: Ewing, Al
Artist: Ross, Luke
Cover Artist: Ross, Luke
AXIS TIE-IN! Spinning directly out of AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS! Sam Wilson has become Captain America, and when he assembles the Mighty Avengers, he has a whole new mission statement in mind for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. But how do the events of AXIS already spell doom for the team’s new direction? And what is Luke Cage doing meeting with the head of the notorious Cortex corporation? And why is Spider-Man trying to rejoin the team–doesn’t he know Luke and Jessica have been itching for payback ever since he tried to take their daughter to Child Services back when he was ‘Superior’?! They’re the Avengers for the people, of the people – helping whoever needs it, however they need it. And together with Sam Wilson – the all-new Captain America – they are Mighty. But in the wake of the earth-shattering events of AXIS, are they truly together? Or about to fall apart? Guest-starring the apologetic arachnid – Spider-Man!

-Prometheus Fire and Stone #2 (Dark Horse)
Writer: Tobin, Paul
Artist: Ferreyra, Juan
Cover Artist: Palumbo, David
Chaos breaks loose when a member of the Prometheus’s recovery team is exposed to the dangerous and mysterious genetic accelerant! Now, with the crew divided and hope for survival fleeting, a terrifying discovery offers a glimpse into the fate of the Prometheus . . . and the colony on LV-426!

-Dark Ages #4 (Dark Horse)
Writer: Abnett, Dan
Artist: Culbard, I. N. J.
Cover Artist: Culbard, I. N. J.
When a godless mercenary war band discovers an ancient and bizarre piece of alien technology, they find themselves enlisted in the violent conflict against cosmic demon invaders!

-Bigger Bang #1 of 4 (IDW)
Writer: Kirkbride, D.J.
Artist: Gogtzilas, Vassilis
Cover Artist: Gogtzilas, Vassilis
The Big Bang created all life as we know it. The Bigger Bang creates just one: a being named Cosmos. Is he a destroyer? A hero? A god? All he knows is that he’s completely alone in what was our universe… so he seeks out another where he’ll try to atone for the sins of his mysterious creation. From the inventive minds of D.J. Kirkbride (Amelia Cole, Never Ending) and Vassilis Gogtzilas (Augusta Wind) comes a sprawling space-epic of multi-dimensional proportions.

-Red Sonja #13 (Dynamite)
Writer: Simone, Gail
Artist: Geovani, Walter
Cover Artist: Frison, Jenny
Beginning a new Sonja epic that will shake the She-devil to her core! In THE FORGIVING OF MONSTERS, PART ONE, the Hyrkanian finds herself aiding a small village against a hideous and bloody infestation, while an enemy from her past threatens to crush her spirit forever!

-Thor #2 (Marvel)
Writer: Aaron, Jason
Artist: Dauterman, Russell
Cover Artist: Dauterman, Russell
* Get ready for a Thor like you’ve never seen before!
* Witness the mysterious all-new Thor in action for the very first time!
* With an army of Frost Giants invading the earth, she may be the world’s only hope!

-Wilds End #3 (BOOM!)
Writer: Abnett, Dan
Artist: Culbard, I. N. J.
Cover Artist: Culbard, I. N. J.
Clive and the others can no longer deny the danger of the alien threat or the violence it’s capable of. As they struggle to escape the alien targeting them and hope to survive long enough to find answers.

12 Nov

C.C. Show Notes Ep. 12

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For the week of November 10th 2014.

 

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· This Week’s Comic News:

Marvel Subpoenas Google for “Age of Ultron” leaks:

(comicbookresources.com 11/06/2014)

Marvel’s response to the recent Avengers: Age of Ultron teaser trailer leak was swift—soon after the video hit the web, the studio abandoned its plans to debut it during Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D the following week and released their own, high-res version right away. It paid off, breaking streaming records despite the leak.

But the story doesn’t end there—on Marvel’s request, Google has been subpoenaed by a federal judge to produce information relating to the source of the leak.

