Wednesday, September 3, 2014

This Week's Comic Suggestions

It's  New Comic Book Day!! Check out some of this week's recommendations.

 The Shadow vs Grendel
Sparks fly and bullets blaze when the original Grendel, Hunter Rose, is transported to 1930s New York and faces off with the original darknight avenger, the Shadow! Two pulp-noir icons go head to head in this three-issue prestige-format series written and drawn by legendary Grendel creator Matt Wagner.
•  A great starting point for new Grendel and The Shadow readers!
•  Matt Wagner continues his fan-favorite character -- Grendel!

Mars Attacks: First Born #4
(W) Chris Ryall (A/CA) Sam Kieth
* The Martians have come to claim their own and won't let any humans stand in the way! It's live free or die time as Ryall and Kieth conclude their alien adventure!

Silent Hill: Downpour ,Anne's Story #1
(W) Tom Waltz (A/CA) Tristan Jones
IDW returns to Konami's horror masterpiece! In the 2012 hit video game Silent Hill Downpour, players were introduced to Anne Marie Cunningham, the enigmatic prison officer bent on bloody revenge against the game's main protagonist, Murphy Pendleton. Now, at last, fans can learn what horrors Anne faced during her fateful journey through Silent Hill's fog-shrouded streets... and what led her to the terrifyingly cursed town in the first place.  Written by Tom Waltz (writer of Silent Hill: Sinner's Reward, Silent Hill: Past Life and the Silent Hill Downpour video game), with artwork by Tristan Jones (Ghostbusters, Hoax Hunters).

God Hates Astronauts
(W/A) Ryan Browne (CA) Geof Darrow
RYAN BROWNE's (THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS, BEDLAM) farcical cult-sensation returns with a new story perfect for new readers!
A NASA funded group of arrogant "super people" must stop a rash of farmers that have been using rocket-powered silos to launch themselves into outer space! As these Astro-Farmers fire themselves all over the galaxy, NASA must utilize their every resource (a guy with a ghost-cow head, a bunch of magic bears, and a Chicago cop with robot arms) to avoid an intergalactic incident!

Big Trouble in Little China #4
Publisher: BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Eric Powell (A) Brian Churilla (CA) Eric Powell, Joe Quinones
Jack Burton's journey is coming to an end. He faces his final challenge, the one that will free his friend Wang! But what he and Egg must do may may be salvation for a friend... or doom for us all!

Dejah of Mars #4(of 4)
Publisher: D. E.
(W) Mark Rahner (A) Jethro Morales (CA) Jay Anacleto
FINAL ISSUE!!! Ruthless! Reckless! Remorseless! Dejah Thoris will shoot, hack and smash her way to her abducted husband - half a step ahead of the Helium Royal Guard. But the Red Reaper may kill John Carter first trying to extract the secret of his immortality. And if he can't do that, he's taking everyone on Barsoom with him - by activating the giant red cannons buried around the planet! The death-filled conclusion of Mark Rahner's brutal meditation on life and death after the end of Issus!

Nightbreed #4
Publisher: BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Marc Andreyko (A) Piotr Kowalski (CA) Riley Rossmo
"A monster lies in wait in me." The faith that once kept the demon inside at bay is
abandoned. Ashberry's quest for the end times will break the beast out in full form. In
another time and another nightmare, Chocolat must rip her children free from the clutches of the Vatican. Though her children are made by monster, they were born by egg in the nest of priest's clothing. A holy war for the ownership of her children must be waged.

Nailbiter #5
(W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) Mike Henderson
Finch and Crane are hot on the heels of a serial killer loose in Buckaroo, but Finch has finally found what he was looking for and it's worse than he feared

Southern Bastards #4
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Jason Latour
THE EXPLOSIVE ENDING TO OUR FIRST ARC.  Earl Tubb and his big stick finally come face to face with Coach Boss. This will not be pretty.

The Dark Tower: The Drawing of Three
(W) Peter David, Robin Furth (A) Piotr Kowalski (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco
•  Meet Eddie Dean, a troubled young man gifted with the ability to open doors to other worlds. Can he survive family tragedy, haunting addiction, and the deadly forces that conspire to stop him from growing up to challenge the Man in Black?
•  If you thought the badlands of Mid-World were dangerous, just wait until you experience Brooklyn in the 1960s!

The Woods #5
Publisher: BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) James TynionIV (A/CA) Michael Dialynas
Following last issue's harrowing revelations, we catch a glimpse of Bay Point Preparatory
High School before the fateful events of October 16, 2013 in this new story arc. On
opening night of the school's rendition of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," the lives of the
students and faculty crossed paths in an almost premonitory way, seeding the various
horrors to come.

Lumberjanes #5
Publisher: BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson (A) Brooke A. Allen (CA) Noelle Stevenson
Archery is a vital skill for any Lumberjane-it teaches balance and precision, which these
scouts are definitely going to need with the Bear Woman back! The Lumberjanes are on a
chase through the woods and it might be time for some long as they don't
lose anyone on the way...

