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Previews HYPE: July '12

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Here are the books that caught my eye in Previews Catalogue, for books shipping to comic shops in July...


Captain Marvel #1 - I looooved the last ongoing series featuring Ms. Marvel, so I'm excited to see Carol Danvers getting a new series as she steps into her new role.

Cursed Pirate Girl HC - My favorite graphic novel of last year gets the hardcover treatment with extra goodies, courtesy of Archaia.  This is a gorgeous book and stunning fantasy - comes with my highest recommendation!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures (Volume 1) - The Archie comics series begins to be collected by IDW in this series of books (following the recent 100-page spectacular) featuring the beloved stories based around the animated series.

Space Punisher #1 (of 4) - This has got to be fun, right?

National Comics: Eternity #1 - This stand-alone issue sees Jeff Lemire, who's doing awesome things at DC currently, take a stab at writing Kid Eternity.

American Elf (Volume 4): The Collected Sketchbook Diari…

Pick of the Week 6/27

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Sorry that this one is later than usual, but I will be getting back to posting more regularly now.  Here is the book you should be paying attention to, in comic shops today!


The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen III #3: Century 2009 - Lots of good stuff comes out this week from the likes of Gilbert Hernandez, Kevin Huizenga and Eddie Campbell, among others, but I'm most excited about the latest League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.  Why spend your money on the questionable taste of Before Watchmen, when you can have the real thing, by Alan Moore himself?  Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill bring the League into current time, featuring a character very similar to one very popular boy wizard.

Other Noteworthy Releases
Archie Americana (Volume 4): Best of the 70's HC
Attack on Titan (Volume 1)
Before Watchmen: Nite Owl #1 (of 4)
David Mazzucchell's Daredevil: Born Again: Artist's Edition HC
Defenders by Matt Fraction (Volume 1) TP
Dinosaurs vs. Aliens HC
Fatale (Volume 1): Death Chases…

Pick of the Week 6/20

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This is the book you should be paying attention to, in comic shops on Wednesday...


Angel & Faith (Volume 1): Live Through This TP - This was one of my favorite books of 2011, and, I think, the best thing to come out of Buffy the Vampire Slayer's continuation in comic book form so far.

Other Noteworthy Releases
Before Watchmen: Comedian #1 (of 6)
Challengers of the Unknown by Jack Kirby Omnibus HC
The Complete Flash Gordon Library (Volume 1): On the Planet Mongo HC
Dark Horse Presents #13
Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. (Volume 1): War Monsters TP
Incredible Hulk by Jason Aaron (Volume 1) HC
Invincible Iron Man (Volume 9): Demon HC
Lost Dogs GN
Mars Attacks #1
Mars Attacks Classics (Volume 1) TP
Mort Meskin: Out of the Shadows TP
New York Mon Amour HC
Spider-Man: Trouble On the Horizon HC
Static Shock (Volume 1): Supercharged TP
Team Cul de Sac HC
Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse (Vol. 3): High Noon at Inferno Gulch HC
X-Men: X-Club TP

Comics-and-More Podcast: Avengers vs. X-Men

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On this week's Comics-and-More Podcast, Patrick Markfort and I discuss the first part of the Avengers vs. X-Men crossover, as well as various titles tied into the event.



Reviewed:
Avengers vs. X-Men #1-5
John Romita Jr, Brian Michael Bendis, Jason Aaron, Ed Brubaker, Jonathan Hickman & Matt Fraction

Wolverine & the X-Men #2-11
Jason Aaron, Chris Bachalo & Nick Bradshaw

Secret Avengers #21.1-27
Rick Remender, Gabriel Hardman, Renato Guedes & Patrick Zircher

Uncanny X-Men #9-13
Kieron Gillen, Carlos Pacheco, Greg Land & Billy Tan


For further reading:
AvX: VS #1-3
Various

Avengers Academy #29-31
Christos Gage & Tom Grummett

New Avengers #24-26
Brian Michael Bendis, Mike Deodato & Will Conrad

Avengers #25-27
Brian Michael Bendis & Walter Simonson

Check out this new solo video from Patrick Markfort:
New Comics 6/6 (Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man #11, Popeye #2 & Trio #2)

Pick of the Week 6/13

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Here is the book you should be paying attention to, in comic shops tomorrow...


