Category Archives: Hot Pick! Recommended Pick!

In here we highlight books of interest each week.

Recommended Picks For February 13, 2013

Batman 17Hot Pick!
Batman #17
DC Comics

(W) Scott Snyder
(A) Greg Capullo & Various
(Cover) Greg Capullo

This is it: The stunning conclusion to “DEATH OF THE FAMILY”! Who lives? Who dies? Who laughs last? Find out as Batman and The Joker face off one last time!

 

Price: $3.99

 

Uncanny X-men 1Recommended Pick!
Uncanny X-Men #1
Marvel Comics

(W) Brian Michael Bendis
(A/Cover) Chris Bachalo

The true flagship book of the X-Men returns. In the wake of the Phoenix, the world has changed and is torn on exactly what Cyclops and his team of X-Men are — visionary revolutionaries or dangerous terrorists? Whatever the truth, Cyclops, Emma Frost, Magneto, and Magik are out in the world gathering up new mutants and redefining the name Uncanny X-Men.

Price: $3.99

Recommended Picks For February 6, 2013

Fearless Defenders 1Hot Pick!
The Fearless Defenders #1
Marvel Comics

(W) Cullen Bunn
(A) Will Sliney
(CA) Mark Brooks

New Team! New Villains! New Creators! Valkyrie and Misty Knight are the Fearless Defenders and not since Power Man and Iron Fist has an unlikely duo kicked this much-well, you know. Writer Cullen Bunn (Venom, The Sixth Gun, The Fearless) and new-to-Marvel artist Will Sliney (MacGyver, Star Wars) bring you the book everyone is going to be talking about on Thursday morning.

Price: $2.99

Red Team 1Recommended Pick!
GARTH ENNIS RED TEAM #1 (MR)
DYNAMIC FORCES
(W) Garth Ennis
(A) Craig Cermak
(CA) Howard Chaykin, Ryan Sook

Part one: The First-Timers. Eddie Mellinger, Trudy Giroux, Duke Wylie and George Winburn are Red Team: the NYPD’s elite anti-narcotics unit. They’ve taken down one drug lord after another with a careful blend of meticulous surveillance and applied violence, but their latest case has even them stumped. Their frustration leads them to take extreme measures- setting them on a path from which there can be no coming back. As they’re about to discover, doing the wrong thing can be very, very seductive.

$3.99

Recommended Picks For January 16, 2013

Hot Pick!Savage Wolverine 1
Savage Wolverine #1 Now
Marvel Comics

(W/A/Cover) Frank Cho

Wolverine awakes to find himself transported to the Savage Land and labeled public enemy number one! With no memory of how he got there, and Shanna the She-Devil his only ally, Logan must unravel the mystery that slumbers at the heart of the Savage Land before it finds a way to kill him first. This January, Wolverine is all brawls, babes, and brachiosaurs, and you’ll never see the end — or the future of the Marvel Universe — NOW!

Price: $3.99

Recommended Pick!Fables 1
Fables Volume 18: Cubs in Toyland TP
DC Comics/Vertigo

(W) Bill Willingham
(A) Mark Buckingham & Various
(Cover) Joao Ruas

In these tales from Fables #114-121, a harrowing epic starts when Snow and Bigby’s cub Therese receives a Christmas gift from an unknown admirer. This red plastic boat may hold the key to a deep, disturbing secret that will incite a series of soul-crushing events for the denizens of Fabletown. Plus, don’t miss Bufkin’s (mis)adventures in Oz! Mature Readers.

Price: $16.99

Recommended Picks For November 21, 2012

Hot Pick!
Indestructible Hulk #1
Marvel Comics

(W) Mark Waid
(A) Leinil Francis Yu
(Cover) Chung Yu

Hulk – Indestructible force more weapon than man. Banner – smartest man alive. Combined they are the Strongest, Smartest Weapon on the planet! And NOW! the Indestructible Hulk is an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.!

Price: $3.99

Recommended Pick!
The Walking Dead Something To Fear Volume 17 TP
Image Comics

(W) Robert Kirkman
(A/Cover) Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn

In this volume of the NYT bestselling survival horror, Rick and his band of survivors work to build a larger network of thriving communities, and soon discover that Negan’s “Saviors” prove to be a larger threat than they could have fathomed. Crossing Negan will lead to serious, dire consequences for the group; it seems that for the first time since the Governor’s reign of terror that Rick may have “Something to Fear.” Collects The Walking Dead #97-102.

Price: $14.99

Recommended Picks For November 7, 2012

Hot Pick!
Iron Man #1 Now

Marvel Comics

(W) Kieron Gillen
(A/CA) Greg Land

Tony Stark, aka Iron Man: Technological visionary, wealthy playboy, unparalleled engineer, and armored Avenger. His greatest invention becomes his greatest mistake. Iron Man must act fast…and Tony Stark must build faster! The lethal techno virus Extremis is out in the wild and out for grabs to the highest bidder! It’s up to Tony Stark to contain it and that means creating a new suit of armor…NOW!

Price: $3.99

Deadpool #1 Now
Marvel Comics

(W) Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn
(A) Tony Moore
(CA) Geof Darrow

Dead former United States presidents, from George Washington to Gerald Ford have been resurrected, and that’s BAD. The Marvel heroes can’t be the ones to stop them, someone is needed with the reputation, skills and plausible deniability to take out these com-monsters in chiefs…NOW! is the time for Deadpool… In Wade We Trust!