Betty Page in Danger
(W/A/CA) Peter Pants, Johnny Depth
What may have led to Bettie Page's strange disappearance at the height of her kinky modeling career is finally revealed in this special prequel issue, as readers learn the lurid history and curious mystery behind the infamous nude model and how she came to battle zombies, mad doctors, aliens and even her own clone throughout this savagely silly and sexy series featuring nude photos of the real pin-up queen exposing more than just her origin and the identity of her most feared enemy! Also witness a Strange Stripper Story with a shocking twist like a topless Tales From The Crypt produced by Playboy! Over 90 vintage photos and 50 different nude girls fill the pages of this special issue, plus the Modern Model 3-D photo spread features buxom beauty Candie Lovett falling out of her top and right off the page! This is an officially licensed product by the management of Bettie Page's estate and every issue comes bagged with free 3-D glasses.

Scooby Doo Team Up #6
PublisherDC COMICS
(W) Sholly Fisch (A/CA) Dario Brizuela
When the Hall of Justice is haunted, who can the Super Friends call to save the day? Their pals Scooby, Shaggy, Fred, Velma and Daphne, of course! But when the Mystery Machine pulls into town, will the gang be able to help, or will Shaggy's phobias give these ghosts an advantage?

The Rocketeer: Jet Powered Adventures
(W) Gregory Frost & Various (A/CA) J. Bone
Modern pulp fiction with a retro-twist, IDW presents ten original prose adventures featuring Cliff, Betty, Peevy, and a host of new villains. From murderous treasure-hunters and marauding sky-pirates to ancient Egyptian magicians and haunted mad scientists, the Rocketeer solves crimes and fights evil in these unique and exciting tales of jet pack action and pin-up romance. Set between 1939 and 1946, with such historical characters as Howard Hughes, Hedy Lamarr, Tarzan's Johnny Weissmuller, and acclaimed Western writer Zane Grey, to name but a few. Authors include Gregory Frost, Yvonne Navarro, Don Webb, Simon Kurt Unsworth, Cody Goodfellow, Nancy Holder, Nancy A. Collins, Robert Hood, Nicholas Kaufmann, and Lisa Morton.

NightWorld #2
(W) Adam McGovern (A/CA) Paolo Leandri, Dominic Regan
Hidden tombs, troubled dreams and big-budget hellscapes set the stage for tragic demon Plenilunio's fight for redemption against the Empyre and its agents Hotspot and Hellena - but surprise alliances may form as new perils surface! The super-horror quest continues as the widescreen crazy amps up!

She-Hulk #8
(W) Charles Soule (A) Javier Pulido (CA) Kevin Wada
• Charles Soule and Javier Pulido's acclaimed run continues!
•  She-Hulk takes on a new client: CAPTAIN AMERICA!
•  Meanwhile, Patsy does a little digging on the Blue File

Moon Knight #7
(W) Brian Wood (A) Greg Smallwood (CA) Declan Shalvey
• Season 2 of MOON KNIGHT begins with a new creative team and a black-out!
•  When the entire city is thrust into darkness by a threat, Moon Knight's must use all of his weapons (and personalities) to defeat a new foe!
•  Brian Wood (X-MEN, DMZ) takes the writing reins picking up from where Ellis left off pushing questions from MOON KNIGHT #1 back to the fore and amplifies them 100-fold!

Rocket Raccoon #3
(W/A/CA) Skottie Young
Everyone's favorite pistol-packin' Procyon* finally finds himself face-to-face with the intergalactic impostor.
It's macho ado about everything as Macho Gomez guest-stars and the Ex-Terminators are hot on Rocket's tail!
*Procyon is the scientific term for raccoon, obviously.

The Death of Wolverine
(W) Charles Soule (A) Steve McNiven, Steve McNiven
•  The beginning of the end is now here ... THE DEATH OF WOLVERINE!
•  THREE MONTHS TO DIE, the loss of Wolverine's healing factor--all led to this, the single most important X-Men event of the decade.
•  Logan has spent over a century being the best there is at what he does...but even the best fade away eventually.
•  Over the years, Logan has been a warrior, a hero, a renegade, a samurai, a teacher-and so much more. But now, the greatest X-Men hero will play a role he's never played before in this special weekly event brought to you by industry superstars Charles Soule and Steve McNiven.

Aquaman Future's End #1
(W) Dan Jurgens (A) Alvaro Martinez, Raul Fernandez (CA) Yvel Guichet
Mera has claimed the throne of Atlantis for herself - and she's sentenced her unfaithful husband, Aquaman, to death!

Green Lantern Future's End #1
Across the universe, the dead are rising - the Black Lanterns are back! Only one being knows what it will take to destroy them this time...the one who understands the spectrum inside and out: Relic! But there's no way Hal Jordan is prepared for the part he'll have to play in order put an end to the Black Lanterns once and for all!

Grayson Future's End #1
Publisher: DC COMICS
(W) Tom King (A) Eddy Barrows, Van Jensen (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli
Branded a traitor, Dick Grayson has become the most powerful hero in the newly resurgent and dominant Mother Russia - and now, he must battle the Beast from the East in one final struggle for supremacy!