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New Comics Shipping Wed. November 12th 2008

 

SEP080214D  100 BULLETS #97 (MR) $2.99
JUN084378F  1001 ARABIAN NIGHTS ADVENTURES OF SINBAD #4 $2.99
AUG084270H  2000 AD #1607 (C: 0-1-2) $4.50
AUG084271H  2000 AD #1608 (C: 0-1-2) $4.50
AUG084272H  2000 AD #1609 (C: 0-1-2) $4.50
AUG084273H  2000 AD #1610 (C: 0-1-2) $4.50
SEP080134D  ACTION COMICS #871 NEW KRYPTON $2.99
SEP080135D  ACTION COMICS #871 NEW KRYPTON VAR ED $2.99
SEP082320D  AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL #26 $2.99
SEP082315D  AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #577 $3.99
SEP082316D  AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #577 BUSCEMA VAR $3.99
MAY083639E  ANNA MERCURY #4 (OF 5) (MR) $3.99
MAY083642J  ANNA MERCURY #4 (OF 5) DESIGN SKETCH INCV (NET) (MR) (C: 0-0 $3.60
MAY083640E  ANNA MERCURY #4 (OF 5) PAINTED CVR (MR) $3.99
MAY083641E  ANNA MERCURY #4 (OF 5) WRAP CVR (MR) $3.99
SEP083726E  ARCHIE & FRIENDS #125 $2.25
APR082257D  AVENGERS FAIRY TALES #4 (OF 4) $2.99
APR080304X  BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE JIM APARO $75.00
SEP080121D  BATMAN CACOPHONY #1 (OF 3) $3.99
SEP080122D  BATMAN CACOPHONY #1 (OF 3) 1 IN 25 VAR ED $3.99
SEP080123D  BATMAN CACOPHONY #1 (OF 3) 1 IN 50 SKETCH COVER ED $3.99
SEP080128D  BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #23 $2.99
AUG080177D  BATMAN EGO AND OTHER TAILS TP $17.99
JUN085046I  BATMAN METAL WALL CLOCK (C: 1-1-3) $19.99

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Ultimatum #1 (of 5) Review

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COVER BY: David Finch
WRITER: Jeph Loeb
PENCILS: David Finch

This book was surprisingly good. I had low expectations based on the Ultimate Origin mini that was only so so . This book however is grand in scale. We start with a quick go around the entire Ultimate Universe. Catching up with the X-Men, Ultimates, Spider-Man and Fantastic Four. Then things go bad very quickly. The ocean floods into New York and the death toll reaches into the millions as we find out that this is happening worldwide, even in Lateveria as we see an enraged Doctor Doom without any of his subjects. Professor X contacts the survivors and tells them who is behind this. From the cover above (which is also the last panel of the book) it is not hard to guess. Loeb writes a very tight, connected tale that is on a grand scale. Finch’s pencils are very good and only in one panel was it hard to figure out who a character was.(I thought the Human Torch in non-flame form was Mr. Fantastic) Overall this is an interesting start to the destruction of the Ultimate Universe and receives 4 out of 5 Fantastic Fourers.

 4starff

Sgt. Rock The Lost Battalion #1 Review

srock Written by Billy Tucci; Art by Billy Tucci; Cover by Billy Tucci and Mark Sparacio

I generally do not like war comic books. Most of them all seem the same, especially when I was younger and every single one of them was set in WW2. This book however, is a phenomenal exception to the rule. While it is set during WW2 it also has the distinction of being set during real events. Billy Tucci has done an amazing amount of research to keep this a fairly accurate tale based on actual events and incorporating DC’s war heroes into the mix. I have had the pleasure of seeing most of the original pencils for this issues and they are amazing.A look at the last panel of the book gives you some idea of what they look like. I hope that in the trade there is ample room to show more of them. Unfortunately, I feel some of the beauty of the work is lost in the light palette that was chosen to color the book. The narration style is perfect for this book and I can not wait to see future issues. I believe this will stand out as one of the best war stories ever told once it is completed. Overall it gets a 5 out of 5 Batmen.

 5star

Calliope’s Quick Fire Reviews

Its that time again, a sentence or two review and a rating.

Amazing Spider-Man #575

amsp575    I have hated most of the post OMD stories, but this one was fun. Great new take on an old villain.

3 out of 5 Spider-Villains.

 3starsin 

 

Avengers The Initiative #18

av18 A lot of Skrull reveals and a well told Secret Invasion Tie In. 4 out of 5  New Avengers.

4starna

Final Crisis Rage of the Red Lanterns #1

fcr Awesome story introducing not one but two new colors of Lanterns. Great artwork as well. 5 out of 5 Green Lanterns.

5stargl

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Comics Shipping This Wed. November 5th

JUN084058E  48 MORE ASHLEY WOOD NUDES SC (MR) $14.99
JUL080211D  ABSOLUTE SANDMAN HC VOL 04 (MR) $99.00
SEP082321D  ADAM LEGEND OF BLUE MARVEL #1 (OF 4) $3.99
SEP080140D  ADVENTURE COMICS SPECIAL GUARDIAN #1 NEW KRYPTON $2.99
SEP080141D  ADVENTURE COMICS SPECIAL GUARDIAN #1 VAR ED $2.99
SEP084040H  ALANS WAR GN $24.00
JUL080034V  ALIENS OMNIBUS TP VOL 05 (C: 0-1-2) $24.95
SEP082314D  AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #576 $2.99
SEP084106E  ANGEL OMNIBUS TP $24.99
SEP082300D  ANITA BLAKE VH LAUGHING CORPSE #2 (OF 5) (MR) $3.99
SEP080216D  ARMY @ LOVE THE ART OF WAR #4 (OF 6) (MR) $2.99
SEP084459H  ART OF ALEX NINO SC (C: 1-1-2) $24.95
SEP080191D  AUTHORITY #4 $2.99
JAN083789F  AVENGER CHRONICLES SC $18.95
JAN083790F  AVENGER CHRONICLES SC BOOK MARKET ED $18.95
SEP082324D  AVENGERS INITIATIVE SPECIAL $3.99
SEP082454D  AVENGERS THE INITIATIVE TP VOL 02 KILLED IN ACTION $19.99
AUG082247D  BACK TO BROOKLYN #2 (OF 5) (MR) $2.99

 

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Windy City Comicon Review

Had a chance to go to the 1st Windy City Comicon yesterday. It was held at 3656 N Halsted in Chicago. Overall not a bad show, but it definitely has a lot of room to improve. I liked the set up in the basketball court which had a nice open feel to the show. On the downside there was a severe lack of Bronze Age and older comics. This may have had something to do with the fact that there were only 8 comic vendors along with 2 or 3 toy/apparel vendors. Most of the comic vendors appeared to only have "hot" comics on there back walls and $1 books in their back issues boxes, which mostly contained books from the past year. The Artist’s Alley section took up the middle of the floor and took up most of the space in the room. They also had a lot of space dedicated to heroclix and magic tournament tables. Overall I would give it a 3 out of 5 X-Men. I am hoping this con becomes bigger and better as the Chicago area needs another con besides Wizard World.

 3starx