Sunday, August 22, 2010

October 2010 Highlights

Gonna try this again. My last attempt was going to end up taking a week to get done.
With this one I tried to narrow it down to around twenty-four titles. I will be choosing from these when I make my order this week.

I discovered that DCBS is offering some alternative comics for direct sale and they all made the cut. These items may not be found in the PREVIEWS and are tagged "DCBS Direct".
Go over to DCBS to order any of these books.

2000 AD PACK OCT 2010
(W/A) Various Irreverent, satirical, and full of pulse-pounding action, 2000 AD is the UK's cult SF anthology title, featuring some of the best writers and artists in the business. Russian revolutionary Nikolai Dante faces down an old enemy in 'The Master of Kronstadt'; a new criminal organisation is ruling the streets of the Big Meg in 'Low Life: Hostile Takeover'; the Tower of London is besieged by undead hordes in 'Defoe: A Murder of Angels'; and Rowan is running for her life in a werewolf-haunted city in 'Age of the Wolf.' (Rebellion/2000 AD)

ADVENTURES OF UNEMPLOYED MAN GN (DCBS Direct)
(W) Erich Origen, Gan Golan (A) Various.
In this hilarious, poignant, and action-packed story, Unemployed Man and his sidekick, Plan B, team up with other down-but-not-out superheroes as they search for work and battle such dastardly villains as The Human Resource, Toxic Debt Blob, and The Invisible Hand. A rich parody of superhero comics, this brilliantly colorful book is as funny as it is timely. It features art by comics legends Ramona Fradon, Rick Veitch, Michael Netzer, Benton Jew, Josef Rubinstein, Terry Beatty, Clem Robins, and Lee Loughridge.
(Little Brown and Company)

ADVENTURE COMICS #519
Written by PAUL LEVITZ Co-feature written by JEFF LEMIRE Art by KEVIN SHARPE & MARLO ALQUIZA Co-feature art by MAHMUD ASRAR & JOHN DELL Cover by SCOTT CLARK & DAVID BEATY.
In the latest 'Superboy and the Legion: The Early Years,' the Legion travels to the 20th century to visit Smallville rather than have Superboy head into the future. But what they find on the Kent farm is something that will haunt not only their own lives, but that of Superboy! And in the second feature, the Colony's attacks on the Atom get even more personal! On sale OCTOBER 13 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
(DC Comics)

ANIMAL CONTROL SPECIAL CREATURES UNIT #1 (DCBS Direct)
Breakthroughs in transgenic science have made patchwork, designer animals commonplace. The spread of hybrid animals -- from Panda Dogs to 'Gator-Snakes -- has made Animal Control a very dangerous occupation. Follow rookie officer Marita Vasquez and her legendary (but recently demoted) partner, Al Kaminski, as they contend with Komodo Dragon/Bird hybrids and creatures bred to look like mythological Gryphons! This issue contains 3 complete stories: "Feral"; "Breeding Stock"; and "Girl Trouble." (Panda Dog Press)

ARCHIE FIRSTS HC VOL 01
On sale Dec 1 FC, 160 pages $24.99 HC, 7' x 10' Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Jughead Jones, Reggie Mantle, and all the other kids at Riverdale High-they're more than zany teenagers. They're the flagship characters for one of the most beloved and long-running series in comics history! This first-ever Archie archive edition is a survey of the first appearance of each major character in the Archie universe, made available at a special low price to appeal to readers from every corner of fandom. Whether you found your Archies at the supermarket checkout or at the first 'real' comic-book shop in your hometown, everyone reads and loves Archie comics! o Archie's first issues, first appearances, and other milestones, collected for the first time in one hardcover volume! o Collects the first Archie story from Pep Comics #1, all of the Archie stories from Archie #1, all the Betty and Veronica stories from Betty and Veronica #1, the first Reggie story from Jackpot Comics #5, all the Reggie stories from Reggie #1, and all the Jughead stories from Jughead #1. ™ & © 2010 Archie Comic Publications, Inc. (Dark Horse Comics)

