Comic Book Shelf

by Alan Rapp on August 16, 2006

in Comics

Hey there true believers!  Today marks our first Comic Book Shelf edition.  Want to know what’s getting released today at the old comic shop but too busy, or lazy (not that there’s anything wrong with that), to bother?  Well no sweat Bat-fans as we’ve got the scoop of what comics and graphic novels are hitting the shelves today. 

This week’s releases include new issues of The Flash, Ghost Rider, Hellblazer, Nightwing, Deadman, Iron Man, Wonder Woman, Swamp Thing, , and more!

If your looking for graphic novels there’s Identity Crisis, Decimation: Son of M, Plastic Man Archives, Spider-Woman: Origin Premiere, The Ultimate X-Men Volume 6 and more.  For the full list check inside…

Wonder-Powers Activate.  Here’s what’s hitting the shelves in your local comic book shops today.

DC Comics:

52 #15 – Week 15 of DC’s year long storyline examining a world without its three major heroes – Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman.  This week learn the origin of Metamorpho and watch as a superhero falls. [$2.50]

Birds of Prey #97 – The Huntress and Black Canary try to bring Black Alice to the side of good. [$2.99]

The Flash: Fastest Man Alive $3 – The Flash finds new competition when a mysterious new super-speed hero shows up in Keystone City. [$2.99]

Green Lantern Corps #3 – A Green Lantern is laid to rest as his murderer is brought to justice. [$2.99]

Nightwing #123 – Nightwing deals with a new arsonist who has his friends and allies in his sights. {$2.99]

Robin #153 – Robin teams up with Captain Boomerang searching forgotten super-villain hideouts for a nuclear weapon. [$2.99]

Supergirl #9 – Kara discovers some events from One Year Later including the disappearance of Paradise Island, Superboy dead, and Kara’s unlikely new boyfriend. [$2.99]

Wonder Woman #2 – Wonder Girl confronts the new Wonder Woman then must choose whether or not to help her fight off Giganta. [$2.99]

Marvel Comics:

Black Panther #18 – T’Challa and the X-Men’s own Storm make the plunge down the aisle with many a Marvel hero on hand for the special occasion. [$3.99]

Civil War: X-Men #2 – Bishop races to find the missing 198 before the other X-Men can find them. [$2.99]

Claws #1 – Wolverine and the Black Cat find themselves the prey of fortune hunters. [$3.99]

Ghost Rider #2 – Johnny Blaze escapes from Hell but has to hunt down Lucifer, who came up with our hero to create a new hell on earth. [$2.99]

Iron Man #11 – Tony Stark tries to discover the truth about the assassinations taking place around the globe as his Avenger teammates begin to turn against him. [$2.99]

Marvel Adventures The Avengers #4 – Ultron, Baron Zemo, The Leader, and The Abomination team-up to take on The Avengers as The Masters of Evil. [2.99]

Sensational Spider-Man #29 – The Chameleon shows up to gather a new team of super-villains to take on the wall crawler. [2.99]

Ultimate Fantastic Four #32 – The Fantastic Four fight their zombie counterparts from an alternate earth. [$2.99]

Vertigo, Wildstorm & Dark Horse Comics:

100 Bullets #75 – Agent Graves once again gives out the infamous briefcase, but what will Lono’s involvement mean on this new deal?  [$2.99]

The Boys #1 – Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson join together to create a new comic about a group of super-powered people who make sure the world’s heroes never go too far. [$2.99]

Conan #31 – The story adaptation of Robert E. Howard’s The Hall of the Dead comes to a close as Conan battles an old foe and an army of undead warriors. [$2.99]

Deadman #1 – Relaunch of the classic DC character in the darker and sexier Vertigo line as the death of Brandon Cayce, by the hands of his brother, begins a strange new afterlife experience. [$2.99}

Hellblazer #223 – Constantine repays a debt to a dying magus as London itself seems to be dying as well. [$2.99]

Rex Mundi #1 – In Paris Doctor Julien Sauniere continues his investigation of a stolen medieval scroll which will take him into the ancient catacombs of Paris and discoveries of ancient secrets waiting to be revealed about Judas. [$2.99]

Rokkin #2 – After being left for dead, Arness is granted a wondrous power from a magical stone and searches for allies to help him on his quest. [$2.99]

Swamp Thing #29 – Swamp Thing is reunited with Abby and Tefe. [$2.99]

Graphic Novels:

Cable & Deadpool Volume 5: Living Legends – Collects Cable/Deadpool issues #25-29. [13.99]

Decimation: Son of M – The once powerful offspring of Magneto, Pietro Maximoff AKA Quicksilver, deals with the remains of his life.  The trade paperback collects issues 1-6 from the Son of M mini-series. [$13.99]

The Essential Luke Cage Power Man Volume 2 – Collects Power Man issues #28-49 & Annual #1 as Luke Cage battles Zzzax, Chemistro, Gideon Mace, and teams up with Iron Fist. [$16.99]

Identity Crisis – Collects the seven issue mini-series about the death of a superhero’s wife as the JLA fights to protect their own loved ones and bring the murderer to justice. [$14.99]

Iron Man: Inevitable – Collects Iron Man: Inevitable issues #1-6 as old shellhead battles longtime enemies who return for revenge. [$14.99]

Plastic Man Archives #8 – Hardcover collection includes Plastic Man issues #9-10 and Police Comics issues #72-77 following the adventures of “the pliable paladin.”  [$49.99]

Robin: Days of Fire and Madness – Collects Robin issues #140-145 where he is recruited by the mysterious Vetran, deals with a gang war, and learns of a resurrection of an old foe in Bludhaven. [$12.99]

Spider-Woman: Origin Premiere – Collects the all new origin and first adventures of Jessica Drew from Spider-Woman: Origin issues #1-5. [$19.99]

Ultimate X-Men Volume 6 – Deluxe hardcover edition collects Ultimate X-Men issues #58-65 and Annual #1.  Wolverine and Juggernaut return, Lady Deathstrike makes her first appearance, and the X-Men take on Magneto, Emma Frost, and the agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. [$29.99]

Previous post:

Next post: