Read These New Comics for 10/22

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Borderlands: Fall of Fyrestone #3 by IDW Publishing

It’s time to meet Nine Toes in part three of ‘The Fall of Fyrestone!’
Roland, Lilith, Mordecai, and Brick are armed to the teeth and ready for the fight of their lives. People are gonna die! Lots of ’em! Innocent people are GOING TO DIE in this issue of BORDERLANDS.

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Arkham Manor #1 by DC Comics

When catastrophe strikes Arkham Asylum, where will Gotham City house the world’s most dangerous criminals, and when inmates are found murdered, what is Batman prepared to do in search of justice? Arkham’s madness comes home in ARKHAM MANOR! A bold new series brought to you by the mad minds of Gerry Duggan (Deadpool, Nova) and Shawn Crystal (Deadpool, Wolverine and the X-Men).

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Amazing Spider-Man #8 by Marvel Comics

Step over the EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE!
MC2 Spider-Girl finds herself and her family under attack from the mysterious forces behind Spider-Verse!
Ms. Marvel gets Spider-Man out of a jam.
Rated T

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Avengers and X-Men: AXIS #3 by Marvel Comics

ACT I: THE RED SUPREMACY
With the heroes lost, the world’s fate lies in the hands of the vilest syndicate known to man.
Scarlet Witch is forced to join Dr. Doom, the man who unleashed her power to cause M-Day, or she will watch those she loves most die.
The return of one of the Marvel Universe’s great villains!
An Avenger quits, a heart is broken, and the world as we know it is gone.
Rated T+

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Bodies #4 by DC Comics

A night in the pub winds up in two very sticky ends for Whiteman and Edmond, while in 2050 Maplewood and Bounce go up on the roof to wait for the big parade. In the present day, what should be a walk in the park for Shahara leads her straight to the morgue.

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Flash #35 by DC Comics

It’s The Flash vs. Future Flash as these two super-speedsters battle for the fate of Wally West! Will a Flash die?

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Harley Quinn #11 by DC Comics

Harley continues with her toxic Max Macabre relationship – but everything changes when Power Girl comes crashing into Coney Island from outer space! PG has a severe case of amnesia, and Harley is happy to remind her that they are best friends – and a crimefighting team!

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Letter 44 #11 by Oni Press

President Blades reflects on his mounting cycle of mistakes as the Chief Executive, and visits an old friend for advice. On the Clarke, a crew member’s suspicious behavior gets him locked in the brig, but a medical emergency involving infant Astra might see him released no matter the consequences.

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Multiversity: The Just #1 by DC Comics

The next chapter of the greatest adventure in DC’s history is here! When they last collaborated, Grant Morrison joined artist Ben Oliver (LOBO, BATMAN/SUPERMAN) for the acclaimed ACTION COMICS #0. For their next team-up, the two superstars take a spin around the self-obsessed Earth-16 – a.k.a. Earth-Me! With all of the world’s threats having been handled long ago by their parents, the next generation of supers – including Chris Kent, Damien Wayne, Alexis Luthor, Offspring, Megamorpho, Donna Troy and more – find themselves labeled as superstars more often than super heroes. But with that fame comes complacency, and when a massive threat unlike anything they’ve ever seen surfaces, this pampered crew finds themselves in way over their head. What secret is Damien keeping from Chris that could tear the world’s finest friends apart? Who is the mysterious killer lurking behind the scenes among these spoiled super-children? And what chance do they stand against the monstrous villain that’s murdering its way across the Multiverse? All that and more in this exciting stand-alone issue which also acts as chapter three of the MULTIVERSITY saga. Join us, if your dare, for THE MULTIVERSITY!

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Starlight #6 by Image Comics

Duke, Space-Boy, and their rebel friends face off in their final, defining battle against the Brotean regime. But there’s been a traitor in their midst, and their plans aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. It’s not only their lives in the balance, but the future of the entire planet Tantalus. Millar and Parlov’s space epic concludes here!

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Superman #35 by DC Comics

The hit SUPERMAN run by Geoff Johns and John Romita Jr. continues with ‘THE MEN OF TOMORROW’ Chapter four! Superman and Ulysses are still dealing with the traumatic revelations of last issue, but the hunt for The Machinist must continue before his would-be-victims fall into his hands. But what happens when the two heroes learn the truth behind The Machinist and the cost to stopping his mad plan?\

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters #1 by IDW Publishing

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!

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Read These New Comics for 10/08

Pick of the Week

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Barbara Gordon is no stranger to dusting herself off when disaster strikes… so when a fire destroys everything she owned, she spots the opportunity for a new lease on life – and seizes it! Following the rest of Gotham’s young adults to the hip border district of Burnside, Barbara sets about building an all-new Batgirl… and discovers all-new threats preying on her peers! It’s a re-invention of Batgirl from the boots up, by the incredible creative team of Cameron Stewart (BATMAN INC.), Brenden Fletcher (WEDNESDAY COMICS), and rising star Babs Tarr!

 

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Alien vs Predator: Fire and Stone #1 by Dark Horse Comics

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!