Spider-Men #1 (of 5) -  Peter Parker from the Marvel Universe and Miles Morales from the Ultimate Universe meet in this mini from Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli.  Also available this week, Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man by Bendis (Volume 2) HC and Ultimate Spider-Man Omnibus (Volume 1) HC

Other Noteworthy Releases
American Vampire: Lord of Vampires #1 (of 5)
Batwoman (Volume 1): Hydrology HC
Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre #1 (of 4)
Cloak and DAgger: Crime and Punishment HC
Daredevil by Mark Waid (Volume 2) HC
Deathlok: The Living Nightmare of Michael Collins HC
Kiss #1
Kitchen Princess Omnibus (Volume 1)
Mister Terrific (Volume 1): Mind Games TP
Prince Valiant (Volume 5): 1945-1946 HC
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Micro-Series (Volume 1) TP

Pick of the Week 6/6

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Here is the book you should be paying attention to, in comic shops today!


The Walking Dead (Volume 16): A Larger World TP - The latest volume of the super-popular The Walking Dead hits stands today, as well as the paperback edition of The Walking Dead prose novel, Rise of the Governor, and The Walking Dead and Philosophy SC.

Other Noteworthy Releases
Avengers West Coast: Along Came a Spider-Woman TP
Batman: Detective Comics (Volume 1): Face of Death HC
Before Watchmen: Minutemen #1 (of 6)
The Complete Little Orphan Annie (Volume 8) HC
Creator Owned Heroes #1
Creepy Archives (Volume 13) HC
Ed the Happy Clown HC
Green Lantern Corps: Revolt of the Alpha Lanterns TP
Infestation 2 (Volume 1) TP
Koma GN
Paris GN
Red Lanterns (Volume 1): Blood and Rage TP
Uncanny X-Men by Kieron Gillen (Volume 2) HC

The Ravagers #1

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Howard Mackie & Ian Churchill

The Ravagers is a new title from DC Comics, part of the New 52, spinning out from Teen Titans.  In fact, this title's story directly follows up events from Teen Titans #9, where a ragtag group of superhumans have escaped N.O.W.H.E.R.E. and their prison lab with the aid of a N.O.W.H.E.R.E. doctor, none other than Fairchild, who was previously part of the Wildstorm universe.  If that sounds complicated, especially for a first issue, it kind of is, given that all of these events happened before this issue and it's pretty much the entire plot, told to us through Fairchild's thoughts and dialogue.  The remainder of the issue is of the team trying to get their bearings in some Arctic landscape as they try to escape their pursuers.  And really, that's all you need to know.  There's a good mixture of characters here, some abandoning others to try to save themselves over the team as a whole, and others bickering over their next moves.  It ma…

Comics-and-More Podcast: Batman

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On the latest Comics-and-More Podcast, Patrick Markfort and I discuss Scott Snyder's Batman, from DC's New 52.


Reviewed:
Batman (Volume 1): The Court of Owls HC
Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo


For further reading:
American Vampire (Volume 1) TP 
Scott Snyder, Stephen King & Rafael Albuquerque

Batman: Gates of Gotham TP
Scott Snyder, Kyle Higgins & Trevor McCarthy

Batman: The Black Mirror HC
Scott Snyder, Jock & Francesco Francavilla

Check out these new solo videos from Patrick Markfort:
Alan Moore's Supreme

Supreme & Popeye

New Comics 5/23 (Godzilla, Youngblood, Grifter, Savage Hawkman, etc)

Wandering Son (Volume 2)

New Comics 5/30 (Angel & Faith, FF, Batman Annual, Next Men, etc)