ARTHUR THE LEGEND CONTINUES #1-3 (DCBS Direct)
"Arthur: The Legend Continues" brings the legend of King Arthur to a post-apocalyptic future. Issue 1 takes the legendary king from his "death" on an ancient battlefield to a village on the brink of destruction hundreds of years in our future. 48 pages - Black & White with a Color Cover (Cosmic Times)





BEDTIME STORIES FOR IMPRESSIONABLE CHILDREN #1
(W/A) Various.
A brand new horror anthology in the spirit of the classics! Meet Alonzo Del Vecchio, a former construction work forced by the tough economic times to become, much to just about everyone's regret, a babysitter. Modern horror masters James Kuhoric, Robert Tinnell, Mark Wheatley and J.C. Vaughn provide a series of terrifying tales the babysitter probably should have left at home.
(Moonstone)

CLINT #1 and #2
(W/A) Various.
Once in every generation something special happens. British comics makes an evolutionary jump. In the fifties it was The Eagle. In the seventies it was 2000AD. Now the most important comic-book event in over thirty years takes place with CLiNT as best-selling writer Mark Millar and industry legend John Romita Jr bring you the sequel to their movie Kick-Ass with Kick-Ass 2: Balls To The Wall. Harnessing the biggest names in British television with the most exciting figures in US comics, Mark Millar is writing and editing a revolutionary new book that covers superheroes, vampires, super-villains and science fiction combined with some of the best journalists from film magazines Empire and SFX. Get in on the ground floor now and be a part of comic-book history. A collectors item must-have!
(Titan Comics)

DECISIONS #1 (DCBS Direct)
If you could turn right instead of left … would you? The first issue of Decisions features two separate stores that examine the choices we make everyday and how they affect our lives and the lives of others. The first story follows a teenage girl who is about to make a choice that will lead her down a path that will force her deal with issues that she just isn’t ready to face. The second story loosely carries over the narrative from the first one as we are introduced to a man at the end of his rope. He is about to make a very final decision when a strange yet familiar visitor from his future shows up to guide him down a different path. 24 pages - Black & White with a Color Cover (Cosmic Times)

DOOM PATROL #15
Written by KEITH GIFFEN Art by MATTHEW CLARK with RON RANDALL Cover by MATTHEW CLARK.
Ever wonder what would happen if the Doom Patrol went up against Superman? Well, keep wondering...but we've got the next best thing! On sale OCTOBER 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
(DC Comics)





EDGE OF DOOM #1
Discover the true meaning of terror as fright-masters Steve Niles and Kelley Jones bring this all-new series to life! In this issue, we watch as a very sad and lonely man reaches the end of his rope, only to discover he's in way deeper than he ever imagined. It seems there's an army of little demons in his garden, and he's their next sacrifice! (IDW)





FABLES #100
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM and MARK BUCKINGHAM Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM, BILL WILLINGHAM, CHRISSIE ZULLO, JOAO RUAS and STEVE LEIALOHA Cover by JOAO RUAS.
In this fantastic 100-page issue, it's time to put an end to Mister Dark once and for all, and time for the Fables to return home to Fabletown. For that to happen, one of the Fables agrees to take on the Dark Man in single combat! It's big, it's epic, and if you live in New York City, you may want to take a quick vacation when this issue comes out, because things are going to get wrecked! In addition to the larger-than-life main story, we have a FABLES prose story written by Mark Buckingham and illustrated by Bill Willingham! We have an All-Star Burning Questions section that will knock your socks off (seriously, innocent people are going to lose some socks here). We have a puppet theatre created by the unstoppably creative Mark Buckingham, a FABLES board game, sequential stories painted by Chrissie Zullo and Joao Ruas, and even more surprises in this square-bound behemoth celebrating this award-winning Vertigo series! On sale NOVEMBER 24 • 100 pg, FC, $9.99 US MATURE READERS
(DC Comics/Vertigo)