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Amazing Spider-Man #7 by Marvel Comics

Peer over the EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE!
Spidey teams up with Ms. Marvel in a high-flying (stepping in Kamala’s case) adventure!
Who is Spider-UK and what does he have to do with SPIDER-VERSE?
Rated T

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Army of Darkness : Convention Invasion #1 by Dynamite Entertainment

Ash Williams has been to hell and back, lost the woman he loved, and battled his evil clone – but despite all these trials, nothing can prepare him for… The Terror of the Comic Con! When a cosplay sorcerer takes his role-playing a little too far, Ash has to team up with a trio of comic readers to save the con – and New York City – from a Deadite invasion!

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Astro City #16 by DC/Vertigo

A Vertigo ‘Defy Covers’ issue! Once upon a time, in a small, idyllic town, there was a teen super hero named Starbright. But ‘once’ was a long time ago. Find out what became of Starbright and his greatest foe – and what their entwined destinies hold for the future of Astro City.

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Avengers and X-Men: Axis #1 by Marvel Comics

  • The Red Skull has exploited the gifts of the world’s greatest telepath to broadcast pure hatred across the globe. Now, born of the murder of Charles Xavier, World War Hate has begun.
  • Tony Stark discovers a secret truth that will upend not only his life, but also the lives of everyone he cares for.
  • Can The Avengers and X-Men finally unite? Would their combined strength be enough to hold back the darkness of the Red Onslaught?
  • Magneto murdered the wrong man, releasing the greatest evil the Marvel Universe has ever known. Now Rogue and Scarlet Witch are all that stand in its way.

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Batman #35 by DC Comics

From the superstar creative team that brought you a new start to the Caped Crusader comes the story that could end him. Be there in October for the biggest, deadliest and most epic story yet from writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo – ‘Batman: Endgame’ begins here!

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Black Science #9 by Image Comics

Conflict is the only constant, as the Dimensionauts are embroiled in a brutal war which threatens to engulf the fantastical land they are stranded in. But how can they uncover the horrible truth about the Pillar when every second is a fight to survive?

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Captain Marvel #8 by Marvel Comics

Carol’s bombastic adventure through space with her pet, Chewie, continues!
Rocket was right, though, Carol Corps! There’s more to Chewie than meets the eye! But, where did the Flerken come from?
Chewie is a Mom to hundreds. Where was she hiding all those Flerken eggs, and is this the end for Carol and her pet?

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Danger Girl: Mayday #4 by IDW Publishing

It’s the explosive conclusion to the most dangerous story of the year – return of the traitorous Natalia Kassle! Recovered and resuscitated by the enigmatic April Mayday, will Natalia join forces with her to destroy the Danger Girls? And will Abbey be forced to cross over to the role of a villain? Find out in the concluding chapter of the latest and greatest Danger Girl series!

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Fraggle Rock #8 by Marvel Comics

WHY WE LOVE IT: Our FRAGGLE ROCK anthologies were the first comics we published with our friends at The Jim Henson Company and ever since then, we’ve always wanted to tell one big, epic, Fraggletastic story only possible in comics. Now we have our chance in this four-issue limited series! The Fraggles will adventure to places they’ve never been before, places where Gobo, Red, Mokey, Wembly, and Boober will meet brand-new friends, sing brand-new songs, and dance their cares away!<br… >WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT:
Whether it’s ADVENTURE TIME, AMULET, or MOUSE GUARD, comics fans are coming out for all-ages stories. No one mastered that art form quite like Jim Henson, and the characters of FRAGGLE ROCK remain some of his most beloved creations. New York Times bestselling author Kate Leth (ADVENTURE TIME: SEEING RED, BRAVEST WARRIORS) and artist Jake Myler (FRAGGLE ROCK, Orphan Blade), have spun a hilarious, super fun story for longtime fans and comic readers of all ages who’ve yet to meet this lovable gang of Fraggles.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT:When the water supply of Fraggle Rock mysteriously runs dry, the Fraggles have to journey deep into the caves of Fraggle Rock to find the fabled Everspring where adventure awaits and no Fraggle has gone before! It’s the beloved characters of Fraggle Rock in their biggest story yet!

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October Faction #1 by IDW Publishing

The creative team behind Monster & Madman would like to introduce you to the ongoing adventures of retired monster-hunter Frederick Allan and his family… which include a thrill-killer, a witch, and a warlock. Because sometimes crazy is the glue that binds a family together.

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Rocket Raccoon #4 by Marvel Comics

THE FUR FLIES! Rocket and his dangerous doppelgänger face off!
BETRAYED! Ensnared like some kind of terrestrial rodent, Rocket comes face-to-face-to-face-to-face-to-face with a few of the folks who want him dead!
Can the everyone’s favorite gunslingin’ Guardian of the Galaxy make it out alive and clear his name?
Rated T

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Zombie Tramp #3 by Danger Zone Comics

Zombie Tramp has fallen in with the wrong crowd in her adventure to Las Vegas, specifically the undead clutches of the king of Sin City’s sex trade. Now she’s being forced to wed the jump-suited monster of a man in a private ceremony at the Grand Canyon! But in this unholy wedding, ‘Til death’ is just the start. Features a ‘risque’ variant cover limited to 2,000 copies!