According to the documents filed by the United States District Court for the Northern District of California and obtained by Deadline, Google has been commanded to bring “all identifying information for the user ‘John Gazelle,’ “the Google account that leaked the trailer. The information is to be brought to Latham and Watkins LLP, a San Francisco firm, on November 18 for “inspection, copying, testing, or sampling.”

Given the remarkable speed of the legal recourse taken by Marvel Studios, it seems that Disney is quite keen on sending a message to the internet at large: Don’t leak their stuff.

Although Marvel appeared last month to take the leak of the “Avengers: Age of Ultron” trailer in stride, tweeting “Dammit, Hydra,” behind the scenes the company appears determined to uncover who was behind it.

While documents don’t specify the nature of the file, a Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown notice was sent by Marvel to Google on Oct. 22, the same day the trailer leaked.

Google acted quickly to remove the content, but Marvel also wants the IP address linked to the user’s Google+ and YouTube accounts.

Written and directed by Joss Whedon, “Avengers: Age of Ultron” arrives in theaters May 1.


Star Wars VII Title: “The Force Awakens”

(comicbookresources.com 11/06/2014)

Lucasfilm quietly revealed the full title of Star Wars: Episode VII with a logo released this morning announcing the end of principal photography: Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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No additional details were provided, so fans will have to be content with speculation about the plot of the J.J. Abrams film. We do know that it takes place about 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi, and of course features the stars of the original series.

Opening Dec. 18, 2015, Star Wars: The Force Awakens stars franchise veterans Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker and Warwick Davis, and newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie.

Marvel Universe/”Attack on Titan” crossover:

(comicbookresources.com 11/03/2014)

Japanese pop culture magazine Brutus has revealed some new details concerning the upcoming crossover between Marvel Comics and the Attack on Titan manga (viaCrunchyRoll).

According the magazine’s next issue preview, Brutus 790 will feature a What If…? story that sees the Avengers battling the Female Titan from the popular manga in New York City (this conflicts with information initially tweeted by C.B. Cebulski, who said the crossover would take place in Japan).

The issue will also feature thoughts on the crossover and the characters from Attack on Titan creator Hajime Isayama. Isayama will draw a Titan sticker and the cover for the issue, but it’s still unclear who will actually be drawing the story itself.

Brutus 790, featuring the Avengers/Attack on Titan crossover, goes on sale in Japan on November 15.

titanMarvel’s Senior VP of Creative Development, C.B. Cebulski, tweeted out a black and white drawing of two Titans attacking NYC, with Spider-Man in the foreground.

Set in a post-apocalyptic world where humanity was nearly wiped out by giant creatures called Titans, “Attack on Titan” follows Eren Yeager, a young man who enlists in the military with his friends after a Titan devours his mother. The series, currently ongoing, details his adventures in the army as he discovers his ability to transform into a Titan.

· Comics Worth Reading:

-Death of Wolverine Deadpool and Captain America #1 (Marvel)
Writer: Duggan, Gerry (Deadpool 2014, Hulk 2014)
Artist: Kolins, Scott
Cover Artist: McGuinness, Ed

I bought this comic fully expecting to hate it, but I was actually charmed by the pairing of Old Man Cap and the Merc with the Mouth.

Cap and Deadpool are doing their duty by mutual friend, Wolverine, by going to his home and burning anything that could contain his DNA. I know that’s what I expect from my friends when I kick the bucket. Anyway, the new dynamic duo of Marvel Comics soon learns that A.I.M has a knife with some Wolverine DNA on it and they quickly move to retrieve it.

Watching Steve Rogers still kicking butt on the A.I.M nerd crew while Deadpool quips away was actually very fun and enjoyable.

The end of the book has a twist that could have huge, if predictable, ramifications for the whole “Death of Wolverine” saga.

-Terrible Lizard #1 (Oni Press)
Writer: Bunn, Cullen
Artist: Moss, Drew
Cover Artist: Hill, Ryan
The touching story of a girl named Jessica and her T-Rex … First of all, this is an all-ages book so you have to understand that it isn’t going to be gritty and serious, it’s going to be light-hearted and fun, and that’s exactly what it is.

