Hey Towelites, it’s Wednesday once again! AND that means we get a bunch of new comics to pick up and get our geek on with!
This week, Kevin Smith gets back to writing comics, a new arc for Green Arrow after the Outsiders War, The Maxx get maxxed, and more SINS are uncovered in the Marvel Universe! All that and more on the shelves!
So let’s find out what’s going on over at Marvel, DC, IDW, Dark Horse, Zenoscope, Image, Dynamite, and more!! Check out TFAW for the latest titles, popular back-books, preorders and more!
Featured Book of the Week
Batman 66 Meets Green Hornet <#1 of 6>: DC Comics: In 1967, television history was made when two masked crime fighters met in a historic crossover. Now, superstar filmmaker Kevin Smith and actor/comedian Ralph Garman join forces with artist Ty Templeton (BATMAN ’66) to bring these two iconic characters and their famous partners together again. Set in the continuity of that earlier team-up, Batman, The Green Hornet, Robin and Kato must go up against a very different General (formerly Colonel) Gumm. What crime could be so deadly as to force these rivals to put aside their differences and join forces again? And what surprise does Gumm have up his sticky sleeve? Co-published with Dynamite Entertainment.
Batman Eternal #9: DC Comics: As the weekly Batman epic continues, the questions continue to mount. In this issue, find out why Batman is in Hong Kong teaming up with Mr. Unknown!
Battlestar Galactica #12: Dynamite Entertainment: A day in the life aboard Galactica… as seen through the eyes of two of the smallest characters aboard: Boxey and his Daggit! What is life like for an innocent boy growing up in the strange, dangerous, exciting and often lonely world? An unusual and compelling take on Battlestar life!
SPOTLIGHT BOOK: Big Trouble In Little China #1: BOOM! Studios: Jack Burton, a macho, truck-driving adventurer, finds a stowaway hiding on his rig, ‘The Pork Chop Express’, but that soon becomes the least of his troubles. He helped his best friend Wang save his fiancée from the clutches of a demon, but now the wedding has been invaded by more evil forces with one thing on their minds–revenge against Jack Burton! Big Trouble in Little China mashed together ’80s action and supernatural fantasy movies with ’70s kung-fu flicks.
This is the first time any new BIG TROUBLE stories have been told, and we have the film’s original directer, John Carpenter, working with Eric Powell (THE GOON) on the story. You can’t beat that! Eric Powell is a huge fan of BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA, so the sense of humor and over-the-top action he brings to THE GOON will be all over this book. Plus, Brian Churilla’s (THE SIXTH GUN) art on this perfectly captures the outrageous world of BIG TROUBLE.
Captain America #21: Marvel Comics: This is it, the one you don’t want to miss: The beginning of the end of Steve Rogers.! The Iron Nail breaks Captain America! Steve Rogers lays a final sacrifice on the altar of freedom.
Green Arrow #32: DC Comics: With Seattle under siege and Diggle in the grip of crime lord Richard Dragon, the Queen Legacy must find a way to move on. But is that even possible given the violent aftermath of The Outsiders War? A brand-new storyline and perfect jumping-on point to Lemire and Sorrentino’s popular run, as ‘Green Arrow: Broken’ begins here!
Magneto #5: Marvel Comics: Magneto continues his crusade of safeguarding the future of mutantkind by whatever means he deems necessary, all the while pursued by agents of S.H.I.E.L.D…. But now someone new is hot on the trail of the Master of Magnetism. Someone with ties to his past. Will she be his greatest ally or his downfall…or both?
Maxx Maxximized #8: IDW Publishing: Maxx and Pitt continued: In the Outback, an oversized Julie gets aggressive with a tiny and annoying Mr. Gone-which brings her one step closer to revealing the possible source or her trauma. while Maxx and Pitt managed to use old VHS tapes to restrain the berzerk Isz. Meanwhile, Sarah confronts a Horse who speaks to her on the side of a building.
Original Sin <#3 of 8>: Marvel Comics: ANSWERS AT ALL COSTS. In the wake of last issue’s explosion of secrets, the heroes of the Marvel U are reeling, leaving Nick Fury to stand alone. He Who Holds the Eye is still on the run, and now we meet his boss, the villainous mastermind behind the raid on the Watcher’s lair. And in deep space, the Winter Soldier leads a team that uncovers the most bizarre murder of all.
Wake <#9 of 10>: Vertigo/DC Comics: A post-apocalyptic USA only partially above sea level, a country overrun by corrupt leaders fearful of horrific mermaids, a voice dredged up from the deep, dark past – how will all these factors tie together in the acclaimed miniseries by Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy? Will Leeward discover something more to the life she knows out across the vast ocean? Find out in the penultimate issue of THE WAKE!
Hope that satisfied your craving!