Thirty? Really? Dang. This week it sounds like our host is in a hurry as he takes us through the new releases and offers the floor to Backwards Dave and Mike Sims who drop by with Bring ’em Back and another Mighty Marvel Movie Minute, respectively. And this week, Mike has a treat for ya. Then, Mr. Trips Over His Own Words has a Marvel Tales tale to share.
Comics mentioned in this episode include Annihilation: Conquest, Avengers: The Initiative, Captain America, Iron Man: Legacy of Doom, Powers, and Doctor Strange.
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Amazing Spider-Man #557, $2.99
ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST #6
COVER BY: ALEKSI BRICLOT
WRITERS: DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING
PENCILS: WELLINTON ALVES and TOM RANEY
INKS: SCOTT HANNA
This is it: Marvel’s rag-tag group of sci-fi heroes vs. Ultron – in a double-sized finale! The surviving warriors face-off on the battlefield, with the fate of the entire Kree Empire – and perhaps the Earth itself – at stake! Who will fall? Who will rise to become a legend? It?s an extra helping of adventure, humor, drama and eye-candy that IGN.com calls “one of the best event books of the year.”
Avengers Classic #11, $2.99
AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE #11
COVER BY: STEVE UY
WRITER: DAN SLOTT and CHRISTOS N. GAGE
PENCILS and INKS: STEFANO CASELLI
“Killed in Action” Part 4 of 4: Worst Case Scenario
By now you know who KIA is, what he wants, and who he’s killed.
Initiative regulars, new recruits, and big name characters: no one’s been safe. And that’s never been more true than here at the bitter end. Join what’s left of the Initiative as they and the MIGHTY AVENGERS try to stop their greatest threat.
CAPTAIN AMERICA #37
COVER BY: JACKSON GUICE
WRITER: ED BRUBAKER
PENCILS and INKS: STEVE EPTING
ACT THREE OF “THE EPIC THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN AMERICA” STORY BEGINS!
With a new Cap now established, things go from bad to worse as the Red Skull makes an unexpected move for the very soul of America! And what was it that Sharon Carter saw at the end of the last issue? Act Three – The Man Who Bought America – begins here! By the most popular Cap team in years – Brubaker and Epting!
CAPTAIN MARVEL #5
COVER BY: ED MCGUINNESS
WRITER: BRIAN REED
PENCILS: LEE WEEKS
INKS: STEFANO GAUDIANO
The end is here. The truth of Mar-Vell’s trip to the future is revealed once and for all. Brian Reed (MS. MARVEL) and Lee Weeks (INCREDIBLE HULK) bring the last chapter of Captain Marvel’s saga to light as the Secret Invasion begins.
Ghost Rider #22, $2.99
Incredible Hercules #116, $2.99
IRON MAN #28
COVER BY: GERALD PAREL
WRITERS: DANIEL KNAUF & CHARLES KNAUF
PENCILS: ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Tony Stark is losing his mind and his freedom. Maya Hansen is becoming a pawn in the Mandarin’s genocidal game. And the leaders of S.H.I.E.L.D. are under house arrest, unable to take any action. With the international community about to decide their fate, Iron Man and his allies are in deep – so deep, we’ll need a double-sized issue to reveal what happens next!
IRON MAN: LEGACY OF DOOM #1
COVER BY: RON LIM
WRITER: DAVID MICHELINIE
PENCILS: RON LIM
INKS: BOB LAYTON
“A Knight in Hell”
Dr. Doom returns to menace Iron Man in the chilling and long-awaited conclusion of The Camelot Trilogy! Mephisto has apparently found a way to bring about The End Of Days and Tony Stark and Victor Von Doom must form an uneasy alliance to try and stop him. But all may not be as it seems. And it takes a journey to Hell itself before the shocking truth is revealed! Iron Man legends David Michelinie and Bob Layton are joined by penciler supreme Ron Lim to bring you the first part of an epic literally decades in the making!
Marvel Adventures Avengers #23, $2.99
Marvel Adventures Two-In-One #10, $4.99
Marvel Illustrated Iliad #5 (of 8), $2.99
POWERS ANNUAL #1
COVER BY: MICHAEL AVON OEMING
WRITERS: BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS & MICHAEL AVON OEMING
PENCILS: MICHAEL AVON OEMING
ALL NEW! A crime in the present opens up clues to another chapter in Walker’s colorful epic past! Award-winning writer and POWERS co-creator Mike Oeming steps out from behind the drawing table and joins Brian Bendis as writer of this epic self-contained story that also fits as a piece of the large puzzle being unveiled in the ongoing series!