It starts out with a pretty basic storyline, of a teenage girl who is bored and lonely living with her scientist father who only seems to care about his work. They live in a secluded compound called Cosmos Labs where her father is working on some kind of teleportation experiment for the military.

Needless to say, something goes wrong and her father accidentally materializes a giant T-Rex into his lab out of thin air. But this isn’t an ordinary T-Rex. He seems intelligent and friendly, and quickly forms a bond with Jessica. The military agrees to let Jessica and her father keep the T-Rex for study while they figure out what to do with it.

This was a fine first issue, but what I’m excited about is the final page which shows a giant gorilla monster about to attack Jessica and the T-Rex, so you know that monster fighting is about to break out in the next issue.

STK655930John Carter: Warlord of Mars #1 (IDW)
Writer: Marz, Ron
Artist: Malsuni, Abhishek
Cover Artist: Jones, J. G.
I bought this book mainly for the cover art. Yes, it’s a mostly naked lady. I have no defense. Anyway, the story inside was total setup and also mostly pictures of a nearly naked Princess of Mars as she struggles against the mystery invader who has captured her and her capitol city.

It’s not very well written, though the reveal at the end is “interesting” in a way. Not nearly interesting enough to make me pick up issue #2 though.

-Spread #4 (Image)
Writer: Jordan, Justin
Artist: Strahm, Kyle
Cover Artist: Strahm, Kyle
Lead character “No” and his new family of Baby Hope, and Crazy Molly find themselves in the middle of a bit of a war between multiple parties, including some Spread worshiping priest whose followers look like human but are actually infected by The Spread. This probably won’t end well.

-Alien vs Predator Fire and Stone #2 (Dark Horse)
Writer: Sebela, Christopher
Artist: Olivetti, Ariel
Cover Artist: Gist, E.M.
Once again, I did not read this yet because of built-in SPOILERS!!! Dark Horse, why did you mess this up so bad?

·Topic of the Week:

Your Superhero home base: 

Ground Rules: We’re going to keep this as grounded as we can in reality by saying up front: superpowers don’t exist, BUT,  like Batman , you have at your disposal all the training and resources money can buy. So it may be better to think of this as your Vigilante Home Base.

Here are your questions:
1. Where is your Home Base located – in an isolated area like the country, or an abandoned part of town, or is it in a populated area like a residential neighborhood or business district – and Why? I’ve always liked the idea of having my own private island. I’d probably want it in international waters or near a small country so I don’t have to worry about law enforcement.

2. Access to your Home Base – How do you come and go from your home base? Do you try to keep access points hidden? Do you safeguard them? Do you have an escape plan? Secret submarine base, obviously. Also an airport for private jets. I would also buy decommissioned warships and upgrade them to give myself a navy. Hopefully a small aircraft carrier.

3. Home Base Uses – What is its primary purpose? What else do you do there? Do you spend nights there? Live there? Is it devoted to your superhero activities – like an office or lab, or do you use it in your personal life too? I would live there and run my global businesses and charities from there.

4. Who else knows about it? The people who work for me. I would be like a Tony Stark robotics designer. I would build cybernetic limbs for people who had lost their limbs in war, or some other way, and they would work for me doing charity work or whatever it is they are skilled at. 4 years of service, kind of like the peace corps, but they would get paid a good salary as well.

5. What is your favorite feature of your Home Base? Cayman Island-like tax benefits. Hopefully a nice beach, being that it’s an island.

6. Closing remarks. I’ve always wondered if Bruce Wayne or Tony Stark could actually do more good in the world than their superhero alter-egos if they put all their time and money into philanthropy or public works instead of batmobiles and Iron Man armors. Kind of like Ozymandias in Watchmen when he tells Nite Owl that schoolboy heroics won’t save the world.