FEROCIOUS QUARTERLY #1 (DCBS Direct)
Ferocious Quarterly is a curated, quarterly publication that collects illustrators, graphic artists, short fiction authors and written text. Issue No.1 features 31 published and unpublished collaborators from all over the world including Jez Burrows, Lilli Carré, Micah Lidberg, Aaron Minier, Ryan Snook and Tom Whalen. The piece is offset printed in full color and perfect bound. Cover is printed on uncoated 120lb. paper in blue and silver ink. Contributions from: Matt Beers, Luke Bott, Josh Brill, Stephen Bryden, Jez Burrows, Lilli Carré, Daniel Dienelt, Fission Beach, David Huyck, Mike Kerr, Scott Kirkpatrick, Drew Kora, Laszlito Kovacs, Micah Lidberg, Shaun Malinowski, Alex Mathers, Jeremy McFarren, Aaron Minier, Jennifer Neal, Steve Pepple, Jason Roemer, Jake Sauer, Brandon Schaefer, Ryan Snook, Eric Stine, Jared Stumpenhorst, Matt Taylor, Bryan Utesch, Nate Utesch, Tom Whalen (Ferocious Quarterly)

FORLORN FUNNIES GN VOL 01
(W/A) Paul Hornschemeier $8.99 / SC / 48 pgs / FC.
Sci-Fi to surrealism, period pieces to the modern quotidian. Forlorn Funnies is an ongoing collection of stories, experiments and gags by one of our most skillful and prolific cartoonists. The centerpiece of this volume is Act One of 'Obvious Amenities,' the story of traveling salesman Edward Molson and his harrowing journey through the wilds of America.
(Fantagraphics)



IMAGE FIRSTS MADMAN
story MIKE ALLRED art & cover MIKE ALLRED OCTOBER 13 32 PAGES / FC $1.00 (Image Comics)











KING (DCBS Direct)
Get set for a “hunka’ hunka’ burnin’ fun” as KING! does what he does best: kill monsters! The former pro wrestler-turned-bounty hunter bears more than a striking resemblance to a certain “King of Rock ‘n Roll.” All he wants is a whole day of nuthin’. All he gets is a talkin’ heart in the mail... and the tale the heart tells is nothing short of epic! Can KING! simultaneously save the local Blubber Tubber Burger joint from an undead infestation and satisfy his hunger for a peanut butter banana burrito with bacon? The latest project from R-13 creators Thomas Hall and Daniel Bradford explodes onto the scene like a TV set blown to bits by a shotgun! Includes a bonus back-up tale that adds to the KING! mythos plus a thrilling, fully painted pin-up by fan-favorite Jeff Slemons! (Blacklist Studios)

LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #6
Written by PAUL LEVITZ Art and cover by YILDIRAY CINAR & WAYNE FAUCHER 1:10 Variant cover by JIM LEE & SCOTT WILLIAMS.
The first storyline ends here after issue #5's shocking last page! (Didn't see that one coming, didja?) Legion leader Cosmic Boy makes a drastic decision, that will affect the next year's worth of LEGION stories. And the quest to build up the 31st century Green Lantern Corps continues! Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information. On sale OCTOBER 20 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
(DC Comics)

