Read These Comics For The Week Of 01/15

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Astro City #8 by DC/Vertigo

When the Confessor investigates the criminal charges against Winged Victory, it leads to open combat-with Samaritan! Can Astro City’s three greatest heroes find a way to work together? And even if they can, will it be too late to save her career? The 4-issue story arc continues as the threat against Winged Victory is revealed and her past is explored.

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Curse #1 by Boom! Studios

  • WHY WE LOVE IT: BOOM! Studios has a long history of publishing some of the industry’s best modern horror, and CURSE takes us back to our roots with a werewolf story unlike any you’ve ever seen.
  • WHY YOU WILL LOVE IT: The CURSE creative team practically screams ‘horror’ from writers Michael Moreci (HOAX HUNTERS) & Tim Daniel (ENORMOUS) and artists Riley Rossmo (DRUMHELLAR) & Colin Lorimer (UXB), you’re in store for a smart, realistic, and haunting read.
  • WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Laney Griffith is a man who will do anything to save his son from leukemia, but the cost of treatment has broken him financially. When he pursues an elusive murderer in the wilderness of his small, rural community, in the hopes of securing a substantial bounty, Laney is confronted with something he never could have expected: a werewolf. The captive lycan, in human form, turns Laney’s life upsidedown, forcing him to confront his haunted past and race against the clock-because the wolf will return, and Laney’s son’s condition continues to worsen.
  • CURSE is a story of a family’s survival at all costs

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Disney Kingdoms – Seekers of the Weird #1 by Marvel Comics

  • AN ALL-NEW ADVENTURE INSPIRED BY DISNEY’S LEGENDARY BUT NEVER BUILT MUSEUM OF THE WEIRD!
  • When their parents are kidnapped, teens Maxwell and Melody are thrust into a thrilling race through the world’s most strange and dangerous museum as they unite with their mysterious and swashbuckling uncle to save their family and the world from an evil secret society!
  • Envisioned by famous Walt Disney Imagineer Rolly Crump for Walt Disney in 1965, the Museum of the Weird’s innovative designs were left on Crump’s drawing boardàuntil now!
  • Brought to you by writer Brandon Seifert (Witch Doctor), artist Karl Moline (AVENGERS ARENA) and Shuster Award-winning cover artist Mike Del Mundo!

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Maxx Maxximized #3 by IDW Publishing

Maxx is confronted by Mr. Gone in the outback, and spills vital clues about how he became the Maxx. Meanwhile, outback Julie retreats to her rock lair and begins the slow process of healing. Completely remastered – each page has been painstakingly scanned from the original art by Sam Kieth, who is also overseeing the new coloring. This is The Maxx better than ever!
For subscription customers only! A newly-colored version of the original Maxx #3 cover by Sam Kieth!

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Miracleman (Marvel) #1 by Marvel Comics

  • KIMOTA! With one magic word, a long-forgotten legend lives again!
  • Freelance reporter Michael Moran always knew he was meant for something more — now, a strange series of events leads him to reclaim his destiny!
  • Relive the ground-breaking eighties adventures that captured lightning in a bottle — or experience them for the first time — in these digitally restored, fully relettered editions!
  • Issue 1 includes material originally presented in WARRIOR #1 and MIRACLEMAN #1, plus the MARVELMAN PRIMER.

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Superior Spider-man #25 by Marvel Comics

  • Special super-sized 25th issue!
  • Otto Octavius, the Superior Spider-Man, in a life-or-death struggle against the original Superior Venom!
  • Plus: With one last goblin on his side, the Goblin King’s court is now complete!
  • Guest starring: The Avengers!

Read These Comics For The Week Of 12/31

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Dead Boy Detectives #1 by DC/Vertigo Comics

From the pages of THE SANDMAN, Neil Gaiman’s dead boys get their own monthly series! As fans of storybook detectives, Edwin Paine (died 1916) and Charles Rowland (died 1990) will take on any and all mysteries – including their own untimely deaths! The dead boys head back to St. Hilarions, where bullying headmasters continue to rule the school. But when they investigate the lingering mysteries of their own deaths, they meet a young girl named Crystal whose tech skills and strange link to the undead earn her a place as a new detective. DEAD BOY DETECTIVES is a fast-paced adventure series that takes us from the bustling streets of contemporary London to Japanese-inspired video games and dangerous worlds perched somewhere between the now and nevermore.