48 PGS./Explicit Content…$4.95
POWERS is TM & © 2008 Jinxworld Inc. All Rights Reserved.
War Is Hell First Flight Phantom Eagle Max #2 (of 5), $3.99
Wolverine Origins #24, $2.99
World War Hulk Aftersmash Warbound #5 (of 5), $2.99
X-Factor #30 (X-Men Divided We Stand Tie-In), $2.99
X-MEN: DIVIDED WE STAND BOOK 1
COVER BY: BRANDON PETERSON
WRITERS: MIKE CAREY, MATT FRACTION, CRAIG KYLE, CHRISTOPHER YOST, and SKOTTIE YOUNG
PENCILS: BRANDON PETERSON, JAMIE MCKELVIE, SANA TAKEDA, and SKOTTIE YOUNG
In the wake of Messiah CompleX, there are no X-Men. But where does that leave the mutants that WERE X-Men? Some of the industry’s hottest creators bring you stories of your favorite mutants. Mike Carey (X-MEN, ULTIMATE FF) and Brandon Peterson (ULTIMATE EXTINCTION) bring you a tale of Cannonball and Husk. Matt Fraction (PUNISHER: WAR JOURNAL, IRON FIST) and Jamie McKelvie (Suburban Glamour, Phonogram) tell a story about Nightcrawler. Craig Kyle & Christ Yost (X-FORCE) and Sana Takeda (Drain) take you to Wakanda for a tale of Storm, Black Panther and Neznho. And Skottie Young (NEW X-MEN) writes and draws a story about your favorite New X-Man Anole.
HOWARD THE DUCK: MEDIA DUCKLING TPB
COVER BY: JUAN BOBILLO
WRITERS: TY TEMPLETON and STEVE GERBER
PENCILS: JUAN BOBILLO, FRANK BRUNNER, and ROGER LANGRIDGE
Grab your guns and camcorders and start shooting, it’s DUCK SEASON! Marvel’s favorite furious fowl, Howard, and his faithful friend with benefits, Beverly, begin their journey to destroy the internet, radio and television – courtesy of Ty (SHE-HULK) Templeton and Juan (SHE-HULK) Bobillo. SEE Howard face mighty hunters with mighty guns on MeTube! SEE Beverly in nothing but fig leaves! SEE grown men dressed as bunnies! And who is that giant headed guy taking A.I.M. at our heroes? HINT: It starts with “MODO?” Just when you thought it was safe to read comics again… and Marvel has to do THIS?!? Collecting HOWARD THE DUCK #1-4, HOWARD THE DUCK #1 (1976) and material from CIVIL WAR: CHOOSING SIDES.
MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS VOL. 5: SOME ASSEMBLING REQUIRED
COVER BY: TOM GRUMMETT
WRITERS: JEFF PARKER and TY TEMPLETON
PENCILS: CAFU, RONAN CLIQUET, CARLOS ALBERTO FERNANDEZ URBANO, and STEPHAN MOLNA
Facing the foes no single super hero could withstand! When global threats surface, they must contend with the combined might of: Captain America! Storm! Iron Man! The Hulk! Giant-Girl! Wolverine! Spider-Man! It’s all-ages action in the Mighty Marvel Manner featuring classic team members Hawkeye, the Vision, Hercules and Quicksilver! Collecting MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS #16-19.
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: CAPTAIN MARVEL VOL. 3 HC (and VARIANT)
COVER BY: JIM STARLIN
WRITERS: JIM STARLIN, MIKE FRIEDRICH, STEVE ENGLEHART, GERRY CONWAY, and MARV WOLFMAN
PENCILS: JIM STARLIN and WAYNE BORING
He’s back and better than ever – the hero that wouldn’t die, Captain Marvel! After a few years in hiatus, mighty Marvel’s space-born super hero returned, and under the aegis of writer/artist Jim Starlin, his story would achieve a scale never before imagined! Stripping the Kree Captain down to his very core and forcing him through a gauntlet of past opponents, Starlin then brought to the fore one of Marvel’s pre-eminent cosmic menaces for the very first time: the mad Titan, Thanos. With the stage set and the players from unearthly entity Eon to Drax the Destroyer and the mighty Avengers pulled into fray, the good Captain led the fight against Thanos and his Cosmic Cube in a confrontation that would redefine super-hero epics forever! Featuring an introduction by Jim Starlin and an extensive selection of bonuses, this Marvel Masterworks volume is the definitive collection of the creative arc that defined Captain Marvel! Collecting CAPTAIN MARVEL #22-33 and IRON MAN #55.