· This Week’s Highlights:

-All-New Captain America #1 (Marvel)
Writer: Remender, Rick
Artist: Immonen, Stuart
Cover Artist: Immonen, Stuart
* This is it! The all-new, Spy-Fi, highflying adventures of Sam Wilson Captain America and Nomad begin here!
* Hydra is growing, the terrorist band have has infiltrated the Marvel Universe completely! But what is their ultimate goal?
* United by Hydra, Cap’s rogue’s gallery gathers to take down the new untested Captain America and Nomad!

-Captain America & Mighty Avengers #1 (Marvel)
Writer: Ewing, Al
Artist: Ross, Luke
Cover Artist: Ross, Luke
AXIS TIE-IN! Spinning directly out of AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS! Sam Wilson has become Captain America, and when he assembles the Mighty Avengers, he has a whole new mission statement in mind for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. But how do the events of AXIS already spell doom for the team’s new direction? And what is Luke Cage doing meeting with the head of the notorious Cortex corporation? And why is Spider-Man trying to rejoin the team–doesn’t he know Luke and Jessica have been itching for payback ever since he tried to take their daughter to Child Services back when he was ‘Superior’?! They’re the Avengers for the people, of the people – helping whoever needs it, however they need it. And together with Sam Wilson – the all-new Captain America – they are Mighty. But in the wake of the earth-shattering events of AXIS, are they truly together? Or about to fall apart? Guest-starring the apologetic arachnid – Spider-Man!

-Prometheus Fire and Stone #2 (Dark Horse)
Writer: Tobin, Paul
Artist: Ferreyra, Juan
Cover Artist: Palumbo, David
Chaos breaks loose when a member of the Prometheus’s recovery team is exposed to the dangerous and mysterious genetic accelerant! Now, with the crew divided and hope for survival fleeting, a terrifying discovery offers a glimpse into the fate of the Prometheus . . . and the colony on LV-426!

-Dark Ages #4 (Dark Horse)
Writer: Abnett, Dan
Artist: Culbard, I. N. J.
Cover Artist: Culbard, I. N. J.
When a godless mercenary war band discovers an ancient and bizarre piece of alien technology, they find themselves enlisted in the violent conflict against cosmic demon invaders!

· Panelist Goodbye:

You can find me at zebunation.com. Also at Trollthedice.com for everyone’s favorite Dungeons & Dragon’s podcast.

 

30 Oct

The Full List 10-29-2014

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Comic books I bought this week.

Deathlok #1 (Marvel)
Writer: Edmondson, Nathan
Artist: Perkins, Mike
Cover Artist: Perkins, Mike
“Enemy of My Enemy”
* After Michael Collins, there was Henry Hayes
* A medic who travels to war zones to heal the wounded, he has no idea that when he’s in the field, he’s activated by a mysterious group and becomes the ultimate weapon of assassination and war: DEATHLOK
* From the writer of BLACK WIDOW and THE PUNISHER comes a new take on the iconic cyborg character making waves on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Death of Wolverine Deadpool and Captain America #1 (Marvel)
Writer: Duggan, Gerry
Artist: Kolins, Scott
Cover Artist: McGuinness, Ed
* Did you know Wolverine is dead?
* I bet some people would love to get their hands on his DNA to clone him…
* Logan’s old pals Deadpool and Steve Rogers are gonna make sure that doesn’t happen.

Aliens Fire and Stone #2 (Dark Horse)
Writer: Roberson, Chris
Artist: Reynolds, PatricCover Artist: Palumbo, David
After crashing their clunky mining ship on a strange planet, a group of human survivors face both xenomorph attacks and friction among themselves-which could spell doom for everyone! The stranded and desperate group has a single chance: one of their scientists, who seeks the key to their freedom.

Justice League United Annual #1 (DC Comics)
Writer: Lemire, Jeff
Artist: Edwards, Neil
Cover Artist: Edwards, Neil
The Infinitus Saga begins as the Legion of Super-Heroes arrive with the shocking news that the 31st century has been destroyed! Now it’s up to the Justice League United to save the future!

