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Astonishing X-Men Ghost Boxes #1 (of 2)

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COVER BY: Simone Bianchi
WRITER: Warren Ellis
PENCILS: Alan Davis, Frank Cho

Wow, where to begin. This is a summary book of sorts that interviews the mutant from a parallel dimension that showed up in the first few parts of the new run of Astonishing X-Men. He summarizes the take over of the Marvel Universe (Earth 616) and this story only lasts about 10 pages. The second story in the book shows us Earth 889 which is a pretty lame attempt at putting the X-Men in for the characters in League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. It is a pre-digital world, yet somehow Cyclops still has ruby quartz goggles, while the rest of the X-Men move about in the late 1800’s. This is another very short story. The rest of the book is filled up with writer notes and sketches. They could have just eliminated all of the fluff and turned this into a one-shot or even part of the regular series. So for $3.99 you get 16 pages of actual story, and the other half of the book is filler and ads. For that reason alone I have to give this book 0 out of 5 X-Men.

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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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Calliope’s Quick Fire Reviews:

Not enough time to give every book from the past week a detailed review so here is just a quick line or two of some of the more notable and a rating:

 

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Batman and The Outsiders #12 : Decent artwork, Interesting to see the new direction. 3 out of 5 Batmen

3star

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Birds of Prey #123: A Joker/Oracle almost showdown, and a last page that makes next issue a must have. 4 out of 5 JLAers.

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Grant Morrison’s Dr. Who #1: Cool collection of formerly UK only stories. But then I do have a soft spot for all Dr. Who Things. 5 out of 5 future JLAers.

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New Avengers #46 Secret Invasion Review

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COVER BY: ALEKSI BRICLOT
WRITER: BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
PENCILS: BILLY TAN
LETTERED BY: COMICRAFT

It is amazing how much the quality of a crossover book can vary. In some of the Secret Invasion crossovers there is no coherence with the main event, or in some cases (SI Amazing Spider-Man) reason for the characters name to even be on the book. This issue of New Avengers however, shows exactly what all crossover books should aspire to be: a great story on its own that actually enhances the event. The Hood is rounding up the villains in an attempt to figure out what happened to Madame Masque when she was captured by SHIELD. He ended up rescuing her but after killing some agents, they noticed that they had changed into Skrulls. They then capture a Skrull agent to show the assembled villains what they are up against. After killing the agent and the spy that infiltrated the group, the Hood goes home to do some "soul searching" to figure out how and why he has new powers. It is revealed that the Dormammu is his benefactor in the cliffhanger ending. The artwork is very clean and moves the story along very well. The writing is top notch by Bendis and it would make sense that the best SI crossovers would come from him since he is writing the main title.

Overall it rates a 4 Marvel Zombies out of 5.

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Secret Invasion #7 Review

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When we last left this series the Marvel Heroes were mounting an all out assault on the Skrull Queen. This issue pick ups with several pages of all out battle between the two groups. The Hood and his group of villains arrive to help repel the Skrulls. Iron Man has to leave to fix his programming which is infected with a virus(Which seems to play into the theory that Norman Osbourne will take over SHIELD when this series is over)..  Ronin ends up apparently killing the Skrull Queen with an arrow to the head and it also appears that the Yellowjacket Skrull was killed as well. There must be a requirement in all Marvel crossovers that a giant figure dies in a large battle. Jessica Jones leaves her child with Jarvis to join the fight and it is then revealed that this is Skrull-Jarvis. The final scene ends with the Wasp remembering Yellowjacket gave her a serum that supposedly allowed her to grow into Giant Woman. It turns out this was some kind of explosive toxin as the final page shows the Wasp about to go nuclear. Overall not too bad of an issue as the pace definitely picked up, but with only one issue left it seems hard to believe this will all be wrapped up.Yu’s artwork is solid through most of the issue, but at points it is a little disjointed and hard to follow.

Not a horrible issue but just over average, garnering a 3 out of 5 Marvel Zombies.