MARVEL ZOMBIES: DEAD DAYS HC
COVER BY: ARTHUR SUYDAM
WRITERS: ROBERT KIRKMAN, MARK MILLAR, and REGINALD HUDLIN
PENCILS: SEAN PHILLIPS, GREG LAND, MITCH BREITWEISER, and FRANCIS PORTELA
At last – experience the birth of the Marvel Zombies as told by the creative team of the best-selling limited series, and then witness their rise as they attempt to slake their hunger across two universes! First, Kirkman and Phillips pull out all the stops as they reveal the secret story of the day the Marvel Heroes became brain-eating monsters! Next, follow the Marvel Zombies into the pages of Millar and Land’s ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR! Reed Richards has used his scientific genius to contact an Earth in a surprisingly familiar parallel dimension – and he’s ready to visit! But nothing could have prepared him for the world he’s about to enter! And when the zombiefied FF escape from their Baxter Building prison in the wake of Dr. Doom’s return, get ready for the deadly debut of the Frightful Four! Finally, get out the hot sauce, True Believer – it’s slobberin’ time! In Hudlin and Portela’s BLACK PANTHER, the mainstream Marvel Universe’s New Fantastic Four just made a wrong turn on the dimensional super highway – and they’ve landed in the middle of Zombie-verse! And if that weren’t bad enough, they’ve parked their butts on that universe’s Skrull Planet! If the Black Panther, Storm, the Human Torch and the Thing can’t come up with the perfect escape plan, they’re going to be the next hors de’ourve for Zombie Galacti and Zombie Skrulls intent of eating the entire universe! Collecting MARVEL ZOMBIES: DEAD DAYS; ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #21-23 and #30-32, and BLACK PANTHER #28-30.
PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL VOL. 3: HUNTER HUNTED PREMIERE HC
COVER BY: ARIEL OLIVETTI
WRITER: MATT FRACTION
PENCILS: ARIEL OLIVETTI, CORY WALKER, SCOTT WEGENER, and HOWARD CHAYKIN
The reintroduction of a classic, brutal and bloodthirsty Kraven the Hunter! A bank robbery goes violently wrong – leaving the Rhino on the lam, running from the long arm of the law and, of course, the Punisher. As Frank Castle looks to settle the score with an old foe, the Hunter stalks the same prey, building himself the ultimate menagerie – a living, breathing super-human zoo! Add Spider-Man into this mix as the lone voice of sanity, and you’ve got chocolate and peanut butter with bullets dipped in it. Delicious! Violent! Explodey! Plus: With WORLD WAR HULK in full swing and New York shut off from the outside world, who’s left to protect those left behind? Frank @#$%!@!* Castle, that’s who – and he’s none too thrilled. As the insatiable Mung the Inconceivable rampages alone through lower Manhattan, Frank and Clarke help a small band of refugees hold back his relentless onslaught. Collecting PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #12-17.
SPIDER-MAN (IRON MAN/HULK) MAGAZINE
COVER BY: CLAYTON HENRY
WRITERS: JEFF PARKER, FRED VAN LENTE, and PAUL BENJAMIN
PENCILS: MANUEL GARCIA, JAMES CORDEIRO, and DAVID NAKAYAMA
It’s Spider-Man’s amazing adventures in the Wall-Crawler’s very own magazine! Read more stories of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man and his spectacular friends Iron Man and the Hulk. See how brilliant scientist Bruce Banner was cursed to transform into the rampaging Hulk! Marvel as Iron Man takes on the Plantman in the ultimate Nature vs. Technology grudge match! Collecting MARVEL ADVENTURES AVENGERS #4, MARVEL ADVENTURES IRON MAN #3, MARVEL ADVENTURES HULK #1 plus a brand-new Iron Man and Hulk tale and tons of extras that will knock your socks off!
SPIDER-MAN: BRAND NEW DAY BIANCHI POSTER
24×36 Color Poster…$7.99
Amazing Spider-Girl #19 Incentive Skrull Face Variant – [PI]
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2 #549 DF Exclusive John Romita Sr Variant Cover Signed By John Romita Sr $29.99
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2 #549 DF Exclusive John Romita Sr Variant Cover Signed By Romita And Guggenheim $69.99
New-Gen #1 APNG Custom Comic (Free)
Silver Surfer In Thy Name #1 Michael Turner Signed Cover CGC 9.8 $99.99
Thor Vol 3 #1 3rd Ptg Michael Turner Sketch Cover CGC 9.8 $79.99
Ultimate Spider-Man #111 WWC Joe Quesada Variant Cover Signed $39.99