06 Oct

C.C. Off-Week Notes (Ep 7)

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For the week of October 6th 2014.

 

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I’m not on the podcast for Episode 7, but I’ll keep up on the show notes just so I don’t fall out of practice.

· This Week’s Comic News:

–Juaquin Phoenix will not play Dr. Strange.
(EW.com. Anthony Breznican on Oct 2, 2014)
After three months of talking, sources close to the negotiations say that Marvel and Joaquin Phoenix were unable to come to an agreement on  the Dr. Strange movie. Director Scott Derrickson is now looking for a new actor to fill the role of Marvel’s iconic Sorcerer Supreme. There are already rumors that Ethan Hawke may be a candidate for the role, due to his prior working relationship with Derrickson, but those rumors are very preliminary at this point.

–Humbe (Book) Bundle
Oni Press Humble Bundle has $350 worth of cool digital books for just $15.  Get Scott Pilgrim, Stumptown, Letter 44, Sixth Gun, I Was The Cat, and many more! Choose how much you want to spend and how much of that money goes to support Oni Press, Humble Bundle, and the charity directrelief.org.

Visit Humble Bundle to get them all.

–All-New X-Factor: Cancelled
(Comicbook.com By Russ Burlingame 10/03/2014)

All-New X-Factor writer, Peter David, confirmed that the series will conclude with issue #20. On his blog, David sited lack of direct market sales as the reason the book was cancelled.

“All I did was write a book that got tons of positive write-ups,” he said. “Which I guess is enough to encourage people to buy it when it comes out in trades, oblivious to the fact that books get cancelled when you do that.” He also added, “To the best of my knowledge, digital sales don’t count. It comes down to whether enough people are buying the book on the stands. And when enough people find alternatives and it kills the sales, the book goes away.””

The latest issues of “All-New X-Factor” to be solicited are December’s issues #17 and #18. So, Issues #19 & #20 will probably be released early next year.

· Comics Worth Reading:

Captain America (2012-) #25 (Marvel)
Writer: Remender, Rick
Artist: Pacheco, Carlos (Age of Ultron #6-10, Captain America vol. 6 #10-15)
Cover Artist: Immonen, StuartH
Hmm. I’ve got issues with this issue. I probably wouldn’t talk about this book on the podcast because I would be critical of it on many levels. The art is nice. Other than that, I was disappointed. Disappointed with the reveal of the New Cap, the anticlimactic resolution of Arnim Zola, and with the various twists of loyalty by Jet Zola. I did like the buildup to Axis and the coming of Red Skull, but that was just a brief moment.

Thor #1 (Marvel)
Writer: Aaron, Jason
Artist: Dauterman, Russell (CYCLOPS)
Cover Artist: Dauterman, Russell
In this issue we learn who becomes the new Lady Thor! Kinda. We learn for sure that Thor is badly broken by the loss of his worth to wield the hammer Mjolnir. We also learn how the man formerly known as Thor loses his arm. We also learn that Odin is back and is taking charge of Asgardia back from the All-Mother. So much learning!

Death of Wolverine #3 (Marvel)
Writer: Charles Soule (Twenty Seven, Superman/Wonder Woman)
Artist: Steve McNiven (Captain America, Amazing Spiderman)
Cover Steve McNiven
Kitty Pryde makes a cameo here to aide Wolverine in his quest to find the villain whose put a massive price on his head. After battling one mysterious enemy to a standstill, he’s given the information he needs to finish things at set up the final conflict that’s sure to happen in the 4th and final issue.

· This Week’s Highlights:

Aliens vs. Predator: Fire and Stone #1 (Dark Horse)
Writer: Sebela, Christopher
Artist: Olivetti, Ariel
Cover Artist: Gist, E.M.
As the mercenary crew of the Perses leave the horror of LV-223 behind them, one passenger reveals a terrible new danger, and the crew soon find themselves in a deadly struggle between predator and prey!