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Read These New Comics for 7/16

Pick of the Week

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Borderlands: Fall of Fyrestone #1 by IDW Publishing

The epic story of Borderlands continues in part one of the new series, where fans find out what happens after Roland, Mordecai, Lilith, and Brick step out of Marcus’s bus. As soon as they arrive in the once-prosperous town of Fyrestone, they realize that Pandora is a far more dangerous planet than they first imagined. The Vault Hunters will go up against a ruthless bandit known as ‘Nine Toes,’ but will they be able to overcome him?

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Army of Darkness: Ash Gets Hitched #1 by Dynamite Entertainment

Ash and Sheila are reunited and Ash vows they will never be separated again. Can evil stop evil? This will be the question Ash will have to answer now that he has unleashed the Faceless Man on the land.

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Harley Quinn Invades Comic-Con #1 by DC Comics

The title says it all! Our favorite little troublemaker, Harley Quinn, takes on Comic-Con International: San Diego in this over the top issue! She’ll have to battle long lines, crazy crowds and the dread con crud, all in the quest to get her own comic book published!

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Original Sin #6 by Marvel Comics

Who Pulled The Trigger?

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Robin Rises: Omega #1 by DC Comics

The hunt for Robin is over, and the battle joined! But Batman’s family feud with Ra’s al Ghul is about to erupt into something bigger when it’s interrupted by the forces of Apokolips! This epic story continues in this month’s BATMAN AND ROBIN #33!

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100th Anniversary Special X-Men #1 by Marvel Comics

Have the X-Men of 2061 achieved Xavier’s dream of mutants and humans living in harmony? Or will there always be a need for the X-Men?

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X-Men #16 by Marvel Comics

The Future has come calling, and he wants his son Shogo back!

But will Jubilee and the X-Men let their bouncing baby boy go without a fight?

Spoiler alert: HELL NO!

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The Avengers- Recent Blu Ray Release

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The Avengers came out September 25th on Blu-Ray, and figured it to be a great film to discuss for a first blog.  I mean its comic books and movie rolled into awesomeness who wouldn’t want to hear me troll on about it.  As someone who has been inspired by good and evil in the world of comic books at a young age, I want as many people to appreciate these kinds of films, even if you don’t consider yourself a geek.

The film is a culmination of ten years of scheming by Marvel Studios to bring all of their major comic book heroes into one epic movie.   Giving each one of the heroes his own film but loosely tying them together so the world of Marvel felt like one universe and giving more back story leading to The Avengers.  This is one of the smartest decisions Marvel Studios made in regards to their films.  Connecting the various films gave gravity and dimension to them; which is exactly why people love reading Marvel and DC comics.  I love that Spider-man and the Fantastic Four lived in New York City and in any given comic Spider-man might stop by the Baxter Building to play X-Box Kinect.

The film plays on the strengths of most movies with multiple heroes; showing the group come together, a protagonist that makes them question becoming a team, and a final big action sequence highlighting each characters unique ass kicking style.  These are not new to the medium of film or comics, but what makes Avengers a pleasure to watch even to someone who doesn’t know the difference between Batman and Man-bat is the whimsy and joy these elements are executed on screen.  Director Joss Whedon use the first three fourths of the film reintroducing these heroes (even though most have had their own movies) and by the end of the film all you want to do is see them just save the world from anonymous evil alien type creatures.  Which is the one flaw of the film because they just seem like an after thought and were not inspired by any creatures or aliens from any Marvel comic. Although, hopefully we get to see more of Thanos in the future, since it seems he was behind all the shit that happened on earth, and was the one who provided Loki with the army he needed.  In all if you like comic books you have already seen the film.  If you are curious to the world of geek then The Avengers is great film to tease your palette into a larger world where good and evil well defined and most of the women have big racks.

Thank you for reading this first official blog of Geek Triumvirate.  Amanda, Andrew and I will have many more posting in the near future.  Including a commentary about Doctor Who from the three of us, World of Warcraft (or WoW for the MMORPG insiders), and all things zombies with a report from Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios.  Below will be some snarky commentary of this blog by Amanda and Andrew to give some balance to our opinions.  This will be common in our individual and co-written blogs because frankly one of us probably doesn’t like something another does (typically of most friends, right?).    Goal is to bring some goofy, geek opinions from our minds to yours and maybe even get you to shine your inner fandom for the entire world to see.   With that goal in mind, the next time you have a family meeting or a work conference call, start it with AVENGERS ASSEMBLE!

Amanda- I greatly enjoyed The Avengers I don’t own many run of the mill comics myself besides The Walking Dead (more like old school Doctor Who) so I didn’t have anything to draw from. I would say a major downfall would be not introducing Hawkeye in an appropriate manner, I for one didn’t know who he was and had to look prior to watching or I would have been stuck asking during the movie. As for the gross evil aliens that were fought I don’t really mind them not being from the comics as I feel it would hinder Whedon’s creativity.