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD #1 (OF 5)
(W) Mike Wolfer, John Russo (A) Tomas Aira (C) Paul Duffield, Raulo Caceres, Matt Martin.
Fans have demanded it, the most unprecedented and horrifying night in American history continues as the next chapter of Night of the Living Dead is revealed at last! Set on that fateful evening in 1968, shocking reports from rural areas continue to flood the airwaves with accounts of the recently deceased rising up to kill the living. Now government officials begin counter-measures to calm an increasingly panic-stricken public. Questioning whether or not the unbelievable stories are truth or simply an elaborate hoax perpetrated by militants opposed to the Vietnam War, the attention of the nation's Capitol is focused on a threat more believable, as thousands of protesters converge on Capitol Hill to voice their opposition to the War. But with National Guard forces spread impossibly-thin to deal with civil unrest, Washington D.C. is completely unprepared for an event that will forever change the course of the country, and perhaps the world, as an unstoppable army of the undead begins to flood the city, bringing their blood-thirsty reign of terror to the very steps of the White House! Written by the smash duo of Mike Wolfer and John Russo, the original film co-writer, this blood-drenched five-issue series features new artist Tomas Aira. Don't miss all the terrifying covers, Paul (Freakangels) Duffield provides the Regular edition, Raulo (Cpt Swing) Caceres melts eyeballs with the Wraparound cover, and twisted Matt Martin splatters the Gore covers all over the page. Also, retailers can get a ultra-rare Classic B&W cover as an order incentive. MATURE THEMES
(Avatar Press)

OUTBOUND #2 (DCBS Direct)
Head back to the stars with Outbound #2 the science fiction anthology from River Bird Studios. This book is packed with 12 ongoing comic stories and a three part prose story illustrated by Furman as well as a beautiful painted cover from Marcelo Buchelli. 5.5 x 8.5", 72 Pages, BW, Sci-Fi (River Bird Studios)







RAMBO 3.5 (DCBS Direct)
Ever wonder how Rambo felt on 9/11? He helped the Taliban rid Afghanistan of Soviets in Rambo 3, only to feel the sting of betrayal when they teamed up with Osama bin Laden. The answers can be found in Rambo 3.5! B&W mini (Jim Rugg)






THE BACK IN TIME MACHINE (DCBS Direct)
What happens when kids have unlimited access to a time machine? Find out in the first issue of The Back in Time Machine! MINICOMIC (Kyle Theobald)





THE TROLL AND THE GIANT (DCBS Direct)
Let's face it. Many of the popular comic book films out there are … not so good. And there's one group of people in particular who get especially vocal about said films by way of blogs and Internet message boards. These creatures are called Trolls, and when the Troll of this particular story sees his favorite hero, Liberty Man, destroyed on the silver screen, he decides to confront the greedy film Giant responsible. (Matt Gross)



WARLORD OF MARS #1
Written by ARVID NELSON Art by STEPHEN SADOWSKI Covers by ALEX ROSS (30%), J. SCOTT CAMPBELL (30%), JOE JUSKO (30%) & LUCIO PARRILLO (10%) * 'Black & White' retailer incentive cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL * 'Sketch' retailer incentive cover by JOE JUSKO * 'Virgin Art' retailer incentive cover by JOE JUSKO * 'Negative Art' retailer incentive cover by ALEX ROSS * 'Negative Art' retailer incentive cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL.
The original warrior of Mars returns from Dynamite! Warlord of Mars, an enhancement of the classic Edgar Rice Burroughs story, Princess of Mars! If you thought you knew the story, think again! This series will capture the grit and action of the original while expanding on it with new elements. The story is about John Carter, an ex-cavalry officer in the Confederate Army who finds himself mysteriously transported to Mars! Joining him in his adventures there are Tars Tarkas, his Martian comrade, and Dejah Thoris, a Martin Princess. This series is written by Arvid Nelson and is illustrated by Stephen (Avengers/Invaders) Sadowski and Lui Antonio, and features covers by Alex Ross, Joe Jusko, J. Scott Campbell and Lucio Parrillo! 32 pages FC • $1.00 • Teen +
(Dynamite Entertainment)

WORLD OF ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #1
(W) Dan Parent, George Gladir (A).
Various Special Christmas Edition! 'You Sleigh Me' is no joke when Riverdale's entire Santa Claus crew falls ill all at once! Can Archie come up with a plan keep the Christmas spirit alive? Then, Miss Grundy ponders over 'The Presents' and reminisces about memorable Christmases past with Archie and his friends.
(Archie Comics)

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