Batgirl #35 (DC)
Writer: Stewart, Cameron
Artist: Tarr, Babs
Cover Artist: Stewart, Cameron
Barbara Gordon is no stranger to dusting herself off when disaster strikes

Dark Ages #3 (Dark Horse)
Writer: Abnett, Dan
Artist: Culbard, I. N. J.
Cover Artist: Culbard, I. N. J.
Fortified in a secluded monastery, the heathen mercenaries discover a strange new ally in their war against the demons from the sky. But this new discovery reveals a conflict much older-and much more deadly-than any of them could have imagined!

The October Faction #1 (IDW)
Writer: Niles, Steve
Artist: Worm, Damien
Cover Artist: Worm, Damien
The creative team behind Monster & Madman would like to introduce you to the ongoing adventures of retired monster-hunter Frederick Allan and his family

TMNT/Ghostbusters #1 (IDW)
Writer: Burnham, Erik
Artist: Schoening, Dan
Cover Artist: Schoening, Dan
When a new invention goes haywire, the Turtles are sent to a whole new type of New York City. One with a whole lot more ghosts… and Ghostbusters! The two teams will have to learn to get along quickly, because a new foe from the Turtles past has followed them and aims to conquer NYC!

Hawkeye Vol. 3: LA Woman TP (Marvel)
Writer: Fraction, Matt
Artist: Pulido, Javier
Cover Artist: TBD,
Kate Bishop heads to Los Angeles to get away from New York, life and Clint Barton – but she can’t escape trouble! Because Madame Masque is hanging out poolside with the rich and famous, as well! As Kate helps a reclusive and sixties-damaged pop-music genius find his lost masterpiece, Madame Masque finds Kate. By which we mean starts trying to kill her again. This one has it all! Characters! Plot! Story! Dialogue! Theme! Meaning! Message! Action! A little exposition! Fire! Arrows! Criminals! Neighbors! Large bodies of water! Clients! Cops who don’t care! A system that victimizes the victims! The dog! In a broken town where cynicism and apathy has its claws around the throat of the good and decent, Lady Hawkguy is the only hero you can trust! Collecting HAWKEYE (2012) #14, #16, 18, #20 and ANNUAL #1.

· Panelist Goodbye:

You can find me on Twitter @Zebu_Nation. And I’ve recently consolidated the Nation of Zebu into one place at zebunation.com. Also Trollthedice.com for everyone’s favorite Dungeons & Dragon’s podcast.

03 Oct

Graphic Details 10-03-2014

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Warning! Here there be Spoilers!

Below are my full and detailed thoughts and reviews of various graphic novels and trades that I’ve read. Reading this is a good way for you to get caught up on what’s going on in comic books today, but it also contains major spoilers for some of today’s most popular books. So don’t say I didn’t warn you that Graphic Details begins, now!

Captain America Volume 4: The Iron Nail (Marvel Now)
Writer: Remender, Rick
Artist: Alixe, Pascal/Klein, Nic
Cover Artist: Klein, Nic
Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA (2012) #16-21.

So, this is where it ends for Steve Rogers. Not the end as in his death, but something worse. Writer Rick Remender is famous for running his protagonists through the wringer and he’s been torturing Cap for three volumes now. The pain inflicted on Cap was all fun and games while he was traipsing through the fantastical “Dimension Z”, but now that he’s is back in the 616 Remenders’ penchant for unrelenting misery is wearing a bit thin, at least with me.

In this fourth volume we find Cap on a knife’s edge since returning from the world of Zola. Having lost his love, Agent Carter, and his adopted son, Ian, in the process of freeing himself from his arch-enemy’s clutches The Captain is now wracked with guilt and self-doubt. He’s losing faith in his own ideals of right and wrong and the surrogate daughter he brought back from Dimension Z, Jet Zola, isn’t helping matters by constantly telling him how might makes right in most circumstance.

All this anguish and introspection has left the man behind the shield a distant and unfocused hero who feels unworthy to carry on the fight even as he does so almost autonomously. He perseveres out of pure heroic instincts and it’s at once compelling and repelling to this long time Cap fan.