Price: $2.99

Recommended Pick!
47 Ronin #1
Dark Horse Comics

(W) Mike Richardson
(A/Cover) Stan Sakai

Among the best-known tales in Japanese history, the legend of the 47 Ronin and their epic mission to avenge their disgraced master epitomizes the samurai code of honor. It has been said, “To know the story of the 47 Ronin is to know Japan.” Retold through the ages, the legend at last comes to comics in a meticulously researched and beautifully illustrated mini-series from Mike Richardson, Stan Sakai, and editorial consultant Kazuo Koike! Recounting this sweeping tale of honor and violence in all its grandeur, chapter one details the tragic incident that would seal the fate of Lord Asano and set forty-seven of his vassals on a years-long path of vengeance!

Price: $3.99

Recommended Picks For October 31, 2012

Hot Pick!
Superman: Earth One Volume 2 HC
DC Comics

(W) J. Michael Straczynski
(A/Cover) Shane Davis, Sandra Hope

The highly anticipated sequel to the #1 New York Times best-selling graphic novel Superman: Earth One by acclaimed writer J. Michael Straczynski and superstar artist Shane Davis is here! Young Clark Kent continues his journey toward becoming the World’s Greatest Super Hero but finds dealing with humanity to be a bigger challenge than he ever imagined! From a ruthless dictator to a new love interest who’s NOT Lois Lane, things are never easy for this emerging Man of Steel. And the worst is yet to come, in the form of a man-monster with an insatiable appetite, the Parasite!

Price: $22.99

Recommended Pick!
Ghosts #1
DC Comics

(W) Geoff Johns & Various
(A) Rufus Dayglo & Various
(CA) Dave Johnson

Check out this all-new anthology from some of the biggest talents in the industry! Stories spotlight a space heist on a ghost ship, a spirit who wants to play synthesizer in a techno band, a ghost-for-hire haunting agency and others dark, twisted tales. With stories and art by some of comics’ greatest talents, this special features a cover by Dave Johnson, and a variant cover by Brendan McCarthy!

Price: $7.99

Recommended Picks For October 17, 2012

Hot Pick!
Sword Of Sorcery #1
DC Comics

(W) Christy Marx, Antony Bedard
(A) Aaron Lopresti, Jesus Saiz
(Cover) Aaron Lopresti

 

Amethyst returns as this amazing new series begins! The good news: Amy Winston can transform into Princess Amaya, protector of Gemworld! The bad news: It seems her family wants to kill her! Plus: The brutality of Beowulf!

 

Price: $3.99

Recommended Pick!
Mind The Gap Volume 1: Intimate Strangers TP
Image Comics

(W) Jim McCann
(A/Cover) Rodin Esquejo, Sonia Oback

 

A mystery with a paranormal twist. Elle, in a spirit form detached from her comatose body, must not only unravel the mystery of her attacker’s identity and motive but her entire life as well. Who can she trust, in both this word and in the gap she exists in that lies between life and death? Filled with twists and turns, Elle’s life isn’t the only one turned upside down by the attack on her life.

Price: $9.99

Recommended Picks For October 10, 2012

Hot Pick!
Uncanny Avengers #1 Now
Marvel Comics

(W) Rick Remender
(A/Cover) John Cassaday

The greatest era of the Marvel Universe starts here! From the ashes of AvX an all-new, all-different Avengers assemble! Dive headfirst into Marvel NOW! With a team uniting Avenger and X-Man alike! Captain America begins his quest to create a sanctioned Avengers unit comprised of Avengers and X-Men, humans and mutants working together. So why is Professor Xavier’s dream more at risk than ever?

Price: $3.99

Recommended Pick!
Saga Volume 1 TP
Image Comics

(W) Brian K. Vaughan
(A/Cover) Fiona Staples

The sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the worlds. When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe. Fantasy and science fiction are wed like never before in a sexy, subversive drama for adults. Collects SAGA #1-6.

Price: $9.99

Recommended Picks For September 25, 2012

Hot Pick!
Happy #1

Image Comics

(W) Grant Morrison
(A/Cover) Darick Robertson

Meet Nick Sax – a corrupt, intoxicated ex-cop turned hit-man, adrift in a stinking twilight world of casual murder, soulless sex, eczema and betrayal. With a hit gone wrong, a bullet in his side, the cops and the mob on his tail, and a monstrous child killer in a Santa suit on the loose, Nick and his world will be changed forever this Christmas. By a tiny blue horse called Happy.

Price: $2.99

Recommended Pick!
The Walking Dead Volume 8 HC

Image Comics

(W) Robert Kirkman
(A/Cover) Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn

Rick and his group rebuild from the events of “No Way Out,” and learn that maybe they can take part in “A Larger World.” Collects The Walking Dead # 85-96. Mature Readers.

Price: $34.99

Recommended Picks For September 19, 2012

Hot Pick!
Justice League #0

DC Comics

(W) Geoff Johns
(A/Cover) Gary Frank

Billy Batson takes center stage in this issue as he unleashes the awesome power of Shazam in a special origin story! Also featuring the not-to-be-missed origin of Pandora and the next seeds of Trinity War! Also available as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

Price: $3.99

Recommended Pick!
The Walking Dead #102

Image Comics

(W) Robert Kirkman
(A) Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn
(Cover) Charlie Adlard

“Something To Fear” concludes! The survivors attempt to pick up the pieces after what they’ve just lived through. Mature Readers.

$2.99