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Legenderry A Steampunk Adventure #1 by Dynamite Entertainment

It’s a world in which the great heroes of our stories live in the flesh. We start in the Big City, protected by Vampirella and the Green Hornet. A scarlet clad woman of mystery rushes into a bar, pursued by a team of assassins. The terror that breaks loose there and then will eventually lead (in the issues that follow) to The Phantom’s Jungle, Flash Gordon’s space age town of Landing, battles in the sky with Captain Victory, and so much more, until finally, we arrive in the Monstrous Lands, protected by… well, nobody.

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Illegitimates #1 by IDW Publishing

Jack Steele: World renowned agent of OLYMPUS, super-spy, debonair, lover of ladies, man-slut. While facing off with his arch-nemesis, Viktor Dannikor, Steele faces his biggest defeat, but who will take his place? Olympus scrambles to find not one, but FIVE newbie agents to fill the void and, unbeknownst to them, they share a common thread. Can these five strangers embrace their fates and come together to save the world? They are THE ILLEGITIMATES! And if you called them bastards…. you’d be absolutely right!

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Guardians of the Galaxy #10 by Marvel Comics

Angela and Gamora go hunting. Special guest artist Kevin Maguire (Justice League, Batman Confidential, X-Men)

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Todd  The Ugliest Kid On Earth #8 by Image Comics

Our first Christmas issue! Holiday Gift Bonus: Todd Fold Out Origami with every issue! In this thrilling conclusion to the PBS arc, Charlie Rose unleashes the full force of his demonic power, Peggy’s home pregnancy test catches fire, and Gus discovers Todd has the highly marketable power to restore virginity

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Grimm Fairy Tales Presents OZ #5 by Zenescope Entertainment

As the first Oz miniseries races towards its conclusion Dorothy finally arrives at the Emerald City where she finds the final piece of the Veridian scepter. But the Wicked Witch of the West and her army are not far behind and she plans to destroy the city and everyone in it on her path to conquer Oz. And the Witch has a special surprise for Dorothy that she will unleash to devastating results.

Birth of America Marvel Style

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If you are stuck indoors on this rainy Fourth of July read about the birth of our nation through the lens of the Marvel Universe.  1602 written by Neil Gaiman and art by Andy Kubert tells story of colonization of America using familiar but different versions of Marvel’s superheroes.  This is one of my favorite books mixing history and suoerheroes fantasy. 

Nightmare in Silver

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Welcome, and thank you for joining us at what used to be the most magical place in the universe. Everything on the planet seems to be bland, that is until The Doctor and Clara show up. Trouble seems to be following them, and this planet is no different, only this time trouble comes in the form of the Cybermen. Newly designed and reimagined by Neil Gaiman. Gaiman said his goal was to make them scary again, and by the looks of the second preview clip, he has achieved that.

Episode Teasers

  • A cyberman does a trick which is similar to a character from the Addams Family.
  • There is only one way to defeat the cybermen, just do what the death star does.
  • An old show written by Moffatt starring James Nesbitt is the main focus of the episode
  • Someone is more important that they lead us to believe, the coin is the key.
  • 11, 11, 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2 and 1
  • The Doctor admits to romantic feelings for Clara and they nearly kiss, “The truth is I’m starting to…”
  • Someone cheats at an old game
  • Heads has the answer not the tail
  • A slap, a proposal and an execution
  • Clara should play Doom the way she handles a BFG

Next Time Trailer

Preview Clip #1

Preview Clip #2

Whovians Rejoice!!

The Doctor returns Easter Sunday, March 30th. As more things get released, I will try and have them here

 

Some things that I am looking forward to:

  • The Cybermen will be in an episode, and seem to have finally gotten the long awaited makeover (other than removing the “C” logo from their breastplate)
  • The Cybermen episode will also be penned by the amazing Neil Gaiman, and will feature Warwick Davis (Professor Flitwick)
  • Vastra, Jenny, and Strax will be in 2 more episodes
  • There is an episode on a Submarine, and an airplane
  • The Ice Warriors (yeah you read that right) look to finally be featured in an episode
  • How they will tell River’s story now that her mom and dad are no longer with the doctor
  • How River will react when she meets Clara
  • Wondering if the whole “who/what is Clara” will tie into either Trenzalore or the 50th (although I think Trenzalore will take place during the 50th, but all I have is speculation on that so far)
  • Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS seems to be an epic story HOPEFULLY showing the viewers more of the TARDIS, instead of just a few select rooms and endless hallways that all look the same

So with the wait finally over, and with the 50th Anniversary just around the corner:

“Run you cleaver boy, and remember” Doctor Who returns March 30th