This is a Cap who pops up every few years when a new writer comes on board and wants to shake things up. Maybe Remender feels Cap is too boring or too perfect, or maybe this is just Remender being Remender, but I’ve seen this Cap before and I’m not a fan.

Ok, enough character dissection. Let’s actually discuss the story now. In Captain America Vol. 3: Loose Nuke, a top secret SHIELD facility was destroyed. In this volume we discover that the facility housed something called The Weapon Minus Program, a project designed to counter both the Weapon-X program that spawned Wolverine, and the Super-Soldier program that created Cap. This counter agent is now loose on the world in the form of the wholly preposterous Dr. Mindbubble.

Dr. Mindbubble is a dapper gent with a spigot in his forehead that produces bubbles of altered reality that encase his victims in a prison of their greatest wishes for peace and happiness, before killing them. He’s a true weapon of peace, and I have to admit he’s a fascinating foil for Cap. Mindbubble was created by the ill-advised combination of the super-soldier serum and LSD. This concoction created a psycho 60’s super hippy whose mantra is to force peace on the world at all costs.

Mindbubble was freed by a Chinese super villain known as The Iron Nail. The two of them have a history together, but that history is not well explained. Iron Nail and his group are bent on the destruction of SHIELD as a world watchdog organization and they need Mindbubble to further that goal and to defeat Captain America.

This anti-SHIELD, anti-American Imperialism, plot feels a bit worn to me after going through many of the same conceits during Civil War, the Agents of SHIELD TV show, and the latest Captain America movie, Winter Soldier. I’ve even seen very similar plots in other sources, such as IDW’s G.I. JOE comic book. It’s getting a little old and I hope Marvel comes to grips with who and what they want SHIELD to be as soon as possible because I’m getting a little tired of them constantly building SHIELD up just to tear it down again, time after time.

Eventually Cap, Jet Black, and the Falcon move in because Dr. Mindbubble and his crew have used his, uh, mind bubbles to compromise SHIELD and take control of their… wait for it… Super Secret Ultra Death Hellicarrier. Just like the movie version of Winter Soldier.

Now, I don’t want to pile on Remender here because, honestly, he’s one of my favorite comic book writers. I loved Fear Agent, The End League, and Gigantic. I’m reading Black Science right now. I even liked the Dimension Z storyline. However… Well, I’ve dumped on this book enough so let’s move on. Let’s move on WITHOUT mentioning that the Super Secret Ultra Death Hellicarrier transforms (transforms, I said) into a giant robot. A giant robot with a giant sword. Let’s NOT mention that. Remender being Remender, folks.

The ultimate confrontation sees Cap taking down Mindbubble with a shield to the spigot, before facing off with The Iron Nail in a last ditch effort to stop the Super Secret Ultra Death Hellicarrier Robot from destroying a small country. During the battle, Cap & Iron Nail spar over America’s place in the world as global oppressor until one final shield throw saves the day but places Cap at his enemy’s mercy.

Iron Nail somehow manages to suck the Super Soldier Serum out of Cap’s bloodstream using magic tendrils coming out of his chest. Fortunately, the Falcon swoops in to finish off Iron Nail before he kills Cap, but the damage is done nonetheless. This sets the stage for yet another “Who is the next Cap” story arc which is playing out this week in Cap #25.

It’s not hard to tell that I wasn’t happy with this story arc, but as a diehard Steve Rogers fan I might not be the most unbiased judge of such things. I will say that I think Remender was going for an homage to classic Jack Kirby tales from the 70’s with both his say-what-you-mean dialogue and trippy-strange plot & characters. The art in the second half of the book, by Nic Klein, was also vaguely Kirbyesque. Maybe not in the exact lines of the art, but certainly in the action and energy of it.

Overall Score: Unhappy but resigned to the fact… sigh.

 

02 Oct

Graphic Details – October 2014

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Every Friday I’m going to offer up my full and detailed thoughts and reviews of various graphic novels and trades that I’ve read. Reading this will be a good way for you to get caught up on what’s going on in comic books today, and also hear me rant and rave about comic book minutiae. What fun!