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Comics Shipping This Wednesday October 22 2008

Here is the list of all comics shipping this Wednesday:

JUL084196H  2000 AD #1605 (C: 0-1-2) $4.50
AUG084269H  2000 AD #1606 (C: 0-1-2) $4.50
AUG084275H  ABC WARRIORS THIRD ELEMENT ROBOT WAR TP (C: 0-1-2) $18.99
AUG083890F  ALPHA GN #1 EXCHANGE (C: 0-1-2) $19.95
JUN082307D  AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #568 ROMITA SR VAR NWD $3.99
AUG088052D  AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #572 2ND PTG JRJR VAR (PP #836) $2.99
AUG082319D  AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #574 $2.99
AUG082245D  AMORY WARS II #5 (OF 5) $2.99
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AUG084135J  ANGEL AFTER THE FALL #13 25 COPY VIRGIN GARNER INCV (NET) $0.00
JUL083888E  ARMY OF DARKNESS #14 $3.50
AUG083832E  BART SIMPSON COMICS #44 $2.99
AUG080143D  BATMAN GOTHAM AFTER MIDNIGHT #6 (OF 12) $2.99
JUL083889E  BATTLESTAR GALACTICA ORIGINS #11 $3.50
AUG083752E  BETTY & VERONICA #238 $2.25
AUG083754E  BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #165 $3.69
AUG080157D  BIRDS OF PREY #123 $2.99
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JUN083813E  BROTHERS IN ARMS #4 $3.50
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JUL080154D  CATWOMAN CRIME PAYS TP $14.99
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JUL083763F  CHALLENGER DEEP #3 (OF 4) $3.99
AUG084492H  CINEMA RETRO #12 (C: 0-1-2) $11.99
MAY084247H  CLASSIC MARVEL FIGURINE COLL MAG #74 HAVOK (C: 1-1-3) $12.00
MAY084248H  CLASSIC MARVEL FIGURINE COLL MAG #75 FALCON (C: 1-1-3) $12.00
MAY084249H  CLASSIC MARVEL FIGURINE COLL MAG #76 MS MARVEL (C: 1-1-3) $12.00
JUL083986E  COMICS JOURNAL #293 $11.99
JUL084198H  COMPLETE ACE TRUCKING TP VOL 01 (C: 0-1-2) $30.50
JUL084219F  CREAM OF TANK GIRL HC (C: 0-1-2) $29.95
JUN082406D  CRIMINAL 2 #6 (MR) $3.50
AUG082277D  CYBLADE #1 MAYS CVR A $2.99
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JUL088193J  CYBLADE #1 ROCAFORT LINEAR CVR INCV (NET) $0.00
AUG082343D  DAREDEVIL #112 $2.99
AUG082344D  DAREDEVIL #112 FOREMAN ZOMBIE VAR $2.99
AUG080136D  DC UNIVERSE HALLOWEEN 08 $5.99
JUN083835F  DEAN KOONTZS FRANKENSTEIN VOL 01 #4 (OF 5) PRODIGAL SON $2.99
JUL083836F  DEAN KOONTZS FRANKENSTEIN VOL 01 #5 (OF 5) PRODIGAL SON $2.99
AUG088066J  DIAMOND DATELINE OCT 22 2008 (NET) $0.00
AUG080224D  DMZ #35 (MR) $2.99
AUG084335F  DR JEKYLL & MR HYDE GN (C: 0-1-2) $11.95
AUG084368E  DRAGONBALL COMPLETE ILLUSTRATIONS HC (C: 1-0-0) $24.99
MAY083829H  DRAWN & QUARTERLY SHOWCASE TP VOL 05 (MR) $19.95
JUN082411D  ELEKTRA BY FRANK MILLER OMNIBUS HC $74.99
JUN080085V  EVIL DEAD TP (C: 0-1-2) $12.95
AUG080194D  FAMILY DYNAMIC #3 (OF 3) $2.25
JUN080061D  FEAR AGENT #24 1 AGAINST 1 (PT 3 OF 6) $2.99
JUL080107D  FINAL CRISIS #4 (OF 7) $3.99
AUG080115D  FINAL CRISIS SUBMIT #1 $3.99

 

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