Comic Book Shelf

by Alan Rapp on October 25, 2006

in Comics

Hey there true believers!  Today the eleventh issue of our Comic Book Shelf edition hits our newsstand.  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 Planetary, Daredevil, Trials of Shazam!, Astro City: The Dark Age Book 2, New Avengers, Superman/Batman Annual, Ultimate Spider-Man, Seven Soldiers, Deathblow, and more!

If you’re looking for graphic novels you don’t want to miss Black Panther: The Bride, Supergirl and The Legion of Super-Heroes: Strange Visitors from Another Century, Daredevil: The Devil, Inside and Out, Heroes Reborn: The Fantastic Four, Showcase Presents the Phantom Stranger Vol. 1, and more.

For the full list check inside…

Here’s what’s new and hitting your local comic book store today true believers!

DC Comics:

Justice #8 (of 12) – Villains decide to strike at the friends and loved-ones of the heroes. [$3.50]

Seven Soldiers #1 – From the hit mini-series comes the new on-going adventures of the unlikely super-team of Klarion, Zatanna, Mister Miracle, The Shining Knight, The Manhattan Guardian, Bulleteer, and Frankenstein. [$2.99]

Supergirl and The Legion of the Super-Heroes #23 – Supergirl on Krypton?! [$2.99]

Superman/Batman Annual – Find out how Batman and Superman discovered each other’s secret identities, why Deathstroke hunts Batman, and what Ultraman and Owlman have to do with it. [$3.99]

Trials of Shazam! #3 (of 12) – Why does the Council of Merlin not want Freddy Freeman to regain his powers? [$2.99]

Marvel Comics:

Daredevil #90 – Daredevil is on the hunt in Paris, but is he the hunter or the prey? [$2.99]

New Avengers #24 – Whose side will The Sentry choose in this “Civil War” tie-in? [$2.99]

New Excalibur #12 – The final days of Camelot as the group takes on dragons. [$2.99]

Ultimate Spider-Man #101 – The Ultimate Clone Saga continues with the return of Carnage. [$2.99]

X-Men #192 – The X-Men take on the Children. [$2.99]

Vertigo, Wildstorm & Dark Horse Comics:

Astro City: The Dark Age Book 2 #1 – Kurt Busiek returns to his Astro City tales with this 16 issue Dark Age epic. [$2.99]

Deathblow #1 – The first issue following the exploits of Michael Cray, codename: Deathblow, his journey of self-discovery, and all the people he must kill along the way. [$2.99]

Planetary #26 – Elijah Snow vs. Randall Dowling for the first and last time in the battle the entire series has been building to, plus a special surprise for Planetary fans. [$2.99]

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic #9 – Secret motivations and troubled history are revealed.  The Sith War might be over but an oversight allows dark influences to take hold amidst the Jedi Order. [$2.99]

Wetworks: Worldstorm #2 – Monsters now walk among us as Dane and company investigate mysterious killings and a werewolf cop is grilled for information. [$2.99]

Graphic Novels:

American Virgin Vol. 1: Head – Trade paperback collection of the first four issues of American Virgin following Adam Chamberlain, the head of the national virginity movement. [$9.99]

Black Panther: The Bride – T’Challa begins his quest to find a Queen for his kingdom and he has his eyes set on a certain X-Man in this trade paperback collection of Black Panther issues #14-18. [$14.99]

Daredevil: The Devil, Inside and Out Vol. 1 – Trade paperback collection of Daredevil issues #82-87 as Daredevil finds his world spinning out of control and questioning just how far he will go to get back what’s his. [$14.99]

Heroes Reborn: Fantastic Four – Trade paperback collection of the series relaunch featuring Galactus, the Mole Man, S.H.I.E.L.D., and more from Fantastic Four issues #1-12. [$29.99]

Star Wars: Empire Vol. 6 In The Shadows of Their Fathers – Luke and Leia travel to Jabim to recruit allies for the rebellion setting in motion betrayal and attracting the attention of the Dark Lord of the Sith in this trade paperback collection that also sheds new light on Anakin Skywalker’s actions at the Battle of Jabim during the Clone Wars. [$17.99]

Supergirl and The Legion of Super-Heroes: Strange Visitors from Another Century – Trade paperback collection of Supergirl finding herself 1,001 years in the future with the Legion, including The Legion of Super-Heroes issues #14-15 and Supergirl and The Legion of Super-Heroes issues #16-19. [$14.99]

Showcase Presents The Phantom Stranger Vol. 1 – Trade paperback collection reprinting Showcase #80 and The Phantom Stranger issues #1-21 as the Stranger deals with the world of the mystical and supernatural. [$16.99]

Young Avengers Vol. 2: Family Matters Premiere – The Young Avengers take on the greatest challenge of their lives – their parents!  This collection of Young Avengers issues #7-12 and Young Avengers Special #1 gets the Premiere hardcover treatment here. [$22.99]

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