I’m covering the following books this month in Graphic Detail:

Captain America Volume 4: The Iron Nail (Marvel Now) -Oct 3rd
Writer: Remender, Rick
Artist: Alixe, Pascal
Cover Artist: Klein, Nic

The Weapon Minus Program has been reopened, and Captain America has become unhinged thanks to the mad machinations of the twisted Dr. Mindbubble! Jet Black, daughter of criminal mastermind Arnim Zola, allies with the Falcon – but when the mysterious and powerful Iron Nail begins assassinating the heads of the world’s five largest corporations, they must make a terrible choice! Meanwhile, can Captain America put a lid on Dr. Mindbubble, or will the villain shatter Cap’s already-fragile psyche? And what happens when S.H.I.E.L.D.’s greatest secrets are revealed to the world’s most dangerous man? Captain America lays a final sacrifice on the altar of freedom as he takes on the Iron Nail – and is broken! This is the day when it all changes; this is the beginning of the end for Steve Rogers. Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA (2012) #16-21.

Avengers, Vol. 3: Prelude to Infinity (Marvel Now) -Oct 10th
Writer: Hickman, Jonathan
Artist: Deodato, Mike
Cover Artist: Yu, Leinil Francis

The buildup to the biggest cosmic event of all! Hyperion and Captain Universe begin the godlike education of the transformed Savage Land children. But when the High Evolutionary stakes his claim on the Children of the Sun, Hyperion learns the true cost of the decisions he’s made – and the techno-titan Terminus returns! Then, the prelude to Infinity begins as all of Earth’s Origin Sites go active – and the planet begins communicating with something much more ancient than humans. And when alien races fleeing an intergalactic terror crash to Earth, Captain Universe and Manifold must take a trip across the universe. But whatever happened to Ex Nihilo, Abyss, Starbrand and Nightmask? As the Avengers recruit more members to deal with the mounting threat, the Builders enter the Marvel Universe – and INFINITY is upon us. Collecting AVENGERS (2012) #12-17.

All-New X-Men Volume 5: One Down (Marvel Now) -Oct 17th
By: Bendis, Brian Michael
Collects All-New X-Men #25-30.

The future Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, last seen in “Battle of the Atom,” are back – and they’re still gunning for yesterday’s X-Men! But even as the Brotherhood take their next devastating step against the time-tossed teens, the mysteries surrounding Jean Grey begin to unfold! Jean came back from her Shi’ar trial…different. What does this mean for her future…for the past of the woman she’s supposed to become…and for the rest of the X-Men? Past, present and future collide as the Future Brotherhood exact their final judgment on the All-New X-Men!

Justice League Vol. 5: Forever Heroes (The New 52) -Oct 24th
Writer: Johns, Geoff
Artist: Reis, Ivan
Cover Artist: Reis, Ivan

In these tales from JUSTICE LEAGUE #24-29, the Crime Syndicate hunts down the few heroes foolish enough to challenge them – including Dick Grayson! But Owlman has other plans for Nightwing…and Ultraman, too! Also, Cyborg is one of the last Justice League members left to fight against the villains that have taken over. How can he possibly find a way to defeat them? Who can he turn to? Two words: Metal Men!

Revival Vol. 4: Escape to Wisconsin (Image) -Oct 31st
Writer: Seeley, Tim
Artist: Norton, Mike
Cover Artist: Norton, Mike

For one day in rural central Wisconsin, the dead came back to life. Now it’s up to Officer Dana Cypress to deal with the media scrutiny, religious zealots, and government quarantine that has come with them. Now, as Dana closes in on the bizarre murderer of her Reviver sister, she’s swept up in a conspiracy that will bring her from rural Wisconsin to New York City! The sell-out hit series created by New York Times Bestselling writer TIM SEELEY and Eisner-winning artist MIKE NORTON is collected with bonus material! Collects REVIVAL #18-23 & CHEW/REVIVAL #1